Channel 4 is to air a documentary about gay saunas in the U.K., which aims to give an ‘insight into a hidden world and a surprising, sideways look at modern gay relationships’.
Focusing on the CS2 sauna in Nottingham, Secrets of the Sauna follows owners John and Joe, a couple who have been together for over 30 years and are soon to be married. According to the documentary makers, for them ‘owning a sauna is a lifestyle choice and as they readily admit, both are more than happy to mix business with pleasure’.
The Channel 4 documentary tells us that ‘Sauna visitors come from all walks of life – teachers, plumbers and accountants, young and old,’ however we hear from regular customer Narvel, a 69 year-old local politician who tells us he “likes sex” and reminisces about his time spent in Detroit when he would ‘frequently have sex with five men in a single night’, and Robin, a Conservative Councilor, who remembers when ‘the police used to raid gay saunas on a regular basis‘.
Now though, it seems, local politicians can ‘openly use the sex swings at CS2 without fear of intimidation.’ No transmission date has been given yet, but Secrets Of The Sauna is expected to air later this year.