This past weekend, I visited the Universal Studios Hilton where I attended the 2nd SHE, Sexual Health Expo in Los Angeles! It’s a fun expo where sexual health educators and the most up to date intimacy devices collide! It’s open to the public, so regular ol’ folk can indulge in aaaaall things that are sex toy related and fill their minds with knowledge that you can utilize in the bedroom.
Just like most events/workshops or anything dealing with sex education, it’s a bit intimidating since sexual wellness is a taboo topic that you normally don’t indulge in. But, I can assure you that in such a big environment with everyone there for the same reason, you’d get over it quite quickly.
The festivities began with a ribbon cutting and then the crowd hustled on in. Once, I walked in there were a dozen booths set up ranging from sex coaches, folks who were more down with the spiritual aspect of sex, some fun impact toy bdsm booths, massage candles and of course, my jam… sex toys!!
I browsed for a hot minute before skipping on my merry way, since I already mapped out which speakers I wanted to listen in on. Pleasure Chest was the Sex Ed Sponsor that had two rooms available for Skills/Technique and Relationship/Kink. There was a variety of topics that made choosing which room to go to a bit tough. If I had it my way I’d be present for them all with such an amazing lineup from speakers such as Lynn Rosenberg, Koko, Psalm Isadora, Jennie Steinberg, Dr. Tamara Griffin, Dirty Lola, Amy Jo Goddard, Sex Nerd Sandra, Elle Chase, Erin Tillman, Charlie Glickman, Mollena Williams, Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, Tristan Taormino, Dr. Hernando Chaves, Stephanie Berman, Dr. Patti Britton, Rachel Kramer Brussel, Miyoko Rifkin, Reid Mihalko, Allison Moon, Dr. Chris Donaghue and Dr. Zhana Vrangalova.
In between hearing the speakers, I got to explore the dozen of booths thoroughly. Amongst them was WeVibe’s booth where I was extremely excited since I knew I was going to be able to take a look at the “Rave” their newest addition to the WeVibe Family.
Which turned out to be just as cool as I suspected. I was under the impression that the “Touch” just fast-forwarded and grew up and turned into a big boy! aka they just made an internal toy that vibrated. They did upgrade and took it and ran with it, and made it blue tooth app controllable. *drops the mic* I saw pics and blah blah blah, but I spaced and didn’t read the specs. (I don’t like to read about things that are too far out of touch. Like, I hate watching movie trailers that aren’t even going to come out for 78237434 months, it’s the epitome of a teaser. I’m like a child and I can’t wait that long! :P) So, as you can imagine, I was thoroughly impressed with the upgrades. They came out with a rabbit too, but I wasn’t too ecstatic about that since rabbits lately haven’t had anything special to set each other apart. The “Nova” has a very odd looking clitoral piece that I couldn’t understand why there was such a gap. It looked like it was made for a chick with fluffy fupa to me. Normally, clitoral pieces rest on the clit, flutters and rarely puts enough pressure that I know a few gal’s want. BUT BUT BUT… The odd shape works differently than I ASSumed. The Nova flexes with your body and bends against the clit! That huge loop isn’t room for the fupa it’s room to bounce back for pressure for those girls who are more pressure “crotch dj’s”! EGAG BRAIN BRILLIANT! haha In my head, this toy now sounds amazing and the concept really made the difference if I wanted to try it out!
I dropped by a few more booths and snagged a some cool merch from candles to impact toys from Orchid and Serpent.
I really enjoyed myself 🙂 I can’t wait to see what they bring next year.
My only Bummers…
- Unlike last year, the Schedule didn’t have a brief description on what each speaker would be presenting on. I’m big on play on words and puns but the speaker’s titles on what they’d be speaking on was a bit tough. It was a bit hit or miss since I wasn’t sure what exactly I was getting into or missing out on.
- Room A and Room B. They should have renamed it to “Corner A and Corner B”. I did like that there as enough room for me to even hear the speakers, since last year I couldn’t even get inside the room to hear the main speakers I wanted to. But, I felt bad because Room B was literally battling with the speakers from Room A. It was loud and hard to concentrate. A few of my friends… who are also big A.D.D. gals, couldn’t focus since vendors were only feet away and you had to sit in front of the speaker or else you might miss a word or two.
- The amount of vendors was lacking this year. 🙁 I did get to see a few toys that were new and upcoming that I haven’t seen in person but I guess I just love surprises. haha I was hoping to be a bit more wow’d. I got done browsing the vendors in a heartbeat since there was only a handful.
- Check in was a bit of a hot mess like last time, but it’s cool. I get over that aspect once I step inside.
Overall, I love the sexual health expo since it gives the public a chance to get in on the fun in one big arena.