Bathhouses

Some articles on bathhouses, bathhouse:

Club Baths
... Club Baths was a chain of gay bathhouses in the United States and Canada with particular prominence from the 1960s through the 1990s ... At its peak it included 42 bathhouses ... Most of the bathhouses were closed in the 1990s either by government agencies or a changing market after charges were made that it contributed to the spread of AIDS ...
Bathhouse Row - History - Government Involvement Alongside Private Development
... The bathhouses were constructed along the east edge of Hot Springs Creek which was covered over and channeled into a masonry arch in 1884 ... This eliminated the separate bridges to each bathhouse and also improved sanitation in the area ... The space above the arch was filled with dirt and planted, so that each bathhouse now had its own garden space ...
Sex On Premises Venue
... MSM SOPV's include gay bathhouses, "backrooms", and "club" style venues that have no spa or sauna ... Most gay bathhouses, bookstores, and bars in the United States do not openly advertise their actual sex-on-premises purpose or activity, as SOPV's elsewhere can ... and again often consists of small cubicles, sometimes with no bed or mattress unlike gay bathhouses which usually have some kind of mattress in individual rooms ...
Gay Bathhouse - Layout and Typical Amenities
... free to wander throughout the public areas of the bathhouse, which typically include the amenities of a traditional bathhouse or steambath (Picture from the movie Hamam) ... Many bathhouses also provide free condoms and lubricant ... Homosexualities emphasized the importance of the towel Bathhouses are usually dimly lit and play music ...
Bathhouse Row - History - The 20th Century
... A series of bathhouses had been constructed and, through the early decades of the 20th century, the parade of buildings continued ... At first, wooden bathhouses were constructed and then replaced after fires or deterioration made them unsafe ... The changes to the bathhouses over time reflected changes in the bathing industry, changes in technology, and changes in social mores ...