3. phytophilia or herbophilia or chlorophilia or dendraphilia or scopophilia: attraction/ obsession of seeing, smelling, feeling, touching and having sexual relations with plants, tree and flowers. 

professionals classify these as dissorders and mental illnesses. some people just call it an intense love of such objects. this particular type of paraphilia/mania (or dissorder) is different from most, being that it is of an actual living organism. just exactly how it is. it grows. it lives. it feeds. it pollinates.

this topic I have always been fascinated by. the flower itself is very supple and feminine. one can take a closer look and see it in a beautiful sexual nature. 

quote from “the orchid thief” by susan orlean:

“ the point is … that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that  pollinates it.  there’s a certain orchid [that] looks exactly like a certain insect.  the insect is drawn to this flower, its double, its soul mate, and wants nothing more than to make love to it.  after the insect flies off, it spots another soul mate flower and makes love to it, thus pollinating it.  and neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking.

how could they know that because of their little dance, the world lives?  but it does. by simply doing what they are designed to do, something large and magnificent happens. In this sense, they show us how to live. how the only barometer you have is your heart.  how when you spot your flower you can’t let anything get in your way.”

lillies: henry hargreaves