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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby hotmess » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:22 am

My first year on burn night I rode past a playa blow job in the middle of no where. Two guys wearing top hats. We circled around with our head lamps pointed towards the action. The best part was the guy giving managed to give us a thumbs up without taking a breaking from the job at hand.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:29 am

MyDearFriend wrote:I am calling bullshit on this, dude, cause once you start pouring Jaeger you are not stopping that quick. :?

Are you? :shock:


We can test it if you like. The drink, I mean! :oops:
I'm not a fan of Jaeger (hate it actually) but I adapted "Sex on the Beach" to our culture.
Maybe I should swap Orange Juide for Gatorade.... :roll:
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby B the B » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:15 am

I rode by a hot looking couple fucking in the middle of nowhere, with some guy with a high tech camera snapping shots of them as they did the bone dance. I suppose in defaultia I would have stopped to watch the show for a bit, but at burning man, it was just another piece of art. I smiled and waved at them as I rode by and they smiled back, it was somehow normal as can be. In BRC anyway.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Sail Man » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:44 pm

I bet you'd see none of that in Comfort and Joy :wink:
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby peace » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:20 pm

Well....the very first day of my very first burning man I saw Steve Layba (?? I think was his name) and a woman do a show on a flatbed truck (rape, skin carving and sodomy with a bottle of Jack after he finished it) That was when I really knew I was in for a differnet kind of week. However, I think those days may be gone. I have to admit i didn't enjoy it at the time - they parked right next to our camp too - but I might appreciate it now. who'd of thought I'd get so nostagic?
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:23 pm

Waaaaay back in 2000, which was my first and only (so far) burn (all fingers and toes crossed for 2012 to be my second), I guess things were (quite) a bit raunchier. I remember stumbling into a village, called, I think, either the Red Light District or, perhaps, the Black Light District, in which there were a number of couples (maybe just one? But maybe a few...) having very public sex on their campsites, with -- I'm fairly certain -- the intent to be seen. My memory of the scene is a bit hazy, but I kind of remember it being an "adults only" area and that one knew, when entering, to expect to see sexually-explicit art/performance.

I don't know if this is indicative of the culture having changed, or if 2000 was just a weird year, or if that was just a weird village, or what.

EDIT: There was also a "Great Canadian Beaver-Eating Contest" that year. Not sure if it was literally so, or if it was just a double entendre. A (male) neighbour from the Temple of Love came over to our camp one morning looking for a (female) teammate. We all politely declined. A few hours later, he had found somebody, and he brought her around to meet us (he was an unusual but very lovely neighbour).
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:03 am

I think it's less a matter of the culture having changed per se, than it is of pressures from BLM and other government agencies to put that stuff back underground. The candian beaver eating was alive and well into 2005, at least, but I think they no longer happen.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:59 am

This is wrong:

catinthefunnyhat wrote: (he was an unusual but very lovely neighbour).


What I meant was, he was an unusual AND very lovely neighbour. He made us, a bunch of (mostly) noobs, feel welcome and wanted and at home on the playa. Everyone in my camp was very fond of him.

theCryptofishist wrote:I think it's less a matter of the culture having changed per se, than it is of pressures from BLM and other government agencies to put that stuff back underground. The candian beaver eating was alive and well into 2005, at least, but I think they no longer happen.


I guess I see why this has to happen, since BM still takes place in the context of a broader culture. But it's too bad, since sexuality is such a major part of being alive for so many people, that the exploration of it as a cultural/artistic medium has to be "underground," both on the playa and elsewhere. I get that not everyone needs to see/be a part of it, but I think the playa provided a special opportunity for that to happen in a non-commercial/non-commodified (and hopefully non-exploitative) setting. (And I say this as someone whose sexuality and sexual life are quite private, even by the standards of defaultia. I'm not one of those explorers, but I have a lot of admiration for those who are).

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:27 am

catinthefunnyhat wrote:I guess I see why this has to happen, since BM still takes place in the context of a broader culture. But it's too bad, since sexuality is such a major part of being alive for so many people, that the exploration of it as a cultural/artistic medium has to be "underground," both on the playa and elsewhere. I get that not everyone needs to see/be a part of it, but I think the playa provided a special opportunity for that to happen in a non-commercial/non-commodified (and hopefully non-exploitative) setting. (And I say this as someone whose sexuality and sexual life are quite private, even by the standards of defaultia. I'm not one of those explorers, but I have a lot of admiration for those who are).

Ticks me off, too.

catinthefunnyhat wrote:Aside: Cryptofishy, I want to thank you for being such a great eplaya guide to me. Not that you're the only one, by any means, but you've been so helpful and informative. Thanks.

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby dr.placebo » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm

I am not a sex expert, but IMHO the playa is more sexualized than all but a few public places in the U.S. And that is emphatically not a complaint. Explicit public sex has been discouraged for a number of years, but there are camps with private areas that encourage it, especially on the somewhat kinky side. Since my tendencies for public display are really mild, I could say that I don't care. But I do consider it a loss that the playa has become tamer in this respect.

I'm pretty sure that the great Canadian beaver eating contest was going sometime within the past 3-4 years, since we had a neighbor couple who won an honorable mention. But it's held as a semi-private event.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby lemur » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:33 pm

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby 48_love » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:58 pm

Dusty Johnson meet Sandy Beaver.

(edit: if you are going to correct me that the Playa isn't sand, be prepared with a feminine name for the dust --- Tierra or Terra might work? sorta feminine .. hmm)
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby EspressoDude » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:45 pm

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:18 pm

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:58 am

You know, I understand why people say, "Burning Man sucks, don't go." I get the very real situation of not enough tickets for everyone who wants one.

But, I really do not understand why so many people pretend that sex on the playa is no good or not as good or too much trouble. :| It makes me really sad. Why spread this false discouragement? What could you possibly gain from that?

Not accusing anybody personally here, it's just that I have seen it here so often that I feel there must be something behind it that I don't get. Please explain it.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:16 am

MyDearFriend wrote:But, I really do not understand why so many people pretend that sex on the playa is no good or not as good or too much trouble. :| It makes me really sad. Why spread this false discouragement? What could you possibly gain from that?


Is someone saying that? Geezus christ.. I can't live it down. I still get to this day (night?) the pining from the girl.. "Come onnnnn.. like that time on the playyyaaaaaaaaaaa.." Something about a combination of the right amount of stimulants which both help and *cough* impede things make for some incredible multi-hour sessions. There was a point where we literally heard a cheer from the next camp over from inside the box truck. I thought it was un-related until we got the group thumbs up when leaving.


Just.. um.. saying.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:19 am

MyDearFriend wrote:You know, I understand why people say, "Burning Man sucks, don't go." I get the very real situation of not enough tickets for everyone who wants one.

But, I really do not understand why so many people pretend that sex on the playa is no good or not as good or too much trouble. :| It makes me really sad. Why spread this false discouragement? What could you possibly gain from that?

Not accusing anybody personally here, it's just that I have seen it here so often that I feel there must be something behind it that I don't get. Please explain it.

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:39 am

I say "sex on the playa is bad", the same way people who don't have tickets say that "Burning Man sucks now."
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:44 am

Junglesmacks! *high five* Yeah I had an awesome time in BRC, too, so...

:?

Sour grapes, huh? Sheesh...
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:48 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Sour grapes, huh? Sheesh...


Totally...

Actually I've never been in a place to have it. (The lies just keep piling up! IT'S LIKE INCEPTION)
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:53 am

Dude, it's easy, just ask someone. 8)
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:04 am

So like... Playainfo?
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:16 am

Best reason ever to being a real mattress to TTITD. You didn't think that it was for actually SLEEPING on, did you?
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:20 am

MyDearFriend wrote:Dude, it's easy, just ask someone. 8)


I was totally inspired by your words. So I just asked my girlfriend.

Girlfriend wrote:hahaha...maaaaaybe


Thanks MDF. Now I have to be like, supportive and stuff, until August.
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby illy dilly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:23 am

Supportive of her coming to the desert?
Or supportive of her coming in the desert?
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby wh..sh » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:27 am

Sex on playa in a tent and on a mattress *yawn* is REALLY different than hooking up on dirt in some dark alley...
just saying...

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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby Eric » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:11 pm

wh..sh wrote:Sex on playa in a tent and on a mattress *yawn* is REALLY different than hooking up on dirt in some dark alley...
just saying...

:wink:


So it's hot & nasty and kind of dangerous? Sounds good so far, keep talking...
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:24 pm

Eric wrote:
wh..sh wrote:Sex on playa in a tent and on a mattress *yawn* is REALLY different than hooking up on dirt in some dark alley...
just saying...

:wink:


So it's hot & nasty and kind of dangerous? Sounds good so far, keep talking...


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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:51 pm

Nipple wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:Dude, it's easy, just ask someone. 8)


I was totally inspired by your words. So I just asked my girlfriend.

Girlfriend wrote:hahaha...maaaaaybe


Thanks MDF. Now I have to be like, supportive and stuff, until August.


Dude, if you don't get a "yes" you can ask someone else. 8)
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Re: Sex on the playa

Postby knowmad » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:38 pm

wh..sh wrote:Sex on playa in a tent and on a mattress *yawn* is REALLY different than hooking up on dirt in some dark alley...
just saying...

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