Corpse Sex Show Stirs Up Swiss

Exhibit ignites outrage in Europe
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 3:09 AM CDT
Corpse Sex Show Stirs Up Swiss
Controversial anatomist Gunther von Hagens posses with a display of his "plasticized" cadavers.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(Newser) – German anatomist Gunther von Hagens just opened his traveling corpse sex show in Zurich and is steeled for controversy, reports Gawker. Von Hagens discovered a way to plasticize human bodies and has exhibited corpses stripped of their skin all over the world doing various activities. His latest show revealing bodies during sex has sparked outrage in Europe. German officials moved to ban it after several called the exhibit "revolting," and it was blocked by a French court.

So far the Swiss have been supportive, according to von Hagens. "Switzerland is the first country that said from the outset that we could show whatever we wanted," he told Reuters. "Zurich is ready but it's maybe not so easy in every other town. We have discussed whether it is proper to show homosexuality and in what way. This is a very delicate subject." (Read more cadaver stories.)

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