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8 Mind-Blowing, and Interesting, Museums for Sex Ed

8 Mind-Blowing, and Interesting, Museums for Sex Ed: Mario Tama / Getty

Mario Tama / Getty

Rather go to the dentist than a museum? We hear you. But these museums may actually pique your … something. From the world’s largest sex bike (you’re going to have to look that up yourself) to a giant inflatable boob bounce house, these collections dedicated to doing it will keep you, at the very least, stimulated.

Conjure your inner Kinsey at these fine institutions of higher yearning learning.


Antique Vibrator Museum, San Francisco
As an extension of Good Vibrations (a sex toy store on Polk), this museum conjures strange, awkward feelings as you wonder… Did great-great-grandma actually have these horrifying, power drill-looking contraptions to get off?? Probably so. In the early 1900s, doctors prescribed vibrators to female patients to cure just about every disease or ailment.
Highlights: The really old, really scary vibrators; and turn-of-the-century vibrator marketing campaigns promising “the essence of perpetual youth” and more hilarity


Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas
No surprise, Sin City is home to the world’s largest erotic museum. In true Vegas style, over-the-top attractions abound, such as said sex bike (two-stories tall, you can’t miss it!) and a Ron Jeremy fortune telling machine.
Highlights: Puppetry of the Penis (tickets are separate but worth it to see ‘genital origami’); the history of adult film exhibit; Star Wars porn parody.


Museum of Sex, New York City
You won’t find a chastity belt here. No, MoSex is all about you exploring the joy of sex—in every full-sensorial manner. For example, previous exhibits included a a body parts climbing wall, a mirrored maze to find the G-spot (Genius. So life like.)
Highlights: The breast bouncy castle; sex life of animals exhibit (they’re not called wild for nothing); history of hardcore porn exhibit; and Known/Unknown: Private Obsessions and Hidden Desire in Outsider Art that showcases over 100 pieces of art from unknown artists exploring fantasies.


Sex Machines Museum, Prague
As the world’s only collection dedicated to sex machines, this three-story museum has over 200 sex-related artifacts and contraptions. Get ready for weird stuff, including lots of anti-sex harnesses, dating back to the 16th century.
Highlights: A 1915 electric anti-masturbation device (holy god, help us), an oral sex chair with strategic holes and screenings of the early porn flicks from the Spain in the 1920s.


MusEros, St. Petersburg, Russia
Curious if royalty ever used sex toys? Thanks to Russia’s first erotic museum that explores Russian rulers’ sexuality—the answer is yes. In fact, the museum’s motto is: know everything about what’s in secret. So, you’ll see Catherine the Great’s naughty sex chair and lots of other erotic gizmos, both modern and historical.
Highlights: A seesaw with strategic placing of dildos; Grigori Rasputin’s 12-inch penis (real owner not confirmed); sex toy education via 3D


Red Light Secrets Museum of Prostitution, Amsterdam
Opened in 2014 in a former brothel, this museum documents the history of the Red Light’s sex workers. Although Amsterdam has been a hotbed for the ‘oldest profession’ since the 1300s as a major trading harbor, the museum highlights history from the year 2000—when brothels were made legal—to the present.
Highlights: The prostitutes in fine art exhibit (surprising how many famous artists painted prostitutes); the erotic confessional booth.


Jeju Loveland, South Korea
Think of it like a botanical gardens meets kamasutra shrine. Wander through the self-proclaimed sex theme park to observe 140 naked statues, all in different states of the deed. Originally, it was designed to give newlyweds horizontal inspiration. Supposedly, Taiwan is building a huge sex theme park to rival Jeju’s.
Highlights: The penis-glorifying garden; the weird lesson in masturbation at the onsite Museum of Sex and Health; the look on visiting local newlyweds’ faces (more like awkwardness than arousal.)

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