German police officers get a discount of 7 euros when they buy Femi-X, a herbal aphrodisiac for women which is sometimes refered to as the female equivalent of viagra. When the police officers buy a packet of 15 Femi-X pills they pay only 32 euros instead of 39. In addition they receive a free DVD with sex tips. Andreas Schuster, the police chief in Brandenburg, the province surrounding Berlin, told Bild Zeitung that Germany needs more children and the police want to set a good example. “We all want more children. The Brandenburg Police is prepared to do its duty. Perhaps this pill will be helpful in this regard.”
Germany’s fertility rate is no longer sufficient to sustain its population. The number of elderly Germans (over 65 years old) is expected to rise from 17.5% of the population today to 27.9% by 2050. While the Germans do not have enough children, however, this does not necessarily imply that they do not have enough sex. Sex and procreation are not necessarily the same. The use of Femi-X pills by police officers will not help the demographics unless chief Schuster can convince his female officers not to use contraceptive pills with their Femi-X pills.
Germany has another demographic problem. In 2004, for the first time in recent history, the number of Germans leaving their country was greater than the number of immigrants moving in. There were 145,000 German emigrants and 128,000 immigrants. Most of the emigrants leave for the United States. One couple who moved to Florida told Die Welt: “Here our children have a future in which they will not have to fear unemployment and social decline.” Perhaps moving to America will be a better fertility boost for young couples than using Femi-X. The best aphrodisiac may be to leave the welfare state.