Prague’s Sex Machine Museum is the World’s only museum dedicated to this subject!
This post contains references and photographs that relate to sexual acts and behaviours so is not suitable for young people or those who might be offended by this subject matter.
I am always on the lookout for unusual places to visit and in my research, before visiting Prague, the Sex Machines Museum jumped out at me. It was not something I expected to find in Prague, especially with its location in the heart of the Old Town of Prague, close to the main square.
The entrance to the museum is a little seedy, the walls are painted lipstick red, with some “subtle” exhibits that tell something of what you will experience inside. There is also a chair that when you sit on it “scores” your level of sexual excitement. This was a big draw to the many people passing by on the busy street outside!
|Address:||Melantrichova 18 – 11000 Praha 1|
|Phone:||00420 227 186260|
|Hours:||Open Daily 10 a.m. 11 p.m.|
|Admission:||Czk 250 (You have to be 18 to enter)|
Set in a historic 17th Century building this museum contains more than 300 exhibits across three floors. The collection comes from all around the world and looks at the history of sex machines through the ages. The amount of effort and creativity that had gone into some of these contraptions is mind-boggling.
This is an exposition of mechanical erotic appliances, the purpose of which is to bring pleasure and allow extraordinary and unusual positions during intercourse. There is also an art gallery and a particularly interesting collection of erotic clothing. In this museum, you can expect to see all manner of dildos, vibrators, funky condoms, harnesses, leather masks, whips, bondage equipment, erotic clothing and something called ‘The Throne’. Some exhibits even come complete with mannequins to show you how they were supposed to operate – the explanation was useful as it was not always obvious!
Just as amusing as the many creative devices man has invented in order to increase the fun of the ‘love act’, are the devices that man has invented to prevent it from ever happening. Girdles, corsets, chastity belts and electronic anti-masturbation devices show us a glimpse of mankind at his most sexually repressed.
On the ground floor, there is a small cinema showing black and white porn movies from the early 20th Century. They are fairly graphic and the sexual antics of the actors are somewhat crude – there is no evidence of the #metoo movement here!
This is a bizarre place and not for the faint of heart – it could be shocking for many people – but you would expect that of a museum dedicated to sex machines. All-in-all we enjoyed out titillating visit to the museum.