It's Sexy. It's Big Business. And It's Not Just For Men.

Every January the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo transforms the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas into what is arguably the world’s largest adult playground. The AVN Expo-one of many such trade shows that take place each year-is a microcosm of the sex industry and thus offers a revealing sociological window into the marketing, mainstreaming, and gender dynamics of sex in American society.