An International Event

The EFS Congress in Berlin is shaping up as a truly international event.
So far, we have received registrations from all five continents, i.e. the following 34 countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA

1. Congress Schedule
2. Final Program

3. Films
4. The Magnus Hirschfeld Medals

1. Congress Schedule

Time Thursday, June 29 Friday, June 30 Saturday, July 1 Sunday, July 2
09.00 - 10.00 . . . . . . . . . . .
10.00 - 10.45 . Press Conference . . . . . . . . .
10.45 - 11.15 . Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11.15 - 12.00 . . . . . . . . . . .
12.00 - 13.00 . . . . . . . . . . .
13.00 - 14.00 . . Lunch Lunch
(DGSS General Assembly)
14.00 - 15.00 . . . . . . . . . . .
15.00 - 15.45 . . . . . . . . . . .
15.45 - 16.15 . Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break .
16.15 - 17.00 . . . . . . . . . . .
17.00 - 18.00 . Awarding of
Hirschfeld Medals
. . . . EFS General
. . . .
18.00 - 19.00 . Welcoming
. . . . . . . .
19.00 - 20.00 . Dinner Cruise Gala Dinner
and Dance
20.00 - 21.00 . . .
21.00 - 22.00 . . .

Registration Theater
(370 seats)
Conference Room 1
(150 seats)
Conference Room 2
(50 seats)
Conference Room 3
(50 seats)

Please note:
All congress participants will enjoy free food and beverages* at:
  • The Welcoming Reception
  • All Coffee Breaks
  • The Two Lunches
  • The Dinner Cruise
  • The Gala Dinner and Dance
* Although a variety of beverages will be provided free on each occasion in sufficient quantities, in some cases, participants may have to pay for additional, special beverages themselves.

2. Final Program

Thursday, June 29, 2000 - THEATER


On the first day of the congress, the scientific program will be devoted entirely to two topics:

1. The birth of sexology in Berlin, where it was first conceived as a science in its own right. The pioneering work of Iwan Bloch, Albert Eulenburg, Magnus Hirschfeld, Albert Moll, Max Marcuse, Felix Theilhaber, Bernhard Schapiro, Ernst Gräfenberg, Max Hodann, and many other Jewish physicians led to the founding, in Berlin, of the first journals of sexology (1908 and 1914) and the first sexological societies (1913), to the opening of the first Institute for Sexology (1919) and the organization of the first international sexological congresses (1921 and 1926).

2. The destruction of German sexology by the Nazis in 1933, its subsequent death in Europe during WW II, its rebirth in the USA after the war, and its recent phenomenal growth in rest of the world. This survival of sexology was due to several factors, such as Hirschfeld's lecture tour around the world (1930-1932), and the flight into exile of many German sexological pioneers, especially to the US (Beigel, Lehfeldt, Gräfenberg, Schapiro, Reich). Indeed, when Alfred C. Kinsey, the first great American sexologist, founded a new Institute for Sex Research in 1947, he collected the entire German pre-war sexological literature. It is still available to researchers at the Kinsey Institute today.

The program will present a number of distinguished lectureres and will welcome several honored guests. Finally, it will honor the memory of greatest sexological pioneer and the present accomplishments of two contemporary colleagues by awarding them the Magnus Hirschfeld Medals for Sex Research and Sex Reform.

Welcoming Addresses

14.15 Erwin J. Haeberle (Berlin)
"Berlin - The Birthplace of Sexology: A Live Internet Demonstration"

14.50 "In Memory of Three Berlin Sexological Pioneers: A Tribute to Bernhard Schapiro, Felix Theilhaber, and Max Marcuse" by their sons Rafael Schapiro (Shavey Zion), Adin Talbar (Jerusalem), and former ambassador Yohanan Meroz (Jerusalem)

15.20 Beverly Whipple (Medford, NJ)
"Ernst Gräfenberg: From Berlin to New York"


16.15 Friedmund Neumann (Berlin)
"Berlin - The Birthplace of Exact Sex Hormone Research"

16.45 Vern Bullough (Northridge, CA)
"The History of Sex Research in the USA"

17.15 DGSS Executive Board (Haeberle/Gindorf)
Laudations and Awarding of Magnus Hirschfeld Medals
to Milton Diamond (for Sex Research) and Oswalt Kolle (for Sex Reform)


Friday, June 30, 2000 - THEATER

09.00 Symposium:
Eli Coleman (Minneapolis), Chairman and Organizer
Vern Bullough (Northridge, CA), Helmut Graupner (Vienna), Friedrich Nolte (Munich), Edwiner Auma Oyoo (Kisumu, Kenya)
"Sexual Rights as Human Rights"
It has been 50 years since the United Nations made its declaration of human rights. While sexual rights are implied, they are not specifically outlined. In response to this, the World Association for Sexology began to develop a Declaration of Sexual Rights. The first Declaration grew out of the 13th World Congress of Sexology in Valencia. Then, a commission was formed to study this congress declaration and to refine a declaration which could be supported by all members of the World Association for Sexology. Such a declaration was crafted and was unanamously adopted at the 14th World Congress of Sexology in Hong Kong, August, 1999. This declaration now is the official WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights. In this paper, the rights will be discussed as well as plans for developing mechanisms for promoting these rights around the world. One assumption is that sexual health depends upon societies who adhere to these rights. Therefore, these rights become part of the WAS's strategy to promote sexual health around the world. 1. Coleman: Sexual Rights as Human Rights. 2. Nolte: Human Sexual Rights Since 1945. 3. Graupner: Human Rights for Human Sexuality - Success and Failure of Human Rights Law in Securing Sexual Rights. 4. Bullough: Gay and Lesbian Rights. 5. Oyoo: Sexual Rights in Kenya.


11.15 Symposium:
Milton Diamond (Honolulu), Chairman and Organizer
Heike Bödeker (Köln), Hartmut Bosinski (Kiel), Louis J.G. Gooren (Amsterdam), Melissa Hines (London)
"Symposium on Intersexuality"
An international panel will present different aspects of intersexuality and discuss ramifications of medical and social management for different intersex conditions. The symposium will consist of three parts. In the first part, each participant will give a short presentation of an aspect of intersexuality drawn from their own research and area of interest. In the second part, each panel member will respond to questions posed by other panel members. And in the third part, the panel members will respond to questions or comments from the audience. 1. Diamond: Aspects of the androgen insensitivity syndrome. 2. Bödeker: Intersex as an ostenstion of the endosex group phantasy 3. Bosinski: Wrong assignment of sex at birth 4. Gooren: The optimal gender for sex assignment 5. Hines: Preliminary findings of an intersex clinic population

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 Lecture Series: Transgender Issues
Introduced by António Pacheco Palha (Porto)

Michel Reiter (Bremen)
"Intersexuality: A Critical Review on Social and Biography Effects of
Medical Intervention in Order to Maintainance Bipolar Sex Patterns"

14.45 Louis H. Swartz (Buffalo, NY.)
"'The Transsexual Phenomenon' as Moral Crusade:
Its Contradictions and Its Legal Discontents"

15.15 Esben Benestad (Grimstad)
"Children with Gender Identity Disorders"


16.15 Symposium:
Alain Giami (Paris), Chairman and Organizer
Judith Mackay (Hong Kong), Brigitte Lhomond (Lyon), Stuart Michaels (Chicago), John Gagnon (New York)
"Sex Surveys and their Methodological Problems
- What do we really know so far about human sexual behavior?"

The symposium will bring a state-of-the-art assessment of the national sex surveys that have been performed during the 90's. Among other things, they covered controversial issues such as youth sexuality, same-gender sexuality and erectile dysfunction. Results from surveys performed in European countries and in the US will be presented and discussed from a constructionist perspective. 1. Mackay: Global Sex: Sexuality and Sexual Practices Around the World 2. Giami: Issues in the measurements of the social-epidemiology of erectile dysfunction 3. Lhomond: Entry into sexuality: Gender and sexual orientation among youth 4. Michaels: Homosexuality: Comparative analysis of national sex surveys. 5. Gagnon: A kind of conversation: Survey interview

18.30 Invited Lecture:
Introduced by Rolf Gindorf (Düsseldorf)

Oswalt Kolle (Amsterdam)
"Sexuality and Aging"


Friday, June 30, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 1

09.00 Symposium:
Erwin J. Haeberle (Berlin), Chairman and Organizer
André Dupras (Montréal), Selma Gonzales-Serratos (Mexico City), William A. Granzig (Winter Park, FL)
I. "Sexology in Academic Training Programs - A Symposium with Experts from the Americas"
This symposium will present several long-established and very new sexological training programs in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. In addition, the future globalization of such programs via the internet will be discussed. 1. Dupras: 30 Years of University Training in Sexology in Montréal 2. Gonzales-Serratos, Villaseñor, Niño, Martínez, Bedolla, Reyes: A Diploma in Human Sexuality and Sexual Health: Training Sexual Educators 3. Granzig: The Development of an Academic Curriculum Based Upon the Sexual Discourse of Michel Foucault 4. Haeberle: Studying Sexology in the Internet


11.15 Symposium:
Maj-Briht Bergström-Walan (Stockholm) and Lars-Gösta Dahlöf (Göteborg), Chairs and Organizers
Elsa Almås (Grimstad), Fernando Barragán Medero (La Laguna), Ursula Pasini (Geneva)
II. "Sexology in Academic Training Programs - A Symposium with European Experts"
This symposium will give a current survey of various sex education and training programs developed and active at European academic institutions. Hopefully the symposium will offer a forum for a promising communication of ideas and experience. 1. Almås: A Uniform Nordic Education and Certification Program in Clinical Sexology. 2. Barragán Medero:Training Programs in Sexual Education and Therapy from a Gender Point of View. 3. Pasini: The Training of Clinical Sexologists: A New European Proposal.

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 Symposium:
Kevan Wylie and Ruth Hallam-Jones (Sheffield), Chairs and Organizers
Robert Porto (Marseille), Chiara Simonelli (Rome), Piet Nijs (Leuven)
III. "Training Models in Sexology for Medical and Non-medical Clinicians"
This symposium will give an overview of some current postgraduate training programs in sexology within Europe. Much of the training is divided between medical and non-medical clinicians. The symposium will offer an opportunity to review the options for EFS to consider progressing the proposal for a multidisciplinary training in sexology across Europe. The various training programs will be presented by experts from the UK, France, Italy, and Belgium.


16.15 Two Lectures: Science and Sexuality
Introduced by Béla Buda (Budapest)

Gunter Runkel (Lüneburg)
"Public Health and Sexual Science"

16.45 Michel Meignant (Paris)
"Principles and Practice of Amorology"

17.15 Two Lectures: The Sex Industry
Introduced by Vivienne Cass (Perth)

Elizabeth J. Beardmore (DeKalb IL)
"Perceptions of the Sex Industry: A Chicago Study"

17.45 Wille, R.; Hansen, Th. J.; Runge, C. (Kiel)
"The Prostitution Scene of a Seaport City in Northern Germany (Empirical Data)"

18.15 Invited Lecture:
Introduced by Marc Ganem (Paris)

Alain Giami (Paris)
"Sexology as a Profession in France: Results from a National Survey"


Friday, June 30, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 2

09.00 Lecture Series: Sex Therapy as an Interdisciplinary Task
Introduced by Elsa Almås

Ilsa Lottes (Baltimore)
"A Model of the Determinants of Sexual Health"

09.30 Stam, L.N.E.; Ramakers, M.J.; van Lunsen, R.H.W. (Amsterdam)
"A Multidisciplinary Approach of the Sexuological Physical Examination (SPE)"

10.00 Simonelli, C.; Rossi, R.; Michetti, P.M.; Fabrizi, A. (Rome)
"The Integrated Therapy Approach in the Experience of the Clinical Sexology Institute of Rome"

10.30 Joy Hall (Birmingham)
"The Development of a Sexual Dysfunction Clinic in Dudley West Midlands: The Growth of an Integrated Service"


11.15 Two Invited Lectures: Female Sexual Physiology
Introduced by Gilbert Tordjemann (Paris)

Gilbert Tordjemann (Paris)
"New Findings about Female Orgasm"

11.45 Birgitta Hulter (Uppsala)
"Sexual Function in Women with Neurological Disorders"

12.15 Invited Lecture:
Introduced by Ronny A. Shtarkshall (Jerusalem)

Gila Bronner (Tel Aviv)
"A Sexual Counseling Forum in the Internet"

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 Four Invited Lectures: Male Sexual Physiology
Introduced by Béla Buda (Budapest)

Béla Buda (Budapest)
"Sexual Counseling and Therapy in the Age of Viagra: Experiences in Hungary"

14.30 Hull, E.M.; Lorrain, D.S.; Du, J.; Matuszewich, L. (Buffalo, NY.)
"Dopamine Facilitates and Serotonin Inhibits Male Sexual Behavior"

15.00 Kandelaki, A.; Beroshvili, G.; Sopromadze, P.; Akhmeteli, A. (Tbilisi)
"Correlation of Erectile Dysfunction and Latent Peyronie's Disease"

15.15 Gila Bronner (Tel Aviv)
"The Combination of Intercourse-Outercourse Training with the Treatment of Sildenafil"


16.15 Symposium:
Osamah Hamouda (Berlin), Chairman
Igor Kon (Moscow), Michail Alexandrov (Sofia), Ronny A. Shtarkshall, Y. Neumark, J. Kark (Jerusalem), William O. O'Dour Osiagoh (Kisumu, Kenya), Juliet Richters, Hédimo Santana (Sydney)
"HIV and other STDs"
The symposium presents the current epidemiological situation in Europe and discusses prevention strategies in different countries in Europe, Africa, and Australia. 1. Hamouda: Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Europe. 2. Kon: Better HIV Than Sex Education: The Sexual Counter-Revolution in Russia. 3. Alexandrov: Socio-cultural Aspects of AIDS Prevention for Prostitutes in Bulgaria. 4. Shtarkshall, Neumark, Kark: Patterns of Sexual Behavior as a Possible Basis for Strategy and Tactics of STD-Risk Reducing Interventions Among Israeli Young Adults. 5. Osiagoh: HIV Prevention in Kenya. 6. Richters, Santana: Sites of Sexual Activity Among Men: Sex-on-premises Venues in Sydney.


Friday, June 30, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 3

09.00 Lecture Series: Medical and Psychiatric Aspects of Sexual Dysfunctions
Introduced by António Pacheco Palha (Porto)

Palha, A.P.; Ramos, L.; Gonçalves, R. (Porto)
"The Experience of the Outpatient Unit of Sexology of Oporto S. João Hospital"

09.30 Dominique Chatton (Geneva)
"Retrospective Study of a Cohort of Patients Having Consulted for a Psychiatric Evaluation in Order to Obtain a Delayed Abortion: 102 Cases Evaluated Over a Period of 10 Years."

10.00 Denisov, M.; Chertok, E.; Sbrueva, A. (St. Petersburg)
"Sexual Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medications: The Opinion of Male Schizophrenic Patients"

10.30 Maria Argaya Roca (Valencia)
"Sexual Dysfunction in Hypertensive Patients"


11.15 Lecture Series: Special Problems in Sex Therapy
Introduced by Lillemor Rosenqvist (Lund)

Michael Yaguobov (Moscow)
"Overcoming Therapy Resistance in Patients With Sexual Disorders"

11.45 Baldaro Verde, J.; Optale, G.; Del Ry, M. (Genova)
"Sexual Therapies and Virtual Passage Rites"

12.15 Palha, A. P.; Ramos, L. Gonçalves, R.; Pinto, A. (Porto)
"Non-consummated Marriage"

12.45 Kandelaki, A.; Chitashvili, M.; Beroshvili, G.; Sopromadze, P. (Tbilisi)
"Personality Characteristics of Male Partners in Unconsummated Marriage"

13.00 LUNCH

14.00 Lecture Series: New Approaches to Sexual Dysfunctions
Introduced by Gila Bronner (Tel Aviv)

Pedro Jorge Da Silva Coelho Nobre (Miranda do Douro)
"Cognitive Factors of Sexual Function"

14.30 Reches, L.; Rub, R.; Avidor, Y.; Mock, M. (Saba, Hadera, Chicago)
"Dual Holistic Sex Therapy"

14.45 Igor Kan (Moscow)
"Predispositions to the Somatization of Sexual Disturbances in Males"

15.15 Gyongyi Viktoria Saunderson (Malta)
"A New Approach in Sex Therapy: Homeopathy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction"


16.15 Two Lectures: Cultural Influences on Sexual Dysfunction
Introduced by Robert Porto (Marseille)

Ferroni, P.; Gillieatt, S. (Perth)
"The Medicalization of Sexuality"

16.45 Natalie Steniayewa (Moscow)
"Cultural Influences Shaping Sexual Dysfunctions"

Saturday, July 1, 2000 - THEATER

09.00 Symposium:
Hartmut Bosinski (Kiel), Chairman and Organizer
Joanne-L. Rouleau, Gina Madrigrano (Montréal), Christoph J. Ahlers, Klaus M. Beier, G. A. Schäfer (Berlin), Reinhard Wille, Sabine R. Vaih-Koch, Jorge Ponseti (Kiel)
"Forensic Sexology"
For obvious reasons, sex offenses attract a great deal of attention in the mass media and in the general public. This symposium will present evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sex offenders. It argues for a more rational, scientific view of socio-sexual disorders and for the establishment of sexology as a special field of study in universities. 1. Rouleau and Madrigrano: The Assessment of Adult and Adolescent Sex Offenders in North America and Its Impact Concerning Targets of Treatment. 2. Ahlers, Beier, Schäfer, Wille: Documentation in Forensic Sexology. 3. Bosinski, Vaih-Koch, Ponseti: Childhood Disorders, Spatial Abilities, and Impulsivity in Sex Offenders. 4. Vaih-Koch, Wille: A Case of Necrophilia and the Concept of Paraphilias.


11.15 Symposium:
Richard Green (Cambridge), Chairman
Elisebeht Markström (Stockholm), Louise Eek (Lund) / Just Wiarda (The Hague), Terri van der Zijden (Amsterdam)
The Future of Prostitution in Europe - Sweden or the Netherlands?
The symposium is of special relevance for the European Union: Two member countries are going in opposite directions with regard to their policies on prostitution - prohibition vs. professionalisation. While Sweden is trying to stamp out prostitution by arresting male customers, the Netherlands are planning to make prostitution a regular profession complete with health insurance and pension plan. The implications of each policy model need to be aired publicly before a sexological audience.

13.00 LUNCH / DGSS General Assembly

14.00 Invited Dialogue:
Leonore Tiefer (New York) and Marc Ganem (Paris)
"The Medicalization of Female Sexuality - Promise or Threat?"
Pharmaceutical companies, thrilled with the media and public response to drugs for "erectile dysfunction," have recently shown great interest in developing, testing, and promoting drugs for the treament of "female sexual dysfunction." This symposium will analyze the benefits and harms such a development offers to women.


16.15 Invited Lecture:
Introduced by Piet Nijs (Leuven)

Beverly Whipple (Medford, NJ)
"Beyond the G-Spot: New Research on Human Female Sexual Anatomy and Physiology"

17.00 EFS General Assembly


Saturday, July 1, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 1

09.00 Symposium:
John P. De Cecco (San Francisco), Chairman and Organizer
Igor Kon (Moscow), Rainer Herrn (Berlin), Vivienne Cass (Perth), André Dombrowski (Berkeley, CA.)
"Sexual Orientation"
This symposium will examine the concept of sexual orientation from divergent perspectives: as male bonding, as personal identity, as a union of science and literature, as biologization, and as emerging forms of "queerness." All of these formulations are current in the research and in discussions of homosexuality. 1. Kon: Homosociality and Homosexuality: The Functions of Male Bonding 2. Herrn: The Biological Backlash in Explaining Sexual Minorities 3. Cass: The impact of identity research on our understanding of sexual orientation. 4. Dombrowski: Science and fiction: Sexology's secret marriage 5. De Cecco: Why a gay and lesbian identity has become "queer".


11.15 Symposium:
Wylie, K.; Hallam-Jones, R.; Perrett, A.; Steward, D.; Vearnals, S.; Willcox, K.; Boorman, J. (Sheffield and London)
"Integrating Physical and Psychological Assessment for Erectile Disorder"
Sexual problems can be the consequence of physical, psychological and psychosocial factors. Good clinical practice and the introduction of clinical governance would suggest that a multidisciplinary approach to assessment of sexual problems is required. We demonstrate the process whereby partnership between the psychosexual clinic and the andrology service in our city under the leadership of a consultant in sexual medicine has led to an integration of assessment techniques for both services. The second part of the presentation will involve a demonstration in the use of the RigiScan Plus® and the MIDUS® Doppler ultrasound system for patients with a range of aetiological factors and how this can influence treatment choice and outcome. This will be followed by an exploration of multidisciplinary team assessment for situation problems in gay and bisexual men. Several studies in this population have highlighted situational sexual problems (erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation) in the context of fear of infection (such as HIV & STI) and more generally when embarking on same sex sexual activity. An example by role play in assessment will be presented as a finale to the presentation.

13.00 LUNCH / DGSS General Assembly

14.00 Three Lectures: Sexual Functions and Dysfunctions
Introduced by Ursula Pasini (Geneva)

Robert Porto (Marseille)
"Current Approaches to Premature Ejaculation"

14.30 Giovanni Alei (Rome)
"A Surgical Technique for Lengthening the Penis"

15.00 Thore Langfeldt (Oslo)
"Lubrication Problems and Female Sexuality. Concepts, Understanding and Therapy."


16.15 Four Lectures: Sex Therapy: Asian Perspectives
Introduced by Eli Coleman (Minneapolis)

Kim Jae Yong (Pyongyang)
"Poteton: Natural Preparation for Climacteric Impotence"

16.45 Li Shidong, Zhou Zhiheng (Fuyang, China)
"An Experimental Study of the Effect of the Chinese Medication
Se-hu-ning on Non-Specific Prostatitis (NSP)"

17.15 Farooq Nasim Bhatti (Faisalabad)
"A New Comprehensive Alternative Approach in Treating Premature Ejaculation in a Conservative Muslim Society Like Pakistan"

17.45 Farooq Nasim Bhatti (Faisalabad)
"Masturbation, a Taboo and Cause of Different Sexual Dysfunctions
in a Conservative Muslim Society Like Pakistan"


Saturday, July 1, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 2

09.00 Two Lectures: Sexual Problems of Youth
Introduced by Gunter Runkel (Lüneburg)

P'yatokha, V.; Fedan, Y. (Lutsk, Ukraine)
"Sexual Activity Provoked by a Mentally Handicapped Girl"

09.30 Imre Aszódi (Miskolc)
"Some Sex Education Problems in Hungary"

10.00 Special Lecture:
Introduced by Béla Buda (Budapest)

Hank C.K. Wuh (Mountain View, CA.)
"The Internet Revolution and the Future of Sex Research, Education, and Therapy"


11.15 Symposium:
Ronny A. Shtarkshall (Jerusalem), Chairman
Arja Liinamo (Jyväskylä), Matti Rimpelä (Stakes), Elise Kosunen (Tampere), Jukka Jokela (Jyväskylä), Milton Diamond (Honolulu), R. Al-Shaawa (Gaza), Imad Eid Masoud (Gaza), U. Ritte (Jerusalem), Lisa B. Schwartz (Yardley, PA)
"Childhood Sexuality"
The symposium continues by putting childhood sexuality in the context of marriage and family. 1. Liinamo, Rimpelä, Kosunen, Jokela: Sexual Health Knowledge and its Determinants Among 8th and 9th Grade Adolescents in Finland. 2. Shtarkshall, Diamond, Al-Shaawa, Masoud, Ritte: Changes in the Rate of Consanguineous Marriages as a Possible Genetic Control Mechanism. 3. Schwartz: Family Systems Discourse: Conversations with Clients Concerning the Impact of Family Legacies Upon Sexual Desire

13.00 LUNCH / DGSS General Assembly

14.00 Lecture Series: Sexual Variations I
Introduced by Per Olov Lundberg (Uppsala)

Richard Green (Cambridge)
"(Serious) Sado-Masochism and a Legal Right to 'Pain and Suffering'"

14.30 Sandnabba, N. K.; Santtila, P.; Nordling, N. (Turku); Alison, L. (Liverpool)
"Sexual Behavior and Social Adaptation Among Sadomasochistically Oriented Males and Females"

15.00 Robert Börstling (Mechtersen)
"Wetlook Paraphilia"


16.15 Lecture Series: Sexual Variations II and Pornography
Introduced by Vern L. Bullough (Northridge, CA)

Andrea Beetz (Erlangen)
"Human Sexual Contact with Animals"

16.45 Jakob Pastötter (Berlin)
"Narrative Structures of Pornographic Movies - 25 Years of Erotic Home Entertainment"

17.15 Erik Moeller (Berlin)
"Effects of Pornography on Human Behavior: The Current State of Research"

18.00 Two Lectures: Family and Sexual Orientation
Introduced by Maj-Briht Bergström-Walan (Stockholm)

Annette Fuglsang Owens (Charlottesville, VA.)
"Lesbian Mothers and Their Children"

18.30 Lisa B. Schwartz (Yardley, PA)
"Changing Heterosexual Marriage"


Sunday, July 2, 2000 - THEATER

09.00 Lecture Series: Cultural Aspects of Sex
Introduced by Jakob Pastötter (Berlin)

Vilmos Szilágyi (Budapest)
"Sexology and the State of Sex Culture in Hungary"

09.30 Moshe Mock (Ra'anana)
"The Impact of the Jewish Religion on Sexual Behavior"

10.00 Liu Dalin (Shanghai)
"A New Museum of Ancient Chinese Sex Culture"


11.15 Symposium:
Rolf Gindorf (Düsseldorf), Chairman and Organizer
Volker Beck (D), Boris Dittrich (NL), Ulrike Lunacek (A), Christina Schenk (D), Hans Ytterberg (SE)
"Sexual Orientation in Politics
- A Panel Discussion with European Politicians who are Openly Lesbian/Gay"

For a long time, homosexuality used to be "the love that dares not speak its name" - for fear of social or even literal death. But since modern sexology paved the way for a new understanding of human sexualities, gay and lesbian politicians have started to come out of their traditional closets and became visible and vocal, at least in Western democracies. As part of this sexological conference, and for the first time in history, a panel of such openly gay/lesbian politicians at national level from four European countries will discuss various issues.- The event will be open to the general public and chaired by an openly gay sexuality researcher and counselor.


Sunday, July 2, 2000 - CONFERENCE ROOM 1

09.00 Lecture Series: Aspects of Sexual Function and Dysfunction I
Introduced by Kevan R. Wylie (Sheffield)

Wylie, K.; Steward, D.; Seivewright, N.; Smith, D.; Walters, S. (Sheffield)
"Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Three Psychiatric Outpatient Settings: A Drug Misuse Service, an Alcohol Misuse Service and a General Adult Psychiatry Clinic"

09.30 Nikolai Kibrik (Moscow)
"Principles of Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacotherapy of Sexual Dysfunctions"

09.45 Lillemor Rosenqvist (Lund)
"Sexualizing - A Method to Curb Anxiety?"

10.15 Jason C. Birnholz (Highland Park, IL.)
"PULP Fiction: The Physiology and Ultrasonology of Love & Pleasure"


11.15 Lecture Series: Aspects of Sexual Function and Dysfunction II
Introduced by Moshe Mock (Ra'anana)

Jane Ridley, Simon Vearnals (London)
"I've Gone Off It, It's Nothing To Do With You or Low Sexual Desire and Relationship Therapy"

11.45 Nikolai Kibrik (Moscow)
"Sexual Adaptation and Sexual Dysfunction"

12.00 Carlos Pol Bravo (Barcelona)
"Depression and 'Depressive Sexuality': A Differential Diagnosis"

12.30 Moshe Mock, Amalia Magen (Ra'anana)
"Advances in Videotherapy"


3. Films

I. The congress will also show two rare historical films dating back to the pioneering phase of German and Austrian sexology:

"Anders als die Andern" (1919, 40 min)
This full-length film, of which only a truncated version survives, was directed by Richard Oswald as part of a series inspired by Magnus Hirschfeld, who also served as an official scientific advisor and who played himself in several crucial scenes. It was the first film making homosexuality its central theme, starring Conrad Veidt (more than twenty years later the Nazi officer in "Casablanca") as a homosexual violonist who is blackmailed and commits suicide.

"Der Steinach-Film" (1923, 107 min)
This is a full-length documentary about the hormonal research of Eugen Steinach, Vienna, teacher of Harry Benjamin. Produced by the scientific film department of the UFA in Berlin, it was the first serious documentary about sex research, and it was aimed at a general audience. It had an enormous international success at the time. In the US it was shown only once, namely by Harry Benjamin for the New York Medical Society.

II. We will also show the English versions of several relevant films by the Berlin film maker Rosa von Praunheim:

1. The Einstein of Sex (1999, 100 min)
    A dramatic film biography of Magnus Hirschfeld.
2. Gay Courage (1997, 90 min)
    A semi-documentary about the history of the gay movement in Germany.
3. The Transsexual Menace (1996, 90 min)
    A documentary about transsexualism.
4. Not the Homosexual is Perverse,
    But the Situation in Which He Lives
(1971, 65 min)
    A controversal documentary which started the new gay revolution in

4. The Magnus Hirschfeld Medals

The German Society for Social-Scientific Sex Research (DGSS) has, since ist founding in 1971, organized 13 national and international congresses, the last four of these in Berlin (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997). As a tribute to our German sexological heritage, we have, on these occasions, awarded Magnus Hirschfeld Medals to distinguished sex researchers and sex reformers (1990: Ernest Borneman and Herman Musaph, 1992: John DeCecco and Imre Aszódi, 1994: Dalin Liu and Ruth Westheimer, 1997: Jonathan Ned Katz and Maj-Briht Bergström-Walan). In the millennium year 2000 the DGSS congress, as a part of the EFS congress, will once again meet in Berlin and will again honor two outstanding personalities in our field:

Milton Diamond, Honolulu, will receive the Hirschfeld Medal for his contributions to sex research. As a biologist, he has, over many years, contributed enormously to our field, from producing the first TV program in sex education to working in AIDS prevention to developing guidelines for the treatment of intersex children. His countless research publications alone make him one of the outstanding sexologists of our time.

Oswalt Kolle, Amsterdam, will receive the Hirschfeld Medal for sex reform. He needs no introduction in Germany. For many years, he has been "the nation's sex educator". A tireless journalist, he has used all media - print, film and television, to make the latest research findings available to the general public and to spread the message of self-enlightenment and sexual tolerance.

The award ceremony will take place on the first day of our congress, June 29, 2000 in the large conference hall from 17:00 -18:00 hrs. as the last part of the first scientific plenary session. We hope that the ceremony, which will be attended by several distinguished guests of honor, will be a source of encourgagement and inspiration for a new generation of sexologists.