Some things never change

Five Best Places For Furtive Sex At The New Downtown Y

The vintage Downtown YMCA is about to close, a shiny modern facility is set to take its place, and one question demands to be answered: Where are you gonna have your furtive gay sex in this new place?

When we asked around seeking what people would/wouldn't miss most about the old place, sex -- real, imagined or just presumed -- got mentioned often. Not from people who were having it, but everyone seems to think the locker rooms, the saunas, the nooks and crannies of the weird old building were hotbeds of mad monkey love.

But it's soon to be a parking garage, and so the new Y has some big holes to fill. (Yes, we went there.) There was a sneak preview of the place last night (slideshow here) and we scoped it out:

5. Is this a locker room or some dance floor just before "Telephone" starts?

We can all but hear the beat. Nothing subtle here. Remember to take some Ecstasy before your workout.

4. Of course, the sauna room


They've gone with a wooden motif!! Lots of room here. Not too steamy at the moment, though.

3.Did someone say "private showers"?

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Advantage: A curtain for privacy. Disadvantage: No group shower to check out your colleagues. And we're pretty sure those curtains aren't really going to hide much.

2. The computer room


Check out the latest in the ManDate chat rooms! E-mail pictures, flirt and then meet up down the hall! Convenience at its finest.

1. The bathrooms


Pretty standard stuff here. Although the big handicapped stall at the end offers possibilities.

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