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Out of pure chivalry, I'm putting this mildly NSFW post below the fold.



This is a screenshot from zanzu ('My Body in Words and Pictures'), a sex-education website started on February 25th by the German Federal Health Information Ministry to educate migrants about sex.

It's all there: sex positions, 'How to Masturbate' (!), contraceptives, pregnancy, counseling for victims of abuse, etc. It features information in 14 languages, and has a text-to-speech function for the hundreds of thousands of illiterates who streamed into Germany in 2015. The idea is to provide basic information for people who come from backwaters where sex is taboo, and education about it is unknown. It also has a section -- much needed, alas -- explaining that beating and raping people is wrong.

The website has attracted a lot of attention, and not a little mockery. That's a bit unfair. Given that Germany has already made the fateful decision to invite hundreds of thousands of non-refugees from the most backward segments of many Middle and Near Eastern countries, something like this is probably necessary. The ignorance, taboos, and superstitions about sex that prevail in such places is well-documented.

If it were up to me, I wouldn't have imported the kind of people who need simple-minded remedial education about sex. They're very unlikely to succeed in a place like Germany.

But that train, alas, has already left the station.

However, a little voice in the back of my head wonders how our young male newcomers are going to interpret illustrations like the ones below. Given that they sometimes proposition German women by showing them porno films (g) on mobile telephones (and then attempting to rape them when they decline to follow suit), I can't help thinking that some people will interpret these as invitation, not instruction. Let's just wait for the first sex attack in which precisely these illustrations play a role.