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Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:04 pm

ok so pardon the indelicacy (is that a real word? if not, blame the gin) but i've been reading a lot about the dangers of alkaline playa dust....

and being something of a nudist, and intending to spend as much time naked on the playa as possible, it has occurred to me that said playa dust might have a somewhat irritating effect on somewhat more sensitive areas.

so my question is, has anyone who freeballs it experienced any "problems" or "issues" or "situations" with playa dust screwing up their nether regions?
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby lemur » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:17 pm

playa dust is bad for some folks..

but id be more worried about the sun.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Oldguy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:19 pm

:idea: Always have a towel with you, and do not sit on any of my stuff with a bare ass. Common courtesy as always.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby some seeing eye » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:34 pm

It has a drying effect on healthy skin which is actually pleasant. It's ultrafine clay, alkaline salt and bacteria/seamonkies. Not so pleasant on hair IMO. But any open wound will be hell, and a potentially serious problem. Don't hesitate consulting medical if a skin issue comes up, it's free!
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby lemur » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:47 pm

some seeing eye wrote:Don't hesitate consulting medical if a skin issue comes up, it's free!


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but yeah.
its true.

i had a campmate who had a problem with burning on her legs from all of the mix of playa dust/sunscreen and whatever else.. they could hardly walk.. went to the medical folks and they helped out.. dont feel ashamed to get help! thats why they are there
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:50 pm

They love being there and helping. Well, maybe not every single one, and not all in the same way, but really, the ESD guys are crazy about being medics. (Unless they are fire...)
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:34 am

We usually bring a kit we call "playa foot salad" for our camp. It's a jug of cider vinegar, a jug of olive oil, a wash basin big enough for feet and a washcloth. I use it daily on hands and feet, but could apply to anywhere. If you're feeling any burning or stinging as a result of contact with the alkali-rich playa dust, soak the washcloth in vinegar and rub/wash/scub the affected area (the vinegar neutralizes the dust). Then follow that by rubbing or massaging in a little olive oil. It feels great, and helps even out the acidity of the vinegar. You'll smell like a salad for a few minutes, but your skin will be happy.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby delle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:16 am

trilobyte wrote:You'll smell like a salad for a few minutes, but your skin will be happy.


A piece of lettuce now seems appropriate

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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:46 am

delle wrote:
trilobyte wrote:You'll smell like a salad for a few minutes, but your skin will be happy.


A piece of lettuce now seems appropriate

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see, see......."canukian Delle salad".........that's the ticket!!!
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby delle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:00 am

Dye the hardware red, green and yellow?

A Delle Pepper salad.

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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:03 am

I"m always amazed at "Canukian Carnal Innovation and Improvisation"

well, and with Delle and the cutting edge!!
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:39 am

ITS SLIGHTLY RADIOACTIVE, RUB IT ANYWHERE YOU WANT.



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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby wh..sh » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:09 am

It's the same concept as people wearing short skirts in the middle of winter.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:02 am

Bring some clothing just in case.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:52 pm

thanks everyone for the great words of advice!

i'll stock up on wishbone italian dressing on the way to the playa :lol:
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:04 am

Heheh - though a mix of the two is not as effective. Vinegar only first (to counter the playa) then olive oil second.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby lemur » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:29 am

the water trucks should be spraying 6 million gallons of vinegar
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:56 am

And the hippies will be showering in vinegar.

I wonder if we could get asses' milk...
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby ygmir » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:18 am

theCryptofishist wrote:And the hippies will be showering in vinegar.

I wonder if we could get asses' milk...

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:06 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:And the hippies will be showering in vinegar.

I wonder if we could get asses' milk...

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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Canoe » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Bring some clothing just in case.

Doctor there said that a very common problem on-playa is sun-burnt peckers & nipples.
I assume it's mainly an issue for 'nude fashion' novices, but be aware elevation/altitude is around 3,900 feet, so more UV getting through. Lots of UV, direct and scattered.

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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:08 pm

oh i'll definitely be bringing plenty of clothing because i hear the climate shifts can be drastic.

on the plus side i'm a regular at our local nude beach and i've never had any problems with my sausage overcooking

still, an extra dab of sunblock couldn't hurt
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:28 am

I carry a tiny spray bottle of vinegar water and another of coconut oil, on my belt, and I tend my exposed delicate parts whenever I think of it: in the jots, intimate encounters etc. No issues. 8)
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby dragonpilot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:36 pm

Don't worry...you'll be in good company. Be sure to visit The Party Naked Tiki Bar...Esplanade and about 7:00.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:28 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:I carry a tiny spray bottle of vinegar water and another of coconut oil, on my belt, and I tend my exposed delicate parts whenever I think of it: in the jots, intimate encounters etc. No issues. 8)


great idea! i'd never have thought of that
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:28 pm

dragonpilot wrote:Don't worry...you'll be in good company. Be sure to visit The Party Naked Tiki Bar...Esplanade and about 7:00.


awesome!! i'll see you there!!
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:49 am

clocksnmirrors wrote:oh i'll definitely be bringing plenty of clothing because i hear the climate shifts can be drastic.

on the plus side i'm a regular at our local nude beach and i've never had any problems with my sausage overcooking

still, an extra dab of sunblock couldn't hurt

I too did this. Be sure to rub it in vigorously.

I have a dozen pounds of playa dust and can send you a sample for skin testing.

The worst it does to me is get me quite dirty. I suffered no drying or rashes.
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:33 am

thanks fox.

i just got a visual of you on the playa with a hoover vacuum sucking up 12 pounds of dust! :lol:

i'm hoping i'll be one of the lucky ones who isn't affected by the alkaline dust
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Re: Consequences of Nude Fashion?

Postby Ano » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:54 pm

Ready? Everything in this post is totally "TMI," or, Too much Information. All from a male perspective.

I went nude pretty much every day, and the worst part of the whole bit was definitely in-between the cracks, so to speak. Sitting on my bike seat, going for a ride, locking it up, wandering around, going back, riding around, doing that whole bit over and over and over again definitely gave me playa-ass. I kinda... well, i kinda wiped my ass with moisturizing lotion to fix it, but it kinda stayed rough. I tried some vinegar, but the smell coming from that... was pretty nifty, I must say. My lotion kept it all okayish, but it was still a bit dry-swampy down there! It made my late-week #2 sessions... interesting.

I'm also a european-style man in the front, if you catch my somewhat-generalized drift. I made sure to keep the armor up, and i still made sure to moisturize. One mistake I made that I will rectify for this upcoming year - if you're hairy, shave it. I kept ending up with splotches of dust that were kind of a pain to get out. Maybe someone else can chime in here - I feel like shaving it about a week out to get past the itchy phase and to end up with peach fuzz(?) might be a good option.

The dust seems to effect different people in different ways - some people can go barefoot and naked all week and not have much of an issue, some people get rashes and cracks all over. Re-iterating what others said - the medics are absurdly nice and helpful, almost to a point of it being a bit wacky. If you need help or have questions, go to them!

Other than that, sunscreen absolutely everywhere. The sun is wild out there - I made sure to apply twice daily. I didn't really get burned, I consider that my Mexican bonus for being darker skinned plus proactive about sunscreen, and beyond my dry-cracked-asscrack, I was pretty much fine. Always better safe than sorry, though!
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