Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Sex

Flatiron District Museum/Gallery

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. The Spotlight on the Permanent Collection gallery features revolving artifacts and ephemera, as well as a "Jump for Joy" bounce house (of inflated breasts) that was originally part of an exhibition called Funland: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground. Other exhibits have probed such topics as desire on the Internet and the sex lives 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.

Museum/Gallery

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

212-689–6337

www.museumofsex.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $20.50 ($17.50 before 1 pm weekdays)

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