A few weeks ago I attended an exhibition at the Institute of Sexology called “Undress your mind”. It is an honest and educational exploration of sexual behaviours from ancient days to modern times. It features all sorts of archives, objects, pieces of art and photography around the subject. What I really enjoyed about this exhibition is the way they documented the various conversations that may arise around sex and sexual practices without bombarding the audience with the sort of textbook jargon you’d find in a healthcare journal. The visit itself may not have taught me anything about my own sexuality that I didn’t already know (!) but it sure opened my eyes on the way sex may be viewed across cultures, across ages, across eras and ultimately… how it is perceived in human minds.
This exhibition isn’t for the prude, do expect to encounter exposed body parts – I guess this is the sort of thing you’d expect from the Institute. Be open minded about what you might find there – from discussions on sexually transmitted diseases to detailed timelines about the evolution of sexuality and how society became more open to having honest dialogues around it over time.
Do take your time when visiting – there’s a good amount of interesting information to process in each area of the exhibition.
It runs until 20th September 2015 so you still have a bit of time to visit.
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