Our reporter goes behind the scenes at Berlin's 2019 Venus exhibition to meet the man trying to put women out of business. Read more


Rinse and repeat

Martin N. Hinze

The cardinal rule to a faeces-free sex life? Rinse and repeat! Our reporter shares his experience and catches up with a sex educator for advice on anal douching. Read more

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The Easter Berlin fetish weekend kicks off on an unexpectedly highbrow note this evening at Ficken 3000, with a special screening of Jonesy and Jaime C Knight’s documentary The Figa, followed by a party that promises to bring the hedonism as well. Read more


Berlin’s alternative sex shop Other Nature, known for its vegan-only adult toys, has just stocked your ultimate fix: Nick Westphal’s Schreinergunst range. His paddle, butt plugs and dildos are carved from trees already destined for the shredder. Read more

Insider Tips

Looking to spice up your sex life? The Prude & Pervert card game is here to indulge your fantasies – all without having to do the deed (if you don't want to). Read more


From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more


Walter Crasshole on Berlin's 13th Pornfilmfestival, on Oct 23-29 at Moviemento and more. Read more


While the market for female-targeted sex toys is mind-bogglingly vast, when it comes to pleasuring the male organ, there isn't much. Enter Berlin-designed and produced The Ussy. Read more

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How can we talk about sex nowadays? The five actors in Yael Ronen’s brave production dive deep into psychological recesses to speak about gross and hilarious childhood sexuality, clumsy first times and visceral scenes of abuse. Read more

Theatre & Dance

In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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Bad girl of lit, bird lover, Brandenburger-by-choice – novelist Nell Zink is many things... including busy. Not just with a book a year, either. On Sep 11 and Sep 12 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele, you can see for yourself what that might mean. Read more

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Walter Crasshole on politics and dating apps. Read more

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Now's your opportunity to get sexy with poetry at the third edition of The Poetry Brothel Berlin on Aug 30, returning once more to the sumptuous surroundings of Tangoloft in Wedding. Anton Dechand explains what it's all about. Read more

What's On

Is Berlin's favourite Canadian expat still relevant in 2018? Ava Johnson went to Sunday's performance art event to find out. Read more


In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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Walter Crasshole ponders how homos are entering matrimony. Read more


In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more


The Gorki breathes life into "Hamletmaschine" (Apr 6-26), while the Volksbühne takes the fun out of sex with Albert Serra’s new play "Liberté" (Apr 7-8) Read more

Theatre & Dance

On Easter weekend, Berlin notoriously becomes a fetish mecca (moreso). But not all kinksters are leather, studs and muscles. Meet Marie, a 22-year-old college student and former hippie, has given up her peace sign for a new hobby: hitting men. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Last month marked the last days of Erotica, the first pornographic theatre to open in former East Berlin – and in fact, one of the first post-reunification businesses of any kind on the now-chichi Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße. RIP! Read more

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