Sex is an invigorating antidote to anything from boredom to idleness. It is also a path to excitement. Sometimes normal or staid sex leads to a full stop and men and women look for more exciting methods to spice up the sex life. Many people and couple look for what is known as ‘Thrill sex’. This is an overwhelming desire to rip off your partner’s clothes in a public place and then copulate in full view of everyone. This is “Thrill Sex” and more and more couples in the West and Africa are resorting to it. There is a feeling that dare devilry is involved and that adds to the thrill of this type of sex. Thrill sex locations are chosen with some care and could include public buses, restrooms, cars, offices, airplanes, parking lots, sport stadiums, hiking trails, dorm showers, classrooms and parks. That’s a pretty wide and exhaustive list but basically it means sex outside the privacy of the bedroom.
The more likely to indulge in such a wild spree is the younger crowd. As one young man commented “The idea of getting caught is fascinating. It adds to the thrill of the sex and leads to intense emotional release”.
The exact percentage of thrill sex seekers is difficult to estimate. Probably they are a microscopic minority, but the number that fantasizes thrill sex could be fairly high. A recent survey of 6,600 people from 20 countries, conducted by romantic novel publisher Cora Publishing, gives some insight to these phenomena. The study revealed that Norwegians were the most addicted to thrill sex with 66 percent. Australians came in a close second at 64 percent. The reasons for participating in “thrill sex,” as it’s been dubbed, are myriad, but there are some common themes.
a) This is an act of rebellion and statement of identity. Maybe some people feel this is an achievement and a chance to satisfy ego. Its like Eve wanting to eat the forbidden fruit.
b) Most couple caught in the act have been cheered by onlookers or just watched passively. As per records no attempt has been made by onlookers to separate the couples, leaving the matter to the Police and law enforcement agencies.
Thrill sex gives a psychological boost. It is an antidote to life which at some stage becomes mundane. Normal Police intervenes in case decency is violated. Many are however let off after a caution. An ASU psychology professor named Lee Spencer has the last word on thrill sex. He feels fear and sexual arousal are closely related and people indulging in this often have an increased heartbeat, faster pulse and raised blood pressure. Maybe for them it’s a good tonic. If you have done it once there is every likelihood of doing it again.