By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny
Relax, it’s just sex…
Edible Skinny was lucky enough to attend (along with 50,000 other people) the AVN Novelty Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino a few weeks ago. There surrounded by dozens of Fleshlight displays (if you’re unsure what this is, we recommend researching it while not at work…), we were reminded how the entire porn industry is about listening to your philosophical inner compass.
Let me explain…..
The AVN Novelty Expo is the Adult Entertainment Industry's premiere B2B event. The AVN Novelty Expo brings together the latest and greatest items from a wide range of cutting edge companies such as toys, lingerie, lotions, sex furniture, and other novelty items. More than 500
of the hottest stars from the adult industry were in attendance, priming
themselves for the AVN Awards on Saturday night aka the "Oscars of
Porn” where former stripper Cardi performed (two weeks before her Grammy
win of Best Rap Album).
While there we saw it all! And were reminded how one of the most AMAZING aspects at AVN weekend is how it embraces LOVE in all forms. From Oculus Rifts based virtual reality porn to high class sex dolls to The Lair, an interactive playspace where you can absolutely come as you are, the AVNs scream “you just do you.”
A template that can definitely be applied more in the real world!
The AWESOME thing about the porn industry is they don’t judge, they embrace. Ever heard of Rule 34 of the Internet? Whatever weird kinky porn you try to create in your mind, it already exists. And with the limitlessness of human ingenuity, let’s just say Westworld is closer than you think! ;-)
In the last twenty years the internet (whose bandwidth was built on early 90s nerds looking for porn...) has evolved into a LIKE culture. Something that has brought us together as humans, but has also separated us from our philosophical inner compass. Most of us now look to our Likes and Followers to tell us who were are.
But not the porn industry. Instead they say bring it! Because Rule 34 is inexhaustible in their minds!
So let’s all be a little bit more like the porn industry and embrace LOVE in all forms! In doing so, we’ll be taking the philosophical and moral high grounds, plus it’s a Hell of a lot more fun! ;-)
Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at http://www.thiswayadventures.com