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Old 10-07-2005, 01:02 PM   #1
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London To Get Sexual Theme Park

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(AP) -Developers announced plans Friday to open a multimillion dollar sexual "theme park" near London's Piccadilly Circus, home to the much-photographed statue of the Greek god of love.

Backers say the London Academy of Sex and Relationships, due to open next spring, will not be a sleazy sex museum, but an educational multimedia attraction that will teach visitors to become better lovers and provide valuable information about disease and sexual problems.

Located within the Trocadero entertainment center — just around the corner from Soho, London's red-light district — the $8.3 million project will feature unspecified "high tech and interactive exhibits."

Alex Rayner, a spokesman for the project, said it was "committed to avoiding the sleazy image that the sex industry usually conjures."

"Titillation is not the goal," he said. "It's meant to be educational. It's meant to be informative."

The privately funded project has support from sexual health organizations including the Sexual Dysfunction Association and AIDS charity The Terrence Higgins Trust.

"It is long overdue that the U.K. faces up to its responsibilities in the sexual arena — we cannot simply avoid mankind's leading preoccupation and the issues that go with it," said the academy's director of exhibits, Dr. Sarah Brewer. "The academy is the perfect vehicle by which to address these important matters in an exciting, amusing and yet educational way."

Several cities around the world — including New York, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris — are home to erotic museums. Typically, they exhibit everything from pornography to high-minded paintings exploring local sexual attitudes and culture.
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Huh huh.... you said "titillation".

Gotta' wonder about those "interactive exhibits", though.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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omg. Madame Tussauds and the crown jewels isnt enuff, no?

what a bunch of freaks
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does anyone think the English know a lot about sex???

if you asked Bono he would tell you about IRISH guys I guess
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So what makes it a 'theme park'?

I went to that museum in Barcelona.
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"Titillation is not the goal," he said. "It's meant to be educational. It's meant to be informative."
What BS. The goal of the Academy is $$$. Simple as that.
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Those dirty capitalists!
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I wonder if there will be an interactive spanking exhibit--I hear that's big stuff over there.
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I wonder if there will be an interactive spanking exhibit--I hear that's big stuff over there.
You think Blair likes to get spanked?

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What BS. The goal of the Academy is $$$. Simple as that.
Substitute "academy" for "church" and we'll be on the same page.

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Substitute "academy" for "church" and we'll be on the same page.

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I disagree I dis dis disagree

Sometimes you agnostics really exaggerate. You have a point, I do admit, regarding the Vatican and maybe several "religious" institutions that preach hate. But think of the many, many social movements in different churches and religions. Think of people celebrating rites which are thousands of years old. Think of the red cross. The whole phenomenon of people believing, and going to churches, has nothing to do with a sex museum and your post is intended to provoke, but it is a poor provocation. A view without much relevance.
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I'd visit the museum/theme parks.
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Sometimes you agnostics really exaggerate.
I dislike the word "agnostic," because it presumes that I can't make a decision. I already believe in a good deal of whose beliefs are right and those who are wrong.

But back to the sex museum, if people don't like it, they don't have to visit it. If enough people dislike it, it'll close on its own. Economic Darwinism!

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I dislike the word "agnostic," because it presumes that I can't make a decision. I already believe in a good deal of whose beliefs are right and those who are wrong.
You didn´t reply to my main argument though.
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