BDSM 101. Female ejaculation. Anal play for beginners. These aren't your typical convention-floor seminar topics. But then again, The Sex Show an erotic trade and educational show taking place today through Sunday at the Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue isn't your typical convention. "I'd like to think of it as a well-rounded event celebrating human beings as sexual creatures, with an emphasis on education," says show co-owner David Stein. In other words, there will be lots of delightfully naughty stuff going down.
Along with three days of enlightening and titillating seminars, the eighteen-and-older expo features a wide variety of sexy goods and services ("It's a dildo mall, to some extent," jokes Love Slave, a local presenter who will run an educational dungeon at the show) and a main stage featuring fashion shows, adult film star appearances and burlesque acts. To up the erotic ante, a free shuttle bus will run between the show and the Diamond Cabaret and Steakhouse every half-hour. The program wraps up tonight and tomorrow night with performances by Wank Punter, a so-called porn band supported by a (cough) talented team of "backup singers" called the Fluffettes. How educational.
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Tickets are $25 per day, or $40 for a weekend pass. For more information, go to www.thesexshow2008.com or call 1-866-713-9484.
Fri., Feb. 8, 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., Feb. 9, noon-midnight; Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 2008