Parties, Sex Clubs and Play Spaces in Berlin – Descriptions, reviews, photos, and links of gay bathhouses, gay saunas, gay sex clubs, and gay adult theaters around Berlin.
Records of men meeting for sex with other men in bathhouses date back to the 15th century. A tradition of public baths dates back to the 6th century BC and there are many ancient records of homosexual activity in Greece. In the West, gay men have been using bathhouses for sex since at least the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when homosexual acts were illegal in most Western countries and men who were caught engaging in homosexual acts were often arrested and publicly humiliated. Men began frequenting cruising areas such as bathhouses, public parks, alleys, train and bus stations, movie theaters, public lavatories (cottages or tearooms), and gym changing rooms where they could meet other men for sex. Some bathhouse owners tried to prevent sex between patrons while others, mindful of profits or prepared to risk prosecution, overlooked discreet homosexual activity.
The German speaking countries have a lot of gay bathhouses (“Schwule Sauna”) since homosexuality had been legalized in 1969 (and later). The oldest one are “Vulcan-Sauna in Hanover, another Bathhouse in Cologne, Berlin and Kaiserbruendl in Vienna.
Berlin Gay Play Spaces and Sex Clubs
- Ajpnia – Positive Play Parties (Schöneberg)
- Böse Buben – Germany’s only gay club specifically for butt play! Germany’s non-profit gay club for all forms of flagellation. (Neukölln)
- Club Culture House – Piglet & Pervs/Fist-Factory. (Kreuzberg)
- CDL – Sex Club with Darkroom (Schöneberg)
- Erotik-Party – The “AHA-Berlin e.V.” presents the classic “Erotik-Party.” We are a non-commercial club that provides a non-commercial sex party with free condoms. Safer sex is a very important subject for us, so we advise every guest to use the condoms we provide for free.
- Lab.Oratory – darkroom, private cabins, cruising area, glory holes, golden shower area. (Freidrichshain)
- Quälgeist Berlin – If the words SM, Fetish, Leather, Rubber, Uniform, Bondage or “Dog Training” mean something to you, then you are in the right place. (Kreuzberg)
- Rubclub – Our motto says it all. We do parties for horny guys in rubber, leather men, S&M friends and ordinary guys who just want to have good sex – preferably safe sex. Our parties are open to everyone. Our members always play in the very best locations.
- Stahlrohr – Sex club with various dress code evenings (Topless, Underwear and Naked – program on the club website). (Prenzlauer Berg)
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