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Recent Reviews

First sauna visit - ever

“After a long Euro trip, I was ready to scratch an itch and visit my first gay bath house. ..”

Scott on The Boilerhouse
Dublin, Ireland

Péssimo

“Horrível experiência, muito escuro, o piso com milhares de marcas de chicletes ..”

Daniel on Trombeta Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

the renovation made it worse

“Very bad renovation !!! It made it worse than before.... The sauna is also not good since ..”

barragan on FLEX Sauna
Athens, Greece

Never again!

“They should really specify on their website that this a club for the elderly. Almost no ..”

Alex on E15 Club
London, United Kingdom

Fun

“I went on both a Wednesday and a Friday. There were plenty of guys. I arrived about 6:30 ..”

Chad on Sauna Labyrint
Prague, Czech Republic

Good Place

“I had a fabulous time. Everyone was friendly. The place is clean, cosy with a downstairs ..”

Ferguson on Shower & Bar
Madrid, Spain

Ok

“Not sure on entry what to do, staff not that friendly as to busy entertaining themselves, ..”

Graham on ATTACK
Madrid, Spain

A nice small bathhouse

“I came on a Saturday and first it took me quite a while to find it. The bathhouse is ..”

Jo on Thermos Spa
Limassol, Cyprus

Nice and central

“This bathhouse is fairly clean and modern with reasonable prices and helpful staff. The ..”

Jo on Mayakovka Spa
Moscow, Russia

First timer

“First time visit, very clean, plenty of guys upstairs got more than I needed , back very ..”

John on W3 Sauna (Wet Wet Wet)
Blackpool, United Kingdom

Perfecto!

“Buena relación calidad/precio. Limpio agradable y con buen ambiente. El camarero esta ..”

Jose on REDS Club
Gran Canaria, Spain

entrada20€!!!! 50%+??

“Fui el viernes y costaba 10 después 15 y el sábado de Mayo me querían cobrar 20 euros ..”

Jose on ZOO Mens Bar
Gran Canaria, Spain

Gay Sauna Number 52 in Newcastle

James

“Been a member since it opened and it is a great facility for gay and bisexual men of all ..”

James on Number 52
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Stay at home

“Typical atmosphere from clearly closeted gay guys from a deeply conservative Catholic ..”

Josh on Spartakus Sauna & Fitness
Krakow, Poland

Lots of action

“Went there on a Monday morning 6am plenty of guys there young and old. Yes some were ..”

Harry on Sauna Casanova
Barcelona, Spain

Buen lugar, buen acierto.

“Pasé dos tardes durante mi estancia Lisboa. Sauna limpia, frecuentada por gente de entre ..”

Juan on Trombeta Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

XXX

“Frumos ,elegant si foarte curat. Din pacate mult spatiu risipit,nefolosit,prea putini ..”

Ady on Sauna Heroes
Gran Canaria, Spain

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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.