After four great days, this year’s VENUS came to a close on Sunday. Thousands of fans, exhibitors, and performers celebrated sexual diversity, closed business deals, had an awful lot of fun and got plenty of new information.
The success of the 20-year-old tradition is, of course, the success of the loyalty of exhibitors, performers, and fans who turn out year after year to the joyful spectacle that is VENUS. It’s their energy that turned the 21st rendition of VENUS Berlin into another colorful, buoyant celebration of sexual diversity, to the big display to the most important innovations made by sex toy companies, to a stage for stars from porn as well as from webcam sites. It created opportunities to meet international and national stars like Rocco Siffredi, Micaela Schäfer, PussyKat, and Lana Taylor. In short: this year’s Venus was another opportunity for actors, performers, entrepreneurs and distributors to showcase their services, products, and talents in front of a big audience.
Among the highlights of VENUS was the appearance of Rocco Siffredi who gave autographs and posed for selfies with fans as well as the presence of VENUS icon Micaela Schäfer also taking a lot of time out of her busy schedule for her fans. Miss Peel was the first ambassador for the KINKY VENUS and posed joyfully and charismatically for audience, fans and media. She was the face for the diverse offerings of the Kinky-Hall where lighting conditions were slightly more on the dark spectrum, an atmospheric insight into the diverse fetishes, BDSM and many variants of sex.
Of course, the Live Acts were the big crowd-pleasers this year as well. Some of the bigger stages were the striptease stage in the B2C Show Area, the hardcore shows by Reality Lovers, Visit-X, MyDirtyHobby, and Insomnia, but many smaller booths showcased spontaneous live shows as well which created a hot steamy atmosphere the VENUS is famous for.
At the booths of Porno.DE and ModelCentro, many fans could meet emerging and established porn stars and webcam models to get autographs, merchandise, and selfies. After the VENUS Awards Show took place on Thursday many freshly made, smiling award winners were at the booths.
Some performers like Vanessa Knoxville at Kinky Venus came on their own and celebrated with their fan community. Ms. Knoxville also took advantage of the new, free Live Marketing Tool established for exhibitors. The Telegram Channel made it possible for exhibitors to communicate with the VENUS visitors in real-time and either announce special events or just share impressions from their booths.
In the B2B section industry giants like Beate Uhse, Eis.de, Fun Factory, Lelo, Mystim and Reckitt Benckiser with their condom brand Durex showcased novelties and innovations as well as their bestselling products and services. The secret stars of the fair were the high-end sex dolls by RS Dolls drawing huge, curious and sometimes giggly crowds.
Among the exhibitors were many fashion and lingerie companies showcasing spectacular creations. Several beverage companies like Kinky Drinks and EFAG drew crowds with creative events.
VENUS’ reputation is of course shaped by the impressive Live-Shows and the possibility to get close to porn stars as well as the general permission to take photos in every area of the fair. It goes without saying that this sometimes creates a louder, heated atmosphere and that these situations are of course very exciting for many visitors. Nevertheless, it is important to point out that VENUS always was more. From time to time it is even quiet and thoughtful. There are many opportunities to make exciting, humorous, witty and informative discoveries.
In the weeks and months to come some of them will be discussed in the articles here on EroticSpin. Companies big and small will be the focus of special ones. Stay tuned and look for them from VENUS 2017.