Is Israel ready for this? The first ever sex festival in the country, the Sextival, will be held between February 7-5 at Hangar 11 in the Tel Aviv Port. The three-day event promises to bring ordinary Israelis closer to the wilder aspects of the commandment to procreate through strip shows, innovative sex toy exhibits and presentations on various fetishes.
The mastermind behind the titillating enterprise is former model Nitzan Kirshenboim, a 32-year-old mother of two and an avid consumer of sex products and shows, who says she got the idea for the event after visiting a sex festival in Berlin.
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"I'm actually a real nerd," Kirshenboim claims. "I'm just the neighbor's daughter who decided to take the initiative and say, 'Guys, we all have sex, we all enjoy it. Why not get it out in the open?'"
Kirshenboim is producing the festival in cooperation with several local bodies that specialize in sex, including Playboy Israel, the Ego cable channel and the Sex Style store chain. She even contacted legendary industry icon Hugh Hefner, who has agreed to host in his mansion the lucky few who will win a raffle that will be held at the event.
"The Sextival will showcase the wildest things your imagination can come up with," the excited Kirshenboim promises. "You know, some people have a fetish for women with really-really big noses, and this will also be represented in the event. Even those into bondage will find very interesting stuff there."