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Gay bathhouses that once were shut down by laws or public outcry are facing a new pressure: lack of interest. To draw in customers, owners are rebranding clubs as open and upscale: renovating facilities, marketing on social media, and adding Wi-Fi, house DJs and meet-and-greets with adult film stars. Now, as homosexuality heads mainstream and hooking up is done online, competition means change for bathhouses. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. Gone are the days when bathhouses drew crowds just by offering a discreet place for gays to meet, share saunas and, often, have sex.
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When the desk clerk asked whether we wanted a first or second floor room, the question seemed strange. Then we discovered that the second floor balcony surrounding the pool was essentially a cruising area. The third surprise was the "Visitor's Policy" statement which was given to us after registering. An abbreviated version follows: 1. All guests and visitors must provide photo ID and visitors must leave the ID at the desk until departure.
Firing the first volley in his battle to shut down gay bathhouses in Los Angeles County, Dist. Ira Reiner Wednesday filed lawsuits against three of the establishments, claiming that they are little more than sex clubs that facilitate the spread of AIDS. Clinton in bringing the Superior Court suits. A hearing on temporarily closing the facilities should be held within 30 days, and a trial to determine whether they should be permanently shut down is expected to follow within a year.