Let’s be honest: Every man hopes to get lucky on a vacation trip. The lure of exotic women clad in minimal clothing and carrying even fewer hang-ups is a prime aphrodisiac. So eliminate the middleman, skip the cheesy resort group outings and go directly to where sex and nudity blare in your face — these top 5 sex festivals
In their own fashions, the following events provide a space to celebrate the beauty of getting laid. Each place holds popular, annually scheduled events, and they all have inherent shock value. So what are you waiting for? Go and get some.
5-International Erotic Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain – September
Less exclusive and more comprehensive than its Cannes counterpart, the Barcelona erotic film festival’s mission is to break the taboos associated with porn and the use of sex products. Yes, porno flicks are shown continuously and their stars are there to “discuss” their “work,” but there is also a lingerie show, a sex product fair and a fetish party.
The Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival, or FICEB (Festival Internacional de Cinema Eròtic de Barcelona in Catalan) is an annual Spanish pornographic film festival and awards ceremony.
The event dates from 1992. Since 1997 it has been held in the La Farga convention center in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a town outside Barcelona. In 2005, the event was recognized by the regional government of Catalonia, but in 2006, the L’Hospitalet municipal government controversially voted not to renew the festival’s contract, requiring it to seek a new location (Madrid) for 2008.
Compared to the analogous Hot D’Or film festival in Cannes, the Barcelona festival has been called less exclusive and more comprehensive. Besides film awards and star appearances, the five days of FICEB include hundreds of strip-tease and live sex shows, as well as a lingerie show and a sex product fair. About 50,000 people attended the festival in 2005 and 2006.
Look out for: Some very steamy live sex shows, including state-of-the-art girl-on-girl.
Ponderosa Sun Club, Roselawn, Indiana – July & August
Sexy, raunchy and daring, this nude pageant in Indiana’s most infamous nudist resort has gorgeous naked women lining up for the honor of the Miss Nude crown. However don’t expect to see nothing more than nude ladies walking around; erotic dancing, exhibitionism and acts that border on hardcore sex draw thousands to this delicious celebration of nudity each year.
Nudes-A-Poppin (abbreviated NAP) is an annual pageant in the United States for nude males and females competing in erotic dance. It is the most well-known nude event in Indiana. The pageant has been held annually since it was started in the mid-1970s. The event is organized by Ponderosa Sun Club, a family nudist resort situated in Roselawn, Indiana. The resort is closed to its members during the pageant, and the one-day event tickets can only be purchased separately.Minors under 18 are excluded from attendance.
Look out for: The contestants’ group photo. You’ve never seen so many naked women together in your life.
3-Folsom Street Fair
San Francisco, California – September
For those partial to leather, latex and a good dash of domination, San Francisco hosts the definitive S&M celebration. Several city blocks in the SOMA district are cordoned, allowing all manners of toys, ticklers, rubber suits, and leather masks to go on display. You’ll be astounded at how creative people can become when they want to get off.
The Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held on the last Sunday in September and caps San Francisco’s “Leather Pride Week”. The Folsom Street Fair, sometimes simply referred to as “Folsom”, takes place on Folsom Street between 7th and 12th Streets, in San Francisco’s South of Market district.
The event started in 1984 and is California’s third largest single-day, outdoor spectator event and the world’s largest leather event and showcase for BDSM products and culture. It has grown as a non-profit charity, and local and national non-profits benefit with all donations at the gates going to charity groups as well as numerous fundraising schemes within the festival including games, beverage booths and even spanking for donations to capitalize on the adult-themed exhibitionism.
Look out for: The demonstration booths, where you can just watch or give the old whip a crack or two yourself.
London, England – November
Billed as the biggest erotic festival on the globe, London’s Erotica presents sexuality and lifestyle miscellany in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Complete with live shows, an erotic jewelry boutique and a showroom with over 230 exhibitors, all things sexy can be found here.
Erotica is an adult, consumer exhibition held each November at Olympia, London, UK. A mainstream ‘lifestyle show’ aimed primarily at women and couples, visitors are encouraged to celebrate or re-kindle their relationships with goods and services aimed to enhance their love lives. Erotica’s organisers claim that it is now the world’s largest lifestyle show “for freethinking adults who are comfortable with their sexuality”.
Exhibitors, including many small to medium-sized companies and sole traders, offer: fashion, corsetry, lingerie, shoes, jewellery, art, photography, sculpture, adult toys, games, books, DVDs, furniture and romantic gifts. Popular, free entertainment includes: stage shows that run several times each day and are produced by London’s Torture Garden; The Fantasy Boys’ strip tease; entertainers that wander among the crowds; workshops and demonstrations (including glamour photography, bodycasting and burlesque classes); and a team of NHS sexual health advisors offering free advice, condoms and chlamydia testing. Erotica is keen to promote safe, respectful and responsible sex, and welcomes visitors of all persuasions – straight, gay and transgender. 
Look out for: The singles meeting point, full of young people looking for a fun night out, if you know what we mean.
1-Exotic Erotic Ball
San Francisco, California – October
A tradition going back 25 years, the Exotic Erotic Ball remains one of the nation’s wildest parties, where all the sexy people come to unleash their inner beasts. There are dance parties, strip shows and mind-blowing sex performances. The video documentary of the party is a consistent bestseller every year.
The Exotic Erotic Ball (often referred to as The Ball or Perry Mann’s Exotic Erotic Ball) was held annually around Halloween time (usually the weekend before Halloween Night) in the San Francisco Bay area of California and was the longest-running public adult-themed event in the world. Over three decades, the annual indoor event became a major attraction in the San Francisco Bay and was attended by nearly half a million people since its inception with steadily increasing growth in attendance each year until 2010, when the event was cancelled due to poor ticket sales and cost overruns. The 2011 ball was never planned. Due to the worldwide popularity of the event the City of San Francisco issued three proclamations for “Exotic Erotic Ball Day”, twice by Mayor Willie Brown in 1999 and again in 2001, and once by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004. In 2011 and 2012, similar but unrelated events, Masquerotica and the XO Ball & Expo, respectively, filled the void left by the demise of the original Exotic Erotic.
Many attendees of the Exotic Erotic Ball came to the event in wildly elaborate, creative, and sexy Halloween costumes to compete in the annual “Best Costume” contest which in later years typically awarded the winner prize money and merchandise in the $10,000 USD range.
Look out for: The giant cocktail glasses with stunning women bathing inside.