In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.
This week’s story just struck me as plain weird, although probably as much due to my own pre-conceptions and comfort zones.
For starters, I tend to think of outdoor sex as synonymous with dirty old men in flasher macs. Not so, because this story apparently involves two women. It is also useful to know that sex in public places is known as “dogging” in the UK. I use the term below, and the linked article uses it.
And then, I think, if I ever wanted to get steamy with someone, it would be someplace nice and cosy. Not so, for this couple at least.
Lastly, let’s just throw into the mix that the UK is currently locked-down. Journeys are supposed to be close to home, and for essential purposes only.
So, with all these in mind, this is a weird story, reported a couple of days ago. It contains two women, who are unnamed but who have separate addresses in the Devon town of Plymouth.
In the throes of passion, this couple decided to drive about 30 miles out to meet up in nearby Dartmoor, which apparently, was enjoying its coldest night for 26 years. The headline of the story seems to suggest that it was the thrill of “cold sex” that attracted them. Brrrrrr, no thank you. But there is presumably something in the story, because why else would they have travelled to this spot on a freezing night?
Anyway, they parked up in a car park on Dartmoor. The car park is apparently well-known locally for dogging, and the couple were discovered by a police patrol at 2 AM on Thursday, in the police’s words, “fornicating under the stars”. In what, I think, was quite a novel move, police booked them for breaching lockdown restrictions.
The story was rounded off after it reached social media, where it attracted comments suggesting that the couple had merely been taking their daily exercise! Devon and Cornwall Police later stressed that they did not consider this to be an essential journey!