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eco- +‎ sexual, after the pattern of metrosexual and retrosexual.[1]


ecosexual (plural ecosexuals)

  1. An environmentally conscious person whose adherence to green living extends to their romantic and/or sexual life (particularly their choice of partner).
    • 2006 November, Stefanie Olsen, “In search of a nice Gaia”, in San Francisco:
      Ecosexuals are an evolving breed of city dweller for whom keeping green is every bit as important in their romantic life as in their choice of household cleanser, dinner food, or wall paint.

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  1. ^ Kerry Maxwell, "Ecosexual", BuzzWord from Macmillan Dictionary, 24 September 2007