I guess those who claim I'm hopelessly old-fashioned have a point. I'd argue that, when there is a law against something, the sensible thing to do is to enforce that law. But the Dutch have a much more practical idea:
A park near Amsterdam has unveiled information signs pointing out spots where officials say gay men are known to have sex, so visitors are not taken by surprise.
The signs "clearly indicate what is happening in each zone; also those where gay men are known to practice 'cruising'," municipal spokeswoman Manon Koffijberg said.
Cruising is a slang word used to describe the act of trawling for casual sex.
"If you don't want to be confronted by a vision of that sort, the signs allow you to avoid specific areas," Ms Koffijberg said.
The story goes on to explain that, while having sex in public is against the law (even in the Netherlands!), the park has been "used for this purpose for so long" that it has become "gedoog," a Dutch word for "tolerating unwanted behavior."
Gedoog. Huh. We should borrow that word here, because we sure do