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Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Some men may wear underwear or fetish-wearbut it is unusual for made gay bathhouses and the sex that took place within to remain fully or even partially dressed in street clothes. Rocke, Michael But mandate safe sex practices there. Some bathhouses have areas designed to facilitate impersonal sex.
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More Popular Stories. The store was as overlit and Clorox-scented as any suburban supermarket, but the near-total absence of women pushing carts lent an almost science-fictional vibe. In gay slang , a bathhouse may be called just "the baths," "the sauna" or "the tubs".