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museum of sex

In case you’re anywhere near NYC, the Museum of Sex officially opens this upcoming weekend…

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  • ANDREW HEMMING

    I THINK THE MUSEUM OF SEX IS OUTSTANDING!!!! IT’S ABOUT TIME THIS COUNTRY HAD ONE. IT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY TRIP TO NEW YORK. WAS ESPECIALLY INTRIGUED BY THE BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF ANTIQUE CONDOM TINS. NEVER KNEW THEY CAME IN TINS. ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHERE I COULD FIND ONE?

    ANDY

  • Suzanne

    I agree. I was also amazed by the early porn stag films from 1914! Man I guess our great grand daddies weren’t such old fogies.
    It was fascinating. I especially liked the audio tour too! Highly recommended.

  • Steve

    Yeah, I visited the MOS on Valentine’s Day. It was fun watching the reactions of young couples as they explored the exhibits. One of the initial displays showed a face mask of the advanced stage of syphilis. Good Grief! That would impact a lot more than most safe-sex lectures! The early and later examples of porn were worth a look! Generally, the over-all lay-out of the museum is well done and informative. It was fun, educational, and enjoyable! Did that Latina porn star have a penis—or an over-large clitoris?