Who Won the Week (14 February 2021)

Prompt image for the Fandango's Who Won The Week prompt

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!

Weird, huh?

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

5 thoughts on “Who Won the Week (14 February 2021)”

  1. Some people will do anything for “kicks” or just to do something weird. Assuming they both have families, there’s also the thrill of sneaking off to do something daring/illegal. (You folks really are locked down over there!)
    Mind you, “Polar Bear swims” are kind of odd, too: folks dunking themselves into the icy ocean just to prove how brave and hardy they are.

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    1. That’s true enough. I feel cold at the best of times nowadays so thinking of somebody voluntarily making themselves cold just makes me shiver.
      Yes, we have been locked down since around New Year. Numbers went crazy in December. Our government first of all wanted Christmas as normal, then pulled back, then announced a full lockdown shortly afterwards. Having said that, there are an awful lot of people who seem to be exempt, go to work etc. But social activities are postponed.

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  2. An awkward situation for all involved, even/especially the constabulary. Interesting read. Don’t normally fall for the Won-the-Week and the like. This showa me I should pay closer attention. Thankee, Sir.

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    1. No, it probably didn’t befit a “winner”. But you know when you read something and scratch your head and think “huh? did I read that right?”
      Beside, the other winner of the week was Trump and I wasn’t going to go there. I thought of writing a post where I said it was dumb to even think he would be convicted, but figured I’d just upset too many people.

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