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Old 11-13-2006, 12:49 PM
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Are there "rules" for a glory hole?

I know what a glory hole is, that is not the question.
This weekend found me in a rather seedy location (don't ask), and there happened to be a glory hole present. A some point somebody stuck their fingers through the glory hole and wiggled them around. I assume this was some kind of signal, but do not know if the person was looking to give or receive pleasure. But this leads to my actual GQ question:

Are there a set of widely known and/or agreed upon signals or signs to determine who sticks what through the wall? Is there a written or unwritten code that most adhere to? Or is it just an anything goes, caveat emptor part of society?
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:58 PM
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No teeth.
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:22 PM
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6. If you like what you see, stick your finger through the glory hole far enough so that the other person sees it. Withdraw it to show him you are ready to receive him. If you want him to use a condom, place it in the hole between you now.
from http://www.sexuality.org/l/sex/glorhfaq.html
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:23 PM
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You can find other "rules" at the same site.
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Old 11-13-2006, 01:24 PM
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Rules? Doesn't that kill the romance?
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:00 PM
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Well, most Gloryholes are illegal due to indecent exposure and other sex in public laws.
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:21 PM
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Well, most Gloryholes are illegal due to indecent exposure and other sex in public laws.
True, but most illegal activities have agreed upon rules of conduct. Gambling, prostitution and drug dealing are all illegal activities but participants in these activities know they are expected to behave and react in a certain manner, and willingly do so to keep the activity going.
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:55 PM
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We're not talking about a gold mine here, are we.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:03 PM
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We're not talking about a gold mine here, are we.
Nor a glass-blowing operation, though there is a relevant gerund in the phrase...
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:44 PM
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I was thinking mining too.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:49 PM
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from [url]http://www.sexuality.org/l/sex/glorhfaq.html[url]
Is this site work safe?

Last edited by samclem; 11-13-2006 at 06:22 PM. Reason: disabled live link in case of NSFW
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:52 PM
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Big B/W banner on top that reads "SEXUALITY.ORG" "society for human sexuality" and "gloryholes FAQ" in a relatively big font. If you manage to scroll down immediately AND you know nobody is going to examine the text on your screen closely it's okay. Only black text on a white BG.
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:53 PM
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Is this site work safe?
Probably not. I don't see any overt pornography but there is a watermark graphic that's kind of non-mixed-company safe...
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:53 PM
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Is this site work safe?
It is an all plain-text site, and there may be a word or two that would set off a filter.

I would also say that this site completely answers my question. Nicely cited, Gfactor!
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:54 PM
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Er...not mixed-company-safe. I got my hyphens shifted. (<----- not a euphemism)
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:59 PM
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Probably not.
Which is why I didn't make it a link. C'mon; It's about glory holes. I wouldn't recommend reading it at work. Then again, I did. I've asked the mods to disable the link to the site in FormerMarineGuy's post, just to be on the safe side.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:14 PM
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Which is why I didn't make it a link. C'mon; It's about glory holes. I wouldn't recommend reading it at work. Then again, I did. I've asked the mods to disable the link to the site in FormerMarineGuy's post, just to be on the safe side.

Oops, sorry. I forwarded the link to my home e-mail account for later 'research'.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:33 PM
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:46 PM
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Oops, sorry. I forwarded the link to my home e-mail account for later 'research'.
Ahh. Wasn't sure if you were whooshing or really curious. Sexuality.org isn't a porn site and doesn't have many photos or illustrations, but the domain name itself and much of the content could get you into trouble at work.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:48 PM
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Ahh. Wasn't sure if you were whooshing or really curious. Sexuality.org isn't a porn site and doesn't have many photos or illustrations, but the domain name itself and much of the content could get you into trouble at work.
I am actually very curious. The same curiousity as when one passes an ugly accident and is forced to slow down to take a peek at the dead bodies. Apparently this site takes glory holing mighty seriously.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:59 PM
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Apparently this site takes glory holing mighty seriously
Yeah.
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Table of Contents

1.0 Definitions - What is a glory hole?

2.0 What do you do in them?

3.0 What's the protocol to see who does what?

3.1 If you want to be the person who helps the other person cum:

3.2 If you want to be the person who cums:

3.3 If you want to take turns:

3.4 If you want to have anal sex:

3.5 If you want to have sex with someone in an adjoining bathroom stall:

4.0 Is this safe?

4.1 Physical

4.2 Legal

4.3 Health

5.0 So some talking DOES go on between booths?

6.0 So two or more people CAN share a booth?

7.0 Will the person on the other side reciprocate after I help him cum?

8.0 What about the videos?

9.0 What about money?

10.0 What should I bring?

11.0 What type of people go to these places?

12.0 What if I see somebody I know in one of these places?

13.0 OK, how do I find glory holes?

14.0 This all seems so cold and clinical?! How can this be any fun?
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:01 PM
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Oh, and

Rule 5. If the proffered member has a piercing, do not replace the piercing with an object too large to fit back through the glory hole.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:02 PM
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They're basically the same as the rules of Fight Club.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:19 PM
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Rule no 6- The hole is there for a penis, not a puppet show. Bugs Bunny is not what they want to see right now.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:24 PM
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Er...not mixed-company-safe. I got my hyphens shifted. (<----- not a euphemism)

Not mixed company safe?? Do you think we will faint? Can't say I've seen an actual glory hole but I've seen porn depicticing it (male and male, and male and female) and didn't need smelling salts.

But we're getting away from the actual topic...what's the rules? What does a finger mean? (Not that I would respond, I generaly like to know who the penis in question is connected to .)
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:28 PM
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I read it and regret it. I would have been better off looking at an accident on the side of the road. However, I found it very nice that the 'author' of this educational material stressed condom usage, EVEN for handjobs.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:37 PM
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But we're getting away from the actual topic...what's the rules? What does a finger mean?
Thought I'd answered that back on post 3.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:42 PM
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Here is a previous thread where we discussed glory holes: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=353813
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Old 11-13-2006, 07:02 PM
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Thought I'd answered that back on post 3.
Oops. Sorry, failed to click the link.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:07 PM
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Not mixed company safe?? Do you think we will faint? Can't say I've seen an actual glory hole but I've seen porn depicticing it (male and male, and male and female) and didn't need smelling salts.
Well, yes, individual mixed-companies would have no problem. I was just mentioning in case the 75-year-old office biddy with the four velvet pictures of Jesus in her cubicle might pass by...
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:57 PM
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Rules? Doesn't that kill the romance?

Who's talking about romance here? It's all good hard fucking, dammit!
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:58 PM
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:07 AM
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Scarf is okay... as long as it's a verb, not a noun.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:53 PM
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Who's talking about romance here? It's all good hard fucking, dammit!
It's always the quiet ones.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:48 PM
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Who's talking about romance here? It's all good hard fucking, dammit!
It's what we call ironic humor around these here parts.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:01 AM
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It's what we call ironic humor around these here parts.
Actually good hard fucking is what we call romance around these here parts .

I'm wondering, is there a female version of this on record anywhere? Obviously it would take different logistics...and a fairly long tongue. But probably not impossible. Just wondering.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:13 AM
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Well, yes, individual mixed-companies would have no problem. I was just mentioning in case the 75-year-old office biddy with the four velvet pictures of Jesus in her cubicle might pass by...
Hey, you have no idea what that 75 year old is getting up to when she gets home .
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:43 AM
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Here is a previous thread where we discussed glory holes: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=353813
Also previously discussed here... sort of.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:51 AM
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I don't usually notice or discuss sequential posts, but... when I clicked the new posts button, I got this beauty:

Are there "rules" for a glory hole?

You won't believe how my son hurt his finger.

Heh.
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