Sexology Lesson in Germany or a Scene from a Pornographic Video?

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On January 30th, an anonymous Georgian-language Facebook account published a photo of several people dressed in school uniforms and half-naked. According to the attached description, the photo depicts a sexology class at a German school. The photo also features the following inscription: “I don’t want to be “associated” with Europe and take such an obligation for my country.”

The image is being disseminated with a false description. In fact, the image is cut from a pornographic film and does not depict a sexology lesson in Germany.

The disseminated photo does not depict a sexology class held in Germany. It is cut from a pornographic video called “The Crime in St. Thomas School,” which was released in 2002. The film is in the Czech language, and its story takes place in a women’s school.

Shots cut from pornographic films have been used to spread disinformation in the past as well. For more information, see articles prepared by “Myth Detector:”

The decision of the German Federal Court on the necessity of school involvement in the process of sexual education of the child was made as early as 1977 (BVerfGE 47.46). The Regional Office of the World Health Organization for Europe and the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) have also developed the European Standards for Sexuality Education, which define the information that should be provided to children of different age groups. The document covers issues such as gender identity, gender roles, personal hygiene, contraceptives, sexual harassment and more.

On the other hand, German legislation on child molestation and sexual abuse is particularly strict. This type of crime is regulated by Article 176 of the German Criminal Code. The definition of sexual abuse includes not only sexual intercourse with a child, but also coercion of sexual intercourse with a third person. The law also applies to persons who perform a sexual act in the presence of a child, or promise to hand over a child to a third party for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Depending on the severity of the crime, such actions are punishable by imprisonment from six months to ten years.

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