It is also, you will notice, foreign. We find it helpful to associate sexual products and practices with foreigners because—naturally—we could not possibly have invented them. (…)
Abroad is where sex happens and where the British are most at risk. Sarah Ferguson is trapped having her toes sucked in France, Hugh Grant is caught negotiating with a prostitute in Los Angeles, and an MP is found in bed with another man on a continental holiday.
Henry Porter, Too close for our comfort, The Observer, 13 October 1996