Taboo, the annual trade show of adult toys and, er, marital aids, returns to its old haunt the Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place) Jan. 30 – Feb. 2. Now in its 13th year of helping visitors explore the worlds of pole-dancing, porn star prosthetics and phallic-shaped chocolates, Taboo, the Naughty But Nice Sex Show has, as usual, a roster of entertainment, seminars and guests.
Let’s have an almost-safe-for-work at what to expect at the show.
Dancers. Among the entertainment at this year’s Taboo is Body Heat Canada All Male Review, Endangered Species with Jenny Duffy (presented by the respected Harbour Dance Centre), burlesque dancing with Taboo Burlesque and a pole-dancing competition/demonstration, Miss Pole Dance Taboo, presented by Tantra Fitness, and self-styled “erotic artisan” Brent Ray Fraser.
Porn stars. Both Ron Jeremy and Alexis Texas will hold autograph sessions during the weekend and appear together (doing what, we can’t imagine) on the main stage on Saturday night. Jeremy is well-known to adult-film aficionados for having appeared in almost every dirty movie ever made (only a slight exaggeration). Alexis Texas won a Best Ass (Fan’s Choice) Award in 2012 and a Performer Site of the Year Award in 2013 for AlexisTexas.com. Her oeuvre includes Batman XXX and Super-Man Vs. Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody (we’re not making that up).
Exhibitors. Among the many exhibitors displaying their wares, you can expect to find a full range of S&M gear (as well as a dungeon) for all those 50 Shades of Grey fans out there, body hair removal practitioners, sexologists and Suicide Girls. There’s a whole lot more which you can see here.
Are you looking forward to this year’s Taboo? Have you been before? What were some highlights (that you can tell us about)? Let us know in the comments section below. Thanxxx!