From what I thought I understood, Burning Man was supposed to be a place for hippies to get together and enjoy artwork, nature and music while “finding themselves.” Apparently, a lot of those people are “finding themselves” inside a place called “Orgy Dome” where thousands of people go to have sex with a partner or a sweaty, smelly stranger who may or may not have some sort of sexually transmitted disease or infection. Sounds like a great time, right? This is like a much more disgusting version of Woodstock. According to a Reddit user who decided to investigate this “Orgy Dome,” it is not as gross as it sounds. While the name might suggest that there is a massive pile of naked bodies in the middle of this room, this person described it as “nice set up, clean towels and cushions, and moderate climate control.”
According to The Sun, you have to be with at least one other person to enter, but “partner-swapping has been known.” Other sexual “kinks” are indulged, such as voyeurism and even having sex in front of a large audience. Often people outside the dome are watching you and your partner(s). As if the degeneracy hadn’t hit peak levels yet, there are also classes on BDSM, “group erotic massage,” and “theme nights” including threesomes and “loudest moaner” competitions. One couple was so taken with a couple that they met in the dome that they “slept with them on their wedding night.” They also said that they are “great friends” with another couple they met. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but sex should be a sacred union between two people. While I’m not one to involve myself with the bedroom activities of couples, I do have to say that this disgusts me personally. I can’t imagine exposing myself to random people, even if we do share the same music and art tastes. As long as there is consent, I say you do you, but as long as you make activities like this public, there are going to be people who chime in on your “lifestyle.” This is something that you’ll have to get used to, as everyone has their own opinions on the subject, as with any other subject on the face of the Earth. Ultimately, you are the one who is going to have to answer for your decisions, and if this is something you’re comfortable doing, I can’t stop you. I don’t know that anything more can be said on the subject.