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Museum Of Sex

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Museum Of Sex - New York, NY
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Best

I really love this place. I rarely expect to feel educated and extremely turned on at the same time, but that's what happened when I saw current exhibit, "STAGS, SMOKERS, and BLUE...

Worst

While I applaud the efforts of those involved in the research and opening of this museum based on NYC sex history, the museum seems to have opened prematurely. From the moment you...

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An interesting and *stimulating* museum 10/30/2006

The Museum of Sex in New York City is a must see for those who are interested in sex, be it curiosity or from an anthropological or sociological standpoint. The museum has a permanent exhibit of various toys and movies and other sex information, and two other exhibits that are temporary and revolve. Check out the website for a schedule. more

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A New Look At Sex 4/14/2006

The Museum of Sex only has two floors, which is not worth the admission price. However, the museum was still interesting. In the beginning of the museum there are works of art done by modern artists. The next section changes and is reserved for the special exhibit. At the time I went the special exhibit was sex in Asia. It was a very thorough exhibit. It used historical sources to tell how sex was regarded and introduced to teens in each time period up to the present in different sections of Asia. The gift store sells items with the MoSEX logo on them, books and more. more

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Museum Of Sex 3/30/2006

The Museum Of Sex is a raunchy, cheesy and often campy museum that shows exhibits of anything and everything related to sex. It mostly shows sex throught the ages and how it's shaped our thinking and culture. The admission price is a whooping seventeen dollars but if you look in AMNY, Metro or any tourist book you can usually find a five dollar off coupon. Lots of naked exhibits but nothing too seedy. Interesting place to visit. more

Museum of Sex 8/21/2005

The Museum of Sex debuted in 2002. The museum's exhibit featured displays about S&M and 19th-century brothels and videos of Times Square in its sleazy heyday of the 1970s. The gift shop contains some really nice gimmicky gifts and some serious (and yes graphic) art replicas. Museum Hours: Sunday Friday 11am-6:30pm; Saturday 11am-8pm. Admission $14.50; $13.50 seniors & students ($5 off admission coupon at the website). Group tour prices available. No one under 18 admitted more

No snickering: They take their sex seriously 8/18/2005

The Museum of Sex sounds like a joke, but the punchline is that they take themselves seriously. The truth is, maybe you should take them seriously, too. The exhibits are well researched and actually quite fascinating. The museum staff is educated and very much into the subject matter, both on the job and off, to be blunt. Tip: Look for $5 discount entry coupons in the tabloids. more

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Orgasam worthy 8/4/2005

If you want a fun filled three hours this is the place to go. They change most of their exhibit every three months. The one bad thing is they have two changing exhibits and a small permanent collection (which happens to be great). My one major complaint with them is that it is too small and there is not enough explanation. But if you want to go to a museum that is not proper and walk with a bunch of proper people who comment like professors on pornography this is the place to go! more

Not Quite Porn, Not Quite Science, Not Quite Worth $17 7/22/2005

The Museum of Sex would have absolutely garnered a 4-star rating if the admission price hadn't been so high. Circumvent that little catch by looking out for $5 off coupons in local papers and magazines or taking advantage of the student discount. The MOS is the first museum of it's kind in the country, and it does a good job of balancing between too much smut and being too clinical. When I went the feature show was pin-up girls through the ages and the entire first floor was filled with photos from shortly after the invention of the camera to the 1960s. Sure, they were nudie pics, but they were arranged above a cultural time line and punctuated with intelligent social analysis. The second floor displays ran the gamut from conservative vintage sex manuals for married couples to sexual devices (both to enhance and inhibit sexual response) through the ages. Again, not clinical, but not lascivious - all in good fun. The third floor - the Stag Film Exhibit - was possibly the only place I felt vaguely uncomfortable. The entire room is filled with stag films from various eras up to the 1960s being projected in endless loops, with taped interviews with men about the whole stag film experience available along the side wall. I had no problems with the films - again, people having sex, but in a historical context - it was just weird to look up and realize that I was watching porn in a room full of strangers. The museum is a little small - especially for $17 - and the collection seems slightly limited, but it's new and one-of-a-kind so give it time. Oh, and don't skip the gift store on the way out - nudie playing cards for boys and girls, art books, novelties and a selection of adult toys by way of Toys in Babeland. more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The red lighting and leopard-print stiletto-heel chair near the ticket desk will make you want to glance around nervously, like peepshow-goers do in the movies. But don't worry about being recognized; you're here for educational purposes, right? The museum, which opened in October 2002 , strives to educate the public about "the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality."

    The Collection
    Expect to see naked people everywhere, but only in photos, of course. You'll find young couples, their college professors and their tourist grandparents staring unabashedly at the vintage pornographic photographs that line the walls, and watching silent videos (some have subtitles, others were originally soundless) on numerous overhead television screens. The two-story building generally features two exhibits at a time, and should take about an hour to walk through, unless you ogle.

  • 4/14/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Fri 11am-6:30pm Sat 11am-8pm
  • Payments:

    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Kips Bay, Midtown

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