Hi, my name is Jeff. I am a sociologist with focus on human sexualities, and in this online version of my guided tour “Berlin’s History of Sex”, we’ll dive together into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin without the need of leaving the comfort of your home. Together, in an online experience over Zoom, we’ll discover, among many other things, Dr Magnus Hirschfeld’s institute of sexual science, past-Berlin’s infamous Eldorado Club, as well as present-day Berlin’s Kit Kat Club. We’ll start in the late 19th Century and go through the Roaring Twenties and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. We’ll cover the resurrection after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state today.
Together, we’ll dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. This is a unique and one-of-a-kind experience, fully packed with lots of historical images and videos you usually wouldn’t find in a history book.
After a brief introduction and getting to know each other, we’ll explore the diversity of sexual life in the Roaring Twenties in Berlin, including:
At any time, you can ask questions. Additionally, we’ll do a quiz and will crown a winner at the end of the experience. You’ll leave this experience with knowledge you won’t find in most history books, as well as with a greater appreciation for sexual freedom and sexual rights.
Book one of the dates proposed further down or send me an email to email@example.com with your booking request (including the number of people attending and requested date(s) and time(s) with timezone.) After confirmation, you’ll be sent a link to a Zoom conference call. Click on that link when the date of the experience has arrived or open Zoom on your computer or phone and enter the login details provided after booking.
Up to 2.5 hours (depending on your request). There is also the possibility for splitting the experience up into two or more shorter sessions.
English or German.
200,00€ (regardless of how many participants).
I am a sociologist, and I focussed my studies on gender, queer theory, social justice, and sexualities, as well as post-colonial and human-animal-studies. Currently, I am additionally studying gender studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and I am a self-employed tourist guide, as well as a freelance speaker and writer about human sexualities. I have been working and volunteering for several sexual health and human rights NGOs, including Germany’s National AIDS Service Organization (Deutsche Aidshilfe). I have been living in Berlin since 2014, and I have been fascinated by sex for more than a decade – so with me, you’ll surely get the facts about sex you never knew before.