Add some spice to your travels
From sex museums to South American nude beaches, we’ve got some seriously sultry ideas to spice up your next trip.The Amora Sex Academy at The Beate-Uhse Erotik Museum
6 Kantstraße, Charlottenburg, Berlin - +49 30 8860666
This “Academy” created buzz this summer when it opened in Berlin, following a stint in London. Created by Frenchman Johan Rizki, this exhibit hopes to be a place where visitors can enjoy a “hands-on” approach to sex education. Fifty displays feature interactive mannequins in various sexual positions that light up when erogenous zones are touched. Other offerings include a lounge with aphrodisiac cocktails, sex therapists on staff, and a device called a Spank O Meter, which claims to register the pleasure a mannequin receives when whipped. Entry is 25 euros per couple. Abricó Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Even in a country known for producing sexy models and teeny-weeny bikinis, many Brazilians share a conservative view on nude sunbathing. But don’t let that discourage you on your next trip to Rio. In 2003, naturists gained the legal right to bare it all at longtime hangout, Abricó, a beautiful, secluded beach in the Recreio dos Bandeirantes area, and this beach has been attracting nudists (and curious travelers) ever since. Whether you’re an exhibitionist or a people-watcher, you’ll be in good company at Abricó. And finding this nude beach makes for a fun escapade by itself, since a restaurant sign (Cabana da Praia, Av. Estado da Guanabara, No 285) is the only official guidepost.
Hedonism II & III Resorts, Jamaica
If one trip to a sex museum or nude beach isn’t sexy enough, perhaps you should book a vacation at a Hedonism resort. “It’s like an X-rated Sandals,” reported frequent Hedonism vacationer Bill K. (who did not wish to provide us with a last name). Notorious for its “uninhibited” vacations, Hedonism frequently hosts conventions for swingers and nudists. Like a spring break for adults, both locations near Negril, Jamaica, feature sexed-up activities such as nude Bocci ball, no-swimsuit contests, and toga-optional dinner parties — not to mention open canoodling in the hot tubs. And though the nude areas make up less than one third of the resorts’ total space, clothed sunbathers may find themselves hassled (in good fun) by the “Prude Patrol”. Prices vary; visit hedonism.com for details.
Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Avenue, 212-689-6337 Since 2002, this museum (also cheekily referred to as MoSex) offers visitors a chance to peruse some 15,000 artifacts in its permanent collection, including a Victorian-era brothel fashion display, sexual illustrations from Denmark, and technological inventions such as an anti-masturbation machine that’s over a century old, a personal favorite of curator Sarah Jacobs. Visitors must be 18; admission is $14.50.