I read in another thread about a guy having his first experience in a bathhouse... I've heard of such places before, but did not know that they still existed in this day and age, I just kinda thought that they were a relic of the 70s and early 80s.
That got me to looking on the web for more info, I found out that there are a couple of nice ones in my area. They offer free HIV testing, free condoms, and have a strict no bare-backing policy. So, it seems I would have relatively safe encounters there. The one I'm thinking about joining has a pool, whirlpool, hot tub, sauna and steam room. There is also a nice lounge area with television and a billiards table. So, a lot of amenities and social interaction areas, and It seems to be a reasonable price. My wife likes the idea of me joining and getting my male/male fix there because of the fee HIV testing we both figure members would be a fool not to take advantage of that and it sets both of our minds at ease when it comes to the possibility of me bringing disease home. While I am aware that there is always a risk, this place just kinda seems less risky.
So, my question is: Have any of you ever been to a bathhouse before and if so what was the experienece like for you? Was it good bad or just kinda meh?