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Museum of Sex

233 Fifth Ave, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212-689-6337
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Ranked #660 of 830 attractions in New York City
Type: Specialty Museums
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Toronto, ON
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

As an older couple(both in our late 50's) trust me when I tell you this is not what it called. Mine and my wife's imagination should be called the Museum of Sex. A whole floor about animals having sex!!! Who cares, we are people wanting to know how we should do it not a monkey or dolphin. A whole floor... More

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Clinton, CT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Is it a quest for academic or scholarly respectability that makes the approach of this place seem so tame? Remarkable that they took an intrinsically fascinating subject and let me with a ho-hum experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had a groupon so I decided to check this place out. It's sad when the best part of a museum if the gift shop but seriously, that is the truth. Sex and all of it's many components are found everywhere. There is no shortage of information, except for the one place you would expect your mind to be blown...The... More

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Malaga
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Only really visited as it was included in my New York Pass (honest)! Quite well done but not really much to see. Went to the one in Amsterdam years ago (I don't make a habit of this), which was much better. Fun gift shop, which you can visit without doing the museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I confess that I didn't see the museum but did keep stopping by the cafe "play" which has fabulous coffee (for those missing Europe) and a decent lunch menu.

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East Meadow, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I planned an afternoon that included the Museum of Sex and thought, what a fun, light way to spend a few hours in the city. The "museum" website presents itself as though it is educational and would be a way to show you how sex and views on sexual behavior have changed through the years and unfortunately, it is nothing... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Nothing worth the ticket price in this place. Small, nothing new, you probably know better than this place. Not recommend at all.

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Santa Monica, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a few drinks at Play before going to the exhibit, that's probably why I didn't hate it as much as other people. I do agree that the place is sort of a waste of money, in a general sense. Everything there in the museum is easily accessible via the internet so you might as well just do that.... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

For a child of the internet like myself, knowing more about what people google when they're feeling in the mood was really interesting. I even learnt about so many more categories of porn than I thought existed!! The Linda Lovelace part was also very interesting. It would have been nice for there to be something slightly deeper with it, but... More

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Yellowknife
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I went expecting some interesting historical facts, naughty exhibits, and kinky Kamasutra stuff. Instead I learned about popular Google search terms, saw Linda Lovelace giving a blow job, and read about the penis length of Pandas. Could have done all of that cheaper and without traveling to NYC over the internet.

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