Friday, February 2, 2018

I Visited the Museum of Sex Today

Over the years I have seen plenty of advertisements on the subway for the Museum of Sex, so I thought today would be a good time to visit it.  5th Avenue and 27th Street seems to be a strange place for a museum.  I actually walked by 803 6th Avenue between 27th and 28th Street which was the home of Sigma Beta Phi fraternity in the late 1960s when I was a student at CCNY.  Back then the fraternity was a third-floor loft over a bar.  Today there was a florist instead of a bar, but the building looked unchanged.

The Permanent Collection consists of over 15,000 objects, including works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera.  The human body and the sex act can be considered works of art.  One exhibit showed animal sex which in many respects in similar to human sex.

It was an interesting visit, but one time there is likely enough for me.  Most of the patrons were in their 20s.

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