World Erotic Art Museum

Museum in South Beach

In a neighborhood where no behavior is too shocking, the World Erotic Art Museum celebrates its staggering but artful pornography, including pieces by Rembrandt and Picasso. Back in 2005, 70-year-old Naomi Wilzig turned her 5000-piece erotica collection into a South Beach attraction.

WEAM takes itself seriously, which is part of the charm of this fascinating collection spanning the ages, from ancient sex manuals to Victorian peep-show photos to an elaborate four-poster (four-phallus rather) Kama Sutra bed, with carvings in wood depicting various ways (138 in fact) to get intimate. Other curiosities include the phallus bone of a whale with hand-carved wolf faces and the oversized sculpted genitals used as a murder weapon in A Clockwork Orange.


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