Cruising Different Places

Cruising grounds are public location such as some restrooms, parks, beaches, and locker rooms where people go for anonymous sex. These places develop covert reputations as places to meet other like-minded people. No pictures, conversations, or prearranged meetings on apps or other social platforms needed, only mutual in-person consent required.

Some enjoy the spontaneity of cruising while others seek the thrill of public sex. Some like the here-and-now decisions of meeting in the flesh without risks of being catfished or receiving deceptive pictures. Another group of cruisers are people in relationships, well-known figures, or people experimenting that are seeking no-strings-attached sex that won't risk them getting caught with certain apps or have their pictures collected or leaked.

Some cruising grounds, especially arcades and bathhouses, have glory holes which are hip-height, fist-size holes made into partitions that allows for sex without even seeing each other. Glory holes were first created in restrooms by vandals wanting completely anonymous sex.

The best locations are accessible by the general public for free in areas where strangers don't attract attention. Ideal locations allow cruisers to easily mix in with the crowd upon entering and leaving. They also offer a good layout for privacy and allow you to be aware of any people approaching.

There are also warning signs for places to avoid such as places with security cameras above doors or signs mentioning police patrolling or warnings against loitering. These are places where people have been caught having sex and management is trying to stop it from happening.

It is important to know how to cruise in each different location otherwise you might be in the right place but still find no action. The most important thing is to help keep these places clean and discreet. Don't leave cum filled condoms and popper wrappers that will attract unwanted attention. Cruising grounds are becoming rare and we need to work together to help keep them around.

Adult Theaters

You can still find a few old-fashioned adult theaters listed in some cities. The level of tolerance for sexual activity varies, so read reviews before you go or take a little time to read the room when you first arrive.

Most action normally happens towards the back of the theater. Men wanting to be sucked will frequently have their cocks out to display what they've got, but it is typically up to the cocksucker to make the next move. Sitting two seats away from somebody will let them know you are interested. If a man continues stroking, try sitting next to him after a minute or so, and try placing your hand on his leg after that. The next step is placing your hand on his cock, followed by leaning over and sucking his cock if he still seems to be agreeable. Take a little time.

This venue is obviously not private, but nobody really wants to recognize anyone else and the level of anonymity remains fairly high. But be prepared to be watched while you are sucking or being sucked.

Men wanting to be sucked will generally be more foreword about it once they see that someone is there to suck cock. They may move at sit two seats away from the cocksucker, and let the process repeat itself. Or they may stand next to him one row back, or in the aisle if the cocksucker has moved to an aisle seat. Sitting in the back two rows, particularly next to the wall or possibly in the aisle seat, will let other men know that you are still interested in sucking cock.


Airports can have multiple areas to cruise and are usually used by travelers with long layovers looking to get off or with airline employees. Action is usually found in restrooms in quite places such as at terminal ends, international terminals that are only used for part of the day, on upper floors, or basements levels. Some private airport lounges can also be accommodating. Sex at airports is typically quicker than other places.


Arcades are dark hallways usually found inside some sex toy stores. The hallways are made of individual private booths that each have a small screen to watch different channels of porn. Some arcades have a display case near its entrance with porn covers and a number indicating its channel.

Cruising in an arcade is easier because it is set up specifically for cruising. Each arcade is different in terms of amenities and layout. Some have booths with many glory holes available, some might have full sized booths to have sex in, and some may only have tiny booths with few or no glory holes or the glory holes are temporarily covered due to local government inspections. If you're new to glory holes, you should start with an adult video arcade that has a glory hole as it is safe to assume anyone you see within an arcade is cruising so you don't have to use discrete signals like you would in other locations.

Arcades make money when you pay to watch porn in the booth. Some booths accept paper bills, tokens purchased from a machine, or advance payment at the register. A dollar a minute is the most common and booths never provide change. Bring enough low denomination bills for your stay as cashiers rarely break bills.

Most booths have a light above the door that illuminates when porn is playing to indicate an occupied booth. To avoid unwanted attention from the employees, don't loiter, keep the porn playing while you're in a booth, and be the only one in your booth. While nudity is allowed inside the individual booths, you'll wear your street clothes walking through the store and into the arcade.

Coming to the arcade may be overwhelming for first timers, consider using a booth without a glory hole and just masturbate while watching porn and hearing moans from neighboring booths.

If you're wanting more, select a booth with a solitary glory hole that's connected to an unoccupied booth and masturbate standing or sitting away from the hole knowing that someone might come into the adjoining booth and watch--or potentially do more than watch, if you are comfortable with that.

If you want to get sucked and you don't care by who, then you'll also want to select a booth with a solitary glory hole that's connected to an unoccupied booth. Masturbate while standing near and facing the glory hole. A potential partner may come to watch, like what they see, get on their knees, and position their mouth near the hole to signal for you to get closer. If you're not responding they may rub their finger along the rim of the glory hole as a more direct sign of interest.

If you want to suck and you don't care who, then select a booth connected to an occupied booth. Look through the hole to see if someone is signaling that they want to be sucked by facing the hole. Get on your knees and open your mouth near the hole and someone will approach if interested. If they're missing your signal, you may run your finger along the edge of the glory hole, only slightly penetrating your finger through the hole. Accept if they only want to be watched and never reach through the hole.

You might not want total anonymity with your sex partner and to be more selective. Though many arcades discourage it, there may be some guys loitering in the hallway or near the porn cover display case to look for sex partners. Usually the ones standing stationary near a booth door are looking to suck, while the ones walking around are looking to get sucked.

Eye contact, and how the other person responds is key to seeing if they're interested. If the sucker is interested they may move a little into their booth, as the other guy walks near. If uninterested, they may stand still and avoid eye contact or walk away. Watch for these cues as they are needed for other types of cruising. If both partners are interested, they'll move into adjacent booths and get started.


Cruising in bars or clubs isn't much different for straight and gay people. You see a hot guy or girl across the bar and maybe you buy them a drink or say "hi" to start things off. Some locations are exclusively marketed for gay men but that does not mean there are not straight men there to enjoy themselves. Find a partner while inside the bar or club but take them elsewhere to have sex. You should not have sex within the location or you will probably run into trouble. Of course it is not unheard of for people to hook up in the restroom and some especially cruisy bars have dedicated backrooms for sex.


Similar to arcades, bathhouses have an entrance fee. The difference between an arcade and bathhouse is that bathhouses typically have "wet areas" such as pools, steam rooms, saunas, and showers.

Many, but not all bathhouses have glory holes. If you are looking specifically for glory holes make sure to check a bathhouse's description on Hole Hunter to see if glory holes are mentioned in the description. Unlike arcades, where you are constantly feeding money into a machine, you pay one set price to enter a bathhouse and you can generally stay as long, or as short as you'd like within their operating hours.

You'll find locker rooms inside bathhouses where you can undress and store your street clothes. Many bathhouses provide a towel that you can wrap around your waist to walk around in, while many others walk around in a jock strap or fully nude.

You may also find glory hole booths at some bathhouses, just like the arcade, but they generally don't have any porn playing inside. The same rules apply with these booths and with the arcade booths. You might also find private rooms a little larger than a booth and without a glory hole. These rooms are meant for two or more people to have sex without others watching or participating.

You might find a dimly lit labyrinth in some bathhouses, with some of the walls having glory holes. If you're looking to suck, and you don't care who it is, you should find an empty hole, kneel down and open your mouth near the hole whenever someone walks by on the other side. If you're looking to suck, and you don't care who, find an open mouth in the labyrinth, stand close to the hole and unwrap the towel around your waist if you're wearing one. If the person is still there and showing interest, move closer to get sucked off.

Some bathhouses also have a place called suckitoriums, sometimes called slurp ramps, that consist of one open ground floor room and an elevated walkway around that room. If you're looking to suck, stand in the ground floor room. If you're looking to get sucked, go onto the elevated walkway. Suckitoriums allow both people to stand while using the glory hole, but the action is usually limited to only oral sex.


Not all beaches are cruisy but those that are, will have areas designated for cruising. Those areas are not known by the public so you will have to research online or ask someone where the cruisy area of the beach is. Typically it will be somewhere away from the public eye, like a rocky area or an area with many shrubs and bushes (allowing for privacy). Cruising is more typical at nude beaches. Many people will sunbathe naked. Walk by and signal to see if there is any interest. A word of advice however; many escorts will wander nude beaches in search of paying clients, so make sure you know what you are getting yourself into before engaging in any form of sex.

Sand dunes make up some of the cruisiest places in the world because they typically are located next to beaches and have an abundant amount of bushes and shrubs to play in privately. Some dunes have different designated areas for straight and gay people. Make sure you know which area you are cruising in. People typically spend prolonged amounts of times in these areas sunbathing or waiting for action. It is not uncommon to see a person find multiple sex partners in a single day at dunes. Like beaches, many escorts will use dunes to find paying customers so make sure you are aware of any situation you might be involved in. Dunes are also a hotbed for pickpockets, so don't bring anything of value when cruising in these areas.


Although it is less common to cruise at campgrounds, they do offer open spaces with many places to hide away and have fun. Having sex in a tent is an option and some campgrounds provide restrooms and showers for campers which are great for cruising. Some campgrounds are located in heavily wooded areas, so it could be easy to not see unsuspecting campers nearby. Make sure to scope the area before engaging in sex.


Many hotel guests like cruising when they travel because no one will recognize them. Cruising is common in hotel lobby restrooms because they are accessible by the public. Play in the restroom or follow them back to their room. Other great locations for cruising in hotels are in the amenities rooms. If a hotel has a swimming pool, a gym or a rooftop bar, try to use them during the hour before closing.

Although some people have a fantasy of flashing and having sex with the hotel employees, it is best not to make advances to the maids and bellboys because you might end up with a sexual harassment lawsuit on your hands.

Hotels are a prime location for men to organize group sex events. Though this isn't really cruising (because it involves prearranging a meeting), pay attention to the hotels where these group sex parties take place because they tend to be more "gay-friendly" which welcomes more cruising activity. Be aware however that hotels are allowed to record any area not within a guests' room so assume security will see you choking on a fat cock in the elevator or ice machine room.

Hostels attract a younger crowd of cruisers. Many times while staying in a hostel you will be sharing a room with many strangers as well as restrooms and showers; so it is common for backpackers to cruise in the shared facilities. Some hostels have a lobby or rooftop infamous for guests to have sex in. Choosing a hostel with privacy curtains installed on the beds provide the best privacy. It is discouraged by owners so if you choose to have sex in your room, be considerate of the other guests by not being too loud or too obvious otherwise you will most likely have someone complain about you to the management. Some hostels are catered towards a gay crowd whereas some will offer "boy-only" rooms or "mixed-rooms". Choose a hostel according to your wants and needs.

Locker Rooms

Locker rooms are available in places like gyms, saunas and swimming pools. Cruising takes place during the act of changing clothes because it is easiest to show off your "goods" when you already have a reason to take your clothes off. Pay particular attention to guys who take a long time to change or the ones who wander the locker rooms wearing only a towel. Many will be subtle and place one leg up on a bench (subtly exposing themselves) while striking up conversation. Take notice and seize the opportunity to find some action.


Cruising can happen in nature.


Parks are one of the most common places to cruise as they are available to everyone and you don't need a reason to be there. Some parks have large parking lots which allows for cruising in both cars and on foot. Many also have restrooms which is a great place to find action. Pay attention to the closing hours of parks and avoid being in one when it is "closed" as you may get fined. Make sure to go to the correct area within the park for cruising. Some parks are huge and cruising might only take place in a small hidden area. You might be at the right park but wrong place within it and fail to find any action.

Parks see the most action during warmer months and almost no action during colder months. So don't expect action year round unless you live in a warm place. Cruising at parks almost always occurs only when it is dark. Try to familiarize yourself with the layout of a park so you know all the exit paths to get out of trouble. Some parks might be unsafe, so don't bring any valuables while cruising. It can be fun to even go with a friend or group to cruise. Always try to be as safe as possible.

The typical times for cruising at parks are one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset although some are only active during late night hours. It is important to know the right time to go or you will never find action.

Parking Lots

People very commonly cruise inside their cars at parking lot as they are everywhere and it is easy to drive off if security or patrolling police arrive. Cruisy parking lots are not publicly advertised or easy to spot. Research online or ask around to find them. The parking lots of gyms and bathhouses are the most common. Some parking lots are more hidden in a park or trail and have times designated for cruising. So if you don't find any action when you are there; don't give up. Come back again at another time and try again.

Rest Areas

Cruising can happen in rest areas.


Public restrooms are among the most popular places to cruise. Some restrooms are better for sex than others.

The best restrooms to cruise are bigger ones, accessible for free by the general public, and in a place with a moderate amount of people. Look for restrooms with multiple stalls and urinals without dividers. Stalls with walls reaching the ground are good for concealing multiple people but make it difficult to signal under stall. The layout of a restroom is also important. Look for ones that provide warning when others are approaching like those at the end of a long hallway or behind double doors that open loudly.

Cruisy restrooms are usually located in malls, libraries, gyms, hotels, parks, university campuses, airports, and transportation hubs. These restrooms already have daily foot traffic so it isn't suspicious to enter or exit. Private and single restrooms like those in an office are not ideal as cruising there will raise suspicion quickly.

To know if a restroom is cruisy, look for signs like peepholes, graffiti, or glory holes. The graffiti can be small and written in hidden areas. Some glory holes are discreet and not noticeable unless you look for it. For example, ones drilled behind a toilet paper dispenser which can be removed to expose a glory hole.

The last stall, which is usually larger for accessibility, and its adjoining stall are where most cruising takes place because of their size and distance from the entrance. Sit inside a stall and signal for under stall sex or wait at the urinals for someone to enter a stall. If the glory hole stall is already occupied, enter the adjoining stall to cruise. If it is likely that you're both cruising, slowly watch each other's actions. The person on the other side might be a cop looking to arrest you for cruising. Don't be the one to initiate action... but in the end, someone will need to initiate something. So cruising can be tricky.

There are warning signs for places to avoid. Sometimes you might see a small or large metal/wooden plate covering parts of the stall wall. This is a strong indication that the property management is trying to prevent a glory hole in their restroom. Be cautious of places with security cameras above doors or signs mentioning police patrolling or warnings. These are places where people have already been caught or arrested.


Unlike bathhouses which are intended for cruising, spas are intended for the public so any cruising must be covert. Cruising typically doesn't take place in the common areas of these locations but rather in the amenities areas like showers, saunas, or steam rooms. Late night hours are the best times to find activity.

Miscellaneous Places

Sometimes the most surprising places could be ideal for cruising. The stairway of an apartment complex or parking garage for example might have guys sitting on the steps waiting for action throughout the day. Some stairways don't see much foot traffic because tenants prefer to use the elevators; creating a perfect discreet area to have sex in.

Pay attention to alleys and streets located close to gay bars, clubs or gyms; many party goers will have sex in alleyways after closing time. It also isn't uncommon to find drunk guys walking home from a party using an alleyway hoping to run into someone to have sex with.

Because cruising locations are not advertised to the public, you have to pay close attention in order to know where they exist. Hole Hunter helps you find and create cruising locations but because it is such a spontaneous activity, you'll never know where you'll find it!

Private Glory Holes

Another place to find glory holes is at a private home or hotel room. They are usually made from a hung up bed sheet and cut to make a waist height hole. They are usually hosted by a person looking to suck off an invited guest with the host usually wanting pictures of what the other person looks like before they share their address.

Typically, the host is unwilling to share a current and accurate picture of themselves. Sometimes the host has a low light video camera setup to see the person on the other side which they may or may not have recording. These types of glory holes and interactions are outside of the scope of Hole Hunter.