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

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

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM

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!

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 10:57 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 10:59 AM

Homophobic *thread

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 10:59 AM

This is about homos not about saintly heteros.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 11:00 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 11:01 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 11:05 AM


by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 11:14 AM

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.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 11:14 AM

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.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 11:23 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 11:24 AM

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.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 11:30 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 11:34 AM

NYC gay bars in the 19th century.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 11:35 AM

Tops wore hats r10.....

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 11:39 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 11:53 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 12:07 PM

Maybe they were more into oral sex.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 12:08 PM

Lincoln was cruising in 1900 r15?

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 12:09 PM

[quote] [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

[quote] 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.

[quote] 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

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 12:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM
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