Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

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Postby transgirl » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:52 pm

Thanks for responding Zulegoonia.


I don't actually want someone's crappy glowstick or sewing kit. (although some of those playa gifts, esp homemade BM jewelry etc are AMAZING)

Crappy glowstick, can of beans, beer, or China town trinkets would, however, be welcome and greatly help with bringing the full experience to fruition, as I'd definately feel like a whore.

Which is the whole point.

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Postby EvilDustBooger » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:04 am

Kind of reminds me of a girlfriend I had once in the Philippines; she said:

"You won`t be first, but you can be next."

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:31 am

Is it a gift if you expect something in return?
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Postby capjbadger » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:24 pm

transgirl wrote:Thanks for responding Zulegoonia.


I don't actually want someone's crappy glowstick or sewing kit. (although some of those playa gifts, esp homemade BM jewelry etc are AMAZING)

Crappy glowstick, can of beans, beer, or China town trinkets would, however, be welcome and greatly help with bringing the full experience to fruition, as I'd definately feel like a whore.

Which is the whole point.

Ahhh... and thus the crux of the problem appears. You can't ask for payment due to the law, but the whole point is to feel like a whore, thus "payment" is required. hmm... Interesting problem.

The first thought that comes to mind would be to print up some fake "money" or coins (within the law of course. The bills cannot look the same as a real bill). There would have to be some suspension of disbelief to make this work, but then you can roleplay the whore and get "paid" without any legal issues.

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Postby This Woman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:39 pm

My only suggestion, since you asked, would be to change the bucket word from "donations" to "tips".

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:54 pm

And get a pimp.

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Postby This Woman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:56 pm

i take that back, I have something else to add - it sounds like you will have a bigger challenge with how to get rid of water than with how much you bring.

If your sign is going to be out quite a bit, I see big problems ahead for you. Nothing will get you ticketed faster nor is harder to hide, than water on the playa.

Below, hopefully, is a picture of one kick ass evaporation unit. We got the plans off eplaya pre-2006, and it works better than anything we've ever tried. Our camp is a bar, and this little unit evaporated enough water for it and a full camp of 18. I imagine you can rig one on a smaller scale. It was easy to make and not that expensive. It also makes a lovely fountain.

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Postby This Woman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:09 pm

Link to pic, image wont embed

oh well, i give up.

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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:19 pm

Edit your profile, enable the BBCode, all will be well with your pics
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Postby This Woman » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:29 pm

Thanks Oneye!

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Postby MissNev » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:58 pm

TG, sounds like a lovely fantasy camp. My campmates and I ran a hairwash/shaving camp one year and it was insanely successful. The evap pit This Woman speaks of works wonderfully. If your camp is ever realized, you may want to give a heads up to your neighbors to keep an eye out for any shenanigans while you're in session. Tip basket is a good idea. Perhaps setting up a table over an inflatable pool would be helpful.
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Postby transgirl » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:44 pm

Thanks This Woman, that evap pond looks AMAZING. Like seriously amazing. Do you happen by chance to have a directions link to that lovely fountain?? That evap pond is PERFECT for any camp!!

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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:17 am

So like what'd you do with all those wet spot around your evap pond?


That's what my camp built, pretty cheap and easy to get together.
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Postby This Woman » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:23 am

I couldn't find it, but MissNev originally discovered, so I asked her to reply again if she still has it.

If not, its fairly simple. the wood you see on top is 4' diameter plywood, with the upside painted black. there is a hole in the middle with a hose attachment.

then you have a small length of hose that attaches and leads down to the pump.

You can see how the legs are attached to the bottom of the board, and we stapled the wire around the top of the board.

The key element is the wire. That's not chicken wire in diamond shapes. It's construction wire in square shapes. This holds the water longer.

Firemoose, that water you see around the unit is because we had the pump on when it was windy. You do have to remember to turn it off at windy times. Even so, it was a small amount to deal with that didn't even leave a depression.
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Postby MissNev » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:02 pm

TG, I got the idea from here:

Q & A, Tips and Tricks, Playa Tested Grey Water Evap Pit thread
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Postby transgirl » Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:50 pm

Thanks ladies that is invaluable info. Beats my typical little 5 by 5 evap pond I usually build, hands down. I'm not even worrying about a little spill shown in the pic. After seeing many many people shower right on the playa floor, I think a tiny little bit of splash over is forgivable. :wink:

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Postby MissNev » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:09 pm

This year we will be placing the evap system on a tarp just to eliminate any spillage. I'm also checking into some solar powered pumps. And, we pour a little bleach in the water to keep it from getting smelly.
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Re: Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

Postby kozmob » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:42 pm

so transgirl, it's been a while. How did the soapy massage camp work out? Just wonderin cuz I'm a guy masseur who would like to set up a massage camp for (guys and gals) (straight and not) and doing a little research.

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Re: Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

Postby Sham » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:58 pm

hey kozmob, it probably worked out well, but that was over 3 years ago, and there may not be anyone who remembers.

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Re: Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

Postby Bob » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:39 am

As far as massage goes, it's never too late to come a little early.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:54 am

kozmob wrote:so transgirl, it's been a while. How did the soapy massage camp work out? Just wonderin cuz I'm a guy masseur who would like to set up a massage camp for (guys and gals) (straight and not) and doing a little research.

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Re: Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

Postby thisisthatwhichis » Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:47 pm

Damn, I actually missed something at BurningMan!?!?
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Re: Legality of a "Soapy Massage" theme camp with dona

Postby tamarakay » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:36 pm

well thanks to whoever resurrected this thread, evildustbooger's avatar actually got me. I was trying to squish it.
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