Museum of Sex



On our trip to NYC back in May, my husband and I stopped by the Museum of Sex. We obviously had an interesting time then and afterwards, when we went back to our hotel room. It's definitely not a must do if you are visiting NYC, but if your hotel is a few blocks and you have the downtime--this is something to do.

The first floor exhibit, Action ’Sex And The Moving Image’, had a written narration that chronicled how sex and sexual images have impacted our visual mediums-TV, advertising, the big screen, and the Internet. Along each placard, there was a large or small screen that displayed a video referenced in the narration. In all honesty, my husband read through all the history, I had a hard time concentrating because of the images. I tried reading, but I was just too distracted to make sense of the words. So, I pretended to read just like I did when I was 4. I didn't want to look like the pervert that only looks at the pictures. There was a large flat screen laid out horizontally depicting group sessions. It was a little weird to be standing amongst strangers, male and female, watching porn.

On the second floor, there was an ongoing exhibit about The Sex Lives of Animals. I saw a video of a female bear masturbating. There was a male bear swaying back and forth on his feet nearby looking at her and contemplating when to move in. They looked so human and like something you would see in porn.  I had never heard about bears doing "such things" but apparently it's all over Youtube.

There was also a section on fetishes, masochism, condoms, and STDs. Don't worry I won't show you any more videos. I saw disturbing objects and videos in the masochism section-things that would make you cringe and wonder why people would do something like that. 

I enjoy going to all sorts of museums and love learning. I'm fascinated about the bizarre or unknown. I thought it was a little pricey at $16.75, but overall I'm glad we checked it out.

233 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm

Comments

  1. I love your interactive posts and reviews. It's adds to the dimension of your story. I've been to NYC plenty of times but have never popped into Museum of Sex. I'll have to check it out next time. Thanks for peaking my interest.

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  2. I have heard of that place. I am up for just about any museum as long as I have learned something. I'm sure I would there.

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting experience :) I never heard of it so thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hmmm... I didn't make it to the museums of my last two trips to NYC, but will look into this one next time. Glad to hear you had fun at and after visiting!

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  5. We don't have anything like that in Utah. :) I'm following you back!

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