On a Sunday night in mid-December, I visited Nehru Park with a gay rights activist; he agreed to accompany me but asked to remain nameless, in part because homosexuality is illegal in India. The acre park, in a wealthy area of the capital that hosts most of its embassies, was poorly lit, rambling, and quiet. Stroll, keeping your head up, and make eye contact with men who walk by. If someone catches your eye and smiles, walk up and say hello.
Vondelpark The most central and safe cruising area of Amsterdam is located in the rose garden of the Vondelpark. During the night, the park is primarily used by gay and trans men. Cruisers gather around the benches on the sides of the park, and in the bushes surrounding it. Police is occasionally present, but generally respectful and well aware of the situation.
This is Why I Will Never Visit a Cruising Place Again, and You Shouldn’t Too
This is a fair definition, but some guys would define cruising more loosely: a basic sex hunt, not something you specifically set out to do but rather something you are always doing. We do it on the subway and in the office and anywhere a handsome gentleman might lift his shirt to wipe sweat off his forehead. In our minds, we lift his shirt the rest of the way and tug on the brim of his trousers with our teeth.
Photo by Freek Zonderland via Stocksy. A favorite of those seeking a thrill in the early Internet age, as well as more than a few closet cases, the site has long been home to detailed information about where to seek anonymous trysts in mostly public locations—from a cruisy toilet near the Disney World monorail to a steamy locker room in the basement of a Moscow health club. To ensure the publicly horny aren't caught in a sting by law enforcement—who have historically played the part of affable co-masturbator, until they arrest you for solicitation—users were and still are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior to the site itself as a "heads up. The paradox of the site—that the publicness that made it so appealing also put its users at risk—was not lost on founder Keith "Cruisemaster" Griffith, who penned feature stories about how to avoid arrest.