Is it illegal to have sexual intercourse in public, and if so, what law is it breaking?

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It is where I live and you could be charged with several offences:

    Outraging public decency contrary to common law.

    Behaviour that is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to other users contrary to the Public Order Act 1986.

    Offences of exposure - if the person exposes themselves to someone intending that someone will see them and be caused alarm or distress.

    Sex in a public toilet. (Section 71, Sexual Offences Act, 2003)

    The above applies to England and Wales although there are some similar provisions in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Most other developed countries will be equally strict.

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