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Museum of Sex New York City

Museum of Sex New York City
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In my profession I have the rare fortune to combine my two greatest passions: travelling and writing. Even as a child, I couldn't get excited about a week of pure beach holidays. At that time I was content to bother my parents with Italian vocabulary and facts from the travel guide while driving south. While I was studying comparative linguistics and cultural studies at the University of... Read more

last update on Sep 5, 2018
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Do touch: these exhibits are explicitly meant for palpating.
CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   © Koen Schepers Do touch: these exhibits are explicitly meant for palpating.

The Museum of Sex in New York City features exhibitions about the history, development, and cultural significance of human sexuality. It is located at the city center, in the midst of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

The permanent exhibition features more than 15,000 objects, including artwork, photographs, pieces of clothing and costumes, technical inventions, and historical relics. Furthermore, the Museum of Sex encompasses collections of Japanese shunga prints, vintage condoms, vibrators and men's magazines, that are constantly expanded.

In addition to that, the museum contains a research and multimedia library. Without the museum's support, a large portion of the media stored here would be destroyed for its sexual content.

Along with the permanent exhibition, the Museum of Sex also accomodates varying special exhibits on particular artists or subjects, such as hardcore pornography, burlesque art, sex machines, or 2,500 years of Chinese eroticism.

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Saucy selection: the "dildo bouquet" at the Museum of Sex.
CC BY 2.0   © cometstarmoon Saucy selection: the "dildo bouquet" at the Museum of Sex.

The Museum of Sex opened on October 5, 2002. Since then, more than 30 exhibitions and 6 virtual installations have been conceived here, with the goal of promoting an open discourse about sexuality. With every new exhibition, event, or series of lectures, the Museum of Sex dedicates itself to a broad spectrum of subjects with objects from a wide range of cultures and times.

How to get there

The Museum of Sex is prominently located in the midst of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
© Museum of Sex The Museum of Sex is prominently located in the midst of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.

The Museum of Sex is located in the heart of Manhattan, in the midst of Fifth Avenue. From Flatiron Building or Madison Square Park, just follow Fifth Avenue northbound. You will find the museum only a few minutes away, at the corner of 27th Street.

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Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue
10016
New York
(212) 689-6337
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