Burning In The Buff, 2014
(It’s Sunday, so time for my sermon.
This is a SINCERE thread about nudity at Burning Man. For wisecracks and immaturity, please go to the companion thread Wisecracks In The Buff: https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 56&t=68284
To read this thread’s predecessor, go here: https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... &start=120
. You will see why that thread was discontinued by Trilo, and why I split my effort on the concept into two threads.
For anything relating to sexual activity, go to relevant threads – this ain’t it.
As I see it, our “vessels” were created by Mother Nature, and I can imagine no reason why we should be ashamed of her work -- we had nothing to do with it. What we can
influence is how we utilize this body we’ve been issued, and that’s quite important indeed.
Me, I’m sick and tired of feeling guilty on behalf of my gender. I’ve never raped anybody, so I don’t know why I should be ashamed of my “bits”.
It’s all a matter of hygiene, so far as I can understand.
Some basics: If you visit other camps or vehicles while nude, and you may want to sit down, carry a clean towel to sit on. Simple courtesy and hygienic common sense. Standard procedure at nudist resorts.
By the way, “nudist” is also called “naturist” (not to be confused with “naturalist”). I suppose the nekkid folks are tired of old “nudist” jokes.
Regarding inadvertent erections: It happens. Men were born with two heads, and the upper one sometimes struggles to stay in control of the other. My personal rule of thumb is that all parties completely ignore it, as if our beloved grandmother just farted. It didn’t happen. End of problem. Of course, the man does all he can to think of that grandmother, and the problem goes away eventually. No worries.
Sexual activity is illegal in public view, and this is being enforced in BRC.
Simple nudity is apparently not illegal, at least not effectively. There are two key elements in most definitions of “illegal nudity”, namely the concepts of “community standards” and “enforcement policy”. With Burning Man’s obvious community standard of accepting nudity, enforcement of any anti-nudity law that might exist seems to be effectively suspended.
(Those who wish to study this concept may want to look up the “Cahill Policy Letter”, which pertains to California State Parks. It is a good example of sensible enforcement policy.)
We tend to see more nekkid men than ladies on the streets of BRC, which I don’t understand. Ladies are much prettier! But let me mentions this: When the photo artist Spencer Tunick recruited 360 people to pose in the buff in 2013, three out of four volunteers were ladies (by my estimate).
(Here is the thread about that photo-shoot: https://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic ... 21&t=65686
(Disclaimer: Any references I have made to legal matters are merely my own understandings. I offer no legal counsel in this post.)