Thanks to the COVID 19 pandemic, the British will now apparently have to sleep with family members.

Not really, they don't have to do that. It just sounds like that if you read a new United Kingdom directive literally. According to a headline at americanmilitarynews.com, "The UK just made it illegal to have sex with someone from another household."

At first glance, that sounds odd. Doesn't it?  Here is what the official directive actually says:

“No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons,” the British parliament’s document says. “There is a gathering when two or more people are present together in the same place in order to engage in any form of social interaction with each other, or to undertake any other activity with each other.” americanmilitarynews

It's all in the wording. (Read the official rulings here.)

The possibility of such a law was first examined ... and joked about of course ... a month or so ago by Forbes. Clearly, British officials are just trying to keep people home and to limit large gatherings. The language used though, is what has everyone cracking up as it (technically) prevents people from having sex with anyone that doesn't reside in the same home. That's fine for couples but, what about peeps who only live with their siblings, cousins, or creepy uncles?

I'd love to see how they plan to enforce this.  I'm also curious to see how things are about 9 months or so. All these people confined to home don't really have much else to do and, "any port in a storm" as the saying goes. Be careful UK; you may soon find yourself in "Deliverance" country, where the family trees only have one branch.