Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

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Postby Sham » Thu May 16, 2013 12:09 pm

Oh, before dawn! I should have read that a bit closer. Right!
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby knowmad » Thu May 16, 2013 12:30 pm

Zhust wrote:I was "naked guy" for a couple years. It was good to purge the body-image demons. But now it's kind of inconvenient ... clothing makes great sunblock. But at least I can bathe in front of my campmates without caring.

See that's me right there! I exorcised those Demons a while back as well. The Practicality of being nude is the factor, then there are some err, newer developments that make me a bit self conscious. but If the situation calls for me to be nude I'll do it. Critical tits 2014? Hell yeah!
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby unjonharley » Thu May 16, 2013 12:36 pm

I could bundle up nice and warm and come out as a nip warmer volunteer.
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby VultureChow » Thu May 16, 2013 1:03 pm

unjonharley wrote:I could bundle up nice and warm and come out as a nip warmer volunteer.


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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Sham » Fri May 17, 2013 3:27 pm

According to the Onion, Never-nude is a real thing.

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Here's a timely reminder that "never-nudes" aren't just something Arrested Development made up
Despite repeated assertions from Tobias Fünke that it’s a very real and serious condition, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the “never-nude” syndrome was one of Arrested Development’s many wacky comic inventions, like Carl Weathers basically being a hobo or the existence of Arizona. But the looming return of the show is a great opportunity to remind everyone again that, while they have not yet been recognized by the DSM-IV, “never-nudes” actually exist, and they’re exactly what they sound like.

“Most people are not ‘never-nudes,’ but they are ‘not-usually-nudes.’ A lot of people would feel somewhat self-conscious about being naked,” psychology professor Martin Antony tells MSNBC, confirming that, yes, there are dozens of them. Dozens. These people suffer from a fear of being nude—often provoked by a scarring experience, such as having “been bullied while changing in the middle school locker room”—that’s aptly named "gymnophobia," which leads them to obsess over their appearance, develop eating disorders, and, of course, refuse to take off their clothes in an effort to effectively hide their thunder (and their shame).

Still, even though Arrested Development plays the “never-nude” thing for laughs, it’s also apparently providing a valuable therapeutic service: Dr. Antony says he’d recommend gymnophobes work toward confronting their anxiety over undressing in front of their partners by first “wearing only underwear,” adding that “cut-offs—Fünke's cover-up of choice—are also acceptable.” So even just by talking about it, it turns out we’ve all made some tremendous strides today.
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Of course, there are those stories about convent schools teaching the girls never to be naked--even when changing for bed, you take off the shirt, put on the nightgown, then take off the knickers...

The Catholic church has a lot to answer for...
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Sham » Fri May 17, 2013 4:25 pm

A good friend of mine is a school teacher, and there is this mortal fear of being seen naked. The boys shower with a towel around them now, and work their underwear up under the wet towel to get dressed. There has to be some lasting, deep problems developing here.
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 17, 2013 4:26 pm

Maybe that's why the water was cold in the gym classes of yore. The great equalizer...
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 17, 2013 4:38 pm

Ah, he has heard of my people...
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 17, 2013 4:39 pm

I like this one...
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby unjonharley » Fri May 17, 2013 5:05 pm

MSMBC today with a story about parties featuring stripper nun's
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Desert Spirits » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:28 pm

Hello Friends,
5am is only the time you must show up at in order to register. You will not be posing at 5am....we know it's chilly ....so you will not be nude until right before the sun rises over the horizon as the sun hits your body. 5am is just the call time to get you registered. We need everyone to be on time.
Thank you so much,
Here is the info to sign up to participate: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/ ... vent/9558/
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Desert Spirits » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Hello Friends,
5am is only the time you must show up at in order to register. You will not be posing at 5am....we know it's chilly ....so you will not be nude until right before the sun rises over the horizon as the sun hits your body. 5am is just the call time to get you registered. We need everyone to be on time.
Thank you so much,
Here is the info to sign up to participate: http://playaevents.burningman.com/2013/ ... vent/9558/
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Sic Pup » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Desert Spirits wrote:We need everyone to be on time.


Wait..... what?
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Odie » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:51 pm

ok, inclusive or exclusive, I thought BM was about participation.
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Elliot » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:23 am

After the original post I exchanged a couple e-mails with Mr. Tunick about the frosty hour. He explained what he just posted yesterday -- that we will stay dressed until the sun comes up. I know how good those first rays feel on cool skin, so I'm signed up.

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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby VultureChow » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:38 am

Odie wrote:ok, inclusive or exclusive, I thought BM was about participation.


Well the sign up specifically mentions this is for BM participants only.

And frankly, if you look at his work, there is a very diverse selection of body types. This isn't (I hope at least) a photo of all 20 year old hardbodies from California like every other photo of the women of Burning Man.

As I said earlier in the thread, I just love the idea that a man, renown for photos of thousands of nudes at once, comes to burning man and tries to find a small number of nudes. It's certainly upending any expectation that I would have had of an on-playa Spencer Tunick photo. So very Burning Man-esque.
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Re: Audition to be nude at Burning Man!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:40 am

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