A WIFE who faced court because of her loud love making sessions has told a TV crew she has no plans to stop.
Caroline Cartwright, who has been married to Steve for more than 30 years, said she has no regrets after getting into trouble for being so vocal in bed after she was given a four-year anti-social behaviour order.
In Asbo and Proud, shown on Channel 5 last night, the couple spoke of the court action she faced after neighbours endured years of banging sounds and screaming, from their Washington home.
After 30 visits from the police, the 53-year-old was given an Asbo and then a suspended jail term for breaching it.
She told programme makers: “As far as I’m concerned, that’s what you should be doing.
“Just relax. Go with the flow. It’s not as if I’m having sex and think ‘Oh, I’m making too much noise. I better be quiet’.” Problems began when she and Steve moved into a quiet terrace and bought a bed with an iron headboard, which banged against the wall before it broke, with her screaming also an issue.
Cartwright, who describes the reports as “silliness”, is banned from shouting, screaming or vocalising during sex, as well as playing loud music by the order.
It was put in place after she breached a noise abatement order five times.
She went on to be given suspended jail terms of eight weeks and 12 weeks, after going against the Asbo and ended up in a hostel alongside serious criminals, including murderers.
She said: “I would have been judgmental about people who went to prison before I got locked up. But then you go in there and you hear the stories of why they’re there, it makes you realise that it could be anyone who ends up there.”
In a bid to get around restrictions, unemployed Cartwright switched the sex sessions to the morning, but residents, who complained she drowned out the sound of their televisions, were unimpressed.
She added: “I don’t see why I should stop having sex in my own house with my husband of 38 years.
“I’m sure there could be a lot worse things I could be doing. They all thought it was stupid I was in prison.
“I mean, I was in the same prison as people like Rose West for making a noise when I have sex.
“There could be a real crime going on while they’re busy arresting me.”
The programme can be watched online now via www.channel5.com/demand5.