26 The Burning Man Relationship Survival Guide | Philippe Lewis

Philippe Lewis, the Exquisite Lover, is a Sex & Intimacy Coach, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Trained Somatica Practitioner, and Epic Event Producer. For the last 18 years, he has been exploring relationships, intimacy, sensuality and sexuality with individuals and communities through teaching, writing, coaching and (sexy) events with the goal of growing men and women into better lovers and better humans. A Burner since 1998, Philippe shares veteran advice on being fully prepared for epic play on the Playa, and getting the most transformation out of transformational festivals for yourself as well as for your intimate relationships.

In this juicy episode, he will share practical advice on how to use the Playa as a transformational relationship playground. Get ready to discover:

  • [7:25] Why so many couples break up and friendship end at Burning Man.
  • [9:01] How to avoid common Playa pitfalls and ensure your relationship survives Burning Man
  • [13:54] What “CPR” is, and how to use it to change the world, change your life, and enhance your relationship.
  • [16:39] Creative ways you can use intention to add more magic to your Burn
  • [17:08] How to negotiate Playa boundaries with your lover…that include sexual encounters with other people.


Mentioned in this episode

Philippe’s 10 rules of Burning Man

  • Rule #1: You have to pee once in a while
  • Rule #2: Don’t step in it
  • Rule #3: It’s not about you
  • Rule #4: Unless it is about you
  • Rule #5: When the ship set sail, it set sail (about leaving camp and not going back)
  • Rule #6: No mo FOMO (stay in the moment and enjoy it)
  • Rule #7-8: Intentionally left blank (for you to fill)
  • Rule #9: Everyone should have their orgasm
  • Rule #10: It’s time to go

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About the author, Lorna

Lorna Liana is a new media strategist and lifestyle business coach to visionary entrepreneurs. She travels the world while running her business as a digital nomad. Lorna's boutique agency provides “done for you” web design, development and online marketing services for social ventures, sustainable brands, transformational coaches and new paradigm thought leaders. She is also a personal development junkie, and 20 year practitioner of shamanism, with extensive training in Tibetan Bon Shamanism and the ayahuasca traditions of the Amazon Basin.

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