JLH for has translated a brief piece about Germany’s recent notorious government sex manual for migrants. The translator includes this note:
This is Henryk Broder’s ironic comment on the illustrated public service guides to proper sexual etiquette, aimed most particularly at the poor immigrants who do not understand the nuances of making love in a European country. (Like: don’t rape children in swimming pools!)
By the way: I found the pictograms shown at the top of this post on the website described in the essay below. Every picture tells a story, don’t it?
The translated piece from the political blog Die Achse des Guten:
How Do You Say Stroke Cuddle, Kiss and Lick in Arabic?
by Henryk M. Broder
March 10, 2016
Two weeks ago, the federal center for health education, in the context of a professional conference on the subject of “Strengthening the Sexual Health of Immigrants”, presented a new web portal: zanzu.de.
The accompanying press release says that a “national and international” advisory council “guided” the project, which offers “graphic information on sexual health and thus eases communication on sensitive subjects”. “And especially those who have recently fled here and have not lived in Germany very long will have discreet and direct access here to knowledge in this area.”
For that reason, this graphic information is offered in a dozen languages. Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian and Romanian, but also English, Polish, Dutch and Spanish, which can only mean that these countries, too, lack “discreet and direct access to knowledge in this area”, and so the German federal center must helpfully intervene.
And so that the biological German does not feel disadvantaged in comparison to immigrants, there is also a German-language zanzu page. Under the heading “Types of Sex”, we learn, among other things, that sex begins “frequently with caressing, cuddling, kissing and licking of the other person, and with the stimulation of the erogenous zones of the other person”. That is “foreplay”. And “If both partners are sexually aroused, they might possibly like to have sexual relations.”
It might also be possible that they will be content with reading the zanzu page, which explains the meaning of “vaginal sex”, “oral sex”, “anal sex” and “self-gratification”. Fact: “You can have sex in different ways. Not everyone likes sex the same way. Talk about that with your partner and come to an agreement.” If there should be a problem, “you can speak with health professionals”.
Such information is extremely helpful. Especially if the one who receives it has just wandered in from Schorfheide or Altmühltal.*
* Wilderness/wildlife areas.