Police say there has been a huge increase in the number of folk enjoying outdoor romps since the economic downturn began.
Sex experts reckon with 2.4million out of work and those in jobs putting in fewer hours, people are having to look outside the workplace for their kicks.
Behavioural expert Judi James said: “When people are working long hours they are knackered and also using up a lot of testosterone in the workplace. People may see it as daring and risky, which also perhaps replaces the lack of risk in the current work environment.”
Dogging hotspots have seen record activity. In Ripponden, West Yorks, chiefs have stepped up patrols following a huge number of complaints.
Former footballer Stan Collymore made the practice famous when he was caught out while watching couples having sex near his home in Cannock, Staffs.