Sex is on the agenda this month and it’s all about accessory-assisted sexuality. Next weekend, The 5th China International Adult Toys and Reproductive Health Exhibition (a.k.a. China Adult-Care Expo—we love the name) takes place. As an exclusive and trade-only show, China Adult-Care Expo has become one of the more renowned trading fairs in the industry. Items on display will include: vibrators, dildos, love dolls, anal stimulators, bondage gear, lube, erotic furniture, piercing, condoms, toys for girls/boys, lingerie, S&M gear, sex-related medicines, and we-have-no-idea -what-that-does-but -it-looks-scary products.
Last year set the record for the biggest crowds when 30 000 people attended the exhibition. This weekend, 85 exhibitors from Sweden, China, America, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong will show their stuff to visitors from more than 30 countries.
“China Adult-Care Expo has become a genuine pageant in adult toys industry providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to find out about trends and new technologies.The exhibition is dedicated to bringing together everyone that has a professional interest in adult care products.”
And if you can’t make it to the Adult-Care Expo this weekend and you’re still craving a piece of vibrating rubber, there is always the massive sex market on Suzhou Creek which so few seem to know about–so here you go and you can thank/punish us for it later.
As Smart Shanghai’s Matsume describes the place: it’s: “a sex market about four floors, full of shops with all kinds of goodies. They have everything from dildos, lubes, vibrators, S&M outfits, lingerie and herbal viagra as well.”
The market has hundreds of little shops and you can pick up a variety of odd cheap contraptions. But if you would prefer to spend a bit more and get some really decent artistry, Swedish brand, Bloomnine, who recently set up shop in Shanghai, will sort you out.
The 5th China International Adult Toys Exhibition
Dates: July 19 – 21
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Venue: Shanghai International Exhibition Center (INTEX Shanghai)
No. 77 Xingyi Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
Suzhou Creek Sex Market:
Kai xuan men Dasha , 428 Tianmu Zhong Road (Take Line 1 metro to Xinzha Lu. Cross the bridge over the river and its two blocks straight ahead on the right side), taxi print out here.
Photo by Dan Washburn. For photos of the 2005 Exhibition go here.
Previously on Shanghaiist:
Wanna find out how the ancient Chinese had sex?
Facing stiff competition, Shanghai sex museum makes comeback
Local adult toy trade show attracts Canadian educators
Shanghai Sexpo: ‘And now we will begin exercising’
Interview: Fu Erqiang, adult products manufacturer
This article was originally posted on ChinaTravel.net.