Welcome to the Black Rock City Bureau of Erotic Discourse (B.E.D.) at Saguaro Man
We are a team of volunteers who gather each year at Burning Man to provide information and education regarding consent on the playa. We believe that every theme camp should make consent the 11th principle, and we are committed to ensuring that every burner has the freedom to express themselves without fear of assault.
The Black Rock City Bureau of Erotic Discourse (BED) is dedicated to promoting consent, education, and awareness of consent issues at Burning Man events. We believe that everyone has the right to express themselves freely and safely. We believe consent is the 11th Principle.
“Enhance the safety and well-being of your Burning Man camp with our complimentary BEDucator training! Our online course, available at BEDucator.teachable.com, empowers one camper from each camp to become their designated consent educator. Through this free course, your camp can develop a customized consent policy and take practical steps towards a safer and more inclusive environment.”
There are two ways to help out with BED at Saguaro Man this year:
- Consent Ambassadors: We are looking for Consent Ambassadors to greet participants at the gate. As a Consent Ambassador, your job will be to let people know about the consent expectations at this event, how to help if they see any questionable behavior, hand out BED swag, and generally welcome people to the event. This is a fun and engaging volunteer opportunity, and we welcome anyone who wants to get involved. You may even have the opportunity to demonstrate good consent practices by offering a welcome spank with the BED paddle (only if you want to, of course!).
- Beducators: We are inviting every theme camp to nominate a member to be their camp’s Beducator. As a Beducator, you will receive fun, interactive information to share with your camp about sex on the playa, negotiating consent, how to get what you want in bed, and other fun, adult topics. You will receive additional training in building a strong camp consent policy, recognizing potentially bad situations, and resolving them with ease. You will also be trained in supporting survivors of assault and helping them access available services.
We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide more information about how you can get involved.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about BED at Saguaro Man.