Letter: Sex and after

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Sex and after

Sir: Are you not being a little hard on the police ("Police fail in date rape epidemic", 15 June)? This must be a crime where witnesses would be unusual, taking place in a society highly tolerant of casual sexual intercourse and drunkenness, in which relationships are increasingly vague, transient and ill-defined. To enforce a law would surely require sexual intercourse to be rape unless the alleged culprit could prove to the contrary.

I would suggest vending machines in public places which could provide consent forms in duplicate which could be completed and kept by both parties. The location of the machine could be such that it would also reduce unsafe sexual practice.


Consultant Physician

Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust