Posted admin by on Canada, Toronto
Tags: Canada, Joshua Dowholis, Spa Excess, Toronto
December 8, 2013
This story is such a convoluted mess, I don’t were to begin. Joshua Dowholis (pictured below) was standing trial for sexual assault against several men. The bathhouse connection is that he and the victims (more than one) originally met at the baths. The assaults allegedly took place after the group left the baths and headed to Dowholis apartment. All participants were allegedly high on meth.
Enter Derek Welsman, a producer and host of a morning shock radio show. Elected foreman, Welsman swore on a bible that he had no bias towards gays and lesbians. Warned not the discuss any details about the case, Welsman seemed to ignore the instructions by the judge. While not discussing particulars, Welsman made several homophobic remarks about gay sex and bathhouses. Alluding to the fact he was on this particular jury.
The lawyer for Joshua Dowholis is now asking for a judicial inquiry into jury misconduct. Stating that Derek Welsman’s remarks on-air indicate that he has a prejudice against gay people. And had preconceived notions even before the case began.
If misconduct is found, a mistrial may take place. It should be noted that the radio station states their morning show consists of raunchy comedy.
That is it in a nutshell. For the longer version (and to hear excerpts from the broadcast) go to Shock jock producer jokes about trial. He was the jury foreman
Posted admin by on Japan, Tokyo
Tags: Adult Delivery, AIDS, Bathhouse Outreach, Bisexual, Closeted, Delivery Boys, HIV, Japan, Sauna, Straight Man, Tokyo
December 4, 2013
Infection rates among gay men in Japan have been steadily increasing. Reports from the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry’s AIDS Surveillance Committee, new reports of HIV patients in Japan totaled 1,500 in 2012. There are a total number of 21,000 patients with HIV/AIDS. Of that number, 6,719 have full-blown AIDS. The remaining, totaling 14,706 are dealing with the virus. Compared to other countries, that might not seem like a lot. But for the Japanese gay community, those numbers are cause for concern.
The problem is that Japan does not place a high priority on HIV prevention and sex education programs in schools. Two programs hope to change that, by going directly into gay saunas across Japan.
Delivery Boys and Adult Delivery go into gay saunas to spread the message of HIV prevention. Counselors go into these bathhouses to offer condoms, safe sex education and information on HIV testing. This is not new, as there is many outreach programs like this in the US. Before these programs, condoms were not readily accessible at Japanese saunas. In fact you had to ask the cashier for a condom, which were behind the counter.
These two programs hope to change that mindset. Says director Junko Araki, “We want to change the image of a condom as being thought of as simply a method of preventing pregnancy to something used in relation to stopping STIs, or for the benefit of one’s health”.
“The idea is not to encourage people to think, ‘Well, there are plenty of free condoms around town so I don’t need to bother buying them,’” he said. “Our strategy is not to simply increase condom use, but also to try and change the way people think and encourage them to get into the habit of buying condoms themselves.”
For more go to HIV: ‘The fire across the river’
Posted admin by on Seoul, South Korea
Tags: Bathhouse, Cock, Documentary, Korea, Penis, Unhung Hero
November 29, 2013
Patrick Moote is a bit of a celebrity, but for all the wrong reasons. He is the guy who proposed to his girlfriend on the jumbotron at a basketball game. And got turned down. He later found out the rejection was due to his penis size, it being too small for his girlfriends taste.
Penis size does seem to be a deal breaker in both the straight and gay communities. So Patrick decided to film his personal journey to get answers about penis size. he talks to old girlfriends, adult film actors, sexperts and even anthropologists. He travels all over the world searching for the answer, does size really matter?
In one segment he sneaks into a Korean bathhouse, with a cameraman, with the intent to compare penis size. The thought being that Asian men have small penises compared to their Caucasian counterparts. Thought it doesn’t work out that way, as the duo is discovered and thrown out. He should of gone to the Taipai bathhouse I wrote about last year. That being free admission to any guy who is 7 inches and bigger.
So check out the YouTube video below to watch the trailer! If you like what you see sign-up at their Facebook page as well!
Posted admin by on New York City, USA
Tags: Digital Nicky, New York City, Russian & Turkish Bathhouse, Straight
November 26, 2013
Now before you get to excited, it was at straight bathhouse. And the attendees were all straight, the gals and the guys (damn it!). But what was unusual about this party, was who turned up at the Russian & Turkish Bathhouse. It was a who’s who of internet start-up companies.
In attendance: General Assembly cofounder Matthew Brimer; David Champion, the founder of Zuse and infoHubs Network; Rameet Chawla, a mobile architect at Fuelled; GroupMe cofounder Steve Martocci; Josh Currie doUdeal; and LaunchRock cofounder/CEO Jameson Detweiler.
So you have these cutting edge techie entrepreneurs, getting wet and wild in a bathhouse, clad only in a bathing suit!
These pictures courtesy of Nicky Digital, show most of these tech guys showing their skin. I’ve tried not to show the gals, cause after all this is a gay men’s website. However if you want to see more go to Russian & Turkish Bath House Party at Digital Nicky.
Posted admin by on England, Surrey
Tags: England, Pool Party, Surrey, Thursday Thrust, UK
November 7, 2013
This is not a bathhouse per say, but rather a private house party that acts as a bathhouse. Called Thursday Thrust, the creators say this is a gay venue with a difference.
They say it is “geared more to men who want to relax and unwind, meet and mingle with other like-minded men in a friendly and safe environment”. Though I am unsure how that is different from the baths, as they offer the same thing.
But I would assume the difference is the setting. Set in the tranquility and privacy of the Surrey countryside. Thus being very far away from the “hustle & bustle” of the city. So I would assume that it would attract more closeted and bi guys, once they get up the nerve to go. It is also 24,000 sq ft of luxurious facilities all in one area.
So check out the YouTube video below to see for yourself! If you like what you see sign-up at their Facebook page as well!
Posted admin by on USA
Tags: Shemale For Your Pleasure
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Posted admin by on Edinburgh, Scotland
Tags: Condom, Cops, Edinburgh, Prostitution, Raid, Safe Sex, Scotland
October 29, 2013
Cops in Edinburgh, Scotland are cracking down on the underground sex trade industry. First stop, the sauna scene. In March of this year, there was a series of raids covering half of Edinburgh’s 13 saunas. These businesses that were busted had their licenses suspended. Some were allowed to reopen after appealing the decision.
To read what the cops found go to Police reveal seedy details of Edinburgh saunas
But that is just the start. The cops are now making an official request to city council that all licensed saunas not to provide condoms. Essentially banning condoms from all bathhouses. The thinking is that a readily available condom keeps the sex trade in these saunas alive.
Of course the argument against that thinking is that you can buy condoms anywhere; a drug store, a bathroom, even a bar. And it won’t stop sex in a sauna. It would just increase unsafe sex at the baths.
To read more go to Edinburgh police demand condom ban in saunas
UPDATE City councilors renewed the public entertainment licences of all five in a public hearing.
They also threw out most of the additional conditions police asked for, including a demand that “no items of a sexual nature” should be on the premises.
Posted admin by on Cairo, Egypt
Tags: Cairo, Egypt, Raid
October 16, 2013
Scene from the film Steam
An underground bathhouse was raided in Cairo, which resulted in the arrest of 14 men. These men, who ranged from age 18 to 57, were charged for practicing ‘immorality’ or ‘homosexual acts’. The manager and staff have apparently been detained as well. Though that has not been confirmed.
To read more go to Locals destroy Cairo sauna 14 men face gay anal probe torture.
Posted admin by on England, Manchester
Tags: Bathhouse Tour, England, H20 Sauna, Manchester, UK, YouTube
October 9, 2013
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity based in Manchester providing a wide range of services to over 40,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual people each year.
Recently they have started producing LGF Quickies! A collection of short videos, aimed at gay and bisexual men, about sexual health.
In one episode they head to H20 Sauna, to give tips to those who are unaware of how to handle oneself in a bathhouse. There are some pretty good tips given out.
So watch the video below and enjoy!
Posted admin by on Belfast, Ireland
Tags: Bathhouse Tour, Belfast, Ireland, Pipeworks, UK, YouTube
October 9, 2013
Pipeworks is Belfast’s first gay sauna. They have just uploaded a video, giving the curious a tour of its premises. Pipeworks is (or was) owned and operated by Andre Graham. He is without question, Northern Ireland’s most prominent gay man. He is a millionaire several times over for creating a gay quarter near St Anne’s Cathedral. In 2010 it was reported he, along with his partner, Seamus Sweeney, were the owners of Pipeworks. It is unclear if that is still the case as of this date.
Anyways Pipeworks has produced this video, just click below and you will transport yourself to the infamous bathhouse in Belfast. Enjoy!