MANCHESTER, England — Sexhibition, billed as "the erotic event of the year,' is set for Manchester, England this August.
To be held Aug. 21-23, Sexhibition this year is partnered with kinky messenger app, Whiplr, for the three-day sex celebration.
A far cry from “sterile” trade expos, Sexhibition combines numerous elements: an in-house cinema; a pole dancing club; a dedicated fetish club Dystopia; a T-Bar hosted by finalists from “Ru Paul's Drag Race”; a pinup competition; a burlesque supper club featuring stars from around the globe; a Torture Garden show; lingerie and latex fashion shows; more than 80 shops and exhibitors; and workshops in everything from Japanese rope bondage and “Practical Sexual Techniques” to how to striptease for your lover and pole dancing; and they even have an erotic life drawing class.
With more than 85 porn stars in attendance, attendees can meet and greet their favorites and then party with them in the Pinup & Porn Stars party, held on the Saturday night. Attendees may also get a picture taken on the Game of Bones, Dildo Throne.
Event Organizer Cheryl Smith said, "We're delighted to see everyone's reactions to Sexhibition! The hype surrounding the event is immense. Our aim was to create a sex positive event that is simultaneously inclusive and exclusive — a fully immersive weekend that's a feast for all the senses, in an ultra glamorous setting and I think we've nailed it!"
The event kicks off with a B2B trade event on Aug. 21. Decision makers and companies from around the world will come together to network as well as see an informative talk from sex toy giants LELO on the future of the industry. In addition, there will be a panel debate chaired by Gareth May from The Times & The Telegraph about whether porn should be kept behind a paywall.
Daniel Sevitt of Whiplr said, "We couldn’t be more excited about bringing Whiplr to Manchester this August. The Sexhibition in partnership with Whiplr is gearing up to be an outstanding event organized with genuine integrity. It’s a great opportunity for us to introduce Whiplr to both the kink curious and the kink committed."