It’s that time of year when it takes an extremely attractive offer to leave your warm couch and brave the cold. But if there’s one thing worth leaving your couch nest and Netflix for, it’s Australia’s biggest sexuality and lifestyle expo – SEXPO.
SEXPO beckons curious couples and pervy punters to explore their maze of everything adult for four days at the International Convention Centre (ICC).
Expect a plethora of sex paraphenalia (from handcuffs and lube to sex robots that "breathe" – yes really), sex education at the Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) lounge; cosplayers; the Carnal Carnival (fancy a ride on the 20 metre-long Shafter or a crack at the dildo toss?); a fetish playroom showcasing kinky workshops and demos from the likes of Mistress Tokyo and other industry experts, stage shows, dancers; international special guests, including adult stars Lisa Ann, Jenna Haze, Lana Rhoades, Kenna James, Marica Hase and Fernando; plus some of our Penthouse favourites such as Isabelle Deltore (Miss Nude Universe 2018 & Black Label covergirl) and Ashton Avenue (Black Label cover girl), as well as adult star Monte Luxe; the Play Bunnies Laporium Lounge; competitions and more.
We took a trip to the opening night of SEXPO to suss it out, take some pics and have a chat with some of the stallholders and personalities about the weekend ahead…
"I have some signed Penthouse magazines for sale. i've also got Black Label cover girl Ashton Avenue at my booth! And hugs! Come by and say hi!” – Isabelle Deltore
Sex Robots... enough said
"we're selling organic hemp seed oil, massage oil, our famous 100% bamboo sex wipes and toy cleaner. Once you go After Dark, you never go back! That’s all I’ve got to say.” – Alexis, after Dark Intimates.
The party is clearly at Monte Luxe's booth
Bare Bros Co show some cheek
Punters getting into the (glittery) SEXPO spirit
Bradford Atom of By the Bi
"My tip for couples who want to get into swinging is communication, communication, communication. Have an open honest communication with your partner because once you can talk openly with your partner, everything becomes much easier" – Bradford, By the Bi podcast.
The photographers didn't mind being in MJ Montana's splash zone
All iPhones on MJ Montana
The SEXPO fun doesn’t end after the doors close though - head over to the official SEXPO After Party at Arq in Darlinghurst from 9pm on Sunday (17 June). The party is hosted by adult performer Lana Rhodes and only costs 5 bucks to get in. Bargain.
SEXPO Sydney 2018 is being held from 14-17 June at the International Convention Centre (ICC), located at 14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW.
For more info and to buy tickets.