The Adult Entertainment Expo is attached, remora-like, to the massive Consumer Electronics Show and happened to be conveniently located across the street from my hotel. It seemed criminal not to take advantage of this opportunity. So today I spent an hour I wandering the aisles of PornCon, perusing dangerous-looking sex toys made of blown glass, watching men queue to have 8X10s signed by silicon-stuffed amazons, and generally taking in the sight of the sex industry in action.
This is serious stuff, complete with corporate mission statements and flocks of sober journalists holding tape recorders and hanging on the every word of semi-naked porn stars. The posted code of conduct made it clear that nudity and lewd behavior would not be tolerated, unless of course it was product being shown on a plasma screen.
I expected the DVD distributors, sex toys merchants, and strutting starlets (pornlets?). I did not expect the XXXChurch or the online application service that allows you to keep track of your girlfriends, noting sex acts performed, money spent taking them out to dinner, and their "maintenance level." As an added feature, it will even compute a colorful bar chart reporting girfriend ROI. It's amazing how unsexy you can make sex.