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Cruising under the Telecom Tower


Rob talks about cruising by the in the city centre and how it was more about social networking than sex "I used to go cruising for sex on the canal under the BT tower in the city on the , along the . I found these places through talking to people. There were lots of men who like to have sex with men and I chatted with people there. There was an enormous social aspect to the cruising areas before bars like 'Boots' opened. I met a lot of people there ten years ago and I still talk with them. was underground and subversive. Public spaces for sex have been culturally stripped of their significance, and this has happened all over the UK."

Contributed by: Rob Gibb, 43

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