Sex in Central Park is Off Trend

by Alpha Harlot on March 5, 2019

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I grew up in the shadow of New York City. Just before I got my driver’s license, my friends and I decided that we would all drive into NYC the day after my birthday and go on an adventure that involved walking around Central Park to see the statues of Alice in Wonderland and Strawberry Fields.

We didn’t tell our parents that we were going, we just got in the car and went. The Internet also really wasn’t a thing at that point in time, so we got our hands on some maps and drove into the city.

Back in the 90s, Central Park was a fairly known dogging spot. That’s when strangers watch couples fucking in public, if you weren’t privy. I had no idea that public sex was really a thing…I wasn’t really worldly in 1997. We got out of my 82 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme that was (apparently?) illegally parked (as it wasn’t there when we returned and I had to pay to get it out of the impound lot) and walked into the park. First thing we saw in the woods was two men banging on the forest floor.

It was like 2 in the afternoon on a Saturday. There were all sorts of people walking around, so it wasn’t like this was a secluded private area of the park. We stopped to gawk an giggle for a few seconds, walked a bit further and saw another couple, this time a man and a woman, balls deep in each other.

This was crazy to me and totally confused my brain. People had sex in public? You could have sex in New York parks? Did this happen all the time?

The answer to that is obviously that you can’t technically have sex in Central Park. As the years went on, more and more people seem to avoid that area for the rush of exhibitionism. In the New York Times article cited below, they report that 432 tickets for “Sex in Park” were given out in 2007, last year there were six.

It’s a sign of the times, I guess.

Are less people having sex outdoors in general? Could it be that the cops have a handle on the sex in public situation so people are more wary of doing it?

I think it’s partially because the area around Central Park specifically isn’t a shady area anymore. Everything is gentrified now. Times Square is cleaned up, NYC is a family vacation destination, everyone is on high alert with their eyes wide open to make sure that nothing is amis.

I think it’s kind of a shame.

I understand why having sex in a park during the day isn’t a good idea, but I think that it takes some of the adventure out of being both a voyeur and an exhibitionist. Have you ever had a fantasy about fucking in a park? Do you think the idea of getting caught was what drove the idea, or was it something else?

Let me know in the comments below or slide into my DMs on twitter with your thoughts.

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