Hop On Boob: NYC’s Museum of Sex Hosts An Adult Carnival

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No, I’m not kidding. NYC’s Museum of Sex is currently hosting an exhibit called FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground. This Carnival of sorts has everything you’d expect at a traveling amusement park, but with slight erotic alterations: a climbing wall featuring human appendages and a labyrinth centered around the infamous “G” Spot. But the ride that’s making headlines is none other than the boob bouncy castle. Yes, you heard correctly – a bouncy castle made up entirely of large boobs upon which you can jump or land.

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Bompas & Parr, the British production duo behind the installation, work to explore the “relationship between food and architecture.” Their FUNLAND exhibition aims for audiences “contemplate the sexual subtext of carnivals.” The duo collaborated with Professor Vanessa Toulmin, the director of the UK National Fairground Archive, whose piece As Graceful As They Were Disgraceful: Eroticism and the Fairground explains that historically, carnivals were places where people could explore the sexually taboo. She describes “funfairs” as having a “strange sense of other worldliness.”

Apparently like Bompas & Parr’s exhibition is a way to reclaim the original essence of these funfairs. As a society, we’ve consistently needed a place where we feel safe to explore our desires. We need an excuse to entertain the taboo we secretly long for. This carnival, however, brings the forbidden subtext to the forefront. It unabashedly reclaims the forbidden. All that’s needed is a little more diversity – it seems like there is a limited selection of breast sizes.

So… who’s up for a field trip?

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