Anonymous Sex In Steam Rooms: An Inside Report

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This just came in from reader Jason Wise.


Stretch. That's what 9 out of 10 personal trainers will tell you to do after a good workout. And somewhere warm.

I'm a dancer, which means aside from stretching AFTER a work out, I have been scarred into stretching BEFORE a work out, in fear of getting injured and putting myself out of commission.

After checking in at the front desk of an Upper West Side NYSC, I made a bee line for the Men's locker room. As I unzipped my hoodie and took my shoes off, I wrapped a towel around me proceeding past the bathroom, past the showers and into the Men's Steam Room. The perfect place to warm up.

Or so I thought. As I opened the door, I found a muscle jock bent over with his head in an old man's lap. And I mean old.

The younger man jumped higher than a launched space shuttle, meandered for a moment and then pushed the door open before peacing out. It gets better. As I stood there (just a little taken aback), the Grandpa grabbed his package and continued massaging himself through his towel, staring at me directly in the face, I'm guessing in hopes I'd "finish him off".

I threw my clothes back on, ran upstairs & complained to the employee scanning members in. The nonchalant "not again" look on his face told me all I needed to know. They are aware. I went out to the sidewalk and lit up a cigarette. As I watched the employee through the window, I was beside myself to find that he did not leave his post to check things out downstairs, nor did he tell a manager. My complaint had the same weight as if I had said "Have a nice day".

As the week went on & I told friends about this, I found that it is a well known, understood, and enjoyed underground world.

"I wacked it with a married man this morning, and no, I don't know his name" one dancer friend said. "No words are spoken, it's an eye contact thing." He continued. "It's so f***ing hot. Sometimes we get a guy to be a look-out. Usually a less attractive or overweight man who is willing to watch the door in return for getting to be in the room when 4 or 5 hot guys go at it".

I learned it's not just New York Sports Clubs who deal with this brand of city-style fitness. Do the ritzier, "higher-class" gyms have a better handle on this? A former Equinox employee, where memberships are significantly higher said, "It's a flawed system. Rarely were they actually caught. By the time a manager was sent in the people were usually done, gone, or stopped before they got there. I mean we've all seen it happen, and it's hilarious".

"It seems that's what most of them come there to do" the Equinox employee I spoke to, who worked at the Greenwich Avenue location, went on. "I always enjoyed seeing men check in, go into the locker room only to emerge some 45 minutes later red in the face, never having made it to the gym floor." He added, "Once, the building lost power. They evacuated the gym for safety reasons. When my manager went back in to make sure the building was clear he stumbled upon 3 guys fucking in the steam room."

If you think about it, $79/month is a cheap price to pay for anonymous sex. If the club was to shut down their outlet for that, what would happen? A buddy who is a former employee guessed that corporate looks past the complaints in fear of losing thousands of dollars in income from monthly memberships if they were to shut down the Sauna and Steam Rooms.

My Equinox spiller said, "On the upside, when people are actually caught, their memberships are permanently terminated. And they do get caught".

So the big question to end with. What's happening across the hall in the women's locker room?


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16 comments
jackson30
jackson30

Well, maybe the guy was offended because he thought it was actually a gym with an actual steam room and he was surprised to find that other people thought it was a sex club. Shouldn't a paying patron have a right to have their gym be a gym?

farmboyz
farmboyz

This princess should be encouraged to wear his costume from Cats next time he goes into the steam room. That and his cigarette breath would destroy any sexual vibe. 

PhillyRob
PhillyRob

I love how offended he was by not being able to do his stretching routine in the steam room, and when he wasn't able to, went outside to smoke a cigarette.  

billyjoe
billyjoe

These guys really do get off being naughty and anonymous (meeting someone and going to their place is so boring!), plus when they walk out of the steam they can instantly forget whatever just happened. How convenient!

SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

"I found a muscle jock bent over with his head in an old man's lap. And I mean old."

Old? So what??  Neither of them cared....you reek of pure jealousy/revenge.

"As I stood there (just a little taken aback)"....you WERE thinking about it as in (hmm, why is this guy 'special')...I mean were you expecting him to cry/be ashamed?? 

Get over yourself ...and your "dance" belt.

SouthernDave
SouthernDave

Who IS this?  Little Nell from the Country? (If so, WHICH country?)

Norman the Mormon?

Some Amish Guy who came to town in a buggy?

Clueless Clem who didn't "get" "The Ritz"?



tverow
tverow

Ummm were you so offended because it was an "old man" and "grandpa"? Wait you are a "dancer" and you are shocked by this?

Getoffmycloud
Getoffmycloud

One one hand" where u been? NYSC = New York SEX Club for decades. Second hand: is nothing sacred? You ran up and complained?? WHo needs the FBI, SS, KGB or Homeland Security when you've got an out of town grass?

Alex-Geana
Alex-Geana

Investigative reporting at it's very best. :-)

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@SouthernDave Yeah, like this article is any kind of revelation. Gyms (especially Ballys and 24 Hour Fitness) have been hotbeds of hooking up for decades. When you're in WeHo, check out the steam room at 24 Hour Fitness on Santa Monica Blvd. You will be astonished but perhaps not.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@Getoffmycloud Hell yeah. Why did he think it was necessary to ruin it for everyone? Sheesh.

billyjoe
billyjoe

It does, but the average male gets harder being "naughty." It's how most guys, gay or straight, are mentally wired.


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