The 41 year-old had been in a relationship with a man whom
he lived with and told officials ?it would make me feel happy? for it to
continue.But his local council decided his ?vigorous sex drive? was
inappropriate and that with an IQ of 48 and a ?moderate? learning
disability, he did not understand what he was doing.
A psychiatrist involved in the case even tried to prevent the man being
given sex education, on the grounds that it would leave him ?confused?.
Mr Justice Mostyn said the case was ?legally, intellectually and morally?
complex as sex is ?one of the most basic human functions? and the court must
?tread especially carefully? when the state tries to curtail it.
But he agreed that the man, known only as Alan, should not be allowed to
have sex with anyone on the grounds that he did not have the mental capacity
to understand the health risks associated with his actions.