by Rich Moreland, February 2019
This post is a brief visit to the Novelty Expo that was a part of the larger adult trade show in Las Vegas. Before we begin, a disclaimer is in order.
Neither I nor my cohorts—photographer Kevin Sayers and videographer Davyana San Miguel—were offered any compensation by any manufacturer for the photos in this article. We just wandered around and observed, enjoying everything we encountered.
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Passing through the crowded and noisy rooms connected with the on-screen part of the Adult Entertainment Expo and into the AVN Novelty Expo is akin to moving from a frat party to an executive suite.
‘Tis a pity, too, considering most fans never make it this far. Without porn stars ready for conversation and a signed photo or cammers with their computers, the atmosphere immediately loses some of its appeal.
Nevertheless, you never know who you might find hanging around. Maybe a superstar like Manuel Farrara.
There is certainly a lot of room to walk around and greet vendors, look at products, and ask for demonstrations.
What is trending this year are sex dolls, a rising product in adult at-home entertainment. Of course, some are caricatures (avatars?) that look like they came out of a Pure Taboo film.
But realism is making headway in manufacturing these days giving the dolls a natural appearance that at first is deceiving when seen from a brief distance. Up close a truer picture comes into focus but for the purchaser, the “feel” is as good as ever, or so I’m told.
Don’t get too carried away, though. Never forget that the dolls are inanimate which means some customers may only want the more intimate parts!
Requires a little imagination, I think.
Apparel also plays a big part in the novelties show, especially for women.
Thigh highs are always in demand . . .
. . . Then there is Thighbrush!
Umm? Wonder what that could be? Oh, it’s designed to appeal to the man with a beard and the lady he loves! Sorta gets her in the mood.
The fetish crowd always loves to see their paraphernalia on display. The kinky sort might pick up a little something to take home. Maybe replace those worn out wrist restraints.
Gotta make those sexy BDSM connections that will light up her night!
Toy vendors improve their products every year and it’s evident that manufacturing has come a long (no pun intended) way.
Attracting the female customer is a major thrust (oops! another pun apology!) in the industry these days.
Of course, women are approached with exquisite promises that just the right outfit brings the joy of sex! If that doesn’t work for the lady . . . .
. . . She can create her own solo excitement in a very private moment.
I was going to leave the next one out, but mechanization is a part of the adult industry and the pleasure it provides. So, those of you who are prudish please look the other way!
To be honest, motorbunny was not in the novelty room, but I threw this in anyway to let you know “personal items” could be found in other parts of the show.
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Before we leave the novelties, Kevin snapped the perfect picture to describe the dilemma the adult industry faces everyday.
Sometimes selling a sexy good time has its quiet moments . . .
Thanks Hard Rock for hosting the show!