Vegansexuals are people who do not eat any meat or animal products, and who choose not to be sexually intimate with non-vegan partners whose bodies, they say, are made up of dead animals.
The term in question, Vegansexuality, was coined by Dr. Annie Potts, Co-Director for New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies around the year 2007. And it’s becoming quite trendy now!
Potts described vegansexuals as people who lead a cruelty-free lifestyle and prefer to be exclusively intimate with like-minded individuals. Ultimately eliminating carnivores as optional bedmates.
While most vegansexuals confirm that animal cruelty is the deal-breaker, some of them dislike everything about meat eaters.
“The body odour [of meat eaters] is pungent. Their sweat is extremely smelly. Their spit, and all their body fluids, are strong and stinky. Vegetarian people are not so smelly,” — Said Janna Cunnigham, a 46-year-old vegan from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Much of the feedback goes on to perpetuated the idea that vegetarians, and especially vegans, are prim, fussy or against pleasure. However, Potts disagrees. Describing vegansexuals as people who are very much into pleasure.
“They’re passionate about their food, they enjoy wine, they like fashion, and they love their sex,” she explained. “And for them, attraction and pleasure seem to be intensified when they’re with an intimate partner who endorses a similar compassionate, cruelty-free lifestyle.” –Potts said
As a vegan herself, with a vegan partner for more than 16-years, Potts says she’s perplexed that omnivores are taking such objection to people making choices about sexual partners based on compatibility and similarity.
“This shouldn’t be such a big deal,” she said. “But it does seem to have struck a nerve.”