World Erotic Art Museum

© Alys Tomlinson
South Beach

The world’s capital of hedonism now has its own museum dedicated to erotic pleasures. At 12,000 square feet, the collection of sex toys, paintings and artifacts is the second largest of its kind in the world, spanning all periods (ancient Rome, Victorian, art deco) and geographical regions (from China to Africa). The penis collection is the highlight—a mind-boggling array of phalluses in all shapes, colors and sizes. If you’re not overwhelmed by the giant penis (over 6ft) then you’ll be blown away (pun intended) by the wooden four-poster bed, where the four posts are, you guessed it, shaped like giant penises. Unsurprisingly, under-18s are not admitted. What is surprising is that the museum’s owner/curator, Naomi Wilzig, is a near-octogenarian grandmother.

Venue name: World Erotic Art Museum
Address: 1205 Washington Avenue

Cross street: at 12th Street
Opening hours: 11am–10pm Mon–Thur; 11am–midnight Fri–Sun
Transport: Bus C, H, K, W, South Beach Local
Price: Admission $15; $13.50–$14 reductions
2 people listening