Sunday, August 5, 2007

Vegansexuals: Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Game

What do you call someone that says he or she doesn't want to have sex with meat-eaters because their bodies are made up of animal carcasses? "Crazy," "judgmental," "hypocritical," and "moronic" seem to work pretty well. Ask me on the right day and I'll even accept "moral." Only problem is those terms are too typical. You need something that will catch reader attention and hopefully get people to think that you're a leading expert on these types of people. Maybe you can even get other to think that you've discovered a totally new breed of human by inventing a word. How about "vegansexual?"

That's exactly what you'll find in a story from New Zealand's Christchurch Press about these so called vegansexuals. The articles says:

The co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Human and Animal Studies at Canterbury University, Annie Potts, said she coined the term after doing research on the lives of "cruelty-free consumers".

Cruelty-Free Consumption in New Zealand: A National Report on the Perspectives and Experiences of Vegetarians and other Ethical Consumers asked 157 people nationwide about everything from battery chickens to sexual preferences.

Many female respondents described being attracted to people who ate meat, but said they did not want to have sex with meat-eaters because their bodies were made up of animal carcasses.

"It's a whole new thing – I have not come across it before," said Potts.

People that choose the lifestyle described above don't bother me. Logically speaking, they probably wouldn't be into oral so it's not like I'm missing out. On a side note, I tried looking for an image of a sexy vegan for this post but failed miserably.

What bothers me are people like Annie Potts that just have to coin a term so they can be known for something, even if it's as ridiculous as naming percentage of a percentage of people. Based on Potts's research, a group of less than 157 people is all it takes to be considered a totally different type of vegan, let alone a newly discovered sexual lifestyle.

You know why Potts hasn't "come across it before?" There's no such thing as a vegansexual. But there is such a thing as people that choose not to have sex with a particular person for whatever reason they see fit. It's called having standards. Incidentally, people also need to have standards for word usage because there's no need to go come up with new buzzwords to describe every little phenomenon they come across. Just file it under the weird column. You'll know what I mean after reading some of the quotes from various people in that article.


Xombie said...

I prefer not to have sex with fat chicks. I'm a skinnysexual. I'm also a bigoltittysexual, a landingstripsexual, and usually an inebriatedsexual.

SpudMuffin said...

I had to chuckle at the fact that it was female vegans who said they wouldn't have sex with non-vegans. There are some pretty extremist vegan girls I could picture letting loose a line like that, but I can't even picture a single male vegan saying it.

Wait...I don't know any male vegans.