In another instance of “why doesn’t anybody tell me these things before it’s too late,” the Asia Adult Expo took place last week in Macau. Now in its third year, the expo is a three-day affair where sex toy manufacturers from all across the world come to exhibit their wares.
According to CNN GO, this year’s event drew 30,000 visitors, a 20% increase from 2009. Kenny Lo, one of the expo’s organizers, credits the upswing to a huge influx of women. Products geared toward the fairer sex (i.e. vibrators) made up 70% of the sales from the exhibitors. There also seems to be a growing demand in China, where pornography is still illegal, for cheaper sex toys.
According to Lo: “I’m seeing more cheap sex toys being sold at sex shops and adult expos in mainland China. Unlike the average of HK$1,000 and HK$2,000 here at the Asia Adult Expo, they go for a lot cheaper –usually under HK$100.”
I’ve always found it interesting that in the United States, there is still a stereotype of Asians not being particularly sexual (except for our exotic, slutty women) when all evidence seems to point to Asians as being more sexually adventurous and “interesting” than their Western counterparts (as regular readers of my posts probably already know).
So with that in mind, here are some images from this year’s expo, starting with a couple of my favorites. First, the President Obama sex doll:
I’m just curious as to who would actually purchase the Obama sex doll? The obvious answer would be some gay dude who has Presidential jungle fever, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was mostly Teabaggers with a strong desire to do to Obama what they feel he’s done to them. Well, at least now we have something to go with the Obama “Head O’ State” vibrator that was released last year:
And then there’s the artist Pricasso. And what qualifies him to appear at an adult expo? Maybe this description from his website will explain: “There are Millions of Artists in the World…BUT ONLY ONE WHO PAINTS WITH HIS PENIS…”
Happy Monday, everyone!