The Fundamental Rights Agency said the Czech Republic was the only EU country still using a "sexual arousal" test.You don't need to have a sexology degree to see immediately that this kind of test is completely invalid: I have met more men, who are into sex with men, at straight porn cinemas than at gay venues. Getting aroused by straight porn is very poor indicator of your sexual orientation. Remember, there are naked men on screen, so duh! What does deflate me is lesbian porn (despite claiming to be a libertine I can't say I like everything I see!) and have found that a far better indicator of whether you are straight or just play straight.
Gay asylum seekers are hooked up to a machine that monitors blood-flow to the penis and are then shown straight porn.
Those applicants who become aroused are denied asylum.
The agency said in a report that "it is dubious whether [the test] reaches sufficiently clear conclusions".
It said the practice could violate the European Convention on Human Rights "since this procedure touches upon a most intimate part of an individual's private life". [...]
The tests were always conducted under the supervision of experts, said the officials, and always with the asylum seeker's full written consent.
The case first came to light after a German court refused to deport an Iranian asylum seeker to the Czech Republic, saying as a homosexual he would be subjected to the test.
And, please tell me, Czech immigration officers, how do you evaluate lesbian asylum seekers?
Paul Canning's original report here.