Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, the ‘ecosexuals’ hosting joyful weddings to the Earth

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

When long-time partners Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens married the Earth in 2008, it was an exuberant affair in the verdant redwoods of Santa Cruz, California, attended by more than 300 green-garbed, jubilant guests.

There were performances: two artists bound by a boa constrictor, a striptease opera singer and a spanking session with long-stemmed roses in lieu of paddles. As Sprinkle and Stephens read their vows to honor and cherish the Earth, they asked the guests to take them, too. Each attendee was gifted a bag of soil and asked to inhale the scent.


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