About Us - North American Bathhouse Association

The North American Bathhouse Association [NABA] is formed with one goal in mind, to strengthen and grow the bathhouse industry.

We endeavor to accomplish this by assisting member clubs in providing clean safe environments for men to have sex with men, by forming alliances with government and non-governmental agencies who share this goal and by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information between member clubs.

Through this association our member clubs will be in a stronger position to address many significant challenges which may affect our industry.

To achieve these goals, NABA will:

  1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas/best practices among members
  2. Promote the industry in such a way as to encourage wider acceptance among the MSM [Men who have sex with Men] community
  3. Find opportunities for negotiating group discounts for services and/or materials all clubs make use of
  4. Facilitate the dissemination of health information to our customers with a focus on sexual health
  5. Share information/advice regarding regulatory compliance at local and state/provincial levels

The duties of the Executive Director include:

  • Provide information and act as a clearinghouse for ideas among our members
  • Support members in dealing with specific issues/problems they encounter
  • Promote the interests of the gay bathhouse industry in general
  • Educate gay, bisexual, and questioning men about bathhouses, provide contact information, and address their inquiries.