Fancy attending the UK’s largest sex expo?
The world’s largest and longest running sexual health and lifestyle exhibition returns to the UK for, what is set to be, another exciting and educational experience. Boasting everything from on-site strip clubs, fetish rooms and lap dancing bars to some unique and innovative shopping opportunities, Birmingham’s NEC has never seen the like before.
In this feature, we give you a whirlwind tour of what you can expect from this year’s Sexpo UK event including when it’s on, where it is and how much the tickets are.
What is Sexpo UK?
Launched in Australia in 1996, Sexpo is the longest running and largest adult lifestyle expo in the world. Though the event is still firmly based in Oz, Sexpo went global in 2007 by expanding, first to South Africa, and then to other countries.
The first UK event was held in London in 2015 with the 2019 event due to be held in October in the West Midlands.
Far from being an exhibition of porn, Sexpo is predominantly a sex-positive event focusing on health and sexuality as well as celebrating alternative adult lifestyles. The shows are as much about entertainment as they are educational and the organisers go out of their way to ensure that their events are both LGBTQ and female friendly.
Sponsored by MyFreeCams, Sexpo UK 2019 will once again be a fun experience for open-minded adults looking to spend a wild weekend and to celebrate sex, in all its diversity.
What’s on at Sexpo UK 2019?
The 2019 Sexpo will once again bring together a huge selection of exhibitors, attractions and special guests to keep visitors entertained. From shopping opportunities to rides, experiences and shows to educational seminars and celebrity guests, Sexpo is expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors over three days.
Exhibitors and vendors range from nightclubs and striptease agencies to modelling agencies and adult novelty suppliers. It’s a great opportunity for anyone working in the adult industry as well as the (open-minded) general public.
In order to make sure everyone is happy, there is plenty planned for 2019 and here’s a small taster of what t expect…
With a few months still to go before Sexpo kicks off the final details of who will be attending the exhibition have not yet been published but you can expect:
- Lifestyle – covering a whole range of adult interests the lifestyle exhibitors will be offering products, services and experiences including bedding, furniture (fetish and traditional), simulators, aspirational products and even physic readings, wine tasting and vaping.
- Fashion – Sexpo always attracts some great exhibitors from the fetish community including leatherwear and corsets but you will also be able to buy shoes, jewellery, handbags, hair and skin care, club wear and adult star clothing.
- Health & Fitness – shows usually attract a huge variety of services and products and will include on-site tattooing, piercing and waxing to health information services, demonstrations and glamour photography.
- Technology – there are usually some great stands showcasing the latest innovations in VR gaming, camming, robotics and ‘companion’ dolls plus other adult applications for virtual reality devices.
- Education and Charity Organisations – previous events have attracted exhibitors as diverse as HIV screening and social awareness charities to breast cancer, parents without partners and sex workers outreach groups.
The 2019 event has already confirmed two on-site strip clubs, a bar lounge and fetish playrooms plus much more besides….
Run by Goldfingers, Australia’s premier strip and gentleman’s club chain, the Laporium is somewhere you can head for a few drinks and be dazzled by the talents of beautiful ladies. As well as erotic strip shows and tabletop dancing, you can pay for your own personal lap dance.
Unless you have a free pass (see below), entrance to the Laporium is £10.
The Eagle Leather fetish playroom offers the curious a chance to explore the world of bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism in a safe and fun environment. This is Australia’s fetish elite on hand to show you the ropes…literally.
All Male Revue
The Aussie Badboys are an infamous male strip group that have a reputation for putting on an interactive show that no woman can forget.
Meet n Greets
The 2019 Sexpo UK will host a meet and greet for fans of one of the hottest adult entertainers in the world, Madson Missina. Voted Australian Porn Star of the Year 2015, Missina is the official tour guide for this year’s Sexpo.
Also booked to attend the event are:
- Lisa Ann
- Jasmine James
- Marcia Hase
- Zara Du Rose
- Luna Toxxxic
- Elouise Please
Shows & Competitions
In addition to all of the shopping and other attractions the main stage will be running a great programme of entertainment including fetish demonstrations, comedy hypnotists and a selection of internationally acclaimed stage acts.
There will also be an amateur strip competition and sexy cosplay competition.
Seminars and Education
Alongside exhibitors, there will be a full schedule of seminars in the SHARE (Sexual Health And Relationship Expo) theatre.
As well as all of the above there is a great selection of bars and lounges plus catering stands to ensure all of your appetites are sated. Don’t forget that the After Party on Sunday night is by ticket only but these events are well worth paying the extra for, if you can get a ticket.
When is Sexpo UK 2019?
Sexpo UK will be held from Friday 25th October 2019 to Sunday 27th October 2019.
How Much Are Tickets to Sexpo UK 2019?
There are three grades of tickets for the 2019 Sexpo UK:
- General Admission
- Lounge Pass
- Platinum Pass
General admission tickets are priced at £25 (or £30 on the day). For this you will get:
- Entry to all three days of Sexpo
- Access to stage shows and exhibition area
- Access to public bars and catering
However, entry to the lounge areas will require an additional fee and is restricted by the number of people attending.
Lounge passes are priced at £55 (or £60 on the day) and provide ticket holders with the same access as detailed above plus priority access and ONE free entry to:
- Lounge areas
- Grandstand and VIP Bar
- Laporium (on-site strip club)
- All Male Revue (on-site strip club)
- Fetish Playroom
- Seminar Room
- Sunday night After Party
Platinum passes are priced at £110 (or £120 on the day) and include all of the same benefits as the Lounge Pass but with unlimited access and free entry to all of the above areas, plus:
- VIP red-carpet entry to Sexpo
- VIP red-carpet entry to the Sunday night After Party
- Platinum Pass Lanyard
- VIP Show Bag (includes £60 voucher)
- Backstage Access Pass to meet the performers including a photo-opportunity
- Platinum Pass seating at the front of the main stage
Where is Sexpo UK 2019?
The 2019 Sexpo UK will be held at the Birmingham NEC. The National Exhibition Center is located at Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PA.
There is plenty of car-parking on site but this is not free so you may wish to look at parking outside of the venue and travelling in using public transport. The Birmingham International train station is located just five minutes’ walk away but there are plenty of buses which run services to the NEC.
More Information on Sexpo UK 2019
If you’d like further details on the 2019 Sexpo UK event then you can find full programming information and news via their website.
Alternatively, you can follow the Sexpo UK team on social media using any of these platforms:
All featured images via Sexpo UK.