World Erotic Art Museum
Miami Beach and naked people would have to be the most natural combination since peanut butter and chocolate. Or not. It wasn’t easy, but WEAM was given license to open in 2006 to show the collection of erotic art and artefacts of Naomi Wilzig. The Holocaust survivor grandmother started the journey more than 20 years ago when her son asked her to seek out some ‘erotic conversation pieces’ for his apartment. Wilzig began amassing the treasures for herself, and the assortment is now valued at more than $10 million (she thinks of herself as an advocate of her chosen niche and its many implications, and has written five books on the subject). The drawings, sculptures, murals and, um, machines from all over Asia and Africa wind their way around 20 rooms (12,000-square-foot of space, in total). If you let them, they can occupy you for several hours (and serve as quite the conversation starter back home). Tours are available; if Ms. Wilzig is in residence, seek her out – she’s a hoot.