Isn’t this anti-LGBT?

The Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl is planning to install anti-sex public toilets that would spray occupants with water and sound an alarm.

Violent movement sensors would automatically open the doors and sound high-pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior. Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time, to safeguard against “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism”.

I’m absolutely certain that I recall the claim that cottaging is an essential part of the gay male culture and therefore to oppose it is to be homophobic.

20 thoughts on “Isn’t this anti-LGBT?”

  1. “Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time”

    What about fat people?

  2. Just have a camera inside the main area of the bog.–angled to not show faces–and a tv screen on the roof. If two individuals try to go into the same cubicle an outside alarm sounds eg “Alert, alert –sodomy in progress –police have been summoned” (in the Village style–rather than village people) and a continuous loop of them going into the cubicle plays on the rooftop screen. Their faces won’t be visible but it should put all save the most hard core off. And if they are still there when Plod arrives their names etc will appear in the papers etc.

    That should do the trick–or stop the trick at least.

  3. The movement sensors will never be triggered accidentally or never go wrong soaking entirely innocent members of the public because technology coming face to face with the messy real world never fails.
    First claim for damages, countdown starts…. now!

  4. I must admit that since the introduction of these fancy street TARDIS loos, I’ve never once used one. I’d much rather buy a pint and use the gents in the pub rather than one of these plastic and metal contraptions.

  5. ‘Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time…’

    Parents with children? Carers helping handicapped people?

  6. @John B

    Yes those are good use cases I was going to mention myself.


    In unisex loos, which seem increasingly the trend, I’m sure most such activity is heterosexual. Cottaging seems to be in decline in the age of the app too. You’re not wrong though to remember claims that laws against sex in public toilets are discriminatory – I was told this by a criminal law professor who thought there might be a human rights argument against the laws, back in the early 2000s when most public loos were single sex. And gay rights groups have complained about police enforcement operations.

  7. @Silverite August 17, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time

    Beat me to it on fat-shaming?

    Mr + Mrs Pcar weigh less than many lardbuckets

    One per cubicle weight-sensitive floors sounds damned expensive too

    @John B – yep, occurred to me too

  8. “Weight-sensitive floors”


    And we thought Griff was joking when they made the sketch 🙂
    Yesterday’s comedy is todays leftism.

  9. Surely the variation in size / weight from two small adults relative to one big adult with a child not quite out of nappies would prevent weight measurement being flexible enough for this?

    They’d all decamp to the disabled loos anyway…….

  10. @rhoda

    Arrrggghhh, awful. I want secluded relaxing loo where I have silence and no visuals other than what I’m reading.

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