San Francisco has the most sophisticated sex scene I’ve experienced in North America, with many throw backs to the classic “South of Market” (SoMa) scene in the ’70s. It truly is a kinky city through and through.
1. SF Eagle
Grungy and sleazy with an undeniable SoMa vibe. They have a great patio, too. You can never ever go wrong with an Eagle!
(You can find what you’re looking for at the Eagle. Courtesy of sf-eagle.com)
2. Folsom Gulch
You’ll find lots of cocks and mouths through glory holes at this classic gay arcade. There’s a surplus of men even at noon on a Monday, many of which are nervous and hopefully married. Super hot, if that’s you’re thing. It wasn’t cruising like I expected.
(Courtesy of Folsom Gulch)
It really is the world’s biggest leather event: a sleazy celebration of human sexuality for blocks and blocks in SoMa. You’ll see some fetishes you didn’t know existed. I was awestruck, having never experienced sexual expression on such a large scale.
(Puppy and his owner at Folsom Fair. Courtesy folsomstreetfair.com, Bill Weaver)
4. Blow Buddies
Name says it all: there are glory holes and you’ll make some buddies to blow. It’s also BYOB! “Should I get naked?” I asked the guy at coat check, arriving just after 8:30pm on a Monday.
(Glory hole heaven. Courtesy blowbuddies.com)
5. 442 Natoma
It you’re looking for raw action then this is your place. And it hosts CumUnion, even on Christmas Eve. “San Francisco’s hottest, friendliest, filthiest, fuck club.” Believe it!
(Sling spaces at 442. Courtesy 442parties.com)
It’s a gay arcade meets male strip club. They sometimes even have circle jerks with featured porn stars. The staff is pretty friendly, too.
(Famous from they day it opened. Courtesy thenobhilltheatre.com)
It’s a classic SoMa leather/denim cruise bar. It smells of men — lots of masculine men.
(Classic leather. Courtesy powerhousebar.com, by Dizzy Atmosphere)
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Mike Miksche sluts around exploring the world of public sex and venues; check out his regular column Hole and Corner for more of his sexy places and escapades.