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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Berlin's Sex History with a Sociologist

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Berlin's Sex History with a Sociologist

19 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French, German
ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Berlin's Sex History with a Sociologist

ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Berlin's Sex History with a Sociologist

19 reviews
Book and join this experience from your computer, phone, or tablet.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French, German

What you'll do

Together, we'll dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. We'll start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring 20s and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. We'll cover the resurrection after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state today. Things we'll explore include Dr Magnus Hirschfeld's story – one of the world's first sexual scientists; the foundation of the world's first gay rights organization; Berlin's sex and night life in the 20s; world famous Eldorado clubs, that even saw high Nazi officials as visitors; the home of British writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin stories led to a world famous musical; the former location of sexologist Dr. Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science; the eradication of sexual freedom by Nazi Germany and its resurrection after WWII; the emergence of the AIDS epidemic and how differently West and East Germany/Berlin dealt with it; the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, some of the world's biggest LGBTQ centers; and the history of current clubs of sexual liberty, including the Kit Kat, Berghain, and Lab.

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Learn more about Jeff

Jeff

I am a social scientist, speaker, tour guide, & freelance writer living in Berlin since 2014. I studied sociology & gender studies & focussed my studies on sexualities, queer theories, postcolonial studies, and human-animal-relationships. In 2018, I launched ORGYSMIC – The Sex Blog, where I publish both academic and popular writings on sexualities. ORGYSMIC’s mission is (1) to educate about sexualities, (2) promote sexual health, and (3) fight discrimination and stigmatization based on sexuality. ORGYSMIC quickly grew to become the umbrella term for all of my work, including my talks and workshops about sex as well as my critically acclaimed guided tour “Berlin’s History of Sex” (supported by the Federal Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld). I also write/work for magazines or for non-profits such as the German AIDS Service organization.

What to bring

Just yourself! This experience only requires a willingness to participate.

How to participate

Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"This experience will take place online. I will guide you through a presentation of Berlin's sexual history from the middle of the 19th century up until today with both historic as well as current photos and videos."
— Jeff
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Want to join with just your family and friends? Jeff will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $174.

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Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
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Berlin's Sex History with a Sociologist
19 reviews
From $18/person
19 reviews
From $18/person