Everything to do with Sex Show | Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction
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The Salon de L’Amour et de la Seduction will be held at Place Bonaventure from January 18th to 20th 2013. It is considered as North America’s best Adult Consumer Show: http://www.amouretseduction.com | http://www.everythingtodowithsex.com/salon.html
The Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction’s ”whole entertainment lineup has been updated for this year, featuring all new entertainment. Look forward to seminars presented by industry professionals. Also check out the Dungeon area to see and learn more about the local Montreal fetish community. Look forward to shopping for the latest and greatest products from our vendors, everything from teeth whitening to glass toys. New for 2013 we have completely updated all our 2012 area and guests including the Sexy Fitness Zone (details will be posted soon) and added new areas: the Erotic Art Area, Celebrity Star Area, Social Media Lounge, and Fifty Shades Playroom!!” (amouretseduction.com, 2013)
“Salon de L’Amour et de la Seduction is a window into the world of the products and services that enhance one’s sex life. Products range from the hottest new sex toys, lingerie and leather fashions and sensual fragrances, to books, body and visual art, erotic massage and health and nutrition.”
Sex Consumption, welcome to the Dungeon, Lingerie and leather fashion & sex with Dr. Jess are the four themes that I will briefly discuss about. Whether or not you have been to Montreal’s sex show, here is a picture collage that will either help you better imagine & visualize it or trigger your past memories as you read the following.
Men & women, single married or in a relationship, alone, in couples or with friends… Regardless of age, culture & sexual orientation, hundreds of people visited this “kingdom of fantasies & desires”. This grand “sex shopping-mall” showcases an abundant selection of sex products & services such as sex toys, lingerie, condoms, sexy paintings, masques, sex books, sex workshop, sex «party services», sex shows, strippers, pole dancers, porn movies, penis & vulva-shaped chocolates & lollipops, luxurious & romantic motel rooms & so much more!
One can experience, discover, learn, participate and shop at the same time, at the same place. Such sex show or gallery can truly stimulate all 5 of the senses. One can taste breast-shaped candies &/or drink a beer, hear the echos of spanking and whipping sounds, see naked bodies decorated with paint, dip fingers in fluorescent shower gels, feel the multiple levels of dildo vibrations, get a free airbrush tattoo, spray some sex-formula perfume etc. At the “everything to do with sex show, you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste the various ways of consuming & producing love, seduction & sex. One of the many things that impressed me was the fact that the showcasing & selling of products&services were bathing in an ocean of information. In other words, aside from being entertaining, they were also informative, taking the time to listen to potential consumers & communicate with them at a personal & private level. Also, it was great to see that the medical cabinet specialized in sexual health (Clinique A) was present to distribute condoms & heart-shaped chocolates.In addition, the fact of having sex experts, sexologists on the field (ex: Dr.Jess ) is another example which I consider tremendously valuable. This said, it is this beautiful balance between consuming sex products & services & consuming the sex information & “sex health tools knowledge that contributed to my overall positive feeback about the Montreal sex show.
Welcome to the Dungeon
In BDSM (bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, sadism/masochism) sexual play, “a dungeon is any space set aside for “scene” activities” – Wikipedia.
A dungeon area at the Salon de l’Amour et de la Seduction? Yes of course! A show or exhibit about everything to do with sex cannot be complete without presenting the different possible flavours of sex practices & this does not exclude BDSM. Although pictures were forbidden in this section of the “everything to do with sex show” exhibit, above is an image to stimulate your imagination. As I entered this place I was welcomed by men & women dressed in black & I was greeted with echoes of spanking & whipping. In addition, it was interesting to hear one of the women speak to the audience-visitors, providing them with information & explanations about BDSM practices. Interested to find out more, I approached two members of the community who kindly made the time to discuss with me. After shortly “interviewing” each one of them separately, I have significantly gained more insights about their experiences, practices & the Montreal Fetish community in general.
“It’s a playground” one of them said & that, regardless of where you practice BDSM (at home or in dungeons). Respect, fun & security were values constantly emphasized by both of the individuals. We spoke about practices, rules, codes of conduct, events & meetings, dress codes & sex.
In an attempt to clarify some misconceptions, one of the individuals said: “with swingers, everything is possible until you says no. With BDSM, noting will happen until you say yes”
In sum, my short journey in the dungeon area was fascinating! Thanks to the two individuals in question.
Lingerie and leather fashion
Here are few of the pictures which I took during one of the shows. Well, if this represents what is trending in the bedroom this year, you sure will find a piece of lingerie in your favorite color! Bedroom apparel, another expression of love & seduction.
Sex with Dr. Jess
During my visit at this Montreal exhibit, I had the opportunity to attend to Dr.Jessica O’Reilly’s seminar/workshop about oral sex. Dr. Jess “is a sexologist, public speaker and author”. This sex & relationship expert has also hosted PlayboyTV’s SWING” (sexwithdrjess.com). Recently, Dr. Jess’ new book Hot Sex Tips, Tricks, and Licks: Sizzling Touch and Tongue Techniques for Amazing Orgasms was released (January 2013).
Dr. O’Reilly’s workshop was informative & entertaining. Her expertise & great communication skills have captivated my attention. Even if sex talks in general make some people feel shy or trigger some level of discomfort, this author constantly encouraged this segment of the audience to feel more at ease with a touch of humor.
After her presentation regarding oral pleasure & oral sex, her & I briefly discussed. It’s just amazing to meet someone with whom you have lots in common. & since I am a person who also optimistically seeks to pursue my academic, professional & artistic goals & dreams, Dr.Jess certainly is an inspiration. Assisting to her “sex conference” & interacting with her was a true highlight of my experience at Montreal’s sex show.
There is no other better way to summarize my visit than with the letters s, e and x. The Salon de L’Amour et de la Seduction has met my expectations for many reasons some of which I have presented above. This sex show indeed is a “window into the world of the products and services that enhance one’s sex life”. It is filled with a world of fantasies & desires to be met, explored & satisfied. Overall, this grand “sex shopping-mall” did have “everything to do with sex” & that includes adopting a clitoris!
If you haven’t been, would you go?
If you have been, what are your thoughts about Canada’s best Adult Consumer Show?