News Maybe It’s Not an Either/Or Question, KOMO.
posted by October 15 at 9:30 AMon
Can’t it be a public park and a place for anonymous sex?
Public park? Or place for anonymous sex?
West Seattle grandmother says she is furious after she and her 3-year-old grandson stumbled onto men having sex in a public park.
KOMO 4 News went to investigate Westcrest Park around noon last week. We watched men arrive alone, go to the park’s main trail and then almost immediately duck into the woods. Sometimes they didn’t come out alone. We couldn’t be sure what they were doing, but the woman who e-mailed insists she knows.
“This is unacceptable,” said the woman, who we agreed to keep anonymous due to her fear of retaliation.
Yes, be afraid. If you speak out against public sex the park sex ninjas will come in the night and spooge all over your lawn. Or something.
I’m no great fan of park sex. I don’t have a lot of sympathy for guys that do it or get caught. I agree with, er, Jack at Seattlest, who suggests that public sexers get it on in their own backyards. But KOMO’s story is a bit hysterical. Guys have sex in parks. They shouldn’t. They know it. A few complaints bring in the police—and the heavy breathing TV news reporters—and the park fuckers move on to a new location. Can we cover this routine story without pretending to be shocked—shocked!—by the news that some men have sex in public parks?
Oh, and kudos to Seattlest for their headline, which acknowledges that most of the men getting it on in Westcrest Park are straight-identified.