Green movement’s next big thing: the Clima-Sutra
Good news for all the eco warriors out there – sex is the new green when it comes to saving the planet.
Forget about the Kama Sutra, it’s about to be replaced by the “Clima-Sutra” in the form of a brave new handbook titled Eco-Sex. And author Stefanie Iris Weiss says it’s the most fun she’s ever had researching a book as she personally tried and reviewed every item it uncovers.
Due to hit the bookshelves on March 31, Eco-Sex reportedly leaves no stone unturned in promoting bonking as a means of saving the planet. That ranges from, but is by no means limited to, hand-cranked sex toys, bio-degradable latex condoms and “healthy” bamboo underwear.
Weiss told Reuters that if an ecologically sustainable life between the sheets hasn’t crossed your mind, you’re still a “total environmental neophyte”.
“I have always wanted to write a sex book. I am a very committed greenie, and I have been a vegetarian for 20 years. I saw a gap in the market and I couldn’t believe no one had written about this topic,” Weiss, 38, said.
“I think green sex is having its moment right now. I think it is the next big thing in green. People are realizing that their every day, most intimate habits, are deeply connected to this horrible crisis we are in,” she said
Weiss also interviewed raw food chefs to get recipes for aphrodisiac meals for two, and suggests biking (no, not bonking) as the ideal first eco-date. She also recommends natural latex mattresses but warns they are less bouncy than those made of springs, coils and synthetic foam (if that’s what rocks your boat).
She also lists a vast range of natural or organic cosmetics, and “resources for eco-sexy bling - because neither diamonds nor gold are a self-respecting green girl’s best friend”.
As for flowers for your sweetheart, according to Weiss, the true eco-sexual would grow them in the backyard, or buy them locally from a farmers’ market rather than relying on a florists’ carbon footprint for delivery.
“Some people are going to make fun of the notion of eco-sex. I expect that” she says.
“But eco-sex doesn’t have to be tame, you can be passionate in bed and about Mother Earth without coming off like you’re (a hippie) trapped on the set of ‘Hair the Musical.’”
Now guys, if you’re thinking you can use Green Sex and “Let’s do it for Mother Earth” as just another counter to the old , “Not now darling, I’ve got a headache,” there is a serious side to it which could separate the died in the wool Greenies from pale Kermit imitations.
According to Weiss, the ultimate carbon offset is to choose sex that does not result in having babies.
“The No. 1 thing people can do to be an eco-sexual is to have fewer kids, or have none at all,” she said.
“I think over-population is an important conversation for people to have. It is something people think about in terms of third world countries. But it is also a conversation that would benefit us in America to have,” she said.
That does not bode well for PM Kevin’s Rudd’s hopes for a Big Australia of 35 million by 2050 unless we want to achieve that by immigration alone. Hopefully not, but with five grandkids I’ve done my bit so I’ll leave it up to you lot to decide if you want to make green the new black when it comes to sex.
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