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Old people's Swiss sex romps shock anglers

Published: 05 Aug 2011 14:04 GMT+02:00
Updated: 05 Aug 2011 12:27 GMT+02:00

A retired Swiss-German couple have been arrested for allegedly having group sex at the Melezza river in canton Ticino, in what locals say is becoming a plague of elderly al-fresco friskiness.

Melezza is now known as “the hottest river in Switzerland,“ according to Blick newspaper. The river in Centovalli in Ticino, in Italian-speaking Switzerland, is a mecca for naturists and swingers from the German-speaking areas of the country.

"We only massaged each other’s feet“, the couple from Canton Aargau said in protest. But a fisherman at the river saw a threesome with another man taking place.

The fisherman from the nearby village of Cavigliano told La Regione newspaper: 

“It was about six o’ clock in the evening. I had just thrown out my fishing rod, then I heard something behind me in the bushes. I turned around and saw a naked person masturbating. I called the peeping Tom names and disgustedly continued fishing. But then it got even worse. On a rock, two men were enjoying themselves with a woman. The man in the bush had been watching them.“

The police were alerted by the fisherman and in minutes two officials arrived on the scene. The voyeur and one of the men escaped. The married couple, a man (70) and his wife (69), both tourists from the canton Aargau, were arrested in their car.

The river especially attracts tourists from German-speaking Switzerland and Germany who canoodle on the rocks. The local community is trying to defend themselves against the nudists by erecting signs warning off amorous couples and making regular citizen patrols of the area.

The Swiss-German couple are not the first pensioners who have shocked the paradise of Centovalli. 

“For decades we are very tolerant of nudists, said the mayor of Centovalli, Giorgo Pellanda (60), “but such exhibitionism is illegal. It damages the image of our valley and disturbs families. Swiss-German nudists are increasingly brazen.

 

Your comments about this article

2011-08-10 04:40:40 by sarababe
If you are looking to try something new, the clothes free lifestyle could be your answer to meeting new friends who look just like everyone http://www.naturistmingle.com is the best choice for you! Nothing wrong with being naked as long as you enjoy it and can handle it. We are all born that way!
2011-08-07 19:32:35 by Skipdallas
Sorry for the double post! I do not know how that happened
2011-08-07 19:31:41 by Skipdallas
I would like to add that I find it inspiring that an older couple still have the adventureism to make love outdoors in a beautiful setting, the masturbating voyeur, not so much! But, as they say: "Different strokes." :)
2011-08-07 18:53:39 by Skipdallas
I would like to add that I find it inspiring that an older couple still have the adventureism to make love outdoors in a beautiful setting, the masturbating voyeur, not so much! But, as they say: "Different strokes." :)
2011-08-07 18:44:39 by Skipdallas
Being used to the solitude of the wonderful fishing streams in the western part of the U.S.A. I can understand the fishermans plight when confronted with a "threesome" and a voyeur masturbating on the bank. These antics undoubtly scared the fish! and ruined his day of sport. As the countryside becomes more and more crowded with hikers, fishermen, and sport enthusiests of all walks of life, it becomes harder to find the privacy needed for these al fresco activities. As I see it, the only problem would be if children were able to witness these older folk's activities. Come on Grand Pa and Grand Ma find a secluded spot in which to romp!
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