Thursday, May 7th, 2009 - Sexpo
Sexpo comes to Perth May 21-24:  More than a quarter of Western Australian adults watch adult films, according to a Sex in Australia survey by La Trobe University. But while it is legal to own and buy adult films and magazines in WA, you can go to jail for selling an adult film from an adult shop to an adult.

With The Club X Sexpo coming to Perth later in the month for the first time in two years, General Manager Rob Godwin is hoping people will one day be able to celebrate their sexuality in a state with legislation that truly reflects community attitude.

“In Western Australia, 76 per cent of adults support the legal and restricted availability of adult films,” Mr Godwin said.

“It’s important that people can celebrate their sexuality and enjoy and maximise their sex life without feeling like they are doing something wrong. Wake up WA – sex is fun!”

Sexpo, the world’s largest adult lifestyle show, runs from 21-24 May at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and will be webcast live over the internet and via mobile phone for the first time in the event’s history. VIP packages will also be available for the first time.

“It’s a four-day public event that looks at all aspects of adult fun and entertainment, sexuality, health, and adult lifestyles. It gives people access to a huge amount of adult shopping, fun activities and non-stop entertainment, all in one convenient location.

As part of Sexpo, The Australian Sex Party will be looking for a Western Australian representative to join the country’s most progressive political party. Party Convenor Fiona Patten will speak at the event and be recruiting members in a drive to change WA’s current legislation.

The Sexpo exhibitor base has continually broadened since it first began 13 years ago and now incorporates aviation, wine tasting, marine sports, spa pools, hair and make up artists, physical fitness equipment and many other industries, including online dating sites.

Up to 35,000 patrons are expected to attend over the four days, with over 180 stands with 60 different companies exhibiting their latest products and services. “Many companies are from WA, so support your local business – stimulate the economy, stimulate your bedroom!”

The show will be headlined by comedian Russell Gilbert, who will share emcee duties with Penthouse Pet and pole dancing champion extraordinaire Miss Suzie Q. Acts will include the Sexpo Showgirls performing “the hottest threesome act ever seen at Sexpo”, Badboys Australia’s Menno Van Kampen and ‘penile artist’ Pricasso.

Guests can also try their luck in a game of beach cricket with UK porn stars Keisha Kane and Ree Petra from Harmony Films and go into the draw to win a trip for two to The Ashes – accompanied by the two stars.

The ‘Women’s Wonderland’ will provide a dedicated area just for ladies, including the finest luxury toys and lingerie, topless Badboys, hair and make up and photo studios. Throughout the event, money will also be raised for the McGrath Foundation’s fight against breast cancer.

The ‘Laporium’ promises continuous lap dances and pole dancing, and guests can even strap themselves in to ride the Wild Gerbil – ‘get on, and get off’ on the Sexpo Train!

Other activities include strip poker competitions, the famous amateur strip shows, the Sportsheets Kinky Couples Olympics, Hypnotist Mark Anthony, pole dance lessons, and the Sexpo Pole Dancing Championships. Visitors can also try their hand at making the staff wet and wild in the dunking machine.

On Thursday and Friday, all visitors receive a free ‘Love Rocket’ on entry.

For more information on Sexpo visit www.sexpo.com.au, or call 1800 004 422.

Top 13 Sexpo Sextistics
•Sexpo is the world’s largest adult lifestyle show with over 300,000 visitors per year
•This is the 13th year of continuous shows in Australia
•The show is held in seven major cities in Australia and South Africa
•South Africa Sexpo increased attendances by 62% during 2008
•Melbourne Sexpo increased attendees by 35% in 2008 – a six year high of just under 70,000
•Sexpo is the 3rd biggest annual Victorian show behind The Royal Show, and the Home Show
•94% of patrons say they would come back to another Sexpo
•Most of the attendees are couples (male/female) couple – 57%
•Another 18% are either single females or females that come with friends
•73% are between 18-35 years old
•72% purchase adult products at the show – mostly adult toys, lingerie & showbags

Perth Sexpo 2009 will run from Thursday 21 May to Sunday 24 May at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre:
- Thursday: 12pm to 11pm
- Friday: 11am to midnight
- Saturday: 11am to midnight
- Sunday: 11am to 9pm

Russell Gilbert
Enjoy the comedic stylings of Russell as he works with Suzie Q & Menno to bring you the most entertaining stage shows at Sexpo ever! From a very early age Russell Gilbert has been fanatical about two things - footy and comedy.
Russell has written and performed in the Comedy Company for Network 10, received a Logie nomination for Best Comedy performer, was an essential part of the Hey Hey It’s Saturday team, starred in his own Russell Gilbert Show on the Nine Network, hosted the national radio broadcast Russell Gilbert Live, toured in the U.S. with Russell Crowe and his band, broadcast on radio Triple M, co-hosted with Livinia Nixon on the Nine Network series Bark Off , has appeared as a celebrity guest on programs including Joker Poker and Temptation, and has written for and mentored cast of Network Ten’s comedy series The Wedge.

Suzie Q
Suzie Q is a world renowned erotic dancer and glamour model. Suzie is also the current Miss Nude Australia, Miss Pole Dance NSW and winner of the Arena TV series Erotic Star “The Search For Our Most Sensuous Performer”.
She also recently came Runner Up in the Penthouse Pet of the year competition held at Men’s Gallery. Suzie is an international Showgirl and TV personality. Her specialties include pole dancing, aerial hoop and creating shows that take a unique perspective on modern striptease.
Suzie Q recently competed in Adelaide against Australia’s best exotic dancers to gain the title of “Miss Nude Australia” for 2008 she is also the winner of the TV series “Erotic Star: The Search For Our Most Sensuous Performer”.

Menno Van Kampen
Menno is the owner and operator of Badboys Australia and most recently has become Sexpo’s Sexy emcee travelling with the Sexpo show around Australia. Menno has been performing with Badboys for eight years and was a main performer for Man Power in Las Vegas for four years! He choreographs and trains all the Badboys and is one of Sexpo’s top stars!

Pricasso
Party tricks can end in embarrassment, broken relationships and, quite often, trips to the hospital. When a penis is involved, it can involve all three of these pitfalls. But for one man, the party trick to end all party tricks has launched an amazing career that sees him travelling the world and painting up a storm, no brush required. See the world leaders and Sexpo patrons painted with a knob!

Queensland’s Badboys
Internationally-acclaimed Badboys Australia strut their stuff Live on the Sexpo stage. Sizzling dance routines, rock hard abs and bodies to die for, these boy’s are HOT!!! Come say hi to the guys and grab your own personally-autographed calendar or have your own picture taken with them.

Hypnotist Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony is one of Australia’s busiest stage hypnotists, and once you have seen ‘Mark Anthony’s Hypnotic Sexpo Show’ you will see why! With “real volunteers really hypnotised!” ‘Mark Anthony’s Hypnotic Sexpo Show’ is the only place you can ‘See the Show... Or Be the Show!’

For further information and images please contact:
Sandra Chester, PPR, 08 9388 0944, 0433 107 887, [email protected]
John Cooke, PPR, 08 9388 0944, 0433 679 780, [email protected]

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Sexpo, the world’s largest adult lifestyle show, runs from 21-24 May at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre and will be webcast live over the internet and via mobile phone for the first time in the event’s history. VIP packages will also be available for the first time.
John Cooke
P: 08 9388 0944
M: 0433 679 780
W: www.sexpo.com.au/

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With The Club X Sexpo coming to Perth later in the month for the first time in two years, General Manager Rob Godwin is hoping people will one day be able to celebrate their sexuality in a state with legislation that truly reflects community attitude.

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