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Elders in the steam room

I walked past Steam Works on Halsted Street last night and what looked like a 90 year old man emerged. Mixed feelings.

by Anonymousreply 13711/25/2020

As if the old fuck didn't have enough wrinkles.

by Anonymousreply 106/22/2019


by Anonymousreply 206/22/2019

OP, I feel 'ya. I try to avoid mirrors and reflective surfaces, too.

by Anonymousreply 306/22/2019

I hope you marched right up to him and slapped his face, slapped his face viciously!

by Anonymousreply 406/22/2019

I just watched Monet X Change's show on youtube she said she went to Steamworks for the first time and it was old balls, older balls and really old balls..then laughed and said...and I will go again.

by Anonymousreply 506/22/2019

They need to enforce an age limit!

by Anonymousreply 606/22/2019

Did he keep his teeth in or did he take them out when he blew you?

by Anonymousreply 706/22/2019

[quote]I walked past Steam Works

Walked past.

Uh huh.

by Anonymousreply 806/22/2019

I love when I went to NYSC and the old guy had left his Cialis bottle on the counter. l .

by Anonymousreply 906/22/2019

Did they ever clean the nacreous layer of permacum off the sides of that huge hot tub at Steamworks? I refused to stick my big toe in that human bacteria frappe.

by Anonymousreply 1006/22/2019

Bathhouse Germaphobe-a new comedy starring Jim Parsons

by Anonymousreply 1106/22/2019

Do they have Latino cleaners in that place?

by Anonymousreply 1206/22/2019


by Anonymousreply 1306/22/2019

[quote]I walked past Steam Works on Halsted Street last night and what looked like a 90 year old man emerged.

He probably was in there too long. The maximum recommended time is 15-20 minutes.

by Anonymousreply 1406/22/2019

r12 yes and they are delicious

by Anonymousreply 1506/22/2019

[quote] I walked past Steam Works on Halsted Street last night and what looked like a 90 year old man emerged. Mixed feelings.

The Olds used to go to Man's Country but that entire building finally collapsed under the weight of the nacreous perma-layer of cum, eaten away by bleach, Febreze and Fabuloso.

by Anonymousreply 1606/22/2019

OP, last week I was sitting at a table by the window in the restaurant diagonally across from Steam Works. I had a clear view of the people arriving around dusk and it was eye-opening. It was not necessarily the age of the people entering SW that startled me.

by Anonymousreply 1706/22/2019

[quote] ERNA


by Anonymousreply 1806/22/2019

Bring back the bathhouse!! I can't do Grindr. I like a more personal, in-person setting.

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2019

I know OP. It's just AWFUL. I remember an evening at the bath house in Paris, or was it Lyon, France . It seemed like the ' eiffel tower maison de vieux ' had booked the place for the pensionnaires. It was a nightmare.

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2019

Well, smell Miss Debutante at R19!

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2019

[quote] Soggy B

Where DID you get that from?

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2019

One time I went to Ram on Halsted and the only person messing around was the guy that was at the cash register. It was weird. Then again it was the middle of January.

by Anonymousreply 2306/22/2019

R22 what ??? Get what ??

by Anonymousreply 2406/22/2019

Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2019

r17 was it the size of them?

by Anonymousreply 2606/22/2019


Too poor to pay the admission fee

by Anonymousreply 2706/22/2019

Homosexual sociopath Obama was a regular at Man's Country!

by Anonymousreply 2806/23/2019

I stopped going when I felt I was too old. I never judged old fat or unattractive people for being their and they wouldn't go unless there was some payoff for them so what's it to me? Old coots don't seem to behave poorly in gay saunas. I have no memory of that. Where they did annoy was in officially NON-SEX situations such as gym locker rooms, Hotel spas, etc.

by Anonymousreply 2906/23/2019

for being THERE

by Anonymousreply 3006/23/2019

R26, R17 here. It wasn't the size of the people I saw entering SW that surprised me (although there was that) but the sheer diversity. I'm sure SW attracts a different clientele based on day and time and this happened on a Thursday between 7-9pm. Certainly no one I saw entering were guys you fantasize about finding in a bathhouse - like that cute accountant-type you see on the bus or the handsome trucker you're sure was flirting with you while stuck in traffic. They weren't the clones you see at Roscoe's or Hydrate, nor did they appear to be gym-bodied Instagramers. Just very plain nondescript guys of all shapes, sizes and ages who you might not look twice at passing on the sidewalk.

by Anonymousreply 3106/23/2019

It's a bathhouse, OP. Why did you assume he was in the steam room?

by Anonymousreply 3206/23/2019

[quote]what ??? Get what ??

Why do you call yourself Soggy Biscuit?

by Anonymousreply 3306/23/2019

I assume it's a reference to this 'team building' activity:

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by Anonymousreply 3506/23/2019

I guess bathhouses are becoming the realm of the elderly as the young are relying on apps.

That’s said, last time I went to a bathhouse (about a years ago) there were a number of college-aged guys there. The vast majority was over 50 but I love daddies so no probs here

by Anonymousreply 3606/23/2019

Was his hissing loud enough to drown out the hissing from the steam pipes?

by Anonymousreply 3706/23/2019

Madame Chang!

by Anonymousreply 3806/23/2019

I would like to run into Madame Gin Sling at a bathhouse.

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by Anonymousreply 3906/23/2019

He was thinking the whole time "Shut your mouth and suck my cock, you ignorant young git." He told me.

by Anonymousreply 4006/23/2019

The hot water I’m sure is great at easing his lumbago

by Anonymousreply 4106/23/2019

i too saw a guy popping cialis before entering the steam room. Go gramps!

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2019

[quote] Homosexual sociopath Obama was a regular at Man's Country!

That was a rumor spread by the Hillbuzz queen, the one that lives in the basement....oh wait I mean "garden apartment."

by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2019

Another reason not to go to bathhouses.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2019

Don't go into the steam room OP. It's Cocoon in reverse

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2019

Saunas are still big over here in Europe.

I've had some great times recently with some very hot guys.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2019

Any good Saunas in Prague?

by Anonymousreply 4707/03/2019

A few years ago, the steam room at 24 Hour Fitness in Weho was being cleaned at 1 am or so by the janitor and she found an elder gay dead in the steamroom. Nothing worse than having a heart attack hoping for cock.

by Anonymousreply 4807/03/2019

[quote]A few years ago, the steam room at 24 Hour Fitness in Weho was being cleaned at 1 am or so by the janitor and she found an elder gay dead in the steamroom. Nothing worse than having a heart attack hoping for cock.

That happened at the upstairs bar at the Phoenix in New Orleans once. Lights up and a guy who had nodded off in the corner had nodded off for good. When the cops came, they got his ID and called his house — and his wife answered. Can you imagine?

by Anonymousreply 4907/03/2019

Didn't a priest die in a batthouse steamroom and another priest who happened to be there had to take him out or something?

by Anonymousreply 5007/03/2019

1994 in Dublin. I don't' know how the hell I've even heard of this story.

[quote]DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 13 -- A Catholic priest was found dead in a gay sauna club in Dublin in circumstances likely to cause further embarrassment to the Catholic church as it confronts changing attitudes in Ireland, it was reported Sunday. Liam Cosgrave, 68, was given last rites by another Catholic priest who happened to be in the club when Cosgrave's naked body was found at the Incognito Club in Dublin's city center.

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by Anonymousreply 5107/03/2019

R51 Oh the shame!

Good job the other priest was on hand to give him the last rights!

by Anonymousreply 5211/11/2020

[quote] Good job the other priest was on hand to give him the last rights!

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 5311/11/2020

Pray for me 🙏 R53

by Anonymousreply 5411/11/2020

Luv ya, r54!

by Anonymousreply 5511/11/2020

Last time I heard of Halstead Street was on "Life With Luigi."

by Anonymousreply 5611/11/2020

"happened to be" in the steamroller. Lol.

"Aye, your grace, I was on me way to the shops."

by Anonymousreply 5711/11/2020

Last rights? That term was removed during Vatican II.

by Anonymousreply 5811/11/2020

What do they call it now R58?

by Anonymousreply 5911/11/2020

Extreme unction, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 6011/11/2020

There was this older gent in Atlanta who kept managing to kill the vibe in the wet areas by forcing himself on guys that had already indicated they weren't interested. When I say old, I was 48 at the time, and he was easily 70s. Maybe 60s. And even though I have a good bod and would have been nice about it, he wasn't having me. He was after the younguns. It was after the bars closed and there were a couple of hot young guys there. So I found somebody, and we were headed back up to my room and the old guy was in front of us. He had picked up his fanny pack (or whatever it was) and a 100 mg Viagra fell out on the floor. 100! My new friend grabbed it and said "lets split this". I had brought it a cartridge hitter and that ended up being in my top 5 fuck sessions ever.

It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about that kid.

by Anonymousreply 6111/11/2020

^^ At Flex

by Anonymousreply 6211/11/2020

Was he super hung then R61?

by Anonymousreply 6311/11/2020

I don't know why folks are so surprised bathhouses are a older man thing: this is where boomers and gen-x hooked up back when they were young. Apps are for the younger crowd.

by Anonymousreply 6411/11/2020

I think apps are multigenerational

by Anonymousreply 6511/11/2020

R64 Gen X had AOL chatrooms.

by Anonymousreply 6611/11/2020

and phone sex lines

I love steamworks by the way

by Anonymousreply 6711/11/2020

I loved bathhouses when I was in my 20s...Now that I'm in my 60s, the thought repulses me.

by Anonymousreply 6811/11/2020

Is that because you'd need the hoist to get into the jacuzzi R68?

by Anonymousreply 6911/11/2020


by Anonymousreply 7011/11/2020

The lot of you must be named Dorian Gray.

Before you know it you'll be old too.

by Anonymousreply 7111/11/2020

Steamworks is one of the exceptions. Location and how it's run and what they do in terms of community action makes them a standard stop for many gays of all ages on Chicago. With the cold winters in Chicago, it's a nice addition to the apps.

by Anonymousreply 7211/11/2020

Is that where they got all the slime from Ghostbusters came from?

by Anonymousreply 7311/11/2020

Sure is.

I mean, I’ve heard.


by Anonymousreply 7411/11/2020

[quote] Before you know it you'll be old too.

Too late. Already there. Neener neen...wait, why the hell am I happy about that?

by Anonymousreply 7511/11/2020

No more than me r63. And I am nothing special.

by Anonymousreply 7611/11/2020

I've not been to one in ages. I used to love them back in the day, but I did find the elder gays that wouldn't take no for an answer the worse.

by Anonymousreply 7711/11/2020

They say on some nights you can hear the sound of balls dragging across the floor.

by Anonymousreply 7811/12/2020

I felt sorry for the cleaners of these places.

by Anonymousreply 7911/13/2020

[quote] but I did find the elder gays that wouldn't take no for an answer the worse.

Oh, DEAR x2!

by Anonymousreply 8011/13/2020

And as for them trying to get those skinny towels around their expansive waist line

by Anonymousreply 8111/13/2020

I remember going to the sauna for the first time after gaining weight. The little towels didn't cover my fat self. I ended up just waddling around holding a wet saggy towel in front of my package. Oh, the shame of it all looking back.

by Anonymousreply 8211/13/2020

It's not a good look is it R82?

by Anonymousreply 8311/13/2020

R83 Exactly. I haven't been back since. If I can get down to the size where the towel wraps around me, I'll go back. Yeah, right. I had peanut butter stuffed pretzels for breakfast. I'm a mess since being at home so much.

by Anonymousreply 8411/16/2020

R84 You need a good sauna. Sweat it off a bit.

by Anonymousreply 8511/20/2020

OP, did it ever occur to you that he might identify as a 20 year old?! You're an ageist nazi.

by Anonymousreply 8611/20/2020

Be thankful that you can walk!

by Anonymousreply 8711/20/2020

How are any stream rooms open now?

by Anonymousreply 8811/20/2020

I don't think they are R88

I think they'll be a silent casualty of Covid.

by Anonymousreply 8911/20/2020

Imagine what he lived through, and perhaps, did that has enabled you to be an entitled cunt on a gay website living with no fear of arrest or death.

by Anonymousreply 9011/20/2020

I totally remember that story from when it happened, R51! But the story you link to leaves out the best part, a quotation from one of his trusting parishioners: "I couldn't tell you what Father Liam was doing in a place like that. I mean, he couldn't have been homosexual—for God's sake, Father Liam was a priest!"

by Anonymousreply 9111/20/2020

I used to to East Side Club in Manhattan. The distinguishing feature of the guys there was not so much old- although there was no shortage MATURE men- but OBESE.

by Anonymousreply 9211/20/2020

What's amusing here is all the .....youths? .... that are snarking about elders .... dears, "old" is all you have to look forward to in life.

by Anonymousreply 9311/20/2020

No one will want you, or no one you want will want you? How high are your standards? Would you hook up with yourself?

I am 53 and take care of myself. I would hook up with me in a minute.

by Anonymousreply 9411/21/2020

R94 I think that's so true.

There are loads of guys that like older guys.

by Anonymousreply 9511/21/2020

As long as fathers keep rejecting their gay sons, 40+ gays will always be in high demand.

by Anonymousreply 9611/21/2020

Here in Tampa, one of the bath houses stocks the front parking lot with junked cars to make it look busier to prospective customers.

by Anonymousreply 9711/21/2020

I think Atlanta does that too.

by Anonymousreply 9811/21/2020

Old guys are fine in saunas, until they start lurking or doing calisthenics/aerobics in the steam or dry sauna to cock block or kill the vibe. I don’t feel sorry for them because they only go after young hotties and act all offended if another elder tries to make a move on them..

by Anonymousreply 9911/21/2020

In my early twenties, I was at a bachelor party where we brought the girls in. One of the girls hesitated at the grooms dad and he exclaimed "I might be old, but I'm not dead" with a grin on his face. He got quite the treatment and she got quite the tip.

by Anonymousreply 10011/21/2020

There’s plenty of hot young spunk in the tippy top global saunas. But gay investors really need to step up to the plate in NY and London and deliver the world class fuck facilities those cities deserve. I once visited one such (now closed) that featured a sauna, cinema, hotel and fuck club in the one vast establishment! The fuck club included a train carriage and platform!. I’m sure some patrons spent days at a time there.

Babylon in Bangkok IS as superb as its reputation promises (and the masseurs are amazing), and the restaurant overlooking the pool and garden is terrific, but why there aren’t more great saunas of its standard in America and the UK is a puzzle. Apart from Babylon, the world’s best are in Europe (not scandi surprisingly) and Australia.

by Anonymousreply 10111/21/2020

I can't believe a single human being is at the tubs during a pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 10211/21/2020

Babylon. So fuckin’ civilised. Come on America!

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by Anonymousreply 10311/21/2020

R61 - WTH is a “cartridge hitter”?

by Anonymousreply 10411/21/2020

R104 for stoners

by Anonymousreply 10511/21/2020

I ❤️ The Tubs!

by Anonymousreply 10611/21/2020

I hate to break it to you but all ages shapes and sizes visit bathhouses(or at least to before Covid) Steamworks is actually a good time(again before Covid)

by Anonymousreply 10711/21/2020

r104 - it is like a vaping device that smokes TCH oil. You can hit it without having to worry about a stanky cloud of weed surrounding you.

by Anonymousreply 10811/21/2020

[quote] TCH oil

Does Exxon/Mobil know about this?

I’ve never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 10911/21/2020

R101. Try the Babylon in Cologne.

UK saunas are shit.

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by Anonymousreply 11011/21/2020

[quote]I don't know why folks are so surprised bathhouses are a older man thing: this is where boomers and gen-x hooked up back when they were young. Apps are for the younger crowd.

I'm Gen X and even back in the 90s we didn't do bathhouses. We thought they were for older guys even then.

by Anonymousreply 11111/21/2020

R110- They ALL look like SCENE QUEENS.

by Anonymousreply 11211/21/2020

It was Pride weekend R112

by Anonymousreply 11311/21/2020

R112 Is there a scene to be queen's of nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 11411/21/2020

I am GenX and I went when I was younger. I do have to admit, it was hit or miss. But I travelled a good bit and sometimes I would go to one just to shower and relax for a little while if I was passing through.

It also depends upon which Baths you are talking about. The ones in the larger cities in the south were usually boring (except New Orleans, but it had so much more to offer).

by Anonymousreply 11511/21/2020

With so many strains of gonorrhea and syphilis becoming resistant to more and more powerful antibiotics having sex with multiple strangers in a damp and humid environment doesn't sound like the best idea.

by Anonymousreply 11611/21/2020

I think Covid will kill them off.

by Anonymousreply 11711/21/2020

[quote]With so many strains of gonorrhea and syphilis becoming resistant

Marys and nellies have been blowing that whistle since before AIDS. If an STD is your main concern in life, don't cruise! Just stay home and wrap yourself in plastic. You can always comfort yourself on your deathbed, like a spinster, that while you may not have lived, you're still pure.

Has anyone here been to the famed Kaiserbründl gay sauna in Vienna???

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by Anonymousreply 11811/21/2020

R118 Yes I have, many years ago. In the early 90s. It probably hasn't changed much.

I love the saunas in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. The Pink Beach in Lausanne was nice when I used to live near there.

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by Anonymousreply 11911/21/2020

I went to a place in Rome not too far from Termini Station. Euro Mega Sauna or something. It was nice. Very clean. More like an men's spa with grottoes and pools Of course the men were hot because it was Rome. I remember some German but not German sounding European man tilted me back and licked my hole like his life depended on it. After having been stuck with coworkers for a week I was like, "when it Rome!".

by Anonymousreply 12011/21/2020

Wasn't there a scene like that in A Room With A View?

by Anonymousreply 12111/21/2020

[quote] having sex with multiple strangers in a damp and humid environment doesn't sound like the best idea.

True. Better to do it in a dry environment.

by Anonymousreply 12211/22/2020

It’s been 15 years at least since I went to Steamworks on a trip to Chicago. After having experienced the depressing bathhouses in NYC, Stranworks was a revelation. Not only is the space beautiful, huge, and clean, but the patrons were Midwest gorgeous and so friendly.

Ahhh, great times

by Anonymousreply 12311/22/2020

R121 That made me laugh!

by Anonymousreply 12411/22/2020

Gross!!! I rather look at pornhub in my own safety than risk a bathhouse during COVID!!! Learn to live a life without intimacy. It’s actually very rewarding. Self-reliance is the best.

by Anonymousreply 12511/22/2020

^ Freida Claxton.

by Anonymousreply 12611/22/2020

But R125 I'm really craving SOME ACTION. I haven't had any ACTION since early March. How long has it been for you?

by Anonymousreply 12711/22/2020

"Learn to live a life without intimacy."

I have Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker to keep me company.

by Anonymousreply 12811/22/2020

I don’t want intimacy, I want cock.

by Anonymousreply 12911/22/2020

R18 is a diseased super spreader screaming Life Is A Banquet as the old fags drop around him.

by Anonymousreply 13011/22/2020

Sorry that was for R118 aka future patient zero.

by Anonymousreply 13111/22/2020

Are bathhouses still open right now? If they are that's insane.

by Anonymousreply 13211/22/2020

I know right R132?

by Anonymousreply 13311/22/2020

While I don’t agree with you, r130, the visual you created I have to say is hilarious and I had a good laugh.

by Anonymousreply 13411/22/2020

I do wonder what the difference is between groups of guys on Grindr organising a group session and a sauna being open.

by Anonymousreply 13511/23/2020

OP struggling to identify a man in his late 20s

by Anonymousreply 13611/23/2020

I think that elder gays should be welcomed with open arms into saunas.

by Anonymousreply 13711/25/2020
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