A vibrator with camera and wifi, a line of erotic products for evangelicals, stimulating gels, a giant penis to be mounted or the famous «Whatsapp black» are the attractions of the Sexy Fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s biggest erotic fair Which seeks to break the taboos in the country.
«Despite being a secular country, Brazil, which does not have a denominated official religion, is a very prejudiced country with eroticism, sexuality and these issues,» explains Efe Osmar Gil, the organizer of the event.
The Sexy Fair has returned to Rio de Janeiro this year after four years of absence and with the expectation of attracting some 80,000
People during the six days of the event, which ends this Sunday.
«We changed the style of the fair because there were issues around it, a lot of prejudice about the event, about the issue,» laments Gil.
The Brazilian erotic market annually moves about 1 billion reais (about 315 million dollars) and employs about 100,000 people directly and indirectly, according to data from the Brazilian Association of the Erotic and Sensual Market (Abeme).
At the fair you can find hundreds of erotic and sexual objects for all tastes, although the female audience is the main visitor to the fair and recipient of the products.
According to the organization, 68% of visitors to the fair are women, and the average age is between 35 and 40 years.
Gil points out that «there are many couples and few single people» and that «women are the biggest consumers of erotic products, especially when they have a fixed partner» because they want to «innovate in the relationship, but the relationship ends up monotonous and End up separating «.
The sensation this year is a vibrator that has a built-in camera and even wifi, so that distance is not an impediment between couples at the time of pleasure, at the price of 1,550 reais (about 500 dollars).
«It has a camera on the tip that helps in sexual disorders, such as vaginismus or flaccidity of the pelvic muscle,» says Mirna Zelioli, one of the product sellers.
In addition, the vibrator, «for those women who like to play with their husbands, has a Wi-Fi system, you can use the camera, pass the vibrator through the body and send the images to the husband, and that excitement starts well before, when The husband is even working, «adds the official.
Zelioli stresses that «sometimes people think it’s just pleasure, but no, the erotic market today offers much more than this, it offers health, treatment, high body knowledge …».
In his stand explains that they sell «a line of ‘masajadores’, which are different vibrators to those that the market is accustomed today in Brazil, all of anticancer silicone, rechargeable products, waterproof, lithium batteries …» And that there is another vibrator «with bluetooth and camera» to quickly send the images «with a wonderful resolution».
More moderate to the naked eye, another of the attractions in this edition is a line of products for the evangelical public, created by a couple of evangelicals that also provides consulting for couples who follow the same religion and who want cosmetics and products to use in their relationships Sexual without ‘exceeding’ their principles.
«We decided to enter this market when we discovered that it was something that could help couples. I saw many friends leave the church because they had problems in their relationship and did not find answers to it, and they were told that this was the devil’s action for Destroy their relationship, «says Joao Ribiero.
«In most cases, it was a much simpler matter, a sexual difficulty that could be corrected with the help of cosmetics,» adds the creator of the erotic product line for evangelicals, who have «a few more discreet wrappers and some Softer odors «, avoiding, for example, the use of red color.
Among the evangelical public, the star product is the Bullet vibrator, which does not have the usual form of male member and is a small vibrating capsule that comes with a control, aiming to stimulate the clitoris and the G-spot of the woman.
Other products that are in high demand are erotic gels, such as the vibrating gel, which is «a liquid vibrator: you place it in the ‘local’ (genitals) and starts to vibrate, stimulates both the man and the woman,» According to Alessandra Scheiz, owner of a line of erotic products.
Erotic shows, a double of ‘Whatsapp’ black (famous memes character) with which to take photos or attractions like a giant penis that must be climbed like a bull, avoid falling, join conferences and debates about Eroticism and sexuality that seek to break down barriers in a conservative society.
«Rio de Janeiro may be the most open city in Brazil, but it is still closed with this theme, people have a great resistance in talking about sexuality. There is a lot of taboo, although there is carnival and novels with many scenes of nudism, when Is spoken of sexuality, however, everything is prohibited, «laments Osmar Gil.