Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get the government (all governments) out of consenting adults' bedrooms!

A British woman and her husband are in trouble--again--for having noisy sex. Apparently, they're loud enough that neighbors have called the cops on them several times. Except, over there, "disturbing the peace" is called "anti-social behavior."

I don't know that I've ever heard of American cops being called on a couple having noisy sex. I've heard people complain about neighbors having noisy sex, but haven't ever heard of complaints filed. Maybe it only happens in England, where you're not supposed to be noisy in any circumstance, and especially not in enjoying sex with your spouse.

I don't think that American cops would investigate a disturbing the peace call on a couple having sex, even if it were called in. Maybe a (mistaken) domestic violence call, but not disturbing the peace. Not yet, anyway. Let's fight to keep it that way.

3 comments:

  1. "I don't think that American cops would investigate a disturbing the peace call on a couple having sex, even if it were called in."

    Unfortunately, you'd be wrong I think. There was a case several years back in which a little kid went onto a neighbor's property and peeped through a window (the curtain was open a few inches). He went back and told his father that the lady was "riding" the husband like riding a pony (description as best I can recall).

    The father went ONTO THE NEIGHBORS' PROPERTY and filmed them through the bedroom window on which THE CURTAIN WAS OPEN A FEW INCHES, took the video to the police, and the neighbors were arrested for having public sex despite the fact that the sex COULD NOT BE SEEN EXCEPT FROM THEIR OWN PROPERTY.

    I hate to follow up that story by noting that it happened in the South because I hate to play to the fundy stereotypes, but of course it did.

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  2. Damn. Were I the homeowner, I'd be suing the pants off my neighbor in the hopes that it would force him, and his badly-disciplined urchin to MOVE AWAY.

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  3. Enjoy life---put the filmed episode
    on YOU TUBE........buy the kid some porn so that he can learn more!

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