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Sex In Private With Someone You Don't Live With Is Illegal In England From Today

Sex In Private With Someone You Don't Live With Is Illegal In England From Today

In frankly 'it could only be 2020' news, it is now illegal to have sex with someone from a different household behind closed doors.

Yep, as of today, the government's updated coronavirus legislation means it is actually possible to be prosecuted for inviting someone over to yours for a quickie.

Up until now, gathering with people from other households has been merely frowned upon in line with social distancing measures, but as of today, it been written up as actual law.

Sex with someone outside your household is illegal as of Monday 1st June (Credit: Unsplash)
Sex with someone outside your household is illegal as of Monday 1st June (Credit: Unsplash)
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According to the update in The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, the law states: "There is a gathering when two or more people are present together in the same place in order to engage in any form of social interaction with each other, or to undertake any other activity with each other."

It adds: "No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place outdoors, and consists of more than six persons, or indoors, and consists of two or more persons."

This means that singletons engaging in illicit bonks and couples living apart will now be literally breaking the law if they get jiggy.

Sorry, guys. We're in the middle of a pandemic, after all.

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(Credit: Pexels)
(Credit: Pexels)

While we appreciate the seriousness of the situation, hilariously, people have been pointing out that now it's against the law to have sex with someone indoors but technically, there's no explicit law stating you can't have sex with up to five people in your back garden.

Al fresco orgies only, then?


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Of course, the police don't have the power to enter people's homes and arrest them for having sex under the new regulations, so they're primarily relying on our good will when it comes to keeping this one.

"What they can do is enter homes where they suspect serious criminal activity is taking place under separate and existing laws," a spokesperson said at Downing Street.

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"They can't enter your home unless they suspect serious criminal activity is taking place there."

Couples wishing to have sex will have to do so covertly (Credit: Pexels)
Couples wishing to have sex will have to do so covertly (Credit: Pexels)

It comes as Boris Johnson announced further easing of lockdown measures in effect from Monday 1st June.

From today, people are allowed to walk through another person's house to reach the garden, where they are allowed to gather in groups of six, and they are also allowed to use their toilet in their home.

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However, people are still not allowed to gather indoors and social distancing must be maintained at all times.

2020, you are weird.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash

Topics: Life News, News, Sex and Relationships, Coronavirus

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.