Gay saunas, bars, hot springs, gyms and gay cruising that I visited May 2017, in alphabetical order. For address, location and further information see https://www.travelgayasia.com/taipei-gay-saunas/ and my Dec 2016 report http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2017/01/gay-places-in-taipei.html I don’t know about gay massage and discos, and it’s not my area of interest.
Top picks: Soi13in Sauna, Peace Park, Huang Ding Hot Spring.
Aniki WOW sauna
Commander D bar
Hans Men’s sauna
Huang Ding hot spring
Fri 5may2017, 18:27-20:38. About 50 customers throughout. One cute is interested, and we spend some time in the steam room.
Sat 6may2017, 17:10-19:25. From under 50 to over 100 in course of my stay. Just when I want to leave, a very cute enters. What should be simple question (“Sex?”), takes me half an hour to communicate. Fluent in English, but does not seem interested. However in steam room I get inner circle access and have a wank. (In steam room all are standing, and everyone is free to grope/lick/suck/kiss within reason. The cute boy is in the center, then there is an inner circle with about 5 who have direct body access, and an outer circle of about 10 who can at least get their hand on the boy in center.)
10may2017, 19:45-21:20. Between 10 and 15 customers (around 20:15 count 9 pairs of shoes and 11 customers). When I enter one very shapely, but leaves shortly after I enter. We exchange a few looks, and he plays on his phone in locker room, but shortly before I would approach him gets up and says “Bye bye” and leaves. Missed this opportunity. Play on my phone, but nobody interesting comes.
From my observations (total 5 visits including Dec 2016), numbers can vary greatly: on weekdays between 10 and 50, on weekend between 50 and 150 customers.
In general, I found Taiwanese gays better educated and more civilized than Thais, but brown skin is important to me, and here Thais and their neighbors score higher.
Peace Park = 228 Park
Mon 8may2017, 20:52-21:06. About 15 cruising and about 10 general folk.
Tue 9may2017, 22:47-00:15. About 30 boys throughout, but spend most of the time chatting with same foreigner.
Total 5 visits (including Dec 2016) and while I have yet to hook up with someone there, it looks promising.
Soi 13 In Sauna
Taipei I/O sauna
XL club gay gym and sauna
Mon to Fri before 17:00 250 TWD, after 17:00 200 TWD,
Sat-Sun before 17:00 300 TWD, after 17:00 250 TWD,
any day between 21:00 and 02:00 150 TWD
(thanks to a friend for translation). Price list and sign to take off your shoes (and bench to sit on and bags to put them in) on 3rd floor. On 4th floor reception, lounge, 4 computers for internet, but their illuminated “XL Club” above the monitors is blinding (same at reception). Small stairway to 3th floor (so small, I touch both sides with my upper arms) with gym and steam room (hot and well lit). 6 other customers, in underwear or naked. Towel too small to wrap around my waist. Private rooms with light and mirrors (but mirrors do not reach to floor). Elsewhere mirrors as well, I think someone is walking towards me, but it’s my mirror image. Dark group room. They have a rooftop on 5th floor (no garden because no plants, but plenty of space), access via public stairway.