Berlin, October 2022. 25 years of VENUS – if that’s not a reason to celebrate then we don’t know what is. After a forced two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the VENUS Festival was getting off to an even more brilliant start. Together with the four erotic influencers Micaela Schäfer, Fiona Fuchs, Hanna Secret and Josy Black, top influencer Ron Bielecki was an additional brand ambassador for the anniversary edition – which was the first time in the history of the erotic and lifestyle fair that a male was a face for the event. For the four days of the fair, the capital was finally once again completely dedicated to the world of eroticism. From October 20 to 23, visitors could enjoy a unique mix of shopping, entertainment and live events. Numerous stage shows promised a fireworks of eroticism.
Highlights & Novelties at the VENUS
The anniversary edition featured a new exhibition hall concept with several new areas: In the shopping mall, visitors were able to shop, in the trade fair area there was a hot mix of products, stars and shows, while in the show area it was possible to relax at the bar, enjoy table dancing or chill listening to the beats. The stars of the industry met their fans in the Live Camgirls Area. In the Kinky Area, those interested found everything related to latex, leather and more. The VENUS LGBTQIA+ Area celebrated its premiere, inviting guests from the LGBTQIA+ scene and the BIPOC community from Berlin and all over Europe.
Exhibitors like Eis.de, MyDirtyHobby, Bongacams and Stripchat showcased their latest products and offerings for endless adult fun – online and offline. In addition to signing sessions with the most popular stars, there were erotic live hypnosis shows, as well as the legendary guided tour for the blind with travesty star Ella Mortadella, and no less than three new book launches.
In front of the exhibition halls, the sex experts of the Free Side Walk Sex Clinic – BesD Edition answered questions by visitors about the most beautiful thing in the world. On Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the free »Sex Consultation to Go«, initiated by the Professional Association for Erotic and Sexual Services e. V., took place.
In the Kinky Area, an extremely informative and entertaining program celebrated its premiere this year. In the Hedonistic Lounge hosted by Insomnia, our visitors could not only relax a little from the hustle and bustle of the fair, but also have a look around in the Sexcoaching Area, where Tantra specialists and sex therapists provided information about sexual wellness and alternative forms of love and relationships. Interesting talks accompanied by relaxing drinks at the dedicated INSOMNIA bar topped off the program. The first publicly funded porno »FFMM straight / queer doggy BJ ORAL orgasm squirting ROYALE (financed by fees)« produced by Jan Böhmermann has also been screened.
For the first time, the Free Speech Coaltion Europe (FSCE) presented itself at the VENUS. The interest group for the adult industry in Europe fights against discrimination and censorship and wants to actively contribute to finally get the industry out of its so-called smutty corner. The board of directors talked about their challenges and plans for the future. The event as hosted by Madita Oeming, with Josy Black, Fiona Fuchs, Paulita Pappel and Maria Mia.
VENUS veteran Micaela Schäfer has also come up with something very special again to mark the 25th anniversary of the fair. She wore her new nipple tattoo for the first time. Instead of hearts, kissing mouths now adorn her breasts.
And each day after the fair closed, the erotic action continued further online. The successful concept of the Dirty Virtual Venus from the last two years has been recreated this year as well. For all those who stayed at home, the joint virtual event of VENUS and MyDirtyHobby opened daily from 10:30 pm. This meant that visitors to the fair could also continue to party with the models online.
One of the highlights of VENUS was the annual presentation of the VENUS Awards, a get-together where all the big names in the industry came together. On the red carpet, not only stars & starlets but also celebrities posed in front of the flashing lights of the photographers. This year, the gala was hosted by RoxxyX and former VIVA host Mola Adebisi.
Additional information can be found at www.venus-berlin.com.
VENUS Berlin GmbH
VENUS Berlin has been showcasing trends and innovations in the erotic and adult lifestyle segments every year since 1997. With over 250 exhibitors from 40 countries, it is the largest international trade fair of its kind. In the exhibition halls under the Funkturm, producers and wholesalers present their services and products from the fashion and lovetoys categories. They all benefit from more than 30,000 visitors who are each year drawn by the mix of professional product information at the booths and adult entertainment on the show stages. The internationally renowned fair attracts visitors, trade visitors and media from all over the world to Berlin every year.