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Sex In Design/Design In Sex

Design has the power to shape experience; lending intensity to sexual encounters and adding a sensual thrill to everyday objects. From subtle manifestations to overt declarations, sexual imagery appeals to the universal human desire for pleasure.

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Kink Geography of the Erotic Imagination

Entitled Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination, this interactive exhibition was based on the work of Katharine Gates, author of Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex and founder of Gates of Heck Press.

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Peeping, Probing, & Porn

In Japan, artists have created erotic art for thousands of years but nothing rivals the creative explosion of erotic imagery created during the Edo period (1603-1868).

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Stags, Smokers, & Blue Movies

Patrons witnessed the underground evolution of the sex-film industry as the Museum of Sex recaptured the clandestine celluloid of the twentieth century in Stags, Smokers, and Blue Movies: The Origins of American Pornographic Film.

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Men Without Suits

Set against a timeline tracing male nude imagery from classical Greece to the 21st Century, Men Without Suits explored the impact of photography on American culture.

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Sex Machines

Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews by Timothy Archibald explores a vibrant American subculture where sexual adventure, technological ingenuity, and heartfelt personal visions intersect.

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Vamps & Virgins

The Museum of Sex celebrated its second anniversary with the October opening of Vamps & Virgins: The Evolution of American Pinup Photography 1860-1960. The new exhibition traced the development of the classic American pinup photo from early hardcore imagery in the mid 19th century to her apex in cheesecake images of the 1950s.

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Sex Among the Lotus

Daoist sexual practice stresses the balance of the primordial energies of the universe – the yin and yang. Sex plays an integral role in one’s search for immortality. Confucianism looks at sex more pragmatically.

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Get Off

Get Off! was our first contemporary exhibition featuring the work of established and emerging artists who investigate sexual titillation as a means to examine their relationship with pleasure in society.

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NYC Sex

Uncover the history of sex in Gotham, and discover the city’s influence on modern attitudes about sexuality.

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