It's open until midnight most days and until 3 am Friday and Saturday nights. In many bathhouses the customer has a choice between renting a room or a locker, often for fixed periods of up to 12 hours. In general, a gay bath is used for having sexual activity rather than only bathing. A half-dozen remaining gay sex clubs, bookstores and theaters have restricted their patrons to "safe-sex" activities, Delventhal said. Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days [when I got my start singing at the gay bathhouses]. Sling NatomaSan Francisco We have a large warehouse space fully equipped with 10 slings, tables, benches and beds.
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Reactions from gay friends from further back east were mixed. Some bathhouse owners tried to prevent sex among patrons while others, mindful of profits or prepared to risk prosecution, overlooked discreet homosexual activity. On being buzzed in, the customer receives a towel to wear, around the waist and the key for his room or locker.
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