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Recent Reviews

Cosy, bit smelly but ours

“Update: entry fee is 8 pounds regardless the time of the day, that includes coat check ..”

Richard on The Backstreet
London, United Kingdom

The Bunker gay cruise club in London

Pleasure for all

“The Bunker caters for all your fetish needs, from cages to chains to cuffs and ropes... ..”

Rocco on The BUNKER London
London, United Kingdom

gay friendly hamman

“I was there on Friday, one day before I left. Very easy to find and not far away from ..”

Peter on Davutpasa Iskelesi Hammam
Istanbul, Turkey

Sin horario

“El local está bien, pero sigue fallando y muchísimo el tema de las taquillas. Si pago ..”

José luis on Club Black Hole
Barcelona, Spain

reds

“Just have to go to Reds now the celler bar is ..”

y fronts on THE CELLAR – reported closed
Gran Canaria, Spain

Good place

“Me and my bf were there last Saturday night. It was crowded but not too much. I haven't ..”

Emil on Alcatraz
Prague, Czech Republic

Boring

“Went there last week with my bf on a Friday night. It was really boring after 12:30 am. ..”

Emil on Factory Club
Prague, Czech Republic

the boilerhouse under the week

“As a German I like strict rules, but if the internet tells you that you can stay their ..”

Pascal on The Boilerhouse
Dublin, Ireland

Poor techique

“Not impressed today. Have been using this place for years on visits to London as it was ..”

Henry on The Stable
London, United Kingdom

Redq

“I have visited this sauna many times over the years, and although it's not the cleanest, ..”

Jake on Florence Baths
Florence, Italy

Nice and hard

“Clean, sophisticated, relaxing but perfect for hard and fetish sex sometimes. The best ..”

Alex on DRAKO Club
Lisbon, Portugal

Location Only

“Taking to account great saunas in Berlin, Paris, Vienna or even Budapest, this is ..”

Adam on Sweatbox Sauna
London, United Kingdom

Like all saunas

“The sauna is ok, it could be More cleaner specially on the floor there was wrappers of ..”

James on Dragon Sauna
Hamburg, Germany

Had fun

“Went their today bit quiet at first but had a great time in the jacuzzi got some hot ..”

Julian on Unit 2 Sauna
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Dark Sauna

“It's a quiet nice sauna but to dark. Like a darkroom. They should have more lights than i ..”

Martin on Sauna Basaky
Alicante, Spain

bad experience

“I do agree with ..”

claude on Tahiri Galatasaray Hamam
Istanbul, Turkey

Play safe at VAULT

“Best to play safe in Vault if you are HIV NEG YOU HAVE BEEN ..”

MICHAEL on Vault 139
London, United Kingdom

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Guide-to-Safer-Sex-and-HIV-prevention

Europe’s gay cruise club and gay sauna scene – FAQ’s

Visiting a gay sauna or cruise club for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.

What is a gay cruise club?

Gay cruise clubs are mostly private, members only adult sex clubs. In many countries these clubs are licensed by local government. We’ve also included some more traditional gay bars that have extensive cruising areas (such as a dark room or maze) but that don’t require membership.

How do you become a member?

Most clubs offer membership on the door. You will need an official photo ID that shows your age. There is a strict age requirement, usually a minimum of 18 or 21 years of age. In Italy, you need to purchase an ArciGay UNO Card. The card is available at most cruise clubs and saunas; and once obtained, it can be used throughout the country.

What are themed nights?

Themed night cater to those who enjoy a particular fetish and will usually have a strictly enforced dress code. You may be refused entry if you are not wearing the appropriate clothes for the evening (e.g. leather, jeans, army gear, boots, etc.). Check the club’s website for theme details. On naked nights, you will be expected to remove all your clothes, but not your shoes.

Can I change into my outfit on arrival?

Most clubs offer a coat check and provide a bag into which you place any clothes that are not part of your outfit. You receive a numbered token or wristband. You charge drinks to your number and pay when you leave.

Will I be turned away?

So long as you dress appropriately, cruise clubs “welcome all” regardless of age, race or body type. There are notable exceptions, such as Laboratory in Berlin, who have unexplainable door policies that see some admitted and others turned away for no apparent reason. Be aware that some clubs don’t admit customers wearing strong-smelling perfume or aftershave.

What facilities will I find at a cruise club?

The quality of cruise clubs vary widely. Most have a bar, dark room, maze, slings, cages and work hard to keep the play areas and toilets clean - others don’t. Bigger clubs may have a dance floor and DJ’s. Cruise clubs don’t usually have private cabins, so you need to be quite open-minded. Most cruise clubs provide free condoms and lube. It’s a good idea to take a small hand towel.

What is a gay sauna?

Virtually all gay saunas in Europe are licensed health clubs. Membership requirements vary widely. In the UK, for example, membership is not usually required but you may be asked for a valid photo ID that shows your age.

What happens on arrival?

On arrival, you will be given a locker number. The sauna entry fee usually includes locker rental for your clothes and a towel (to wear). You may need to bring your own lock for the locker. Locker theft is a widespread problem, so leave valuables at home or at your hotel. If you don’t fancy walking around in bare feet, it’s a good idea to bring your flip-flops.

What facilities does a gay sauna offer?

A gay sauna (or bathhouse) usually features a dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, showers and lounge area. Some also have a swimming pool, café, bar and/or a gym. Most gay saunas have a dark room and private cabins. You may be charged an extra fee to rent a private cabin. Free condoms and lube are provided at most venues, but not all - so, best go prepared. Massage services are less common in Europe than in Asia.

Locker Theft

Locker theft is a widespread problem across Europe in saunas and gyms - gay or straight. If you become a victim of this crime management will offer sympathetic ear, but nothing more. The reality is if you leave your mobile or wallet in a locker you are doing so at your own risk.

Play Safe - a few minutes of fun is not worth a lifetime with HIV

Don’t take risks with HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. • Always use a condom • Make sure the condom fits correctly. • Use a water- or silicone-based lube, never an oil-based lube. • Say no if someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do.