More than miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the s. Started by a small group of artists in San Francisco in , the weeklong event is held around Labor Day every year. Most of the tens of thousands of attendees go to experience the openness, art, whimsy, freedom and — let's be real — the nudity. Nowhere in the desert basin, or the playa, do all of those elements coalesce more magnificently than in the orgy dome , an air-conditioned sex haven where guests can visit in groups of two or more. Its creators claim that 5, attendees cavorted within its folds last year. Here are his-and-her accounts of their experiences. The night we went to the orgy dome, the line was super long.
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Every year at Burning Man , over , people make the pilgrimage to a little patch of the dusty Black Rock Desert to build a small self-sustaining town from scratch. 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. For many, Burning Man is a playground that allows for near-infinite connection.