The popularity of Dogging

What is Dogging?


Dogging is a British term used for people who like to have sex outside or in a car in public while others can watch or in some cases participate.

Where does Dogging take place?

Dogging occurs up and down the country, usually in car parks or woodland areas. This has also been known to happen in layby areas. A survey in 2015 shows that the most popular Towns and Cities for Dogging are.

  1. Manchester
  2. Oxford
  3. Croydon
  4. Liverpool
  5. Leicester
  6. Nottingham
  7. Glasgow
  8. Northampton
  9. Bristol
  10. Birmingham

Why is Dogging so popular?

In Britain only laws regarding speeding are more regularly broken then those surrounding Dogging and out door sex. In a recent survey 43% of Brits have admitted to taking part in a bit of alfresco loving. Clearly people like to watch and be watched while having sex, it`s naughty, fun and adventurous.

Is Dogging legal?

Although there is not one particular law prohibiting Dogging, people caught in the act could be prosecuted under The Sexual Offences Act 2003. You could be charged with Indecent Exposure, Public Lewdness and Gross Indecency.

Dogging in it`s self is not a crime, but it can be if an outside party such as a child or a person who could be offended by it sees the act.

What are the rules surrounding Dogging?

There are rules or Dogging etiquette that everyone should respect if they choose to take part in a little Dogging.

  1. You must wear a condom if dogging with strangers.
  2. Do not “Dog” in front of anyone under the age of 18 or unsuspecting passers-by.
  3. Don’t attract attention.
  4. Everyone should remain anonymous.
  5. Do not destroy public property or trespass on private property.
  6. Clean up any mess after yourselves
  7. Legal driving should always be practiced.
  8. Have a signal or a safe word in case you want to stop.
  9. Steer clear of areas known for prostitution or drug dealing.
  10. If watching, you should not touch unless asked to do so.