By Andrew Collins. If you're a fan of cruising, sexual voyeurism and exhibitionism, and hooking up in gyms and saunas, you're probably going to find plenty to make you happy in Los Angeleswhich has more gay bathhouses and sex clubs than any city in the United States. In fact, you'll find plenty of keep you busy in Southern California, as there's also a fun gay bathhouse in San Diegoand Palm Springs has more clothing-optional gay resorts than anywhere in the world, many of them with a steamy, sauce-y vibe.
Los Angeles is not like any other city I have lived in or visited. I always say that L. Los Angeles is a city of afterhours underground parties; wild, sex-driven house parties; cruising bars; pop-up orgies; and some of the most liberal attitudes toward a sex-positive lifestyle in the world.
Bathhouses in the San Fernando Valley that attract homosexuals will use all legal means to remain open, the head of the Los Angeles County Bath Owners said Friday, as county officials planned closer scrutiny of the spas and considered closing them in light of the spread of AIDS. Managers of several local bathhouses said they had already taken several voluntary steps to discourage the spread of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. These included providing their patrons with free condoms and eliminating so-called orgy rooms.
When it comes to letting off steam in the steam, Los Angeles offers a smorgasbord of venues to release your inner devil. A handful of bath houses still exist within the city and underground parties with tempting darkrooms are becoming more commonplace. This makes the Los Angeles gay cruising scene a popular attraction for those looking for something a little kinky in this Californian city. The best outdoor pool for nude sunbathing and skinny dipping belongs to Flex, the oldest and most historic venue in terms of the gay sauna Los Angeles scene.
I decided to hit up Wi Spa first because it has a reputation for being the nicest of all LA Korean spas. The locker room was severely swanky and felt like a country club. Opening the door to the sauna I saw about thirty nude dudes lazing about, showering or treading water in hot tubs.
But exploring Gay Los Angeles, you quickly learn to expect the unexpected. We all know LA is blessed with natural beauty in a way that New Yorkers can never hope to matchand filled with more fantastical dreams and aspiring actors than any other place on the planet, but there is more to LA than that. Magnificent food, world-class art, exceptional dining, luxurious hotels, and a rich gay culture that to a deeply rooted — and very influential — LGBTQ community.
I had such an incredible facial here at Wi Spa recently. Service got along as well as expert Incredible experience!
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My experience with public spas in Japan, at hotels or in neighborhoods, revolved around that since I was there in winter and my body hurt from all of the walking in the cold. Here in America though, nudity is more taboo and over-associated with sex, so these spas have become gay cruising grounds and Century Spa is one of the most notorious Korean owned ones. I was not unaware of this when I booked the Groupon for Century Spa.
A signed posted last night at the entrance to the parking lot of the gay bathhouse, which is at Melrose Ave. No one is answering calls at the Flex Los Angeles location. The closing of Flex comes on the heels of the closing of Hollywood Spa in Hollywood, announced in February. Peter Sykes, owner of Hollywood Spa, said traffic at his bathhouse had declined.