‘Vege-Sexual’ Has Become A Real Thing In 2007

By

Annie Potts

From The New York Times
By Jeff Stryker

Forget homo-, bi- or even metro-: the latest prefix in sexuality is vegan-, as in “vegansexual.” In a study released in May, Annie Potts, a researcher at the University of Canterbury and a director of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, surveyed 157 vegans and vegetarians (120 of them women) on the topic of cruelty-free living. The questions ranged from attitudes about eating meat to keeping pets to wearing possum fur to, yes, “cruelty-free sex” — that is, “rejecting meat eaters as intimate partners.”

Tango’s Take
We’re glad that Annie Potts is still kicking it. We thought her portrayal of Janine the receptionist from Ghostbusters was one of the more convincing uptight admins of our lifetimes. Then came Designing Women. She really held her own with Dixie Carter and Delta Burke not to mention Jean Smart and Meshach Taylor. Well done. And now this. Great times.

Tango did an interview with Alicia Silverstone a while back (check it out here) and she seemed like the first celebrity to get on this no sex with barbarian meat-eaters thing. It’s probably a good idea to make that known up-front in a relationship. It’s pointless getting to like someone and then find out that everything they do repulses you or what we call ‘Week 2.’ At any rate, this reminds us of a line by Deadeye Dick in the song “New Age Girl”: “She don’t eat meat but she sure like the bone.”

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