It will be aptly called ErotikaLand and be located near the city of Piracicaba about two hours drive from Sao Paulo, if some entrepreneurs in Brazil have their way and build their adult only sex-themed park.
They hope that the doors to this park will be opened by 2018 and it will boast a nudist pool, a snack bar that serves aphrodisiacs, erotic games arcade, sex shop, a pleasure train manned by male and female gogo dancers, genitalia shaped bumper cars and a 7D-vibrating cinema. The developers however insist that no sex will be allowed on the premises.
Some locals in the area are however opposing the idea of the park. The project has set off an intense debate over public displays of sexuality in Brazil where their carnival celebrations often feature scantily clad dancers and thousands of short-stay love motels enjoy a robust customer base.
Matheus Erler, a member of the Christian Socialist Party who leads the Piracicaba City Council, told reporters;
“We cannot be known as the capital of sex.”
He also shared thoughts that the park would attract “debauched individuals”. Meanwhile, the businessman behind the project, Mauro Morata has attempted to ease the concern of the locals, insisting that the sex-themed park would be educational and help to promote safe sex. He included in the defense that despite the raunchy theme, visitors wouldn’t be allowed to have sex in the park itself, saying;
“If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate.”
The New York Times also quotes Morata as saying; “This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah”. He added that the sex themed park would create as much as 250 jobs which would be an economic benefit and the thousands of visitors that would be drawn to the area every year, would have to be rich enough to pay the $100 entrance fee and so they would also be a boon.
ErotikaLand would join a growing group of strange theme parks around the world which include Dolly Parton-themed Dollywood in Tennessee and Soviet-era Grutas Park in Lithuania, but it will, if the developers get their wish, be the first ever sex-themed park in the world. The only good thing about the plans for this park might be the debate it has stirred about public displays of sexuality, or what do you think?