New members receive a 7-day premium membership trial to whet their appetites. As on Grindr, many BateWorld profiles are arrestingly frank about their interests, and in a lexicon as rich as it is specific. Among men who have sex with men, mutual masturbation is often seen as sex-adjacent, rather than a sex act in its own right. This cult of penis-worship is on full display on BateWorld, a site that requires email registration to access. Now we get together every few months — less regularly than a book club but more often than you see your best friend from college who lives in Washington Heights — hang out, and masturbate. Users can also upload public photo albums, which are often also mostly dick pics, but occasionally include faces, too.
Carolina. Age: 20.
I spoke with one member of the group on Kik, a gay man in an open marriage whose husband is aware of his interests.
Barbara. Age: 30.
Why Straight Men Are Joining Masturbation Clubs
Sometimes we get a little stoned, sometimes we watch porn; afterward we usually catch up about friends or jobs or other plans. Not wanting to overcommit, I paid the single entry fee and resolved to keep an open mind about investing in my jerk-off future. This cult of penis-worship is on full display on BateWorld, a site that requires email registration to access.