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A gay sex club has taken its naked party online and proved more popular than ever

A gay sex club has taken its naked party online and proved more popular than ever

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Two sex performers wearing red caps and briefs salute.

A UK gay sex club has responded to coronavirus by taking its popular naked party online – and it’s proved a massive hit.

While many workers are resorting to online video conference services for their regular meetings, sex club promoter Jamie HP decided to put the same tech to a more enjoyable use.

SBN, which stands for ‘stark bollock naked’, holds regular Sunday afternoon parties in a club in Vauxhall, south London. Usually up to 600 guys strip off for the event.

However, yesterday (29 March) 3,000 attended the online equivalent, Jamie told GSN.

Meanwhile it seems the communities who use online cruising sites and hook-up apps are policing the coronavirus quarantine for themselves.

A survey of UK LGBT+ people out last week indicated that 16% may still seek hook-ups and 28% would still want to go on dates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However with government restrictions and advice tightening since researchers collected the data, those figures may have fallen.

Moreover, Grindr users have been posting messages on other social media showing how they are shutting down guys who ask to meet for sex.

Meanwhile gay cruising website Squirt has changed it’s ‘guys looking for sex now’ setting to ‘guys looking to chat now’. Again, the community using Squirt’s forums is self-policing. Users are telling guys to ‘stay home’ when they suggest real-life meets at cruising grounds.

Guys in jockstraps and harnesses.
Jamie HP also runs other fetish, underwear and sex club events. Jamie HP

Naked party online

Health experts warn that sex is high risk for passing on coronavirus. Indeed, you can read the latest advice about sex and COVID-19 here.

However, healthy, safe sex can help people’s mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic. And Jamie HP is keen to help.

He initially ran the club online on 26 March for his monthly pool party. That usually attracts around 150 younger gay and bi men. But the online version saw 400 join in.

He told us: ‘From that I knew Sunday was going to be busy. So I upped the numbers who could take part online. At one point we had 800 people online, although only 100 people could see each other at the time.

‘I was running around like a blue arsed fly trying to make it work. It was a real learning curve but it can only get better.

‘We had DJs still, plus two live [sex] performances. Max and his boyfriend came in from Spain and Martin and his boyfriend from Scotland.

‘We kept the same rule that everyone has to be naked. Some were masturbating and some were playing with partners they live with.’

Moreover, to help protect their privacy Jamie says he used the tech to stop people recording their screens. 

‘I am actually quite impressed with people staying safe’

Jamie says the free event was expensive to run, although performers and DJs donated their time.

However, he’d like to keep it going – possibly as a fundraiser to support Britain’s National Health Service. His next challenge is to improve the technology if he can. Then he hopes to run some of his other regular events online, including his ‘Screw’ fetish night.

He said: ‘I am actually quite impressed with people. They are staying at home, staying safe, using the internet. So I hope we can do more events like this. And if anyone wants to email me or has an idea, they can message me through the site.’