Not to be confused with Copacabana Beach, Carnival or sex motels, Erotikland will soon be Brazil’s first proper “sex theme park.”
Located near the city of Piracicaba, two-hours from São Paulo, the adult-only park will feature amusement park classics with a sexual twist. Instead of a cutesy garden, there will be an erotic sculpture park. Bumper cars will be designed to look like genitalia. Nudist pool. And the always-favorite train ride will actually be a “train of pleasure,” with go-go dancers as if it’s 1969.
As if that weren’t sexy enough, the $100 admission also comes with access to a “7D” cinema, complete with vibrating seats, and who knows what else—let’s hope for no fluids.
While some are excited about the park, set to open in 2018, others, particularly Piracicaba City Council, are not. Council member Matheus Erler said to The New York Times, “We cannot be known as the capital of sex.” Piracicaba may not be, but considering the scantily clad dancers at Carnival, the “sex motels” and the fact that “thongs” are typical attire, Brazil as a country, isn’t doing a great job to shed that reputation.
Mauro Morata, the businessman in charge of the project, rejects the council’s notion, noting
they’re not creating some isolated sex haven. "This won't be a place for nuns, but it's not like we're trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah,” he told the paper.
The park will supposedly create 250 new jobs, advocate condom use, and teach people about sex and sexuality. There’ll even be a sex museum. Even the “sex playground” will feature a labyrinth, Ferris wheel and water slide. No nookie will be allowed on the premises.
Morata then added, “If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby
motel—which we will operate.”
Tom is a travel writer, part-time hitchhiker, and he’s currently trying to imitate Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? but with more sunscreen and jorts.