Sex is a multi-billion dollar industry, but its transactions have largely taken place in the shadows. Adult book shops and video stores have always been on back streets, out of sight and out of mind. With the Internet, people don’t even need to leave their homes to find seemingly limitless options to satisfy whatever their sexual craving. Now, a group of entrepreneurs aims to bring sexuality out into the open, and they aim to make a pretty buck off of the venture. Their plans call for a sexually-themed amusement park called ErotikaLand.
ErotikaLand is being planned in Brazil, a county that isn’t shy when it comes to displays of sexuality. Carnival celebrations feature near-naked dancers and the country boasts an abundance of short-stay hotels that cater to guests seeking a place for sex, notes The New York Times.
ErotikaLand’s backers aim to promote a healthy attitude toward sex. Park features include a museum about the history of sexuality and a snack bar serving foods that are supposedly aphrodisiacs. Park staff will also promote safe sex.
ErotikaLand will also offer some of the attractions typical of theme parks, albeit, with a sexual twist. For example, the sculpture park will feature erotic statues.
Despite the sexual themes of park attractions, one of the things that won’t be permitted at ErotikaLand is, ironically, sex. The only bumping there will be with bumper cars, though those cars will be shaped like penises. If the park’s attractions spark guests to be more intimate, they’ll have to do so offsite; thanks to the entrepreneurial vision of ErotikaLand’s boosters, park guests won’t have to go far for their sexual encounters. “If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel – which we will operate,” Mauro Morata, the businessman leading the ErotikaLand project, told the Times.
ErotikaLand won’t be cheap. Visitors will have to pony up $100 a pop for the pleasure of visiting the park when it opens sometime in 2018. But the theme park, which the Times reports is expected to create 250 jobs, could offer the opportunity to stimulate the economy while stimulating other things.