By Kathianne Boniello. April 7, pm Updated April 8, am. Things got too hot in the steam room of one Manhattan gym, a lawsuit claims, after three men fixed their gazes upon an unwitting visitor, dropped their towels and started pleasuring themselves. And I look across from me. The out-of-place gym-goer really began to sweat when he realized a third man in the tiny space was also staring at him and masturbating. The freaked-out man told the front desk, but nobody took any action, the man, identified only as GB in court papers, alleges.
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Crew Club, located discretely alongside real estate offices and cocktail bars at 14th St. NW, is D. Instead of scrolling through faceless photos on Grindr to find a hook-up, some gays opt for a steamy night out at D. A rite of passage for GW gays, or at the very least a seedy pipe dream circulated through the gay grapevine, Crew Club is D. To older gay residents, the bathhouse may be a reminder of the life left behind in a post-AIDS crisis D.
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Thirty-five years after the raids, we head back into Toronto's bathhouses—and get breakfast. Follow the smell of chlorine down an alleyway in the Church-Wellesley Village, pass through a set of heavy metal doors and up a flight of stairs, and there is Steamworks. Go a few blocks south and there is Spa Xcess. There is the Oasis Aqualounge, which also markets itself to heterosexuals. But by and large, these are establishments by and for gay men, and they have always been so.
They tell stories of infertility, violence and sexual abuse as they pose — one wearing only an octopus to represent the shackles of masculinity. In another segment, an unnamed Asian man all his subjects are anonymous to viewers speaks about how he bruised his penis by attempting to stop the flow of semen in line with his Muslim teachings against masturbation. Participants, who ranged in age from their twenties to fifties, include a trans man who speaks about the power of transitioning and what their genitalia means to them, and a former member of the military whose testicles were blown off by a bomb.