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Sex show debuts in Detroit

By |2006-09-07T09:00:00-04:00September 7th, 2006|Entertainment|

What can top thousands of people coming together for sex? Well, not much.
And that’s why – with lingerie, toys, games, clothing, candy and hot entertainment – The Sex and So Much More Show will make its Detroit debut on Sept. 29 at Cobo Center.
“Sex sells,” said Kari Calder, event coordinator for the upscale consumer trade show. “Everybody does it. We just wanna spice it up for people.”
Calder expects about 20,000 attendees to engage in, among other things sex-related, one of many seminars featuring Dr. Trina E. Read, a sex expert, national columnist and international speaker.
“She has such a dynamic personality that there is no way we didn’t want her involved,” Calder said.
Read’s mission: “To show people how to have fun and meaningful sex without an orgasm. She believes only with sex-positive knowledge can someone make an empowered choice and thus create a richer, more fulfilled sex life.”
“She can speak to people on every level; a lot of doctors can’t,” Calder said.
Tera Patrick, one of FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women, and porn mogul Ron Jeremy will also appear at the show.
“It really does help with people’s relationships in the sense that people do get a little bit bored in their bedrooms,” Calder said.
Calder believes shows in Minneapolis, Denver and Phoenix have sparked controversy because some people are threatened by sex, but if they came to the show they’d realize it’s tastefully done.
“We don’t have anything that would make people uncomfortable,” she said.
Organizations have tried to tailor booths to suit everyone’s desires, including the LGBT community, but their participation has been limited.
“We try to represent every life style. … By keeping it open to all sexual orientations, it’s non-threatening because everybody is there for the same reason,” she said.
And that reason is simple: sex.
“We just feel people are becoming more open minded,” Calder said. “It helps brings people together.”

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