Hard times for free-range romantics, who sometimes let themselves be carried away by the impetus of a frivolous, if you will, but overwhelming passion. The sex of the future it will have many relief valves, but it appears that they will not be in public toilets.
Porthcawl, on the south coast of Scotland, will replace the public facilities in its Griffin Park with anti-sex bathroom models. These systems will have deterrents to avoid "inappropriate sexual activity or vandalism" (how ugly to equate things), as the public park channels report.
You got it right: the town of Porthcawl in Scotland can boast of being the first inhabited center equipped with a public bathroom with systems to prevent people from having sex inside it.
The anti-sex bathroom will cost around 200.000 euros, covered by a small entrance fee to the services.
The anti-sex bathrooms will be equipped with alarms, doors that open automatically, threatening messages, special nebulisers to wet the occupants and inevitable movement sensors.
The latter seem to be the core of the system. They will analyze situations and activate deterrents only in case of "turbulent actions" or more than one individual at a time in the same bathroom.
Let's not try to be smart by moving slowly and very carefully: pressure sensors on the floor and a "deep automatic cleaning" every 10 minutes will also affect those who remain almost stationary.
Mike clarke, member of the city council, rejoices: "Rebuilding the public toilets is an important part of our ambitions to make Porthcawl a great place to live and visit."
Obviously, the system lends itself to criticism of all sorts, from those of "cruelty" to the accusations of "humiliating users", which have not been lacking since the first announcement of this new system.
A user thunders: "floors with sensors to detect more than one person? What if someone needs assistance to go to the bathroom?". And here's another random tweet against construction.
The current "sex (but pure) friendly" bathrooms will be demolished in October. Construction of the new one will begin soon after, but I don't know how modern anti-sex bathroom is.