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Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

I was in my car driving along, pulled over in a layby for a quick wee and sensed someone lurking around behind (me) on the way back to my car.

To be honest I never feel scared here but was concerned about the strange behaviour of this bloke invading my space, well thats the way I saw it in this fairly deserted place even though he was no nearer than 20m (I imagined the stress a family might get too from him as he could be dangerous), so I sat in the car with no lights on (inside & out) & locked it but wanted to observe, I felt like he wanted something from me. I had my phone ready to call the Police, but I felt he would do me no harm too.

He just stood there staring at me in my car, but after 10 mins left, disappearing off into the bushes with an open area behind ... a few cars pulled up so I thought I would get out (have a fag) & walk towards where he went such was my curiosity.

My God! It was a proper cruise scene (which I needn't describe in detail) in a public place I had stumbled upon. I have never seen anything like this... ..I am open minded & do not have anything against gay people but I wondered, why don't they arrange all this by internet or whatever... I really didn't think I would be in the middle of all this just because I had to go for a wee & was concerned about this strange acting guy....each to their own (honestly) but please, get a room..

Oh, I forgot, does anyone know if this kind of stuff is actually illegal in public, just wanted to know why these guys take such a big risk (if they do)?
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Old 18.09.2012, 13:37
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

And you went out looking for it because you were "curious"?

It was either drugs or sex. It happens everywhere. Whats the big deal?
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

The only possible legal implication could be indecent exposure but it seems they took themselves off into the back of beyond, away from prying eyes, and didn't really account for someone stopping nearby for a wee.

Earlier in the summer there was a VERY amorous couple in our local badi who got thrown out after taking things a bit too far in the heat of the midday sun. I guess there is a line up to which people will tolerate then you're in bother.
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

isn't weeing in public illegal?
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Oh, I forgot, does anyone know if this kind of stuff is actually illegal in public, just wanted to know why these guys take such a big risk (if they do)?

I have no idea.


Is doing a wee in public illegal??


***EDIT*** Phil beat me to it!!!! ***EDIT***


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A wee, eh?
In the dark, eh?
You were curious, I see . Say no more.
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

How, may I ask, is it different from heterosexual sex in the dark behind the bushes?
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..I am open minded & do not have anything against gay people but I wondered, why don't they arrange all this by internet or whatever...
Sounds like you went out of your way to be outraged. Would you have reacted the same if this were a park on a sunny Sunday afternoon where hetero couples were lying around on the grass snogging and petting? If not, then I suggest you re-examine the statement I've quoted, as I suspect that it's not actually true.

BTW where was this again?
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so I thought I would get out (have a fag)
So why didn't you?
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Old 18.09.2012, 13:47
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

"have a fag". heh.
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

According to the "Polizeireglement" Aarau indecent behaviour and weeing in public can both be punished

§ 23
Notdurft
Wer auf öffentlichem Grund oder an einem von der Öffentlichkeit
einsehbaren Ort die Notdurft (Kot/Urin) verrichtet, wird bestraft.

§ 24
Öffentliches Ärgernis
1
Wer durch ungebührliches Verhalten in der Öffentlichkeit Ärgernis
erregt, wird bestraft.

2
Betrunkene, unter Drogeneinfluss stehende oder sonst in ihrer
Urteilsfähigkeit eingeschränkte Personen kann die Polizei zur Vermeidung
weiterer Störungen oder zu ihrem eigenen Schutz unter
Kostenfolge nach Hause, in ärztliche Pflege oder in Spitalpflege
bringen.


Fines:
28 Verrichten der Notdurft durch Urinieren §§ 23, 26 PolR 60.-
29 Verrichten der Notdurft durch Koten §§ 23, 26 PolR 100.-
30 Erregen von öffentlichem Ärgernis §§ 24 Abs.1, 26 PolR 100


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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

There's Something About Mary joked about it, but I didn't believe it until I actually witnessed it. During a late night stop at a highway rest area a few years ago (while the gf was away at the loo, so I had a few minutes to look around), I instantly noticed something strange about the vibe. Some dudes were just standing around and have stare-offs with passers-by. Then a guy showed up and his stare-off ended with them going into the woods together. Didn't even have to buy him dinner! Women do complicate things.
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I was in my car driving along, pulled over in a layby for a quick wee and sensed someone lurking around behind (me) on the way back to my car.

..a few cars pulled up so I thought I would get out (have a fag) & walk towards where he went such was my curiosity.
Of course you did
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I was in my car driving along, pulled over in a layby for a quick wee and sensed someone lurking around behind (me) on the way back to my car.

To be honest I never feel scared here but was concerned about the strange behaviour of this bloke invading my space, well thats the way I saw it in this fairly deserted place even though he was no nearer than 20m (I imagined the stress a family might get too from him as he could be dangerous), so I sat in the car with no lights on (inside & out) & locked it but wanted to observe, I felt like he wanted something from me. I had my phone ready to call the Police, but I felt he would do me no harm too.

He just stood there staring at me in my car, but after 10 mins left, disappearing off into the bushes with an open area behind ... a few cars pulled up so I thought I would get out (have a fag) & walk towards where he went such was my curiosity.

My God! It was a proper cruise scene (which I needn't describe in detail) in a public place I had stumbled upon. I have never seen anything like this... ..I am open minded & do not have anything against gay people but I wondered, why don't they arrange all this by internet or whatever... I really didn't think I would be in the middle of all this just because I had to go for a wee & was concerned about this strange acting guy....each to their own (honestly) but please, get a room..

Oh, I forgot, does anyone know if this kind of stuff is actually illegal in public, just wanted to know why these guys take such a big risk (if they do)?

It is NOT illegal. And the place where you were possibly is a "known" encounter-place So that he simply by error jumped to conclusions
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It is NOT illegal. And the place where you were possibly is a "known" encounter-place So that he simply by error jumped to conclusions

not illegal to have sex (gay or straight) in public, ill be surprised about that.
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not illegal to have sex (gay or straight) in public, ill be surprised about that.
Middle of Bahnhofstrasse might attract the attention of the local constabulary. (and maybe a construction worker, cowboy and leather-clad biker... )



On the subject of the legalities, has anyone on this forum NOT had outdoor sex somewhere at sometime?
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not illegal to have sex (gay or straight) in public, ill be surprised about that.
There's a big difference between "in public" and "where someone will see you". Outdoor sex is hardly unusual (surely?) , but doing it in the middle of a street would, I'm sure, count as indecent exposure or whatever the equivalent here is.
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

my first visit to Zurich about 15 years ago...

I walked out onto the pier at Mythenquai which is in front of the fountain in Zurisee, it wasn't particularly warm that september, so there was no one swimming in the lake or sunning themselves. I then seem to have suddenly startled 2 teenage boys lying on the deck, one was sitting up abruptly wiping his chin, the other pulled his jacket over his hip area. With that disgusting picture (still burnt into my memory as you can tell), I thought, "what a country!"

Since then I have been wakeboarding quite a bit on the lake and have seen plenty more, although I wouldn't call being on a boat (or dangling from a boat) being in public....
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Re: Aren't gay sexual acts in public illegal in Switzerland?

The Mägenwiler-Wald between the motorway A1 and A3 is a famous gay meeting place..It is in Birrfeld ... It is a no stop area for straight people...They are on FB too...
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How, may I ask, is it different from heterosexual sex in the dark behind the bushes?
positions.

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