• Dogging Law

  • The activity of 'dogging', where individuals engage in sexual acts in a public or semi-public place or watching others doing so, is not a specific offence under English Law.

    Dogging, sexual activity in public or watching others engage in sexual activity in public, is not banned under a specific law in the UK- but people who get caught can be charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 with public lewdness and indecent exposure.

    The activity falls through a legal loophole – because it is not an offence to have sex in public unless it is witnessed by someone who is “outraged” by the goings-on.
    That ‘get out of jail’ card means police forces and red-faced councils trying to crack down on the bawdy behaviour have had little success.