Germans and eroticism: It′s complicated | Meet the Germans | DW |
For older women there is a shortage of single male partners in the same age group. This study investigates the extent of relevant alternative sexual options. Although relationships with married men occurred most often, attitudes towards relationships with married men were mostly negative. Feelings about relationships with younger men and other women were ambivalent.
Unconventional sexual relationships: Data about German women ages 50 to 91 years
There have not been any population-based surveys in Germany to date on the frequency of various types of sexual behavior. The topic is of interdisciplinary interest, particularly with respect to the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Within the context of a survey that dealt with multiple topics, information was obtained from persons about their sexual orientation, sexual practices, sexual contacts outside relationships, and contraception. Among some groups of persons, routine sexual-medicine examinations may help contain the spread of sexually transmitted infections.