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According to Article 14 of the Sexual Offences Act from 1998, anyone caught perpetrating an act of gross indecency can be punished with imprisonment of up to 5 years.[1] Article 15 punishes anal sex (regardless of whether with men or women) with a prison sentence of up to 10 years, or in some cases can lead to internment in a mental asylum. Article 16 states the punishment for attempted anal sex is imprisonment of up to 4 years.[1]

In practice, however, while such activities are indeed perceived negatively[2], they are not actually prosecuted.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  2. Gay Travel Blog

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