Celebrating the human body in its healthy, vibrant, and optimal self, Body Worlds is one of the first showcases to provide human specimens on display. The exhibit has toured the world, but did you know it has an x-rated, ‘Discretionary Coupling’ exhibition which debuted this year at Calgary’s TELUS Spark Science Centre.
The Discretionary Coupling exhibit is just as it sounds. A section of the exhibition which includes a representation of a couple about to engage in sexual intercourse. Behind a sliding door that only opens on weekdays after 2:30 p.m. and all day on weekends, a woman is shown straddling a man with a fully erect penis.
A disclaimer about the racy exhibit is placed on TELUS Spark’s website stating that unaccompanied minors are not permitted in the area.
Body Worlds is created by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, one of the world’s leading anatomist and the inventor of Plastination (the method of specimen preservation that makes anatomical display possible). This is the first of its kind anatomical exhibition and Dr. von Hagens developed the use of plastinated specimens for medical education and preservation, and established the International Society for Plastination.