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6 Reasons You Need To Visit NYC’s Museum Of Sex

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6 Reasons You Need To Visit NYC’s Museum Of Sex
For over a decade, The Museum of Sex has showcased fascinating exhibitions exploring the art, science, and the study of sexuality.

Working in partnership with more than 100 major cultural institutions, artists, designers, and academics, the Museum of Sex’s work spans the globe with over 25 exhibitions. With over three floors to explore, the exhibits aim to put sex in context with our understanding of humanity. Be warned though, not everything is behind glass.

The museum features perky interactive exhibits like a Bouncy Castle of Breasts. At the museum, you’ll not only take in fine art and artifacts but also all sorts of sexual ephemera. Come explore the very thing that makes humans, well, human. These are our 6 reasons that you must check out NYC’s Museum Of Sex right now:

1. The Gift Shop

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This might be the only Museum where walking through the gift shop isn’t a pain. More than just a gift shop, it’s also a sex shop. Pick up anything from a discreet vibrator to nipple clamps!

2. The Bouncy Castle of Breasts

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This adult version of a childhood classic is a must see when you visit the museum. Bounce away your worries on an inflatable boob themed bouncy castle, it’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

3. Splendor in the Grass

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Splendor in the Grass, is an immersive installation by world-renowned Studio Droog. It turns the campground setting into a surreal adult playground. You are transported to an elaborate forest, complete with a moving sky, campfire and live park rangers, where you’ll travel through the various phases of sexual stimulation.

4. Hardcore: A Century and a Half of Obscene Imagery
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Pre-internet porn was indeed a thing. Maybe you don’t want to think it’s true but your Grandma and Grandpa were just as eager to see the naked human body as you are. This exhibit explores how people got their visual fix as far back as the 1850s.

5. The Sex Lives of Animals

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It’s not just about the birds and the bees you know! This exhibit will show you how a whole host of other animals in nature procreate. Sex in the animal kingdom is as varied as it is with humans, and sex-for-pleasure isn’t just restricted to the guys at the top of the food chain.

6. Objectxxx: Selected Artifacts

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Pulling on the archives from their collection, the museum curators have put together an exhibition of artifacts that speak to the depth and diversity of all that is sex. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts nearly 20,000 items related to sex!

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