Browsing All posts tagged under »sex«

The Pope’s Pornographic Bathroom

December 14, 2011 by


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 […]


November 17, 2011 by


The new Clint Eastwood/Leonardo DiCaprio biopic, J. Edgar, includes a nod towards the rumors that the FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover was a secret cross-dresser, when the young, distraught J. Edgar puts on a dress after his mother’s death. The historical accuracy of the colorful — and enduring — story is something I looked into […]


October 24, 2011 by


While I was researching Napoleon’s Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped and The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe, the lore of medieval sex kept cropping up… and often in surprising ways. Somehow the human race survived the Middle Ages, no mean feat when you consider how much literature was […]

Nevada Rose: Inside the American Brothel

October 19, 2011 by


The state of Nevada is home to the country’s only legal brothel industry. While legalized prostitution is often an industry considered undesirable by many, it’s important to the economic survival of the communities where it’s legal and harbors deep roots in the history and settlement of the American West. Nevada Rose, the first book of […]

JUST SAY “ITHYPHALLIC”: A Weiner election meditation

September 13, 2011 by


As the post-Weinergate special election looms in New York today, a visitor to the city could be struggling in vain to grasp what ex-congressman Anthony Weiner actually did this summer to warrant his abject and tear-filled resignation, since the mainstream press remains quaintly coy regarding sexual terminology. One can learn from the New York Times […]

Here, kitty, kitty: Taschen’s big book series gets pussy (XXX)

September 2, 2011 by


Here at the Museum, we’re huge fans of Taschen’s sexy books and carry quite a collection of their gorgeous glossies on our store shelves. We have the entire body part series to date: The Big Butt Book The Big Book of Legs The Big Book of Breasts The Big Penis Book So you can imagine […]

Share your best (or worst!) vibrator story to win a Jimmy Jane!

August 29, 2011 by


The epic Jimmy Jane Form 2 is now available at the museum store and the good news is that we’re giving one of these babies away ($135.00 value)! But we can’t just toss off this palm-ful o’ pleasure. We need to make sure you you want it…you need it! If you want to win this […]