A hot springs bathhouse is where you can go to have a great bath, and it’s not exactly a “gay bath,” either.
But the fact that you can, is what makes it special.
This week, Recode talked to the owner of The Gay Bathhouse, James DeCesare, to learn more about the experience and his unique bathhouse.
“The Gay Bath House is the only place in the world where you don’t have to have the kind of sexual orientation that’s a prerequisite to go into a gay bath,” DeCesaris told Recode.
“We’ve never had a customer say ‘I can’t go in here because I’m gay.'”
He added that the only sexual orientation they had was straight, which is why they’ve been able to cater to both men and women, “because they have a different set of requirements.”
So what exactly is a gay bathroom?
DeCescare explained that they’re “the most exclusive gay bath house in the United States.”
This means, you can only go there if you’ve been in a bath with at least two other men.
And because there are no other people, you have to “have the sexiest body” available.
And that means you can’t take off your clothes.
It also means that you’ll need to wear a towel and some sort of a mask.
That means you have the option to sit on the bathroom floor or sit on a towel.
And the bath is also “very large,” with “some of the best hot tubs in the entire country,” according to The Gay House.
DeCespare told Recodes that he also runs a separate bathhouse, the Pink Bathhouse in Las Vegas, which offers “an array of sex toys, anal beads, cunnilingus, and a wide variety of lubricants and gels.”
He added, “I would not even consider the Pink House a gay bazooka.
It’s a really great place to go, but it’s also a very private place.”
DeCescarises Bathhouse also has a different vibe than most other gay bathhouses, according to the man who runs it.
“There’s a lot of people that work at The Gay bathhouse that are also involved in the LGBTQ community,” he told Recoded.
“They’re gay men that also have a long history of working at other gay bars and bars.”
The Gay Chamber is where gay people can socialize, and The Gay Hot Spring is where he said he “goes for a really good night out” on his first day.
“I’m a big fan of the bathhouses and it was a great experience,” he said.
The Gay Hotel is a “hot” lesbian bathhouse located on the same property.
“The Gay Hotel and the Gay Bath are both gay bath houses, but The Gay has a very different vibe, with the gay bar people,” he explained.
“It’s a gay place with very, very strict dress code.”
“We’re not a gay bar,” he added.
“You go there with your partner and you’re not going to get drunk, or do anything that would be socially unacceptable.
There’s a great deal of privacy and it is a very special place.
It is where I go to relax and feel safe and feel loved and have a good time.”