Cruising and cottaging have long been part of the culture for men who have sex with men, whether they identify as gay or bi or not. Cruising and cottaging involve signs and signals between guys to facilitate sexual encounters. Sometimes these can be mis-read or mis-interpreted, as in any sexual encounter. Talk, listen, think… it still works in this context!
If you need to talk about something that’s happened to you whilst cruising or cottaging, you can contact Galop in confidence.