While Black Rock City attracts many people living “alternative” lifestyles, this post focuses on Burners who identify as polyamorous (having more than one lover) or “kinksters” (often thought of as those who enjoy bondage, domination, and sado-masochism).
Seventy-five percent of the Playa’s population answered “no” to whether they identified with these categories; the other twenty-five percent reported as follows:
Given the radical acceptance at Burning Man, and the general public assumption regarding the nature of sexuality of the attendees, these numbers might surprise some. It’s interesting to note that while Burners accept each other for who we are and how we choose to live our lives, a surprisingly small (in comparison) number among us walk on this more adventurous side of sexuality.
Written by: Tabicat
Edited by: Wendi Corbin Goulette