Skip to comments.Secret Signals: How Gay Men Cruise for Sex
Posted on 09/04/2007 11:13:29 PM PDT by freedomdefender
While many Americans may only be vaguely familiar with the idea of "cruising," there is a secret world of sex between men that exists in public places across the country.
The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct."
Public places like men's restrooms, in airports and train stations, truck stops, university libraries and parks, have long been places where gay and bisexual men, particularly those in the closet, congregate in order to meet for anonymous sex.
Over time, people familiar with cruising told ABCNEWS.com, gay men began using a codified system of signals to indicate to others that they were interested in sex. In an effort to curb lewd acts in public or as some gays argue, in an effort to persecute gay men undercover police began sting operations in places known for sex soliciting and employed the same codes.
"Tapping of the foot is pretty standard for men who cruise in toilets," said Keith Griffith, owner of Cruisingforsex.com, a Web site on which visitors post locations popular with men looking for anonymous sex.
"They will usually go to the stall at the far end of the strip of toilets. They will see each other and usually decide to go someplace else. The vast majority have no interest in being seen. They may be meeting in public locations, but they will be as discreet as possible," Griffith said.
Cruising areas traditionally have been those parts of town "women and children are told to avoid," but through word of mouth, bathrooms at places like Wal-Mart or Home Depot can become cruising locales, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
They didn’t have to go far.
At trial, Sanders said, police would have to prove that actions such as foot tapping were known signals for soliciting sex.”
Well, then all we have to do is find out if they are indeed queers. If so....then the foot tapping was sufficient evidence.
Maybe Larry Craig and George Michael should team up for a special music video.
Larry Craig, born in Idaho, reared in Minnesota.
We do not want to know.
How about the secret signs for heterosexuals?
You can’t handle it! LOL.
Eeeeeeeew! I knew I shouldn’t have clicked on the link to read that! A perverted article about perverted behavior.
No kidding. How much longer are we going to have to be inundated with this lurid crap?
Better tell your friends with RLS to go to the doctor.
In an airport Men's bathroom
Got arrested back in June!
I think you cops have got some issues
I reached over to pick up toilet tissue!
I'm a disgrace and my career is dead
Crusin' for some man action in june
Doin' anything we like to do
There's lots of things to do when wives can't see
We can be anyone we'd like to be
All those horny guys that we could MEAT... just
Cruisin' in a dirty men's bathroom
couldn't ditch the cops too soon
no no no--oo
ah ah ah
ah ah ah
ah ah ah
We'll keep on catchin' senators this way
Gonna talk about how they all seem gay
we're coming closer to election day
The dems are in ecstasy, when they heard I'm recklessly..
Cruisin' in a filthy Men's bathroom
I couldn't ditch the cop too soon
no no no-o
ROFL, I am actually reading the signals and LMBO. Gives a whole new meaning to the word “football.”
This is like the truckers who have the “No Lizards” stickers on their trucks to tell truck stop prostitutes to stay away. (and the converse symbol. You learn amazing things on FR)
You are right about that. I 'll have to let someone else handle it.
Thats not football.
Does ABC really think we’re curious about this.
Note to ABC: You can keep this information where the sun doesn’t shine, so only those who are interested will find it.
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