Sex worker. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons
Sex worker. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons

The business of sex – including “porn stars of tomorrow” and “mega stars of today” – will be on display this weekend as the Los Angeles Convention Center hosts the annual “Adultcon.”

The “adult lifestyle convention” was described on the event website as “the playground for adults where you have the freedom of indulging yourself in erotic adventures without shame.”

Thousands of porn fans are expected for the annual “erotic, naughty and provocative adult fan fair” that was first held in 2001. The event will run Saturday and Sunday from to 1 to 8 p.m. each day. Regular daily tickets are $40, but”VIP” passes are available for $50 that include admission to the “ultra lounge” and “relaxing massages.”

Organizers warned that “only small ‘home style’ hand-held video cameras are allowed,” and that while professional media representatives are welcome, “Adultcon is the most difficult expo to get a media pass to.”

Despite the numerous racy promises on the event website (www.adultcon.com), organizers insisted it’s “not a porn convention, it is an adult expo.

“Maybe you are a little nervous, just not sure if this kind of show is for you.”

The organizers called the show a “unique, adult consumer show and shopping experience that has been growing and expanding since 2001.

“Marketed also to women and couples, Adultcon offers a safe yet titillating environment dedicated to entertaining and educating you on all aspects of sex and sexuality.

“Enjoy fantastic stage shows and learn new sex ‘how tos’ and tips from our exhibitors. Shopping provides for great deals and the newest, hottest toys and products.”

Describing the atmosphere as 30,000 square feet of downtown Los Angeles convention center space with the “thumping beat of the music by our official DJ while you shop and meet the adult entertainers,” organizers promised opportunities to “get up close to watch burlesque, hot models, strippers, bondage demos and more.”

Shopping benefits include “knowledgeable exhibitors who know their sex toys, lingerie and adult products.”

—City News Service

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