Looks like Crunch Fitness doesn’t approve of certain aerobic activities. In a flyer shared on social media, a Crunch gym asks its members to stop hooking up in its men’s locker room.
Here’s the text of the message, the emphasis of which is theirs: “Attention members: Please DO NOT HAVE SEX in the men’s locker room! You can have sex *literally* anywhere else, just not at Crunch Fitness. Otherwise, your membership will be immediately revoked. Please keep this safe space for all Crunchers.”
According to The Sword — work un-friendly link alert! — a now-deactivated Twitter user found the flyer in a West Hollywood location of the gym chain. “Tell me you work at a gay gym without telling me you work at a gay gym,” that user wrote in the tweet.
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Other Twitter users flexed their comedy muscles in the replies. “So we can f*ck on the elliptical?” wrote one. Another tweeted, “But I need to burn the calories!”
A third Twitter user pointed out that’s “one way to cancel a notoriously hard-to-cancel gym membership.”
On Reddit, meanwhile, a self-identified business manager wondered if Crunch calling out the steamy behavior would “essentially [advertise] the fact that their locker room is cruisy.”
“Maybe it’s actually a clever marketing ploy,” another user responded.
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Of course, locker-room trysts are nothing new. A 43-year-old told The New York Times in 2005 that he goes to a New York Sports Club location for “work and reward,” defined by the newspaper as “a cardio workout, some weight lifting, then sexual activity in the sauna or steam room.”
Such an incredible double standard. Years ago there was a class action lawsuit bc hair salons were charging women more for haircuts and called it discrimination. How is this any different? Had they just said no sex in ANY bathrooms, that would’ve been different. Such complete BS. MeToo movement my ass
They specified the men’s bathroom because that’s where it was happening. People do not have the right to have sex anywhere they want.
@SamB how do you know it’s not happening in the women’s room, Gurl?
Jungleboi: You’re probably trying to be funny but if we figure out all the clues we can deduce it’s only happening in the men’s. If it is happening in the woman’s change room then they’re slipping under the radar. The bigger issue is that “Cuteguy” claimed that there was a class action lawsuit because women’s haircuts are more expensive than a man’s. Which is false. A lawsuit has to be against a single entity… they couldn’t possibly sue ever single hair stylist charging more for women’s cuts. And as far as I can see, there was actually no such lawsuit out there, ever.
A scan of Twitter as of this past month suggests there are quite a few same-sexual activities happening in gyms, in subway and train stations, in bathrooms, you name it.
If the gym says no sex in the locker rooms or you’ll lose your membership, that seems like a pretty clear rule, so cruise, which isn’t prohibited, and then find another place to smash.
I used to go to the 24 hour fitness in weho and they posted the same warning there too. Anytime you went to the locker room there was usually something going on. Usually by the type of guys you didn’t want to see getting it on anyways.
You like to watch other guys get it on, do you?
I get why gym cruising and other types of cruising started, but now in the year 2021 and with dating apps and the like, it just doesn’t make sense anymore and its just not the best look for gay men.
Gay men aren’t known for their decorum. The very reason that the world largely doesn’t approve. I wonder if they had kept their sex behind closed doors if we’d have the same discrimination?
I’m sure we would. Discrimination is why cruising culture started in the first place.
Notice how the right wing troll account and all of it’s screenames is always desperately trying to say that it’s LGBTQ people’s fault that other people are bigots?
The year 2022 even. Just noticed I said “2021” on New Years day.
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Things haven’t changed much it seems as far as mens steam rooms and gyms go. I remember back in 1995 at Bally’s on L street NW in DC it go so bad in that sauna a security guard was posted in the locker room and walked back to the sauna and shower area every ten minutes. It was a mess, trust me.
So if you time it right…..
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