Just a tiny glimpse from just one smallish camp near the edge of the enormous, intoxicating Burning Man desert art festival, a two-mile circle of surreal destitute dead-flat dust-choked Nevada desert a couple hours outside Reno, smack in the middle of absolutely nowhere, which, as any participant will tell you, was the only place to be. It is an astonishing, laid-back, often very silly free-form event which for one week is home to nearly 30, kaleidoscopic and bizarre and wildly innocuous spiritual nomads and survivalists and ex-hippies and pagans and yuppie dads, DJs and fire-dancers and hardcore partiers and countless bastard Mad Max-style mechanized creations, youngish swirling smiling nipple-pierced heathen sex goddesses you normally find chained to a reception desk at some miserable beige cube-farm just outside San Jose. This is The Escape. This is The Release.
BURNING MAN: Only the photos can tell the story
BURNING MAN: Only the photos can tell the story – The Millennium Report
By Dailymail. It's the annual festival of art, music and everything else, but there's no denying that Burning Man has become best known for the effort that revelers put into their outfits. Months of planning goes into the many costumes worn by 'burners' in the ad-hoc city that rises from Nevada's Black Rock Desert each year. The almost-anything-goes event dates back to and is based on principles of community, inclusion, creativity and anti-consumerism, and the fashions of those in attendance embody this.
(NSFW) Photography: Vito Fun Goes to Burning Man
In front of him, five men stand exposed from the waist down with their scantily clad female partners dancing around them, encircled by a cheering, dust-covered crowd of hundreds. Every man is trying to produce an erection as fast as he can without touching himself. Their partners can encourage the sexletes but not by using their hands. Other events include Deep Throat a pretty self-explanatory contest that involves a inch dildo , Guess-A-Willy a blindfolded woman has to identify her partner's penis out of a lineup of naked men , and a Best Balls beauty contest.
Having sex at Burning Man is a lot like having sex in real life; it's not so easy to come by if you don't know the secret handshake. People come together to create a week-long community for artists, circus clowns, misfits, and squares to come together to party like rock stars, make art, and set a bunch of shit on fire. And while partying, building art and setting shit on fire is terrific, there's more to it than that.