In the world’s largest cities, you can always find a “museum of sex.” This is true wherever you go. With the exception of a few that are specifically designed to attract tourists, the majority of these museums are dedicated to the preservation of a variety of artifacts and works that are not typically displayed in traditional museums and that discuss erotica and sexuality in a variety of countries and cultures. Many museums, in particular, have sections dedicated to the erotica of the LGBTQ community and exhibits covering all aspects of sexuality. The following is a list of the world’s top sex museums.
Amsterdam’s Venustempel Museum of Sex
Only in what is almost universally acknowledged to be one of the world’s most liberal and transgressive cities could the world’s oldest museum devoted to sexuality have found a home. We are, of course, referring to Amsterdam, the stunning city that serves as the capital of the Netherlands. The Temple of Venus first opened to the public in 1985 and now receives around 500,000 visitors per year. These visitors can learn about more than 4,000 years of sexual history through a one-of-a-kind collection of exhibits, artifacts, paintings, photographs, and other attractions with eroticism as a central theme.
The Museum of Sex is in New York
If you are planning a trip to New York City shortly, make sure to stop by the Museum of Sex on Fifth Avenue in the Big Apple. The museum opened in 2002, but it has grown so quickly that it now houses over 15,000 artifacts, 15 different exhibitions, and five significant installations. Costumes, technology, and erotic art are among the artifacts. A museum that is not only educational but also innovative and entertaining, as evidenced by exhibits like “Sex Life of Robots,” “Gloves: Life, History, and Condom Fight,” and others.
Prague Sex Machine Museum
The Museum of Sex in Prague’s capital city has three exhibition floors with all the tools of the trade imaginable. These tools include everything from electrical anti-masturbation devices to chastity belts, as well as every type of vibrator imaginable, for a total of over 200 different items. There is also a small theater space within the museum where classic pornographic films are shown.
Paris’s Musée de l’érotisme
It was impossible not to have a sex museum in the city that embodies love, which is the Ville Lumière. The Parisian sex museum is spread across five floors and is located in the Pigalle neighborhood (where else?). It is occupied on each floor by an eros-themed collection that ranges from religious art from Asia and Africa to contemporary art. The museum also has undeniably charming exhibitions, such as Curiosa, which focuses on sacred art and collects masks and amulets used in religious ceremonies with a sexual undertone.
Berlin’s Beate Uhse Erotik Museum
Beata Uhse-Rotermund, a woman pilot in the 1930s who opened the first sex shop in history in Berlin after World War II, has been honored with the naming of the museum of sex in Berlin, Germany. The museum, which was conceived and designed by some of the world’s most well-known sexologists and designers, delves into the realm of eroticism in all of its guises, but with an emphasis on education: There are 32 exhibitions, 12 interactive games, and 3D projections that attempt to answer every question about the world of sex, from the significance of resignation to the positive effects of sex on one’s health, as well as the most bizarre curiosities, such as whether or not men have a G-spot.
Las Vegas Museum of Sex
It’s no coincidence that one of the world’s largest sex and eroticism museums is located in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the United States. This is one of the world’s largest museums. There is no shortage of current exhibitions at the museum, such as the Wall of Shame, a wall that displays all of the sex scandals involving political figures. Many ancient pieces in the collection show how people thought about sex in the past. Furthermore, LGBTQ artists have been given adequate space, and there is a growing trend toward organizing temporary themed exhibitions.
The LA&M Museum of Sex is located in Chicago
The Leather Archive and Museum of Sex (also known as the LA&M) is widely regarded as one of the most important museums in the United States catering to the leather subculture. With many historical relics from the permanent collection, as well as reconstructions of a dungeon dungeon, uniform room, and a leather bar that visitors are allowed to use, the archive and museum trace the history of leather, kink, and fetish. Another intriguing aspect of the website is the online archive, which anyone can access at any time.
The Black House Museum of Sex is located in Chiang Rai
Even though this strange museum is not an erotic or sex museum, you will see more phalluses and vaginas in this house than you have seen in your entire life. The Black House is a work of contemporary art built in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It approaches a variety of topics in an unusual way, including fertility and procreation, among others. This museum will welcome you with rooms shaped like vaginas, handles shaped like penises, and expansive areas of wooden phalluses.
Phallological Sex Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland
If you want a lot of pens, not just a little bit, then this is the place for you! Inside this sex museum, the phalluses of at least 300 different mammalian species have been cataloged. These specimens include 56 different types of whale genitalia, a polar bear’s penis, seagull, penguin, and even some humans’ penises. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you should include this museum on your itinerary.