Sonja Semyonova calls herself an “ecosexual.” She’s 45, lives in Canada, and according to recent media reports, has an erotic relationship with an oak tree. We understand if you don’t want to keep reading.
Semyonova – a self-described “Self-intimacy guide, Somatic s*x educator in training and erotic storyteller” – says she doesn’t actually have sex with the oak tree (or any of its branches), according to the NY Post. But it sure as hell seems to beat another human being with body parts.
“The presence I feel with the tree is what I’m looking for but that’s a fantasy with a person. I had been craving that rush of erotic energy that comes when you meet a new partner and that is not sustainable,” she said.
Given that people have actual relationships with inanimate objects, I guess this shouldn’t be too surprising.
Semyonova moved to Vancouver Island in 2020 and noticed the oak tree, which she felt an immediate connection with. That connection would soon become “erotic.”
It’s unclear what she was like in 2019, or if she just completely lost her shit when the pandemic started.
But Semyonova is not alone. In fact, there’s a whole community behind ecosexuality.
According to Here Come The Ecosexuals – something we’re not really sure how to describe, but it’s led by “Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle [who] live and work together in Boulder Creeks’s coastal redwood forest and in an old Victorian cottage in San Francisco” – the primary definition of the word “ecosexual” is “A person that finds nature romantic, sensual and sexy.”
If we haven’t ruined your day yet, here’s a trailer for a film these two gems made together.