What is Public Sex?
Public sex is the act of having sexual intercourse in public areas or areas where others may see you such as parks, forests, beaches, etc. or places that are private but can be accessed by or exposed to the general public. The latter is defined as semi-public sex. Some of the places that count as semi-public spaces include public toilets, airplanes, theater, or even a dark alleyway.
Based on a research done by Brett Kahr entitled, “Who’s Been Sleeping In Your Head: The Secret World of Sexual Fantasy” it has been discovered that as of 2008, having public sex ranks high among sexual fantasies. It may be attributed to its depiction in modern media and films.
Written evidence of public sex can be traced back to the 1500s. In a study done by G.R. Quaife, it has been said that Puritans were known for engaging in premarital sex in public places such as fields, forests, hedges, barns, and even stables. In the same time period, works of art like the Francion 15 by Martin Van Maele, the Angelique Et Medor by Agostino Caracci, and the Bathing Party by Edouard-Henri Avril also depicted couples engaging in public sex.
In Britain in 2003, a trend called dogging grew extremely popular. Dogging is the act of having public sex or watching people engaging in it. The practice includes those who are doing the act and an audience. Those who participate in this would set up a meeting through text or the internet. This craze then spread to other western countries including the US, Australia, and Brazil, among many others.
The desire to have sex publicly can be combined with various aspects of BDSM and other fetishes. It is common to see Doms publicly punish their submissives in sexual or non-sexual manners. One of Kink.com’s most popular channels is Public Disgrace. It focuses on D/s dynamics in public settings and ends with the submissive engaging in acts of public sex.
In numerous countries all over the world, public sex is not considered a decent act. As voyeurism and exhibitionism are both considered public displays of sexual behavior, this act is punishable by law.
Those who are aroused by the idea of public sex are often also interested in agoraphilia, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.
Agoraphilia is the sexual interest in the act or idea of having outdoor sex.
Exhibitionism is getting aroused by the action of exposing private body parts to unsuspecting people. It may also include the arousal over the idea of being watched as they engage in intimate activities.
And voyeurism is the sexual attraction to watching people engage in intimate behaviors. These behaviors include sex and undressing as well.