By the yardstick of the English poet Philip Larkin, the sexual revolution is marking its 40th birthday this year.
The view from under red lights.
Soon, a raft of new sex laws will be enacted.
Nevertheless, offenders can expect anything up to two years in prison.
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According to the government's consultation documentation, there was never any attempt to "criminalise sexual activity that takes place outdoors but in an isolated place where one would reasonably expect not to be observed".
It says it sees no reason why consenting sex between adults should be criminalised just because one party pays.
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The document said:
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