Sex with a Purpose: Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Militarized Masculinity in the Third Reich

TitleSex with a Purpose: Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Militarized Masculinity in the Third Reich
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsTimm, Annette F.
JournalJournal of the History of Sexuality
Volume11
Issue1/2
Pagination223-255
Date Published2002
Abstract

Analyzes the struggle between public health experts and political and military authorities in Nazi Germany. Curbing the spread of venereal disease was of little interest to Nazi leaders, who were chiefly concerned about heterosexual male sexual satisfaction and who allowed brothel visits as rewards to men who fought for the fatherland. Providing sexual satisfaction to men became paramount, and even of greater interest than a reproduction policy of promoting large Aryan families, since prostitution helped to prevent potential male political discontent.

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/3704557
Short TitleSex with a Purpose
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