If you were looking to cross off having sex in the street in Mexico from your bucket list of things to do before you die, well, I’m happy to report that just got a lot easier for you to do. A new law was passed in Guadalajara that allows for having sex in the street. Yep, the full story was originally posted here.
Mexican City Legalizes Street Sex to Curb Police Extortion
As long as nobody complains about it, you are okay to do your thing in the city of Guadalajara. Public sex may be considered highly offensive to some people, but the once daring feat is now totally kosher thanks in part to crooked cops.
The main idea behind approving public intercourse is that the local police would extort people caught in the act. The thought process is that the law enforcement’s time is better spent doing other things, like, you know, perhaps stopping all of these crazy murders, kidnappings, and other violent crimes.
“Holding sexual intercourse or acts of sexual exhibitionism on public roads or in public places, vacant lots, entertainment centers, vehicle interiors or in private places with a view to the public will be viewed as a violation only if complained about by citizens,” the local media cited an amendment to the police regulations of the city of Guadalajara.
Guadalajara, a city of 1.5 million people, was on record saying that as long as no citizen requests police intervention, it’s fine to have any acts of exhibitionism of a sexual nature inside vehicles, vacant lots, public spaces, and private locations in public view. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled next time I visit this area for some live action local sex.
While I consider this story extremely funny and comical, it’s sad that a local politician named Guadalupe Morfin Otero, who was behind this move, referenced a survey in which 90 % of university students had mentioned they were extorted by officers accusing them of immoral acts.
Risks of Legal Street Sex in Mexico
There are risks to this, of course. I hate to be Debbie Downer, but there could be a massive infiltration of prostitution and even crime.
I especially worry about underage children. Yuck, I don’t even want to think about that, and I know my main stomping ground of Costa Rica does an amazing job at prosecuting people who exploit children, but I wonder if Mexico will follow suit? This is a serious thing here, putting kids out there at risk of harm. Children’s wandering eyes could also find this as a curious thing, leading to a lot more teenage pregnancy. “Hey, everyone’s doing it.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. If people are just getting down and dirty in the streets, it’s going to be a wild ride in Mexico. Although I’m almost wondering if this is simply a play at the lower class who may not have means to find a cheap motel for sex, and who are getting extorted for mere pesos by the local police. I highly doubt this is a play on tourism, in fact I’m going on record saying that I know it’s not.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more development to this story.