Sex in the Museum

Sex in the Museum

My Unlikely Career at New York's Most Provocative Museum

Book - 2016
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Sarah Forbes was in graduate school when she stumbled upon a museum dedicated to . . . sex. The anthropology student hesitated when her boyfriend suggested she apply for a job, but apply she did, and it wasn't long before a part-time position at New York's MUSEUM OF SEX lead to a gig as the museum's curator. That was over twelve years ago. Now Sarah--a married mother of two--proudly sports her title as Curator of Sex.

In SEX IN THE MUSEUM, Sarah invites readers to travel from suburban garages where men and women build sex machines, to factories that make sex toys, to labyrinthine archives of erotica collectors. Escorting us in to the hidden world of sex, illuminating the never-talked-about communities and eccentricities of our sexual subcultures, and telling her own personal story of a decade at The Museum of Sex, Sarah asks readers to grapple with the same questions she did: when it comes to sex, what isgood, bad, deviant, normal? Do such terms even apply? If everyone has sexual secrets, is it possible to really know another person and be known by them? And importantly, in our hyper-sexualized world, is it still possible to fall in love?

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250041678
Branch Call Number: 392.6 F746F 2016
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 20 cm


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multcolib_karene Apr 24, 2016

Sex is a fascinating subject and the parts of this book that are specifically about sex-related topics are interesting. However, the author doesn't really have anything that compelling in her personal life to write about. It's a nice, short, easy read. And the next time I'm in NY, I plan to check out the Museum of Sex.


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