Brasilia: Sex will bizarrely be the only experience not on the menu at the world’s first erotic theme park. A row has broken out over plans for the adults-only ErotikaLand in Brazil – due to open in 2018 – over fears the location will become known as “the capital of sex”.
Revellers will also be able to tour a museum exploring the history of sexuality and employees will promote condom use. The one thing its customers cannot have, the investors say, is any actual sexual intercourse —well at least, not in the theme park.
Businessman Mauro Morata admits: “This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah. “If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate.”
There is talk of it boasting:
A ‘7D’ cinema where the seats vibrate
A “train of pleasure” with go-go boys and girls
A nudist pool and a “sex playground” with water slide
Ride with bumper cars shaped like genitalia
A snack bar selling aphrodisiacs.
Investors also argue the park will promote a healthy approach to sex as well as create at least 250 jobs for the local economy. Moreover a mooted $100 entry fee will deliver the region a much-needed cash injection from tourism.
The proposed site for the park is near Piracicaba, about two hours’ drive from São Paulo, where the main industry is sugarcane production.
The project has furthermore fuelled a general debate over public displays of sexuality in Brazil, famous for its scantily clad dancers at Carnival time. Critics are worried the park would attract “debauched individuals” and are seeking to block the project.
Morata has responded by stressing the park will be built outside the city limits, but he is still searching for an acceptable site.