Curious about sex? How about a global tour of the best sex museums in the world? Want to spice up your love life or just have a sexy excursion with a certain female in your life? These are some of the greatest sex and erotic art museums in the world and they are all open to the public. So delve deep into your innermost sexuality and encounter the erotic experience of a lifetime.
Here are the top six on our list:
1. Venustempel – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Venustempel, otherwise known as the Temple of Venus, is the world’s first and oldest sex museum. It is located at the center of Amsterdam and observes many aspects of sensual love through the ages. This museum displays an extensive collection of erotic pictures, paintings, recordings and more. Venustempel embodies the highly sexualized nature of the city, showcasing 4,000 year-old artifacts in its “Sex Through the Ages” exhibit, testing modern views and accusations that today’s society is too “loose.” A great choice if you so happen to be traveling through this fine European city.
(Amsterdam is known for it’s world famous museums but I’m sure you will enjoy this one the most.)
2. Museum of Sex – New York City, New York
Hosting 15 exhibits, 5 virtual installations and more than 15,000 erotic artifacts New York’s Museum of Sex proves to be a go-to place if you are into that sort of thing. But of course you are J. Unlike the more touristy, specialty sex museums this New York City hotspot is run by a board of advisers whose mission is sex education. This museum is dedicated to the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality focusing on a variety of sexual preferences and subcultures, including lesbian and gay history and erotica, BDSM, pornography , and sex work. So come on by the Museum of Sex if you’re not so inclined to leave the country just yet.
(But there’s more…)
3. Erotic Heritage Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada
If you thought New York sounded exciting. You’ll be overjoyed to hear there is a world famous museum in our very own Sin City. That’s right; Las Vegas is home to the Erotic Heritage Museum. This museum has nine galleries featuring pictures, films and performance art. This museum is dedicated to sex appreciation of all kinds. And if you thought that was overly stimulating you will be delightfully surprised to experience any S&M fan’s dream come true, the House of Gord exhibit, showcasing the allure of ultra bondage. Something that really caught my attention, though, was the “Toilet Humor” exhibit. Feel free to stop by the bathroom for a good laugh at the countless dirty jokes graffitied on the walls. But don’t be afraid to make your own contribution. And last, but not least, this one really takes the cake on interactivity offering workshops, lectures, and film clubs, even live performance, erotic poetry, dance and music. The museum’s philosophy leaves you with the idea that many of us will agree upon stating that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience and that such pleasure must be made available to all.
4. Musee de L’Erotisme – Paris, France
This museum is quite unique in itself. The Musee de L’Erotisme is devoted to the art of making love and the preservation of artifacts throughout the ages. Featured along its seven floors are four permanent exhibits and an array of other interesting displays. Some of these include, but are not limited to; the Contemporary Art Exhibit, the Brothel Exhibit, and the Sacred Art Exhibit, displaying amulets, masks and spiritual objects used in an assortment of sexual celebrations. The collection ranges from the ancient religious art of India, Japan and Africa right up to contemporary art with a strictly erotic focus. Simply put, this museum will culturally engage the most curious of minds.
(Traveling through? This is the place to be.)
5. Sex Machines Museum – Prague, Czech Republic
Sex Machines Museum? Even the name sounds intriguing. Doesn’t it? We’ll this museum is exactly what it says it is. Imagine: More than 200 sex appliances scattered throughout three floors showcasing an abundance of extraordinary and unusual ways people pleasure themselves. The museum even features it’s very own cinema displaying age-old erotic films, one in particular, “Ladies’ Cabinet” being one of the very first scenes in history to capture a threesome. Throughout the rest of the museum you will find collections including body harnesses, instruments of sexual stimulation of all types, and chairs designed for “absolute domination.” These are among the many exciting displays you will witness while perusing the museum’s grounds. You won’t want to miss this!
(So strap your self in and enjoy this kinky experience)
6. Erotic Art Museum – Hamburg, Germany
And last but not least, the great sex museum of Hamburg Germany. Open 365 days a year, this museum displays the world’s largest publicly accessible collection of sexualized art. With more than 1,000 works of art illustrating that anything is possible on paper and canvas, including sex, your mind is in for a pleasant bender. Although Hamburg is famous for its erotic atmosphere, this museum takes a more intellectual look at sex, featuring an international collection of erotic artifacts from throughout history. Next to bars, strip shows, gambling houses, and sex shops, the unusual museum has found its place in an old hat factory. Of course the main subject is eroticism, but not from a pornographic, but from an artistic point of view. If you’re tired of hitting all the same old strip clubs and watching porn from home come on by and educate your self on the subject of erotic love.
(You will never forget this!)