The Salón Erótico de Barcelona has never been shy, and it looks set to be Europe’s sex capital for four days this October. The event is sponsored by Apricots, a Spanish escorts agency.
It’s hard to know what to expect at the Salón Erótico – anything can happen. There will be everything from sex shows to BDSM demonstrations to sex toys on sale. Hundreds of porn stars will be making appearances; this year’s special guest is Nacho Vidal, one of Spain’s most famous adult actors. It’s also an opportunity for porn producers to display their latest releases. Those wanting a more hands-on experience can try out their luck in a casting, film their own porn or even join in on the action.
But the event offers more than just porn. There are exhibitions of erotic art as well as an LGBT section and women-only area with workshops, talks and more. The organizers aim to promote not just the action, but also the culture and the aesthetic of the erotic industry.