Spa Castle Apparently Has A Serious Underwater Sex Problem
Spa Castle has endured plenty of controversies over the last year, including their Midtown location being shutdown a month after opening and a six-year-old almost drowning at the Queens location. But all that bad press has done nothing to affect the horniness of loyal customers—because apparently a lot of people have been having underwater sex at the spa.
The NY Post reports today that everyone except you is having sex at Spa Castle in College Point, Queens. "We open at 6 a.m., and lots of strippers come here after work to unwind,” an employee told The Post. "There’s lots of skinny dipping and the girls are making out with each other and partying. It looks like the set of a porn movie." During two visits in recent weeks (note: it is currently shutdown while the Health Department reviews a revised safety plan), the Post claims to have observed a lot of hanky panky, including a nude woman who "stood in front of [a] seated man while her hand jerked in and out of the water."
"There is a big problem with customers having sex in the pools, and the management doesn't know how to handle it," the staffer told them. "Practically every day, couples are caught having sex in the indoor and outdoor pools. They think they are being sly about it, but they're not. When you see somebody on someone’s lap bouncing up and down and the jets aren’t turned on, you know what’s happening."
Much of the action allegedly occurs in the wading pool, which is heated and equipped with underwater jets and a swim-up bar, where you can order concoctions like the Spa-tini (gin, Chambord and pineapple juice) or the Brainstorm (rum, Disaronno and pineapple juice) for $18 a pop. Some of the accounts of witnesses are pretty descriptive:
“I had to stop going on Saturdays because it was like a full-on, urban high-school orgy in the outdoor pool upstairs,” said Whitney Ward, a 42-year-old Manhattan photographer. “Under the water mushroom . . . in the outdoor pool I would see lots of girls sitting on guys’ laps and they would be bobbing up and down. It was pretty obvious they were having sex. I’ve also seen guys rubbing one out the wet way.”
David Chan, 46, a Manhattan retail manager, said he saw two guys “rubbing each other off” in a steam sauna in the locker room. “Now I have this picture in my mind of other men’s sperm swimming around in the hot tubs,” Chan said. “This is supposed to be a place where you can bring your family.”
A.S. Bunny, 63, a retired nurse from the East Village, said he was once propositioned. “This tiny Korean man came up to me and said, ‘You got big balls. I like them.’ Another time I saw a guy and a girl in the upstairs pool who were in this massive lip-lock and fooling around in the water. When the guy came out of the pool, he had the biggest erection I had ever seen.
“I think all the alcohol that they serve there makes people more sexual.”
Yelp users offer similar stories: one reviewer saw young girl sneaking into the men’s dressing room. Others complained about "lots of PDA" and teenagers running amok. And yet another wrote, "Disgusting what goes on in this place - you should be more concerned about catching a std in here management doesn't care what goes on."
A Health Department spokesman noted that the spa has repeatedly been inspected for violations: "The department does not hesitate to take corrective actions, including closures, when an establishment is found breaking the law."