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Kharkiv, Ukraine

Museum of Sexual Cultures of the World

It's the only museum of its kind in Ukraine. 

A little museum in Kharkiv, Ukraine contains pictures, sculptures, and information about current and historical sexual cultures from around the world. It’s basically a tiny sexual education mecca, tucked behind the corner of a back alley.

The Research and Educational Museum of Sexual Cultures of the World, the only museum of its kind in Ukraine, has rooms dedicated to the sexual cultures of diverse geographic areas such as Greece, Rome, Japan, India, China, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

The museum has educational talks for married couples or those wishing to marry. It also has a room specifically for teenagers that has information on human anatomy and sexual behavior and also hosts lectures on sexual education that feature facts about sexually transmitted diseases and contraception. 

The museum was opened by employees of the Department of Sexology at the Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in 1999. The private collection of one of the university’s professors was its basis. Visitors have to be at least 18 years old to enter. However, those over 15 are allowed into the area for teenagers.

Know Before You Go

It can be quite difficult to find—it's around a corner in a back alley behind a red building. There is a small sign visible.