Cruising comes naturally to these places, since people-watching and cruising are basically the same thing, and what better way to lick the foam off your lips than having someone lick it off for you? City parks were once the cruising grounds for gay men. Before there was Grindr Leather festivals like International Mr. Gayborhood gyms are almost asking for public sex, while gyms in smaller towns and conservative communities might be higher risk. Be on the lookout for a cruising zone near you. I must here give a word of caution.
That is, until I filled him in.
24 Public Places Where Gay Men Cruised
Wherever you choose, you are engaging in an art that gay and bi men have been perfecting for decades. Today, New York is filled with cruising grounds, but its number of bathhouses has noticeably dwindled. One is closer than you think. Scruff is an app that essentially does the same Grindr does, but with different features unlimited profile text, more in-app search tools and, some would argue, catered to a slightly different user base. I knew my barber was a keeper the first time I sat in his chair: Before anyone tries to convince you that bathhouses are no fun — that they are filled with creepy onlookers and tweaked-out drug addicts — go to one. My name is Alexander Cheves, and I am known by friends in the kink and leather community as Beastly.
We do it on the subway and in the office and anywhere a handsome gentleman might lift his shirt to wipe sweat off his forehead. We have always have been doing this — Grindr simply made cruising easier. Different scholars, homos, club kids, and gay partiers will argue when dance clubs really came into being, but their significance in gay culture and gay cruising is undeniable. People come together and need each other when they are in difficult places, and sometimes sex is part of that. The eyes are on you.