Sex in the Museum

Sex in the Museum

My Unlikely Career at New York's Most Provocative Museum

Book - 2016
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When Forbes, an anthropology student, stumbled upon a museum dedicated to sex she hesitated to apply for a job. Twelve years later she proudly sports her title as Curator of Sex. Here she 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. She asks readers to grapple with the same questions she did: when it comes to sex, what is good, bad, deviant, normal? Do such terms even apply? And, 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
Call Number: 392.6 F746s
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 20 cm


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Jul 31, 2018

Not bad memoir's dream for profit museum job with little red tape, but looking over dead people private collections from unlikely sources, hustling for sponsors.
Museum must be doing a good job if Tommy Lee learned something new.

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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