People in Germany are having less and less sex. The reason? Researchers believe it might have something to do with stress. For more than 30 years, the Leisure Monitor Freizeit-Monitor study has regularly carried out research on the recreational behaviour of people in Germany, from what they watch on TV to how often they get between the sheets.
Sexual activity dwindling in Germany
Adam Soboll was arrested on Sunday following a police interview where he allegedly admitted to having sex with the girl on multiple occasions, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday. Police in Brentwood first learned of the contact Sunday. The girl's mother reported to police that her daughter had been staying in a hotel with a man she believed to be around 30 years old, Contra Costa County District Attorney's inspector Daryl Holcombe wrote in an affidavit.
Germans increasingly under pressure
The ages of consent vary by jurisdiction across Europe. The ages of consent are currently set between 14 and The vast majority of countries set their ages in the range of 14 to 16; only three countries, Cyprus 17 , Ireland 17 , Turkey 18 do not fit into this pattern. The laws can also stipulate the specific activities that are permitted or differentially specify the age at which a given sex can participate. Below is a discussion of the various laws dealing with this subject. The highlighted age is that from which a young person can be lawfully engaged in a non-commercial sexual act by an older one, regardless of their age difference, provided the older one is not in a position of power, a relative, or commits another form of exploitation such as abuse of power, immaturity or dependence. In some jurisdictions, notably Italy and Hungary , there are exemptions for when the age difference between them is within prescribed bounds.
The datasets generated for this study are available on request to the corresponding author. Introduction: Men who have sex with men MSM are a vulnerable subgroup for problems with substance use, including crystal methamphetamine. Drug use in sexual settings is correlated with sexual practices associated with the acquisition and transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and hepatitis C. Adverse mental health outcomes are often reported at higher rates among MSM who use methamphetamine. Methods: This paper refers to a subset of participants from the German Chemsex Survey , an MSM-community recruited, self-completed online survey with a self-selected convenience sample. The survey comprised different items considering recreational substance use, substance use in sexual settings, harm reduction strategies, mental health, sexual transmitted infections, and mental health care service utilization. Results: A total of 1, men started the survey; 1, participants provided information on substance use. Regarding mental health, participants who reported methamphetamine use in sexual settings were more likely to report symptoms of depression, somatization, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD than the German male general population. Participants who reported methamphetamine use for sex were more likely to report symptoms of major depression, being HIV positive, and taking HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP than participants who did not report methamphetamine use.