Top 10 Provocative Porn Conventions To See Before You Die!

The stigma surrounding hardcore porn has massively fallen off in the internet era, and pornography is perhaps the most widely accepted it’s ever been.

And it’s no secret that porn was massively popular before it was mainstream – which means that porn conventions are big business. 

An adult entertainment expo is a great chance for people with similar interests to come together and celebrate their love of porn.

Lisa Ann with fans at an adult sex convention

Whether it’s the latest cumtube-equipped fantasy dildo on the market or the humble art of fisting, there’s something for every crowd and community.

Best of all, there is an inversely disproportionate number of virgins to Comic-Con! 

Read on, dear adult industry-enthusiast, for a breakdown of the ten best adult conventions, AVN award show events, and porn trade events in the world!

10FetishCon (FetCon) 

Porn fans photograph a pornstar at an adult expo

The world’s premiere adult convention focussing exclusively on all things related to the fetishistic, FetCon is where it’s at for those loving the weird and the kinky.

The industry’s leading vendors, speakers and specialists will attend this kinky party, selling a whole host of freaky BDSM/shibari/kink toys, costumes and accessories and services instructing you on how to get the very best out of them. 

There will also be special play-dungeon access permitted to visitors and exhibitors, pervy-pool, and a new BDSM-theme after-show access available to the lucky few.

After being postponed, there is high demand for tickets in 2022 and beyond. So the sooner you book, the sooner you have a shot at making it into these exclusive events, everyone! 

When is FetishCon? 

The fetish fair will run August 11th-14th. 

Where is FetCon? 

In a break from the tradition of putting all the naughty stuff in a casino venue in Las Vegas, FetCon will be in St Petersburg, FL. 

How Much Are Tickets?

An all-access ticket with a pool pass costs $100.

9The Annual Gentlemen’s Club Expo

The Gentleman's Club Expo promo

This annual adult entertainment expo takes place in Las Vegas, dedicated specifically to adult entertainment clubs.

More like a trade show than some of the other conventions on this list, the AGCE is a great chance for club owners to get together and talk about their business strategies and new products. 

After being postponed for 2020 and 2021, the show was back in business after a long hiatus and will feature 150 business-to-business booths.

An estimated 2000 porn-loving fans will be at the event this year, so it will be a big one and a triumphant return to form, with an award show ceremony included!

Is The Annual Gentlemen’s Club Expo Held In Las Vegas? 

The 2022 Adult Gentlemen’s Club Expo will be at the Ballys Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. 

When Is The Expo? 

It will run through August 14th-17th. 

8The Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival 

Pornstars at the Cinerotic erotic film festival

World-famous for its erotic art exhibition and adult film convention, the Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival has to be seen to be believed.

More than 2000 guests per night grace the festival, and the organizers are more than willing for newcomers to lay their cards on the table.

If your pitch is daring and edgy enough, chances are you’ll get a live screening in front of hundreds of adoring festival-goers.

The previously-mentioned art exhibition runs for two weekends each year and is regarded as one of the best industry events of its kind in the world.

The only limit at the Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival is your imagination. If you plan to attend the film festival, be sure to check out the Dirty Show too. 

When is the Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival? 

The show will be on February 10th-18th, 2023. 

Where is the Cinerotic Erotic Film Festival? 

The event will happen in Detroit, MI. 

7Barcelona Erotic Lounge Festival

Barcelona erotic lounge festival

Europe’s best erotic festival, this Barcelona show, is not to be missed if you’re a porno fan who is in a position to visit.

Barcelona is one of the world’s most vibrant and open-minded cities, which is demonstrated no more clearly than in this show. 

More than a mere film festival, the Barcelona Salon features in-depth seminars and lectures by exhibitors who are leading experts in everything from BDSM, swinging, tantric sex and shibari (Japanese BDSM rope-binding).

There really is nowhere else quite like this festival, and you’ll be a tantric BDSM master (or mistress) in no time flat.

And we haven’t even touched upon the breadth and depth of the options on offer at this amazing festival – get to Barcelona and find out for yourself! 

When is the Barcelona Erotic Lounge Festival? 

The event will take place from June 16th-19th, 2022. 

Where is the Barcelona Erotic Lounge Festival? 

You’re a smart one – we’re sure you’ll figure it out. 

6InterNext Hybrid Expo

Pornstar having sex with fan at Internext Hybrid expo

This so-called “hybrid expo” is so-named because it can be attended either in person (and since it’s in Vegas, why would you not want to?) or online (we mean, we went over this but each to their own) and revolves around “online entertainment”, which basically means online porn.

It’s an expo with advice from industry insiders on how to build your brand as a business, a performer or both, and it’s packed with useful tips and tricks. 

Operating at a more technical level than some other industry events on offer, this isn’t really one for the casual partaker of adult conventions but is perfect for the adult entertainer or businessperson looking to take their product to the next level. 

When is the InterNext Hybrid Expo? 

The expo will take place on January 6th-8th 2023. 

Where is the InterNext Hybrid Expo? 

InterNext will take place at Resorts World, Las Vegas. 

5Anme 2022

Not to be confused with anything anime, “Anme” actually stands for “Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo” and is dedicated entirely to all your dildo, butt-plug and anal-bead requirements. 

Anme is not only a trade event (for those in the trade looking to network and establish new clients or suppliers) but also entirely user-friendly; tickets are free!

Suppose you are interested in lingerie, sex toys, erotic accessories, or similar categories. In that case, you owe it to yourself to make it to the world’s premier adult novelty and erotic toy show even for a day. 

After all, it’s free and has won awards!

When is Anme 2022? 

The show will be taking place through July 11th- 13th. 

Where is Anme 2022? 

Barring any complications or another lockdown, it will be at the Marriott-Burbank Airport Hotel. 

4Sexpo Australia 

Riley Reid with tongue out at Sexpo Australia

Australia’s biggest sexposition is also the world’s biggest and longest-running such event. It might also be the most wholesome sex convention ever.

This expo is as much about supporting people and letting them be who they are as it is about sex. But make no mistake – it certainly has plenty to offer on the sex front.

Fetishes, kink-play, BDSM exhibitors, erotic toys, erotic sex shows, adult performers, workshops, seminars, an awards show – when it comes to categories, you name it, Sexpo Australia has it.

It’s also one of the few sex conventions where business and trade commerce are both equally accommodated.

So whether you’re looking for an industry business partner or just something to do business with your partner, you’ll come away satisfied from Sexpo Australia. 

When and where is Sexpo Australia? 

The fair will actually be in two locations at two different times this year: it will first start in Sydney and then continue onto another show Melbourne.

When Is The Industry Event?

The first event in Sydney will be between October 28th-30th, and the second Melbourne show will be between November 25th-27th.

3Exxxotica 

Pornstars having BDSM sex at porn conventions

This three-day sextravaganza is the “largest adult industry and lifestyle event in the USA dedicated to love & sex” and is every bit as outré as it sounds.

Exxxotica has a slew of pornstars in attendance every year, ready to do personal meet-and-greets with their fans and take photos alongside over 150 adult exhibitors.

The convention proudly caters to bachelor and bachelorette parties, making it a more raucous affair than many of its competitors.

Pornstars attending sex conventions like EXXXOTICA

It also features burlesque shows, shibari-suspension demonstrations, trade awards presentations, and other crazy sex shows, new kinky services, sexually-liberated lifestyle experiences and the like.

When And Where is The Exxxotica Porn Convention?  

As with Sexpo Australia, this one is in multiple locations. Unlike Sexpo Australia, it’s in four different locations, each with differing dates.

When Is The Event?

Check out their website for more information on dates for 2022. 

2The Everything To Do With Sex Show in Canada

The Everything to do with sex show in Canada

The biggest adult convention in Canada, the Everything To Do With Sex Show, is jam-packed full of the new and old stars you like, exhibitions, and trade opportunities.

There’s also a dazzling array of discounted sex accessories, pole-dancers, BDSM dungeons, an ass-judging competition, and many more acts of sexual insanity that are far too numerous to do full justice to at this show in Canada. 

TETDWSS in Canada has seminars, services, and workshops galore. Whether on sexual health, foreplay for women, rope bondage, body-painting, strip teases, burlesque, and more.

There is something for everyone in the adult trade and community to watch, learn, share, and experience at this phenomenal expo. 

Where Is This Adult Entertainment Expo? 

The TETDWSS trade show will be held in no less than EIGHT cities across Canada – Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Red Deer, Vancouver, Montreal and another in Saskatoon.

When Is It?

Despite being postponed through lockdown, the new TETDWSS is back with a bang! Visit the official website for details on this year’s dates and come to enjoy the party!

1AdultCon 

Asa Akira meeting fans at Adultcon

This is it, folks – the best regarded of all the adult conventions, AdultCon has been the industry’s flagship event since 2001 and shows no signs of slowing down. 

AdultCon is most noted for the finest line-up of guest porn stars, new and old, in the biz. Jenna Jameson went to the very first AdultCon, and you can expect the industry’s hottest names to turn up in 2022.

The guys, women, and transsexuals present will be offering a slew of personalized merch, autograph every product they sell, and pose for photos throughout the day.

Over the weekend, there will be plenty of seminars and media workshops offered by adult entertainer insiders, AVN porn stars themselves, and the odd medical professional eager to share their advice too!

This year, AdultCon will feature seminars on the secret to a great orgasm, how to pleasure your woman, holistic sexual wellness, and even feature AVN pornstars present an awards show. 

When is AdultCon? 

AdultCon takes place 2-3 times a year; the next expo is tentatively scheduled for everyone to attend between November 11th-13th 2022. 

Where is AdultCon? 

The fair takes place at the LA Convention Center. 

What Are Ticket Prices Like?

From a one-day ticket to an industry pass, ticket prices range from $40 to $150.

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AVN pornstars feature at the best adult porn conventions

We’ve barely scratched the surface of the porn trade convention scene (at present, hundreds of events are held worldwide annually).

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Until we expand upon our list, we can only hope to cross your path at the next big porn events, trade shows, and kinky awards ceremonies in your area! 

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