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Amsterdam’s red light district, famous as a sexual destination since the 14th century, is also home to the Venus Temple sex museum. Open since 1985, a satyr with an erection welcomes visitors to an exhibition of artefacts, including an ancient stone phallus and an iron chastity belt. In New York, the Fifth Avenue Sex Museum was founded in 2002 with an award-winning opening exhibition ‘NYCSEX: How New York Changed Sex in America’. As well as collections from clothing to photography, it also holds events, such as discussions about sex on the Internet and even ‘how to’ classes, which have included blow jobs.