Today on the Blog, I interview Dan Gluck, founder of the Museum of Sex in New York City. The museum launched in as a for-profit. At the Museum of Sex, NYC's kinky side is on full display. Here are the museum exhibits, special events and sex toys you should check out. Located on Fifth Avenue and 27th Street, the Museum of Sex is one of the youngest museums in New York City (opened in ) but, nevertheless, is one of the.
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As for the sensuous lure of surfaces and flesh and proportions, the mental stimulation of surprise and the sudden sharp pains or pleasures of insight, the social bonds created by sharing a gaze at a cherished or desired object — those might seem like things a museum of sex would be concerned with, but they are more readily experienced in the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, seeming to prove that Art can be more sensual than Sex. View all New York Times newsletters. It includes an enormous selection of pornography meticulously amassed by Ralph Whittington, a retired curator at the Library of Congress.
And it has an assortment of exotic contraptions for sexual stimulation in which the human body seems turned into a mechanized prosthesis. But the curatorial approach to all this seems sketchy, as if the museum were wary of messing with its voyeuristic lure. Over all, it is uninformative and uninspiring, looking like a torn fishnet stocking pulled over shapeless flesh. Perhaps I am expecting too much. When it comes to sex, after all, too much talk is worse than too little. And over five years, the museum has indeed achieved a modest success: Annual attendance has more than doubled since its opening year.
But more should be possible. Daniel Gluck, the software entrepreneur who founded MoSex, said in an interview that he was interested in collaborations with other kinds of museums, not just sex museums. Many art museums, for example, have collections of erotica that are not put on public display; perhaps some might be shown here. Why not compare sexual practices of different cultures?
Or trace changing views of homosexuality? Or examine ethical boundaries in the pursuit of pleasure; the museum actually affirms their existence by giving no place to perversions like pedophilia, necrophilia or zoophilia. What seems needed, in fact, is for the museum to evolve from being a bit like a fetish into something more like a kink.
Right now it seems an end in itself — a place where you can gawk at practices and objects that offer titillation and sensation, replacing familiar reality with another. If it were more like a kink, it would do more to enhance perceptions of the world beyond its walls, offering more vigorous interpretations of its objects, and provide a weird window through which this powerful and mysterious aspect of human experience might be better understood.
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