What is illegal is forcing other people into prostitution or profiting from doing so.
This legal vacuum means local authorities and the police are more or less powerless to stop it, resorting instead to harassing street prostitutes for breaking minor regulations in the hope they’ll move on.
By the end of the module, students will be familiar with a range of key works in word and image, drawn from various epochs of German cultural history, in which questions of gender and sexuality are central.
They will be able to situate these works in their historical, social and cultural context, and to analyse the means by which gender identity is constructed and subverted.
In one of the few countries where prostitution is legal, and...
REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Prostitute Mary poses as she opens the trousers of a guest at the "Geiz Haus" brothel in the northern German town of Hamburg April 16, 2009.
The fall of communism and the arrival of the free market produced a boom in a number of sectors of the Czech economy, but one area that’s enjoyed unparalleled growth is what’s sometimes called the world’s oldest profession.
Another German study showed heavy use of pornography could make some women “hypersexual” - a personality disorder that involves spending excessive time engaged in sexual fantasies and urges or in planning for and engaging in sexual behaviour.
In the new study, researchers looked at sex addiction among heterosexual women who regularly used internet pornography, reports the scientific journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.