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Museum of Sex, New York City

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Museum of Sex is dedicated to preserving the history of human sexuality. Approaching the topic from a scholarly point of view, the museum puts the history of sexuality into a larger social context with exhibits like U.S. Patent Office Sex Inventions. Gain insight into every aspect of sex, from methods to taboos. Enjoy an aphrodisiac snack from the cafe, such as chocolates or a specialty drink. By using our New York City tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Museum of Sex and other attractions in New York City.
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  • This being a MUSEUM and not a sex pornography shop only, made the building seem almost respectable enough to be considered sex education and mainstream -- not too embarrassing to walk into. The exhibi...  more »
  • This was interesting if you have already done everything else you wanted to do in New York City. This was something we did on our last day just to kill some time before our late flight and thought it ...  more »
  • We we're expecting something fun for and risque, but it turned out to be nothing more than a few sex toys and old school videos of sex. Sadly, the best part is the shop downstairs. Patron beware, mone...  more »
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  • I have been to the Sex Museum in Amsterdam and I felt that was a real museum. But this one is more of a photo / video gallery with a gift shop. The only interesting part here was the animal sex section, other than that, it's just a blown-up google image search of "sex portraits". I did not try the booby bounce because it was tacky for me. Quite an experience, but I do not really recommend it unless you have many days of stay in NYC. But if you are only in for a few days, spend your time elsewhere.
  • The Sex Museum of Amsterdam is honestly a tourist trap. This one is different. The staff is polite, and they have a very interesting collection. There is quite a lot of material that was well curated. I did feel that they lacked a bit of queer-related material, but it was still quite nice to see so many things about human (and animal) sexuality. The museum store also has some good books and cool fridge magnets... and plenty of sex toys.
  • Exhibits are okay. The only interesting one is the animal exhibit. Worst customer service in the world. Rude employees. DO NOT GO THERE! Waste of time and money
  • This museum is highly intriguing but the experience can be even better for visitors. The top floor was really engaging and the section with animal sex facts taught me information I had no clue about. The sex toy room was interesting and funny and boob bouncy house made me feel like a kid again but they ought to extend the time limit allotted for the price paid. The bottom floor was shocking to me due to the lack of diversity depicted. It was really troubling as if other ethnicities and races didn't engage in sex... Other than that, the experience was fun but I don't plan on returning unless they rotate the exhibits. Also the bar downstairs has so much potential but its sort of lackluster especially the bored employees and the gift shop has some interesting toys.
  • My fiancé and I took on the task to a lazy Sunday go and explore the Museum of sex that has been ringing on my ears for a while. I have got to say, it not all of what I think about. The staff was courteous and somewhat nice, but yet again my interaction with them was very brief. The store have many interesting toys and cool things that can bring the pleasure of any couple to a maximum although i found it a little overprice, but yet again, I just glanced at a couple of items. The price for the entrance I found it to be very fair for all the information and illustrations there are inside. The floors are well divided and label although I will say that looking at the animal floor, made me feel like I was in a biology class and learning the different ways of reproduction, or just simply watching discovery channel. The place overall its very clean, and rustic and we had to an extent fun, and learn things we didn't even know existed. Personally, I wouldn't send someone here, unless they are just having a lazy Sunday and want to spend some quite time as a couple like i did.

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