Driverless Cars, Already a Win for Gay Rights, Will Now Increase Potential for Vehicular Sex

There’s a lot of things gays can do well: brunch, predict Best Supporting Actress, and erase bi and trans people from the queer community. But according to meme lore, driving is not one of them.

Just search Twitter for “gays can’t drive” and you’ll get a bevy of testimonies to corroborate.

But gays not being able to operate a motor vehicle may be a problem of the past. I’m talking, of course, about driverless cars. Now, the drama between Azealia Banks and Elon Musk may have you thinking that driverless cars are not exactly fast on their way to a freeway near you, but make no mistake: they’re coming. (And you will be too, winky face.)

According to a new study in the Annals of Tourism Research, driverless cars will lead to a boon in way people think about automotive vehicles. Cars will become restaurants, hotels and more. And, of course, that means that sex will be coming to a car near you.

According to Market Watch, 60 percent of Americans have already had sex in a car. Now, researchers predict, sex in a self-moving car will become more commonplace when they take over the roads by the 2040s.

Researchers also addressed the fact that a lot of sex work already happens in cars, as well. (Side note: legalize sex work.)

“It’s not impossible or that far-fetched to imagine the red light district on the move. Prostitution doesn’t need to be legal for this to happen. Plenty of illegal activities happen in cars,” said Scott Cohen, who led the study. “Where prostitution is legal, and regulations allow AVs to develop fast and be on roads quickly, we could see this come together rapidly. Europe is one of those places.”

Gays, rejoice: traveling and hosting will soon be a thing of the past. Because traveling and hosting will be the same damn thing.


Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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