Friday, March 5, 2004

The word of the day is...

"Dogging."

New word I learned, from one of those morning chat shows.

It is the practice of having anonymous sex in public places.

(The idea apparently being that hetero couples thought, "hey, why should the gay men have all the fun?")

The chat show was having a discussion about it, as the practice has somehow exploded in Britain, with over 100,000 claimed practicioners. 

The question was posed whether they should set aside certain areas of parks for the activity -- so that people taking their kids out for a walk or something won't accidentally stumble upon a couple in flagrante in the foliage. 

"Adult Entertainment Area --
Don't feed the pigeons
Please dispose of your litter
Condoms available around the back."

3 comments:

andreakingme said...

Heh! Love the closing lines.

Do they really call it "anonymous" sex though? At first I thought this was a case where two strangers met expressly to have sex in a public place.

nzforme said...

Actually, they weren't entirely clear on the point -- I couldn't tell whether it was completely "pick up a stranger for sex" or if established couples just did it in public for the thrill. Further research is clearly required. I'm told they have dogging websites.

grodygeek said...

Maybe the appropriate term would be "alleged" instead of "claimed". You won't see me alleging nor claiming this. Eyew.
Gordy
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