With bright purple neon that almost outshines the nearby strip clubs, this sex museum embraces both pornography and erotic art. On haphazard display inside this pink-stucco industrial building, you’ll find bondage mannequins, a sadomasochistic “mouse wheel” from the 19th century, and a gigantic penis made of 100,000 shiny copper pennies – and that’s just the tip of the um, iceberg.
Yesteryear’s “blue movies” play on endless loops upstairs, while downstairs the walls are hung with rotating exhibitions of erotic paintings and photography. Glass display cases hold fertility and phallic symbols collected from around the world. Just try to look away from the amazing (and historic) collection of vibrators and dildos.
In all seriousness, the museum is both an academic examination of human sexuality, as well as a merry kinkster’s paradise. Given the high price of admission, it might not be worth a visit anymore, since some displays are looking worn. Check online for special community events, from nude yoga to rope socials. Or swing by the boutique gift shop anytime for original prints from 1970s porno flicks, books, naughty DVDs, and souvenir T-shirts.
All visitors must be at least 18 years old.