Educational services

guided tours
Wednesdays and Fridays
10h00am, 11h15am e 2h30pm

The mission of Musex – Pedagogical Sex Museum is to provide knowledge and reflection about human sexuality, based on a pedagogical perspective and through artistic expressions and scientific contents for children, young people and adults.

In this context, the Amor Veneris – Journey into Female Sexual Pleasure exhibition created specific guided tours, aimed at schools and universities, and dedicated to each teaching cycle, in order to provide reflection on female sexuality and issues surrounding it.

Discover below the several available visits and register in the registration form, where you will have to indicate the preferred educational cycle, date and time.

Attention: if you are part of a school in the municipality of Oeiras, find out more about the visits and register through the Oeiras Educa platform, here.

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade

My body, my rules

Thematic visit for primary four pupils about the body, the importance of self-knowledge and its discovery.

The space for pedagogy and dialogue opened up by the Amor Veneris exhibition is the basis of the route designed to launch some of the questions considered by specialists to be the most relevant in this age group. We will find out what the different parts of the body are called; what a relationship is and what kinds of relationships exist; how they shape different forms of family life and the meaning of some important words such as gender, privacy, consent, puberty and sexism.

The visit will be based on a selection of works of art that will set the tone for the themes to be worked on in a debate-game dynamic.

Author: Patrícia Trindade

5th and 6th grade

One body, one journey

From the idea of travel that this exhibition suggests, this thematic visit seeks to map, through the stimulation of our senses, each student’s awareness that each body understands, lives, experiences and feels differently.

In a dynamic promoted by the choice of works of art and scientific experiments that the Amor Veneris exhibition presents, students are given tools to alert them that each of our senses, or several of them together, can lead to the knowledge of our body. The diversity of mappings achieved in class will give rise at the end of the visit to a joint reflection on how, based on the same provocations, these cartographies are always unique and relate to one body.

Author: Fabrícia Valente

7th, 8th and 9th grade

Body codes

Why do we find it difficult to use some words when talking about the body? How are we educated at home and at school to refer to each part of the body when talking about sexuality or pleasure? What about the images and colours that we have standardised and that dictate readings of our sensations or gender issues?

Between language and symbology, decoding body codes also implies reflecting on stigmas, taboos, prejudices and truths that can never be taken as absolute. Através de códigos presentes na exposição, da teia de referências empíricas dos alunos, e dos questionamentos científicos que a exposição promove, esta será uma visita que implica baralhar para (des)entender.

Author: Fabrícia Valente

10th, 11th and 12th grande / University

Four different guided tours are available for these cycles. In the registration form you must indicate which of the visits described below you wish to make.

Which feminine constructs the body?

The representation of the human body has always been associated with the social construction of pleasure, be it in cinema, in the plastic arts, or in other fields. Social construction ultimately shapes the relationship, reading and interaction we have of our body and the bodies of others, and how we interact. In this visit we intend to analyse pleasure in the light of the concept of male gaze and how the term “feminine”, throughout history, has been revised and updated, no longer focusing on biological issues but going beyond them, opening up to the emancipation of other bodies.

Author: Maribel Mendes Sobreira

Remove “Nim” from the sexuality dictionary

In the commitment to decision making that this exhibition promotes, the viewer is invited to make the decision to take the journey with or without consent. Because talking about pleasure implies reflecting on the lack of it, because understanding the notion of consent implies being clear about what non-consensual relationships are, this visit aimed at an audience of an age where more and more dating violence and the restlessness of what one wants and what one allows, “NIM” is not an option.

Starting from a selection of works from the nuclei with and without consent, this visit will have as its main working tool the manifestos that each of these nuclei present, seeking a debate on their rules and what each young person will add.

Author: Fabrícia Valente

Sexuality in contemporary art

Contrary to the image that is usually associated with museums that deal with the theme of sexuality, Musex – Museu Pedagógico do Sexo (Sex Education Museum) presents in its first exhibition an educational speech through art. Far from the canons and the historicist and formatted readings that art history has been dictating to us, how is contemporary art a pedagogical vehicle for the analysis of sexuality issues? What is gained or changed in the discourse when the premise is artistic? Between authors, curators and audiences, what is the value of communication between senders and receivers? What current models of representation help us for new definitions and deconstruction of patterns?

Author: Fabrícia Valente

Sexuality: between the physical and mental game

Discourses on female sexual pleasure or its denial are presented in this exhibition through questions that artworks and scientific experiments raise. From a scenography that metaphorically allows us to reflect on the female body among material, sensorial and psychological issues, the discursive and visual games are multiple: direct or subtle, analytical or metaphorical, raw or poetic.

This visit promotes catharsis between notions of physical and mental games, which deserve to be analysed in the light of authors. Based on excerpts and quotes that will be protagonists, such as the works presented, the web of references will be as large as the concerns it raises.

Author: Fabrícia Valente