|Museum of Sex|
|Established||October 5, 2002|
|Location||233 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States|
The Museum of Sex is a sex museum located at 233 Fifth Avenue near 27th Street in Manhattan in New York City, USA. Events 869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A sex museum is a Museum that displays Erotic art, historical Sexual aids and documents on the history of Erotica. Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It opened on October 5, 2002. Events 869 - The Fourth Council of Constantinople is convened to decide about what to do about Patriarch Photius of Constantinople See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Founder Daniel Gluck wanted to found an organization dedicated to "the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. Generally speaking human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings " The museum focuses on a variety of sexual preferences and subcultures, including lesbian and gay history and erotica, BDSM, pornography, and sex work. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer A sex worker is a person who works in the Sex industry. Sex workers may be employed as prostitutes strippers go-go dancers burlesque performers escorts dominatrices Although the museum's exhibits are presented in an educational format, they feature explicit content. Because of this, visitors must be 18 years old or older.
The official mission of the Museum of Sex is "to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. In its exhibitions, programs and publications, The Museum of Sex is committed to open discourse and exchange, and to bringing to the public the best in current scholarship. "
While Gluck was planning MoSex, the New York State Board of Regents rejected its application for non-profit status, objecting that the idea of a "museum of sex" made "a mockery" of the concept of museums. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A board of governors is usually the governing board of a public entity A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the Because of this, and because Gluck opted not to accept funding from the porn industry, the admission fee was initially $17.  It is currently $14. 50. 
Unlike restrictions placed on adult entertainment venues, New York City authorities have allowed the museum to locate itself within 500 feet of a church or school. William Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called it a "museum of smut," writing "If the museum's officials were honest, they would include a death chamber that would acknowledge all the wretched diseases that promiscuity has caused. William Donohue (born July 18 1947 in Manhattan New York) has been the president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, widely known as The Catholic League, is an anti-defamation non-profit group in the United States with An execution chamber, or death chamber, is a room or chamber in which a legal execution is carried out And they would give due recognition to the role that promiscuity has played in creating poverty. Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life including food clothing shelter and safe Drinking water, and But instead we can look for the museum to celebrate public sex. "
The inaugural exhibit, NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America, focused on the museum's home city, but later exhibits focused on sexuality in other cultures and time periods. Other exhibitions have included Sex Among the Lotus: 2500 Years of Chinese Erotic Obsession,, GET OFF: Exploring the Pleasure Principles, Vamps & Virgins: The Evolution of American Pinup Photography 1860-1960, and Men Without Suits: Objectifying the American Male Body. A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as Pop culture. Objectification is the process by which Abstract concepts are treated as if they were concrete things or physical objects
The museum is currently hosting two online exhibitions: Mapping Sex in America and US Patent Office Sex Inventions, both, like the Museum's corporate site, designed by web design superstars Auriea Harvey & Michael Samyn.