Public sex

Cruising and cottaging have long been part of the culture for men who have sex with men, whether they identify as gay or bi or not. Cruising and cottaging involve signs and signals between guys to facilitate sexual encounters. Sometimes these can be mis-read or mis-interpreted, as in any sexual encounter. Talk, listen, think… it still works in this context!

If you need to talk about something that’s happened to you whilst cruising or cottaging, you can contact Galop in confidence.

If you‘ve experienced something you didn’t want or you feel confused about what’s happening when you’re having sex in any context, Galop’s specialist service can offer you listening, understanding and support in an informed and confidential way and help you report to the police, if this is what you want.

Contact Catherine on 020 7704 2040 or at