Loud sex a human right, says loud sex woman
Appeals ASBO with 'involuntary vocalisation' defence
A Tyne and Wear woman whose raucous lovemaking earned her an ASBO and multiple cuffings will declare in court that the order is a violation of her human rights.
Caroline Cartwright, 48, of Washington, was dragged before magistrates back in April for five breaches of a noise abatement order requiring her to turn down the volume during intimate moments with hubby Steve.
Neighbours described her performances as "murder" and "unnatural", the Telegraph notes, and "even the local postman and a woman, who walked past the house taking her child to school, complained".
Sunderland City Council installed "specialist equipment" in neighbour Rachel O'Connor's flat after she reported she was "frequently late for work because she overslept having been awake most of the night because of the noise".
The kit recorded noise levels of between 30 and 40 decibels, "with the highest being 47 decibels".
The court imposed the aforementioned ASBO, ordering her to stop "making excessive noise, knocking, shouting, screaming or vocalisation that can be heard in neighbouring properties or outside the house".
However, she was arrested on 18, 22 and 26 April when neighbours complained she was back on the job.
Cartwright has now appealed the four-year ASBO, on the grounds that she is "unable to control her vocalisation during lovemaking, and any attempt at restricting her behaviour is a breach of her human rights".
Newcastle Crown Court heard she will argue a breach of Article 8 of the human rights act "if her ability to have sex with her husband Steven, 48, is interfered with", as the Northern Echo puts it.
To back her case of "being powerless to control herself during lovemaking", Cartwright will call a "consultant in psychosexual medicine" to support her "involuntary vocalisation" defence. ®
"Human Rights" and "Noise ordinaces"
Firstly, "Human rights" simply do not exist.
Think you have a "Right to life"? Try and collect on it. You _will_ die, and neither legislation nor philosophy will change that.
What we have here is a case of "I don't want to be interacted with." We have a way of dealing with this exact situation, in fact: Noise ordinaces. It is only an issue of fact as to whether the law was indeed broken. If the mailman heard it, I doubt that it was during a "restricted noise" time. Ditto for the kids walking to school. Sorry prudes, but I can have loud sex anytime I can have band practice.
Of course she has the right to make noise during sex
She doesn't, however, have the right to make noise loud enough to disturb the neighbours.
Buy yourself a detached house; then you can roar your throat raw, love.
obviously they are complaining because they don't get the same enjoyment. Sorry my girl is loud and i love every second of it. Sorry 1 hour isn't all that bad and it isn't constant (close but not quite) while yes i will agree they could invest in some soundproofing. SO SHOULD THE NEIGHBORS. I have to say i would fight tooth and nail to keep my right to have my girl be as loud as she wants/needs. If they were blaring a stereo i could understand. But the love between two people is a completely different subject.
At the same point. Written in the constitution is we have the DUTY to stand up to a government that goes too far and tries to control too much. But we can't make love because there is a law it happens to cross? isn't that going a little far?