Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex The Museum of Sex is dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.
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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 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 lens of the most fundamental human activity: sex. 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 sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences.

"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

Impromptu Vday marriage ceremony? AutoWed has you covered for $1
02/10/2020

Impromptu Vday marriage ceremony? AutoWed has you covered for $1

“Abortion is a word. Abortion is an experience shared by millions of women around the world. Abortion, when legal and sa...
02/06/2020

“Abortion is a word. Abortion is an experience shared by millions of women around the world. Abortion, when legal and safe, can liberate a woman from the crisis of unintended motherhood. Abortion, when driven by misogyny and religious extremism into the back alley, can destroy a woman’s ability ever to become a mother – or even end her life. Here in the United States, where botched illegal abortions once killed an estimated 10,000 women a year and left many thousands of others sterile, public policy is now hurtling backward to drive clinics out of business and place abortion out of reach for those who most need access to it. Instead of stigma and silence, we need to raise our voices and lift our sights, as this fascinating exhibit by a brilliant young artist inspires us to do. Abortion is a word. It is also a right we must fight for.”

– Linda Greenhouse
Abortion Historian, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times

Laia Abril | On Abortion: And the Repercussions of Lack of Access. Exhibition running February 7th – October 15th 2020 @ Museum of Sex

Valentine's Day with the squad. Why not?📷 @maqlxn
02/06/2020

Valentine's Day with the squad. Why not?

📷 @maqlxn

Slay them with sweetness ✨📷 @haileycummiskey
02/05/2020

Slay them with sweetness ✨

📷 @haileycummiskey

Put on your comfy shoes... we'll be doing some ClimbX'ing today 📷 @wessonsmith
02/04/2020

Put on your comfy shoes... we'll be doing some ClimbX'ing today

📷 @wessonsmith

I haven't been this excited about Friday since.... last Friday📷 @jax_thevamp
01/29/2020

I haven't been this excited about Friday since.... last Friday

📷 @jax_thevamp

The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are....📷 @marlyymar
01/26/2020

The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are....

📷 @marlyymar

I don't work on Fridays, I make appearances.📷 @shanicecabrera
01/24/2020

I don't work on Fridays, I make appearances.

📷 @shanicecabrera

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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: sex. 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 sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences.

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