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New York City Sights

Museum of Sex

  • 233 5th Ave. Map It
  • Flatiron

Fodor's Review

Ponder the profound history and cultural significance of sex at this 14,000-square-foot museum while staring at vintage pornographic photos, S&M paraphernalia, antimasturbation devices from the 1800s, explicit film clips, vintage condom tins, and a collection of artwork. Recent exhibits have included a puppetshow of shady half-beast, half-human characters from Peruvian artist Ety Fefer, an interactive selection of carnival attractions, and probes of such topics as desire on the Internet and the sexlives of animals. The subject matter is given serious curatorial treatment, though the gift shop is full of fun sexual kitsch. Only patrons over 18 are admitted. After visiting the museum's exhibitions, sate your appetite with a kinky cocktail or gourmet coffee and pastry in the museum's Play bar and Nice & Sweet café.

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233 5th Ave., New York, New York, 10016, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $17.50
  • Sun.–Thurs. 10–8, Fri. and Sat. 10–9


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