We strive to give reason to emotion and understanding to our impulses.
This is not a place for the expected: we are a kunstkammer, a cabinet of curiosities, a collection of the rare, repulsive, delicious, old, new, high, low, good and bad that serves as a barometer of contemporary culture. We encourage the simultaneous occupation of the city, the marketplace and the mind by presenting work that mines the fringes of society and exposes our unique behaviors through the lens of the most fundamental human activity: s*x.
This is more than a museum: We are an institution that believes in embracing society and existing beyond its walls. We promote organic growth and foster an entrepreneurial spirit that values original ideas. To do this, we seek the engagement and collaboration of fearless visionaries from all industries who challenge, stimulate and disrupt the status quo.
Together we develop innovative events, exhibits, products and experiences that bring the best of current scholarship on s*x and s*xuality to the widest possible audiences.
𝔹𝕀𝔾 ℕ𝔼𝕎𝕊! ℕ𝕖𝕨 𝕐𝕖𝕒𝕣, ℕ𝕖𝕨 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕦𝕞!
We are pleased to announce that 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗲𝘅, 𝗡𝗬𝗖’𝘀 𝗜𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗶 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯!
The 32,000-square-foot building in Miami, designed in collaboration with international architecture studio Snøhetta, will open with the first US solo museum exhibition by pioneering Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama and a retrospective on the design & marketing of s*xual health products from the 1920s to today. Visitors will also experience an enhanced edition of the museum’s blockbuster installation “Super Funland: Journey into the Erotic Carnival”.
Hajime Sorayama Official FB
𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕄𝕠𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 to come experience the evocative exhibition Self Power | Self Play by the fabulous Linda Troeller before it closes January 9th!
Linda Troeller's Self Power | Self Play insists and illustrates: we are all worthy of bodily liberation, autonomy, and pleasure.
In Troeller’s unapologetic images, there is little sense of voyeurism or subject performativity for a gaze, male or otherwise. With great care, Troeller documents herself and her subjects in spaces of intimacy, s*xual awakening, and self-exploration. The selection of over sixty works in the exhibition spans six photographic series, realized between 1974 and 2022, displayed to highlight the dynamism of the images rather than in chronological order. Several portraits are accompanied by quotations from their sitters who were interviewed by Marion Schneider, a long-time collaborator on Troeller’s photo books including The Erotic Lives of Women (1998) and Or**sm: Interviews on Intimacy (2016). Many of Linda’s self-portraits are accompanied by her own stories, exemplifying a radical openness to self-reflection.
𝔸𝕟𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕋𝕙𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔸𝕣𝕥!
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Love Letter ||| Charles W White
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Born in Chicago in 1918, Charles W. White is one of America's most renowned and recognized African-American & Social Realist artists. Charles White worked primarily in black & white or sepia & white drawings, paintings, and lithographs. His artwork encompassed an incredibly skilled draftsmanship and artistic sensitivity and power that has reached and moved millions.
His meticulously executed drawings and paintings speak of and affirm the humanity and beauty of African American people and culture. Common subjects of his artwork included scenes depicting African-American history in the United States, socio-economic struggles, human relationships, and portraits.
ꜱʜᴇ ᴄ*ᴍꜱ ɪɴ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴡʜᴇʀᴇ!
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Excited to add some new, spicy films to our 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐨 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐞𝐱 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 exhibition!
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 (1994) a rare 16mm film by Peggy Ahwesh is now on view courtesy of Film-Makers Cooperative
ℍ𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝔽𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕜𝕪 𝔽𝕣𝕚𝕕𝕒𝕪!
American Pie (1999)
𝕊𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕋𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕋𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟￼.
👯♀️ 🐰 ✨
ᴡᴇ ꜱᴇᴄᴏɴᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ!
🥪🦃 🤤 ✨
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
“𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘺 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤*𝘮.”
Photographer and her muse, Artist 🤩 😍
𝔹𝕒𝕓𝕪, 𝕚𝕥'𝕤 𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕠𝕦𝕥𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖... 𝕓𝕦𝕥 𝕚𝕥'𝕤 𝕘𝕖𝕥𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕙𝕠𝕥 𝕚𝕟 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖!
❄️ 🔥 💗
Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴄᴀʟʟᴇᴅ ꜰᴏʀ ᴀɴ ᴇɴᴄᴏʀᴇ!
Did you miss our rare 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s NORMAL LOVE (1963)back in August? We got you covered! Join us this Sunday, November 20th at 3pm for this month’s iteration of the Carnal Screen series programmed by the Museum of S*x, and ! We're back, baby!
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A lyrical sequel to Smith’s infamous FLAMING CREATURES (1962-63), which caught the unfavorable attention of American censors, NORMAL LOVE includes a cast of fantastical characters ranging from a mermaid, played by Warhol superstar Mario Montez—whose drag name was conceived in homage to the famous actresss—and a mummy, enacted by Angus MacLise, the original drummer for the New York band the Velvet Underground.
Preserved by Barbara Gladstone Gallery.
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Find a link to tickets below.
Linda Troeller. The Woman behind our latest exhibition. Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture.
"Troeller’s ongoing photographic practice confirms ecstasy as a human condition beyond the social constraints of shame and gender norms. These images evade culturally-constructed beauty and body ideals, conventions of age, expectations of “ladylike” behavior, and systemic patriarchal restrictions on women’s bodies more broadly. Self Power | Self Play insists and illustrates: we are all worthy of bodily liberation, autonomy, and pleasure."
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ꜱᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏɴᴅᴀʏ ᴍᴏᴛɪᴠᴀᴛɪᴏɴ!
Ex Machina (2014)
𝕎𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕋𝕙𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝔸𝕣𝕥!
🤖 💞 💋
𝕆𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 ℕ𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥.... 𝕆𝕙, 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒 𝕟𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕚𝕥 𝕨𝕒𝕤!
🤩 📷 ✨
𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 | 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲: 𝟓𝟎 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐄𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟗𝐭𝐡!
𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕕 𝕎𝕖𝕕𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝔽𝕖𝕖𝕝𝕤!
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚...
💦 🏊 🐠
𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕃𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕒 𝕋𝕣𝕠𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕣's 𝔼𝕩𝕙𝕚𝕓𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 Self Power | Self Play 𝕚𝕤 ℕ𝕠𝕨 𝕆𝕡𝕖𝕟!