Cruising

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
1.3.19
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
2.28.18
LGBTQ

Taking the Last Tour of Chicago’s Most Historic Gay Bathhouse

Before an estate sale, we checked out the trippy art, otherworldly cruising areas, and scraps of LGBTQ history inside Man's Country.
Tyler Trykowski
1.8.18
LGBTQ

The Freedom and Beauty I Found Cruising for Sex

Throughout my life, I've found moments of serendipity, romance, and connection while cruising that will stay with me forever.
Jeff Leavell
12.27.17
LGBTQ

How Queer People Found Freedom by Cruising Restrooms

A new exhibition at Berlin's Schwules* Museum explores the history of toilet cruising through photos, historical objects, and very oral histories.
Kevin Clarke
12.20.17
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
8.3.17
LGBTQ

Cruising in Public Is Something It Could Never Be Online: Human

In praise of the old-fashioned joys of the flesh.
Jeff Leavell
6.7.17
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 THUMP UK's Debate Club, we ask if you should ever enter a nightclub with the sole intention of having sex.
THUMP UK
3.23.17
LGBTQ

Forgotten Stories of Violence Against Gay Men in New Zealand and Australia

We spoke to photographer Sean Coyle about his work memorializing sites of homophobic violence.
Tess McClure
2.15.17
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
9.6.16
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
8.24.16
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