A commentary and resource on Law and Sexuality by Professor Chris Ashford and guests
Who among us hasn’t worried about a precious beauty spot being spoilt by its own popularity? Crowds flocking to one Lincolnshire beauty spot is causing a particular stir, as its become a popular dogging spot.
Curiously, the reaction to lots of people visiting is to try and stop them, which is a particularly Alice in Wonderland scenario. We also have the usual press reports of someone suitably outraged: “It’s sordid. I used to take my granddaughter there but I wouldn’t do that now. You don’t know what you will find, or who you might find.”
So sordid, this individual has not seen anything, and not seen anyone. It is the idea that offends, not witnessing an act. The newspaper also dispatched a plucky journalist to investigate. They reported that they saw people in ‘luxury’ cars and wearing smart clothes. A sure sign of dodgy criminal types if ever I heard it. We also read that people visiting this popular wood beauty spot ca be seen entering and exiting the said wood. Which, I’m sure we can all agree, is something of a shock.