Saturday, 15 March 2008

The best sex museum in the world?

I have been to four sex museums now, I think I have found the best one, unless you would like to mail me and tell me otherwise.

Ok. It might seem an obvious place, when I mention Prague, but the reason for my vote is that that they have the world’s first recording of a threesome. That might seem such an amazing thing, but it survived the Second World War and the rule of General Franco and his government, and is currently placed at the sex museum in Prague. At first couples and friends all work in tittering, but they enter the room, settle and stay to watch the video. I was not so sure at first what they were laughing at, the fully rounded female bodies or the plot of the movie. The first, the size of the ladies in the film, well that is much more of a comment on how fashions have changed, they were not unattractive.

As for the plot, well I think we have forgotten that these people are not copying years of a porn movie institution; they are making these movies for the first time. To be honest, it was not that different from some of the films around now, except there is no speaking, and there is music instead, which I am not sure in the scheme of things is that much of a loss. It is much more fun having to imagine what was being said, and less of a distraction.

What was even more amazing given its Spanish origin is that the one movie depicted a Catholic clergy man taking advantage of a female worshipper. The plot was that the female was praying for forgiveness, and the priest tells her that she will be forgiven if she obliges to his requests.
The second, the world’s first recorded threesome in 1925, the plot stems from the wife taking revenge on her husband, who is a doctor, because she views him abusing his patients. So she sleeps with the maid and butler. What was amazing about this video is not only is she not subject to her husband’s requests, in fact he is tired of her requests, but that she is in charge of the threesome in the scene. Perhaps someone would like to inform me, but it was only twenty years before, when Picasso painted his painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which showed females viewing rather than only being viewed in the picture.

Whilst the video held my interest on this basis, after all sex is as much a part of social activity as any other thing that we do, it was actually a turn on to watch this video, to see the real women, although they are probably not alive anymore. I wonder if they knew what was going to follow and what pioneers they were towards the cause of sex and sexual satisfaction.

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