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ADULTS ONLY: 7 quirky museums around the world

July 15, 2014 12:32 IST

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Mildly titillating and a lot of excitement, Rediff.com takes a look at some erotic museums that are huge attraction worldwide.

Museum of Sex, New York

A bouncy castle called ‘Jump for Joy’, a ‘Tunnel of Love’ and all a lot more surprises await visitors at 2002-founded Fifth Avenue museum in New York. The carnival continues at the Museum of Sex that threw open a new amusement park -- Funland -- in the last week of June.       

Bompass and Parr, the art duo behind the exhibition, hope to take Funland to London once its New York run is through.

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Image: A visitor at the Funland amusement park at the Museum of Sex in New York
Photographs: @BompasandParr/Twitter

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Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas

On June 7, the Las Vegas’s Erotic Heritage Museum reopened, this time as a for-profit institution.

The museum houses over 17,000 square feet of artistically expressive erotica with exhibits detailing the sexual hypocrisy in politics, religion, education and entertainment. Its academic section is also expanded.

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Image: Playboy magazine covers on display at the Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas
Photographs: Courtesy: Erotic Heritage Museum

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Sex Machine Museum, Prague

This museum is devoted entirely to the history and display of “mechanical erotic appliances, the purpose of which is to bring pleasure and allow extraordinary and unusual positions during intercourse,” says its website.  

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Image: Metal exhibits at display at the Sex Machine Museum, Prague


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Sexmuseum, Amsterdam

The Dutch have a wild side to them like few others. The famous ‘Venustempel’ in Amsterdam proof.  

The museum which sees more than 5,00,000 visitors each year focuses on “the theme of sensual love.”

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Image: The 'Venustempel' in Amsterdam


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Museu de l’erotica, Barcelona

Located in Barcelona’s La Rambla neighborhood, the museum is dedicated to the exploration of erotica in various forms -- anthropological, archaeological, artistic and literary.

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Image: An installation at the museum in Barcelona


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World Erotic Art Museum, Miami  

The museum is the world's largest public view collection of erotic art. The exhibit contains art, sculptures, tapestries and artifacts gathered from around the world by the founder 71-year-old Naomi Wilzig.

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Image: A sign and statue welcome guests to the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami
Photographs: Getty Images

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Museum of Eroticism, Paris

This sex museum devoted to the erotic art collections of antique dealer Alain Plumey and French teacher Jo Khalifa. Founded in 1997, the has a collection that ranges from the ancient religious art of India, Japan and Africa right up to contemporary art with an erotic focus.  

 


Photographs: Wikipedia

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