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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Can porn save the planet? 

I've always found most of the people involved in environmentalist work to be somewhat boring and humourless - like many trade union activists, I support them but I wouldn't want a night out with them. But now, coming along to single-handedly change that impression, it's an eco-friendly porn site, FuckForForest.com. Here's this from an article about it:

Tommy and Leona are having sex on a tree stump in the middle of a Norwegian clear-cut. Leona, with a mop of brown dreads and a lip ring, looks dreamily across the demolished forest as Tommy, a little shaggy in nothing but a knit hat, works his magic.
A few minutes earlier, Leona and Tommy stood at the same spot lecturing about the evils of industrial forestry. But now they're moaning in feral ecstasy, overcoming the powerful negativity of the place -- the broken branches and dried-out logs -- with the juices of the life force itself.


Notorious in Norway after being brought to court for having promotional sex in public, this group is now based in Berlin. Videos from here include such sights as Leona beating another naked woman with a huge leek, and flesh piles in the city's night clubs.

Entirely consensual and romantic - the site is run by Tommy, Leona and their friends - this doesn't have the female exploitation problems involved with some of PETA's poster campaigns, for example; and unlike sites like Veg Porn it's designed purely for the purposes of raising money for environmentalist causes (rather than for kinky tofu kicks).

Unfortunately, it seems that most of these causes are much happier to reinforce the traditional environmentalist image than raise money, and have been refusing to take the site's donations. Given that FFF has raised $100,000 in less than a year, this prudishness is completely inexplicable. But, meanwhile, the site continues to do its work and has been cutting out the middle man to help good projects directly. Good stuff.

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