Saunas and Bathhouses in San Francisco

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    Jan 07, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    I read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?
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    Jan 08, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    owenowen saidI read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?


    False. Check out Steamworks in Berkeley.

    Like any other bathhouse, it's hit or miss. You should have no problem attracting guys. Whether the guys are in your league or not is your call.
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    Jan 08, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    doubleyou said
    owenowen saidI read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?


    I hope you aren't being serious in even asking this question or visiting one, for your own sake. Or are you really so sick and tasteless that you are going to go through with it?


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    Jan 08, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    I don't understand why does a guy like the OP need to visit the bath house.
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    Jan 08, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    waimea2 saidI don't understand why does a guy like the OP need to visit the bath house.


    "Having to", and "wanting to" are two different things.

    It's a unique experience. I was going to bathhouses when I was 17. The first time was on December 25, 1982. I remember walking up to the window with my fake ID. I was so scared that I was going to get caught and thrown out. Looking back, I'm sure the guy at the window knew I was underage but figured, "What the fuck! If the tender little fruit wants to come in and get plucked, why stop him."

    I had a blast! There were 3 hot guys crammed into my little room, each taking their turn with me and with each other. It was incredibly nasty, hot and obviously memorable.

    Ahhh! Those were the days.
    Here's a picture of me at that tender, sweet age of 17.
    I was such an innocent youth. Pure as the driven slush. icon_twisted.gif

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    Jan 08, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    ^^^ this is whats so great about the gay community. Never complain, never explain, never apologize.
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    Jan 08, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    Haha, you managed to go to the bathhouse on Christmas Day? That must've been one hell of a holiday icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidHaha, you managed to go to the bathhouse on Christmas Day? That must've been one hell of a holiday icon_cool.gif


    My brother had gotten on my nerves, and I was done with the family thing that day. I had just come out the summer before, and was already living on campus in Miami. I needed to be with the mens. icon_twisted.gif
  • Suetonius

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    Jan 08, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    There aren't any baths/saunas in SF anymore. They were deemed politically incorrect by the gay political establishment in City Hall about 15? years ago, because the health people were convinced that not everyone who used the baths would use condoms. They all were forced to close. There exist a couple of "clubs," such as Eros on Market Street, where guys have sex, but where one can unfortunately not shower before or afterward. The gay health czars in SF are convinced that one is likely to become infected with HIV if showers or are present, but not if one has sex without showers. Yes, in ever politically correct San Francisco, the inmates do run the asylum. Like Gamrican said, there is a traditional baths in Berkeley, the Steamworks, about 15 miles away by car. One can get there in the day by public transportation from SF, but one would need a car if going at a late evening hour, as unlike other major cities in the US, the crossbay subway shuts down completely around midnight. Sunday afternoon seems to be a popular time from peopl I have seen entering as I drive by. Perhaps someone else on here from SF could give an update and description on Eros (or Blowbuddies if still in existence, or other sex clubs) - I have never been to any of them.
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    Jan 08, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
    Suetonius saidThere aren't any baths/saunas in SF anymore. They were deemed politically incorrect by the gay political establishment in City Hall about 15? years ago, because the health people were convinced that not everyone who used the baths would use condoms. They all were forced to close. There exist a couple of "clubs," such as Eros on Market Street, where guys have sex, but where one can unfortunately not shower before or afterward. The gay health czars in SF are convinced that one is likely to become infected with HIV if showers or are present, but not if one has sex without showers. Yes, in ever politically correct San Francisco, the inmates do run the asylum. Like Gamrican said, there is a traditional baths in Berkeley, the Steamworks, about 15 miles away by car. One can get there in the day by public transportation from SF, but one would need a car if going at a late evening hour, as unlike other major cities in the US, the crossbay subway shuts down completely around midnight. Sunday afternoon seems to be a popular time from peopl I have seen entering as I drive by. Perhaps someone else on here from SF could give an update and description on Eros (or Blowbuddies if still in existence, or other sex clubs) - I have never been to any of them.


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    Jan 08, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    The only other one down as well if you do not want to cross the bridge and is also a drive, but keeps you in the Peninsula is The WaterGarden in San Jose, but is a bit of a drive-

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  • beaujangle

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    Jan 08, 2012 5:16 AM GMT

    Ahhh! Those were the days.
    Here's a picture of me at that tender, sweet age of 17.
    I was such an innocent youth. Pure as the driven slush. icon_twisted.gif

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    My oh my, you were such a cute boi! No wonder the suana owner closed one eye. Um, is it too late to report you now?
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    Jan 08, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    Statute of limitations for the win. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 08, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    waimea2 saidI don't understand why does a guy like the OP need to visit the bath house.


    "Having to", and "wanting to" are two different things.

    It's a unique experience. I was going to bathhouses when I was 17. The first time was on December 25, 1982. I remember walking up to the window with my fake ID. I was so scared that I was going to get caught and thrown out. Looking back, I'm sure the guy at the window knew I was underage but figured, "What the fuck! If the tender little fruit wants to come in and get plucked, why stop him."

    I had a blast! There were 3 hot guys crammed into my little room, each taking their turn with me and with each other. It was incredibly nasty, hot and obviously memorable.

    Ahhh! Those were the days.
    Here's a picture of me at that tender, sweet age of 17.
    I was such an innocent youth. Pure as the driven slush. icon_twisted.gif

    6665a8e1.jpg


    So sweeeet! Still sweet too mistericon_smile.gif
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    Jan 08, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    beaujangle said
    Ahhh! Those were the days.
    Here's a picture of me at that tender, sweet age of 17.
    I was such an innocent youth. Pure as the driven slush. icon_twisted.gif

    6665a8e1.jpg



    My oh my, you were such a cute boi! No wonder the suana owner closed one eye. Um, is it too late to report you now? [/quote]

    Innocence completely lost and forever gone before he even became a real adult, haha.

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    Jan 08, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
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    doubleyou said
    owenowen saidI read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?


    I hope you aren't being serious in even asking this question or visiting one, for your own sake. Or are you really so sick and tasteless that you are going to go through with it?


    Are you judging?
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    Oh yes. The Prissy Princess of Prudence clutcheth her pearls and buncheth her bloomers much too easily.

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    Jan 08, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    owenowen saidI read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?


    False. Check out Steamworks in Berkeley.

    Like any other bathhouse, it's hit or miss. You should have no problem attracting guys. Whether the guys are in your league or not is your call.


    True Steamworks is in berkeley not San Francisco. A club like blow buddies and Eros is A sex club. There are no rooms but curtains at these spots.
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    Jan 08, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    You say prudence, I say being selfish with my body.

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    GAMRican said
    doubleyou said
    owenowen saidI read that private rooms are illegal in gay saunas in San Francisco and that it all happens out in the open. Is this true? So when you go to a sauna there do you have to fuck in front of the other guys?


    I hope you aren't being serious in even asking this question or visiting one, for your own sake. Or are you really so sick and tasteless that you are going to go through with it?


    Are you judging?
    Are you willing to be judged?



    Oh yes. The Prissy Princess of Prudence clutcheth her pearls and buncheth her bloomers much too easily.

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    Jan 08, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    doubleyou said
    GAMRican said

    Are you judging?


    Yes.

    GAMRicanAre you willing to be judged?


    Yes.




    Pussies can't judge.



    EVERYONE on this site has judged you to be a pussy.
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    Jan 08, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    My god
    Isn't San Francisco just one giant ass open bath house as it is?
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    Jan 08, 2012 8:24 AM GMT
    fasterpace saidMy god
    Isn't San Francisco just one giant ass open bath house as it is?


    Judging from GAMRican's Xmas Day adventure, I'm sure his ass was plenty open icon_wink.gif
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    pocketnico said
    fasterpace saidMy god
    Isn't San Francisco just one giant ass open bath house as it is?


    Judging from GAMRican's Xmas Day adventure, I'm sure his ass was plenty open icon_wink.gif


    icon_rolleyes.gifbarf
  • Beeftastic

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    Jan 08, 2012 9:26 AM GMT
    I don't go to these places anymore, but I have lived in SF a long time, so I have over time visited them once or twice. My information is old, but I don't think much has changed.

    San Francisco has a law that outlaws "bathhouses" What that means, I am not entirely sure. I am pretty sure that means no individual rooms that you can rent and no hot tubs. What is left are called Sex Clubs.

    Steamworks is in Berkley, not San Francisco, so it is a Bath house. I have never been there. It is considered the best place to get sex if you go at the right time.

    Eros is the nicest one in terms of cleanliness, open staff etc. And they do have showers, a steam room, a sauna etc. They seem to get a wide variety of guys, and have nights for 20 somethings and even a night for transgendered clients. Sometimes Eros tries to enforce a safe sex policy, but don't know how successful they are. I actually used to go to a mens support group that met there because the staff allowed us to use a room for free. Watching the traffic in and out of Eros was the best pastime before and after the meeting, and I have to say that most of the men there were pretty ordinary that I saw, but this may be different now.

    Blow Buddies is like it's name primarily for oral sex. They kind of frown on anal sex, and don't tolerate any kind of unsafe sex. Type ranges from leather guys to younger guys. They are not that friendly to bears or bigger guys.

    Mack's Folsom Prison is nasty, and it is primarily there for bareback hard core sex and many of the guys are on drugs and many are HIV positive. So if you want bareback sex and you don't mind poz guys, it's the place for you (noted without comment).

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    Jan 08, 2012 1:37 PM GMT
    Cash said
    doubleyou said
    GAMRican said

    Are you judging?


    Yes.

    GAMRicanAre you willing to be judged?


    Yes.




    Pussies can't judge.



    EVERYONE on this site has judged you to be a pussy.


    LOL! Karma will have it's way and its' day.

    Besides, I live free of the burden of "prudence". I am also not so conceited as to be "selfish" with my love and with my body.

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    Jan 08, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    fasterpace saidMy god
    Isn't San Francisco just one giant ass open bath house as it is?


    Judging from GAMRican's Xmas Day adventure, I'm sure his ass was plenty open icon_wink.gif


    In 1982, after that soire, it wasn't "gaping", but it sure was all warm and spermy. The guys were taking turns eating my ass after each load. I was deep throating to make sure I got every tasty drop while tasting my ass on their hard dicks.