I only made a short visit in to Sexpo on Saturday as the day was compressed by a delayed flight from Sydney and having a big evening planned, so I went back again on Sunday.
If you have never been to Sexpo, here’s a short run down …
Mostly Sexpo is a chance for anyone who does “stuff” in the “adult industry” to show off to the public over four days. On top of that, there is an ongoing stage show of adult oriented acts (like the Tokio Shock Boys, male and female strippers, audience participation and more) and curiously this time they had a motorcycle stunt show … not quite sure how that fits, but I guess that it appeals to the main audience demographic! Granted they did some pretty impressive stuff, but it’s not exactly about sex.
Some of the stands on display included:
- More sex toy vendors than you could poke a (erm …) stick at, ranging in quality from the really cheap to the really expensive. There were a lot of good deals on offer though, so it makes for a fun way to buy a vibrator as just about everything on the market was there and available at prices as good as you would get online (or better sometimes)
- Show bags – $60 for a bag full of goodies for wome, or men, or couples. They contained things like vibrators, lube, ligerie, male masturbators (of which there are now lots more on the market), various sex toys, and more
- Fetish wear – from the mild (riding crops and suspenders) to the serious (body restrains, ball gags, nipple clamps), to the seriously bizar (gimp costumes, speculums, and more). Interestingly, the people who run these businesses are often the easiest to talk to, very open minded, and lots of fun
- Lingerie – definitely sexy
- Personal grooming – I saw hair crimping tools and intimate shavers
- Photography – glamour and intimate, there were at least four different businesses with stands there
- ClubX – one of the largest chains of adult stores had a very big stand with a large range of products from their catalogue. ClubX has gone a long way up-market from their early days and put together a very nice stand with lots of staff and lots of interesting products
- Charities – there were a couple of organisations there drumming up support for their adult related causes, which was good to see
- Pole dancing equipment – just one stand, but they can set up with everything you need!
I am sure to have missed out on some stuff, but that gives you a good overview. One thing that seemed quite abscent though were retailers of DVDs. I may have just overlooked them, but I don’t think so. I expect that the Internet is busy destroying the DVD delivery business model, so perhaps that is the reason.
Both Saturday and Sunday when I visited were absolutely packed. Heaps of people, in equal numbers for male and female. Average age was probably around thirty.
I will wrap this post up now. I have a bunch of toys and products to review and give away, so I will get on with that next and give you more details and photos!