The Czech Republic has been administering phallometric tests to determine whether homosexual asylum-seekers from gay-unfriendly countries are actually gay. Needless to say, no one is particularly enthused by this policy.

"Trojan concluded that the only way to obtain hard evidence was to administer a test using a phallometric device." So reports Jan Puhl in Spiegel Online about a curious story. The article begins:

Controversy Surrounds Czech Use of Erection-Measurement Machine

Authorities in the Czech Republic have been using a supposed erotic lie detector to test whether asylum seekers are falsely claiming to be gay. But the practice has come in for criticism after the EU's human rights agency found out about it….

(Thanks to Michael Storch for bringing this to our attention.)


BONUS: A research paper by Dr. Trojan.

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