Cruising grounds are defined as open spaces, where men can hook up with men, or straight couples can meet for sex often referred to as doggingas long as no members of the public can see you. James's Park was one of London's earliest documented cruising grounds. And for some people, he sighs, cruising remains a necessity. Barnsbury Estate asbestos scare: Public loos outside the capital could be hit-and-miss but were essential for married men.
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They began to rendezvous in Turkish baths and swimming pool cubicles. Bernard Greaves, who, as a policy adviser to the Liberals in the Seventies, became the first openly gay man to hold national office in a UK political party, points out: The real Russian housewives of Knightsbridge Tom Ball. Bernard Greaves remembers high-profile court cases including the Wildeblood trial, but it was only after decriminalisation that police action visibly increased. As cottaging entered the public consciousness, so our attitudes underwent a gradual shift. Why not sit at home and find men online?
He was married to a woman for 14 years he said. The first time he cottaged was when he was still with her. Cottaging is illegal in the United Kingdom under the Sexual Offences Actand applies to both heterosexual and homosexual acts. The jury acquitted the earl but the trial and that of Oscar Wilde for gross indecency five years later prompted many gay men to be less brazen. See inside Norwich pub which has been renovated after five month closure.