Why I Did What I Had To Do
The very 1st thing that VitalAuto asked me about this place was that, "What does Ten Mens mean? Men is already plural what... why got another 'S' there..." You know what VitalAuto, I went to Google up & down the internet right, I couldn't find any significance on the word 'Ten mens'. If anyone knows the significance, please share... heheh..
So I think there have been a couple of re-shuffles of management here and there recently, like X'pose now had become 'Same' and I heard Diamond went to tap into the straight-men market, as in they stopped branding themselves as being a Gay sauna anymore. Thats good isn't it, at least the market is moving and evolving... Which also means that crowds will disperse and form new ones.
So there I was after contemplating for awhile to go there since I had nothing better to do on a late Sunday afternoon... no no its not an excuse ok... Well I was just curious and thought maybe I could do a review of the place since it has termed itself a Bear Sauna.
1st thing 1st, if you are very unsure where this place is, its actually a level below Mox. It used to be a lesbian bar but now its mixed... Anyways, you just take the same lift but stop at level 3 and the entrance is directly just outside the lift area. It reminded me Rainbow Sauna in Hong Kong... or maybe some Saunas in Bangkok can't remember. So its quite private as it is. The only downside I can ever think of, is that when you accidentally bump into your fellow friends in the lift on one of your 'discreet-escape' to the sauna. That is if they're on their way to Mox and your not hahah... But of cos, you can always pretend that you're gonna join them at Mox anyway. :P
The entrance fee I had to pay is $18, $8 for entry and the other $10 is membership. It should be a one-time payment for the membership and members will be able to enjoy promotions at a later time. The membership card is quite professionally done! Its plastic & discreet too! Not those cheapo cardboard paper material.
There will be someone to escort you to the locker area (if they think you're new) and briefly just explain to you where the steam room is, where to smoke, the darkrooms etc. The lounging area is pretty spacious, with new comfy sofas and a big LCD tv smack on the wall where you can watch movies. The bar counter is also quite nicely done except for the fact that they don't serve soft drinks or coffee (maybe not yet), and 2 stale-looking plates of pastries sitting there. Oh they do have drinking water... but its almost empty most of the time. One thing I thought was really jarring was the PC monitor where you can surf the internet was placed smack on the bar counter and everyone will be able to see what you're surfing... Shouldn't there be some level of privacy?
The locker area is very nicely done actually, intuitively designed and not just straight blocks. They're actually curvy. Not too bright and not too dark, just nice to see yourself while changing and other things you want to see! The lockers are new, clean and spacious and the management STRESSES on SAFE SEX! The condoms and lubricants are dutifully provided and placed neatly alongside these mini-cards that provided information about AIDS and reminds you about safe-sex once again. This is good, cos I think its time we grow up a little, instill a little bit of that knowledge & responsibility in our brains. There are just too many ignorant people out there who not only harm themselves but also others.
Ok I think I talked too much... So I went for a smoke out at the balcony which is open-aired, like a corridor where the toilets were and bamboo blinds are used to cover up the place so that nobody can really see what the heck goes on there. The toilets are clean enough, and the impressive thing that I noticed was that there were big shower-heads coming out from the ceilings, and liquid soap is provided as well! That means... you can practically shower & shit at the same time! How convenient is that? Well of cos when they showers are full, you can use the toilets to shower instead... Or whatever sick fantasies you have. Oh, also the floors are a little slippery so thread with care. So thats that...
Oh I failed to fully check out the steam rooms cos... well I got a little intimidated by some people there so I left early. But I had a glimpse... dark and steamy... Went in less than 5 seconds then I stepped out. It smelled clean, nothing slimy nor gooey on the floor... (Yet...) So since its still new, seems like it is the best time to visit. But all in all its still better than many other saunas I've been to. *oops* Hmm what else... The most important part of that place which I didn't go to... were the dark rooms and the *ahem* rooms where you play. I guess I wasn't adventurous enough today. (Too many scary looking guys standing awaiting their 'catch' by the door ways...) But the rooms look functional. So for those who will be visiting this club, do let me know how the darkrooms and play-rooms are. :P
So to wrap up, I think Tenmensclub did a good job in the decor and packaging of the experience. However, I felt that they're lacking abit of that essential experience in running a Sauna, probably they were under-staffed. I Don't know, just felt they could have done a better job since it was their 1st opening day... Oh one more thing, its always good if they can attract different groups of bears or variety of bears there. Cos I realized... that place seemed like A Day-Time Oso Bar... I'm not exaggerating... Anyways, do visit Ten Men's Club and experience it for yourselves!
Follow the link for more information! http://www.tenmensclub.com/
*The author of this post apologize if he had offended the management in any circumstance. The purpose of this review is not to put-down any organization but only providing a different degree of perception for the bloggers. They are entitled to their own opinions and so do the author.