Archive News
(For news items before Oct. 2006, see our Archive Telegram)

Summer 2016

1. Publications (online and print)

Books/Monographs:
1. E. J. Haeberle: Auf Zufallswegen zum unerwarteten Ziel – Ein Rückblick auf mein Berufsleben, Online in our Archive.
Plus 3 bound copies (second, enlarged edition), private printing
2. E. J. Haeberle: Meine Gastprofessur an der Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin 1992-1994, private printing, 2 copies

Articles:
1. E. J. Haeberle: The Manufacture of Gladness – Some Observations on Sex Therapy, in: Challenges in
Sexual Science, A SSSS Monograph, C. M. Davis ed., Syracuse, N.Y. 1983, pp. 8 - 15
2. E. J. Haeberle: „Die Zukunft der Sexualwisssenschaft?“, in Sexuologie, Bd.22, 2015, Heft 1-2
3. E. J. Haeberle: „Albert Moll” in The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, 3 vols. Patricia Whelehan and Anne Bolin (eds.) Wiley 2015
4. E. J. Haeberle: Vern Bullough in memoriam in Archives of Sexual Behavior April 2008, Vol. 7, Issue 2, pp 205-205
5. E. J. Haeberle: Werner M. Linz in memoriam
6. E. J. Haeberle: Paul Gebhard in memoriam
7. E. J. Haeberle: John Gagnon in memoriam

Review:
1. E. J. Haeberle: Review of C. J.Ahlers, “Himmel auf Erden & Hölle im Kopf“

2. My Spanish MOOCs

My Spanish “open access” online courses are now being offered by the Argentinian group “Sexualidad y Educacion” under http://www.sexualidadyeducacion.com/proyecto.php. Registered students can pay tuition, fulfill the requirements and obtain a certificate from AASES (Asociación Argentina de Sexualidad y Educación Sexual)

3. Interviews

1. On February 17, 2015, Prof. Haeberle gave a radio interview in English on Deutsche Welle, the German broadcasting station for foreign countries. The interview covered the current book/film bestseller “50 Shades of Grey” and the sexological view of sadomasochism.
2. Also in February, Prof. Haeberle gave an interview for the internet blog Notches about his two Archives and the history of sexology. It appeared there on March 19, 2015.

4. Award

On the occasion of the first International Anatolian Congress on Neuroscience and Sexual Health (May 1-3, in Istanbul), Prof. Haeberle was awarded the International Dionysus Award for Sexology by the Turkisch society ASEHERT (Association of Sexual Health Education, Research & Treatment) in recognition of his life’s work.

5. Looking back at 22 years

I founded my combined print and electronic Archive for Sexology in early 1994 at the federal Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. After my retirement from government service in 2001, I continued my work at Humboldt University, which, in 2004, accepted the donation of my print Archive, i.e my library and collections. It is now and will remain accessible to researchers as the university’s central library as the “Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv”. My “open access” online Archive - privately financed by myself - ran on the server of Humboldt University from 2001-2014, when I was asked to move it to a private server of my own. Unfortunately, by January 2015, I was no longer able to pay the monthly salary for my full-time programmer. Therefore, I was forced to “freeze” my Archive, i.e. to put it in a “standing still” mode, meaning that the usual monthly additions, corrections, and updates were no longer possible. I owe the present update - the first since December 2014 – to several generous donations by supporters in the USA.

As for the future of this online Archive itself, I cannot make a definite statement at this time. So far, I have not received any offers from qualified potential hosts willing and capable of taking it over after me. I have just turned 80, and it seems that, sooner or later, others will have to continue and enlarge my web site.

I am now relying on donations for the continuation of this project. It is good to know that there are generous people “out there”, who appreciate my work and want to see it continued. However, the donations are not sufficient for a resumption of the former pace. Nevertheless, thanks to this financial support, I have been able to hire occasional programming help for certain “silent” updates and corrections. In the meantime, any financial support will continue to be very welcome:

 


December 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. WAS: Déclaration des Droits Sexuels (2014)
2. M. Diamond, T. Binstock, and J.V. Kohl: From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior

2. Our Curriculum now complete in Portuguese

- Our free online course "Human Sexual Behavior" is now also available in Portuguese: "O Comportamento Sexual Humano". Together with the five courses already translated, we now have our complete curriculum on sexual health available in Portuguese. As a result, we can now offer this curriculum in 7 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (2x), Russian, Czech, and Hungarian.

3. Appointment to Advisory Board

-  In December, Prof. Haeberle was appointed to the scientific advisory board of the Institute for Theriology and Anthropology in Frankfurt/M.

4. Looking back at 2014

1.
Reviewing our monthly Archive News of 2014, we can proudly point to regular significant additions to our online libraries in several languages (books, journals, papers, and a review). As a result, and taken together, our English, German, Spanish (1 and 2), and Hungarian libraries now represent the world’s largest resource of freely accessible scientific literature in the area of sexual health.
 
2. During two visits to Berlin (spring and autumn), we were able to donate additional printed materials to the
Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive.

3. Over the course of the year, we also added three new members to our Advisory Board: Dr. Olga Marega (Argentina), Dr. Ruben Hernandez (Venezuela) and Dr. Umit Sayin (Turkey).

4. In March, our Archive celebrated its 20th anniversary – a unique achievement, which owes its success in no small part to the substantial contributions made by colleagues from many countries around the globe. All of them deserve our heartfelt thanks.

5. In April I added a special direct link for donations and did, in fact, receive some valuable financial support that way. However, for the most part I still had to pay for it out of my own pocket. Unfortunately, I will not be able to do so much longer. I can only hope that, within the very near future, we will see a significant increase in donations or find some other way of generating income.  EJH

 


November 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Ü. Sayin, A. Kocatürk and I. Dedecan: Sexual Behavior of Turkish Women and Women's Rights in Turkey
2. Ü. Sayin, T. Arisal, A. Kocatürk and I. Dedecan: Effects of Low Frequency Vibrator Use in Turkish Women
3. A. Calimach: In the Jungle, the Gentlemen; in Town, the Savages
4. E.A. Riley, G. Sitharthan, L. Clemson and M. Diamond:
    Recognising the needs of gender-variant children and their parents
5. M. Diamond: Intersex and Transsex: Atypical Gender Development and Social Construction

 


October 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Ü. Sayin: Does the Nervous System Have an Intrinsic Archaic Language? Entoptic Images and Phosphenes
2. Ü. Sayin: The Consumption of Psychoactive Plants During Religious Rituals:
    The Roots of Common Symbols and Figures in Religions and Myths
3. M. Diamond: Sexuality and the Handicapped

2. Visit to Berlin

- On October 24, Prof. Haeberle, his programmer Thomas Haase, and his assistant Gene G. Bernal again visited the Central Library of Humboldt University in Berlin. They donated additional books and papers to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive. On October 27, Prof. Haeberle met with Dr. Yong-Mi Rauch, the director of historical collections, for an extensive discussion about the long-term future of the Archive and its hitherto unregistered sexological collections. For a photo, click here.

3. WAS Declaration in Turkish

- Thanks to our Advisory Board member Dr. Ümit Sayin, we have been able to make a Turkish translation of the WAS Declaration of Sexual Rights available on our web site.

 


September 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 1, 1995

Papers:
1. Ü. Sayin: Altered States of Consciousness (ASC) Occuring During Expanded Sexual Response (ESR)
       in the Human Female: Preliminary Definitions
2. Ü. Sayin: Doors of Female Orgasmic Consciousness: New Theories on the Peak Experience and
       Mechanisms of Female Orgasm and Expanded Sexual Response

Review:
1. E. J. Haeberle: Review of V. Minichiello, J. Scott eds., Male Sex Work and Society,
       Harrington Park Press, New York 2014

 


August 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Aspectos Resaltantes en el Tratamiento de la Incontinencia Urinaria en la Mujer

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 2, 1996

Paper:
1. Ü. Sayin and A. Kence: Islamic Scientific Creationism - A New Challenge for Turkey

 


July 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journals:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 3, 1997
2. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 4, 1998

 


May 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 7, 2001

Papers:
1. E.J. Haeberle: El futuro de la Sexología. Una mirada radical
2. E.J. Haeberle:
    Higher Education for Lower Expectations? - Economic and Political Implications of Massive Online Courses

 


April 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. M. Diamond, J. Garland: Evidence regarding cosmetic and medically unnecessary surgery on infants
2. E.J. Haeberle: Das Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv - Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft

2. New Member of our Advisory Board

- Our Scientific Advisory Board is proud to welcome a new member: Dr. Ruben Hernandez from Caracas, Venezuela.

3. Visit to Berlin

- On April 8, Prof. Haeberle, his programmer Thomas Haase, and his assistant Gene G. Bernal visited the Central Library of Humboldt University in Berlin. There, they met with Dr. Yong-Mi Rauch, the new director of historical collections, to which the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive belongs. On this occasion, they also donated additional books and papers. For a photo, click here.

 


March 2014:

Anniversary: 20 years Archive for Sexology

- In March 1994, Prof. Haeberle founded the Archive for Sexology as a subunit of the Robert Koch Institute, a federal research institute in Berlin, using his own books and papers as the material base. After his retirement from government service in 2001, he moved the Archive to Humboldt University and, in 2004, donated his library and collections to the university’s main library, where they are available to researchers in the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv.

However, this electronic part of the Archive has remained in the possession of its founder, who is still running it as a private project and also finances it with his own money. It is freely accessible and has readers all over the world. Indeed, it is a model of international cooperation. With the help of enthusiastic colleagues in many countries, it is constantly being expanded and now offers scientific sexual health information in 15 languages. Especially important are its large online libraries in 5 languages and its curriculum of 6 “open access” courses in 6 languages. Additional translations are being prepared.

Considering the enormous difficulties this Archive has had to overcome over the years - and is still encountering today - this anniversary is a cause for celebration.

 


February 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. O. Kontula: Between Sexual Desire and Reality: The Evolution of Sex in Finland

Papers:
1. E.J. Haeberle: "Parafilia" - Un Concepto Pre-científico - Algunos comentarios sobre un debate actual
2. E.J. Haeberle: Formas y Significados del Matrimonio
3. E.J. Haeberle: Una Breve Historia de la Sexualidad Femenina

2. New Members of our Advisory Board

- Our Scientific Advisory Board is proud to welcome two new members: Dra. Olga Marega, Tandil, and Dr. Ümit Sayin, Istanbul.

3. Donations by Credit Card

- In order to keep our Archive freely accessible and to allow it to expand, we have now installed a "donation button" on our web site. It will allow everyone willing to support us to make donations of any amount not only by money transfer, but also by credit card.

 


January 2014:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Nuevas Hipótesis de las Enfermedades Urológicas de Cipriano Castro y
    Juan Vicente Gómez, dos presidentes venezolanos... (2da Parte)
2. Y. Zharkov: Three Contributions of Russian Sexology to National Sexual Reform

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 12, 2010

2. Visitors from Russia

- On January 10, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Vladimir Shelest and Dmitry A. Trubitsyn - two representatives of the Novosibirsk State University. They had an extensive discussion about present trends and possible future developments in online distance education. For a photo, click here.
 

December 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Books:
1. W.R. Dynes: Abrahamica - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - Their origins, character, and interaction
2. WHO:
Developing sexual health programmes - A framework for action

Paper:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Argyrol(R) y la Pintura Moderna del Siglo XX

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 11. Diciembre 2009

2. Our Curriculum now complete in Spanish

- Our free online course "Human Reproduction" is now also available in Spanish: "Reproducción humana". Together with the five courses already translated, we have now our complete curriculum on sexual health available in Spanish.

3. Newspaper Interview

- On December 2, the Russian business weekly Эксперт ("Expert") published an interview with Prof. Haeberle, in which he discusses the economic implications of "open access" for academic teaching and learning. After giving a brief survey of the accelerating electronic revolution in the last few years, he describes probable future trends. He comes to the conclusion that the global character of the internet will greatly alter the academic landscape all over the world, with clear winners and losers. He predicts that some American universities will play an ever more dominant role and reap the greatest benefits, while their competitors in most other countries will fall behind, not only in financial terms, but also in overall global importance.

4. Blog

- On December 9, Prof. Haeberle republished his memo "MOOCs and Consequences" in a blog at eLearning Industry.

5. Donations

- In recent years, and especially in the last 12 months, our Archive has grown to such an enormous size, that we are no longer able to pay for it all by ourselves. We have therefore installed a "donation button", i.e. a little box on our web site, which, when clicked on, leads potential donors to our new account for donations per money transfer.

6. Looking back at 2013

- As can be gathered from our monthly Archive News of 2013, we have had an "interesting" year. By moving from the server of Humboldt University to a private server of our own in June, we lost more than 90% of our online visitors. Nevertheless, our 23 videos on YouTube were not affected by the move. They have, in the meantime, registered 560 subscribers and over 338 000 views. At the same time, we were able to expand our Archive in significant ways and to continue our various activities (see also above):

1. Our free Online Library
Once again, we have obtained permissions to include several important books and papers by
Calimach, Dynes (2), Diamond (8), Green, Haeberle (2), Herzer (3), Lundberg, Potenziani Bigelli (3), Seuntjens, Szilágyi, and the WHO, as well a several volumes of the Spanish journal
Anuario de Sexología, edited by the Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS).

2. Our online visitors
The greatly reduced number of our online visitors are still coming from the same countries as before: After the US and Germany, most are from China, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and Venezuela. This confirms our determination to concentrate on bringing free sexual health information to the developing countries and the newly emerging global players in Asia and Latin America.

3. The Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv
The Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv of printed literature belongs to the central library of Humboldt-University in Berlin and is not connected to our private online Archive for Sexology. Nevertheless, we retain an active interest in its development and encourage potential donors to support it. Last year, it received substantial donations of books, journals, and other print materials from
Zhang Jie (Beijing),  Rolf and Wolfgang Gindorf (Düsseldorf), Barbara Schwepcke (London), and John R. Sylla and Ian Lawrence from the Institute of Bisexuality, Los Angeles, CA.

4. Personal activities
Prof. Haeberle also donated books, journals, and other material to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv. In addition, he published an article about its history and future in the German medical journal Sexuologie. Furthermore, he gave several radio and newspaper interviews, met with foreign visitors, was invited as a speaker to the Helsinki Book Fair, and received an honorary doctorate in South Africa.
 

November 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 10. Diciembre 2008

2. A fifth course now in Spanish translation

- Our free online course "Human Sexual Behavior" is now also available in Spanish: "Conducta Sexual Humana". Together with the four courses already translated, we have now five courses in Spanish online.

3. Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive

- In November, Prof. Haeberle donated additional books, journals, and other materials to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive at the central library of Humboldt University. On this occasion, he also discussed future prospects of this important print resource with the library staff. For a photo click here.

4. Visitors from California

- On November 22, Prof. Haeberle met with Prof. John R. Sylla and his colleague Ian Lawrence, from the American Institute of Bisexuality.  They had an extended discussion about the state of sexology in the US and Europe, about the present and future of sex research in general  and of bisexuality research in particular. For a photo click here.


October 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. V. Szilágyi: Nemiségünk - sorsunk „alapköve" és kitöltendö kerete, 2013

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 9. Diciembre 2005

Memo:
1.  E.J. Haeberle: "MOOCs and Consequences" - A Memo to my Friends and Colleagues

Encyclopedia Entry:
-
We have also received an update to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
STEUBEN, FRIEDRICH WILHELM von, M.A. Segal

2. Praise from the EU Commission, but no money

- On October 18, Prof. Haeberle received a letter from the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology. The letter recommends our Archive as "very noteworthy" and expresses the hope that "it remains accessible as a resource for future generations." However, it also points out "that current financial regulations do not allow the European Commission to fund specific MOOCs no matter how interesting they may be." For a view of the letter, click here.

3. Honorary Doctorate

- On October 18, Prof. Haeberle was awarded an honorary doctorate  -  Doctor of Sexology (DS h.c.) - by the Academy for Sexology in Pretoria, South Africa. The Academy, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is a graduate school which trains sexologists and awards academic degrees for the successful completion of its various programs. The Academy’s president, Prof. Johann Lemmer, has contributed two books to our online library: Introduction to Sexology and Identity & Sexual Identity. Because of other commitments, Prof. Haeberle was unable to attend the award ceremony in person.

4. Visit to Helsinki

- From October  23 - 29, Prof. Haeberle and his research assistant Gene G. Bernal visited Helsinki, Finland. At the invitation of the local Goethe Institute, he spoke at two events of the Helsinki Book Fair: He gave a demonstration of his multilingual free online courses under the title "Open Access and the Future of Teaching and Learning" and also participated in a public discussion with our advisory board member Osmo Kontula. The topic was "Sex in Old Age". For photos click here.

September 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 8. Noviembre 2004

Paper:
1. Per Olov Lundberg: Neuroanatomy of the female genital tract

Review:
1. Billy Glover: Review of "Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America"
    by Tracy Baim

2. A fourth course now in Spanish translation

- Our free online course "Physical Problems in Females and Males" is now also available in Spanish: "Problemas Fisiológicos Masculinos y Femeninos". Together with the three courses already translated, we have now four courses in Spanish online.

3. Visitors from Manila

- On September 11, Prof. Haeberle was visited by the Philippine film and televison director Joyce Bernal and her assistant director Irene Emma Villamor, who had been filming in the Netherlands. They discussed the increasingly frank airing of sexual problems in Filipino TV dramas and "reality shows". Some of these productions can also be freely accessed in the US and Europe. (Our own Archive has many readers in the Philippines.) The discussion led to an exchange of ideas about "open access" in general and its implications for theatrical films. For a photo, click here.

August 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 6. Diciembre 2000

2. A fifth course now in Portuguese translation

- Our free online course "Sexual Dysfunctions and their Treatment" is now also available in Portuguese: "Disfunções Sexuais e seu Tratamento". Together with the four courses already translated, we have now five courses in Portuguese online.

3. Our videos now with over 500 subscribers

- Our videos on YouTube now have over 500 subscribers, and, so far, have registered a total of over 320 000 views.

4. Paper published in "Sexuologie"

- On May 6th, 2013, a conference was held in Berlin, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Nazi plundering and closing of Hirschfeld’s Institute for Sexology (1919-1933). For a photo, click here.
At this conference, a number of prominent speakers presented papers, which have now been published in the journal "Sexuologie" (vol. 20, no.1-2, 2013). Among the authors are Julia Heiman, Lelsey A. Hall, Andreas Krass, Volkmar Sigusch, Rainer Herrn, Ralf Dose, Hermann Simon, and Klaus M. Beier.
Prof. Haeberle contributed an essay "Das Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv: Vergangenheit, Gegenwart, Zukunft" (pp. 51-54). The essay describes two complementary archives the author had founded in Berlin - one consisting of printed material, the other electronic. In combination, these two archives de facto already amounted to a rebirth of Hirschfeld’s institute in modern form. Indeed, every single month the online archive alone had more visitors from more countries than the original had known in all 14 years of its existence. However, the university never found any use for its new, globally popular successor. Thus, only the print archive now remains in Berlin. Here is the abstract of the essay in English:

Abstract:
100 years ago (1913), the first sexological societies were founded in Berlin. 80 years ago (1933), Magnus
Hirschfeld’s Institute for Sexology was plundered and closed by the Nazis. Today, there are two archives in Berlin bearing Hirschfeld’s name, both founded by the author: A print version, the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv, now owned by Humboldt University, and the author’s privately run electronic Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology in 15 languages. Unfortunately, Humboldt University has shown no interest in acquiring the latter and thereby creating a new Hirschfeld-Institut in Berlin.


July 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. M. Diamond and H.G. Beh: Abstinence-only Sex Education: potential developmental effects

Journal:
1. Asociación Estatal de Profesionales de la Sexología (AEPS): Anuario de Sexología: No. 5. Noviembre 1999

2. Meeting with BIJOU editor

- On July 27, Prof. Haeberle had a meeting in Heidelberg with an editor of BIJOU, the journal of the German Bisexual Network. The editor donated a number of the latest issues and agreed to send the rest as well as all future issues to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archive.

June 2013:

Welcome to our new server!

As announced in our previous Archive News (May ’13), we have moved to a server of our own. You are now looking at our Archive for Sexology at its new internet address.

The Archive is still being run and paid for by Prof. Erwin J. Haeberle, who has also designed our new logo. Our staff of two - webmaster and administrator Thomas Haase and  research assistant Gene G. Bernal are continuing their work as well.

Thus, our Archive will continue to serve its users just as before. Indeed, we will continue to expand. Thus, we are hoping to reach ever more readers in ever more countries, fulfilling our mission of providing freely accessible scientific information world-wide in order "to promote, protect, and preserve sexual health".

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. M. Diamond, E. Jozifkova, P. Weiss: Pornography and Sex Crimes in the Czech Republic

2. Radio Interview

- On June 23, Deutschlandradio Kultur - Fazit broadcasted a radio interview with Prof. Haeberle. The occasion was a public event at the National Theater in Weimar, the very place where the "Weimar Republic" was founded. The new event was the first governmental commemoration of homosexual victims of persecution in Nazi Germany, a percecution that had continued after WW II. It was only in 1994, that the Federal Republic of Germany abolished the infamous § 175 that had criminalized sexual contact between men. Haeberle welcomed the commemoration as an expression of true conservatism on the part of Christine Lieberknecht (CDU), Minister-President of Thuringia. By organizing the event, she had reemphasized the important traditional values of respecting human dignity and of ensuring equal rights for all citizens.


May 2013:

Important Notice

The Archive for Sexology, founded, owned, and financed by Prof. Erwin J. Haeberle,
 has been running on the server of Humboldt University, Berlin, for the last 12 years.

Since, during this period, the university has not been able to find any use for it, we have
now decided to find another host. The respective negotiations have been going on for
some time, but have not yet been concluded.

In order to clarify the situation and to keep our options open, we will, starting
on July 1, 2013, run our Archive on a private server of our own.
Our new, temporary internet address will be:

Archive for Sexology: sexarchive.info

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. E.A. Riley, G. Sitharthan, L. Clemson, M. Diamond:
    The Needs of Gender-Variant Children and Their Parents According to Health Professionals
2. Milton Diamond:
Developmental, Sexual and Reproductive Neuroendocrinology:
    
Historical, Clinical and Ethical Considerations
3. Andrew Calimach: Speaking Ill of the Dead - How the moderns pinned anal sex on the Greeks
4. Manfred Herzer:
Aleister Crowleys schwuler Obskurantismus (Eso-Szene)
5. Manfred Herzer:
Ein albernes zwitterhaftes Geschöpf (Mignon/Cornelia)
6. Manfred Herzer:
1899 - noch ein WhK?

2. Newspaper Interview

- On May 27, the German daily newspaper DIE WELT, on p. 8 in the section „Politik", published another full-page interview with Prof. Haeberle under the title "Auch der Vatikan ist interessiert - Sexologe Erwin Haeberle über Studieren per Internet und die Frage, warum deutsche Hochschulen abgehängt werden". This time, he talked about the challenges of the accelerating electronic revolution and the problems universities face in accepting their global responsibilities. He pleaded for world-wide "open access" to all scientific knowledge.


April 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. E.J. Haeberle: Sex Atlas (Dutch edition)

Papers:
1. M. Diamond: Intersex and Transsex: Atypical Gender Development and Social Construction
2. E.A. Riley, L. Clemson, G. Sitharthan, M. Diamond: Surviving a Gender Variant Childhood:
    The views of transgender adults on the needs of gender variant children and their parents

2. Our Archive now in 15 languages

- We have now added the Durch translation of Prof. Haeberle’s textbook under the title "Sex Atlas" (see above). With this addition, we have now all four editions of the book online. The Sex Atlas (English), Die Sexualität des Menschen (German), Cinsel Atlas (Turkish), and Sex Atlas (Dutch). Thus, together with our other texts, we are now providing free sexual health information in a total of 15 languages.

3. A visitor from Argentina

- On April 4, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Dr. Olga Marega from the Center Sexualidad y Educación in Tandil, Argentina. They discussed the future of e-learning in general and specifically that of our own online courses, one of which Dr .Marega is now translating into Spanish. For a photo, click here.

4. Our videos: Now over 265 000 views

- Our videos on YouTube have, in the meantime, registered well over 265 000 views. The subscribers to our videos come from all over the world, not only from the US and Europe, but also from China, Nepal, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Bangladesh, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Africa, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Turkey, Mauritius, Mexico, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia, and many other countries.


March 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. W.R. Dynes: The Homophobic Mind

Paper:
1. M. Diamond: Transsexuality Among Twins: Identity Concordance, Transition, Rearing, and Orientation

Review:
1. M. Diamond: Review of "Born Together - Reared Apart" by Nancy L. Segal, California State University, Fullerton

2. Over 12 million hits in March

- For the past single month of March, our Archive has, for the first time, registered over 12 million hits, over 900 000 page views, and over 470 000 visits. Thus, the total for the first three months of this year now adds up to over 32 million hits, well over 2 million page views, and well over 1 million visits. Among the "top ten" of our over 200 accessing countries are, in addition to the USA and Germany, Mexico, China, Brazil, India, and Egypt.


February 2013:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Vejiga Hiperactiva

Paper:
1. A. Donnelly, R. Green: A study of health care experiences of transgender/transsexual adolescents
    in the UK and Netherlands: A cross-national comparison

2. Our Archive endorsed by the Swedish Association for Sexology
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The Swedish Association for Sexology has now endorsed our Archive on its web site under Tyskland (Germany).


January 2013:

1. First Text in Arabic

- For the first time, we are able to offer a text in Arabic. It is the translation of Prof. Haeberle’s  popular video  "The Hymen", which, by now, has registered well over 120 000 views. This means, among other things, that we are now offering sexual health information in a total of 14 languages. (See also below under "Papers" No. 1.)

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Ecosonografía Prostática Endorectal -
Propuesta de Modelo de Estudio y sus alcances en 1.500 casos estudiados

Papers:
1. M. Chakib (translator):
(Translation of the video text E.J. Haeberle: The Hymen - Myths and Misconceptions)
2. W. Seuntjens: The Masturbation Fantasy Paradox: An Overlooked Phenomenon?
3. R. Green: Introduction to the Abstracts of the first IASR Meeting in 1975

3. A Visitor from Leipzig
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For the start of the New Year, Prof. Haeberle was visited by a well-wisher from Leipzig, Rosa von Zehnle, operator of the Rosa-Archiv. The visit proved to be very fruitful. They talked extensively about the future of the archive in Leipzig and that of similar archives and collections elsewhere. In addition, they discussed current and future publications, including the new edition of Hirschfeld’s Yearbook of Intermediate Sexual Stages (Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen). For a photo, click here.

4. News from the Haeberle Hirschfeld Archive
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Prof. Andreas Krass has established a special research unit in order to study and evaluate various archives and collections of sexological interest, including the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv.
His aim is to make them accessible in a more coordinated fashion. The new start was celebrated in a small, private meeting. For a photo, click here.


December 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli, S.D. Potenziani Pradella:
Medicina Alternativa-Complementaria en Enfermedades Prostaticas - Terapia Biológica

Paper:
1. E. Hatfield, Ch. Luckhurst, R.L. Rapson: A Brief History of Attempts to Measure Sexual Motives

2. New Video for YouTube
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In December, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube in German:
  Vorlesung: Die Verstümmelung der weiblichen Geschlechtsorgane.

3. Looking back at 2012
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Looking back again over the last 12 months, we find that we were more than able to maintain our momentum: In 2012 our Archive once again registered well over 105 million hits, over 6.5 million page views,  and well over 4 million visits from over 200 countries. We find this especially gratifying, because for much of October serious technical server problems led to a complete shut-down of our site. It was not before mid-November that our statistics began to function properly again. Now as before, most of our readers live in Latin America and Asia. Among the "top ten" of the accessing countries are still the fast rising countries China, Mexico, Brazil, and India. New in this group are the Philippines. This reconfirms our impression that we are meeting an enormous demand in these regions of the world, where a fast-growing middle-class is searching for scientifc information in all academic fields. Our videos on YouTube have, in the meantime, registered a total of over 188 000 views. The over 200 subscribers to our Videos come from all over the world  -  the USA, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Vietnam, the UK and several other European countries.


November 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli (ed.): Temas Actuales en Urología

Paper:
1. Lotta Löfgren-Mårtenson: Sexologist as a Profession - A Qualitative Study in Sweden

2. A Visitor from Japan
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On November 17, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Yuki Shimada, M.A. a doctoral candidate at Waseda University in Tokyo (Japan). Her research is devoted to a special aspect of German cultural history - the fight against sexually transmitted diseases in the early 20th-century. In this context, she is especially interested in the work of Magnus Hirschfeld and, for this reason, she has been using the resources of the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv. They talked at length about German sexology in particular and generally about the future implications of the electronic revolution for teaching and research. For a photo, click here.

3. New video for YouTube
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In November, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube: The mutilation of female sex organs.


October 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Dissertation:
1. D. Singh: A Follow-up Study of Boys with Gender Identity Disorder

Paper:
1. E. Hatfield, M. Forbes, R. L. Rapson: Marketing Love and Sex

2. New Ngrams in German
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We are now also offering some Google Ngrams for the German version of our Archive.

3. New video for YouTube
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In October, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTubeDon’t call it "premature ejaculation"! In the meantime, our 21 videos have now registered a total of over 153 000 views, with the ones on the hymen and the beginning of a human life being the most popular.


September 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Books:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli (ed.): Tópicos en Urología
2. European Federation of Sexology (EFS): 11th Congress Book of Abstracts

Papers:
1. W.R. Dynes: French Erotic Writings from the Ancien Régime to the Revolution
2. W. Seuntjens: Who was the sexologist 'Carl van Bolen'?

2. EFS Congress in Madrid

- From September 20-22, Prof. Haeberle, a founding member of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS), attended its 11th congress in Madrid. Together with his Portuguese colleague Prof. Antonio Palha, he presented a lecture and live demonstration of his Archive for Sexology under the title "A Multilingual Open Access Curriculum in Sexual Health". The abstract of this and all other congress presentations can be found in the 11th EFS Congress Book of Abstracts (see above). The congress also provided an opportunity to introduce the latest Portuguese translation of our online courses (see below). Finally, it was another welcome chance to meet friends and colleagues from various countries for private discussions of current developments in sexology. For photos, click here.

3. A fourth course in Portuguese translation

- Our free online course "Human Reproduction" is now also available in Portuguese translation as Reprodução Humana. Thus, four of our six courses have now  been translated into Portuguese. The translations of the remaining two are in preparation. See also here.

4. Visitors from China and Germany

- On September 24, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Li Yinhe from the Institute of Sociology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. They talked at length about the current state of sexology in China as well as about Chinese blogs and the future of print and electronic publishing. For a photo, click here.

- On September 25, Prof. Haeberle was also visited by Dr. Bruce Rind and his assistant Max Welter, B.A., both from Leipzig. They had an extensive three-way discussion about the implications of the electronic revolution for the future of teaching and learning. In this context, they especially talked about the possible uses and misuses of statistics.

5. More Google Ngrams

- Last month, we introduced our readers to Google Ngrams, a new free online service. In order to encourage its use by sexologists, we are now offering a few additional examples:

 1. sex research, sexual science, sex survey
 
2. sexual perversion, sexual deviation, paraphilia
 
3. paraphilia, pedophilia, hebephilia
 4. male circumcision, female circumcision, female genital mutilation
 
5. female prostitution, male prostitution
 
6. feminism, women's movement, women's liberation, women's rights
 
7. Harry Benjamin, Christine Jorgensen
 
8. gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder, transgender
 
9. homosexuality, bisexuality
10. sexual orientation, sexual preference
11. gay liberation, gay rights, gay marriage, homophobia
12. sexual minorities, transvestites, sadomasochists, fetishists
13. equal rights, women's rights, women's movement, feminism
14. minority rights, women's rights, children's rights, sexual rights
15.
monogamy, polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, group marriage
16. male sexual response, female sexual response, premature ejaculation,
      
female orgasmic dysfunction
17. hyposexuality, hypersexuality, sex addiction


 

August 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. WACS Newsletter, vols. 4-5 (2011-2012)
This continues our online publication of the Chinese newsletter, of which the first 3 volumes were offered last month.

Book:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Enfermedades de la Próstata

Paper:
1. J. Hynie: Historie sexuologického výzkumu v Československu (Czech translation of the German original
    on our web site "Zur Geschichte der Sexualforschung in der Tschechoslowakei")

2. Google Ngrams

- A new service by Google allows readers to follow the rise and fall of concepts across 5 million books and 500 years. When you enter one or several phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., "American English", "British English", "English Fiction", "German", "Spanish" etc.) over the selected years. You can refine your search by clicking on various shorter periods listed below the graph. Within these shorter periods, you will get lists of the actual works examined. Of course, one has to understand the limitations of this unique offer, and one has to be careful in interpreting the graphs. Nevertheless, they can be of some help to those who are interested in the historical dimensions of scientific topics. For the purpose of illustration, we are providing a few samples in English to go with some of our online courses:
1.
Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Havelock Ellis, Magnus Hirschfeld, Alfred Kinsey (English)
2. Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Havelock Ellis, Magnus Hirschfeld, Alfred Kinsey (German)
3.
sexology, sex therapy, sex education
4. sexual behavior
5. sexual health, sexual rights
6. contraception, birth control, abortion
7. transvestism, transsexualism, intersexuality, transgender
8. homosexuals, gay men, lesbians

3. Visitors from Japan

- On August 19 and 21, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Philip Tromovitch (Science and Engineering Research Institute) and Prof. Mitsuo Kubota (Global Communications) from Doshisha University, Kyoto. Both were very interested in the rationale, working method, and world-wide acceptance of our Archive and especially in our "open access" online curriculum. As they reported, more and more Japanese universities are beginning to offer courses not only in Japanese, but also in English in order to attract foreign students. For photos, click here.
 

July 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Journal:
1. WACS Newsletter, vols. 1-3 (2008-2010)
Starting this month, we will provide a complete "open access" online version of this Chinese sexological newsletter.
First published four years ago, it is entirely written in English. After this first installment, we will also make the
subsequent volumes available.

Papers:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli:
    
Nuevas Hipótesis de las Enfermedades Urológicas de Cipriano Castro y Juan Vicente Gómez
2. Manfred Herzer:
Sexuelle Zwischenstufen. Vereinzelter Einzelner. Transitorische Notwendigkeit.
    
Ein spätmarxistischer Versuch
3. Erwin J. Haeberle:
Antike Liebesmythen neu erzählt - Texte und Zeichnungen

Reviews:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli:
    
Disfunción eréctil posterior a cirugía radical prostática. Propuesta de modelo de decisión.
2. Manfred Herzer:
Am Wochenende geht die schwule kleine Familie in trauter Zweisamkeit in den Zoo.
    Über Stefan Müllers Buch "Ach, nur'n bisschen Liebe"

Encyclopedia Article:
- We have also received an update to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
   
G SPOT AND FEMALE PLEASURE, B. Whipple

2. IASR meeting in Portugal

- From June 8 -11, Prof. Haeberle, a member of the International Academy of Sex Research (IASR), attended its annual meeting at the Hotel Palacio in Estoril, Portugal. As usual, the substantial scientific program  covered a wide range of topics – various forms of sexual functions and dysfunctions in both females and males, discussions of research methodology, gender and transgender issues, sexual behaviors and attitudes of young people, online sexual materials and their uses, sexual minority problems, sexual offenses etc. etc.. Not all of this research will be published in the IASR journal "Archives of Sexual Behavior", but  will appear in different scientific journals devoted to other specialties, such as psychology, sociology, gender studies, and the like. This makes it difficult  for outsiders to follow everything in current sex research, but it once again demonstrates the multi-disciplinary character of our field. The meeting also provided an opportunity to talk to old friends and collegues again. For photos, click here.

3. Newspaper Interview

- On July 27, the German newspaper DIE WELT, on p. 8 under "Politics", published a full-page interview with Prof. Haeberle, in which he discusses his work. After describing the beginnings of his career as a sexologist, he explains his motivation in founding his multi-lingual Archive for Sexology and its present role in providing sexual health information world-wide, especially in developing countries.
 

June 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Encyclopedia:
1. Paul Knobel: An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Poetry, its Background and Reception History

Papers:
1. W.R. Dynes: Can Therapy Change Sexual Orientation?
2. Mark K. Malan:
A New Taxonomy: Scientific Misuse of the Term "Pornography"
3. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli:
    
Significado del grado de Gleason y del score de Gleason en pacientes con cáncer prostático

2. Visitors from the USA

- On June 2 and 3, Prof. Haeberle had visitors from Ogden, Utah: Dr. Mark K. Malan, a clinical sexologist, and his wife Colette Malan, a family and sex therapist. They discussed the general state of sexology in the US and Germany as well as current and future research opportunities at the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv, where the visitors are planning to spend some time on a return visit at a later date. For a photo, click here.

3. New video for YouTube

- In June, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTubeA Comment on Same-sex Marriage


May 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Monographs:
1. UNESCO: Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Open Access
2. World Bank:
Open Access Policy for Formal Publications
3. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Camille Pissarro y Venezuela. Una huella que duraría toda una vida

2. A visitor from Frankfurt/M.

- On May 15, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Andreas Kraß, a colleague from Frankfurt/M, who is especially interested in German cultural and social history as well as in "Queer Studies". He is therefore planning to work more extensively with the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv. They explored various possibilities of future cooperation. For a photo, click here.


April 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Monograph:
1. UNICEF: Changing A Harmful Social Convention: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Articles:
1. Erwin J. Haeberle (transl. A. Ovsov): Cronologia de Cercetare Sex
2. William A. Henkin: Coming out Trans: Questions of identity for therapists working with transgendered individuals

Review:
1. Tom O'Carroll: Review of M. Fragoso: Tiger, Tiger - A Memoir

2. A third visit from Japan

- On April 17, Prof. Haeberle was visited for the third time by his Japanese colleague Prof. Hiroyuki WAGATA from the university in Osaka, who returned to Berlin for several months of research at the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv. His main interest is the cultural context in which German sexology began and the relationship between  the German sexological pioneers, especially Hirschfeld, and their Japanese colleagues. For a photo, click here.

3. Our Archive now listed by UNESCO

- Our Archive is now listed as a useful resource on the website of the UNESCO AIDS Education Clearinghouse.

4. Citations from our Archive

- Over the years, many short and long texts from our Archive have been cited by other web sites and various official and inofficial documents. For example, in 2009, passages on the History of Marriage from Prof. Haeberle's textbook were cited in an Amicus Curiae Brief to the Supreme Court of the State of California. The passages were used in support of the demand  for same-sex marriage (i.e. against California's Proposition 8, which prohibits such marriages).
The same text plus several others from our web site - in German - is being recommended by an official web site of the state of Hessen on its "Bildungsserver – Online Learnarchive" for Schools (grade 10).

5. A new video for YouTube

- In April, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube: Do we have a "sex drive"? In the meantime, our 21 videos have registered a total of over 100 000 views.


March 2012:

1. Our Archive now in 13 languages

-  We have just added a book in Romanian to our online library (see below). Thus, our Archive now provides sexological information in a total of 13 languages.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Vern L. Bullough (transl. A. Ovsov): Science in dormitor - O istorie de cercetare Sex

Articles:
1. Academia Nacional de Medicina de Venezuela:
   
Analisis preliminar del cuestionario 'Potenziani' para la validación diagnóstica
   del hipogonadismo de comienzo tardío
2. Julio César Potenziani Bigelli:
Mielomeningocele. Papel del urólogo en su manejo
3. Rubén Hernández Serrano:
Parafilias
4. William A. Henkin:
The Myth Of Sexual Addiction

Encyclopedia Article:
- We have also received a new contribution to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
   ORGASM ENHANCEMENT, R. Molvaer


February 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. W.R. Dynes: Memoirs

Article:
1. R. Kramer: The DSM and the Stigmatization of People who Are Attracted to Minors

2. Another video for YouTube

- In February, Prof. Haeberle prepared another video for YouTube: Homosexuality - good, bad, or indifferent?
 

January 2012:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Monographs:
1. UNESCO: International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education
    - Volume I: The rationale for sexuality education
2
. UNESCO: International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education
    - Volume II: Topics and learning objectives

Articles:
1. J. G. Faul: Collecting Culture
2. E. J. Haeberle:
"Paraphilie" -  ein vorwissenschaftlicher Begriff

Review:
1. T. O'Carroll: Of Goode and evil. Review of: Sarah D. Goode:
    Paedophiles in Society: Reflecting on Sexuality, Abuse and Hope

2..A visitor from London

- On January 22 and 23, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Dr. Barbara Schwepcke, London, a departing member of our scientific advisory board, for a consultation about the future of our Archive. For a photo, click here.

3. Another video for YouTube

- In January, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube: Sexual Addiction?
 

December 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Books:
1. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli:
    
Infecciones de transmisión sexual en población adolescente y adultos jóvenes: un problema de todos

Article:
1. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli: Sexualidad en hombres y mujeres envejeciendo

2. Presentation at the Goethe Institute

- On December 5th, Prof. Haeberle gave a live demonstration of his free online courses for a delegation of health experts from Lebanon at the Goethe Institute, Berlin.

3. New edition of Hirschfeld’s "Jahrbuch" now in print

-  An advance copy of the new edition of Hirschfeld’s Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen (vol. 1) has now been delivered to its contributors and other interested parties. It contains an introduction (Grußwort) by  Prof. Haeberle, and articles by Prof. Rüdiger Lautmann, Dr. Dieter Berner, and the editor Jürgen Zehnle. In addition, the volume offers a new section of illustrations about Hirschfeld and his legacy. For sexologists, this reprint of a rare "classic" (eventually all 25 volumes, 1899-1923) is a major publishing event. The first finalized actual sales copies will become available in the next frew months.

4. Looking back at 2011

- Looking back over the last 12 months, we see that our Archive has continued on its path of progress. In particular, thanks to our colleagues in various countries, we have again added important books, journal articles and reviews to our free online library - already the world’s largest in our field, Naturally, we want to continue this steady expansion in the future.
At the same time, our online courses in sexual health are also finding more and more users on all continents. Meeting this growing need, we have been able to add new translations in Russian and Farsi, and more translations are being prepared. The entire curriculum
is now officially being taught in Finland, South Africa, and China, where 15 universities are now using them to train ca. 5000 sex educators per year. The courses are also being used in the Czech Republic, Pakistan, India, Portugal, and Mozambique. In short: They are becoming increasingly popular all around the globe. In part, this is also due to the fact that the design of our courses turns out to be exceptionally well suited to picture cell phones and tablet computers (pads) – tools increasingly being used by students everywhere.
Our visitors’ statistics tell the story: In 2011 our site registered over 100 million hits and over 4 million visits from over 200 countries. In addition, our 16 videos on YouTube have, in the meantime, registered a total of well over 80 000 views, Now as before, most of our readers live in Latin America and Asia. This confirms our impression that we are meeting an enormous demand in these regions of the world.
 

November 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. R. Wagner: Gay Catholic Priests: A Study of Cognitive and Affective Dissonance

Articles:
1. J. Wong: Bisexualität im China der frühen Kaiserzeit
2.
E. J. Haeberle: A Brief History of Sexological Collections

2. Another Video for YouTube

- In November, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube: Caution: Pedophilia.
 

October 2011:

1. Over 10 million hits last month

-  For the last several years, our electronic Archive has had millions of monthly users from all around the world, and the numbers keep going up. For the month of October alone, our site has now registered over 10 million hits and over 400 000 visits from over  200 countries. Among the "top ten" of these are the USA and Germany, but also the three great newcomers on the global scene - Brazil, India, and China. In addition, our videos on YouTube have by now registered a total of more than 60 000 views.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Articles:
1. John Money: Das Konzept der Homosexualität in der Geschichte
2.
Gert Hekma: Bisexualität: Historische Perspektiven
3. Man Lun Ng:
Sexualität in China

3. Another Video for YouTube

- In October, Prof. Haeberle prepared another video - his 15th - for YouTube: The Hymen - Myths and Misconceptions.
 

September 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Articles:
1. D.E. Mungello: A spirit of the 60's
2.
D.E. Mungello: Time to spring the final closet: gay clergy
3. W.R. Dynes: Arthur Evans (1942-2011)

4.
Erwin J. Haeberle: Berlin remembers Magnus Hirschfeld
5.
Erwin J. Haeberle: Berlin erinnert an Magnus Hirschfeld

Review:
1. James V. Kohl: Review of The Biology of Love by Dr. Arthur Janov

2. A repeated visit from Japan

- On September 20, Prof. Haeberle was visited for a second time by Prof. Hiroyuki WAGATA  from Osaka. He had returned to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv and is planning to do so again next year. He will then stay for a whole semester, taking advantage of our rare historical books, journals, and collections for his research. He has been - and will be - studying the change of Western sexual attitudes in the general context of modernization. Our current discussion was devoted to the present and future role of electronic resources in universities, including "open access" e-learning courses. For a photo, click here.  

August 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Articles:
1. E. Hatfield, R.L. Rapson, K. Aumer-Ryan: Social Justice in Love Relationships: Recent Developments
2. David L. Riegel: Effects on boy-attracted pedosexual males of viewing boy erotica
3. David L. Riegel: Categorizing "Gay Teens": A Disservice to Boys?

2. A Visitor from Spain

- On August 15, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Lluís Mangot Sala, a student from Spain, who, in addition to his native language, also speaks German and English. He is interested in studying our sexual health curriculum. They discussed several options of how and where this study could lead to a diploma or academic degree. For a photo, click here.

3. Another Video for YouTube

- In August, Prof. Haeberle prepared a new video for YouTube: Don't call it "the opposite sex".
 

July 2011:

1. Visitors from Finland, the US, and the UK

- On July 18, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Tommi Paalanen from the JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. They discussed the official use of our  online courses in sexual health by the university and its possible future involvement with our Archive. Both agreed that, as a first step,  Prof. Haeberle should  accept the position of Scientific Advisor  to the Centre of Excellence in Sexual Health Education at JAMK. (For a photo, click here.)

- On July 20, Prof. Haeberle met with Prof. Milton Diamond, Honolulu, a member of our Advisory Board. They discussed the future of our Archive. (For a photo, click here.)

- On July 23, Prof. Haeberle met with Dr. Barbara Schwepcke, London, a member of our Advisory Board. They also discussed the future of our Archive. (For a photo, click here.)

2. Another Video for YouTube

- In July, Prof. Haeberle prepared another video for YouTube: Why the sex organs should not be called "genitals". In the meantime, one of our previous videos has already registered over 25 000 views: How does a human life begin?
 

June 2011:

1. A second course now in Farsi translation

- Our free online course "Human Sexual Behavior" is now also available in Farsi: ( Part I, Part II). Together with our course "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" (), we have now  two of our six courses in Farsi online. However, so far, because of budgetary and technical limitations, we cannot offer them in HTML like all the other translations, but only in PDF.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Paul Knobel: Bibliography of Homosexuality 1984–2010

Review:
1. Wayne R. Dynes: Review of M. Bronsky, A Queer History of the United States

3. Visitors from South Africa

- On June 9, the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv was visited by Prof. Johann Lemmer of the Academy  for Sexlogy in  Pretoria and by Christopher Janse van Rensburg, one of his students. Prof. Haeberle and his South African visitors discussed the upcoming WAS congress in Glasgow, the future of sexology in Africa, and the possibilities of increasing cooperation. For a photo, click here.

4. World Congress for Sexual Health in Glasgow

- From June 12-16, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) held its 20th biennial congress in Glasgow, Scotland. On this occasion, Prof Haeberle chaired a symposium devoted to the international role of our online curriculum in sexual health. The participants were Prof. M. L. Ng, Hong Kong, Prof. A. Palha, Porto, and Prof. A. Hakobyan, Yerevan. For details of their presentations, click here.
- In Glasgow, Prof. Haeberle also met with three members of or Advisory Board for a discussion about the future of our Archive: Dr. Osmo Kontula, Prof. Patricia Weerakoon, and Prof. M. L. Ng. In addition, he also continued his talks about this subject with with  Prof. Julia Heiman, the director of the Kinsey Institute. For photos, click here.
- Finally, Prof. Haeberle visited the dormitory where he had lived as a student 50 years ago (1960-1961). Called Kelvin Lodge at the time, it is now run as a hostel open to travellers. For photos, click here.


May 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Books:
1. William L. Maurice: Sexual Medicine in Primary Care
2. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli, Silvia D. Potenziani Pradella:
    
Historia de las enfermedades venereas (edición revisada y ampliada)

Papers:
1. Erwin J. Haeberle: Grußwort zur Neu-Edition der Jahrbücher für sexuelle Zwischenstufen
2. Erwin J. Haeberle: Was ist Sexualaufklärung?

Letter:
1. B4U-ACT, Inc.: Letter to the editor of the Harvard Mental Health Letter (responding to "Pessimism About Pedophilia")


April 2011:

1. Now all of our online courses available in Russian

- We can now offer a complete Russian version of our free online "curriculum in sexual health", consisting of 6 courses (6 semesters). The last missing course  2. "Human Reproduction" has now been translated as Продолжение рода. The Russian translation of the curriculum is the work of graduate students at the University of Heidelberg (Seminar for Translation) under the direction of Prof. Jekatherina Lebedewa. With this new addition, our complete curriculum is now available in 5 languages: Russian, English, Czech, Hungarian, and Chinese (in both simplified and traditional script).

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli, Fátima De Abreu Nunes:
Infecciones de transmisión sexual en población de alto riesgo: Adolescentes y adultos jóvenes

Papers:
1. Richard Green: Hebephilia is a Mental Disorder?
2. Erwin J. Haeberle: Goethes 'Faust' - sexualwissenschaftlich betrachtet

3. A Visitor from Berlin

- On April 13, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Dr. Nsekuye Bizimana, a sex therapist and author living in Berlin, whose work has been published in several languages. He is also a contributor to one of our encyclopedias. They discussed the upcoming WAS congress in Glasgow and the international future of sexology. For a photo, click here.

4. A Lecture in Hamburg

- 1. On April 20, Prof. Haeberle gave an invited lecture at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg, for the director, the actors, designers, musicians, and technical staff preparing a new production of J. W. Goethe’s "Faust - Parts I and II". The title of his lecture was: "Goethes ‘Faust’ – sexualwissenschaftlich betrachtet" (Goethe’s ‘Faust’ from a sexological point of view). This was one in a series of four lectures. The other three were given by Prof. Hans Christoph Binswanger, St. Gallen, Prof. Manfed Osten, Bonn, and Prof. Gernot Böhme, Darmstadt. The new ‘Faust’ production will have its première on July 28th at the Salzburg Festival. The Hamburg première is scheduled for September 30. For the text of the lecture, click here. For a photo, click here.

- 2. Prof. Haeberle also presented the Thalia Theater with a bound copy of satirical cartoons he had created for this occasion under the title Szenen aus Goethes ‘Faust" sexologisch-ironisch betrachtet. (Scenes from Goethe’s 'Faust' - seen through sexological-ironical eyes). For a sample of these cartoons, click here.

5. Another Video for YouTube

- In April, Prof. Haeberle prepared another video for YouTube, bringing their number up to a dozen: The Hippocratic Oath
  

March 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli: Crónicas Ilustradas de la Urología y Ciencias Afines

Papers:
1. Wayne R. Dynes: Homostudies
2. Andrew C. Hinderliter:
DSM-5 Paraphilias Bibliography
3.
EFS: Commentary on the EU-Directive on child pornography (Feb. 2011)
4. German sexological societies:
Adolescents & Young Adults are not Children
5. Deutsche sexualwiss. Gesellschaften:
Jugendliche & junge Erwachsene sind keine Kinder

Reviews:
1. Manfred Herzer: Eine misslungene Diskursanalyse: Philippe Weber: Der Trieb zum Erzählen
2. Manfred Herzer:
Marcel, durch Mitleid wissend - Prousts reiner Tor. Messianische Transformation

2. A Visitor from Bulgaria

- From March 4-5 Prof. Haeberle was visited by Dr. Michail Okoliyski from Sofia, a member of our Scientific Advisory Board. They discussed possible future developments with regard to our Archive. For a photo, click here.

3. More Videos for YouTube

- In March Prof. Haeberle prepared another video for YouTube, talking about our web site:
  
A Lesson in Epidemiology

  

February 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. W.R. Dynes: A GLBT Arts Bibliograpy
2. W.R. Dynes: Bibliograpy of Gay Literary Studies
3. E.J. Haeberle: Ein Besuch bei Dr. X

2. Now 10 Videos on YouTube

- In February, Prof. Haeberle prepared 2 more videos for YouTube, talking about our web site:
1. Sexual minorities,  2. How does a human life begin?  (Click on titles.)
 

January 2011:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. W.R. Dynes: Queer Studies: In Search of a Discipline

2. More Videos for YouTube

- In January, Prof. Haeberle prepared five more videos for YouTube, talking about our web site:
1. Our Free Online Library,  2. Contraception - natural or artificial?, 3. What do we mean by "sex"? (1),  4. What do we mean by "sex"? (2), 5. Sexual Dysfunctions  (Click on titles.)
 

Dezember 2010:

1. A fifth course now in Russian translation

- Our free online course "Physical Problems in Females and Males" is now also available in Russian: Заболевания женской и мужской половых систем. The translation of this course - and of the sixth and last one to follow - is the work of graduate students at the University of Heidelberg (Seminar for Translation) under the direction of Prof. Jekatherina Lebedewa. To access all 5 courses translated so far, click here.

2. Videos for YouTube

- In December, Prof. Haeberle prepared three short videos for YouTube, talking about our web site. Their running time varies between 3 and 5 minutes: 1. The Archive for Sexology,  2. Free Online Courses in Sexual Health  and 3. Sexology: Its Jewish Pioneers. (Click on titles.)

3. Looking back at 2010

- Looking back over the last 12 months, we see that our Archive has had another very successful year. Our offer of free sexual health information has greatly expanded and with it our global reach. In 2010 alone our site registered over 93 million hits and over 3 million visits from over 200 countries. The top ten of these countries were Germany, the United States, Mexico, Hungary, India, Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, and China. Thus, our  Archive can truly claim that our readership spans the globe, and that "the sun never sets in our electronic empire". We are particularly pleased that our offer is increasingly being accepted and appreciated in India, China, and Brazil - the newly emerging great players on the world stage. We also have a fast growing number of readers in many other Latin American countries, and this in spite of the fact, that our Spanish translations are still incomplete. We therefore hope that, by the end of the coming year, we will be able to offer our entire online curriculum in sexual health in Spanish as well.
 

November 2010:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:  
1. V. Szilágyi: Nemiségtudomány - és a magyar valóság

Papers:
1. P.O. Lundberg: Neurotransmitters and effects of neurally active drugs on sexual function and dysfunction
2.
W. Dynes: Brief History of the GLBT Movement in the US

2. Visitors from Berlin

- On November 4, Prof. Haeberle was visited by  Dr. Michael Peglau, executive director of the newly founded Deutsches Zentrum für sexuelle Gesundheit (German Center for Sexual Health), Berlin. On November 18, he returned with his colleague Dr. Andreas Mertel. On both occasions they discussed various ways in which our Online Curriculum in Sexual Health could be used for national and international training programs. They also agreed to meet again for further dscussions. For a photo, click here.

3. A Visit to Prague

- From November 21-29, Prof. Haeberle visited his colleagues in Prague, who had been instrumental in translating our online curriculum into Czech.  He gave two lecture demonstrations of this new version of the curriculum:  1. At a meeting of the Czech Sexological Society, which awarded him its honorary membership.  2. At the Psychology Department of Charles University for the students of Prof. Petr Weiss. In addition, he also visited the university’s Sexological Institute for an extended discussion with its director, Prof. Jaroslav Zvěřina and his staff about the potential and future development and expansion of our Archive. For photos, click here.
 

October 2010:

1. Now all of our online courses available in Czech

- We can now offer a complete Czech version of our  free online "curriculum in sexual health", consisting of 6 courses (6 semesters). The last two courses  5: "Sexual Dysfunctions and their Treatment" and 6: "Human Sexual Behavior" have now been translated as Sexuální dysfunkce a jejich léčba and Lidské sexuální chování. The translations are the work of Mgr. Martin Chochola and Prof. Petr Weiss and their students at Charles University, Prague.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:  
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: La Universidad de Padua: Forjadora del pensamiento medico y cientifico moderno

Paper:
1. J.C. Potenziani Bigelli: Cuando las enfermedades urológicas cambiaron - La historia de un país. -
Venezuela: Cipriano Castro y Juan Vicente Gómez

3. A Visitor from Finland

- On October 7, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Dr. Katri Ryttyläinen-Korhonen of JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. They discussed various ways in which our online curriculum in sexual health could be used at her university, possibly including a program of world-wide distance study. For a photo, click here.
 

September 2010:

1. Two more courses in Czech translation

- Our free online courses "Physical Problems in Females and Males" and "Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Their Prevention" are now also available in Czech: Tělesné problémy žen a mužů and Pohlavně přenosné nemoci. The translations are the work of Mgr. Martin Chochola and Prof. Petr Weiss and their students at Charles University, Prague.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. W. Dynes: The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: Bibliography
2. A. C. Hinderliter: Defining Paraphilia: Excluding Exclusion
3. E. J. Haeberle: "Parafilia" – un concetto prescientifico

3. Visitors from Germay, Japan, and the USA

- On September 4, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Olaf Werner, the director of the Abbe-Institut für Stiftungswesen at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena. They discussed various ways of securing the future of our Archive. For a photo, click here

- On September 6, Prof. Hiroyuki Wagata of Osaka University began his visit to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive for a week of research. He was especially interested in the influence of German sexologists like Max Marcuse and Magnus Hirschfeld on the development of Japanese sexology. For a photo, click here

- From September 21 to October 2, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Julius Linn and Prof. Frank J. Tombrello from Birmingham, AL. USA. Both are members of our scientific advisory board. A guided tour of the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive  was followed by ten days of intense discussions about its potential and its future. For a photo, click here.
 


August 2010:

1. A fourth course now in Russian translation

- Our free online course "Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)" is now also available in Russian: Заболевания, передающиеся половым путем (ЗППП). The translation of this course - and of others to follow - is the work of graduate students at the University of Heidelberg (Seminar for Translation) under the direction of Prof. Jekatherina Lebedewa.

2. A Visitor from Canada

- On August 4, the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive was visited by Prof. Kenneth Zucker from Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of the Archives of Sexual Behavior. For a photo, clicke here.
 

July 2010:

1. A third course now in Russian translation

- Our free online course "Human Sexual Behavior" is now also available in Russian: Сексуальное поведение человека. The translation of this course - and of others to follow - is the work of graduate students at the University of Heidelberg (Seminar for Translation) under the direction of Prof. Jekatherina Lebedewa.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. E. J. Haeberle: "Paraphilia" -  A Prescientific Concept

3. Support for planned Hirschfeld monument

- In Berlin there is now a plan to create a monument in honor of Magnus Hirschfeld, the most important pioneer of sexology. The plan is being supported by a group of well-known personalities and organizations. Prof. Haeberle has now joined its advisory board.
 

June 2010:

1. A second course now in Russian translation

- Our free online course "Sexual Dysfunctions and Their Treatment" is now also available in Russian: Сексуальные дисфункции и их лечение. The translation of this course - and of others to follow - is the work of graduate students at the University of Heidelberg (Seminar for Translation) under the direction of Prof. Jekatherina Lebedewa.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Wayne R. Dynes: Islam and same-sex love
2.
E.J. Haeberle: A Brief History of Female Sexuality
3.
Szilágyi Vilmos: Szexuális attitüdök online kérdőíves vizsgálata
4. Szilágyi Vilmos:
A szexuálpedagógia helyzete hazánkban
5. Szilágyi Vilmos:
Szexuális függőségek
6. Szilágyi Vilmos:
A szexuális kultúra és szexuálterápia úttörője - Buda Béla munkássága
7. World Association for Sexual Health (WAS):
Sexual Health for the Millennium
8. World Association for Sexual Health (WAS):
Salud Sexual para el Milenio

Report:
1. Szilágyi Vilmos: Európai szexológusok 10. kongresszusa, 2010 május, Porto

Reviews:
1. Szilágyi Vilmos: Oswalt Kolle - Ich bin so frei. Mein Leben
2. Szilágyi Vilmos:
A párkapcsolatok iskolája - Mesterkurzus – az élet dolgai

3. Interview about our Archive

- The June edition of the German gay magazine Siegessäule published an interview with Prof. Haeberle in which he emphasized the free accessibility and global reach of our multilingual Archive ("In Hirschfelds Sinne", p.19). He also stressed its role in educating the public in many different countries about gender and transgender issues.
 

May 2010:

1. EFS congress in Portugal

- From May 9-13, Prof. Haeberle attended the 10th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) in Porto, Portugal, where he offered a presentation on our open access curriculum in sexual health. (For a German version, click here.) The congress also gave him the opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries who collaborate in various ways with our Archive. For photos, click here.

2. Archeological consultation

- In the month of May, Prof. Haeberle was consulted by the archeologists Bertram Faensen and Dr. Heike Kennecke who are digging up the foundations of old historical homes in front of  Berlin’s City Hall. At the site of one of these homes they found a Chinese erotic object dating back at least to the 18th century AD. How it found its way to Berlin more than 200 years ago is unclear. A comparison with similar objects from Prof. Haberle’s private collection suggested a similar purpose – as bridal gifts, they served to illustrate the couple’s marital duties. However, it is also possible that the especially delicate object found in Berlin served as a kind of conversation piece and was simply appreciated for its beauty. The research is continuing at this time. For photos, click here.

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli: Historia de las enfermedades venereas
2. Julio C. Potenziani Bigelli:
Historia de la circuncision y su trascendencia en las diferentes culturas de la humanidad
3. E.J. Haeberle:
An "Open Access" Curriculum in Sexual Health - Sexology in a Global Context
4. E.J. Haeberle:
Ein Open Access - Studiengang "Sexuelle Gesundheit" - Sexualerziehung weltweit
5. WAS Press Release: Statement on the Occasion of the Pope's Visit to Portugal
6. WAS Comunicado de prensa: Comunicado con motivo de la visita papal a Portugal
7. WAS - Para divulga
ção imediata: Declaração por Ocasião da Visita do Papa a Portugal

Encyclopedia Article:
We have also received a new contribution to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
1. INTERSEXUALITY, M. Diamond

4. A visitor from Canada

- On May 16, Prof. Haeberle met with Dr. David McKenzie from Vancouver, Canada, a counselor and sex therapist. Dr. McKenzie had come to Berlin for a visit to the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive at Humboldt University. For a photo, click here.
 

April 2010:

1. A major addition to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

- After many months of difficult programming work, we are now able to add a very important title to our online library. It is an exceptionally large annotated bibliography that has no parallel in the literature of sexual orientation. For anyone seriously interested in this very complex, often controversial and sometimes confusing subject, it is indeed a guide in the best sense of the word. (The author also edited the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality.) Originally published in print more than 20 years ago, the research guide has, unfortunately, not been continued or updated since then. Nevertheless, it still provides a solid basis for research into practically all aspects of homosexuality. We hope that our online publication will stimulate such research. After all, the HTML format in which we present this - as well all our other texts - makes it much easier to use than the original printed version or a PDF document. Here it is:

Book:
1. Wayne Dynes: Homosexuality: A Research Guide
 


March 2010:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Milton Diamond: Pornography, Public Acceptance and Sex Related Crime: A Review

2. Exhibition at Humboldt University

- This month, March 2010, the university’s main building (Unter den Linden 6) showed an exhibition of works by the portraitist Emil Stumpp (1886-1941): 25 lithographs depitcting famous personalities in Berlin in the early 20th century (Albert Einstein, Fritz Haber, Werner Sombart, Alfred Grotjahn, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, and others). Among them is a portrait of Magnus Hirschfeld, accompanied by a photo from the university’s Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive. In return, the Archive has received a copy of the lithograph. Stumpp was a well-recognized artist of his time. An opponent of the Nazi regime, he was no longer allowed to work after 1933. In 1940 he was arrested and died in a Nazi prison. (For photo click here.)

3.  A visitor from Israel

- On March 11, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Adin Theilhaber-Talbar, the son of Felix Theilhaber. They discussed the legacy of his father in both Germany and Israel. In addition, they were very pleased to note the recent rebirth of sexology in Berlin and to speculate about its future prospects. (For photo click here.)
 

February 2010:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Alain Giami and Marie-Ange Schiltz:
Representations of Sexuality and Relations Between Partners - Sex Research in France in the Era of AIDS
2. Alain Giami: Non response and don't know answers in sex surveys.
3. Giami, A., Olomucki, H., de Poplavsky, J.:
Surveying Sexuality and AIDS: Interviewers Attitudes and Representations
4. Giami, A., de Colomby, P., Paterson, F.:
Eroticizing condoms: Representations of sex and AIDS among sex workers of the porn industry, and consumers of porn magazines in France. A preliminary study.
5. Alain Giami:
De Kinsey au sida : l'évolution de la construction du comportement sexuel dans les enquêtes quantitatives.
6. Alain Giami: Le questionnaire de l'enquête ACSF - Influence d'une représentation épidémiologique de la sexualité.
7. Alain Giami:
Le sida dans le porno : entre fiction et réalité.
8. Wayne Dynes: Is pedophilia ever acceptable?

Reviews:
1. Paul Knobel: Review of Robert Aldrich, editor, Gay Life and Culture: A World History
 


January 2010:

1. Our third course now in German translation

- Our free online course "Physical Problems in Females and Males" is now also available in German: Körperliche Probleme beim weiblichen und männlichen Geschlecht. Thus, so far, our German translation comprises half of our curriculum (three of six courses).

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Szilágyi Vilmos: A férfiak és nok viszonyának perspektívái - magánéletben és közéletben

Papers:
1. Alain Giami / Patrick de Colomby & Groupe Euro-Sexo:
    
La profession de sexologue en Europe: diversité et perspectives communes
2. Manfred Herzer:
Historisch-kritische Homosexualität

Reviews:
1. Szilágyi Vilmos: Európai szexológusok 9. kongresszusa - Róma, 2008 ápr. 13-17.
2. Szilágyi Vilmos:
A 19. Szexológiai Világkongresszus - 2009 június 21-25., Göteborg

3. Link to Hirschfeld's "Die Homosexualität des Mannes und des Weibes"

- For technical reasons, we cannot include Hirschfeld’s major work in our online library. However, we are now able to provide an external link to the original edition of 1914. It can be read directly online or downloaded as a PDF document. For an introduction (in German) to the book, click here.
 

December 2009:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Books:
1. Johann Lemmer: Introduction to Sexology ...between and beyond the poles...
2. Paul Knobel:
A World Overview of Male Homosexual Poetry
3. Paul Knobel:
Bibliography of Homosexuality: The non-English sources
4. Manfred Herzer:
Magnus Hirschfeld - Leben und Werk eines jüdischen, schwulen und sozialistischen Sexologen

Paper:
1. James V. Kohl: The Mind's Eyes: Human Pheromones, Neuroscience, and Male Sexual Preferences
 

2. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our "open access" online curriculum in sexual health has now also been endorsed by the Academy for Sexology in Menlo Park, South Africa, and the Foundation Sexology South Africa (SSA). As stated by its president, Prof. Johann Lemmer, in his official letter  to Prof. Haeberle:"I always recommend your courses to my students… as well as to all people in South Africa and all over the world who are interested in sexology. The Academy for Sexology and Sexology SA formally recognize and confirm the reliable, academic content of your courses."
 

3. A visitor from Lausanne

- On December 18, Prof. Haeberle was visited by the philosopher Dr. Michael Groneberg from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, a benefactor of our Archive. Together they took a closer look at the Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv and discussed some current gender and transgender issues. They also explored several areas of possible future cooperation. For a photo, click here.
 

November 2009:

1. Our first course now in French translation

- Our free online course "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" is now also available in French: Les fondements de l’anatomie et de la physiologie sexuelle chez l’être humain. This welcome addition means, among other things, that our Archive web site now offers sexual health information in a total of 12 languages.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Serge Wunsch: Rôle et importance des processus de renforcement dans l'apprentissage du comportement
de reproduction chez l'homme

Papers:
1. J. Edgar Bauer: Marco Vassi: "Metasex" and Zen Spiritual Search
2. J. Edgar Bauer: Sexuality and the Snares of Patriarchy: On Pier Paolo Pasolini's Parable Teorema

3. Paul Knobel: Additions to An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Poetry (2002) with an essay on searching Worldcat and the internet.

3. Italian interview

- On November 9, an Interview with Prof. Haeberle about our e-learning courses appeared in the Italian online magazine Arterotica. For the Italian original, click here. For an English translation, click here.
 

October 2009:

1. Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive

- On October 12, Prof. Haeberle’s print Archive, i.e. his library and collections (Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archiv) became accessible to the public at the new centrally located university library of Humboldt University - the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Schollstr. 1-3, 10117 Berlin. The Archive - now entirely the property of  Humboldt University - offers a very large number of historical and current sexological books and journals in several languages as well as collections of original documents (photos, posters, letters, postcards, newspaper clips, diaries, artifacts, audiotapes, films, videos, CDs, DVDs, etc.), making it now one of the most important sexological resources in the world. At this time, the various Archive collections are not yet accessible, since they are still in the process of being reorganized. However, we already offer a steadily expanding library catalogue, which, as a work-in-progress, can be searched directly online by clicking here. It lists books and other monographs, journals, and reprints. For details and photos of the new library building and the Archive itself, click here.

2. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our "open access" online curriculum in sexual health has now also been endorsed by the Norwegian Society for Clinical Sexology. As stated in its official letter: "The Norwegian Society for Clinical Sexology strongly endorses the online curriculum offered by Professor Erwin J. Haeberle and his Archive for Sexology...We highly recommend his courses". Signed: Anne Kristin Dobbe Eikaas, President.

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Johann Lemmer: Identity & Sexual Identity

Papers:
1. J. Edgar Bauer: John Henry Mackay: Der Liebesdichter als anarchistischer Empörer.
2.
Paul Knobel: English Homosexual Poetry - An Overview
3.
Fang-fu Ruan: Sexual Oppression vs. Sexual Freedom: Questions & Answers

Review:
1. Michel Foucault: Major Works, reviewed by Wayne R. Dynes.

4. A visitor from Berlin

- On October 10, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Manfred Herzer, author of a Hirschfeld biography (Magnus Hirschfeld: Leben und Werk eines jüdischen, schwulen und sozialistischen Sexologen. 2nd edition. Hamburg 2001). Having known each other for over 25 years, they had an extended exchange of views about the past and possible future of Hirschfeld’s legacy in Berlin, especially in view of the current electronic revolution. For a photo, click here.
 

September 2009:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Encyclopedia:
1. Wayne R. Dynes, ed., Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. (For photo of the editor, click here.)

(This is a welcome addition to our two other encyclopedias: Haeberle, E. J., and Bullough, Vern L & B., eds.: Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia and Francoeur, Robert T., ed.: International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. We further  offer a large ethnological world reference atlas: Janssen, D. F.: Growing Up Sexually as well as a complete textbook of sexology in three languages:  Haeberle, E. J.: The Sex Atlas (also in German, and Turkish) and, by the same author, a Critical Dictionary of Sexology  (also in German). Finally, we have two special glossaries online:  Haeberle, E. J.:  A Glossary of Inappropriate Scientific and Professional Terms (also in German) and Dynes, W. R.: Homolexis Glossary.)

Papers:
1. Manfred Herzer: What the Butler Saw (und was sie sich dabei dachte). 100 Jahre Female Trouble
2. J. Edgar Bauer: Geschlechtliche Einzigkeit. Zum geistesgeschichtlichen Konnex eines sexualkritischen Gedankens
3. J. Edgar Bauer: Cogitus interruptus: Zu Ralf Doses Versuch, eine Miniatur Magnus Hirschfelds vorzulegen
4. J. Edgar Bauer: Magnus Hirschfeld: Der Sexualdenker und das Zerrbild des Sexualreformers

2. Three of our courses now in Spanish translation

- We are now able to offer still another of our free online courses in Spanish translation: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases and their Prevention": Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual (ETS). This brings the number of our Spanish courses up to three.

3. A visitor from Geneva

- On September 21, Vincent Griesser MD visited Prof. Haeberle whose seminars he had attended when the latter had been visiting professor a the University of Geneva Medical School in 1984-85. Dr. Griesser has long specialized in medical information technology and was eager to discuss the fast expanding role of the internet in global health education. (For photo, click here.)


August 2009:

1. New book in Spanish

- The German book "dtv-Atlas Sexualität" by E. J. Haeberle (Munich 2005) has now also been published in a Spanish edition: E. J. Haeberle: Atlas de la sexualidad (Ediciones Akal, Madrid). Thus, the book is now available in four languages (Spanish, German, Hungarian, and Croatian).

2. The latest addition to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. J. Edgar Bauer: "43 046 721 Sexualtypen." Anmerkungen zu Magnus Hirschfelds Zwischenstufenlehre und der Unendlichkeit der Geschlechter.


July 2009:

1. Automatic updates for our courses

- In order to make our "Open Access" Curriculum in Sexual Health even more useful to our readers, we have now added automatic daily updates to the curriculum as a whole and to each of its six courses: Science Daily and Google Alerts will continuously provide information about current research as well as the latest news in the different areas covered.
(So far, this applies only to the English language versions. We are investigating if and to what extent these updates can also be supplied in other languages.)

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Katrin Pendlmayr: Sexualität im Strafvollzug - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Justizsozialarbeit

Paper:
1. J. Edgar Bauer: Magnus Hirschfelds "Zwischenstufenlehre" und die "Zwischenstufentheorie" seiner Interpreten - Notizen über eine rezeptionsgeschichtliche Konfusion.

Review:
1. Sheila Rowbotham: Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love, reviewed by J. Lauritsen.


June 2009:

1. Visitors from the US and Mexico

- On June 8 and 9, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Michael Manchester, a doctoral student from Orlando, FL, who consulted him about his dissertation. (For photo click here)

- On June 29, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Osmar Juan Matsui Santana, Director of the Department of Public Health at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. They discussed a possible future cooperation. (For photo click here)

2. WAS congress in Göteborg

- From June 21-25, Prof. Haeberle attended the 19th World Congress for Sexual Health in Göteborg, Sweden, where he gave an invited "Hirschfeld Lecture". He also met with several members of the Archive advisory board and with colleagues helping with the translation of our online courses. The congress was organized by the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). (For photos click here)

- At the Göteborg congress, Patricia Weerakoon, a member of our Advisory Board, was given the WAS Award for Excellence and Innovation in Sexuality Education for the achievements of her University Program.

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Wayne R. Dynes: Homolexis Glossary

Papers:
1. Erwin J. Haeberle: Hirschfeld Lecture: Sexology - From Berlin to Göteborg and Beyond
2. Fang-fu Ruan:
Sexology: A Developing Field of Study - Historical Perspectives and New Directions
3. J. Edgar Bauer:
Die Enthüllung sexueller Wahrheit im Werk von Robert Mapplethorpe
4. J. Edgar Bauer:
Magnus Hirschfeld: Panhumanism and the Sexual Cultures of Asia
5. J. Edgar Bauer:
Heidnische Sexualität. Über Camille Paglias "Sexual Personae"
6. J. Edgar Bauer:
Mêmeté and the Critique of Sexual Difference - On Monique Wittig's Deconstruction of the Symbolic Order and the Site of the Neuter
7. J. Edgar Bauer:
Kunst in Zeiten von AIDS. Zu Derek Jarmans Film "Blue"
8. J. Edgar Bauer:
"Ahasverische Unruhe" und "Menschheits­assimilation": Zu Magnus Hirschfelds Auffassung vom Judentum
9. Manfred Herzer:
Hirschfeld's Sex Life ("Jüngling mit dem ragenden Geschlecht")


May 2009:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. J. Edgar Bauer: Der Tod Adams: Geschichtsphilosophische Thesen zur Sexualemanzipation im Werk Magnus Hirschfelds
2. Manfred Herzer: Debatte: Hirschfelds Utopie, Hirschfelds Religion und das dritte Geschlecht der Romantik
3. J. Edgar Bauer: Debatte: Über Hirschfelds Anspruch. Eine Klarstellung.
4. Manfred Herzer: Debatte: Hirschfeld und das Unaussprechliche
5. J. Edgar Bauer: Debatte: Magnus Hirschfeld: per scientiam ad justitiam. Eine zweite Klarstellung.
6. Manfred Herzer: Debatte: Die Auflösung. Das Schweigen. Hirschfeld als Prophet. Nachklänge zu J. Edgar Bauers Hirschfeld-Deutung
7. J. Edgar Bauer: Debatte: Magnus Hirschfeld: Sexualidentität und Geschichtsbewußtsein. Eine dritte Klarstellung.
8. J. Edgar Bauer: Der "Einzige" als "Eigener". Gelegentliche Thesen zu einer ideologischen Mißdeutung Max Stirners
9. J. Edgar Bauer: Gender and the Nemesis of Nature: On Magnus Hirschfeld's Deconstruction of the Sexual Binary and the Concept of «Sexual Human Rights»
10. J. Edgar Bauer: A Szexuális különbözoség, a thalasszális regresszió és a „nem antropomorf animizmus" problémája Ferenczi Sándor muveiben
11. J. Edgar Bauer: Rod i nemesis prirode: o dekonstrukciji binarne podjele spola i konceptu «ljudskih seksualnih prava» Magnusa Hirschfelda

 

April 2009:

1. Now over 8,5 million hits monthly

- From the first to the last day of March 2009, our Archive web site registered over 8,5 million hits, bringing up the total for the first three months of this year to over 22 million. During the same period, the number of pages viewed rose to over 1,6 million. Even more significant is the number of visits: In March alone we had over 270 000 unique visitors (i.e. different physical persons who had reached our site). Many users, of course, repeat their visits many times, and these repeats are not included. All in all, our website is now regularly being accessed from over 38 000 cities in 200 countries. The top ten of these are Germany, the USA, Mexico, Hungary, India, Great Britain, China, Spain, Brazil, and Colombia.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. William Granzig: The Sexual Template and Erotology
2. Ray Blanchard: Paraphilia Scales From Kurt Freund’s Erotic Preferences Examination Scheme
3. J. Edgar Bauer:
Deconstruction And Liberation - On Magnus Hirschfeld's Universalization of Sexual Intermediariness and Racial Hybridity
4. J. Edgar Bauer:
Magnus Hirschfeld's Doctrine of Sexual Intermediaries and the Transgender Politics of (No-)Identity
5. J. Edgar Bauer:
The Female Phallus: On Alfred Kinsey’s sexual vitalism, the theo-political reinstatement of the male/female divide, and the postmodern de-finitization of sexualities
6. J. Edgar Bauer:
Wilhelm Reich: Organisierter Mystizismus, genitales Elend und die Bedeutung Christi
7
. J. Edgar Bauer: Die Devise und ihr Nachklang - Zur allerneuesten Fortsetzung der Nicht-Rezeption von Magnus Hirschfelds sexueller Zwischenstufenlehre
 

March 2009:

1. Our Archive celebrates its 15th anniversary

- Fifteen years ago, in March 1994, Prof. Haeberle founded the Archive for Sexology as a subunit of the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, using his own books and papers as the material base. After his retirement from government service in 2001, he moved the Archive to Humboldt University and, in 2004, donated his library and collections to the HU main library. Starting this summer, all these printed materials will become available as the Haeberle-Hirschfeld Archive at the new, centrally located Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Center. Prof. Haeberle has retained and greatly expanded the electronic part of his Archive under the name of Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology, financing it with his private funds. It offers sexological information in 11 languages. In both of its separate forms - printed and electronic - the Archive has now been in existence for 15 years - one year longer than Hirschfeld's original Institute for Sexology (1919-1933). Moreover, every month our Archive web site now registers over 6 million hits and over 200 000 unique visitors from over 200 countries. Thus, in the currrent anniversary month alone it has more users than Hirschfeld's Institute had in all the 14 years of its existence.

2. Our first course now in Farsi translation

- Our free online course "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" is now also available in Farsi (Persian). It was translated by the editors of an Iranian journal for a special edition entirely devoted to our course: Jenseyat va Jameh  (Sexuality and Society, No. 4, March 2009). As a result, we are able to offer this latest version of  our course on our web site as a PDF document. This means that our Archive is now providing sexual health information in a total of 11 languages.

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
1. Milton Diamond: Civil Behavior: Same-sex Partnerships and Old Hawaii's Tradition of Tolerance
 

February 2009:

1. Our second online course now in German

- The second of our freely accessible online courses "Human Reproduction" is now also available in German: "Die menschliche Fortpflanzung".
 

January 2009:

1. Now all of our online courses available in Chinese

- Thanks to our colleague Prof. Peng Xiaohui and his students at the Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, we are now able to offer all six of our online courses in Chinese translation. This means that our complete "Open Acces" Curriculum on Sexual Health is now available in three languages: English, Hungarian, and Chinese. With this latest installment, Prof. Peng has completed an enormous, time-consuming task and rendered a great service to all of our Chinese readers, because he has made his translations available not only in simplified, but also in traditional script. The entire project has been actively supported and reviewed by our advisory board members Prof. Fang-fu Ruan inTaiwan and Prof. M. L. Ng in Hong Kong.

2. New book

The German book "dtv-Atlas Sexualität" by E. J. Haeberle (Munich 2005) has just appeared in a Croatian edition: E. J. Haeberle: Atlas seksualnosti (Zagreb 2008).

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Encyclopedia Article:

We have also received a new contribution to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
KUNYAZA, by J. M. V. Bizimana

 


December 2008:

1. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our "open acces" online curriculum in sexual health has now also been endorsed by Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. As stated in a bilingual official letter: "The Graduate School of Human Sexuality at Kaohsiung,Taiwan, is using parts of Prof. Haeberle’s online Curriculum in Sexual Health very successfully for its own doctoral and Master’s program. Both our faculty and our staff find the courses very helpful."

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Ira L. Reiss: An End to Shame

Papers:
1. Andrew Calimach: The Exquisite Corpse of Ganymede: An Ancient Gender Studies Discourse
2. Erwin J. Haeberle:
Le futur de la sexologie en Europe
3. Erwin J. Haeberle:
La Suisse romande et l'histoire de la sexologie
 


November 2008:

1. Important donation to our Archive: Benjamin-Kinsey correspondence

- Early this month, Ben Cable of Phoenix, Arizona, USA, kindly donated a fascinating correspondence between Harry Benjamin and Alfred C. Kinsey to our Archive. As the donor explains in his accompanying statement: "The Benjamin - Kinsey letters give some invaluable insight into the challenges of studying sexuality and sexual identity in the 1950’s." The letters, together with many other historical documents collected by our Archive, will be made available to qualified scholars in the new, centrally located main library of Humboldt University, which will open next summer (Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm Center). For additional details, click here.
 

October 2008:

1. A milestone: Our web site now in 10 languages

- We have just made the Turkish edition of Prof. Haeberle’s  textbook freely accessible on our web site: "Cinsel Atlas" (already available are the English original "The Sex Atlas" and the German edition "Die Sexualität des Menschen"). Thus, we now offer sexual health information in a total of 10 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese, and Turkish. However, in view of the growing demand for our unique "open access" curriculum in sexual health, we want to do more. Indeed, we are now looking forward to more translations of our courses into still other languages and to the completion of those translations that remain incomplete at this time. Special thanks are due to the idealistic colleagues in their various home countries who, in some cases together with their students and staff, have provided and continue to provide the translations.Their work is greatly appreciated by our millions of readers all over the world.
 

September 2008:

1. Now three of our courses in Portuguese translation

- In addition to our free online courses "Physical Problems in Females and Males" and "Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Their Prevention", we are now also able to offer our first course "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" in a Portuguese translation. All three translations have been prepared by Prof. Antonio Palha and his staff at the Medical School of the University of Porto.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Charles Moser: Health Care Without Shame

3. The latest addition to our behavior surveys

1. Diana Schiftan: Sexual Behavior in German-Speaking Switzerland

4. A visitor from Egypt 

On Sept. 27. and Sept. 30. Prof. Haeberle was visited by the Egyptian best-selling author Dr. Alaa Al Aswany (The Yacoubian Building, Chicago, Friendly Fire). He came to Berlin as a guest of the 8th Berlin International Literature Festival, but used this occasion to express his interest in our online courses on sexual health. For more details, click here.


August 2008:

1. Hungarian translation of our online curriculum now complete

- Thanks to our advisory board member Dr. Vilmos Szilágyi, all six courses of our Open Access Curriculum in Sexual Health are now available in Hungarian.

2. The latest addition to our behavior surveys

1. Diana Schiftan: Sexualverhalten in der deutschsprachigen Schweiz

3. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our online curriculum in sexual health has now also received the endorsement of the Institute for Clinical Sexology and Therapy in Oslo, Norway.


July 2008:

1. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our online curriculum in sexual health has now also been endorsed by the Norwegian Society for Clinical Sexology (NFKS).

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Book:
1. Andrew Calimach: Lover's Legends - The Gay Greek Myths

3. Our first course now in Russian translation

- Our free online course on "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" is now also available in a Russian translation prepared by Dr. Yuriy Zharkov in Moscow, Russia.

4. Faculty appointment

- Effective September 1, 2008, Prof. Haeberle has been appointed Honorary Professor at the Family Institute of the University of Hong Kong.

June 2008:

1. Award

- On June 22, Prof. Haeberle received the Wilhelm von Humboldt Foundation Award for his lifetime achievement. The ceremony took place at the Medical History Museum of the Charité (Medical School of Humboldt University). Accepting the award, the honoree presented a lecture (in German) on Wilhelm von Humboldt's Educational Ideal in the Global Information Society.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Erwin J. Haeberle: Das Bildungsideal Wilhelm von Humboldts in der globalen Informationsgesellschaft

3. Our first course now in Italian translation

- Our free online course on "Basic Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology" is now also available in an Italian translation prepared by Prof. Salvatore Caruso and his students at the University of Catania, Sicily.

4. Two of our courses now in Portuguese translation

- Our free online courses "Physical Problems in Females and Males" and "Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Their Prevention" are now also available in a Portuguese translation prepared by Prof. Antonio Palha and his staff at the Medical School of the University of Porto.

April 2008:

1. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our online courses have now also received the endorsement of the Finnish Association for Sexology: "The Finnish Association for Sexology (FIAS) strongly endorses the online curriculum offered by Professor Erwin J. Haeberle and his Archive for Sexology. In Finland and in other Nordic countries we have a common training program for sexual counsellors and clinical sexologists where we can utilize various information and courses provided by the Archive for Sexology. These online courses are excellent when we need to harmonize the available information in different countries and in different training institutes and university departments. We highly recommend these online courses for the teachers in sexology as well as for our sexology students."

2. Feedback questionnaire

- We have now added a feedback questionnaire to our Online Curriculum in Sexual Health. We hope that this will prove helpful as we try to improve and update our offer.

3. Faculty appointment

- The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (AACS) has appointed Prof. Haeberle to its graduate faculty with the rank of Clinical Professor. At the same time, he has also joined the Academy’s advisory board.

4. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Mireille Bonierbale & Jacques Waynberg: 70 years of French sexology
2.
Mireille Bonierbale & Jacques Waynberg: 70 ans sexologie française
3. Erwin J. Haeberle:
Sexology in the Internet - Our New Frontier
4.
Erwin J. Haeberle: Szexologia az interneten - új frontunk


March 2008:

1. Second course in Czech translation

- Our free online course on "Human Reproduction" is now also available in a Czech translation prepared by colleagues at Charles University, Prague: Lidská reprodukce.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Timothy F. Murphy: "Curing Homosexuality" - Brief History of a Recurring Nightmare
2. William Griffitt and Elaine Hatfield: Methods and Issues in Sex Research


February 2008:

1. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our online courses have now also received the endorsement of the World Association of Chinese Sexologists (WACS): "The World Asscociation of Chinese Sexologists (WACS) strongly endorses the online curriculum offered by Prof. E. J. Haeberle and his Archive for Sexology. His freely accessible courses provide an excellent introduction to the study of sexual health. However, they can also be used at an advanced level of study, because their numerous internal and external links lead the interested reader to a wealth of additional information. We therefore recommend the courses to all teachers and students in all fields dealing with human sexuality."

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. E. Walster, G.W. Walster, E. Berscheid: Equity Theory and Intimate Relationships
2. Igor S.  Kon:
Sex Education and HIV Prevention in France

Book:
1. E. Berscheid, and E. Hatfield Walster: Interpersonal Attraction


January 2008:

1. Our Archive featured in new Chinese journal

- The newly founded World Association of Chinese Sexologists (WACS) has started the publication of its journal Chinese Sexuality Research (WACS Newsletter. vol. 1, Nr. 1, 2008). It contains a substantial, illustrated article on our Archive with many direct links to its content.


December 2007:

1. Endorsement of our web site

- Our web site has now been endorsed by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong: "The Archive for Sexology covers information that anyone might ever need about human sexuality, from the history of sexology, basic sexual anatomy and physiology to human reproduction, sexual dysfunctions, sexual orientation and the problems of sexual conformity and sexual deviance. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of reference materials on sex, and allows for the online training of sex educators anywhere in the world. We highly recommend the website to all who want to advance in the field of sexology."


October/November 2007:

1. Visit to China
 (For an illustrated version of this report, click here.)

- At the invitation of some Chinese colleagues, Prof. Haeberle and his research assistant Gene G. Bernal visited China from October 20 - November 30. They first stayed at the China Sex Museum in Tongli, where they worked on several common projects with the directors Prof. Liu Dalin and Dr. Hu Hongxia. At the museum, Prof. Haeberle also met with Prof. Peng Xiaohui from Wuhan, the translator of our web site into Chinese. In addition, Prof. Haeberle lectured in two larger cities - at a men’s hospital in Wuxi and at a women’s hospital at Wujiang, using the Chinese version of his online courses.

- On November 11, Prof. Haeberle was the keynote speaker at a women’s health conference at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Following this conference, he gave a series of graduate seminars in the university’s sexology program in cooperation with our advisory board member Prof. Ruan Fang-fu. For this, a new version of our web site in traditional Chinese script proved very useful.

- Following his stay in Taiwan, Prof. Haeberle visited the Family Institute of the University of Hong Kong, where he presented some workshops in cooparation with our advisory board member Prof. M.L. Ng. Here again, the new Chinese version of our courses in traditional Chinese script was used (see below).

2. Second Chinese version of our web site

- During the month of November, a second Chinese version of our web site was made available by our colleague Prof. Peng Xiaohui at Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan. In contrast to the first version, which uses the simplified script of mainland China, this new version uses traditional Chinese script which can be read in Hong Kong and Taiwan and by most overseas Chinese. It can be found on our home page by clicking on the flag of Hong Kong.

3. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our sexual health curriculum has now also been endorsed by the Wujiang Family Planning Association in Wujiang, China: "We find Prof. Haeberle’s online courses on sexual health very useful, especially for the training of health workers. However, they are also very informative for the general public. We therefore wholeheartedly recommend these courses to anyone interested in questions of human sexuality."


September 2007:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
Charles Moser and Peggy J. Kleinplatz:Transvestic Fetishism: Psychopathology or Iatrogenic Artifact?


August 2007:

1. New member of our Advisory Board

- Our scientific advisory board has been joined by Dr. Patricia Weerakoon, Academic Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Sexual Health at the University of Sydney. She has long been a supporter of online teaching in sexual health education.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Paper:
Per Olov Lundberg: The Nordic Association for Clinical Sexology (NACS): A Brief History


July 2007:

1. Directory of sexological training programs

- Since many of our readers are interested in obtaining certificates, diplomas or academic degrees in sexology, we have begun to create a separate world-wide Directory of Sexological Training Programs. Such programs have long been listed on various web sites, but some of these are now out of date. At this initial stage, our own new directory therefore includes only programs that could be confirmed as being active. At the same time, we are trying to contact all other possible candidates for inclusion and always welcome updates, additions, and corrections. They should be sent by e-mail to haeberlee@web.de.

2. New member of our Advisory Board

- Our scientific advisory board has been joined by Dr. Barbara Schwepcke, founder and owner of Haus Publishing, London, who has long been a supporter of our work. Her experience as an international journalist and her success as a publisher in the UK will help us in the development of various future projects.

3. Publication

- The introduction to our "open access" curriculum in sexual health has now been republished on the web site of e-learningeuropa, a portal established by the European Commission to promote the use of multimedia technologies and internet at the service of education and training. The article appears under the title "The Archive for Sexology – The World’s Largest E-learning Project".


June 2007:

1. Another endorsement of our online courses

- Our sexual health curriculum has now also been endorsed by the Czech Sexological Society. Its president, Prof. Jaroslav Zvěřina, writes: "For members of the Czech Sexological Society your web site has been a very important source of information for years… This is the reason for the recent translation of your programme into the Czech language. We are very glad that the Czech persons concerned will now have the opportunity to obtain the latest information about human sexuality from your very interesting programme."

2. New member of our Advisory Board

- Our scientific advisory board has been joined by Prof. Fang-fu Ruan, who has long been a supporter of our work and is still helping with the Chinese translation of our online courses. He teaches at the Graduate School of Human Sexuality of Shu-Te University in Taiwan.


May 2007:

1. More endorsements of our online courses

- We have just learned that, even before the completion of our curriculum, our free online courses had been reviewed in the British journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy (Vol. 21, No. 3, August 2006). In the words of the first reviewer, Dr. Michel Perring of Optimal Health: "The Internet E-Learning curriculum in sexual health from the Archive for Sexology … is written thoughtfully, it is concise and easy to read. …A debt of gratitude is owed to Professor Haeberle… (His) energy and sense of purpose has achieved much of continuing benefit to the field of sexology."  The second reviewer, Prof. Lin S. Myers of the California State University, Stanislaus, had added: "This is an excellent and unique resource…I highly recommend these E-courses for any adult who would like to to learn more about sexuality and sexual health."

- In addition, our curriculum is now being recommended by the American feminist New View Campaign as "an excellent series of free online sex ed courses".

- Our curriculum has now also been endorsed by the Bulgarian National Center of Public Health Protection, an agency of the Bulgarian Ministry of Health. Its official announcement states, among other things: "We would like to underline that the contents of both the courses and the Web Site of the Archive are very useful and…a tool for academic and therapeutic activities and for scientific research… We are highly recommending to all governmental institutions and relevant NGOs in the filed of human sexuality around the world to use the Curriculum in Human Sexology. Finally we would like to thank Prof. Haeberle for his enormous engagement in the supervision and the support of the professionals working in the field of sexology in Bulgaria."

- Another, very important message of support has been received from a large international organization: Prof. Antonio Pacheco Palha, in his capacity as its president, has informed us that our online courses have now been officially endorsed by the European Federation of Sexology (EFS). The EFS has 40 national member societies - in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Erwin J. Haeberle, Welche Zukunft hat die Ehe?
2. Erwin J. Haeberle,
Quel avenir pour le mariage?
3.
Erwin J. Haeberle, "Pornographie" in Kulturgeschichte und Sexualwissenschaft

Brochure:
Ludwig Levy-Lenz: Wie schütze ich mich vor Geschlechtskrankheiten?


April 2007:

1. Endorsements of our online courses in sexual health

- Our free online curriculum of courses in sexual health has been officially endorsed by the American Board of Sexology (ABS): "The curriculum in sexual health offered by the Archive for Sexology is accepted as meeting the educational requirements for certification as a Diplomate in clinical sexology by the American Board of Sexology." Prof. James Walker, president of the ABS, also makes this personal statement: "It is essential for every sexologist to be familiar with the information provided in this curriculum. I therefore urge all those working in this field to take advantage of this unparalleled offer."
- In addition, Prof. William A. Granzig, the President of the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists (AACS) writes: "This curriculum offers the best introduction to the subject of sexual health available today. Because of its unique structure with its numerous internal and external links, this pioneering work can be used not only as a basic, but also as an advanced text. I highly recommend to all serious students of human sexuality".

2. Czech translation of our first online course

Our first online course "Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology" is now also available in a Czech translation. It has been prepared at Charles University, Prague, by Mgr. Martin Chochola of the Department of Psychology and Prof. Petr Weiss of the Institue of Sexology and their students. Thus, the course is now being offered in six languages: Czech, English, German, Spanish, Hungarian, and Chinese.


March 2007:

1. Now complete: Our online courses in sexual health

With the completion of our latest course "Human Sexual Behavior" we are now able to offer an entire Curriculum in Sexual Health. This curriculum, consisting of six e-learning courses, is freely accessible and can be used by universities, colleges, professional organizations and public and private agencies for the training of students both on campus and in distance study and continuing education programs. The courses are available in several languages and, needless to say, they can also be used by private individuals for their own information.

2. A visitor from Denmark

On March 20, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Dr. Gorm Wagner, Senior Researcher at the University Hospital in Copenhagen. During a lengthy discussion, they explored the potential of various electronic media for the future sexological training of health professionals.

3. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Jay Paul: San Francisco's Bisexual Center and the Emergence of a Bisexual Movement
2. Jay Paul:
San Franciscos "Bisexual Center" und der Beginn der Bisexuellenbewegung


February 2007:

1. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Magnus Hirschfeld: Presidential Address: The Development and Scope of Sexology
2. Richard Green: Is Pedophilia a Mental Disorder?
3. W.L.S.R.: Resolution zur Reform des deutschen Sexualstrafrechts
4. Kurt Hiller: Appell an den Zweiten Internationalen Kongress für Sexualreform


January 2007:

1. Preparations for the World Congress 2009

On January 27, Prof. Haeberle was visited by Prof. Lars-Gösta Dahlöf, President of the 19th World Congress for Sexual Health in Göteborg, Sweden, June 21-25, 2009. The congress, under the motto "Sexual Health Promotion – A Global Challenge", will put a special emphasis on e-learning. The meeting in Berlin explored various ways in which online courses could be made part of the Göteborg congress itself and thus benefit the participants directly.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. John Lauritsen, ed.: A 1928 Gay Rights Speech ("Appeal" to the Copenhagen congress by Kurt Hiller)
2
. John Lauritsen: Gay Lieder
3. Eli Coleman: Letter to EU President Prodi concerning the sexual exploitation of children (2001)
4. Helmut Graupner: Das 17-jährige Kind

Book:
1. René Guyon: Human Rights and the Denial of Sexual Freedom


December 2006:

1. 100 Years of Sexology

One hundred years ago, in 1906, the Berlin dermatologist Iwan Bloch introduced the concept of sexology as a science in its own right. In commemoration, the German Akademie für Sexualmedizin organized a conference in the historic auditorium of the world's first sexological congress (organized in Berlin by Magnus Hirschfeld in 1921). The proceedings have now been published. Among other contributions, they contain a paper by Prof. Haeberle "Deutsche Sexualwissenschaft in der Emigration - Eine transatlantische Spurensuche" (German Sexology in the New World - A Transatlantic Search for Traces), in: Sexuologie, Vol. 13, Nr. 2-4, 2006, pp.93-100.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Papers:
1. Leonore Tiefer: Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case Study of Disease Mongering and Activist Resistance
2.
Yuriy Zharkov: Methodology of Survey Design for Inter-cultural Sexological Investigations

Book:
1. IPPF European Network: Sexuality Education in Europe


November 2006:

1. New book

The German book "dtv-Atlas Sexualität" by E. J. Haeberle (Munich 2005) has just appeared in a Hungarian edition:
E. J. Haeberle: Atlasz Szexualitás (Budapest 2006). The translation is the work of our advisory board member Vilmos Szilagyi.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

Thanks especially to our advisory board member Milton Diamond, we are happy to announce the following additions to our fast growing online library:

Papers:
1. Warren Johansson: Judaism and Homosexuality: Biblical Judaism
2. Warren Johansson: Judaism and Homosexuality: Hellenist Judaism
3. Warren Johansson: Judaism and Homosexuality: Late-Hellenist Judaism
4. William A. Percy: Homosexuality and the Holocaust
5. Milton Diamond and Linda Ann Watson:
    Androgen insensitivity syndrome and Klinefelter’s syndrome: sex and gender considerations
6. Milton Diamond: Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality: Quarterly Presidential Letter Winter 2002, Vol 43 (1): 2-3
7. Milton Diamond: Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Quarterly Presidential Letter Fall 2001, Vol 42 (4): 2-3
8. Milton Diamond and Alayne Yates (eds.): Preface: Sex and Gender
9. Milton Diamond: Sexual Identity and Gender Identity are Different
10. Milton Diamond: Sex and Gender: Same or Different?
11. Milton Diamond and Hazel Glenn Beh: The Right To Be Wrong: Sex and Gender Decisions
12. Milton Diamond: The Field of Sex Research: Responsibility to Ourselves and to Society
13. Milton Diamond and H. Keith Sigmundson: Sex Reassignment at Birth: A Long Term Review and Clinical Implications
14. Milton Diamond: Sexual Behavior in Pre-Contact Hawai'i: A Sexological Ethnography
15. Milton Diamond: Pediatric Management of Ambiguous and Traumatized Genitalia
16. Kenneth Kipnis and Milton Diamond: Pediatric Ethics and the Surgical Assignment of Sex
17. Milton Diamond: A Critical Evaluation of the Ontology of Human Sexual Behavior
18. Milton Diamond and H. Keith Sigmundson:
     Management of Intersexuality: Guidelines for dealing with individuals with ambiguous genitalia
19. Milton Diamond: The John/Joan Case: Another perspective
20. Milton Diamond and Ayako Uchiyama: Pornography, Rape and Sex Crimes in Japan
21. Milton Diamond: Sex, gender, and identity over the years: a changing perspective
22. Milton Diamond: The Effects of Pornography: An International Perspective
23. Hazel Glenn Beh and Milton Diamond:
     An Emerging Ethical and Medical Dilemma:
     Should Physicians Perform Sex Assignment on Infants with Ambiguous Genitalia?
24. Hazel Glenn Beh and Milton Diamond:
     Ethical Concerns Related to Treating Gender Nonconformity in Childhood and Adolescence:
     Lessons from the Family Court of Australia
25. Emil M.L.Ng: Pedophilia from the Chinese Perspective
26. Emil M.L.Ng: Pädophilie aus der chinesischen Perspektive
27. Yuriy Zharkov: Sexuality of Heroin Addicts
28. Yuriy Zharkov: The Theory of Pre-zygotic Sex Determination

 


October 2006:

1. Visitors from China

From October 6 - 9, we were visited by Prof. Liu Dalin and Dr. Hu Hongxia, the founders and directors of the China Sex Museum. During this visit, the Archive and the Museum signed a new agreement of cooperation. For details, see here.

2. The latest additions to our online libraries (English, German, Spanish 1/2, Hungarian, French)

We are happy to announce the following additions to our fast growing online library:

Books:
1. Hatfield, E., and Rapson, R.L.: Love, Sex, and Intimacy
2. Hatfield, E., and Sprecher, S.:
Mirror, Mirror...

Papers:
1. Charles Moser and Peggy J. Kleinplatz: DSM-IV-TR and the Paraphilias: An Argument for Removal
2. Charles Moser and Peggy J. Kleinplatz:
El DSM-IV y las parafilias: Un argumento para su retirada
3. Charles Moser:
The Psychology of Sadomasochism (S/M)
4. J. Hudson et al.:
Risky Business: Married Men having Sex with Men
5. S. Gosselin: Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg - Remembered by one of his patients
6. P.O. Lundberg: Sexual problems associated with neurological diseases (Neurosexology)
7. W. Johansson and W.A. Percy:
Homosexuality in the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia Articles:
We have also received two new contributions to our encyclopedia (eds. Haeberle, Bullough & Bullough):
1. BUKKAKE, J. Hudson
2. PASSION, E. Hatfield

For previous news, see our Archive Telegram.