This is fast becoming a common practice with people increasingly engaging in sexual acts in their cars. At least, people get sexual in their vehicles four times before they leave planet earth. While some people think of this idea as sexy especially the daring and adventurous ones, others see it as sordid. Regardless of people’s perception about sex in the car, it is worth knowing what the law says about the act.
So is having in the car legal? The answer is YES. Do not get all happy and sexy at the back of that car yet as there are some facts you should be aware of. In some cases, deriving sexual pleasure by getting down in your car can lead to prosecution and in some instances, imprisonment.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003 does not really go against having sex in the car. However, a point should be known. Both parties in the act should be above the age of consent, and you did not pick up anyone while kerb crawling. If both conditions have been satisfied and your location is reasonably private, then you can bone till your heart bones no more.
You do not want to be having sex at the back set of your car in the car park of a supermarket that is illuminated with floodlights as you could be flouting the public decency act, a common law offence i Wales and England. Having said this, for an act to be classified as being offensive under this act, it must have been s lewd to have outraged public decency. The act must have also been done in a place where at least two people could have seen you in the act even if they did not actually witness it, and of course, it must have been reported by someone.
This means, sex in the car can only be accepted if it could not have offended anyone and the people around could not have seen you getting down.
The careless folks that are not particular about the location and time of having sex in the car should be wary as the Halsbury’s Laws of England states that outraging public decency is a punishable act and if found guilty, it attract an unlimited imprisonment or/and an unlimited fine.
The actual fun comes from having sex in the car without having to be bothered by the law. You therefore need to have your thinking caps on ad be wise about it.