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What was life like for gay men in the year 1900?

How about the gay sex? Anal? Oral? Rimming?

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--Anonymous
replies 20Dec 6, 2017 10:48 AM +00:00

Is this a homophobic “cleverly” hinting at how gay men has sex with each other back when cleanliness may have been a problem, like poop, not wiping well and gay men are into poop and stink and all of that? If it is, I’m in! Hate gays!

--Datalounge
replies 1Dec 6, 2017 10:57 AM +00:00

Bitch please, R1. Like cleanliness was all that much better for heteros before Summer's Eve...

--Anonymous
replies 2Dec 6, 2017 10:59 AM +00:00

Homophobic *thread

--Still in
replies 3Dec 6, 2017 10:59 AM +00:00

This is about homos not about saintly heteros.

--Anonymous
replies 4Dec 6, 2017 11:00 AM +00:00

If anything, I am more than certain that gay men maintained a higher level of cleanliness than the nasty, breeding straights.

--Anonymous
replies 5Dec 6, 2017 11:01 AM +00:00

Doctors back then recommended daily enemas as a cure-all.

--Anonymous
replies 6Dec 6, 2017 11:05 AM +00:00

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--Anonymous
replies 7Dec 6, 2017 11:14 AM +00:00

r1 bad breath didn't even exist a 100 years ago. some guy that invented listerine to clean hospitals failed, and then marketed it for breath making up halitosis and instantly creating a business for himself. they ate better food back then and like a cat or dog, hard hard well formed stool. you are a marketers dream because you SHAME so easily i feel pity for you lol. stop being so uptight and get bent.

--Anonymous
replies 8Dec 6, 2017 11:14 AM +00:00

They did have soap and bathtubs in 1900. People didn't bathe daily like we do now, but bathing was available to them when needed.

--Anonymous
replies 9Dec 6, 2017 11:23 AM +00:00

I love the men in suspenders and top hats (or whatever they were called) back then.

--Anonymous
replies 10Dec 6, 2017 11:24 AM +00:00

I've read that in the early 20th century, the bar at the now-gone Astor Hotel was THE gay cruising spot in NYC. Apparently, if you were a gay guy in NYC back then the Astor Hotel bar was common knowledge as the biggest cruising spot in town.

--Anonymous
replies 11Dec 6, 2017 11:30 AM +00:00

I barely remember because I was only six at the time.

--Anonymous
replies 12Dec 6, 2017 11:34 AM +00:00

NYC gay bars in the 19th century.

This article originally appeared in the 2015 NYC Pride Guide. You can check out the entire digital issue here or pick up pretty much anywhere in the West Village, Chelsea or Hell’s Kitchen this weekend! Gay and lesbian life in 19th century America meant reading between the lines, latching on to known code words to locate a … Continue reading The Slide and the Excise: NYC’s Most Notorious 19th Century Gay Bars ?
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--Anonymous
replies 13Dec 6, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00

Tops wore hats r10.....

--bottoms didn't
replies 14Dec 6, 2017 11:39 AM +00:00

Bullshit, r14. We all knew Lincoln was a bottom.

--Anonymous
replies 15Dec 6, 2017 11:53 AM +00:00

They dealt with it. I’m sure they cleansed themselves.

--Anonymous
replies 16Dec 6, 2017 12:07 PM +00:00

Maybe they were more into oral sex.

--Anonymous
replies 17Dec 6, 2017 12:08 PM +00:00

Lincoln was cruising in 1900 r15?

--Who knew?
replies 18Dec 6, 2017 12:09 PM +00:00
[R1] bad breath didn't even exist a 100 years ago.

R8 you are so full of shit you probably can't even smell your own bad breath.

From the linked article

Bad breath is no modern dilemma. The Talmud warned against it in priests, Muhammad allegedly dismissed a follower from a mosque because of it, and the ancient Romans employed slaves to clean their mouths to prevent it.
Ancient Egyptians fashioned toothpaste out of a substance (natron) they used for embalming mummies and made breath-sweetening pellets of frankincense and myrrh. In the medieval Arabic empire, people chewed on the mouth-freshening twigs of the Salvadora persica shrub
Bad breath is no modern dilemma. The Talmud warned against it in priests, Muhammad allegedly dismissed a follower from a mosque because of it, and the ancient Romans employed slaves to clean their...
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--Anonymous
replies 19Dec 6, 2017 12:14 PM +00:00

bump

--Anonymous
replies 20Dec 6, 2017 3:49 PM +00:00