It contains mass amounts of sex talk. If this bothers you, maybe you should get over it. Bathhouses, a part of mainstream gay community since the s, are a place for men to go and have sexual encounters with strangers. Rock Hudson and Truman Capote were infamous for their bathhouse adventures. Now a modern underground institution, bathhouses can be found in most metropolitan areas, and they cater to any type of patron — straight or gay, male or female.