Museums: Eros in Sweden

For weeks, a Japanese poster drawing of a couple frolicking in sexual intercourse had been visible over much of southern Sweden, including the town of Lund. It heralded an 800-work display in Lund's museum entitled "First International Exhibition of Erotic Art." The nucleus of the show was drawn from the collection of Paris-based U.S. Sexologists Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen, who maintain that their interest in erotica is "part of our concern with mental health. We feel very strongly that sexuality is the great remaining pocket of cultural insanity."

Insane or not, it was certainly explicit. At the preview, a...

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