Fitness SF closes steam rooms after loads of complaints

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    Jun 25, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    I love the first line from the SFist article:

    "As the LGBT community waits for the SCOTUS to rule on same-sex marriage, another pressing issue lurks under the radar: the right to get a hand job in the steam room at Fitness SF."

    Jarring yellow tape greeted steam-heat fans this week, blocking them from both entrance and eroticism. (The Castro location's room of sweat and heat, we should point out, is famous for apr├Ęs-workout sexual release; "the protein pod" is what one friend of SFist crudely calls it.) The Fitness SF management told SFist that they decided to close the steam rooms at both locations after allegedly receiving loads of negative feedback. "We've received too many complaints," they explained, adding, "Now that the steam rooms are closing, we'll expand the shower area with more stalls and provide stalls with doors."

    What do you think? Fair to legit users of the "protein pod" post-workout? What's it like at your gym?

    http://sfist.com/2013/06/25/fitness_sf_closes_notorious_steam_r.php
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jun 25, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    Time marches on ... we now have telephone apps to pick up guys ... why would we need to air our laundry in a somewhat public view? Bad news for voyeurs.
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    Jun 25, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    I don't understand how they can do it. Physically I mean. It is too hot to do anything in there let alone that.
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    Jun 25, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    #YCYL
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    Jun 25, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Just great...now what I'm I going to do with all this fresh Pineapple and cantaloupe?
  • allatonce

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    Jun 25, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidJust great...now what I'm I going to do with all this fresh Pineapple and cantaloupe?


    If you need to ask that question you haven't been on the internet long enough.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 25, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    Dirty pillows
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    Jun 25, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    I am pretty glad about it, actually. For every dirty old man getting off in the steam there were many others who were completely grossed out by it. Plus, SF doesn't exactly have a lack of public spaces for guys to get off. Full disclosure: I work at the SOMA location, so I actually got to hear some of the complaints. The Missed Connections page on Craigslist is going to be a little shorter after this week...
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 25, 2013 9:08 PM GMT
    I've never heard cum referred to as complaints.
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:13 PM GMT
    Fitness SF closes steam rooms after loads of cum...

    "SAY IT! SAY IT!"

    ...plaints.

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  • FitGwynedd

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    Jun 25, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    They are closing down the toilets in Cardiff Queen Street Station for a similar reason. Previously they timed you with CCTV to I think two minutes in a stall I believe.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    I get frustrated because the guys who can't control themselves in the steam room ruin it for guys who just want to enjoy a good steam. Now I'm a nudist and I think that the naked body is beautiful and that people should be allowed to get naked. And if I was in a steam room in a guy was jerking off I probably wouldn't be offended by it. However, I think that there's a certain decorum that one should have in public. Especially when you're in an environment where people are naked.

    To the point. I don't think people should hook up in steam rooms, nor do I think it's fair for them to shut down the steam rooms. Most people using those steam rooms are probably just enjoying steam. Most likely it was just a few creepy people who couldn't control themselves.
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    Jun 25, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    Anyone who needs to hookup at the gym is classless and inconsiderate.

    Kudos to management that stops them in their tracks.

    Gym are not naked paradises for blow drying your balls, and not nudists camp. They're gyms.

    It's a shame some jerks don't get that.
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:29 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidAnyone who needs to hookup at the gym is classless and inconsiderate.

    Kudos to management that stops them in their tracks.

    Gym are not naked paradises for blow drying your balls, and not nudists camp. They're gyms.

    It's a shame some jerks don't get that.



    Well put!
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    and loads of...
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI don't understand how they can do it. Physically I mean. It is too hot to do anything in there let alone that.


    Don't be so sure icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    I always wondered how anyone can have the courage to do anything in such a public place.
  • PR_GMR

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    Jun 25, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    My guess is those steam rooms were a bitch to clean. I wouldn't want that job.
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    Jun 26, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    Disgusting. People who can't control themselves need to be controlled it seems.
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    Jun 26, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidAnyone who needs to hookup at the gym is classless and inconsiderate.
    Kudos to management that stops them in their tracks.
    Gym are not naked paradises for blow drying your balls, and not nudists camp. They're gyms.
    It's a shame some jerks don't get that.


    +1
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    Jun 26, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    I used to live across the street from that gym when it was still Golds, about 8 years ago, above Every 6 Weeks hair salon, and had a direct view into the second floor workout area. Had some fun times putting on a few shows for the sweaty grunting men at night. (PG-13 rated, of course) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 26, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    They could bring back bathhouses and keep gyms and bathhouses separate.icon_lol.gif
  • Whipmagic

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    Jun 26, 2013 1:38 AM GMT
    I feel so sorry for my brothers In SF. First, they went after the bathhouses. Now after the steam rooms at the gym. What is a man to do in this desolate city? Go to clubs like Blowbuddies, go all the way to Berkeley to go to a bath house? Go to a bar like Cock or Powerhouse to pick someone up? Or, heavens forbid, go online to order in?
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    Jun 26, 2013 1:39 AM GMT
    Personally, the idea of 2 men playing in a sauna does not offend me. I would either: keep about my own business OR be entertained)
  • Timbales

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    Jun 26, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    They should have put up a cartoon sign of two men doing it in the steamroom with a message that said "This is why we can't have nice things."