Many refugees arriving in Germany lack basic knowledge about sexuality. After all, Damascus has problems with sex education Dr.
One woman has set out to teach sex education to the country’s new arrivals. This story begins in a small German city. At its center is a market square surrounded by carefully restored historical buildings. Two church steeples rise over the town, which also boasts a large factory and two top-tier high schools. Behind the bike stands is where the cool guys have always kissed the girls while the boys in advanced-placement physics got nothing. At least they could hope for a Nobel prize one day. The town has a society for preserving local customs, an amateur theater and a brass band.
The people living here are just as happy and just as sad as anywhere else in Germany. When, in summer 2015, refugees began pouring in from all over the world, the townsfolk were concerned and helped where they could. It is thanks to them that the refugees could move from shelters into apartments and that the foreigners soon became neighbors. Following the sexual assaults perpetrated by foreigners in Cologne on new year’s eve 2015, the mayor assembled all those working with refugees in our town and said: “We don’t want a repeat of Cologne here. A discussion followed as to whether more surveillance cameras on the market square might prevent sexual assaults or whether a private security company should be hired to support the police. Since that call, around 20 men between the ages of 16 and 36 have been coming to the doctor’s brightly lit office once a month. Welcome,” I say at the start of every session, “let’s talk about sex.