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High Court Bans Man with Low IQ from Having Sex

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on February 09, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Forget procreation, sometimes you just have to wonder whether certain people should even legally be allowed to have sex. Luckily for those people, the chance of an injunction against their bedroom activities are slim to none. Unless they live in the U.K.

Under British law, the Court of Protection can make important decisions for those who are considered not intelligent enough to do so for themselves. Recently, the Court walked into something a little bit stickier than it bargained for when it took away sex from a man with a low IQ.

"Alan" only has an IQ of 48, and suffers from a mild learning disability, according to The Telegraph. While living in government sponsored housing, the paper reports that he entered into a sexual relationship with another man. Alarmed by his voracious sexual appetite, the local council petitioned the court, alleging that a man with such a low IQ had no clue what he was doing.

The court's criteria to deny Alan sex? He reportedly didn't understand how to have sex, its health risks, or that pregnancy may result, reports The Telegraph. Despite the last of these not being relevant to the situation, the paper reports that his belief in the stork caused the court to deny him nookie. Until the court sees that ordered sex education classes have corrected his beliefs, the paper further relays that he is to be monitored at all times.

If every man with a low IQ was barred from having sex, the birthrate in this country would drop astronomically. Fortunately for American citizens, the Constitution protects your right to get laid--even if you don't have an excuse for not knowing what you're doing.

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