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What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby arca » 10 December 2019, 23:30

Recently I've learned about gay saunas/bath houses around my place, in London and Brighton. Normally I hate saunas. It's because of my hygiene obsession and I'm not planning to let that obsession go away.

But...

After seeing those sauna websites and reading comments about those, I cannot let it go from my mind. There's an itch in me, that makes me want to visit the better looking one in upcoming weeks and try. Seeing people sucking, touching, fucking each other in saunas, dark rooms, mazes or showers... touching myself while watching them. or join them, touch people, suck someone if I like them...

I'm still afraid of hygiene and the related problems it can bring. But maybe going and checking around could be alright. I don't have to do anything if I don't like it. I don't have to get in the pool (i always think that pools are dirty)

What do you say about clean looking and (lets say) well received gay saunas? What is your opinion about those things? I had to share this and maybe I am seeking an approval, who knows. Something about that feels so sexy.

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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Jzone » 10 December 2019, 23:45

If it's clean looking, how could there be any viruses, bacteria, or parasites lurking? Go wild!

I expect there are relatively safe ways to enjoy these places. Eyes only, hands off, keep your boundaries. I have no experience there, so nothing more to offer.
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Unread postby Derek » 11 December 2019, 00:32

I prefer to suck the hepatitis straight from the groundwater.
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 11 December 2019, 02:44

Idk. I've never been to a gay sauna. But if your curious check it out and let us know. I would just say make sure to bring condoms just in case.
But there is no harm in just checking it out. Id love to hear your opinion on this
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Brenden » 11 December 2019, 11:15

Jzone wrote:If it's clean looking, how could there be any viruses, bacteria, or parasites lurking? Go wild!

That’s… not how microbiology works.
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Jacketh » 11 December 2019, 11:52

I've never been. I'd like to, once. Just to see.

I considered going to one in Berlin, they're pretty infamous there and a lot of younger guys go there (unlike the UK where it'll just be 40+ men.) Whilst researching this, I stumbled across something called Fickstutenmarkt (horse fair) that happens in Berlin.

Basically, if you're a mare (bottom), you arrive early and put a bag over your head. White bag if you want safe sex, red bag if you're happy to have bareback. Then they wait for the stallions to arrive (tops)... and basically spend the night getting fucked and used by stallions.

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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby GearFetTwinkRomance » 11 December 2019, 14:05

Never been to one and I'm not the type that would have the amount of courage necessary. Also I wouldn't be that certain about the germ traffic there might be going on. I rather like to think this to be up to the people and their responsibility on how to deal with others, than guessing away, oh sauna can't be really clean there, or something. Why should hygiene to be taken care of that much different there, as if one does visit some bath house for the main crowd?

As far as I read throughout the journey of queer related media talk, it's quite wide spread in the gay culture. Travel recommendations like from Spartacus gay guide often list up the most frequented of gay saunas at major cities.
I think for people into nudity, casual sex dates, cruising and erotics interests it must be quite an adventure to go for. Just try it out if there's the urge. ;)

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Unread postby LostGuy94 » 11 December 2019, 16:57

I'm 25 and had my first (and likely) only visit to a gay sauna a few weeks back. My friend wanted to go as he likes going, I wasn't too sure about going especially with various social issues I have but sorta caved in to peer pressure and went.

For me it wasn't a particularly enjoyable experience, went during the daytime and it was as you expect mostly 40+ guys which ain't really my thing, ended up being me sitting and wandering around in a towel for 30-45 minutes not really engaging in anything as just didn't feel up for owt.

Can't say I fancy going again, not really my thing but don't let what I've said put anybody off the idea, whilst I was per pressured into it slightly I'm glad I did go as it was an experience I wouldn't have likely done otherwise.
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Eryx » 11 December 2019, 19:32

I went a few times. The first time was in Rio on my own, I hooked up with this guy at a free room and it was fine. I had a beer and left because the place looked trashier than what I was expecting. The guy wanted to wear a condom and I wanted him to as well, so it didn't feel unsafe at all. I know I could have gotten herpes or something even with protection, but I ended up getting it anyway later on so it's more luck than anything IMO lol.

After that, here in Belo Horizonte I went once with a guy I was seeing, we sucked some other guys off and then we fucked together in a private room, that was fine as well but I felt a little overwhelmed a couple of times, especially when there were just way too many dicks around me waiting for their turn.

The last time I went was with a friend, but I didn't feel like doing anything so I just eyed up some dudes who didn't want to wear their towels and had a few drinks. When my friend was done being a slut (no judgment, we just play with each other like that), we left together to have a few beers and that was that.

The one I went to twice here was very high-end, well-kept and looked nice, although a bit too dark for my personal taste. Unfortunately, it closed down, and the only other sauna I'd visit out of curiosity is way more expensive than the defunct one used to be, so it's unlikely I'll go there for a good while.

It's not as horrible, dirty and smelly as some people make it out to be -- well, at least not the ones I got to experience --, it's up to you to be safe and choose well who you're going to go to bed with. There are showers to get cleaned afterward as well usually, which is great. What isn't that great is that they're out in the open, and sometimes, especially after you've just cum, other guys looking at you hungrily isn't really what you were looking for.
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Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 11 December 2019, 19:44

Brenden wrote:
Jzone wrote:If it's clean looking, how could there be any viruses, bacteria, or parasites lurking? Go wild!

That’s… not how microbiology works.

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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby arca » 11 December 2019, 19:48

Thanks for all the replies. I think I’ll check the proper looking one soon and maybe, “I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to” is a good approach.

I’m into playing, watching, mostly sucking but I don’t have a courage for penetration yet, I guess.

Thanks guys! You’ve helped much.
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Unread postby René » 11 December 2019, 22:45

Seems sleazy and dangerous no matter how clean it looks. Also probably perpetuates negative stereotypes about gay men.
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Eryx » 11 December 2019, 23:15

I mean, so do swing houses, low-cost motels and red light districts, but straight people are still at it.
I have no objections whatsoever with the existence of gay saunas/baths and I think they ought to be treasured. That kind of stuff is something lots of humans are into and we don't need to be better than straight folks to avoid negative stereotypes.
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Unread postby rogonandi » 12 December 2019, 05:25

I’ve never been to a gay sauna/bathhouse so I have no idea what would go on in there. I assume lots of bathing, showering and hygiene improvement happens there.
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Unread postby Jryski » 12 December 2019, 07:01

I went once with two friends. Got groped and said no to everyone. Too shy to even look up since lots of guys were walking around naked. Not my kinda place but its cool I guess. People were respectful mostly. xD
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby billyt67 » 13 December 2019, 01:48

I have been to a few Seattle Tokyo San Diego and Hawaii. The ones in San Diego and Hawaii are closed now. The one in Tokyo was definitely the cleanest. None of them were bad I never ran into any problems including disease with I get tested all the time. Just use good judgement.Its been a couple years but I would go again.
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Unread postby Eryx » 14 December 2019, 07:53

Are these bots or an unexpected revival?
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby arca » 15 December 2019, 17:22

Thanks for the replies again. It helped me really. I’ve picked one in London, and try it next week on my Christmas break. I’ll update you guys.
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Re: What do you think about gay saunas/bath houses?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 15 December 2019, 17:48

arca wrote:Thanks for the replies again. It helped me really. I’ve picked one in London, and try it next week on my Christmas break. I’ll update you guys.

Which one? We can all come with.
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Unread postby Marmaduke » 15 December 2019, 18:06

Also, from personal experience, don’t get in a Jacuzzi in a bathhouse. The smell of chlorine might feel reassuring, the warm water and the bubbles all looking very tempting, but there’s nothing so unerotic as finding yourself sat there and suddenly contemplating what else has been in and occurred in that water.
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