What's With Gay Sex in Bathrooms?

I'm not complaining, mind you.

I'm just wondering about the aesthetic roots of it all.

Surely it's a residual effect of the shame and the forced hiding that hovered over previous eras' gay living.

A bathroom stall was probably a relatively safe place to carry on (unless you're George Michael).

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And something about the illicit nature of the whole thing no doubt adds to the hotness.

You're doing something mommy and daddy wouldn't condone -- nor would the mayor, the cops, or the owner of the establishment -- and that makes it extra dirty and exciting.

But as Mark Brennan Rosenberg points out in his funny new memoir, Blackouts and Breakdowns:

"What is it with gay guys making out in public restrooms?

"For a group of people that pride themselves on cleanliness, they sure do find disgusting places to fornicate."

I know, right? Whatever happened to "Don't shit where you eat"?

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