Meet the vegansexuals

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You are what you eat

Meet the vegansexuals. Another woman, also a vegan, declared: “I believe we are what we consume, so I really struggle with bodily fluids, especially sexually.

So far, they have few supporters. Even PETA disagrees: “Sex is a very effective form of outreach and activism,” said Dan Shannon, a PETA spokesman, and 10-year veteran vegan, who thought meat eaters could be converted by their partners.

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Also via the Independent:

Meat-eaters off the menu for vegans who are looking for love
By Kathy Marks, Asia-Pacific Correspondent
Published: 01 August 2007

There are heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals and metrosexuals. And now there are vegansexuals.

Mainstream vegans refrain from eating meat or animal products, such as milk or eggs. They would not be seen dead in leather shoes or a silk scarf. And some, according to a New Zealand study, avoid having sex with meat-eaters, finding the idea morally repugnant, as well as ethically unacceptable. “I couldn’t think of kissing lips that allow dead animal pieces to pass between them,” one vegan from Auckland told researchers.

The study, conducted by the New Zealand Centre for Human and Animal Studies, based at Canterbury University, looked at the lifestyles of New Zealanders seeking to live a “cruelty-free existence”. Vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians (vegetarians who eat fish) and carnivores were asked for their views on everything from fishing, horse racing and battery chickens to their sexual preferences.

The centre’s co-director, Annie Potts, told the Christchurch newspaper The Press yesterday that she was startled to discover that quite a number of vegans, mainly women, routinely avoided sex with meat-eaters. They explained that they considered the bodies of carnivores to be made up of animal carcasses.

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