A SHOCKING online directory showcases Clackmannanshire as a dogger’s delight.
The website, called Dogging AfterDark, highlights several hotspots around the county where participants can meet like-minded people.
In the Tillicoultry entry, a man claims a sex act was performed on him after he’d noticed flashing headlights and couples swapping partners while out walking his dog at the car park at Tilly Glen.
He states, “I’m there every Thursday now.”
Another man, who frequents a car park at the foot of the Ochils in Menstrie, adds, “I go there often with the misses (sic) so look out for me.”
Late night frolics in Forestmill – deemed “popular with truckers” – have been put to a stop due to the installation of CCTV, however the car park at Alloa’s West End Park is earmarked as another post-10pm rendezvous point.
When asked if he’d received any complaints about dogging in Tilly, councillor Archie Drummond jokingly said, “It wasn’t me.”
On a more serious note, he added, “First time I’ve heard about it. I’m really surprised if it’s been going on – you would hear about that type of thing. If it is, it’s a matter for the police.”
Dogging is a euphemism for engaging in sexual acts in a public or semi-public place or watching others doing so.
As observation is encouraged, voyeurism and exhibitionism are closely associated with the practice.
Agony aunt Kristiane Rodgerson shed some light on what compels people to have sex, sometimes with people they have never met, in a public place while others watch.
She said, “The thrill of sex with strangers or having strangers watch while we have sex with a partner seems almost alien to most of us, or perhaps a bit extreme, but for doggers this is the norm.