Sleep deprivation can make people do crazy things.
When Reddit user doggylog was kept up by his neighbors' shrieking, frenzied sex, he thought nothing of the legal implications of recording it and posting the aufio on the social news site for the world to hear.
“It was so loud!! They were going at it for about an hour. One of my neighbours was yelling out of her window for them to stop,” doggylog wrote. “I just had to put this up to shame them. Hope it works.”
Doggylog posted the audio on Soundcloud, where it quickly collected thousands of listens before it was taken down. He has since re-posted it to YouTube. (This is obviously not safe for work but totally worth turning up to 11.)
A photo of the note doggylog left on the door of the couple in question was posted on Reddit and quickly reached the top of the front page. It has since collected more than 800 comments.
“This is really tapping into soundcloud's full potential,” cozmo23 commented.
“Next up: Dubstep remix,” PolishKatie responded.
Redditor nebber took PolishKatie’s suggestion to heart and followed through with the remix, which has already been played more than 30,000 times.
Doggylog isn’t the first person to record a couple having loud sex. In December blogger Ryan aka 95Camry4Life turned the shrieks of his lovemaking neighbors into a show called the Thin Wall Challenge. The challenge involves Ryan trying to passive aggressively complete a random task before his neighbors finish the deed. Ryan says his neighbors have not caught on to his videos.
According to Roy Gutterman, a lawyer and director of the Tully Center of Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the couples recorded by Ryan and doggylog have no legal standing.
“First of all, we don’t know who they are so we don’t have a viable plaintiff,” Gutterman told the Daily Dot.
“Second, there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy in a situation like this because they were clearly making noise and were not trying to safeguard their private moment. It has to be a private moment to be invaded. And there was no private moment here if the two people are that public about this activity. Anybody could have heard this, how could that be private?”
Now everybody can hear it, sample it, and remix it, too.
Photo via melanieritchie