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  • This is a translation of a sign on a park fence in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    SEX is allowed in the park.
    But remember!
    Many elementary schools use the park!

    Therefore refain from:
    -Sex in the playground or areas where you can be seen between the hours of 0900 and 1600.
    -Loud sex in hidden areas between 0900 and 1600.

    Remember to:
    -Remove sperm etc. from benches after the act.
    -Put used condoms and napkins in the trashcan.

    The City of Copenhagen supports safe sex!
    Have FUN!

    This made me laugh and think about the the difference in attitudes between Danes and North Americans. In general the North American solution would be prohibition, "NO SEX IN THE PARK!", whereas the Danish mindset is, "we know you are doing it, enjoy but be responsible".

    In any case, ones freedom ends where another's starts. The best policies give people liberty to pursue happiness with consideration for others and their pursuit of happiness.
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