It seems fairly obvious that having sex behind the wheel of a car is stupid and dangerous. Even still, people (especially dumb, young ones) do it all of the time. I would be hard pressed to name a single male in college who didn't either fantasize about or claim to have had some kind of sex while driving.
It may even seem funny or silly. But for one family in Minnesota, the results of this "minor" thing were tragic and horrific. While having sex behind the wheel of his car, 24-year-old Mark Chalin killed his girlfriend as well as a 35-year-old mother of four in another car. Does it still seem light and cute to have sex in a car?
If any man ever tries to get you to go down on him or straddle him while driving, just tell him this story.
It's just plain stupid. If studies show that talking on a phone can make an accident more likely, then what about sex?
This is one of those sex things that is more dumb fantasy than actual reality. Even in the best case scenario, it's kind of icky and risky. At worst, it could have tragic consequences.
What is even worse about all this is that there were other options. They could have pulled over. They could have WAITED until they got home or they could have stopped and found a private space.
None of these things involve hurting other people or themselves. The reality is, though one man was driving, both made the bad decision to do something so irresponsible. While my heart goes out to the families of both women, it's the one who was just minding her own business that is truly blameless.
Sex behind the wheel isn't funny. It's not cute. And it's not safe. Think, people. Think. Sex isn't that important.
Have you ever heard of people doing this?
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