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Note, 22.06.20██
Because of the technical limitations of the time, this document was originally created on paper. It was only added to our database later, after this SCP was already classified as "explained". Because of this some unusual format choices, which would not be necessary in a digital document, were kept. Furthermore it should be noted that every mention of SCP-004-DE in this document relates exclusively to SCP-004-DE-EX, not to the current object with that designation.

Item #: SCP-004-DE-EX

Object Class: Keter Explained

Special Containment Procedures: Since complete containment of SCP-004-DE is currently impossible, only individual affected subjects are taken into custody for purposes of testing and are to be placed in standard-containment-cells. Every staff member which is affected by SCP-004-DE's effect will be either isolated for testing or executed at the discretion of the responsible head researcher. Every field agent is ordered to isolate subjects affected by SCP-004-DE from other people as far as possible.

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Note: The description of SCP-004-DE has been redacted because of the disturbing nature of its effect. It will be related later in the document after sufficient warning.

Currently it is unknown how SCP-004-DE spreads, but it is assumed that it is transmitted via sexual intercourse, similar to syphilis. Hence we must assume that every subject affected by SCP-004-DE has fallen victim to involuntary ██████ acts by other affected subjects, presumably during childhood. Nonetheless the protection of the population and containment of SCP-004-DE has top priority.

Recent approaches to free affected subjects from SCP-004-DE's effect, such as psychotherapy, amnestization, electroshock therapy, removal of the necessary organs and full personality reconstruction had either none or only temporary success. It has to be assumed that from the moment a subject is under SCP-004-DE's effect, this effect "lodges" itself in the subject's body/brain and hence cannot be removed permanently. Even several combinations of the approaches listed above have not resulted in a permanent neutralization of SCP-004-DE.

Warning: In the following section, SCP-004-DE is described in detail, therefore personnel which can be easily traumatized or which are easily susceptible to nausea are recommended not to read the rest of this document. In case an employee for whom the above applies and who has already be assigned to research SCP-004-DE, the request and approval to reassignment is in the purview of the responsible research manager.

Description: SCP-004-DE is an anomalous psycho-pathological effect which currently1 seems to affect circa 7% of the German population. Subjects affected by SCP-004-DE show an unnatural sexual interest in individuals of the same sex, and often attempt in fornication with persons of the same sex; according to current research often independent of the age of these persons and against their will. With the high number of affected subjects and the wide notoriety of this phenomenon a full containment is currently not possible.

Nonetheless the protection of the population has the highest priority, wherefore our contacts in various governments lobby towards the passing of laws which allow for the judically decreed as well as private execution of subjects affected by SCP-004-DE.2 Furthermore, research-group Heinrich-6 at Site-DE9 is working on the creation of a virus which solely infects and kills subjects affected by SCP-004-DE.3

Note by Dr. Haslauer
Before we attempt to terminate all subjects affected by this SCP, we should determine the cause with absolute certainty and research for a possible cure. It is not our purpose to eliminate all anomalies, but to contain these things.

Update August 11, 1966
No anomalous effects could be observed in subjects affected by SCP-004-DE to date; besides the unnatural desire to fornicate with persons of the own gender. Due to the long history of this effect, it has been theorized that SCP-004-DE might be a rare, but "natural" part of the human psyche. Therefore, all executions of affected subjects are temporarily suspended on orders of Dr. Haslauer.

Note by Dr. Martins
I do not understand why Dr. Haslauer continuously halts our attempts to eradicate this SCP. The subjects affected by SCP-004-DE may have been victims once, but as soon as they are under this SCP's effect, they are sodomites and child rapists. Get rid of them.

Update March 22, 1967
By decree of Dr. Haslauer, research-group Heinrich-6 was disbanded after its members continued to work on the virus despite contrary orders and had already infected several subjects for testing. All documents about this virus's creations must be destroyed.4

Interrogation 004-DE-79-01
Carried out on: March 24, 1967
Carried out by: Dr. Martins
Interrogated subject: Subject 004-DE-79
Subject 004-DE-79: There you are. I assume I can thank you for this?
Dr. Martins: Well, subject. Do you want to tell us when you found out that you are infected?
Subject 004-DE-79: What… you think I am affected by SCP-004-DE?
Dr. Martins: Do not try to fool me. I know that you are infected.
Subject 004-DE-79: That is nonsense, and you know it. I am not affected. I am married, I have children.
Dr. Martins: We know that. But I also know that you are infected.
Subject 004-DE-79: What gave you that idea?
Dr. Martins: I have talked to your mother.
Subject 004-DE-79: You did what?
Dr. Martins: She told me, after a bit of persuasion. It is sad, and I am sorry for what happened to you in your youth, but because of it you are-
Subject 004-DE-79: Shut up. I am not affected by SCP-004-DE. I… yes, I was a victim of a bastard and yes, maybe he was affected. But I am not.
Dr. Martins: All our research indicates that the effect is spread by rape.
Subject 004-DE-79: You call what you did research? Those are no results, Martins, that is just a theory, your theory.
Dr. Martins: It is the truth. You can lie to me and yourself as much as you want. But I know the truth. You have my sympathy, and my respect. As far as I know, you are the first man affected by SCP-004-DE who never laid hands on a child or another man.
Subject 004-DE-79: Of course not and I am not affected by 004-DE!
Dr. Martins: Yes you are. And thus, we had to take your wife and kids into custody.
Subject 004-DE-79: No… no, please Martins, my family hasn't done anything! Keep them out of this!
Dr. Martins: You had already been infected before you fathered children. Hence, they and your wife may also be infected.
Subject 004-DE-79: No! Martins, your theory is false! I am not infected!
Dr. Martins: Stop lying. Why else did you stop all attempts to eradicate this effect?
Subject 004-DE-79: Because there must be another way! Maybe it can be cured! And damn it, maybe it is not even anomalous! There are dogs that do that!
Dr. Martins: An effect that forces humans to engage in animalistic behavior? Sounds like an anomaly to me.
Subject 004-DE-79: Martins, please, just listen to me. Please.
Dr. Martins: Farewell, Dr. Haslauer. Guards? Make it quick this time. Headshot will suffice.
End of protocol

Update September 02, 1969
Currently it is investigated whether there are milder methods than viruses and executions which could lead to successful containment of SCP-004-DE. Dr. Martins was removed from the project after repeated insubordinations.

Update April 17, 1973
Based on our current state of knowledge and the complete lack of results from any research regarding SCP-004-DE, this effect is for now considered a natural part of human psyche and thereby sufficiently explained. All still living subjects in our custody are amnestized and released to freedom. In addition, O█-█ decreed that all further research regarding containment and anomality of SCP-004-DE are to be refrained from, until proof that it is indeed an anomalous effect can be found.

Note, December 03, 20██
You may ask yourself why this document is still in our database. The explanation is simple: During the research of this "effect", the SCP Foundation has failed on every level. I think that none of you needs an explanation why this "research" back then was completely unethical and a waste of time, resources and human life.
That is why this document is still in our database. We failed back then. We are sworn to protect the world and mankind from the things that lurk in the shadows. From things that threaten mankind and traumatize, hurt and kill humans. But during research of SCP-004-DE-EX we became one of those things ourselves.
That does not mean we should be "nicer" to the actual anomalies or should not take extreme measures to protect humanity. It means that bigotry and a blinded world view must never stand in our way again. Everything you read in this document was a mistake. During research of SCP-004-DE-EX a total of 261 people were executed, mutilated and/or traumatized. That is more than some SCPs have done. That is why we keep documents like this in our database: To remind us of our mistakes and to learn from them.
- O4-6

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