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Recent Reviews

Great place and great service

“One of the cleanest places I know. Personnel is super friendly. Obviously busiest on ..”

Fabien on Maxximum Time
Palermo, Italy

clean and full of guys Monday evening

“Clean, full of guys, there is also a dark space and cabins...hot ..”

Sebastian on Trombeta Bath
Lisbon, Portugal

So so

“I'am right now... down stairs the light is on. A Eee guys up, but on my pairs. But ..”

Raf on Lodi Dodi
Warsaw, Poland

Only those who know their mistakes can improve.

“Thank you Mark for a constructive criticism. Yes. These were our initial problems we had. ..”

Vinci Gaysauna on Vinci Sauna
Cyprus,

Nice place but horrible service

“Been there few times. Entrance staff is awful in attitude :( They need to learn there ..”

Peter on codeRED
Warsaw, Poland

Small with local feel

“Seems other reviews are right. This place is small, and most of the patrons seem to know ..”

Karl on Sauna Bonbon
Prague, Czech Republic

03/03 Men’s runway show “With love to women”. Welcome for everyone!

“Great show for everyone who loves men’s runway! You just have to be ..”

Hero on Open Space
Kiev, Ukraine

Has been to better places!

“I have traveled many saunas around the world. This place was very modern, clean and ..”

Sauna on Sauna Nieuwezijds
Amsterdam, Netherlands

relaxing

“I've visited Sauna Finland several times in the last two years while visiting for work. ..”

Alex on Gay Sauna Finland
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Clean and relatively smart place

“Visited around lunchtime, early afternoon on a weekday; it was surprisingly busy - not ..”

Stephen on The Stable
London, United Kingdom

mi preferido!

“Cada día animado, ambiente sin ..”

david on Nightbarcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Turned away

“I live round the corner. I have lived in London for 14 years. I have been to to this ..”

Nikolaus on Pleasuredrome
London, United Kingdom

Amazing sauna

“Best sauna in Athens and one of best in ..”

Nik on FLEX Sauna
Athens, Greece

Gay Sauna in Dundee

No11

“No unfortunately not , just said would reopen again when they were able ..”

Davy on No.11 Sauna – currently CLOSED
Dundee, United Kingdom

Fine place.

“The sauna costs 37 francs, that’s 30€, includes locker, towels and a drink. Other, ..”

Peter on Sauna Moustache
Zurich, Switzerland

Mr

“The staff very friendly . Sauna very nice and clean. Has a good price. 7,50€. I hope ..”

Guilherme on Sauna Camoes
Porto, Portugal

Mr

“Fantástico. ..”

Armando on Sauna Camoes
Porto, Portugal

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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.