Some bathhouse owners tried to prevent sex between patrons while others, mindful of profits or prepared to risk prosecution, overlooked discreet homosexual activity. Some bathhouses also provide non-sexual services such as massage and reflexology. In some bathhouses nudity is forbidden in the common areas of the establishments. Bathhouses are not always identifiable as such from the outside. This included raids on two branches of the Oasis bathhouses, known to be the most popular in Beijing. Rights and legal issues.
Bathhouses are usually dimly lit and play music, although an outdoors, enclosed rooftop or pool area is not uncommon.
San Francisco Bathhouses & Sex Clubs
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Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days [when I got my start singing at the gay bathhouses]. In a group of police officers raided the Liberty Baths in the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco and arrested three patrons for "lewd conduct in a public place", but the District Attorney's office soon dropped the charges against them. The New York Times. Lamore, Lance June His homoerotic self-portrait set in a Turkish bath is likely to have been inspired by it. Gay Men's Sexual Stories: In March a series of police raids in gay bathhouses and at gay meeting spots in Beijing have resulted in arrests and bathhouse closures.