Cruising

sex and relationships

Why People Still Go Cruising

As cruising spots in London are under threat and apps have made casual hook-ups more convenient, what role does going outside in search of sex play in queer lives today?
James Greig
6.11.19
LGBTQ

Lesbian Women Explain the Art of the Casual Hookup

“There’s a sexist misconception that women are gay for emotional commitment and love. This denies women our sexuality and capacity for lust and depravity."
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
1.4.19
LGBTQ

How Anonymous Sex with Strangers Helped Me Find My Way in a New City

When I first moved to LA, the loneliness was overwhelming. Cruising changed everything.
Jeff Leavell
3.1.18
LGBTQ

I Don't Miss Being a Gay Man, but I Miss Having Sex Like One

Why can't sex as a woman be as effortless as it was before I transitioned?
Meredith Talusan
8.4.17
LGBTQ

Cruising Online Was Actually Fun Before Grindr Ruined Everything

Craigslist, AOL chatrooms and Gay.com were something today's apps aren't: fun.
Steven Blum
5.25.17
debate club

Is Going Out Just to Get Laid Ever Okay?

In the third episode of Debate Club, we ask if you should ever enter a nightclub with the sole intention of having sex.
THUMP UK
3.22.17
LGBTQI

Dark Histories: These Photographs Tell Forgotten Stories of Murder and Violence Against Gay Men

We spoke to artist Sean Coyle about his work memorialising sites of homophobic violence.
Tess McClure
2.16.17
NSFW

Why Do Men Patronize XXX Peepshows?

Adult peepshows—theme parks for cruising for sex—are on the wane, yet men still seek them out for reasons that go beyond lust.
Drew Nellins Smith
9.7.16
Stuff

This Man Had Sex with 365 Men in 365 Days, for Art

"I had to be so focused, so disciplined for the whole year," he said.
David Levesley
8.25.16
Stuff

I Gotta Have My Pops: Artisanal Poppers Are the Next Big Thing in Butt Sex

Even poppers have locally sourced, boutique blends these days. How do they stack up?
David Dancer
7.27.16
Stuff

The Beauty and Splendor of Being a Slut

I would estimate that I've slept with up to 3,500 men. But sex, whether at random or not, always represents a human connection – and that can always be beautiful.
Jeff Leavell
7.25.16
Stuff

In the Age of Grindr, Cruising and Anonymous Sex Are Alive and Well

Despite the emergence of hook-up apps, many men who have sex with men are still drawn to seeking quick encounters the old-fashioned way.
John Fielding, Illustrations: Ella Strickland de S
1.7.16
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