Sexual Conduct of Men and Women in the Federal Republic of Germany 1989
- Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie, Frauen und Gesundheit, Bonn
- BASIS RESEARCH, Frankfurt/Main
- BASISRESEARCH, Frankfurt/Main (Data Collector)
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Childbearing, family planning and abortion
- Specific diseases and medical conditions
- Family life and marriage
AbstractAttitude to sexuality. AIDS and sexual conduct. Topics: 1. Oral part of survey: global value system and attitude to sexuality (Giessen test); altruism; sense of responsibility; success orientation; need for harmony; meaning of life; ideas about tasks and value of the family (scale); preferred form of life; responsibility for housekeeping; religiousness; age structure of members of household. 2. Written survey: year of marriage; firm partner relation; length of partnership; living together with a partner; reasons for partner change; self-perception and characterization of personal feelings in comparison with other persons for the areas partnership, love, openness, self-confidence, trust in others and dealing with money (scale); sex education authorities and age at sex education; sex education authority desired today; attitude to sexuality, love, sexual practices and partnership (scale); orientation to one´s own sex during puberty or in youth; age and sex of first sex partner; classification of first sexual intercourse as positive or negative experience; contraceptives used; attitude to masturbation and frequency of masturbation; current heterosexual or homosexual orientation; totals of sexual partners up to now and number of sexual partners in the last 12 months; cooperation of sexual partner with one´s own sexual needs; time of last sexual intercourse and average frequency; frequency of selected sexual practices and use of condoms (scale); sexual practices with use of condoms to protect against AIDS; condom use with new acquaintances; use of condoms before AIDS became known; interference of condom; influence of AIDS on the feeling of pleasure in sexuality; sex without love; frequency of affairs; informing partner about the affair; concurrent maintenance of sexual relations with several partners without knowledge of this by the partners; frequency of sexual intercourse with fleeting acquaintances; assumptions about the faithfulness or unfaithfulness of partner; frequency of practicing group sex and exchange of partners; known or unknown persons in exchange of partners and group sex; changed sexual life due to AIDS; information on areas in which sexual conduct has changed; personal AIDS test; AIDS test together with partner; AIDS test with desire for children; knowledge about possibilities of communicating AIDS (scale); self-assessment of extent to which informed about AIDS and areas about which one would like to know more; contacts with prostitutes in the last 5 years or in the last 12 months. The following questions were also posed to respondents who had contacts with prostitutes: reasons for contact with prostitutes (scale); use of condoms on initiative of prostitute. The following questions were also posed to men or women with homosexual contacts: living together with persons of the same sex as if married and duration of this relation; reasons for change of partner; totals of sexual partners of same sex up to now and number of partners in the last 12 months; cooperation of partner with one´s own sexual needs; last homosexual sexual intercourse and average frequency; frequency of sexual practices used. The following questions were also posed to homosexual men: sexual practices only conducted with condoms; condom use with new partnerships and use of condoms before AIDS became known; interference in use of condom; sexual contact with male prostitutes in the last 12 months or the last five years; frequency of these contacts; influence of AIDS on sexual conduct; frequency of use of dark rooms and homosexual saunas; pick-up sex; belonging to the leather scene; membership in a motorcycle club. The following question was also posed to women: sexual intercourse during menstruation. Also encoded was: weekday of interview; length of interview; start of interview; sex of the interviewer. Interviewer rating: reliability of respondent.
1989-08 / 1989-10
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Oral survey and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 2009
- ZA2235 (Type: ZA-No.)
BASISRESEARCH: Repräsentative Untersuchung zum Sexualverhalten von Männern und Frauen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Bericht erarbeitet für das Bundesministerium für Jugend, Familie, Frauen und Gesundheit, Bonn 1990.
Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22