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Museum Erotica is a sex museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, located just off of Strøget, Copenhagen's main shopping street. Opened in 1994 by photographer Ole Ege and Kim Clausen, the museum claims to have had one million visitors. The museum often describes itself as having "illustrated some of the sex life of Homo Sapiens", which reflects its very historic and holistic approach to its exhibitions.

The walk through the museum takes a visitor through many exhibits in roughly chronological order. A good deal of written commentary in English and Danish explains and augments much of the items on display. There are extensive exhibitions on the beginning of erotic photography, Playboy, and particularly Marilyn Monroe, among others. One of the final displays in Museum Erotica is a small room with a sofa opposite a large wall of small television screens each showing a different porno video. The selections reflect the eclectic nature of the museum's displays.



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