With the opportunity of instant hook-ups through apps like Grindr and Scruff, men are able to hook-up in many different ways, both modern and traditional.
Cruising is a common practice throughout Scotland. The term ‘cruising’ can be used for many different activities but a general definition is when guys meet up in a public sex environment, such as a forest or public toilet (though not exclusively) and engage in sexual activity. Below are some tips on how to stay safe when cruising:
While some men may feel discouraged to contact the police, it is the duty of the police to protect members of the public regardless of sexuality or gender identity. If you feel you have been the victim of a hate crime, sexual assault, rape or other incident see our sections about Reporting A Hate Crime and Reporting Sexual Assault and Rape to find out how you can report it or for further information.
If you having regular, unprotected sex, we would recommend that you get regular sexual health testing.