Voluptuous Panic

The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition)

Recommended by Amanda Palmer, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #13 in Berlin

Between 1921 and 1933, Berlin developed a reputation for debauchery unrivaled by any city before or since. Unlike Paris, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, where brothel districts were extensive but discreet, in Berlin sexual tourism was a primary industry. On any given evening, over 600 establishments, from massage parlors to sex clubs to cabarets to private torture dungeons, promised unique sights and pleasures. Using tourist guidebooks that appeared before the Nazi period, historical memoirs, and more than 400 specialized journals and books, Mel Gordon has put together a provocative exploration of... more

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