In Australia the term beat is used to refer to an area frequented by gay men and non-gay-identifying men who have sex with men and who are cruising for casual sex, and where sexual acts occur. This use of the word parodies the beat walked by a police officer or a prostitute.
Whether you are in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Darwin, public toilets, parks and nightclubs are most commonly used as beats, though quite often a suburban car park becomes a beat once night falls.
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Gay men love to party and to after party and gay beats can be found everywhere: Australia is gay beats paradise. Take a stroll on the strip on Oxford Street or in Kings Cross in Sydney.
In Melbourne for example you have a beat shop, complete with good videos in a lounge area, plenty of booths with glory holes and a couple of rooms with mattresses. Or pay a visit to the many saunas where the condoms and lube are free and you will find yourself surrounded by a great mix of friendly guys.
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