Article on Gay Sex Carries Disclaimer. We wonder, “Why?”

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We’re not sure if this really qualifies as “news,” but Reuters apparently does, as they’ve just run an article entitled: “NY’s gay baths become sex clubs of last resort.” Well, duh. The piece examines two baths here in NYC: The East Side Club and The West Side Club, and explains that these two bastions of anonymous sex stand on shaky ground in a city that long ago outlawed sex clubs in the wake of AIDS.

Despite it’s unnewsworthiness, the article is notable for one particular reason: below the byline one can find a disclaimer: “Contains Graphic Content.” Um…shouldn’t every single publication in the whole world carry a similiar message with their coverage of 9/11? What about the endless stream of pictures of planes crashing into the twin towers? We don’t know, but that seems a little more graphic than an article that talks about men having consensual sex. But, that’s just us…

“NY gay baths become sex clubs of last resort” [Reuteres]