Faceless sex: Glory holes and sexual assemblages
Introduction Internationally, despite public health agencies voicing heightened concerns about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, anonymous sexual encounters remain common practice (Binson et al., 2009; Woods et al., 2007). These behaviors have been the focus of intense debate, particularly as they concern the subpopulation of men who have sex with men (MSM). Anonymous sexual encounters are arranged in a variety of ways and often take place within specific environments that are designed for MSM sexual contact, such as saunas or bathhouses (Richters, 2007). Through the use of glory holes, however, an even greater level of anonymity can be attained: sex with faceless partners.
Holmes, D. (Dave), O'Byrne, P. (Patrick), & Murray, S.J. (2017). Faceless sex: Glory holes and sexual assemblages. In Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (pp. 177–189). doi:10.4324/9781315399546