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Photos: Exxxotica Chicago

A photo essay on one of the raciest festivals to come through Chicago.

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Exxxotica is a weekend adult event that travels to three cities around the United States — besides Chicago, it will go to Columbus, Ohio in August; and Edison, New Jersey in November. The event — which came to the Convention Center July 8 to 10 — offers vendors of adult products a chance to appeal directly to consumers, and gives fans of adult entertainment a chance to meet their favorite porn stars in person.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) students Yubo Dong and Steven Ford attended Exxxotica on its Chicago stop. In this NSFW photo essay, the artists investigate the visual events that result from the collision of longing and commerce.

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