World's Most Wild and Best Sex Festivals
Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival
The Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival, or FICEB (Festival Internacional de Cinema Eròtic de Barcelona in Catalan) is an annual Spanish pornographic film festival and awards ceremony.
The FICEB has three awards for different categories of pornographic films, the Ninfa (Nymph) for heterosexual pornography, the HeatGay for gay pornography films and the Tacón de Aguja (High heel or Stiletto heel) for BDSM and sexual fetish films.
Folsom Street Fair , San Francisco USA
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The Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held on the last Sunday in September and caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The Folsom Street Fair, sometimes simply referred to as "Folsom", takes place on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets, in San Francisco's South of Market district.
The event started in 1984 and is California's third largest spectator event and the world's largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture. It has grown as a non-profit charity, and local and national non-profits benefit with all donations at the gates going to charity groups as well as numerous fundraising schemes within the festival including games, beverage booths and even spanking for donations to capitalize on the adult-themed exhibitionism.
Nudes-A-Poppin' Pageant, Indiana - USA
(No photo sorry - too much for your eyes LOL)
Nudes-A-Poppin is an annual pageant for nude males and females competing in erotic dance. The pagent has been held annually since the 1970s by Ponderosa Sun Club, Roselawn, Indiana, USA and attacts over 5,000 spectators each year.
Brussels International Festival of Eroticism
The Brussels International Festival of Eroticism is a trade show and festival for the European adult entertainment industry held each February in Brussels. The most notable event during the Festival is the European X Awards, a movie award for the European adult video industry. The Festival and the European X Awards are a European equivalent to the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and the AVN Awards in the United States.
Each participating country (typically Germany, Italy, France, and Spain) is given their own set of awards, including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
Erotica is an adult, consumer exhibition held each November at Olympia, London, UK. A mainstream ‘lifestyle show’ aimed primarily at women and couples, visitors are encouraged to celebrate or re-kindle their relationships with goods and services aimed to enhance their love lives. Erotica's organisers claim that it is now the world's largest lifestyle show "for freethinking adults who are comfortable with their sexuality".
Exhibitors, including many small to medium-sized companies and sole traders, offer: fashion, corsetry, lingerie, shoes, jewellery, art, photography, sculpture, adult toys, games, books, dvds, furniture and romantic gifts. Popular, free entertainment includes: stage shows that run several times each day and are produced by London's Torture Garden; The Fantasy Boys' strip tease; entertainers that wander among the crowds; workshops and demonstrations (including glamour photography, bodycasting and burlesque classes); and a team of NHS sexual health advisors offering free advice, condoms and chlamydia testing. Erotica is keen to promote safe, respectful and responsible sex, and welcomes visitors of all persuasions – straight, gay and transgender.
HÅnen Matsuri, Japan
a fertility festival celebrated every year on March 15 in Japan. HÅnen means rich harvest in Japanese, while a matsuri is a festival. The HÅnen festival and ceremony celebrate the blessings of a bountiful harvest and all manner of prosperity and fertility.
The best known of these festivals takes place in the town of Komaki, just north of Nagoya City. The festival's main features are Shinto priests playing musical instruments, a parade of ceremonially garbed participants, all-you-can-drink sake, and a 280 kg (620 pound), 2.5 meter (96 inch)-long wooden phallus. The wooden phallus is carried from a shrine called Shinmei Sha (in even-numbered years) on a large hill or from Kumano-sha Shrine (in odd-numbered years), to a shrine called Tagata Jinja.
The festival starts with celebration and preparation at 10:00 a.m. at Tagata Jinja, where all sorts of foods and souvenirs (mostly phallus-shaped or related) are sold. Sake is also passed out freely from large wooden barrels. At about 2:00 p.m. everyone gathers at Shinmei Sha for the start of the procession. Shinto priests say prayers and impart blessings on the participants and mikoshi, as well as on the large wooden phallus, which are to be carried along the parade route.