Virgin Bathhouse Tours
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
- What is the Program?
- Why Was the Program Developed?
- How Does the Program Work?
- Required Resources
What is the program?
Virgin Bathhouse Tours is a community skills-building program based at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) in partnership with Toronto bathhouses. The tours—which occurred in three stages over 3.5 to 4 hours—were designed to help gay, bisexual and MSM who expressed interest in going to bathhouses to make informed choices about visiting these establishments, participate safely in sexual activity on their premises while enhancing their enjoyment of the bathhouse experience, and communicate more effectively with other patrons to better negotiate safer sex without sacrificing pleasure. The program, which was open to both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men, has not been offered since 2009, but may be offered again as resources permit.