Dogging - No dogs are involved (I hope)… but the (not so new) craze of having sex in a car while complete strangers watch, and sometimes participate is spreading across the world. It has now been reported in not only England, but Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Canada and the US. My question is, why does it need to be reported? People are just doing what they do without causing harm to anyone, so what makes it a news item?
Never heard of it? Dogging is an English slang term for “engaging in sexual acts in a public or semi-public place, or watching while others engage in sex.” Voyeurism and exhibitionism is encouraged. There may be a lone couple, a group or an entire gang bang. All in the relative safety of your closest public cark park. Usually, there are locations that are well known to ‘doggers’ – a quiet country road with a few secluded parking areas – a far cry from the old ‘behind the bike shed’ style of kissing.
The term dogging possibly originated in the early 1970’s to describe (dirty old) men who spied on unsuspecting couples having sex outdoors. It may also have come from those who would make the excuse of walking the dog to cover their spying activities. This just sounds a bit creepy and is akin to those “sand crabs” who tend to frequent naked beaches in the United States (in my experience). You suddenly look up and find a set of sandy balls touching your beach towel from the crab who crawled his way across the beach towards you to “get a closer look.” *shivers*
I’m all for public sex. And there have been times in the past when a boyfriend and I have gone to a known ‘spot’ to look for a place to, as they say in old American films, neck or make out. Before dogging was popular, we would have to find some place where there was absolutely no chance of being seen and invariably there would be a group of young boys there waiting to chase you off and stop your fun. Dogging has stopped all that. Now you can meet on the internet with a willing participant, meet up at a local known dogging spot and get it on – with as few or as many people as you want.
Now don’t get me wrong, I've enjoyed car sex, but I think my days of dogging are over. Maybe it’s me getting older, but I think I prefer swing clubs. They’re indoors, they have all the comforts of home and quite frankly, how many times can you get the gear stick in your rear before it really hurts!
Have you ever dogged? Do tell….