Republican Convention 2012: Gay Tampa Bathhouse Offering Free 'Dark Room' To RNC Members

All-American gay (or closeted) conservatives attending next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., can get their freak on for free courtesy of the Ybor Resort and Spa.

Billed as "Tampa Bay's only gay owned and gay operated private club, resort and bathhouse," the Ybor Resort and Spa  is opening its steamroom and "darkroom" (i.e. public sex area) for free to Republican National Convention delegates. The offer expires Aug. 31, according to the bathhouse's website.

The amenities of the Ybor Resort and Spa include a courtyard with a 300-square-foot Jacuzzi, dry sauna, billiard table and "gang showers" to go along with its new steamroom and darkroom.

Dailybleach.com, which first reported on the Ybor Resort and Spa's offer to RNC delegates, rather luridly defined a darkroom as "a secret homosexual dungeon in which there are no lights, no clothing and erotic men of all ages."

The Republican National Convention kicks off Monday in Tampa. Aside from approving a party platform and other procedural matters, convention delegates are expected to nominate Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Romney's running mate. Fiery New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give the convention's keynote speech.

A variety of straight strip clubs and other "adult entertainment" spots are also cashing in on the GOP convention in Tampa, according to the Daily Bleach.

Skin Tampa, a strip club, advertises that it's the "closest club to the RNC!!! (only 4 lights away)," while jiggle joint The Dollhouse has a Sarah Palin look-alike booked for Aug. 24 and Aug. 25. Déjà vu Showgirls is ditching its cover charge for patrons who wear red, white and blue from Aug. 28 through Aug. 31.

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