Third gender in Germany

male and female logo cover

Finally, a new law in Germany creates a third sex category on birth records. It could seem like an obvious solution to some problems of intersex: if some babies are born with bodies that are neither clearly male nor female, then it seems there should be some category beside male or female. So, parents will be allowed to chose an X option instead of the typical M or F.

The legislation, which went into effect on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, was enacted in order to give parents and children more time before making life-changing sex reassignment decisions. Germany is the first European nation to offer the third gender designation.

In the past, by contrast, parents have generally relied on physicians to fix intersex children through the use of surgical and hormonal sex normalizations. Instead of individuals deciding for themselves at maturity, decisions concerning sex assignment were made in infancy by physicians and parents. Now, with the new category introduced by German law, the ambiguity presented by infants with atypical sex anatomies can be managed simply with a new label. A very good news.

Legendary Karin Shubert

If you born in the 70s you surely remember Karin Shubert. German blonde star, mother of all milfs, well known in Italy in the 70s for her roles in the sex comedy Italian style, see her in the pictures below on the cover of one of the top Italian porn magazines in the year 1984.

Karen Shubert (Le Ore 2)   Karen Shubert (Le Ore 1)

For those who were born later or missed her performances, Karin Schubert was born 26 November 1944 in Hamburg, Germany. She appeared in film roles in the 1970s before becoming a pornographic actress in the 1980s. Some samples of her work as dramatic actress can be seen on You Tube. She appeared in her last film in 1994 and she eventually retired from public life.

In 1985, at the age of 40, she decided to appear in pornographic films and made a contract for a yearly income of 180,000 DM with the conditions that she won’t appear in anal sex and bestiality scenes and won’t perform with black partners (in 1984, she appeared in the Playboy film production of Black Venus as the lesbian lover of the film’s star, Josephine Jennifer Jones, Miss Bahamas 1979). She made her debut with Morbosamente vostra where she once again found herself playing a character called Cora, this time a schizophrenic housewife. This film is of particular significance since one can easily observe Schubert’s effort to set higher standards of dramaturgy for pornography. Following several Italian porn titles, she bolstered her position as a porn star and in 1990, she starred in a three-film series called Wiener Glut also named Schubertgasse-Sex after her.

For those, like me, who loved her so much, there’s an official fan club that has full biography, uncensored movie clips, complete and detailed filmography page, pictures and movie clips area, fan club page and updated porn stars links page.