NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America
- By: Janice Hopkins Tanne
My friend said that she was ‘sexed out,’ in the way that Americans say ‘maxed out’ when theyve reached the limit on their credit cards. After two hours at the new Museum of Sex in New York we were tired. Sex, sex, sex—anyway, anyhow, multiple, on top, underneath, with friends, with men, with women, with three, with four, banned, censored, published, not published, in graceful 19th century prints and grainy 20th century stag films, or groaning blues—can become boring.
This establishment is trying to be a serious museum. The entrance fee is $17 (£11; €17), $7 higher than the Metropolitan Museum, which offers Rembrandts, Vermeers, Titians, Impressionists, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art, French furniture … your feet will hurt, but at least the Met has restaurants. On the other hand, the Museum of Sexs entrance fee includes an audio device giving information about exhibits. There are crowds, mostly young heterosexual