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Private Acts, Public Anxieties, and the Fight to Decriminalize Male Homosexuality in West Germany

@article{Moeller2010PrivateAP,
  title={Private Acts, Public Anxieties, and the Fight to Decriminalize Male Homosexuality in West Germany},
  author={R. G. Moeller},
  journal={Feminist Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={36}
}
On a spring afternoon in April 1958 in a room in Passau in south ern Germany, a group of two women and twenty-six men convened to discuss what happened when adult men got together for the purpose of mutual masturbation. Was it comparable to anal sex? Fellatio? Rubbing one's erect penis between the legs of another man until ejaculation was achieved? Was it as good as coitus in heterosexual sexual relations? The participants in this discussion were not the editorial staff of a magazine aimed at a… Expand
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