Out Guide Gay SOPV's ! Out Guide Mature Gay

Out Guide For Gay SOPV's ! Mature Gay

Sex on premises venues (SOPV's) are often thought of as being uniquely connected to Queer Culture. In a way, this is certainly true. SOPV's have endured a long association with the queer community and arguably has its roots to a time when the public displays of our affection, and indeed any form of display of our sexuality, was frowned upon or illegal. These venues stem from the idea of working class bathhouses - an essential service when a working bachelor would be assigned to living in a room as opposed to owning his a self-contained unit such as his own house or property. Over time these developed into specific gay venues where sex would be practised and engaged with on site. Some of you will have embraced sex on premises locations by now, not everyone has. Questions come up such as, what do I do? What on earth actually happens? Should I do this? Will I look silly? Going to a sex on premises venue can be scary the first time, but they are inviting, comfortable and safe places in which men and can be their selves and enjoy a sexually great time. Sydney is very fortunate to have many gay sex on premises venues, and no two are the exact same. Each venue attracts a wide range of people, sexuality, body types, ages and races.


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It is a myth to suggest that all gay bathhouses and saunas are filled with mature men. This is not the case at all, and men of all ages and sizes will frequent a sauna and SOP venue. Each venue distributes condoms and lubrication for free to ensure safe sex happens. At all these venues, No means No, and you will not be forced to partake in any sexual acts you are not comfortable with. People roam the hallways and rooms looking for their next partner, so there are a wide variety of people roaming at any given time. SOPV's have their own unique communication and codes, and it can be intimidating and tricky for a new person who has never been into one before. In Sydney, NSW, the majority of gay sex venues are located in the city, and some out west. These establishments are fully legal and generally have a cover charge to enter. Facilities have change areas, lockers, showers and tones of space to get it on. Some venues have re-entry policies which allow patrons to exit/re-enter. There are a few unspoken rules that occur when in a cruising club and this might help you in navigating a sauna.

- If you're not interested in someone - do not be disrespectful or rude. There is nothing wrong with simply walking away as there are a variety of different people that are there.

- Safe sex should always be practiced. If someone refuses to use a condom, you are not obligated to continue engaging in sexual activity with them. A polite, thanks, but no thanks is all that is needed and you can move on.

- If you're interested in someone you can notify them that you're interested by looking them directly into the eyes. If there is a response, you may grab and rub your crotch. If they're interested, they'll signal. If they're not. They'll move on.

- No means no. If you're not interested. That's the end of it. Move on, or seek assistance from a staff member.


What's The Difference Between A Cruise Club And A Sauna?

Some adult stores will have cruise lounges in them, but these are geared for gay men. The addition of a cruise lounge can be quite intimidating for some people. Cruise Clubs offer a wide range of sexual activities with playrooms, places for public and private sex, with sling rooms, cubicles, lounge areas and refreshment facilities. In a cruise club, guys will generally walk around in their clothes.


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Saunas feature wet areas such as a steam room, saunas and spas. Guys will often only walk around in a towel, leaving their clothes in a locker. There are lots cubicles with vinyl mattresses and as well the usual showers, rest areas and refreshments.


Here Is The List Of Sex On Premises Venues In Sydney:-


Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Phone: 02 9638 0553

17 Bridge St, Rydalmere NSW 2116, Australia


Aarows is listed as the premier Gay and Bi Social club of Sydney. They have couples nights and swingers nights for both gay and heterosexual men and their girlfriends/wives. Indeed, couples nights are fantastic for swingers and many women will also bring their favourite lingerie and female friendly vibrators, just the same as the male clientele bringing their own cock rings, dressing up with their own fetish gear. At Aarows, there is no discrimination – you might even find a cuckolded male wearing a chastity belt allowing his wife/girlfriend to play where he can only watch and suffer from orgasm denial! They have been servicing clients since 1990 and have almost 30 years’ experience in doing so.

Originally located in Blacktown, they expanded the business to Granville in Sydney's West. From there they have since closed both locations and are currently in Rydalmere. They have a specific sex positive attitude and they go to great lengths to ensure the safety and security of all their clientele who visit. Over the years, their experience has allowed them to create a venue that has no rivals and for an extended period of time, Aarows has established itself as the Premier location for sexual health, recreation and a social centre where safe sexual activity can be permitted regardless of gender, and sexuality. Aarows is a three story premises. The ground floor features the main entry into the club and also has the lounge room, a kiosk and gym area, a wet area which includes spas and showers, and an outdoor smoking area. The first level has a variety of themed sex rooms which include slings and swings, private booths, a massage room, a cinema room which plays erotic films, and rooms with glory holes. The top level also includes a second cinema room playing the, as well as private social areas and rooms which can be used for yoga and stretching. The top floor also has a lounge which can be booked for private and special events.

Kingsteam/Sydney Sauna

Phone:  (02) 9360 3431

38/42 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia


Sydney Sauna is located in the heart of Sydney and is a sauna that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They pride themselves on being readily available and they provide a range of amenities and features available to their clientele. From 20 serviced rooms, 2 cruise areas, video lounge and wet area and a fully serviced cafe. King Steam boasts an incredibly spacious spa, a steam room with a traditional cedar sauna. They also provide free internet and Wi-Fi and have a large cinema room playing  the hottest gay videos with a fresh food cafe. They don't just cater to the casual hook up, but they're also there to provide a space to relax, socialise and meet and greet other likeminded individuals. Regardless of what you're after whether it’s casual fun or simply a place to relax, they have the right environment that will suit your needs. They also have a private room for massages with fully trained massage therapists that can help you unwind after a long day, though keep in mind that this incurs an additional surcharge.


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Monday-Thursday 11am- 3am, Friday open at 11am and closes sometime Monday morning.

Phone: (02) 9331 8830

81 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia


Signals is different to some of the other sex on premises venues in the sense that they're not considered a sauna, therefore they do not have the wet areas. Signals, as a result, is also a lot cheaper than some of the other venues out there as they don't have additional overheads. They have 30 private and lockable rooms which contain various things such as mirrors, beds and half beds, as well as padded walls if you like a bit rough and heavy against the wall. They have a variety of rooms with glory holes, and two movies rooms playing XXX movies with the hottest new releases. Signals is a cruising club, and you are permitted to wear clothes, though showing skin whether that be a little or a lot, is not frowned upon. At Signals, they welcome men seeking sexual activity and contact with other men and they do not discriminate with race, age, and sexual identity. Indeed, they also welcome female to male transgender. If you're new to Signals, simply give a shout out to the staff who are more than welcome to show you the layout of the premises, though they do say that you'll probably have more fun exploring the space on your own. Like most SOPV's all the rooms in Signal are stocked with regular sized condoms (if you need other sizes either ask or bring your own) and they have water based lubricant and the provision of paper towels. If you're looking for any other equipment such as gloves and dams, ask at the counter where they'll provide them to you at no additional charge.


Open daily from 12noon to 7am weekdays, and 24 hours weekends.

Phone: (02) 9360 1006

10 Taylor Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia


Bodyline was established in 1991, and was the first legal gay sex venue to be wholly owned by gay men. It was also the first lawfully establish bathhouse in Sydney and has been operating as such for nearly 30 years. Like most Gay SOPV's Bodyline had to endure several legal jumps in order to be established and it was originally knocked back on the grounds of the Disorderly House Act. After appealing the Justice granted Bodyline the ability to legally operate. It has four floors to steamy adventure through and it is deemed to be the most popular bathhouse for gay men. The lower ground floor is the space for the largest spa in Sydney. This spa is maintained for your health and safety by spa and pool specialists and this is both monitored and backed up by a high tech computer system which is responsible for monitoring the chemical levels in the pool at all times. The temperature is set to your comfort levels, and is backed up by Australian Standards of health. The ground floor is also home to Bodyline's Steam Room and Dry Sauna. The ground floor is where you will enter the premises. On this floor you'll find reception and the locker room. This is the perfect place to start your adventure as it also has a coffee lounge with access to the internet, and a cinema. Relax, put your feet up and take your time in learning the layout of Bodyline. On the first floor is where you'll find some of the action. Here there are private rooms, and themed/fantasy rooms with bondage slings and swings, you'll also find the maze and a video room. Here is where you can cruise the halls to meet your casual encounter or potentially a future love interest! It's low level lighting with some music always playing and you'll find free lubricant and condoms in every room. The second floor is the sun room - on this floor you'll find the smoking balcony and a very popular sundeck that is open from noon till 5pm every day with the weather permitting. You can relax on the sun lounge and admire the tans, or sit back and relax. Bodyline will always ensure that you have a great time at their venue and they do this by providing their clients with the cleanest, safest and friendliest bathhouse in Sydney.

Sydney City Steam (357)

357 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Sydney Steam at 357 Sussex Street was opened in 2001 after two years of searching for a venue and have been functioning for 13 years and is considered to be the largest and most sought after gay venue in Australia. They're also gay owned and operated, and fully licensed for sexual activity. What's even greater is that they have a fully operating bar! 357 developed as they saw a huge void in the market, all of the gay sex on premises venues centred on the Gay Epicentre of Oxford Street and there was saunas in the CBD. From here, they became one of the busiest saunas on the market. Sydney Steam prides itself on its no attitude policy whether you're freshly 18, or 85, whether your 50 kilos or 300 kg and irrespective of your cultural background - all are welcome at 357 and at 357 there really is something for everyone. Sydney steam has four levels of fun and sexy times, and their discreet entrance on Sussex Street will lead you to the first floor by walking up the stairs and into the foyer area. Here is where you can pay your entry fee, grab your towel and locker key. From the foyer you will enter the locker room where you'll strip down, put your belongings in a locker and change into your towel ready for the cruising to commence. The first floor features Australia's largest dry sauna which has a flat screen TV and can accommodate seating for up to 22 people. This floor will also showcase a state of the art steam room. Both of which features dark rooms where you can get lost and enjoy the moment.  The wet area also has both open and private showers as well as a spa for you to lounge in and enjoy.


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From the first floor, you can make your way upstairs to the second floor which contains 13 private rooms and a double screen XXX film cinema. The porn that Sydney Steam showcases is the latest and hottest porn. Beside the cinema is the 8 x 8 suckatorium. All the rooms are presented to you with low level and seductive mood lighting with condoms and lubricant available for free and at your convenience in all sex areas. Level three has more private rooms for you to enjoy with various themed rooms which include a sling room, a bondage room and a black room and maze. Like all sex areas, there are free condoms and lubrication in all areas that you can have sex in.

Level floor is a non sex floor which utilises a fully licensed bar and internet cafe a reading and tv lounge, a cinema and a chill out room. There are also massage services available at an extra cost. It should be noted that the cafe and bar is open on Fridays (Noon to 11), Saturdays(3pm-11pm) and Sundays (3pm to 8pm).

Sydney City Steam (357) offers in-house HIV/AIDS testing. Quickly and discreetly get tested and stay current on your sexual health.

Head Quarters

Phone: (02) 9331 6217

273 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Headquarters is for the fetishists among us. Headquarters is specifically geared towards fetish parties and casual encounters and their rooms are set up with this in mind. They are a cruise club and sex on premises venue. Headquarters you are permitted to wear clothes, though being naked is certainly not discouraged, and wearing fetish clothes and fetish gear which includes your bondage gags for the piss pigs is also highly encouraged. The guys that go to headquarters are not of any particular type, and they can be found anywhere in the gay community. Headquarters prides itself on not only catering to all age groups (above 18 of course) but also to all nationalities as well as gay sub cultures. Whilst it is a SOPV, people will go to Head Quarters to socialise and meet new people, develop friends and fuck buddies, to use the facilities that they may not have had at home such as pissing rooms, and a sling room, or they might go to headquarters to engage in new and different sexual experiences such as fisting and water sports. Because of this you’ll often see a lot of fetish toys, and will experience a variety of new things. If you’ve never see someone walking around wearing a hollow penis plug ready to engage in water sports, you’re bound to see it here..

Headquarters has four levels, the ground floor, two basement levels and a top floor. The ground floor is purely social and will have a coffee and lounge area with a TV, noticeboard and a front counter for light refreshments, the top floor is a sex space and also has toilets, a douche/prep room where you can choose to clean yourself up and prepare, or even get in the swing of the activities ahead with your male toys. There are also sling rooms and private cubicles as well as the water sports room. The lower ground floors are also sex spaces, and will also have a sling room, another douche room, group sex areas and a sucking station. The bottom floor is where some of the hard core stuff will happen – here you’ll see men lubing up with Crisco and fisting lubricant, or preparing themselves to be manhandled by warming up with their favourite inflatable dildo - which is a necessity when preparing for stretching and other such activities.   It's best to start off on the social floor and just chill until you've become relaxed and then wander through the sex areas, you do not have to participate you could simply wander around and observe and get a feel for what other people are doing, how they’re moving as well as how they're approaching people. If at any stage you feel discomfort or find yourself in a situation that you're not quite sure how to deal with, simply move back up to the ground floor social level.