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C.J. Asher Visits The Museum Of Sex (MoSEX) in New York City

The Museum Of Sex

The Museum Of Sex

Museum of Sex (MoSEX)
233 Fifth Ave (@27th Street) New York, NY 10016
(212) 689-6337
http://www.museumofsex.com
Hours: Museum – 10:00am to 8:00pm Sun-Thu, 10:00am to 9:00pm Fri & Sat (Shop is open one hour later each day)

The Low Down
With a logo modeled after that of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of Sex (abbreviated, ironically, MoSEX) is not just a sex shop with a sprinkle of New York City vibe, but a full-fledged museum highlighting fascinating exhibits on sex from throughout human history as well as focusing on various cultures and their sexuality.

Exhibits
When I visited MoSEX, the museum was featuring four exhibitions: The Eve of Porn, Funland, The Sex Lives of Animals and Spotlight on the Permanent Collection.

The Eve of Porn
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In 1972, the groundbreaking film Deep Throat propelled Linda Lovelace into stardom as the first actress to become famous for having sex on camera. Through photography by Milton Greene and rare artifacts, The Eve of Porn tells the story of Lovelace: her rise to stardom and alleged sexual liaisons with Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy, Paul Newman and others, her claims of abuse by pornographer and husband Chuck Traynor, her efforts in the anti-pornography movement as well her untimely death due to a car accident in 2002.

Funland
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An adult playground, the Funland exhibit showcases a number of fun and lighthearted sex-themed interactive experiences such as a mirror-maze to locate the elusive G-spot, Grope Mountain (an orifice rock climbing wall with various sex organs and body parts) and, the best part of the entire museum, Jump For Joy, a bouncy castle of breasts!

The Sex Lives of Animals
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While we as humans have discovered a wide variety of sexual relationships and behaviors, the animal kingdom also is as diverse in their use of sex as not only a means of reproduction but also as a form of pleasure, power and much more. This exhibit highlights a wide variety of interesting observations about sexuality in the animal kingdom, such as Bonobo Males soliciting sex with an offering of sugar cane, the ability of some animals to naturally change gender as well as how genitals differ from animal to animal.

Spotlight on the Permanent Collection
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The Permanent Collection is home to a number of sexually related objects throughout history, focusing primarily on artwork but also the practical, including a male and female RealDoll 2, which are life-size dolls designed to simulate the experience of having sex with an actual person.

Store
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Although with a smaller inventory of merchandise than you’ll find in most sex shops, MoSEX offers a wide variety of unique products that range from the humorous to the kinky and everything in between. While offering the staples such as condoms, vibrators, dildos, books and lotions, MoSEX also has a wall titled “WTF?” with MoSEX glassware, penis pasta and, my personal favorite, a snow globe with the word “FUCK” in big red letters inside.

Coffee Shop & Bar
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The Nice & Sweet Café and Play, a drinking den, are both located on the ground floor of MoSex. Information and hours for both can be found at http://www.willyouplaywith.us.

In Brief…
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With exhibits covering sexuality that are humorous, erotic, scandalous and much more, all of the exhibits at MoSEX are meant to educate and inform… and wildly succeed at doing both. No matter what your interest in sexuality may be, MoSEX offers a unique and exciting experience for the curious and inquisitive.

C.J. ASHER IS A GENTLEMEN’S CLUB AFFICIONADO, AUTHOR AND BLOGGER ON A VARIETY OF SEX-RELATED TOPICS. FOR MORE BLOG ENTRIES AS WELL AS NATIONAL GENTLEMEN’S CLUB REVIEWS, CHECK OUT HTTP://WWW.CJASHER.COM OR FOLLOW C.J. ON TWITTER@CJASHEROFFICIAL.

About cjasher (857 Articles)
C.J. Asher is a blogger on various subject matters and trending topics related to sexuality, such as prostitution, women's rights, sex trafficking and LGBT issues as well as the adult entertainment industry, having interviewed celebrities such as Dennis Hof and Joanna Angel. C.J. currently resides in Philadelphia, PA and his blog can be found at CJAsher.com.

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