Gay bathhouse etiquette: Here’s what to expect

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Gay bathhouse etiquette: Here’s what to expect

The best gay bathhouses and backrooms in Mexico City

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Africa

Shaft Cruise Zone

Accommodating sauna for cruisin'
Cape Town

Camp David Gay Bar

Nude cruising
Johannesburg

The Rec Room

SA's largest baths with full bar
Johannesburg

Asia

39 Underground Sauna

Meet the locals
Bangkok

Sauna Mania

Unforgettable experience
Bangkok

Chakran Sauna

Naked parties
Bangkok

Club One Seven Guesthouse & Gym Chiang Mai

Gay guest house and sauna
Chiang Mai

Common Massage & Spa Male Chiang Mai

Male for male massage parlor
Chiang Mai

House Of Male

Humble gay bathhouse
Chiang Mai

Akira Clinic Spa

Massage parlor, clinic, and sauna
Hanoi

Polar Spa

Gay male massages
Hanoi

Sauna Titan

Steamy bathhouse perfect for play
Hanoi

Tori Spa

Muscle queen heaven
Hanoi

Z Spa

Gentle massages, happy endings
Hanoi

3 some Spa

Milk baths and men's massages
Ho Chi Minh City

69Sauna

Explore your desires
Ho Chi Minh City

Cool Spa

Men for men massage parlor
Ho Chi Minh City

Guyspa

Choose your twink
Ho Chi Minh City

NaDam Spa

Lush gay sauna oasis
Ho Chi Minh City

NẤM SPA

Boutique male day spa
Ho Chi Minh City

Rainbow Spa For Men

Healing hands
Ho Chi Minh City

TarZan Spa For Men

Come for the massage stay for the sauna
Ho Chi Minh City

I/O Taipei Sauna

Japanese Onsen and sex club
Taipei

Hans Men's Sauna

Busy little spot
Taipei

XL CLUB

Gym plus
Taipei

24 Kaikan

Sauna-ing in Shinjuku
Tokyo

Australia Pacific

LATESHIFT Gay Mens Cruise Club

Feeling randy?
Auckland

Centuarian Sauna

Consider it Roman
Auckland

Menfriends

The biggest and baddest
Christchurch

Spartacus Lounge

Cruising spot
Melbourne

Subway Sauna

Melbourne's premiere gay sauna
Melbourne

Wet on Wellington

Melbourne's finest gay pool and sauna
Melbourne

Sydney Sauna

Fit for Size Kings
Sydney

357 Sydney City Steam

Four-levels of fun
Sydney

Europe

Alfa Blue

Your everyday sex shop
Amsterdam

William Higgins Le Salon

Classic Amsterdam sleaze
Amsterdam

Man to Man

Shopping cruising f*cking
Amsterdam

Drake's Cruising Club (at Drake's Boutique)

F*cking and shopping in the Amsterdam style
Amsterdam

NZ (Sauna Nieuwezijds)

Sauna with the modern touch
Amsterdam

't Herenhuis

Sexy-swish sauna slightly further afield
Antwerp

Attraxx

New sex and porn palace
Athens

Flex Sauna Gym

City center sauna
Athens

Alexander Sauna

Athens' most popular gay sauna
Athens

SAUNA BRUC

Dive in
Barcelona

Sauna Gay Thermas

Everything provided
Barcelona

Sauna Gay Casanova

More than just a sauna
Barcelona

Sauna Gay Condal

Busy sauna and darkroom
Barcelona

Boyberry

Best of boys
Barcelona

City Men Shop

Movies and sex
Berlin

Duplexx (Prenzlauer Berg)

Condoms, lubes, toys and a sex cinema
Berlin

LSD (Love Sex Dreams) (Charlottenburg)

Love, sex and dreams (but mostly sex) in Charlottenburg
Berlin

LSD (Love Sex Dreams) (Schöneberg)

Love, sex and dreams (but mostly sex) in Schöneberg
Berlin

Sex-Shop/City Sex

Wedding sex
Berlin

Connection (Shop & Kino)

Sex convenience store
Berlin

Duplexx (Schöneberg)

Condoms, lubes, toys and a sex cinema
Berlin

XXL-Berlin

Shopping for men in Prenzlauer Berg
Berlin

The Hoist Basements

State-of-the-art SM dungeons with accommodation
Berlin

Triebwerk

Leave your coat — and nearly everything else — at the door
Berlin

The JAXX

Berlin's premier sex cinema
Berlin

Der Boiler

Heat, steam and power
Berlin

Lab.oratory (at Berghain)

Quintessential space for the sexually adventurous
Berlin

Acqua Sauna

The North West's oldest gay sauna
Blackpool

Wet Wet Wet Sauna

Blackpool's newest sauna with range of facilities
Blackpool

The Brighton Sauna

Men's full service & experience sauna
Brighton

The Boiler Room

Sleek men's sauna
Brighton

Lads Locker Room (Closed Temporarily)

Relaxing environment with theme nights
Bristol

La Griffe

Centrally located sauna
Brussels

Sauna Spades 4our

One of the biggest gay saunas in Europe
Brussels

L'Oasis

Long-running gay sauna just a bit northeast of the city center.
Brussels

Macho Sauna

Brussels' most central, mainstream, and popular gay sauna.
Brussels

Sauna 69

The other popular sauna in town
Budapest

Magnum Sauna

Biggest, most popular sauna
Budapest

Eagle 50 (Closed Temporarily)

Huge gay sauna
Cardiff

Vulcanus GmbH

For the mature crowd and their fans
Cologne

Phoenix Sauna Koln

For the young and adventureous
Cologne

Bathhouse Babylon Cologne

Young, wild & wet
Cologne

Amigo Sauna

Get steamy with new amigos
Copenhagen

Body Bio

Dark, cavernous bathhouse
Copenhagen

BOILER HOUSE

Cork

Sauna Le 9

Mixed bathhouse.
Cote dAzur

The Boilerhouse (Closed Temporarily)

Largest Bath house in Ireland
Dublin

CityBoys

Cruise and party club
Dusseldorf

CityBoys

Dusseldorf

Phoenix Sauna

Dusseldorf's most popular gay sauna
Dusseldorf

Steamworks

Sweat it out in Edinburgh's largest steam room
Edinburgh

Club Sauna Amsterdam

Sauna for men of all ages
Frankfurt

SAUNAWERK

Frankfurt

Metropol Sauna

Frankfurt's newest and largest sauna
Frankfurt

The Lane

Quiet sauna
Glasgow

The Pipeworks

Large leisure club
Glasgow

Erotixx

Sex and the movies
Hamburg

Sexy Angel

Round-the-clock shopping for sex in the spirit of the Reeperbahn
Hamburg

Sparta Junior

Sex near the Reeperbahn!
Hamburg

Apollo Sauna

Men getting steamy and cruisy
Hamburg

Mens Heaven Spa

Centrally located sexual gratification on all fours on three floors
Hamburg

Talstraße 8

Movies and much more
Hamburg

New Man City

The glory of holes
Hamburg

Dragon Sauna

Reptilian sexual pursuits
Hamburg

Sauna Vogue

Finland's only gay sauna
Helsinki

CLUB SAUNA PARADISE

Co-ed club
Lisbon

Trombeta Bath

Discreet all-men sauna
Lisbon

Dolphin Sauna

One of Britain's oldest gay saunas
Liverpool

Sailors

Sailors' return
London

Legs 800 Club

East London sauna for gays, bisexuals and TVs
London

Villa Giani

Men at your service
London

E15 Club

Steamy rubdowns out east
London

Sweatbox

Stylish Soho sauna and gym
London

Portsea

Convenient and steamy cruise after a walk in Hyde Park
London

Covent Garden Health Spa

Centrally situated bar-cum-sauna
London

The Locker Room

Casual sauna welcoming gay and bi-sexual men
London

Pleasuredrome

Nonstop round-the-clock cruising
London

Sauna Puerto de Toledo

Secret spot
Madrid

Sauna Octopus

The works
Madrid

The Cage (Closed Temporarily)

Fetish zone
Madrid

Sauna Paraíso

Time-tested spot
Madrid

NERO'S ROMAN SPA

Gentlemen's club with spa areas
Manchester

Cargo Club

Largest sauna in the south of France
Marseille

Erotixx (Au-Haidhausen)

Another mostly gay sex bookstore and cinema
Munich

Erotixx (Ludwigsvorstadt)

Mostly gay sex bookstore and cinema
Munich

Erotixx (Maxvorstadt)

Condoms, lubes, toys and a sex cinema
Munich

Schwabinger Men Sauna

Another gay sauna to consider
Munich

Müller'sches Volksbad

Swimming and splashing gaily
Munich

Herrensauna München

Cosy sauna for older men and their followers
Munich

Badehaus Deutsche Eiche

As steamy as gay Bavaria gets
Munich

Number 52 Sauna

Colorful and clean sauna
Newcastle

Shhh Newcastle Swingers

Sultry and steamy swingers club
Newcastle

Club Le 7

Casual cruising club that attracts a range of men.
Nice

G.I. Sex Shop

Cruisy sex shop.
Nice

Le Code

Fetish fun!
Nice

Sauna du Chateau

Mixed bathhouse.
Nice

Les Bains Douches

Popular with men of all ages.
Nice

Morgan Cruising Bar & Men's Club

The most popular club for men in the city.
Nice

Atlantide Sauna

A nudist place for everyone
Paris

Tilt Sauna

Gay sauna in the center of Paris
Paris

Riad

Gay sauna with an Oriental touch
Paris

Sauna Mykonos

Nude spa
Paris

Les Bains dOdessa

Gay sauna with lots of bears
Paris

Key West Sauna Paris

Nude after dark
Paris

IDM Sauna

Paris is burning up!
Paris

Euro Men's Club

Bathhouse for the older crowd
Paris

Gym Louvre

Gym/Cruising area
Paris

Sun City

Popular and enormous gay sauna
Paris

Sauna David

Longtime, modern favorite
Prague

Drake's

Cinema and more
Prague

Sauna Bonbon

Modern, minimal establishment
Prague

Babylonia Sauna

Popular city center spot
Prague

Illumined Sauna

Bathhouse bears
Rome

CLUB CRUISING

Rough in Rome
Rome

Apollion Sauna

Steamy and central
Rome

SAUNA SITGES

More than your average bathouse
Sitges

Club 69

Sex and socializing
Tallinn

Erotikkino Kinolabyrinth 10

Get lost in a maze of eroticism
Vienna

Römersauna

Fresh & stylish sauna in the heart of gay Vienna
Vienna

Sportsauna

Prepare yourself, because they're ready for you to 'come'
Vienna

KAISERBRÜNDL Herrensauna

Stunning interior offering endless fun
Vienna

Gay Sauna Renos Relax

Gorgeous and upscale gay bathhouse
Zurich

sauna mylord

Intimate, clean and discreet bathhouse
Zurich

GayMassage

Get a "massage"
Zurich

Paragonya Wellness Club

Refreshing and relaxing bathhouse
Zurich

Middle East

Sauna Tel Aviv

Take your sauna to the next level
Tel Aviv

Paradise

Cozy and intimate
Tel Aviv

North America

XTC VIDEO

Lots of fun to be had
Akron

Akron Steam and Sauna

Steam with steamy Akron men
Akron

River Street Club

Private Men's Club
Albany

FLEX Spas (Flexbaths)

Private, all-male membership
Atlanta

Goliath's

Calgary's only bathhouse
Calgary

Sauna Gay X Mahan Nah

Simple but effective
Cancun

Eros Men's Spa

Have a little fun
Charlotte

King Spa & Sauna

Traditional Korean spa experience
Chicago

Steamworks Baths Chicago

Sultry, steamy & so fun
Chicago

The Academy

Local dungeon
Cleveland

FLEX Spas Cleveland

Largest gay bathhouse in America flaunts vintage style
Cleveland

Buddies Private Club

Sex club in heart of religious right territory
Colorado Springs

The Club Columbus

Another well-equipped Club in bathhouse chain
Columbus

The Club Dallas

Superlative sex in the offing at The Club chain in Dallas
Dallas

Body Zone

Large club with 75 private rooms
Detroit

Duluth Family Sauna

Duluth

SteamWorks

Get steamy...
Edmonton

The Clubhouse II

Men's club with lots of specials
Fort Lauderdale

Club Fort Lauderdale

Good clean fun
Fort Lauderdale

321 Slammer

Slammer sex
Fort Lauderdale

The Diplomat Grand Rapids

A bath, sauna and gym
Grand Rapids

Baños Guadalajara

Soak, steam, repeat
Guadalajara

Club183

Raunchy club and cruise bar
Guadalajara

La Estación

Dimly lit sex club
Guadalajara

La Llave

Explore your fantasies
Guadalajara

Riilax

The name says it all
Guadalajara

Renacer Day Spa

Leave your stress at the door
Guadalajara

Club Houston

Houston hothouse
Houston

The Works Indy

Premiere men's private club
Indianapolis

Club Indianapolis

A full service bathhouse
Indianapolis

Estambul Spa Sauna y Baños

Mexico's answer to Istanbul
Juarez

Sierra Hot Springs

Clothing optional alpine oasis
Lake Tahoe

Kuma Club Las Vegas

Playground for men
Las Vegas

Entourage Vegas Spa and Health Club

Swanky bath house with lots of rooms.
Las Vegas

North Hollywood Spa

Adult NoHo fun
Los Angeles

Slammer

Get off here
Los Angeles

FLEX Spas

All-male private club
Los Angeles

Casa Kiool

Classic spa offerings
Mérida

Miorrelajante Centro de Relajación Muscular, Quiropráctica y Fisioterapia

Rejuvinating and healing
Mérida

Baños Atizapán

Sauna on the outskirts of town
Mexico City

BAÑOS ESTADIO

Cruising "light"
Mexico City

BAÑOS FINISTERRE

Old school men's bathouse
Mexico City

Baños Marina

Traditional sauna
Mexico City

Baños San Ciprian

Vintage feeling gay bathhouse
Mexico City

Cine SAVOY

Cruisey porn theatre
Mexico City

Cine Venus

Anything goes porno cinema
Mexico City

Cinema Río

Swingers sex cinema and mixed porn theatre
Mexico City

Club Antifaz Salto de Agua

Downtown gay sex club
Mexico City

Club Antifaz Tacubaya

Hidden gay sex club
Mexico City

Club Antifaz Universidad

Hole in the wall sex club
Mexico City

Club social Chikro A. C. (Closed Temporarily)

Labyrinth sex club
Mexico City

Funny Love Sexshop

Sex shop with cruisey cabins
Mexico City

La Casita

Spacious gay sex club and bar
Mexico City

Sexto Piso

Cinematic sex club
Mexico City

La Toalla VIP Spa & Gym (Closed Temporarily)

A place for nudity
Mexico City

Club San Francisco (Closed Temporarily)

Safe & clean
Mexico City

TepozSpa

Gay desert oasis
Mexico City

Sodome

More than just a bathhouse
Mexico City

Club Aqua Miami

Bathhouse para los hombres
Miami

Club EASSEL

Membership based private club
Milwaukee

Colonial Baths

One of the oldest saunas in the entire continent.
Montreal

Sauna Centre-Ville

Quality sauna with quality clients
Montreal

Sauna G.I. Joe

Favorite with the leather crowd
Montreal

Oasis

The most popular sauna in the Village
Montreal

East Side Club

Seedy sauna
New York City

Steamworks

High-end Berkeley bathhouse
Oakland / East Bay

Club Orlando

Steaming, swimming, and sexy fun
Orlando

Club Ottawa

Old school bathhouse
Ottawa

Club Philly

Gay owned and operated
Philadelphia

Adonis cinema

X-rated fantasies on screen
Philadelphia

Sansom Street Gym

A different sort of gym...
Philadelphia

Chute

Where the bears play
Phoenix

FLEX Spas Phoenix

Flex your muscle
Phoenix

Daburghjacks

Mutual masturbation group that meets regularly
Pittsburgh

Club Pittsburgh Baths

Renovated bathhouse
Pittsburgh

Steam Portland

Portland's finest gay bath house
Portland

The Mega-Plex

Mega adult fun
Providence

Adán Club Gay

Gay bathhouse with strippers
Puebla

Baños de Vapor "Las Termas"

Sunbath in the solarium
Puebla

Baños de Vapor "San Joaquin"

Traditional Mexican bathhouse with a large gay following
Puebla

Gym Club puebla

Adorn your jockstrap
Puebla

Menbox

Cruise the cabins
Puebla

Valle Encantado

Gay and hetero swingers sex club
Puebla

Xteamworks Bath House

Only bathhouse in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

Spartacus Spa/Sauna

Gay sauna complex with lush rooftop pool & deck
Puerto Vallarta

Steve's Bath House and Gym

Look for the green awning
Reno

Harbin Hot Springs

New Age Phoenix
Russian River

Orr Hot Springs Resort

Clothing optional redwood wonderland 
Russian River

Wilbur Hot Springs

Clothing optional rustic bathing
Russian River

Sac Buddies

All male fitness and relaxation destination
Sacramento

The Z

Where men can be men
San Antonio

Club San Diego

Hillcrest bathhouse
San Diego

Transform1060

Kinky event venue
San Francisco

Power Exchange

Seedy sex club
San Francisco

Folsom Gulch

Adult store and cruising
San Francisco

Eros

Steamy sex and massages
San Francisco

Apolo Spa

Men's sauna
Santo Domingo

Club Z Gay Baths

Pike St. meat market
Seattle

Steamworks Baths Seattle

Fun on the outskirts of the Hill
Seattle

The Club St. Louis

Good clean fun
St. Louis

Adult World

Cruise or be cruised
Tampa Bay

Tampa Mens Club

Exercise comes in many forms...
Tampa Bay

Baños la Toalla

Sunny and lush bathouse
Tijuana

Baños Vica

Working class sauna
Tijuana

Gran Cinema Latino

Backdoor adult cinema
Tijuana

Red Boutique Hotel

Steamy love hotel and bathouse
Tijuana

Sexy Rosa Tijuana

Adult fantasy outlet and arcade
Tijuana

Spa Excess

Friendly and welcoming approach to the bathhouse
Toronto

Steamworks Baths

Full service bathhouse with an amazing staff
Toronto

Forbidden City Social Club (Closed Temporarily)

Forbidden City is an adult movie house, playspace, and social club.
Vancouver

Steam1

Sex & steam
Vancouver

F212 Steam Vancouver

All you can eat
Vancouver

Steamworks Vancouver

Vancouver gets steamy
Vancouver

Hung Homo Homestay

Stay overnight or pop in for an evening
Victoria

Man2Man Sex Club, Victoria

Sex club
Victoria

Glorious Health Club and Art Gallery

Become an explorer
Washington, DC

The Crew Club

Enjoy multiple methods of getting your "work out"
Washington, DC

Adonis Spa

Newly renovated
Winnipeg

Aquarius Bath

Co-ed full time
Winnipeg

Latin America

Candela Bar (Closed Temporarily)

Get lost (and laid)
Barranquilla

Dark Barranquilla

Taboos are taboo here
Barranquilla

Sauna Saint Moritz

It's not a regular sauna, it's a cool sauna
Bogotá

Grupo Los Fiesteros (GLF)

Private fetish club
Buenos Aires

Madison Club de Hombres

Dated sex club and sauna
Buenos Aires

HomoSapiens

Dark and erotic
Buenos Aires

Zoom Gay Cruising Bar

Trendy nightclub vibe
Buenos Aires

Swedish Turkish Baths - Gay Sauna Sabana Grande

Not *too* shabby
Caracas

Club 666

Discreet gay sauna
Córdoba

Hedon Spa

Zen asian themed gay bathouse
Córdoba

Adelino Sauna Estetica

Nothing to hide
Florianópolis

Sauna Termas Oceano

Steamy bliss
Florianópolis

Dansei Sauna

Asian inspired gay bathhouse
Guatemala City

G Wet Sauna

Explore your deepest desires
Guatemala City

Greco Sauna

Mens only Grecian themed day spa
Guatemala City

Spa-rtakus Sauna

Dependably male-only sauna
Lima