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Real Estate & Sex: About That Sex Convention Coming to Dallas This Weekend…

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The “Love Room” at the M Mansion

Big opportunity this weekend to show off your Dallas Real Estate. Dirt, bricks and sticks, I mean. On August 7 Exxxotica Expo will take over the Dallas Convention Center. It’s a conference that is, well, all about sex: kind of like one of my husband’s Ob/Gyn conventions, only more fun, less “clinical”. This is the “Largest Adult Event in the USA Dedicated to Love & Sex. Taking place over three days, this event was created for adults who are looking for something Sexy, something Fun, and something Different.”  A bunch of “adult toys” will be on display, not sure about demos. Favorite porn stars will be in town for you to snap a picture with. There will be a smattering of sexpert speakers. On Friday my friend and fellow writer Jenny Block will lead a seminar titled “O Wow! Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm.”

She won’t be talking about House Porn!

The conference is quite controversial. The Dallas Women’s Foundation sent a letter to Mayor Mike Rawlings protesting Exxxotica Expo, saying they are “deeply troubled” that the sex conference will be using our convention center. (And bathrooms?) Local journalists have had their say, the pros (ladies, give me a break & the shallowness of WASP clothing) and cons (where are the boundaries? An interesting way to look at all this open sex thrust upon us — says Rudy Bush:

The boundaries between our private behavior and our public behavior isn’t some phony construct of a prudish society. It’s the inheritance of generations of understanding of how we should behave toward one another in public ways that are civil, respectful and decent. Dragging this show into the convention center downtown might be advertised as sexy fun and different. It’s probably closer to sad and weird.)


Or maybe desperate? I am not sure where I stand. I mean, it’s a conference, it’s for adults, and it’s a great chance to showcase Dallas real estate. But Rudy’s post has a ring of truth, in the same way that movies where the romantic actors are wearing their clothes are much more erotic than naked bods flaunted everywhere. I like leaving something to the imagination.

Not ready for bed?  How about some quiet time in the private mas10164 Timber Trail Master BedroomOf course, maybe some Exxxotica attendees will like Dallas so much they will move here?

If Zillow says a Starbucks helps increase property values, wonder what a sex shop does?

3505 Turtle Creek mansionAre any enterprising agents organizing real estate bus tours of Preston Hollow or Park Cities? How about a run up to the North Dallas Forty or Glen Abbey? You want some porn, I’ll show you porn. House Porn, the best kind! Send us your sexiest master bedroom boudoirs or splashiest spa bathrooms… and let the imagination run wild!




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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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