Sex venues (also called sex-on-premises venues) are privately owned businesses that provide a place for men to go to have sex with other men. You pay a fee to enter and this allows you to use the facilities.
Sex venues developed a culture of their own. Probably the most striking thing for first timers is that most communication is non-spoken - guys can cruise each other, negotiate and have sex without saying a word. But there are lots of exceptions to this and some guys find they can chat easily to others in venues.
The other thing about venues is diversity - each area of a venue is different from the others, each person uses venues for different reasons and in different ways, and each visit to a venue is different.
How much you enjoy a visit to a venue will depend on lots of different things, especially what you expect to get from it.
If you go to a venue with very high expectations that are not met you may feel disappointed or bitter, particularly if this happens often.
Not everybody is there for the same reasons as you. If you go with realistic expectations you won't be disappointed and you may have the time of your life!
There are basically three kinds of sex venues: sex clubs, saunas and backrooms. They all have things like cubicles with lockable doors, cubicles with glory holes, most have TVs that play porn, access to HIV/AIDS information, and free condoms and lube. But each of them is also a bit different from the others, so let's look at each of them.