LOS ANGELES - The Sex in the City buzz is still going strong, but the 12th annual Erotica LA (ELA) expo brought the real deal to Los Angeles last weekend with an impressive turnout, making this the largest consumer erotic show in the United States.
ELA kicked off Friday night when couples joined hands for a "Sexy Vows" ceremony. Administered by Wicked Pictures power couple Brad Armstrong and jessica drake, the event gave couples a chance to win a pair of tickets to the steamy Temptation Resorts.
Saturday night was dubbed "Fetish Night" and began with a "Show Your Ink" contest hosted by Dave Navarro, Joanna Angel and POWER 106 FM's David ‘Tattoo' Gonzales. "Fetish Night" featured the first ever Favorite International Fetish Model award, presented to Masuimi Max.
The 3rd Annual F.A.M.E. (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) Awards also took place, hosted by Randy Spears and Jesse Jane. The awards show, which is voted by fans, brought out some of the biggest names in the business. After the show closed, VIP ticket holders enjoyed an exclusive after-party at Crash Mansion presented by Sexopolis.
"We are thrilled with the turnout this year," said ELA spokesperson Bonnie Shapiro. "Erotica LA isn't about sex, it's about a lifestyle that Southern Californians of all ages, genders and nationalities embrace. ELA is fun, contemporary, and offers attendees the chance to do or see things they've never experienced before. And, our new Sexopolis Rock Arena kept the crowd going all day!"
Other highlights included a Porn Star Q&A: Everything you Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask, Pole Dancing for Fun and Fitness workshop, Hollywood Men Dance Revue, Twisted Cherry Lingerie Show and Burlesque Performances.
Fans also met their favorite adult superstars including Tera Patrick, Stormy Daniels, jessica drake, Sasha Grey, Ashlynn Brooke, Kaylani Lei, Kirsten Price, Carmen Hart, Sunny Leone, Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, Belladonna, Ron Jeremy and Brittney Skye.
Myfreeimplants.com gave away a breast enhancement valued at $6,000. A $5 "Erotica Chip" was also given with each ticket, which was used to buy merchandise at one of 300 booths on the show floor.
Erotica LA 2009 will take place June 12, 13 and 14.
To view photos from the 2008 Erotica LA show, visit www.Erotica-LA.com.