COLOGNE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The German city of Cologne joins the list of places that have banned the "Body Worlds: Cycle of Life" exhibit which depicts preserved human bodies in positions simulating sexual intercourse.
According to the AFP, Cologne's Health and Safety Department barred the exhibit which was a part of the Body Worlds show which opened last weekend. The touring exhibit features bodies preserved using a process that replaces biodegradable components of the human body such as fat with a synthetic polymer.
Previous, similar shows have sparked controversy when it was revealed that the bodies used in the demonstration had been Chinese prisoners, but the corpses used in Body Worlds were "consenting donors" creator Gunther von Hagens told the AFP.
Gunther went on to note that the exhibit was intended to provide "a deep understanding of the human body, the biology of reproduction, and the nature of sexuality."
Church and community groups disagreed with Gunther's assessment and decried the exhibit as a desecration of the human body. Other cities that have said no to the canoodling corpses included Augsburg and Zürich.- CelebrityAccess Staff Writers