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It’s official. We’ve moved!

January 16, 2012 by

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Continue to get the best of Mosex at our new and improved blog HERE. http://blog.museumofsex.com/

THE FIVE ARTIEST BORDELLOS IN FRANCE

January 5, 2012 by

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I just posted a fun blog on the Huffington Post from my recent trip to Paris, about the five brothels most revered for their artistic decor.  I revisited a marvelous gallery of historical erotica I discovered while researching The Sinner’s Grand Tour.  You can read about it here… Some of the photos were a bit […]

Now Give us a Perky Smile, Boys!

December 16, 2011 by

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Photographer Rion Sabean has photographed men in stereotypical pinup poses of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s in her series called “Men-ups”. The result is a hilarious send-up of our nostalgia for the conventions of the genre. Check them out here.

The Pope’s Pornographic Bathroom

December 14, 2011 by

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My Slate series on the Vatican climaxed, as it were, with a piece about my adventures getting in to the so-called Stufetta del Bibbiena, the bathroom decorated with erotic art by Raphael in 1516 – causing a good deal of outrage amongst some of the more reverent Catholic readers, even though the Vatican itself has […]

THE VATICAN AND (HISTORICAL) SEX

December 7, 2011 by

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I’ve just done a series on “penetrating the Vatican” for Slate, which is running this week (one episode a day) — about the secrets of the Vatican Library (Day One), the private tours of the Sistine Chapel (Day Two) and oddities like the Vatican supermarket (Day Three)… Coming up are the Secret Archives and the pope’s […]

WHAT IS IT ABOUT NUNS AND SEX?

November 27, 2011 by

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I went to Venice to research both Napoleon’s Privates and The Sinner’s Grant Tour, and found that he subject of randy  nuns came up constantly.  It seems that the fantasy of the sex-filled Venetian convent, which crops up in novels, dialogues, Casanova’s memoir and modern porn films, dates back for centuries… and, even better, has […]

Are you ready for World AIDS Day?

November 27, 2011 by

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The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is about getting to zero… This Thursday, December 1st, will be dedicated to raising awareness of AIDS caused by the spread of HIV infection, showing support for those living with HIV and to commemorate those that have died from the disease. In honor of World AIDS Day, we’ll […]