Glory Hole Sex

A glory hole is a hip-height, fist-size hole, that is made into a partition that allows for anonymous sex. First created by vandals in public bathrooms, glory holes were later adopted by adult video arcades and bathhouses to attract customers wanting anonymous sex, without the risks of public sex. While finding nearby glory holes is easy with Hole Hunter, their use could be nuanced

Adult Video Arcades

If you're new to glory holes you should start with an adult video arcade that has a glory hole. These arcades are usually inside a sex toy store and have dark hallways made of individual private booths that each have a small screen to watch different channels of porn. Usually there is a display case near the entrance with porn covers and a number indicating its channel.

It is common for some or all booths to have a glory hole though some establishments may have none. It is also common for glory holes to temporarily be covered before and after local government inspections.

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.


Many, but not all bathhouses have glory holes. Check a bathhouse's description on Hole Hunter to see if glory holes are mentioned in the description. Unlike adult video 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'll 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 get sucked, and you don't care by 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.

Public Bathrooms

Glory holes in public bathrooms exist, but are much rarer than glory holes in arcades or bathhouses. When you find them, they're usually between two bathroom stalls at public parks, bus or train stations, university campuses, or gay bars. Unlike arcades or bathhouses that provide glory holes as part of their business, there is no charge to use glory holes in public bathrooms. Except for maybe some gay bars, almost all of these glory holes are unwanted by the people that manage the restroom, and for that reason, they're much more dangerous as security and police sometimes patrol these places looking to arrest cruisers.

If the restroom is unoccupied, select one of the stalls. Sometimes the glory hole is between the handicap stall and adjoining stall. If you're looking to suck go into the handicap stall as it will give you more room when you're on your knees. Lock the stall door, sit down, and start masturbating while you wait for someone to join you. The masturbating creates shadows on the floor that can be seen by others who are looking for action. If you're looking to get sucked go wait at the urinals and wait until someone goes into the glory hole stall.

If the restroom is occupied by a stall with one of the glory holes, enter the adjoining stall, lock the stall door, sit down, and look for shadows on the ground or listen for any masturbating sounds. While you're doing this, the person who was in the booth first will be looking at your feet to see what you're doing and where you're standing.

If it is likely that you're both there for the glory hole the person that wants to suck might approach the glory hole, while the person looking to get sucked might start lowering their pants. This slow exchange watching each other's actions is very important, as the person on the other side of the hole might be a vice 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.

In these public restrooms, you might see a small metal or wooden plate on a stall wall to cover an existing glory hole. That glory hole is down until someone removes the plate or makes a new glory hole. Sometimes you'll see a large metal plate that covers most of the stall wall from waist down. That is a strong indication that the people managing the restroom are actively preventing a glory hole in their bathroom.

Some glory holes are discreet and not noticeable by a casual restroom user such as a glory hole that was drilled behind a toilet paper dispenser that can be removed during play.

Sometimes, they're even more discreet, such as an in wall double sided toilet paper dispenser where the lock was broken and the toilet paper can be removed to make a temporary glory hole. Other times the lock doesn't even need to be broken, as these keys are usually universal and can be purchased online.

Private Homes and Hotel Rooms

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. There are also professionally made glory holes available. They are usually hosted by a person looking to suck off an invited guest. These types of glory holes and interactions are currently outside of the scope of Hole Hunter.