Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex

233 5th Ave (at E 27th St), New York, NY 10016
Hours:
Closed until 10:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The Museum of Sex is dedicated to the exploration of the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.

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  • "... without stopping by OralFix Aphrodisiac bar." (2 tips)
  • "Interesting exhibits, but not worth the admission price. And..." (18 tips)
  • "... poke around in the "gift shop"/storefront." (7 tips)
  • The Onion

    Local Coverage: Trojan Introduces ‘No One’s Pleasure’ Condoms For Bitter, Resentful Couples Read more

    The Onion · July 26, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    Make sure you check out the museum's Oralfix Cafe. Equal parts apothecary and soda shop, it's filled with "potions" containing aphrodisiac ingredients to help you get it on.

    Time Out New York · September 10, 2010
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  • Time Out New York

    Explore this institution’s collection of titillating photographs, films and all manner of erotic ephemera. Stop by the souvenir shop and pick up a copy of Adult Mad Libs to play with your date. Read more

    Time Out New York · February 1, 2012
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  • Crunch Gym

    Did you know knockin’ boots can burn up to 300 calories an hour? Imagine how many calories were burned making this museum.

    Crunch Gym · August 30, 2010
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  • MarieClaire

    If you’re looking for something interesting and quirky to do, come here. Don’t miss the OralFix aphrodisiac café, which serves up libido-revving treats and elixirs.

    MarieClaire · November 12, 2010
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  • Dan G.

    Don't go and play with the fake boobs for 10 minutes. People will look at you funny.

    Dan G. · July 21, 2009
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Not as risqué as it’s name would suggest. The exhibits are interesting, but half as much as the gift shop! Try and find a coupon for discounted admission.

    The Corcoran Group · December 12, 2011
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  • Allan L.

    Clean up after yourself

    Allan L. · March 19, 2013
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  • Liz Y.

    At first I thought the whole place would be trashy, but it's actually quite educational and well put-together. Only downside is that there aren't many exhibits.

    Liz Y. · June 7, 2010
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  • Derrick S.

    Prepare to spend a lot of time here. Every single exhibit/description is interesting here. Every. Single. One. Especially the porn level.

    Derrick S. · November 29, 2009
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  • Peter F.

    Watch the panda porn

    Peter F. · November 14, 2010
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  • Michael A.

    Pretty tasteful

    Michael A. · October 2, 2011
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  • Ravin D.

    Bring a camera - they let you take photos.. Delightfully akward, group conversation is accepted & fun..$3 off admission coupon till 1/15/10 - Read more

    Ravin D. · January 3, 2010
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  • Mark R.

    Definitely a fun museum trip with some exhibits that will make you blush but also make you laugh smile and say hmmm. Read more

    Mark R. · March 17, 2010
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  • Ben F.

    OralFix Aphrodisiac Bar ist a MUST!!!

    Ben F. · November 2, 2011
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  • Time Out New York

    A full three-page transcript of Facebook messages between then-Representative Anthony Weiner and blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss is on display in the “Universe of Desire” exhibition.
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    Time Out New York · June 28, 2013
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  • Flyboii J.

    I enjoyed the exhibits. Not the best place if you're trying to get someone in the mood (with all their STD/STI exhibits), lol. But, heyy it may work.

    Flyboii J. · February 12, 2011
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  • Alberto O.

    Totally opened. Come to discover and amazing Museum

    Alberto O. · January 7, 2013
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  • Advertising Week

    Get some. Enjoy.

    Advertising Week · July 15, 2011
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  • Mikinzie S.

    Interesting "scientific" exhibits and bragging rights galore. Hit up gift shop for friend's bday. ;) Read more

    Mikinzie S. · June 21, 2010
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  • Hirman Evo ®  ✔.

    all u can see

    Hirman Evo ®  ✔. · October 31, 2012
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  • Neal H.

    Definitely worth a stop by.

    Neal H. · November 1, 2010
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  • Demi B.

    Never miss the cafe. Its in the basement. They serve good drinks plus you get $2 off by checking in. Bartender was very nice too. Will definitely be back.

    Demi B. · March 8, 2013
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  • Lenny G.

    Fun. A little pricy but some interesting stuff.

    Lenny G. · September 2, 2012
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  • Chanta B.

    Make sure you have enough time to visit the second floor...it's the best!

    Chanta B. · June 10, 2012
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  • Mitz S.

    I just found out how grimey mallard ducks are!!!

    Mitz S. · August 19, 2011
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  • juliana k.

    hott.hott.hott.hott.

    juliana k. · April 30, 2011
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  • Cara

    Never in my life have I been speechless....amazing!!

    Cara · April 21, 2011
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  • Tany M.

    The burlesque exhibit is really good. Actually all of them are. It's a Museum you can actually have fun with your friends and so so interesting. Also, great store.

    Tany M. · March 28, 2011
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  • Bala M.

    Check out the downstairs aphrodisiac cafe.

    Bala M. · October 2, 2010
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  • Anita M.

    let's get it on ;) Read more

    Anita M. · May 12, 2010
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  • Maria M.

    Not impressed by the tour and it was pricy...but they do have some good things to buy!!!

    Maria M. · October 8, 2013
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  • Mariana D.

    10% discount with your check in!

    Mariana D. · October 6, 2013
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  • Judith P.

    Not worth the admission price. But worth the trip! Thank god for livingsocial!

    Judith P. · August 31, 2013
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  • veronique @ zaptravel.com ..

    The mission of the Museum of Sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.

    veronique @ zaptravel.com .. · August 30, 2013
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  • Hercules T.

    One of my favorite museums in NYC. My fiancee took me there for my birthday and what a treat. A definite place to take a look at.

    Hercules T. · April 10, 2013
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  • Mia

    Worth a trip! And stop by thr bar for Nice Tits! (The drink that is.)

    Mia · March 7, 2013
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  • MeHere U.

    Face planted oral fixation was on the menu

    MeHere U. · January 25, 2013
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  • Sarah L.

    Get a freebie when you check-in, great conversation starter.

    Sarah L. · January 19, 2013
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  • Foxx.

    Great drinks at the bar.

    Foxx. · January 2, 2013
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  • Vernon L L.

    Beware where you stick it and clean it before you lick it. Enjoy!

    Vernon L L. · December 25, 2012
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  • F-Factor N.

    Most couples burn an average of 300 calories an hour while they're having sex- get ready for a great workout by stopping at the Museum of Sex beforehand!

    F-Factor N. · September 19, 2012
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  • Sonny M.

    best place in all of new York

    Sonny M. · June 8, 2012
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  • Markeya W.

    Wear comfy shoes...the exhibit is massive...and wonderful!

    Markeya W. · December 28, 2011
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  • Douglas C.

    Wear a condom

    Douglas C. · April 18, 2011
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  • Erik C.

    Awesome museum 4 floors and the 4th floor changes from time to time. Defintely have to go with ur girl and ur defintely buying something from the gift shop

    Erik C. · October 5, 2010
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  • Social News Network

    Let's get awkward! The Museum of Sex is exactly what you think it might be. Leave your inhibitions at the door and educate yourself on the history of sex. It's truly a learning experience. Just do it.

    Social News Network · December 4, 2013
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  • Melissa W.

    Anthony Weiner's sexting transcript is on display here. All three creepy pages.

    Melissa W. · June 29, 2013
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  • Jean Michael C.

    When in Rome... Do as the Romans do

    Jean Michael C. · April 28, 2013
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  • Giang V.

    The exhibition is extremely interesting :)

    Giang V. · February 14, 2013
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