Ah, Gay cruising, one of the gay male community’s favorite pastimes (and we’re not talking about the type with bottomless mimosas and Rosie O’Donell.) The recent strides in LGBTQ rights have lessened the pressure to stay in the closet, so we don’t hear much of it these days, but that doesn’t mean scandalous acts of sodomy aren’t happening down the hallway from your discussion. Cruising offers many benefits for those who are into that sort of scene, from the excitement of engaging in sexual activity in a public space to the rush of fucking a complete stranger. Here are four popular places on the UCLA campus where someone could still enjoy a quickie.
(photos by Joe)
1. Haines Hall (Basement)
Did you ever wonder why the Haines stall bathrooms have holes in between the walls? This cruising spot is made for the Peeping Tom in all of us. C’mon, would you rather listen to your professor ramble in Haines 39 or experiment with glory holes? That’s what I thought.
2, Ackerman 3rd Floor
Despite the high amount of foot traffic on the first floor, the third floor of Ackerman is relatively silent, so it’s perfect for those new to the cruising scene. Lots of stalls mean privacy for you to fulfill your (paradoxically) public sex fantasies. The best part? If it turns out to be bad you can always buy a pretzel from Wetzel’s to make you feel better. Nothing satisfies the disappointment from a bad fuck better than hot, buttered carbs.
3. Royce Hall
Yes, that’s right. Hot gay sex is occurring while thousands of old white people watch shows by performing artists you’ve never heard of. This is probably one of the most widely known cruising spots on campus. Having hosted an array of famous artists (Yoyo-Ma, Patrick Stewart, Billie Holiday), this building is also perfect for hosting your first spit roast. Sex, art, and music all in one place? What’s not to like?
4. John Wooden Center Locker Rooms
The classic setting for any casual hookup, a place where sweaty bodies get naked around other sweaty bodies. Yeah bro, I know you have a girlfriend and a knot in your back from lifting too much. Let me help you out with it. With plenty of chances to meet your perfect stranger, the “Wood”en locker room will definitely not disappoint.
Whatever your poison, always make sure to play safe and make sure whatever you’re doing is consensual. Happy Cruising!