New Yorks Museum of Sex has opened a new exhibit called Sex in Design/Design in Sex that showcases the impact sex has on the design of household items and even the traditional pleasure toy.
But this erotic exhibit isnt childs play.
Curator Sarah Jacobs explains, We didnt want things that an 11-year-old boy would find funny. It was very difficult to find pieces that wouldnt be a joke because they look phallic. It was about finding subtle cues of sex.
Along with detailed and expensive sex toys made from materials like gold, glass, jewels, and human hair, the exhibit also holds a coffee pot Jacobs says resembles a corseted womans figure and a plate made for two people to share that gives a sense of intimacy.
And the sexy show is transforming the look of tacky vibrators.
Jacobs says, The sex toys were displaying are almost like art pieces. They dont have to be limited to the cheap $10.99 glitter vibrators. Sex toys can be beautiful.
Design in Sex is running now through April 27.
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