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July 2013

Sexpo helicopter ad

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Australian Christian Lobby President, Wendy Francis, is the person who originally filed the complaint.

She is concerned that incidents like this put unnecessary pressure on parents who are forced to answer uncomfortable questions from their kids who see these promotional stunts and want to know more.

Wendy Francis joins Greg Cary to express her concerns about the saturation of sexual advertisements in society, followed by a discussion from listeners who believe Wendy is overreacting.

4BC Mornings: A helicopter ad promoting last week’s SEXPO in Brisbane has been reported to the advertising watchdog after it flew over Northside Christian College in Everton Park, in full few of under-age students, some of whom took photos of the banner.

Brisbane Sexpo evolves into ladies’ day out.

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If proof was needed that the sex industry had moved on from a male-dominated clientele, inquiring minds need look no further than South Brisbane.

Sexpo Brisbane, now in its 13th year, wraps up at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday, but not before an expected 40,000 go through its doors.

Event general manager Tracey Browning said the event, of which she has been part since its inception, had seen a major shift in demographic since it started.

‘‘The biggest change that I’ve noticed is that the amount of females has increased amazingly,’’ she said.

‘‘Sixty per cent of our patrons are couples, so we’ve pretty much evolved into a couples show, which is terrific.’’

Sexpo seemed to buck international trends in that regard, Ms Browning said.

‘‘There’s a lot of misconception about Sexpo, I think, and I guess that may have something to do with the name,’’ she said.

‘‘But a lot of other adult shows around the world are sort of a little bit more hardcore than ours and they only cater to the male market.

‘‘Whereas there’s something here for everybody at Sexpo and there’s a lot of stuff here for women.’’

Including, Ms Browning said, a lot of bargains.

‘‘Sunday’s a great day for bargains because a lot of our exhibitors come from interstate and they don’t want to take a lot of their stock home,’’ she said.

Sexpo runs at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre until 8pm on Sunday.
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Luttsy takes his Mum to Sexpo!

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Luttsy’s mum had never been to Sexpo and never wanted to go, so Ash, Kip & Luttsy thought it would be a great idea to get her to review it!

After much convincing (and bribery) she agreed!

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‘Kevin Rudd’ opens Brisbane’s Sexpo

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“Kevin Rudd” opens Sexpo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: Natalie Bochenski

“Kevin Rudd” has called for a major debate and spruiked his interest in more stimulus packages as Australia heads towards the ballot box.

Launching Sexpo in Brisbane on Thursday, the returned “Prime Minister” is still a devotee of the economic policy despite the criticism of his 2009 boost.

“A good stimulus package is always something I’m interested in,” said the “federal Labor leader” who was joined by MC Russell Gilbert and Australian Sex Party president Fiona Patten to open the lifestyle and sexuality exhibition.

The four-day event encourages a positive view of sexuality, although the Prime Minister wasn’t sure.

“I don’t know about positive, I’ve heard if you get that positive result back, you’re in deep trouble,” he said.

He had mixed views about whether sex should be discussed more in parliament.

“Oh no, talk is cheap. Action speaks louder than words,” he said.

“I put the balls into Tony’s hands and said we’re going to have a discussion, and there were many parties that would’ve been involved – people like Bob Katter.

“And if you’re going to have a mass debate, I’ve heard that a Palmer’s always useful on those occasions.”

Ms Patten said the Australian Sex Party was the only political party to have a stand at the event.

“In the lead up to an election, with 40,000 people attending, I would’ve thought the ALP could’ve used all the votes they could get,” she said.

Mr Rudd retorted: “Well we are, I’m here.”

“I’ve been told I’m doing to the country what’s been going on in here for years.”

Gilbert said Sexpo crowds always lapped up the highlights, which this year include “The Gerbil” carnival ride.

“This is just like the Ekka for adults,” he said.

“You still get showbags but there are different things in the showbags.”

The Member for Griffith look-alike said taking time out of his busy schedule to open Sexpo was a spur-of-the-moment decision.

“I make all my decisions on the fly,” Mr Rudd said, clasping at his trousers. “That’s why I always have to zip.”

Sexpo is on at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 25 to 28, tickets cost $45 and admission is restricted to 18-plus.

Kevin Rudd look-alike whipped and put in stocks at Sexpo

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A KEVIN Rudd look-alike has been handcuffed, whipped and placed in stocks as part of an adult toy exhibition in his home town Brisbane.

The prime ministerial impersonator sported a blue tie as he exposed himself to certain bondage themes for the opening of Sexpo. But despite having the Labor dead ringer in a submissive position, Australian Sex Party president Fiona Patten was in no mood to negotiate a preference deal over issues of concern to her party, such as drug liberalisation or censorship.

“If I thought that would be effective, I certainly would but sadly I’m a lot more cynical about promises that politicians make to small parties, like myself, prior to an election,” she told AAP. Ms Patten, a former Victorian Senate candidate, says the party is yet to preselect a candidate, with civil libertarian views, to stand in Rudd’s inner-city seat of Griffith.

“I didn’t canvass the Kevin Rudd look-alike today over his interest in being a candidate but he certainly seemed to me to have a far better, common sense view to a whole bunch of issues,” she quipped.


Australian Sex Party president Fiona Patten.

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Abbott chooses business over Sexpo during Brisbane visit

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NOT even a room full of scantily-clad women, gyrating men and brightly coloured gizmos could tempt Opposition Leader Tony Abbott away from official duties, the aspiring Prime Minister choosing small businesses over Brisbane’s Sexpo.

Mr Abbott’s address to the National Small Business Summit at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre was just hundreds of metres from the “sexuality and lifestyle expo” conveniently held in the same building.

Sexpo organisers were unaware how close they were to one of Australia’s most powerful political forces and slightly disappointed he failed to make an appearance.

Sexpo Australia general manager Tracey Browning said they would have happily hosted the Opposition Leader.

“We have invited the real Kevin Rudd before and he politely declined to formally open the show,” she said.

“But we would have loved to have had Tony Abbott here.

“If we could find the right person to talk to in his entourage, we would be happy to have him here.

“We would love to invite him.”

Questions posed to Mr Abbott about attending the Sexpo did not receive a response before deadlines on Thursday.

The closest thing to a politician officially attending the event was a Kevin Rudd lookalike.

Sexpo runs in Brisbane until Sunday 8pm.

Hanging out at Sexpo

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Wood carved phalluses, 50 Shades of Grey merchandise, battery operated aids and fluffy lockable police restraints – all ways to describe Sexpo to your grandmother.

The most confronting exhibit, or indeed exhibitionist, was Pricasso. Pricasso is a fairly talented and accomplished portrait artist who chooses not to paint with a brush, sponge or finger – but with his member. Yes, that’s right. He drops the old fella in paint and swings it around the canvas.

I bleeping love the idea of all these bleeps, bleeping to my bleeping videos

To give the guy some credit, his portraits were pretty accurate… although I think due to years of sweat-shop-like mass production his brush strokes couldn’t exactly be described as sharp. I didn’t stick around long enough to find out if his encore was cleaning his equipment in turps.


Fifty Shades merchandise was popular during Sexpo.

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t know what to expect from a night at Sexpo. You see I’d paid a visit years ago in a past life as a “real journalist” on the East Coast. I was given the much sought after task, in an all-male office, of interviewing two visiting “Adult Entertainment Performers”. Their names escape me now, mostly due to an odd glitch in the male frontal lobe that won’t allow men to know, or indeed remember, the names of female porn stars.

Right guys? Are you with me? Jenna who?

The Porn Stars in question were set to feature in an adult parody of a well-known children’s film (maybe Chitty Chitty Gang Bang? Or was it Rumple-foreskin?).


Some of the friendly faces of Sexpo.

I tried the philosophical interview approach. I first questioned the one with a tiny speck of, what I presumed to be, Wizz Fizz on the end of her perfect nose:

“How does it feel to be in an Exhibition Centre full of men who have watched you have sex?”

I expected her to be as confronted by the notion as the undersexed cadet reporter who had asked the question. Her answer had the enthusiasm of a Play School presenter, and the tone of a Kardashian:

“I bleeping love the idea of all these bleeps, bleeping to my bleeping videos. It bleeping makes me bleep. It’s making me bleep right now”.

You can probably find the clip somewhere on YouTube… or indeed RedTube, whatever that is.

Right guys? Are you with me? Jenna who?

Now back to the PCEC, where I’d stumbled across Russell Gilbert (yes, THE Russell Gilbert) playing Master of Revels to an amateur stripping competition. This definitely wasn’t part of Hey Hey’s comeback season. As the selection of diversely shaped novices stripped down, to varying degrees of undress, I half expected Dickie Knee to pop up. Or at least an ill thought out aside from Red and Wilbur. The odd “this is lucky Phil” from Murray Tregonning wouldn’t have gone astray.

It was all fairly tame. No nudity below the waist for both the female and male heats. Which always feel is a tad imbalanced for the fairer sex. The crowd seemed into it and each of the contestants are now immortalized around Perth on young men’s mobile phones.

Even the black leather clad fetish demonstrations felt a bit ho-hum after spending an hour watching boys, who should be at home with their on-line role playing games, queuing to have a photograph with bare chested Porn Stars. The same Porn Stars who, I have no doubt, see next to nothing of the profits of DVD sales only happening a few feet away.

It’s amazing how desensitized an everyday 30-something can become when wandering down aisle after aisle of crotchless underwear, topless women and bottomless bins of fluro vibrators.

All fairly tame to someone that has an unlimited home broadband package.

Paul Hogan co-hosts 92.9’s Breakfast show. You can follow him on Twitter @realpaulhogan

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What is there to see at Sexpo?

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Sexpo is on this weekend at the Perth Convention Centre. We headed down to see the plethora of different stalls that make up this biennial event.

Sure, there’s all the things you’d expect at an event called Sexpo, if you’re in need of some new sex toys, want to meet some adult entertainment actresses, or purchase some new latex and rubber outfits, you’ll be totally covered.

What we found intriguing was all the other presenters and people who filled up the room.

Firstly we couldn’t help but notice the Helpful Hunks (pictured). At Sexpo they are posing for pictures but what they actually do, apart from posing, is work as waiters at parties, models at life drawing classes and liven up corporate events.

There was also a wide range of photographers, showcasing some intimate but tasteful images. Many of them also showcased work with same sex couples. If you’re stuck on what to get your loved one for their next birthday, maybe a photo shoot?

There were several plastic surgeons on hand to talk about different procedures that are now available if you’re thinking of having a nip and or a tuck. Some were based in Australia while others promoted heading overseas for surgery, combining it with a recovery holiday.

There was also everything from paintball, to getting massages, rapid teeth whitening, libido lifting teas, sexually motivated political parties, community groups, condom manufacturers and whip suppliers.

Sexpo is definitely 18+ and for the open mined. It’s on the Perth Convention Centre today and tomorrow, it opens at 11am, tonight it closes at midnight, on Sunday it closes at 8pm.    

OIP Staff

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