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In Sao Paulo, was the largest exhibition of erotica in Latin America

April 24 2008

This week in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo was completed 9-day is the largest exhibition of erotica in Latin America, attended by about 20 thousand people. Erotic Fair Erotika Fair, which was first held in 1996, has since increased steadily, not least because of the increasing interest from women.

"Ten years ago, women represented just five percent of the sex-shop customers. Now their number - 70-80 percent," - says the organizer of the event Eveydo Shiroma. "Brazilian women have become much more open about sex because of how it is portrayed in the media, including soap operas," - he adds. Shiroma said that the fair Erotika Fair - is erotic, not pornography.

Particularly popular here use perfumed gels designed to enhance lovemaking, which can be bought for 10 reais ($ 7). They, along with various outfits, nurses, and leopard skin g-strings, were Brazilian made.

The greater part of other merchandise - vibrators, furred handcuffs, adult games, plastic genitalia, rectal plugs and the like - Imported from China and, to a lesser extent, the United States.

"The Chinese stuff is definitely inferior quality, but they are cheap so it sells well," - says a saleswoman at one of the stands.

Visitors to the fair - mostly young couples who seemed entirely at ease choosing accessories for their entertainment. "This is normal. There are no taboos, it is just like going to a supermarket," - says 30-year-old Wagner Souza, who came here with his 18-year-old girlfriend. "We are here to cater to our fantasies, everybody should come here" - he added, refusing to clarify the truth about what fantasies are talking about.

Shiroma explained that in Brazil, a woman often takes the initiative in sex in their hands, afraid of losing him. "She is very serious about relationships, her husband did not go to the left" - he says.

According to him, women are also active viewers at various shows and shows where he finds the fair. At one of these shows, on stage by three dancers, the women really were not less than one third of spectators.

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