Orlando has a number of gay-centric bars and facilities for cruising or just relaxing. Take a closer look at a popular gay bathhouse in Orlando as well as the other sex-friendly spaces that you can find in the area.
Just as the "house of the mouse" is the top place to go for amusement, the same can be said for Club Orlando, which is the region's premier gay bathhouse. It is one of the top such facilities in the country. You can count on a professional and courteous staff and first-rate amenities. This extensive, contemporary, and clean establishment is about 2.5 miles southeast of downtown, and about a 15-minute drive northeast of the theme park hotels.
At Club Orlando, you will find a heated rectangular swimming pool and outdoor sunning deck, an eight-man hot tub, a well-equipped gym, full steam and cedar-panel sauna, group showers, and well-kept lounge areas for relaxation.
This facility is a bit like its sister establishment, Club Fort Lauderdale, a few hours away in Fort Lauderdale. It is favored—especially as night—as a place for men seeking sex, but it is also a popular place to relax, work out, and mingle with other guys. Since Orlando lacks upscale clothing-optional gay resorts, it is a welcome option if you simply like lazing nude by the pool. Rates for lockers, standard cubicles, and video cubicles are available and reasonably priced, too.
Parliament House Resort
Although it has no bathhouse facilities and instead contains a legit (although a bit dated) motel, the Parliament House Resort is a handy option for men seeking other men. This gay entertainment complex consists of a sprawling network of gay bars, clubs, and a 112-room motel. In recent years, the motel added an updated suite option.
There are no common spaces for hooking up at this resort, so you would need to book your own room or meet a person who has a room in the motel for that. There is a clothing-optional beach on adjacent Rock Lake. The motel itself is situated around a very cruise-happy, clothing-optional swimming pool. Rooms have exterior entrances, and you can leave your window shades drawn or keep your door open to express an interest in welcoming visitors. Also, there are boutiques on-site that sell leather gear, sex toys, gay DVDs, and more.
A five-minute drive north of Parliament House is Fairvilla Megastore, which is an impressive, gay-friendly sex shop, with a huge selection of dildos, lube, cock rings, enlargers, vibrators, and other sex toys. You can find all the usual items you would expect plus uniforms and costumes, fantasy props, jocks and g-strings, lingerie, as well as adult DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.
The company has been around since 1971 and has several boutiques throughout the Orlando area. The friendly staff is happy to make recommendations and answer questions.