Law and Sexuality

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Birthday Blog: From the Archive Pt3

There have been a lot of moral panics around public sex over the years.  One of my favourite examples of absurdity comes from May 2008 and the rather unfortunate death of a cow after it consumed a condom.  A abject lesson for us all about the dangers of consuming condoms.

Of course, to be serious for a moment (it can happen), the story is actually about litter, and the need for expect our environment.  The loss of a cow is a significant loss to a farmer, and any littering should be condemned.  However, whilst public sex in these spaces is seen as behaviour that must be stopped because of such visible ‘harms’, other activities – such as concerts, picnics and so on – are encouraged, albeit with a ‘take your litter home’ campaign.

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This entry was posted on July 10, 2012 by in Birthday Blog, moral panic, PSEs, public sex.

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