Thursday, July 20, 2006

Sex museum plan sparks Rio row

By Tom Phillips @ The Guardian

Telling your 71-year-old grandmother you plan to construct a gigantic replica of a uterus on her doorstep must be one of the least pleasant tasks for any grandson.That, however, is the bind of Igor de Vetyemy, a young Brazilian architect behind a controversial project to build a museum inspired entirely by sex on one of the world's most famous beaches.

Plans to erect the "interactive" Cidade do Sexo (City of Sex) just off Copacabana beach have divided Rio de Janeiro - a city renowned for its sensuality, but also one keen to crack down on sex tourism and child prostitution.


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