Sex Museum to Open in NYC 
Thu Oct 3, 9:39 PM ET
By ERIN McCLAM, Associated Press Writer 

The director of the newest museum in this culture-packed city is surveying the prizes of his permanent collection — leather straps, condom boxes, video porn playing on large screens. 

He stops and points at a 1940s Wonder Woman comic book cover. 'Just look at her,' Daniel Gluck says. 'The cinched waist, the high heels, the rope. ... She's always tying people up.' 

Wonder Woman is among the tamer attractions at the Museum of Sex, which opens this weekend in Manhattan and aims to catalog American sexuality, from 19th-century brothels to turn-of-the-millennium sex parties. 

In a city that has affectionately shortened the names of its culture hubs — MoMA, the Met — the new museum has already been dubbed MoSex. And it has stirred opposition from those who say it is merely a celebration of smut. 

The state rejected an early attempt by Gluck to create a tax-sheltered foundation to support the museum. 

And William Donohue, head of the 350,000-member Catholic League, attacked the museum weeks before its opening, suggesting it should include a death chamber to mark the 'wretched diseases' caused by promiscuity. 

'They can talk all they want about the scholarly veneer on this,' said Louis Giovino, a Catholic League spokesman. 'So it's historical. That makes it quaint? It's porn.' 

To museum officials, though, the collection tells a fascinating story of evolving sexual subcultures and their unending war with each generation's vice patrols. They contend the museum is a venture of history, even art. 

Patrons, who must be 18, can walk through a sexual timeline of sorts covering nearly 200 years. 

There is a touch-screen guide to the sex parlors that sprouted downtown in the early 1800s. Eugen Sandow, a musclebound curiosity of the 1890s who charged women money to feel his biceps, flexes on a black-and-white video. 

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Will you be visiting the Museum of Sex the next time you are in New York City?
Sex Museum to Open in NYC

Thu Oct 3, 9:39 PM ET

By ERIN McCLAM, Associated Press Writer

The director of the newest museum in this culture-packed city is surveying the prizes of his permanent collection — leather straps, condom boxes, video porn playing on large screens.

He stops and points at a 1940s Wonder Woman comic book cover. `Just look at her,` Daniel Gluck says. `The cinched waist, the high heels, the rope. ... She`s always tying people up.`

Wonder Woman is among the tamer attractions at the Museum of Sex, which opens this weekend in Manhattan and aims to catalog American sexuality, from 19th-century brothels to turn-of-the-millennium sex parties.

In a city that has affectionately shortened the names of its culture hubs — MoMA, the Met — the new museum has already been dubbed MoSex. And it has stirred opposition from those who say it is merely a celebration of smut.

The state rejected an early attempt by Gluck to create a tax-sheltered foundation to support the museum.

And William Donohue, head of the 350,000-member Catholic League, attacked the museum weeks before its opening, suggesting it should include a death chamber to mark the `wretched diseases` caused by promiscuity.

`They can talk all they want about the scholarly veneer on this,` said Louis Giovino, a Catholic League spokesman. `So it`s historical. That makes it quaint? It`s porn.`

To museum officials, though, the collection tells a fascinating story of evolving sexual subcultures and their unending war with each generation`s vice patrols. They contend the museum is a venture of history, even art.

Patrons, who must be 18, can walk through a sexual timeline of sorts covering nearly 200 years.

There is a touch-screen guide to the sex parlors that sprouted downtown in the early 1800s. Eugen Sandow, a musclebound curiosity of the 1890s who charged women money to feel his biceps, flexes on a black-and-white video.

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19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 6:53:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've lived in NYC/S all my life and its only recently that I've heard of the museum of sex. I would love to see what its about
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/2/02 - 7:23:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it would be pretty interesting to go to. If I ever visit New York I'd go check it out :)
19 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 12/12/02 - 9:52:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so. I'd probably find more interesting things to do in New York.
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 1/7/03 - 8:20:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
I went to the one in Amsterdam and it wasn't all that interesting...
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/8/03 - 10:31:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
sounds interesting
19 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 1/8/03 - 11:00:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
The only museum I'm interested in seeing in NY right now is the Lucy museum in Jamestown.
19 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 3/24/03 - 1:21:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
sounds fun fun fun
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/17/03 - 6:48:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
18 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/17/03 - 6:50:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
didn't know there was such a thing.

but since i don't plan on ever visiting nyc.....

17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 12:18:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I go to nyc all the time and no I won't go there. I'm sure it's nothing special
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 2:47:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
WHAT THE F*CK
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 12/30/04 - 2:50:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, that sounds awesome!
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/11/07 - 9:49:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds pretty cool! I'd go.
15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 2/11/07 - 9:52:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I will now.
15 yrs ago - Thursday 5/10/07 - 6:21:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
New York City is a little bit too far for me. I have visited the museum of sex in Amsterdam though.
15 yrs ago - Thursday 5/10/07 - 7:14:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/10/2007 6:21:38 AM angeleyesgr wrote:
New York City is a little bit too far for me. I have visited the museum of sex in Amsterdam though.

Same here.




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