Lithuania’s first erotic museum has opened its doors in the country’s second city Kaunas.
The museum is located in the centre of the city in the cellar of the once famous ‘Metropolis’ restaurant.
The owner Vidas Kontrimavicius started collecting erotic material about five years ago.
Inspired by museums in other countries Kontrimavicius decided to share his enjoyment of erotica with his countrymen.
‘The idea to establish the first public erotic museum in Lithuania came to me when I saw similar museums in other countries.
‘Visitors can see how the naked human body has been reflected in art and in various items.
‘And, I suppose, they will understand that erotica is nice,’ said the museum owner.
Around 300 items are exhibited in the museum.
They include ten dolls dressed in lingerie, examples of old erotic pictures and photos, books on the subject and even bags in the shape of women’s bodies.
For one visitor the museum has the capacity to be educational as well as titillating.
‘This museum is fairly educational, especially for the peoples who are afraid of such things. As it’s just opened it is quite good, I like it,’ said visitor Justinas.
It was the erotic images that most caught the eye of another visitor.
‘For me the most impressive thing was the old photos, because I have not seen such images before. Maybe some people do have these images, men for example, but they are not normally shown in public.
It’s very interesting indeed, because I have not seen anything similar before,’ said Jurga.