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Bathhouses are usually dimly lit and play music, although an outdoors, enclosed rooftop or pool area is not uncommon. In some jurisdictions such activity is prohibited, and sex must be confined to private rooms. This included raids on two branches of the Oasis bathhouses, known to be the most popular in Beijing.
The Penn Post Baths in a hotel basement The Penn Post Hotel, West 31st Street was a popular gay location in the s despite a lack of private rooms and seedy condition. In the late s and s, gay bathhouses — now primarily gay-owned and operated — became fully-licensed, gay establishments which soon became major gay institutions.
In the s the Bermondsey Turkish Baths were rated by Kenneth Williams as "quite unusual" in his diary.