An October 31, 2007 report in The Telegraph:
Man who had sex with bike in court
A man has been placed on the sex offenders’ register after being caught trying to have sex with a bicycle…. Robert Stewart was discovered in his room by two cleaners at the Aberley House Hostel in Ayr, south west Scotland, in October last year….
He is not the first man to be convicted of a sexual offence involving an inanimate object, however.
Karl Watkins, an electrician, was jailed for having sex with pavements in Redditch, Worcs, in 1993.
The Telegraph provided subsequent reports on this and related activities in Britain. These include:
Worker caught having sex with Henry Hoover
The last of these reports includes the statements: “There have been several recent cases of people having sex with unusual objects. In May 2008, Edward Smith, claimed to be involved in an intimate relationship with a white Volkswagen Beetle.”