Many bathhouses also provide free condoms and lubricant. In some bathhouses nudity is forbidden in the common areas of the establishments. As homosexuality was decriminalised in New Zealand and most Australian states during the s and s, there was no criminal conduct occurring on the premises of such "sex on site venues". Some men use the baths as a cheaper alternative to hotels,  despite the limitations of being potentially crowded public venues with only rudimentary rooms and limited or non-existent pass out privileges. Some bathhouses permit and others not only permit but encourage total nudity. Gay bathhouses frequently threw parties for Pride Day and were usually open, and busy, on public holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas , when some gay men, particularly those who had been rejected by their families due to their sexual orientation , had nowhere else to go. Some bathhouses hold occasional "leather", "underwear", or other theme nights. It is possible to have sex, but not to see with whom. There is typically a single customer entrance and exit. According to bathhouse etiquette, it is perfectly acceptable, even friendly, to put one's hand under someone else's towel to feel his penis, which, if well received, is the first step in sexual intimacy. Rooms are usually grouped together, as are lockers. Bathhouses sometimes display the rainbow flag , which is commonly flown by businesses to identify themselves as gay-run or gay-friendly. Most men typically just wear the towel provided. The community aspect has lessened in some territories, particularly those where gay men increasingly tend to come out. In many countries, being identified in such a sauna was still viewed by the press as scandalous. In Ireland in November , the Incognito sauna made mainstream press as the gay sauna where a priest had died of a heart attack and two other priests were on hand to help out. This provides a place to have sex for those who could afford only a locker, and facilitated exhibitionism and voyeurism for those so inclined.