Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex The Museum of S*x is dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human s*xuality. We strive to give reason to emotion and understanding to our impulses.
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This is not a place for the expected: we are a kunsthalle, 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

This is not a place for the expected: we are a kunsthalle, 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

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Louis Soubrier’s Siège D'Amour Love Chair is now on view long term in the second-floor exhibition Artifact [###]: Select...
08/26/2021

Louis Soubrier’s Siège D'Amour Love Chair is now on view long term in the second-floor exhibition Artifact [###]: Selections from Secret Collections.

Specially designed in 1890 by French cabinet-maker Louis Soubrier for King Edward VII (1841-1910), the Prince of Wales and King of England from 1901 to 1910, who was also known as “Dirty Bertie,” the multi-leveled design enabled the infamous playboy prince to partake in sexual amusement with minimal exertion in numerous ways, including with two ladies at once. While the exact chair used by “Dirty Bertie” is now owned by Soubrier’s great-grandson, the present example is one of just two replicas based on the original design. The only other known replica is on view at the Sex Machines Museum in Prague. The chair has been featured in both BBC and Smithsonian documentaries such as the Private Lives of Monarchs.

Artifact [###] also features objects on loan from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University Bloomington, Stanley B. Burns, MD Collection & Archive and the Dittrick Medical History Center at the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Enjoy a nostalgic look back on popular culture of the last six decades through the subversive art films of Carolee Schne...
08/17/2021

Enjoy a nostalgic look back on popular culture of the last six decades through the subversive art films of Carolee Schneemann and Shawné Michaelain Holloway, unforgettable music videos and advertisements featuring Jimi Hendrix, Edie Adams, Donna Summers, Prince, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Fabio, Salt-N-Pepa, Rihanna and Cardi B, and films such as Midnight Cowboy (1968), Deepthroat (1972), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Moonlight (2016).

http://ow.ly/uIGD50FSX87

See these and more in “Porno Chic to Sex Positivity” now on view #museumofsex #nycmuseums

Enjoy a nostalgic look back on popular culture of the last six decades through the subversive art films of Carolee Schneemann and Shawné Michaelain Holloway, unforgettable music videos and advertisements featuring Jimi Hendrix, Edie Adams, Donna Summers, Prince, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Fabio, Salt-N-Pepa, Rihanna and Cardi B, and films such as Midnight Cowboy (1968), Deepthroat (1972), Fatal Attraction (1987) and Moonlight (2016).

http://ow.ly/uIGD50FSX87

See these and more in “Porno Chic to Sex Positivity” now on view #museumofsex #nycmuseums

In Consumer Art, Natalia LL's playful 16-minute art film from 1975, models suggestively and playfully consume a variety ...
08/05/2021

In Consumer Art, Natalia LL's playful 16-minute art film from 1975, models suggestively and playfully consume a variety of foods. This dynamic film flips gender dynamics as these women take active roles dominating symbols of masculinity while displaying their own personality quirks. See it on view in our new exhibition looking at illicit media in art, film, advertising and music since the 1960s.

http://ow.ly/BoPi50FKHGy

Image courtesy of the Natalia LL Archive and the ZW Foundation

In Consumer Art, Natalia LL's playful 16-minute art film from 1975, models suggestively and playfully consume a variety of foods. This dynamic film flips gender dynamics as these women take active roles dominating symbols of masculinity while displaying their own personality quirks. See it on view in our new exhibition looking at illicit media in art, film, advertising and music since the 1960s.

http://ow.ly/BoPi50FKHGy

Image courtesy of the Natalia LL Archive and the ZW Foundation

Experience four floors of ecstatic amusements created by some of the world's most innovative artists and designers.Reser...
04/27/2021

Experience four floors of ecstatic amusements created by some of the world's most innovative artists and designers.

Reserve your tickets online 🎟️

Experience four floors of ecstatic amusements created by some of the world's most innovative artists and designers.

Reserve your tickets online 🎟️

Masked up and ready to go! Open Wednesday-Monday reserve your tickets online! 🎟️
02/26/2021

Masked up and ready to go! Open Wednesday-Monday reserve your tickets online! 🎟️

Masked up and ready to go! Open Wednesday-Monday reserve your tickets online! 🎟️

Get your hump on. Museum is now open Wednesday (humpday) and make-out Monday.Click bio for special discounts.
09/14/2020

Get your hump on. Museum is now open Wednesday (humpday) and make-out Monday.
Click bio for special discounts.

Get your hump on. Museum is now open Wednesday (humpday) and make-out Monday.
Click bio for special discounts.

09/02/2020

is now open. Click bio for info and tickets.

08/17/2020

is getting turned on.
Announcing our reopening, Thursday August 27th. Cleaner than ever :). Tickets now on sale! Click bio for more.

07/16/2020

We’re getting turned on.
The Museum of Sex reopens soon. Cleaner than ever ;). Official date coming soon.

Timeline Photos
07/04/2020

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
07/04/2020

Timeline Photos

"Laia Abril’s careful global exploration of the past and present of contraception and abortion re-frames the issue, show...
04/13/2020

"Laia Abril’s careful global exploration of the past and present of contraception and abortion re-frames the issue, showing us that abortion is, first and foremost, not a political currency but a vivid lived experience for women around the world and throughout history. Abril’s work looks at the long struggle to obtain rights to family planning for women and demonstrates the complicated decisions women make when choosing to end a pregnancy, with their very health and survival on the line."

– Lissa Rivera, Curator @museumofsex

"On Abortion" running February 7th – October 15th 2020 https://www.museumofsex.com/portfolio_page/27304/

"Laia Abril’s careful global exploration of the past and present of contraception and abortion re-frames the issue, show...
03/25/2020

"Laia Abril’s careful global exploration of the past and present of contraception and abortion re-frames the issue, showing us that abortion is, first and foremost, not a political currency but a vivid lived experience for women around the world and throughout history. Abril’s work looks at the long struggle to obtain rights to family planning for women and demonstrates the complicated decisions women make when choosing to end a pregnancy, with their very health and survival on the line."

– Lissa Rivera, Curator @museumofsex

"On Abortion" running February 7th – October 15th 2020 https://www.museumofsex.com/portfolio_page/27304/

As much as mama loves to stay open, we're closed for the time being.Stay safe. Stay fun. We love you. 💕📷 @madame_masochi...
03/16/2020

As much as mama loves to stay open, we're closed for the time being.

Stay safe. Stay fun. We love you. 💕

📷 @madame_masochist

¡ʎʇɹɐd ɐ sᴉ ǝɟᴉl📷 @_kay_wiz
03/15/2020

¡ʎʇɹɐd ɐ sᴉ ǝɟᴉl

📷 @_kay_wiz

Mother Earth needs her orgasmic energy back. Are you ready to help her?📷 @jaimiecee
03/14/2020

Mother Earth needs her orgasmic energy back. Are you ready to help her?

📷 @jaimiecee

"My favorite F word is...a) Friday 🙌b) Fashion 👜"📷 @ihateblonde
03/13/2020

"My favorite F word is...

a) Friday 🙌
b) Fashion 👜"

📷 @ihateblonde

Dear Monday, go step on a lego📷 @iam_sydneyb
03/09/2020

Dear Monday, go step on a lego

📷 @iam_sydneyb

Ready to slay #weekendvibes📷 @estefifi
02/28/2020

Ready to slay #weekendvibes

📷 @estefifi

Friday: time to release your inner...a) Queen Bb) Riri⁠📷 @victoriax_xux
02/28/2020

Friday: time to release your inner...
a) Queen B
b) Riri

📷 @victoriax_xux

On Wednesdays we wear pink 💁🏽📷 @filthyrichnaya
02/26/2020

On Wednesdays we wear pink 💁🏽

📷 @filthyrichnaya

An ecstatic weekend to all the single ladies!📷 @bxmxe
02/22/2020

An ecstatic weekend to all the single ladies!

📷 @bxmxe

Move over, coffee. Today is a day for some...📷 @rocknrollhobo
02/21/2020

Move over, coffee. Today is a day for some...

📷 @rocknrollhobo

“Under “natural” circumstances, the average woman would get pregnant about 15 times in her life, resulting in ten births...
02/19/2020

“Under “natural” circumstances, the average woman would get pregnant about 15 times in her life, resulting in ten births. Seven of those babies would survive childhood. For centuries, people have searched for ways to delay or terminate pregnancy. Today, safe and efficient means of abortion finally exist, yet women around the world continue to use ancient, illegal or risky home methods: Every year, 47,000 women around the world die due to botched abortions. Across countries and religions, millions of women are blocked from abortion technologies by law and social coercion and are forced to carry pregnancies to term against their will. Some are minors and rape victims. In violation of patient confidentiality codes, doctors and healthcare providers have been known to report women seeking illegal abortions, even when abortion is medically necessary to save the patient’s life.”

– Laia Abril

Laia Abril | On Abortion: And the Repercussions of Lack of Access. Exhibition running February 7th – October 15th 2020 @museumofsex https://www.museumofsex.com/portfolio_page/27304/

To claw or to pinch, that is the question...📷 @theofficialzina
02/17/2020

To claw or to pinch, that is the question...

📷 @theofficialzina

When you & bestie have VDay backup plans #singlelife📷 @sabrinaleff @brianna.trocchia
02/11/2020

When you & bestie have VDay backup plans #singlelife

📷 @sabrinaleff @brianna.trocchia

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233 5th Ave
New York, NY
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Subway: R,W to 28th Street (Broadway); 6 to 28th Street (Park Avenue). Bus: M2,M3,M5 going downtown on Fifth Avenue; M6,M7 going downtown on Broadway; M2,M3 going uptown on Madison Avenue. Parking Lots/Garages: Chelnik Parking CO 200 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016 (212) 684-9704 Meyers Parking System Inc – Parking 240 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016 (212) 684-8934 Penny Garage Corporation 242 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 (212) 779-2966 Excellent Parking Corporation 155 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016 (212) 684-8259

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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.

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