There's getting back in touch with nature, and then there's what these people do. In the voluminous permutations of human sexuality, so called ecosexualists are getting frisky with plants, moss and even good, old-fashioned dirt. That's right, people are getting down and dirty with actual dirt.
"The Earth is our lover," reads Sexecology.org, an ecosexualist fan site. "We are madly, passionately and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection."
Artist collective Pony Express is looking to turn ecosexuality into a total sensory experience. According to a fundraising page on Pozible.com, the so-called Ecosexual Bathhouse will run in Melbourne, Australia's Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria from May 6 to 16.
"Plunge into the world of inter-species sexual signaling and test the boundaries of evolution and inhibition," the group entices. "The bathhouse combines elements of installation, performance and media to create a complete sensory environment, facilitating a diverse and playful array of human ecological interactions."
According to a Mashable profile on the group, the project's stated aim is to raise environmental awareness, and they're not actually suggesting that participants perform penetrative sexual acts with plant life.
The entire experience is expected to take roughly 45 minutes to complete.
Watch a promotional video for the exhibit here.