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NYC Sex: How New York City Transformed Sex in America

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7371.1042 (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1042
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne, medical journalist
  1. New York

    The inaugural exhibition at the Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, New York City www.museumofsex.com/

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    My friend said that she was “sexed out,” in the way that Americans say “maxed out” when they've 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.


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    Football team from the Howdy Club, a lesbian bar in the 1930s and 1940s

    (Credit: THE LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES)

    This establishment is trying to be a serious museum. The entrance fee is …

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