The BBC reports that “The internet and text messaging are fuelling a practice which involves unprotected sex with strangers in public parks.
Health chiefs in Kent have taken to posting messages on sites promoting “dogging” – warning of a rise in sexually-transmitted diseases.
They say the craze may be partially responsible for rises in chlamydia, HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.
More than 20,000 people are registered with one UK “dogging” newsgroup.
Dogging is an extension of “swinging” parties – and involves exhibitionist sex in semi-secluded locations such as car parks or country parks.
The location of dogging “events” is now frequently advertised on websites or communicated via mobile phone text message.
Those attracted by these messages may simply act as voyeurs – or be invited to participate.” MORE
This conjure up a Ballardian vision of a rampaging middle class, off rutting in the forests and parks.
Here we have yet another Smart Mob technology facilitating consensus networks, in this case kinky shaggers dropping their keys into the virtual pot and rogering their snaggy arse neighbours.
There is only one massive drawback of this sort thing: One might end up having an “encounter” with a parent or colleague.