The Museum of Sex is a sex museum located at 233 Fifth Avenue near 27th Street in Manhattan in New York City, USA. It opened on October 5, 2002. Founder Daniel Gluck wanted to found an organization dedicated to "the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality."museumofse
Unlike restrictions placed on adult entertainment venues, New York City authorities have allowed the museum to locate itself within 500 feet of a church or school. William Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called it a "museum of smut," writing "If the museum's officials were honest, they would include a death chamber that would acknowledge all the wretched diseases that promiscuity has caused. And they would give due recognition to the role that promiscuity has played in creating poverty. But instead we can look for the museum to celebrate public sex."
The inaugural exhibit, NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America, focused on the museum's home city, but later exhibits focused on sexuality in other cultures and time periods. Other exhibitions have included Sex Among the Lotus: 2500 Years of Chinese Erotic Obsession,, GET OFF: Exploring the Pleasure Principles, Vamps & Virgins: The Evolution of American Pinup Photography 1860-1960, and Men Without Suits: Objectifying the American Male Body.
The museum is currently hosting two online exhibitions: Mapping Sex in AmericaMapping Sex in America - The Museum of Sex and US Patent Office Sex InventionsUS Patent Office Sex Inventions - Museum of Sex, both, like the Museum's corporate site, designed by web design superstars Auriea Harvey & Michael Samynif ( 1 + 1 == 1 ) .
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