Manscaping on the playa

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Manscaping on the playa

Postby stylophonia » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:23 am

Picture this: you finally convince your timid friends to come out with you to the Burn, and after a period of white knuckle/clenched cheeks action, by Tuesday they've done a 180 and want to completely cut loose and spend the rest of the burn nude. But they forgot to manscape!

What to do? For years I've wanted to bring electric clippers with me for just this purpose, but I always backburner the idea because of flying-bits-of-hair MOOP concerns.

I just can't let those asses waiting to see the Sun for the first time ever go unshorn any longer. Has anyone figured out a good solution to this?

Maybe we can rig up some kind of combination dust-buster/hedge-clipper?

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby tamarakay » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:31 am

Wow. Way to much to worry about. Just go natural. Hair is fun and tickley
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby VultureChow » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:43 am

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:43 am

Braids?

Beads?

Color?
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:45 am

Penis gourd!
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby VultureChow » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:46 am

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby VultureChow » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:47 am

Pejazzling?
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:11 am

There just ain't nothin' new under the sun. Reverend Gadget over at Body Hair Botique was doing this back in 2001.
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Skyskater » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:35 am

+1 on the Flowbee. My dad had two of them. They connect to a vacuum and whisk away all the clippings.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:41 am

Have you heard of threading as a hair removal technique? You could learn how, and offer it as a service...the yelps as short hairs are yanked out by the roots will draw more customers than Yelp.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby GreyCoyote » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:00 am

I believe in Waynes World, it was called the "Suck Kut". :mrgreen:
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby chuckularone » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:03 am

You are correct sir!

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby torrey.smith » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:10 am

Just remember Hair is MOOP.

That's the final part of our MOOP sweeps after the event. Crushing little clumps of Playa to get the goddamn hair out.
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:27 pm

tamarakay wrote:Wow. Way to much to worry about. Just go natural. Hair is fun and tickley

Indeed. We're all beautiful on the playa, no matter what the hair situation. If you want to "manscape" (dreadful word) or get a brazillian, that's your business. Bringing that mandatory we all must interfere with our bodies mindset is a serious pollution of the event... Much too close to the commercial mandates of commerce.
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby stylophonia » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:19 pm

OKAY, alternate demand for being able to cut hair: suppose you're a big hairy beast (like me) and you didn't realize you needed tiger stripes buzzed into you until you saw someone else with one, and it opened your eyes and you decided you just HAVE TO HAVE THIS RIGHT NOW. Need to make this possible for others. NEED TO.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby VultureChow » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Just wax. No hair moop.
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby mooserider » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:29 pm

If you have a generator, how about having an assistant with a shop-vac follow the clippers around?

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby asr9754 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:31 pm

There are camps out there that offer haircuts. Not sure how they did it with regards to MOOP.
Maybe a hair salon inside a cheap tent? Use a shop-van and a swiffer to clean the floor after each cut?

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:11 pm

VultureChow wrote:Just wax. No hair moop.



Wax BM style= duct tape!!! 8)
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Wigwam » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:55 pm

Agreed. More duct tape ands the "burn" to the burn.
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Nipple » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:34 pm

We're mammals... be a mammal.

Any time you shave body hair, that puts you into the likeness of our reptilian overlords.

Don't stoop to being a bagman for the lizard people.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby tatonka » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:44 pm

embrace the sasquatch , be the sasquatch
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby A-RockLeFrench » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:12 pm

Barberella has been a camp that offered haircuts in the past. I have personally given people haircuts and shaved designs into the sides of heads on playa.

We kind of copied Barberella's solution: they had a carport with all four walls and sealed tents inside the carport, inside each tent was a plastic wading pool and a chair in the middle of the pool. Similar to gasoline I think secondary containment is crucial for keeping moop of the playa. Burners were brushed off before being allowed to leave to tent.

We, had a tent inside a MH, zipped the tent shut and layed a tarp down that went up the walls some for a bathtub effect. When we were done we folded the tarp inwards and let it folded up until we got home. We were careful and we looked hard afterwards and didn't find any hair on the playa.


And as far as the comment about interfering with our bodies, personally I don't think manscaping interferes with anything. We have all sorts of fun dyeing and cutting the hair on our faces and heads why not do the same with the rest of it? Hair can be fun and tickly but smooth can be just as fun.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:37 pm

Nipple wrote:We're mammals... be a mammal.

Any time you shave body hair, that puts you into the likeness of our reptilian overlords.

Don't stoop to being a bagman for the lizard people.

Damn, I miss you, Nipple...
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Token » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:20 pm

Any man not sensible enough to shave his balls before heading out to the Playa deserves to suffer.

Nothing dangles like a close shorn scrote in the Playa breeze. A gift to yourself that keeps on giving.

Just fucking do it.

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby trilobyte » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:31 pm

Time to point out a classic thread on the subject...
https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic ... your+balls

MOOP issues are easily avoided, just do your 'scaping in an enclosed space :wink:

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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby tatonka » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:13 am

i pull out the long grey hairs , never thought of shaving there tho
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Ratty » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:32 am

I LOVE this thread. Hair removal has long been a hobby of mine. Hot wax, cold wax, dipilatory, epilady and every other crackpot invention. (I haven't removed any hair under my arms or on my legs for 35 years.)
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:50 am

"Hey baby, do you live around here often???" :wink:
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Re: Manscaping on the playa

Postby Eric » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:24 pm

Token wrote:Any man not sensible enough to shave his balls before heading out to the Playa deserves to suffer.

Pfft.

I don't have stubble between my thighs at any point in my life ever. Leave the hair baby - the wind feels fabulous blowing through it, and you don't look like an 8 year old *shudder*.

Trendy-ass manscaping bullshit. Nothing lovelier than a natural man person - hairless to gorilla, just love what genetics gave you, it all looks good.
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