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American precisionist painter Charles Demuth used the Lafayette Baths as his favourite haunt.His 1918 homoerotic self-portrait set in a Turkish bath is likely to have been inspired by it.Records of men meeting for sex with other men in bathhouses date back to the 15th century.A tradition of public baths dates back to the 6th century BC, and there are many ancient records of homosexual activity in Greece.
Griffes himself had had his first encounter with a man interested in sadomasochism at the Lafayette two years earlier (he found the man "interesting" but the experience unappealing), and several men interviewed in the mid-1930s referred to experimenting in the baths and learning of new pleasures. although they were closely overseen by attendants, they provided a discreet place to inspect a young man before offering a cup of tea at Lyons." Steambaths in the 1930s: The steambaths that had been well known to me were those of East Ham, Greenwich and Bermondsey.
The places used for homosexual acts were to be taverns, baths, and casini (sheds or houses used for illicit sex and gambling).