A Playa Public Service Announcement: Where’s the Orgy?

Photo by Nevit (Creative Commons License)
Photo by Nevit (Creative Commons License)

It’s a well known fact that at Burning Man, “I’m here because I love art” is a synonym for “you look amazing naked.”

In fact, according to a recent survey, 50% of people attend Burning Man “for all the cock,” and 2/3rds of the remaining 50% are lying.

But getting to Burning Man is only half the battle. Once you’re here, how do you find an orgy?

Fortunately that’s today’s playa tip!

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Caveat is the author (under a clever pseudonym) of “A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City,” which has nothing to do with Burning Man. Contact him at Caveat (at) Burningman.com

About the author: Caveat Magister

Caveat Magister

A member of the Burning Man Project's Philosophical Center, Caveat served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca from 2008 - 2013. He is presently working with Burning Man's education department on a cultural studies curriculum for Burning Man culture. Caveat is the author of the short story collection A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, which has nothing to do with Burning Man. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) Burningman (dog) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs

17 Comments on “A Playa Public Service Announcement: Where’s the Orgy?

  • Nocuzinho says:

    I fuck a lot in the default world, everytime I turn my TV or computer on I see somebody twerking or something else, why all those pressure to fuck in BM?

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  • Inane says:

    Sex covered in alkali sand, what could be hotter?

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  • Cindy says:

    My boyfriend and I ran a test on 3 different orgy camps last year. We went in separately and I was allowed in every time – welcomed enthusiastically. He was treated like a pervert and thrown out. We wanted to try all of the orgy camps, but time didn’t allow. They say ‘couples only’ but as a women, I get instant access. That is sexism.

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  • ummmm says:

    Cindy, you’re obviously way hotter than your boyfriend.

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  • awhiteguy says:

    Agree with Cindy.

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  • Cindy says:

    @ummmm

    Yes, I have a vagina. That’s all it takes, apparently.

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  • ummmm says:

    Cindy, the sooner you realise that vaginas are exponentially more fun in a room full of penises, the happier you and your boyfriend will be while you’re having sex with other people.

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  • SukieJones says:

    Orgy domes can be quite smelly in the day. I recommend going at night. I also recommend that you newbs at least mime some sort of sexual activity instead of just staring doe-eyed and slack-jawed at those of us who have some serious fucking to do. That, or make yourself useful and fetch us some water and a fresh towel.

    Thanks for the post, Caveat!

    Xo

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  • burned out on burners says:

    cindy is completely right but not just for orgies but BM in general , i am a very likable person who went to BM with many experienced friends i traveled in costume and with drums i am a great north african and middle-eastern percussionist (however i found if i traveled round the burn with girls it made all the difference single guys are generally not welcome at BM

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  • Jean-Paul says:

    I would not go alone to burning man ever so if any of you females want to take me kik: jeanpaulgarcia82

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  • Mary says:

    Many of the Sparkle Ponies you see out there are actually escorts. I’ve met a few. They’re not actually paid cash, but they’re given a free ride to BM without having to do anything as long as they stick to their Johns at night. Sex usually isn’t included, but one lady told me she had to let her John watch her take showers.

    This is the result of the anti-single male sentiment that has gripped the playa since about 2005.

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  • Burner guy says:

    Cindy, you are missing the bigger picture here. As someone who is very into the swinger community and enjoys the orgy domes at burning man. The difficult thing in an orgy is how to create a safe, comfortable and respectful atmosphere where peopke are immediately accountable for their actions.

    When a man is there with a partner, his actions are immediately and naturally held accountable by the presence of his partner. Without the rule, the orgy dome would be FILLED with drunk, high and tripping men. Some might be respectful and aware of social ques and orgy/swinging etiquette. But many would not. The situation you desire would require the presence of bouncers to protect the possibility if dangerous or innapropriate behavior. I certainly wouldn’t want to have an intimate situation with my partner surrounded and constantly harassed by horny men

    Without a doubt, women are also capable of being creepy, but they are much less capable of rape. That is not sexism, that is the reality

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  • Cindy says:

    @Burner guy

    Interesting. The bigger picture is that accountability prevents rape, not a lack of morality. That’s different that what I’ve read in all the literature. By excluding single males (because they are all potential rapists), the paired-up males (who are also all potential rapists) will not rape because they don’t want to make the girl they’re with upset.

    Effectively, the rape danger at Burning Man is so high that it’s a constant and immediate threat. The single male must be assumed to be a rapist because he is not with a woman to hold him accountable against raping.

    It doesn’t sound like Burning Man is a very nice place.

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  • SukieJones says:

    Also, the first time I went to the Orgy Dome I was there with a guy I’d met only hours before. He was psyched to have the opportunity to check it out. And he was a very decent man, no rapist, safe guy, but without me by his side to balance the energy he might well have seemed like a shark circling the tank.

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  • Cindy says:

    @SukieJones

    >Sexist? Yes

    It’s not okay just because women do it. Sexism begets sexism.

    I wont be participating. One more vagina off the plate.

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  • mandrill says:

    I like to make a mud pit and create my own orgy in the under the stars right out in the open. Last year we had 7 people in the mud pit fucking , people watching were throwing water on us . A large crowd gathered blocking what was going on . We were drinking moonshine , had a mirror full of white and half pound of bud. It was fucking awesome.

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  • Keep away from kitty says:

    Kitty in San Diego scams tickets, moves them to someone’s name, takes their money and burning man voids and Mose them back to her, she makes money and turns around and does it again. Burning man allows this!!!!!!

    Kitty, black lady in lemon grove, ca, purple ghetto car, keep away from that bitch.

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