Sex Coins, Wooden Dildos + Other Historic Oddities at the Love Castle Sex Museum

Did you know in ancient Korea women were given coins featuring different sexual positions on their wedding day so they could learn the positions? That is just one of the many interesting things I learned at the Love Castle Sex Museum in Gyeongju, South Korea. Everybody always talks about the Seoul Sex Museum but that one is utter shit compared to its off the beaten path big brother.

This quirky and offbeat museum covers sex over the course of nearly 2,000 years of Korean history plus a variety of modern sex exhibits and art from around the world. Visitors can easily spend a good hour exploring this museum. Or three hours if you are like me ๐Ÿ˜‰

A map of the Love Castle, also known as the Gyeongju Sex Museum in Korea
A map of the Love Castle (click to view high-res version) but my Korean is not that good so I made up my own section names below

The Love Castle Sections & Exhibits

  The Gyeongju Sex Museum is divided into a series of different indoor and outdoor galleries but not nearly 14. There are five sexy sections of the Love Castle: the hall of history, penis park, outdoor sculpture garden, adult artwork/antiques collection, and love road. Now let’s go for a tour, shall we ๐Ÿ˜‰

Section #1
The Hall Of History

Step into the Love Castle past the pair of giant wooden penises and be thrust back in time nearly two millennia. From wooden dildos and coins decorated with different sexual positions to pornographic clay sculptures and pottery, this sprawling collection of ancient artwork, trinkets and what the fuck items laid out in chronological order.

Historic wooden dildos at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
Wonder what inspired this ancient wooden dildo….wait, on second thought, never mind, I don’t want to know

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Beyond just wooden dildos and pornographic pottery, some of the more interesting historic items include:

Chunhwabyeoljeon — Korean sex coins

Byeoljeon are special coins representing the pinnacle of metal artwork in Korean history. Chunhwabyeoljeon are the sexual ones designed to bring wealth and fertility to their owners. These ancient erotic coins featured four sexual positions and were a traditional Korean wedding gift for daughters so that they could learn the basic sexual positions. Guaranteed to make the wedding night unforgettable!

Traditional Korean sex coins at the Love Castle Sex Museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
Various examples of Korean sex coins, also known as Chunhwabyeoljeon

Taboo Toewoo

Toewoo are traditional Korean clay sculptures (also known as togyeong or toyoing) that ranged basic dolls and decorations to charms for incantations, often included within the grave along with their owner. They became very popular during the Silla Dynasty of the 5th and 6th century. Although many coins were harmless animals, a lot of them were sexual sculptures and erotic artwork.

Soft-Core Chunwha

There is even a collection of erotic artwork from the 17th and 18th centuries. Chunwha, which translates to “spring picture”, is a genre of paintings depicting sexual intercourse between a man and woman, occasionally with a curious/jealous third person watching from the corner. Chunhwa is considered to heighten the elegance of erotic art by describing human sexual desire in a realistic and aesthetic way.

And now onward to the next section!

On to the next section of the Love Castle Sex Museum in Korea
I will follow you wherever ๐Ÿ˜

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Section #2
Penis Park @ Love Castle

Short ones, fat ones, big ones….they are all here! The “forest of phallic symbols” was built because of an old legend from Samcheok in Gangwon province and intended to wish all visitors of the sex museum prosperity and health. According to the legend:

In a seaside village a beautiful young virgin girl named Aerahng was engaged to a local fisherman. One day Aerahng tragically drowned at sea while her fiancee watched, unable to save her. Following her death there was a shortage of fish in the sea and this was attributed to Aerahng. To appease her spirit village locals “performed a ritual in front of a male phallic symbol” and soon the fish returned and the village became prosperous.  

Not sure that I want to know what this particular ritual was, but there you have it, that’s the story behind the penis park of Love Castle. And here are the photos  

The forest of phallic symbols is really just a collection of giant penis statues at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
Behold….the forest of phallic symbols! Short Spermster, Cumtastic and the Chanel Penis
The forest of phallic symbols at the Love Castle in Gyeongju, South Korea
Two giant penis statues at Penis Park inside of the Love Castle in Gyeongju, South Korea
Giant Chanel penis statue at the Love Castle in Gyeongju, South Korea
The sexual sculpture park and gardens at Love Castle sex museum in Korea
Welcome to the sexual sculpture garden of the Love Castle

Section #3
Sexual Sculpture Gallery

Survive your trip through the penis park and you’ll enter the sexual sculpture gallery. Each work of art has a name, more often than not it’s a humorous one โ€• for example, the dog wearing the strap-on watching his owners having sex is entitled “After You”  

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Just one of the many mildly disturbing scenes at Love Castle
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The sexual sculpture park and gardens at Love Castle sex museum in Korea
View of the sexual sculpture garden from the top, at the entrance to the next thrilling section ๐Ÿ˜‰

Section #4
Adult Antiques & Artwork

Male and female chastity belts. Antique pornographic porcelain figurines. Historic stone carvings and bronze figurines. Plus a few modern pieces of artwork created in similar fashion to these older artifacts from around the world. All of it can be found in this second building past the garden.


Didnโ€™t your parents ever tell you that having sex with two women at once will make your dick fall off?
Didnโ€™t your parents ever tell you that having sex with two women at once will make your dick fall off? Just one of the many mildly disturbing scenes at Love Castle   SEE MORE

Skip The Animal Sex Section

  Although the Love Castle focuses almost entirely on human sex, primarily in Korean history, there is one mildly disturbing theater that covers animal sex. Unless you have the urge to see pig penises and other disturbing up-close less than glamorous animal genitalia/fornication scenes that you can never un-see, I would recommend skipping this section.

Section #5
Love Road

When you reach the entrance to Love Road your journey through the Love Castle is nearly complete. Along this road are speakers playing audio clips of sex from different countries and a nice overhead view of the Love Castle grounds.

  Don’t forget to add your love lock to the giant cock ๐Ÿ˜‰

Comic strip at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
I can only hope that this comic strip translates as funny in real life as it does in my head ๐Ÿ˜‚

And finally, because no journey down Love Road would be complete without a little car sex, here is your very own car sex how-to guide  

Car sex exhibit at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
Car sex how-to guide at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea

  Bonus!
Sexy Souvenirs

Skip the castle cafe but do stop in the rest area with the tables and restaurants right after it. In there you’ll find several adult vending machines with some sexy souvenirs to take home ๐Ÿ˜‰ About 90% are for women, but there are a couple of items in there for men. I was able to get this nice souvenir for only โ‚ฉ7,000~

Sexy underwear I purchased at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
Sexy underwear I purchased at the Love Castle

Sexy underwear for the ladies at the Love Castle sex museum in Gyeongju, South Korea
And of course a matching pair for the ladies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  Want to see more? Check out these mildly disturbing scenes from Love Castle Sex Museum:

  How To Get To The Love Castle

Gyeongju, the former capital of the 1,000-year-long Silla dynasty, is now a sleepy little historic city in Southeast Korea about an hour north of Busan. Although Gyeongju is a semi-popular tourist destination because of its impressive history and many temples, the Sex Museum is located off the beaten path on the eastern outskirts of the city.

  The easiest way to get to the Love Castle is via bus #10 or #11 — both stop directly in front of the Love Castle. The bus can be caught from Gyeongju city center, Gyeongju bus station, or even Bulguksa Temple.
  Entrance fee is โ‚ฉ12,000 ($10 USD) per person and the bus ride costs โ‚ฉ1,250-1,500 (depending on where you hop on).

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"Some people eat, others try therapy. I travel." ย  Cultural enthusiast. Adrenaline junkie. Eater of strange foods. Chasing unique and offbeat adventures around the world since 2008. Derek loves going to new destinations where he does not speak a word of the local language and must communicate with hand gestures, or places where he is forced to squat awkwardly to poo -- supposedly its healthier and more efficient. For more information (about Derek, not squat pooing) including popular posts and videos, check out his bio.

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