Not only are we a nation of car lovers, but we like to make out in our motors.
Research from Auto Trader reveals Brits don’t hold back from having sex in cars. A massive 65 per cent of those surveyed have ‘done it’ on four wheels with that number increasing to 75 per cent amongst the people of the east of England.
Men are slightly more adventurous with 71 per cent of men versus 61 per cent of women having had sex in their cars.
Of those surveyed, 45 per cent are having sex in their cars with regular partners, whilst a daring one in ten enjoy the thrill with a total stranger.
Almost two thirds say their car appeals as a make-out hot-spot due to its convenience while nearly a quarter say the real thrill comes from the chance of getting caught.
But it’s not all easy riding for Britain’s exhibitionist couples. Half of those surveyed worry about there not being enough space in the car, but that’s not a worry to the eight per cent who’ve given it a go in a convertible with the roof down.
The Welsh are getting it least behind the wheel, with 42 per cent saying they’ve never had sex in a car, but that’s not to say they’re not keen – 21 per cent of the Welsh respondents would ‘most definitely’ like to try it.
For those tempted to try some roadside romance, it’s best to swot up on the rules of the road. More than a third thought performing a sexual act while the vehicle is in motion is legal, with more than a quarter not knowing whether it’s legal to have sex in a car at all.
Although the Sexual Offences Act (2003) doesn’t legislate specifically against this practice, it’s worth remembering that public order offences do exist that guard against outraging taste and decency (i.e. getting down to it in the supermarket car park). So you’re unlikely to get in trouble for sex in an isolated place but do make sure you have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
But watch out as it is illegal to be doing this whilst the vehicle is in motion. Road safety laws prohibit anything ‘distracting’ whilst behind the wheel which could be classed and prosecuted as ‘unsafe driving’.