For other uses, see Cottage disambiguation Cottaging is a gay slang term for having sex in a public lavatory a cottage or for cruising for sex or picking-up sexual partners in public lavatories with the intention of having sex elsewhere. The term may have its roots in the English cant language of polari. The term 'cottage' used in this sense is predominantly British, a cottage in the general sense being a small, cosy, countryside home , though the term is occasionally used in context of the same sexual behaviour in other parts of the world. In America lavatories used for this purpose are sometimes called 'tea rooms'. Cottaging is more common among gay and bisexual men than among lesbians or heterosexuals, in the latter case because mixed-gender lavatories are uncommon, but the term can apply to the actions of people of all sexes and sexual orientations.
Glory holes. Pomegranate sized apertures drilled between toilet cubicles, booths in adult bookstores or installed privately through bedsheets or mattresses. For a long time, glory holes were the domain of the gay community, the impersonal nature of which aided their need for anonymity particularly in times and places where homosexuality was illegal , but as VICE squads grew wiser to popular locations, users moved; erotic bookstores came to be a popular choice. Unfortunately, as gay culture came into conflict with straight culture, glory holes were appropriated, and now are commonly used by heterosexual pairings.
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