Bureau of Erotic Discourse BEDucator Program

In BED, we teach sex-positive consent education as a solution to a terrible problem. In 2004, after a violation, a burner said, “Somebody should do something about that.” Out of Civic Responsibility, BED was born.

Since then, we’ve reached tens of thousands of people with our workshops, buttons, and training, but we’re always trying to improve our consent education program.

BED has gone virtual! We've adapted to using our online tools to spread the message of consent. Usually, a BED representative will come to your camp during Burning Man to gift a talk on how to talk about sex, rejection, and keeping us safer through community. Why not bring that year-round so we can watch over each other in the default world too?

This training aims to start getting your camp talking about consent culture and how we can support burners by burners.

Note: Signing up to Teachable will create your account, but you must still enroll in BEDucator Training to access the content. Click the course below to get started!

Become Your Camp's BEDucator
Become A BEDucator

A BEDucator is YOU! You sign up to be your camp's BEDucator and be teachable through BED’s video curriculum. You have volunteered yourself as the known person to foreshadow your boundaries as a camp, what camp resources are available to help fellow burners, and how to deal with Teachable Moments. 

This is not to say you are an expert in dealing with complicated situations, but that you have taken the time to define your resources inside and outside of camp to help. The more people in your camp who become Consent Ambassadors, the more support your camp has for each other.

Create Your Camp's Unique
Consent Policy

The BEDucator sets up a meeting with their Camp Leads to determine their camp's definition of consent and write their unique Consent Policy. During this exercise, we will provide you with a guide on how to fill this out with your camp and give an example of what BED's Consent Policy looks like.

The purpose of the Consent Policy is to foreshadow your camp's boundaries surrounding the 11th Principle of Consent and who to go to for the Problem/Resolution process. We give leaders a three-step process for giving Teachable Moments and a process when Teachable Moments don't land.

Give A BED Talk at Burning Man

The BEDucator gifts or assigns a BED presentation at their camp. This will either be you or someone in your camp talking about the Consent Policy you created in your Theme Camp Organizers (TCO) meeting and verbalizing your transcribed Problem/Resolution procedure.

Practice consent by taking a camp photo and allowing anyone who does not consent to be in the picture to sit out. We'd love to see your photos after the burn! If it works with your camp meeting schedule, you can open the floor to discuss consent with your campmates.

Hi, I’m Momo

I've been in BED since 2017 and officially joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Watching how the world has been frustrated with consent has taught me to listen to a larger group more than telling people how to be. If you're here, you have a concern for sexual assault prevention and harm reduction while believing in the support of people with a similar concern. The concepts in these lessons were practiced in my default world career with experience to prove significant reductions in unwanted encounters, support from your immediate community, and an overall more empowering environment to be in.

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