Funland at Museum of Sex Combines Carnival and Sexuality

Warning: Today’s article contains images and subject matter that is definitely not safe for work (NSFW)! Considering we are a “University,” every once in a while we will tackle themes and concepts of an advanced/adult nature. Proceed with caution!!

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Regardless of if we admit it or not, but attractions found at carnivals and theme parks have always been linked with sexuality. Maybe you went on a roller coaster during a school field trip and a girl grabbed your hand for security for the first time. Even in a haunted house, you may ride in a vehicle completely alone for the first time with someone of the opposite sex (who isn’t related). Many times, certain attractions are often considered a “tunnel of love” thanks to intimate ride vehicles and a sense of semi-privacy for a few minutes.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Speaking for myself and many fellow theme park junkies, we often take dates to a fair or amusement park as it’s the perfect way to get to know someone while getting dozens of opportunities to hold hands or snag that first kiss. Even since its early days, carnival (the predecessor to theme parks) sideshows often provided not only “freakshow” entertainment, but burlesque performances as well.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

This well-known but seldom discussed link between sexuality and attractions was the inspiration behind the new exhibition Funland: Pleasures and Perils of the Erotic Playground at the Museum of Sex in New York City. “MoSex” commissioned Bompas and Parr from London to create five attractions to create a carnival of sexuality within the museum.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

The highlight is Jump for Joy, a moonbounce made of oversized breasts. That’s right. Guests can bounce on, dive in and motorboat boobies that are four feet in diameter or bigger.

Photo by Ally Magee

Photo by Ally Magee

There are breasts of various shapes and sizes, even various colors and races complete with nipples and areolas.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

In addition, guests can brave their way through the Tunnel of Love. This mirror maze will eventually lead patrons to the Gräfenberg (or “G”) Spot… if they can find it.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Funland even has its own custom soundtrack composed by Dom James that was especially commissioned just for the exhibit.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Grope Mountain is a non-traditional rock climbing wall.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Instead of climbing fake rocks, guests can grab on to an assortment of sexual body parts like breasts, butts and even penises.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

There is even a carnival game, similar to “Roll-A-Ball,” where guests can race plastic horses. In Funland, they race various penises instead of horses!

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Keep in mind, Funland is only one part of MoSex. The museum is constantly updating and rotating its exhibits. They include anything from the bizarre like this urinal for females….

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

…. To a “fuck bike” with a dildo attached to the end of it that you can actual pedal!

Photo by Ally Magee

Photo by Ally Magee

Currently, one of the main exhibits includes The Sex Lives of Animals.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

This exhibit chronicles how animals have sex in the wild and covers anything from dolphin blowhole sex to panda porn. It also explores how humans may not be the only creatures on Earth who have sex for pleasure and not just for reproductive purposes.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

If you happen to find yourself in New York City and looking for a completely unique attraction, you’ll be bragging to your friends about for years, check out the Museum of Sex and for more information visit MuseumofSex.com.

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Photo by Domenic Valenti

Meanwhile, I want to know what you think. Do you think theme parks and sexuality are linked? What are some topics that we could explore on Theme Park University in the future regarding this subject? I’d love your feedback in the comments section below.

 

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