Above . Are  you unsure why this business supports Israel in its war against Islamism and what  that war has to do with us?  Four YouTube videos to check out: Douglas Murray on The Caroline Glick Show 13 Nov 2023,  Bill Maher on Real Time 16 Dec 2023, The Left’s Long War on Israel 12 Oct 2023, and “Bari Weiss: Why DEI Must End For Good” for The Free Press on YouTube 19 Dec 2023. Below are some notes  from the Bar Weiss video:-


1min30sec. University hypocrisy on free speech. 


2min38sec. Babylon Bee satirical headline “Harvard Student Leaves Lecture On Microaggressions To Attend ‘Kill The Jews’ Rally” 


11min15sec. University goal should be  “to pursue the truth for the sake of human flourishing and to pass on the knowledge that is the basis if our exceptional civilisation”  by…”committing to intellectual freedom, not ideology…hiring based on merit….doing away with double standards on speech"


12min30sec. DEI…”this was a worldview that replaced basic ideas  of good and evil with a new rubric: the powerless ‘good’ and the powerful necessarily ‘bad’. It replaced colour blindness with race obsession; ideas with identity;  debate with denunciation, persuasion with public shaming, the rule of law with the fury of the mob. I  noticed that people were to be given authority in this new order not in recognition of their talents or their gifts or their hard work or their accomplishments or their contributions to society, but in inverse proportion to the disadvantages their group had suffered, as defined by radical ideologues ”


16min14sec. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion….”in reality DEI is not actually about any of those words. Rather  it uses those words as camouflage. Those words are in fact  now metaphors  for a  powerful ideological movement bent  on re-categorising every American not as an individual worthy of equal rights and dignity because of their individuality, but as an avatar of an identity group” 


16min43sec. “DEI calls itself progressive, but it is not. It doesn’t believe in progress. It is explicitly anti-growth.It claims to promote equity or equality but its answer to the challenge of teaching math or reading to disadvantaged children is to eliminate math and reading tests. It demonises hard work, merit, family and the dignity of the individual, all virtues that are the foundation of what makes America exceptional. The dangers of DEI have been made exceptionally clear by what’s been happening on college campuses today. Campuses where professors are compelled to pledge fidelity to DEI in order to get hired, promoted or tenure. Campuses where ever since October 7th we’ve seen students and professors immersed not in facts, knowledge or history, but in a dehumanising ideology that has led them to celebrate or justify terrorism, simply because the terrorists are what they call ‘the oppressed’ and the victims are what they call, quote, 'white settler colonialists'” 


18min54sec. “The only solution is to dismantle the DEI regime that has enforced an illiberal worldview at nearly every American university. It is time to end DEI for good. No more standing by as people are encouraged to segregate themselves. No more forced declarations that you’re going to prioritise identity over excellence. No more compelled speech, no more going along with little lies for the sake of being polite. It’s time to stand up for what is right”  


19min30sec. “I want you to look back and consider the history of Germany’s universities, how the very same institutions that were once the envy of the world helped usher in the intellectual atmosphere that gave way to the rise of Hitler”


19min50sec. Quoting Niall Ferguson’s “The Treason of the Intellectuals” : “A university degree, far from inoculating Germans against Nazism, made them more likely to embrace it”


“As Niall Ferguson reminds us, totalitarianism comes in 2 flavours, but the ingredients are the same” 


20min50sec. The Holocaust “Was perpetrated by a highly sophisticated nation-state that had within its borders the world’s finest universities”


21min. Quoting Niall Ferguson: “The lesson of German history for American academia should by now be clear. In Germany, to use the legalistic language of 2023, ‘speech crossed into conduct’. The ‘final solution of the Jewish question’ began as speech - to be precise, it began as lectures and monographs and scholarly articles. It began in the songs of student fraternities. With extraordinary speed after 1933, however, it crossed into conduct: first, systematic pseudo-legal discrimination and ultimately, a program of technocratic genocide” 


21min43sec. “What happens at universities matters. What we teach our young people matters. What we teach them about the goodness or the badness of our country and our civilisation deeply matters. DEI is undermining liberalism and America, and that for which it stands, including the principles that have made it a place of unparalleled opportunity, tolerance, safety and freedom”

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“Two male trans activists lurked in wait for Brian, and as he was approaching the entrance they ran at him with the intention of getting close enough to throw bottles filled with what appeared to be urine and faeces on him.”


“The line up of speakers were eclectic, and spoke from different perspectives, knowledge, and experience. I would wager that every single person in that room heard something they disagreed with, and yet here we were, prepared to put that aside so we could fight against gender ideology more cohesively.”


“All the speakers, bar one, had been fighting it for years. The one who hadn’t is a young woman detransitioner, Mel, from Australia, who had come to the event to talk about her experience. She spoke of being a distressed young woman, who had been put on the gender-affirmation path – i.e. affirmation that she was indeed a male in a female body – and then getting a double mastectomy to ostensibly help relieve that distress. After a while, she came to her own realisation that the story she’d been sold about being able to change sex was a lie.” 


“The organisers of UNSILENCED, the speakers, the attendees, and all those who have been laying the groundwork for years beforehand, are to be congratulated on pulling off a monumentally successful event. Despite the best efforts of would-be ambushers and saboteurs, which I daresay I’ve only touched on, this was definitely an inflection point.”

9/5/24. RESIST GENDER EDUCATION “has written an open letter to the Minister of Education urging her to promptly rewrite the 2020 RSE Guide to remove all the discredited gender identity material with which it is riddled. The public is invited to sign this letter to demonstrate to the Minister that it is not just a “small number of highly conservative people”, as the Mental Health Foundation claims, who are alarmed by the unscientific content of the Guide.” A copy below, you can also read and sign it before May 19 via https://www.resistgendereducation.nz/rse-open-letter

New Culture Forum interview with Gareth Roberts for his book "Gay Shame: The Rise of Gender Ideology and the New Homophobia”. 2 June 2024. 


2min28sec. Gareth Roberts “….you have counterintuitively, a lot of homophobia that is either coming from or being facilitated  by gay men.”


5min14sec. Of stereotypically feminine men …..Peter Whittle: “What used to happen…..people would say, oh, the problem is they’re just women in men’s bodies. And we fought for a long time to get rid of that and now here we are, it’s back with it”


6min. Gareth Roberts: Woke is….. “taking the homophobic sneers and myths  of 50, 100 years ago and repurposing them as the new progressive thing”.


13min30sec. Peter Whittle: Religiosity of the “gendered soul”. 

 NEWS


30/5/24. Public holidays ahead: Friday June 28 this business will operate from 2pm to midnight.


17/6/24. The Friday session will start at 2pm from June 21 in the form of 2 sessions: 2pm to 7pm and 7pm to midnight. Attend either session for  the usual  $25 entry fee. However, afternoon attendees who wish to stay on or return for the evening session will be asked for an additional $5. 


10/6/24. Trans cult activists  and Hamas supporters in the Allbell Chambers “Artists” (activist) “collective”, the source of many years of annoyance and building security issues, have conspired with the building property manager to force me to change some signage at the venue entry.  I am legally required  to comply, but my support for Israel and the Jewish people has in no way been diminished. Israel’s fight is the fight for Western civilisation against Islamist extremism and the other authoritarians on the world stage who would suppress or kill us without hesitation. 


19/2/24.  TRANS CULTISTS  in Dunedin have recruited the national Rainbow cult magazine “YourEx” to force its agenda on us. Read the communication lower on this page.


28/3/23.  Free Speech Union has petitioned the government over  last Saturday’s shameful attack by trans cultists on the Let Women Speak event in Auckland. Sign it if you care about defending free speech, a core principle of a liberal democracy.  A copy of the petition is attached to the bottom of this page.


25/3/23. Shame on NZ today as the “Let Women Speak” event in Auckland was hounded out of their civic space by screaming and generally deranged activists representing  the LGBTQ alphabet cult and its “allies”. Shame on the Auckland police for failing to establish and maintain appropriate space between conflicting groups, shame on our political leaders for defaming Kellie-Jay Keen and “Let Women Speak” by lying about their goals and connections, shame on our Woke captured media for its trans-cult bias and generally  failing to provide accurate & honest reporting. Hobart disgraced itself, Melbourne wasn’t much better, but Auckland has proved itself to be the greatest  national embarrassment for the whole world to see. On the positive side everyone with access to YouTube  gets to see just how insane the Woke ideology is as it infects the outer fringes of  Western civilisation.


But increasingly I wonder what hope is there for a society that through its official political, policing, media, legal  and educational communications  has demonstrated a willingness to sacrifice the rights and safety of its women and children in favour of defending the demands of mentally ill feminised males and the brainwashing authoritarian cult that has adopted them as one of its favourite "social justice" causes? 


9/6/24.  As a reward for those people who check this website regularly there will be a $15 entry offer  Sunday June 9. Write down the code 1323 and hand in at reception to receive this discount. Use of this special offer will not count towards any other discount options.



10/6/24. Trans cult activists  and Hamas supporters in the Allbell Chambers “Artists” (activist) “collective”, the source of many years of annoyance and building security issues, have conspired with the building property manager to force me to change some signage at the venue entry supporting Israel.  I am legally required  to comply, but my support for Israel and the Jewish people has in no way been diminished. Israel’s fight is the fight for Western civilisation against Islamist extremism and the other authoritarians on the world stage who would suppress or kill us without hesitation. 

Australia's Sex v Gender Case Could Change Women's Rights GLOBALLY

The New Culture Forum


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uReIlB4nv70


Another battle against trans activists seeking access to places they have no right to enter.  Trans identified males  want access to women only spaces and that includes  lesbian spaces. Trans identified women want access to gay male spaces. Follow the link  https://gigglecrowdfund.com/ to donate and assist  Sall’s  important effort. 


Sall Grover:-


20min9sec. “The implications for the case, like the verdict, will be felt globally by those 189 countries….this is the UK we’re talking about, and Canada…New Zealand…lots of Europe…Basically the case will be able to be cited for women to be able to get their sex based rights back in those countries as well”


20min47sec. “If we lose, womens’ rights cease to exist in international law, that’s what’s at stake” 


23min42sec “I actually think Australia is the most captured country in the world”


24min. New Zealand is “on the right track at least” with the new government


25min7sec “I’m being taken to court for knowing that a man is a man” 


26min30sec “Once upon a time humans actually didn’t know what shape the planet was but even then they knew the difference between male and female, they knew it was 2 sexes and no-one could change sex. It is the most fundamental thing that we know and that’s why it is so dangerous and terrifying and that’s why it’s just destabilising all of society. Because if you are forcing people to believe that males are females and females can be males, what else can they get you to believe?…if you give up such a blatant bit of truth you’ll never get it back”


32min20sec “gender ideology is incredibly homophobic.It’s misogynistic and it’s very, very homophobic….I’m really fearful of basically the LGB community being  held responsible for this when it’s not their fault.”


33min10sec. Peter: “the established kind of gay movement here, I mean all publications, have fully taken all of this on it seems to me” Sall: “I think that there was just a lot of professional activists who after marriage was passed they had nothing left to do”


33min50sec. “There’s a  lot of money in gender ideology, lots of it, because it’s pharmaceutical based”


34min $500,000 cost to start fighting the case.


37min25sec “we’re literally putting in all of this effort and fighting this and it’s so hard for something that is so  obvious. Like, the person taking me to court is a man. He can think whatever he wants about himself but objectively, speaking of fact and evidence, he is an adult human male”

Above Left:  Andy Ngo  talks with Avi Yemeni on Rebel News Australia 8 Nov 2023 about   the useful idiot rainbow collective's deranged support for Hamas. 

Above: “The Australian” report on 5 Jan 2024. Woke captured Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras unsurprisingly sides with aggressively homophobic and genocidal Hamas terrorists in a public statement. 

Kerryn Phelps : “The statement was silent on the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7, and its ­impact on Israel, and on the Australian Jewish community. They only spoke of violence in Gaza....There was no statement about Hamas, or the treatment of the LGBT+ community in Gaza, or in Palestinian culture.... I have yet to see a statement from Sydney Mardi Gras about life for LGBTIQ people in Iran, or Saudi Arabia, or Yemen or ­Afghanistan....Realistically, there can be no lasting ceasefire unless all hostages are safely returned, and Hamas is disarmed.....They are advocating for a culture where they would not last five minutes as an out and proud gay or lesbian person. The Israeli gay and lesbian community, by contrast, has the support of their government and culture..."


Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council executive director Colin Rubenstein: “the committee’s apparent failure to realise that calling for an immediate ceasefire will ensure Hamas survives and allow it to repeat the appalling mass rapes, torture, murders and kidnappings ‘again and again’ as it has promised to do, inflicting its brutality not only on Israelis but also ensuring continuing misery for Gaza’s civilians”

Above: Report in “The Australian” on 5 March 2024. Commenting on the most bizarre of the “Social Justice” cult movements, the one someone amusingly and quite fairly labelled “Chickens for KFC”. 

Mike Kelly & Anthony Bergin: 

““As a queer person I feel that it’s our responsibility to express support and solidarity here at Mardi Gras with Palestinians resisting the settler-colonial Zionist entity and its genocidal violence,” a Queers in Solidarity with Palestinian Resistance member said. “

“The position taken by such Pride in Protest groups is incomprehensible. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa homosexuality is outlawed, directly or through offences described vaguely as debauchery or indecency.”


“Islamic State celebrated its execution of homosexuals by throwing them from rooftops to amplify suffering. It saved bullets.

….This technique has been preferred by Hamas in Gaza, but it also has resorted to beheadings and shootings.”


“Israel, on the other hand, has the most progressive attitude towards LGBTIQA+ communities in the Middle East…..They’re protected by anti-discrimination laws. They have adoption and same-sex inheritance rights. Israel recognises same-sex marriages. It has allowed gay people to serve in the military since 1993. There’s a large annual gay pride march in Tel Aviv, drawing about 300,00 people. It’s one of the largest in the world. You won’t see this anywhere else across the region.”

Above: 13 March 2024. Konstantin Kisin comments on Britain’s NHS decision on Instagram


Below: Andrew Doyle on the Triggernometry platform 30/4/24:-

 "Studies show that in the vast majority of cases, feelings of gender dysphoria in youth are resolved in puberty, so why are so many blocking the cure?"

Above: 14 March 2024 Sky News Australia opinion piece on England’s NHS decision


Douglas Murray: 47sec. “….because everybody and every age in the past did things that we are just amazed and horrified by, don’t just look at what those things were in the past but look at the things that we might be doing today that people who come after us will look at with equal bafflement and horror. And I’ve said for years that ….one thing that our own successors will look at us with just bafflement over was that people going through childhood in our societies, in our highly developed, very, very liberal democratic societies, children going through ordinary childhood experiences of problems with their bodies, worries about their bodies, worries about their future, were being medicalised. And secondly, that they were being medicalised with consequences they were not informed about. And in some cases because the doctors knew and didn’t think it was helpful to tell them and in other cases because the medical literature just wasn’t there. In other words, our societies were experimenting on  children with no knowledge of what would happen. Well, in recent years we have learned from proper medical studies some of the things that can happen. You mentioned the niceness of the sounding of some of these things. It’s all ‘gender affirmation’ or ‘puberty blockers’, as if you just block puberty. No, the puberty blockers that many people, many children, were given have made them infertile for life. In other words, they made some kind of uninformed, half informed, child decision. We don’t allow children to choose to smoke or to drink alcohol or to get a tattoo, but they were allowed, and sometimes encouraged, to go on a pathway which had irreversible changes on their entire life” 

Left: “The Australian” report on 13 March 2024. NATASHA ROBINSON:-


"The NHS released a statement saying “we have concluded that there is not enough evidence to support the safety or clinical effectiveness of [puberty blockers] to make the treatment routinely available at this time” and announced the drugs will only be able to be prescribed as part of clinical trials."


"the Cass review found that an ideologically-driven approach at the Tavistock had essentially transplanted usual clinical governance practice and usual practices of comprehensive assessment and care, and that children were being rushed onto the drugs and placed on a medical pathway that almost invariably progressed to the later prescription of cross-sex hormones and sometimes surgery."


"There are concerns around the drugs’ impact on children’s brain development, bone mineral density, and potentially their future fertility and sexual function especially when the patients progress onto cross-sex hormones."


Delete the headline. There's no such thing as "trans kids". And loss of fertility is not merely "potential", it's guaranteed if surgeries are pursued. But maybe that was part of the mission - to sterilise children who don't fit the socially desirable model? Certainly the trans medical project has been very profitable for some "medical professionals".


We've witnessed the greatest medical and child abuse scandal in recorded history and the consequences will cost the damaged  individuals (mostly gay, lesbian or autistic) and society heavily for decades to come. Hopefully the British NHS decision will be swiftly copied by the other countries (all Euro-American?) that have been captured by by the gender cult's lies, fantasies and rabid activist demands.  No-one is "born in the wrong body" and no-one can change sex.

Left: Gender Medicine is Un-evidenced!" The Cass Review w/ Andrew Doyle | The Winston Marshall Show #014


Andrew Doyle:-

27min heterosexualising gay kids… “effectively you have a core group of NHS practitioners practising gay conversion therapy on the NHS …we’re paying for, pursuing an ideological line that mirrors the mullahs of Tehran”


33min6sec.  “a ban on trans conversion therapy is effectively mandating  gay conversion therapy”.


35min18sec. Gender identity “is a metaphysical belief”.


48min. NHS trans doctor advocates menopause for 12 year old girls.


51min45sec “Stonewall is now the biggest threat to gay rights in this country”


55min27sec “Children can’t consent to this stuff, even the  doctors at WPATH know that children cannot consent to this stuff, they just do it anyway”


1hr6min29sec. You can’t change the minds of hardcore activists… “It’s like telling someone their God doesn’t exist. A true believer is never going to believe you, and they’re going to take your denial as evidence that he does”


1hr7min “Around the world most global medical institutions are still relying on WPATH, they’re ignoring the revelations of the WPATH files. Activists within these communities will always say that these things are misrepresented, you’ve already had activists trying to debunk the Cass review, and the way they debunk it is actually just to call anyone a bigot who takes it seriously”


1hr8min40sec.”I can’t go along with a lie if I know it’s a lie….there were too many people getting hurt” 

Left: 5 Oct 2023: email exchange with a suspected trans activist attempting to gain entry to the Bodyworks club. The last time this happened it was a set-up by the Otago University “Critic”.  “Trans-men” are women, and no amount of government and  medically assisted body  mutilation  they engage in  can change that fact. 

16 Feb 2024

Trans cult members in Dunedin launch   another attack  against us

Right: 16 Feb 2024. “Your ex” does a hit piece on this business for rejecting the trans cult’s attempt to invade our space and enforce its barking mad ideological  viewpoint on us. 

Communication received from Oliver Hall at  the “your ex UNAPOLOGETICALLY QUEER” magazine  on 16 Feb 2024:-


“As New Zealand's national LGBTQ+ media, a number of readers have contacted us about your website. 

The home page is dedicated to a lot of messaging they believe is anti-trans.

Please could you clarify the following for me with answers you are happy for me to quote on our website:

1) Does Bodyworx still operate as a gay sauna in Dunedin?

2) Why does Bodyworx website feature so much messaging that seems unconnected to your business?

3) Does Bodyworx still welcome customers who don't agree with the views expressed on your website?

Thank you in advance for providing this clarification.”


MY RESPONSE:-

Hi Oliver,


Bodyworks is a club  accommodated within an art and social space called Space4u. The art space is the priority here, and the art does not shy away from political and philosophical themes and issues. The Bodyworks club is aimed at  gay and bisexual men, strictly biological males. It does not support individuals or groups that identify with the trans movement because  that movement is pushing a socially damaging  ideology that conflicts with the rights of gay men, lesbians (and most other women). Sex its binary and cannot be changed, people who attempt to present themselves as the opposite sex in order to gain access to spaces where they do not belong are attempting  an act of deception.  Most seriously the ideology that embraces “trans” has  captured the education and medical  systems and  it is indoctrinating  a generation of children with fanciful ideas that are pushing some of them towards physically damaging and futile medical interventions. Gay and lesbian children are highly likely to be the victims, mutilated, sterilised and medicalised for life in the name of “gender affirming care” (something similar happens to outed gay men in Iran in the name of Islam). 


The Bodyworks club does operate as a gay sauna for the limited times listed on the website but it is never just a gay sauna - there has always been the desire for it to be more than that and opportunities are promoted on the website and within the venue. The venue Space4u is available for private hire to men and women as individuals  and within small groups, but times are limited and I have no desire to support individuals or groups harbouring values that  conflict with LGB. The “TQ+” can go elsewhere and there is a bar fairly close by where they do go and it seems very happy to accommodate them and a Palestinian/Hamas flag.


All information on the Bodyworks website is relevant to the interests and rights of LGB by references to podcasts and other material. I’ve recently elected to visibly support Israel over Hamas  because nearby businesses are displaying Palestinian (Hamas) flags which is offensive to Jewish people and should be offensive to gay people - Hamas and its allies would kill us all without hesitation. I don’t quiz people at the door about their political values but if they don’t like what they see on the website they are sure to be “triggered" by messaging in the venue.  People can and do ignore  messaging and posters but I like to think at least a few will be inspired towards further  thinking and conversation.  


Regards,

Mark. 

Right: Feb 2024. Recent Google “reviews” and my response.  I have judged the “reviews” to be fake and  attempts by “trans allies”/activists  to downscore the business by exploiting the Google review system which does not require any evidence for the “reviewer” ever having set foot in the business space. 


Right: email from someone triggered by the February 2024 story in “YourEx”.

Below: Helen Joyce in conversation with Richard Dawkins on YouTube 30 July 2023

Below Left: Brilliant Helen Joyce in conversation with Peter Boghossian on YouTube on the 4 July 2023.

2min45sec. “I’m saying that there are 2 sexes, that humans are mammalian, that those 2 sexes are evolved categories and that in no mammal can somebody change from one of those categories to the other, and that that is sometimes socially consequential” 


3min23sec. “A woman is not a castrated man”


3min35sec. “There is nothing a man can do to turn himself into a woman”


7min20sec.  “I don’t care about trans people in female spaces, I care about male people in female spaces…..I object to trans identified men using female spaces because they’re male. I don’t care how people identify, I’m not religious, I don’t care about other people’s religions, I don’t care about other people’s beliefs, they can believe what they think about themselves as long as they don’t impact on other people”


9min20sec. “The language in this is all intended to confuse people…they don’t want you to know what you’re talking about….and I think that a lot of people are basically Cartesian dualists even if they don’t call themselves that…a lot of people think that pink brains and blue brains are what make you a man or a woman and so I guess if you think that, it’s possible for a woman to be mentally so atypical that you should reclassify her as a man or vice versa”


10min. “there’s an awful lot of ‘be kind’ about it. There’s an awful lot of, sort of, that it’s very mean to say that people are something when they don’t want you to say it”


12min25sec. “It’s a very linguistic movement, it’s a movement  that believes that language is real and reality isn’t….and that language can redefine reality”


13min34sec. You can’t change sex with any amount of surgery…”the  sexes are reproductive strategies in  effect, they’re evolved categories…it goes back literally more than a billion years that there are 2 sexes, and the question of your reproductive strategy, the reproductive strategy of an individual, in mammals, it shapes everything…so everything about your body, everything about your individual self,  is literally hundreds of millions of years of evolution shaping an individual who has one reproductive strategy”


15min30sec. “To turn a man into a woman is something you’d have to do at the cellular level….every cell is male or female in the male or female body of a mammal”


16min35sec. “Very clever people can lie to themselves sometimes more impressively than not very clever people”


“Humans like believing things, and we like believing counterfactual things, they’re more interesting”


17min58sec.  “people can believe remarkably ignorant things because they’re never challenged on it, they’re in an epistemic bubble…we’re also used to believing 6 impossible thinks before breakfast…I think a lot of people have just got very used to believing things that are obviously nonsense but they’re actually true, and so then along comes something that genuinely is nonsense and they’re, like, well you know, I’m told nonsense things all the time ”


20min “there’s all sorts of people who believe very counterfactual things, and I mean, once you’ve exerted significant effort in believing something you don’t want to necessarily row back”


21min20sec “Quite a lot of women who are in sporting organisations have gone for trans-inclusion ….I think it’s because it’s painful for women to recognise that we’re physically weaker…it’s not nice having to say, look, I’ve got to keep men out of here because men are bigger and stronger than me and more violent, it’s more fun to believe that they’re the same”


28min20sec. Peter Boghossian: “the vast majority of the skeptical and atheist movement are now woke and it’s been causing a lot of people who formerly considered themselves new atheists to take a step back and think, oh my gosh, maybe I was wrong, maybe people really do need this because if they don’t have this they go to crazy town, they just believe things even far more out there than someone walking water”


29min45sec. Medical motivations ….Helen: “Doctors are a bit prone to playing God” 


31min. “If there’s one thing we’ve got to do it’s to try to do the really hard thing of lowering the cost of speaking freely. And that’s not easy and it’s something that every generation has to fight again”


33min “we’re evolved creatures and our brains are capable of remarkable feats of logic and intelligence but we didn’t evolve exactly to be logical, we evolved to survive and reproduce and, you know, have kids who survived to reproduce and so  on.  And sometimes it’s good to believe counterfactual things, for example, when your tribe believes counterfactual things you may get cast out if you don’t believe them. And in that tribal setting, like, if you are in a tribe of 100 to 200 people living with no rule of law in the rainforest or something like that, being cast out is death. So it’s much much better to believe what your tribe believes than it is to be the person who says hang on, this isn’t right”


33min40sec. “We’re seeing an evolved capacity which is to believe nonsense when that’s socially desirable nonsense” 


34min20sec. Why are so many “skeptics” embracing the nonsense? Helen Joyce: “Don’t you think that they were never skeptics? They were in it as a movement, as a group, it was their tribe, they were tribal and this was their tribe. And that’s a very upsetting realisation …the groups that I thought I was in …I thought that we were motivated by the same sorts of things and it turned out that no, we were just coincidental briefly”


36min. “If you know why you get out of bed every day it’s very hard to knock you off course. So if you look at all these organisations like the ACLU and the HIC and Stonewall they have not just wandered off course, they have reversed 180 degrees , they’re literally working in the opposite direction. Like the ant-censorship groups are pro-censorship, the gay rights groups are homophobic, the feminist groups are anti-woman ….”


37min55sec. “I cannot bear people talking bullshit, and that’s why I get up every day”


39min33sec.. Referring to work by Jonathan Haidt....“We’re making mental disorder…we’re in an obesogenic environment, like everything just makes us fat, we’re in a mental health crisis creating  environment…it’s like anti-CBT…we are making people who are fragile, we’re encouraging people to think poorly ”

 

42min45sec. “I don’t believe there’s any actual instance of trans….. it’s a culture bound syndrome”


47min.The push for trans affirmation is effectively gay conversion therapy.


57min. A woman angrily demands acceptance of trans women in sport. The trans movement is not evidence based, it’s a moral thing.


1hr2min30sec. Helen Joyce: “Sadly, we’re experiencing  a mass delusion moment in human society….it’s an American culture bound syndrome, it has spread world-wide in a way that no culture bound syndrome has ever been able to do before because of social media. It’s getting passed from child to child, that was again something that didn’t happen before…we’re seeing the worst mass delusion and spread of a culture bound syndrome that the world has ever seen. It’s on something very fundamental which is the type of species we are, namely mammalian with 2 sexes, it’s extremely harmful to children, to women, to gay people, don’t think it’s great for men either because it’s so anti-reality, and so of course you’ve got to stand up and fight it if you see this. But it’s ridiculous…I’ve never had to counter so many stupid things in my life” 


1hr7min40sec.The people who have transed their children will never back down….”this  is  the worst worst social contagion that we’ve ever experienced , a lot of people have done the worst thing that you could do, which is to harm their children irrevocably because of it. Those people will have to believe that they did the right thing for the rest of their lives for their own sanity and for their own self-respect. So they’ll still be fighting, and each one of those people destroys entire organisations and entire friendship groups…they’ve sold their child a bill of goods that they can’t deliver on…those people are going to be the people who will keep this bloody movement going…..it’s a fight to the death as far as they’re concerned”

Above Right: Wise words from Douglas Murray on Sky New Australia YouTube 21 June 2023:

1min50sec.  Douglas Murray: “A fallacy which is being propagated by gender ideologues and is doing profound damage to gay people among others in our society as well as women…. a poll that just got published in the United States showed that among the general population support for gay marriage has been starting to decline in the last year. Why is that? It’s because the arguments that actually brought about  liberal rights for all minorities in the last few decades have started to get turned on their head and turned against people. What is the source of that? It is the gender ideology movement. What is the trip wire for the general public? It is children. It is people learning that their children are being taught nonsensical things. It is being seen by the wider public, most of whom are heterosexual and don’t need to identify as CIS or anything else, it is being seen from that vantage point as the LGBTQIAplus movement losing control of itself. And so a backlash is starting, and the backlash is coming because people are lying to children and are using children for medical experiments. There’s nothing funny about that, there’s nothing that should cause levity in that, it should be treated by adults seriously.”

Above: Abbreviated version of the conversation between Jordan Peterson in  with Kelly-Jay Keen on YouTube 4 August 2023.  Full version on Spotify & DailyWire. 

Above: “Moving the Needle on Gender Ideology (Billboard Chris, Andy Ngo, Savanah Hernandez, & more)” on Peter Boghossian’s YouTube channel 31 May 2023.


Start: Billboard Chris: “There are 2 sexes, no genders, and infinite personalities” 


40min28sec.  Billboard Chris shares a Trans cult video from Boston Children’s Hospital: Jeremy Carswelll MD claims  that trans identity may be revealed in a child  by  …”actions like refusing to get a hair cut, or standing to urinate, refusing to stand to urinate, trying on sibling’s clothing, playing with the quote opposite gender toys, things like that”


45min17sec. Billboard Chris: “We’re not dealing with a million evil people pushing this, we’re dealing with a million uninformed people pushing this”


50min. Billboard Chris:  “if you look at the most recent study you followed 139 boys from when they were 5 all the way to the 20’s, 87.8 % of them grew out of it, 63.6% grew up to be gay” 


54min You can say that adults can do whatever they want with their own bodies but that doesn’t mean doctors are just order takers, Doctors have sworn an oath to first do no harm and you never go first to the most invasive procedure, they should be screening for trauma and abuse, which is very common, and they should be treating these underlying mental health co-morbidities first, but instead they’re just order takers”


56min31. Children and consent issues in the absence of long term information on the “affirming” medical approach.  Chris: ”How can they give informed consent? It’s impossible. But we’re asking children who still believe in magical thinking that a big red fat man flies across the sky and drops presents under their tree, we expect them to be able to make these decisions about permanent infertility, about not being able to have a family, reducing your dating pool to zero, never having intimacy, never going to be able to have an orgasm. We expect a 10 yr old boy to be able to make a decision that he can never have an orgasm?”  


57min16sec. Chris: “None of the boys who started on puberty blockers at ten or stage two, which is like 10 or 11 years old, none of them, literally zero as adults have ever had an orgasm” 


59min. The Jazz Jennings tale. “He’s never had an orgasm, he’s in his 20’s now. He gained 100 pounds, he’s like 300 pounds , so he’s got that going for him now, ….they affirmed a mental illness, they affirmed delusion and when you affirm a delusion in a 4yr old, which is what he was, well it continues on”


1hr20min53sec. Chris: “they’re messing with our kids”


1hr27min 45sec. Peter Boghossian: “‘You’re on the wrong side of history’, has someone said that to you?” Chris: “Of course….it’s just a ridiculous statement….I know I’m on the right side of history because, as I said before, there’s no right way to be a boy or girl. Our kids are beautiful just as they are. What are we doing sterilising children? We’re sterilising kids and cutting off their body parts and people …say I’’m on the wrong side of history? What, the right side of history is sterilising kids, creating an-orgasmic lifelong pharmaceutical patients where boys have to dilate their neo-vagina for the rest of their life, that’s the right side of history? Not a chance. This is the most insane cult possibly in the history of the world. I’ve gone back in the history of humanity and I’ve thought what have we done to kids that’s more crazy than this? We think we’re this advanced society because we have all this technology. Psychologically we’re the same, we’re like cavemen still. Look at the things we do to people….The same psychological things that have affected entire populations are happening again today. The human mind is very weak psychologically. We’re easily manipulated, we’re easily swayed, we’re prone to cults, we’re prone to group think and mass psychoses, and this is just another one. But our kids are beautiful just the way they are. Now we’re going to take an effeminate boy and say he needs to get his penis cut off? Come on, there’s no argument there”

Peter Boghossian: “Yes, I am incredibly fortunate, I have 2 kids, they’re both gay, and I’m incredibly fortunate that my son was not subjected to this, he just missed the wave”

 

Above:  GB News 23 August 2023.  “Megyn Kelly BLASTS Biden’s trans health secretary over bizarre gender clinic demand | ‘He’s a man!’”


Biden administration’s Man-in-a-Dress, “Rachel” Levine, praises a clinic in Hawaii for referring to  biological women as “egg carriers” rather than women for the sake of “inclusivity”. Megyn Kelly, inspired by her conversation  with Kellie-Jay Keen, is dropping the polite fake pronoun use after realising it is  a gateway to losing rights and spaces for women. 


4min29sec. “Rachel Levine is a man and he will not tell me how to refer to men posing as women trying to get into our spaces or men posing as women trying to pretend that they can have babies. I will decide for myself what that language is and I will stick to actual reality because the more I engage in taking that drug, right, that pronoun drug, the gateway drug, the less powerful my argument is, the less safe my daughter is and I am and my fellow women are, and until we find our strength and our willingness to speak out on this we’re going to keep losing”

13/10/23.  The  Thursday afternoon session  has not received adequate support so has been deleted. No change for Friday  to Sunday hours.  Public Holiday Mondays 2pm to 7pm unless otherwise stated in this news column. 


12 Nov 2022. Hours of operation will expand for a few months (subject to support) with a resumption of a Thursday afternoon session for the Bodyworks club 2pm to 7pm. Private hire available Thursday evening after 7pm and  most days with reasonable notice.


15 March 2022. The business is receiving enough support to stay open past March 31 and into another financial year. I will continue to monitor the COVID situation and hope for the best, but the hours of operation  will remain limited to the weekend until further notice. 


17 Feb 2022. Hours of operation will change after Feb 17 as I have another short term job starting Feb 18. Bodyworks club operation will be limited to weekends  subject to the state of the COVID panic, with normal weekend hours apart from Friday which will start an hour later at 8pm. Spa pool won’t be available Fridays after Feb 18 (sauna will be available). Spa & sauna available Saturdays & Sundays.


In view of the COVID panic with an Omicron wave expected to last a few  months and the Allbell hotel project still an active plan I anticipate closing the business with the end of this financial year March 31. If so, the last Bodyworks session will be Sunday March 27. However, if anyone has a practical business plan (it will need to cover basic expenses of at least $500pw) for funding continued business operation beyond March, you should discuss it with me soon. My suggestion: if 8 people are willing to pay $40 per week, every week,  for weekend only use, and if they are  content to be mostly with each other  (we’re not likely to see much in the way of casual visitors during the peak period of COVID panic)   I’d be willing to cover the rest of the expenses while I have other employment.


Failing that, most assets here are offered for sale and expressions of interest invited.


24 Jan 2022. We’ll operate for as long as possible during the Omicron panic.  Please be prepared to scan the QR code at reception and show a vaccine pass. If you have any symptoms of a cold or flu please stay away and get checked. Patrons are not required to wear face coverings at indoor pool facilities. If you care enough to support the business through this time but have concerns about mingling with strangers you can still help via  the private hire option and if enough people do that (and buy the artwork on display here) we might still have a viable business after the Omicron wave passes.


4 April 2021. The group meeting to discuss business relocation options will be here on Sunday April 11 at 7pm. Everyone with ideas to share is welcome to attend. 


28 Feb 2021. Another Level 2 restriction has been imposed on us today for a week. Normal business routine here but you will need to scan the official code poster or sign a register. Plenty of hand sanitiser stations in the venue, and make good use of shower facilities. Team up with friends and take advantage of private hire times  for extra personal safety and to help maintain business viability. 


26 Feb 2021. A student asked  me tonight how to exit the building without being noticed, fearful he might be seen by “friends” who would  tease him. Suppressing a world weary sigh my impulsive response born of 40 years experience and observations relating to gay and bisexual men as a  gay male “out” since the early ’80’s was “man-up” …. no 20 year old should have such concerns today, near enough 40 years after law reform in NZ, most people don’t care, anyone who does harbour prejudice against you isn’t worth knowing, and any “friend” who mocks you for your sexual orientation  is no friend.


If my 9 years of owning this business is to have any value it will not come from having provided a “safe, discreet venue” that despite all efforts to promote community values more often just seems to enable  men with specific sexual inclinations to indulge irresistible  fantasies that leave them burdened with guilt or fuel obsessive tendencies. Value for me and the wider society will only be evident if  I have inspired at least a few of my customers over that time to live visibly, honestly  and confidently as gay or bisexual men and to do so with respect for their own health and the health of those they intimately engage with. 


We all need to do some self analysis and the earlier  that happens in your life the better. Learn to  know and accept yourself while recognising   any challenges to your well being that emerge from that self analysis and finding ways to manage those challenges  intelligently. 


Walk with confidence and courage in life, maintain a sense of humour and choose your friends wisely. Most people will respect you if you are seen to  respect yourself.  So long as you  are not harming yourself or anyone else why should anyone care how you live your life? Most people value and  respect strength of character.  No-one  respects people who work to deceive friends and family for selfish motives, and have no doubt those who lurk in the shadows of the internet or parks and public toilets while trying to fake their way through life to conceal a fundamental  emotional/sexual  need will be branded as  selfish cowards.

 

You don’t need to march in “Pride” parades, you don’t need to wave a rainbow flag or be confrontational in social interactions and you absolutely  must not  be dismissive of “heteronormativity”  as some on the “woke” & “LGBTQ+” bandwagon  are becoming.  Just  live your life honestly, be kind and compassionate, as generous as you can be,  but don’t let anyone use you as a door mat. Stand up for yourself when you need to, be the best person you can be and contribute what you can to making the world a better place for future generations. 


And maybe read something by  Jordan Peterson and certainly Douglas Murray’s “Madness of Crowds”. 


21 Sept 2020. Back to Level 1 restrictions from tomorrow means a resumption of the usual activities here. Enjoy it while it lasts and step up your spending here to help improve business viability so we can survive the next round of Level 2 restrictions.


21 Sept 2020.  The Mixed Entertainment evening planned for Saturday night Sept 26 will proceed from 7pm, no entries after 11pm, plan to finish the evening by midnight. This is not a Bodyworks club event so anyone over 18 may attend: male & female, straight,  gay,  bi, swingers etc looking for social/sexual opportunities, $25 solo entry, $20 pp for a couple.10 Sept 2020. With no end in sight to the Level 2 operating restriction and no further wage subsidies being offered you are reminded that this business is now entirely dependent on your patronage. Those of you who signed up for membership are especially reminded of  your weekly $20 commitment during  this time. Everyone  who wants access to these facilities beyond September needs to demonstrate their support, generosity and cooperative capacity now during this most difficult of times. Your options to be supportive are, as usual, to attend the Bodyworks club during its stated hours of operation, or book a private hire session during those hours of possibility, or book a hot stone massage, or buy one of  Mark’s paintings on exhibition here or at nearby Gallery De Novo. As always, if you do find it quiet during your visit  complimentary relaxation massage is available on request. 


 30 August 2020. After some research I have learn’t the government we unquestionably trust to maintain our national border & quarantine security apparently thinks the sex industry deserves some special leniency during the Level 2 restriction, presumably on the grounds education and the measure of control available in brick and mortar venues is preferable to the complete absence of control measures in the local shrubbery & sand dunes. So with that in mind, and in the absence of further wage subsidies, the Bodyworks club can resume  its normal hours & function supporting the noble cause of male bonding  this week subject to customer patronage   and with some common sense rules in place: please stay at home if you have any flu like symptoms, you will not be permitted entry  with sniffles, sneezing, coughing or any other potential COVID-19 warning light.  Please download the COVID tracing app to your phone  & scan the poster on arrival or provide your name & phone number for the tracing register. The venue will be cleaned for you as required and extra hand sanitiser provided as well as COVID specific advisory signs for your reading pleasure,  but those of you who arrive during the course of  any day’s session will be viewed as a “bubble group” with shared goals as well as an understanding and acceptance of the risks involved with the physical intimacy you feel you need. 


For the handful of people who have supported the more demonstrably sociable  private hire routine please continue to do so, but the hours of opportunity for that are back to normal. Just plan ahead a bit, phone or email a booking  and you can be accommodated.  


26 August 2020. The "mixed entertainment evening" planned for Saturday night August 29 cannot proceed as a random drop-in event under the COVID Level 2 restriction, so at this late stage, since  people aren't approaching me as an organised group,  it will have to be cancelled and we'll pencil in  another attempt on September 26, COVID restrictions permitting. It would be very helpful if those of you who are keen for this sort of event (or any other group activity) could approach me with a group booking and a plan to arrive at the venue at an agreed time  as a "group bubble", that way  it could proceed even under the Level 2 restriction. Some cooperation is needed here and would be greatly appreciated - "you help me and I'll help you".


23 August 2020.  A reminder: The venue continues to be  operational on demand during the Level 2 restriction but your financial contribution is required to cover rent and other expenses here. If you value this business in any of its forms your community spirit and dollars are needed: those of you who signed on for membership please continue to make use of the venue and pay your weekly membership fee. Those of you who have been regular customers who claim to enjoy the sauna and spa pool make an appointment to use those facilities - they are available on demand. The pool is operated every day to maintain heat and is normally ready for use  by 6pm but earlier or later times can be arranged. Enjoy a relaxing hour or two alone, take advantage of a half hour relaxation massage if that appeals, bring a friend if you want more intimate company, bring a group if you want to be extra helpful with the financial contribution. 


12 August 2020. COVID level 2 restrictions have resumed, so private hire only during this period. Solo $25, OR couple $20pp, OR Group $15 pp  for up to 2hrs. You can still use it any way you like but you MUST either scan the COVID tracing poster or sign a COVID tracing register. Spa & sauna available with at least 2hrs notice, email, phone or txt. So plan a date or social gathering and show your support for this venue as we head into another period of financial stress.  Any day from about middy to 11pm can usually be available.


27 July 2020.  Following the good support for the mixed  entertainment evening last Saturday another is scheduled for the Space4u private hire session of Saturday August 29. While this is not a Bodyworks club event it may be of interest to some Bodyworks customers. All men & women welcome. Clothing optional, pool, spa, rooms private & public. No alcohol, no smoking. Next event Saturday August 29. Individuals may attend for $25, couples for $20 pp. If you wish to attend both the club session on Saturday afternoon and this evening event you may do so for an additional $10.


12 July 2020. A mixed couples evening is scheduled for the Space4u private hire session of Saturday July 25. While this is not a Bodyworks club event it may be of interest to some Bodyworks customers. Individuals may attend for $25, couples for $20 pp. If you wish to attend both the club session on Saturday afternoon and this evening event you may do so for an additional $10.


8/6/20. COVID Alert Level 1 commences tomorrow allowing some normality to return for this & most other businesss operations. A big thank you to the 6 regular club users & members who came in to utilise the private hire offer through level 2 and a thank you also to the 6 other people who supported the venue during that time. Bodyworks hours will be reduced in recognition of the need to encourage more of those "other" people with private hire opportunities and to reflect the sessions best supported by club users before the COVID lockdown.


12/5/20. Alert Level 2 starts this Thursday May 14. As expected private hire will be the only option for this period for either one person or one couple per booking. This is not about profitiability, it's about surviving through to Alert Level 1 which hopefully is only a few weeks off. Those of you who value the spa pool and sauna, now is another good time to step forward, make a booking and help cover the venue operating costs.


22/4/20. Thinking ahead: for those whose primary interest here is use of spa and sauna, and for those who want to support a small community venue, we should have limited abilty to re-open when the COVID alert drops to Level 2. At this stage the plan will be to operate the spa pool, sauna, gym etc on demand on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays via private bookings (phone, txt or email in advance) for solo users ($25) and couples ($40) with a 1.5hr time limit. Casual drop-in group sessions are unlikely to be permissible until the alert level drops to 1. To comply with government rules for COVID infection traceability anyone visiting during Alert Level 2 will need to supply contact details. Existing and new memberships will enable 3 visits during a calendar week for $30. 


Note the landline service & eftpos facilities have been disconnected to reduce espenses during this period of difficulty but a cell phone number is now available for text messaging (and voice calls if you need that option). All financial transactions will be through cash or internet banking until further notice.


25/3/20. The venue is now closed for the national COVID-19 lockdown. Hopefully we'll re-open late April in some fashion, most likely for private hire and membership.


22/3/20. Due to COVID -19 pandemic concerns we are now open only for committed members & private hire by appointment until further notice. For those of you who enjoy the spa pool and sauna your continued spport and use of these facilities is needed. Please take note of the hours available for private hire and plan ahead .


29/2/20. The long planned hotel development for Allbell Chambers remains more than 6 months away so business continues as usual. I am proposing to sell the business and/or all its removable assets to one person, or to an alliance of individuals or groups, who can relocate it to another venue. Please phone or email soon if you are interested.


11/1/20. The mixed couples night experiment will be repeated on the last Saturday of the month from 7pm to midnight. All men & women, couples & singles, will be welcome and that includes regular Bodyworks club customers happy to share the evening with women. Single entry price is the usual $25, couples get a 2 for one deal. The next opportunity will be on Jan 25. 


5/11/19. Two of our regular customers are keen to test drive a mixed couples night as a new social opportunity on Saturday Nov 30 from 7pm. All men & women, couples & singles, will be welcome and that includes regular Bodyworks club customers happy to share the evening with women. Single entry price is the usual $25, couples get a 2 for one deal. If well supported we'll do this on the last Saturday of every month. 


4/7/19. NZAF will be hosting an informal HIV 101 workshop here on Tuesday August 13 between 6pm and 7pm. Free access, all men & women welcome, limited to about 15 people, reserve a seat if you don't want to miss out - talk to Mark at reception or phone (evenings) or email the business.

9/6/19. The Tawse group is taking a winter holiday from its workshop program here with plans to resume in Spring. Bodyworks Sunday sessions will continue to start at 3:30pm. The Tawse Manor group is keen for new members so if you are interested in learning about bondage techniques (and other options) in a mixed group of men & women check their information though through FetLife or check the Tawse website http://www.tawsemanor.co.nz or email Steve at info@tawsemanor.co.nz


22/11/18. Thanks to the generosity of 5 regular customers the spa pool has been repaired & is once again available for everyone's use.


8/11/18. SPA POOL REPAIR. A new heating unit has been ordered. Those of you who expressed enthusiasm for assisting with the repair cost please contact me this week. Depending on how many of you finally commit to this the membership cost will be either $200 or $250. For that you'll immediately get 10 or 13 free club entries followed by $15 weekly pass for up to 6 months depending on lease and business conditions. If a few of you need to spread the initial membersip payment over a few weeks that should be possible.


8/10/18. Following a well attended event on 7/10/18 Tawse will continue with their workshop program on Sunday afternoons, usually from 1pm to 3pm. That means Bodyworks club Sunday sessions will start at 3:30pm until further notice.


8/10/18. Confidence in venue lease security has been confirmed so the membership proposal is good to proceed. A minimum of 10 people need to sign up for this if it is to proceed. You have 2 membership options: as an individual within Bodyworks club hours, or as part of some other group during other times. For those customers who have claimed a spa pool is essential to their visit this is your opportunity to help repair it and gain access at a considerably reduced price for 6 months. 


1/10/18. The Thursday and Saturday night experiment has gained no new support so the previous hours will resume this week.


On Sunday Oct 7 Bodyworks will have a later start at 5:30 to allow for a Tawse rope workshop between 3 & 5pm. 


11/9/18. Opportunities for individual or group private hire and massage are being expanded to Thursday & Saturday nights from 7pm starting Saturday Sept 15 for a trial period of at least 3 weeks. Use these times for solo relaxation ($25), massage ($60), a date with a friend ($12 each), a group of friends or a new hook-up (all $12 per person, a time limit of 1.5hrs for individuals or groups of less than 10). Just drop by or phone or email ahead to make an appointment, sauna takes about 30min to heat up. Bodyworks sessions will close at 7pm on Thursday and Saturday nights. The purpose of this exercise is to diversify the business and increase income - Thursday & Saturday nights have been very poorly supported by Bodyworks customers for too long ("use it or lose it"). 


18/8/18. "The Sydney Morning Herald" for August 17 reported ("Pleas for safe sex as multi-drug-resistant bacterial infection spreads") on another antibiotic resistance issue of relevance to gay and bisexual men. "Shigella is a highly contagious bacteria spread throughinfected faecal matter, which means that while anyone can contract it, it tends to be far more easily transmitted through the sexual practices of gay and bisexual men; and use of condoms alone may be ineffective. Nicolas Parkhill, chief executive of LGBTI health organisation ACON, said infection takes place when tiny particles of contaminated faeces enter the mouth." Rimming or allowing contaminated hands/other objects to enter your mouth are the activities to avoid.


19/7/18. Space4u will participate in the annual OUSA Gallery Crawl on Thursday August 9 from 6pm to 10pm so the Bodyworks club routine will stop at 5:30pm on that day. 


7/7/18. "Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic": "Sydney Morning Herald " online 4/7/18, just two quotes here, "An international 2016 study of men who have sex with men found the chances of contracting chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis were increased 11, 24, and 44-fold respectively in PrEP users" ... "While most STIs are treatable, many place individuals at high risk of complications that can be life-threatening. Diagnosis and treatment of STIs also places a considerable financial burden on the public purse and contributes to an insidious rise in antibiotic resistance" . A full print-out of the report is available for you to read on your next visit to this venue. PrEP is a back-up, not a replacement, for condoms. If we don't take better responsibility for our sexual health the Public Health system will be forced to harden its attitude towards us. 


22/6/18. Winter has arrived early, there's no better place to be in this city than in the sauna when it's icy outside - all are welcome to take advantage of the $12 "by appointment" option for sauna use, make a private date of it if you want and head to a room after your heat-up. Available most Mondays through to 11pm, Tuesday & Wednesday through to 7pm, and other days around lunch time or Bodyworks club closing times. Phone or email - the sauna needs about 30 minutes to heat up. This is your community space, please support it. 


30/4/18. Spa pool repair: Those of you who want the spa pool repaired, or any other improvements, need to demonstrate better support for the venue. The venue is, above all else, a community space and it can only exist with community support. So bring you friends, take advanatge of opportunities within and/or outside the Bodyworks club routine, buy art work .... the more you spend, the more you use the place, the more we can achieve. 


17/3/18. If you are a serious massage enthusiast and want to practise giving as well as receiving relaxation, sensual or other massage styles email or phone or ask at reception. No sexual expectations or pressures, management of sexual impulses can be a part of the process, the goal is total relaxation and improved body awareness through touch. Male only, clothing optional (nudity encouraged), $12 includes towels (to lie on), shower, oil. 1 professional table available (bring your own if you like), 2 floor mats and one trained practitioner to guide. Limit 6 men. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


7/3/18. Fringe Festival starts this week. Two events affect Bodyworks customers: On Sunday March 11 Bodyworks will close at 7pm, Fringe Festival exhibition starts 8pm & closes 10pm. On Friday March 16 Bodyworks will open at 7pm for its normal evening shift. The Fringe Festival exhibition opens at midday and finishes at 6pm on that day. Remember, those of you who appreciate Mark's paintings are welcome & encouraged to attend any of the exhibitions here.


1/3/18. This business is now for sale as I want to move on & focus on other projects, email or phone for viewing appointment and negotiation


24/2/18. Your support is again requested and required as winter approaches and expenses rise. Community spirited people are wanted & needed. We cannot live satisfactorily or defend ourselves as lone wolves, we need to cultivate strong friendships far more than we need to chalk up sexual conquests. Note the social opportunities Space4u offers you beyond the sex club routine and take advantage of them.

20/8/17. If you are a serious massage enthusiast and want to practise giving as well as receiving relaxation, hot stone or safe sensual (not sex) massage email or phone us or ask at reception the next time you visit. Sunday afternoon is the easiest opportunity during the relaxation spa session between midday and 3pm. $15 includes a Bodyworks club OR Relaxation Spa entry within one week.

1/8/17. The annual City Gallery Crawl organised by OUSA for Art Week is happening on Thursday August 17 - Space4u will participate from 6pm to 10pm with the theme “Inspiration, Idealism & Compromise”. This means the Bodyworks session starting at 2pm will finish at 5:30pm on Thursday Aug 17.


9/7/17. A sexual health reminder: media reports over the past week have warned us of the spread of drug resistant Gonorrhoea: we must use condoms for both anal and oral sex and we must get tested for all sexually transmitted infections regularly (every 6 months is strongly recommended).


24/6/17. Winter is here, power bills are rising, your support is needed. If you are working nearby, if you are visiting Dunedin and wandering around the inner city on a cold day, Space4u offers you a chance to warm up, relax, and support a gay owned business for just $12 during the OPEN ART STUDIO & GALLERY times (see poster above - Tuesday afternoon is often also available). Come alone or bring a friend, or, better still, a group of friends. An appointment is required, at least 30min notice for the sauna, at least 1.5hrs notice for the spa pool. Bring your own DVD entertainment if you want. These are strictly non-sexual times, open to the general public, including women, so bring swimwear. However, YOU CAN ARRANGE PRIVATE USE of the facility during these times: $25 for one person for 1hr, or $12 for 2 or more people for 1hr (further discounts negotiable for groups).


28/5/17. A recent phone enquiry provokes me to highlight this point: BODYWORKS IS NOT A CRUISE CLUB, it operates within an entertainment space. The people who enjoy the best experience are the ones who arrive with a broader entertainment plan, leave any negative emotional baggage outside, embrace the venue as their "safe place" and behave in a friendly, easy going, good humoured, sociable manner: Come for an afternoon or evening (or both with a free same day return option) and make good use of all the facilities you are paying for.


9/5/17. With the likelihood of more infections becoming resistant to antibiotics we need to take better care of ourselves and that will require modifications to our sexual behaviour. What do you really want from physical intimacy with another human being? Men too often impose porn inspired sexual performance pressures and hazards on each other when many of us just want affection and the simple pleasure of full body contact. If warm human intimacy is what you want consider registering for this SENSUAL NUDE MASSAGE GROUP OPPORTUNITY. A Monday night can be made available for 4 to 8 men, $12 each for up to 3 hrs - great for friends & couples, but if you are single & don't mind teaming up with a stranger that's OK too. The objective is SAFE sensual pleasure (no fucking or oral sex), relaxing and/or arousing but NOT a full-on sexual performance (hand assisted "happy ending" OK if desired). 3 mats and 1 table will be available in the cinema lounge, relaxation environment (ambient music, aroma therapy), with the emphasis on very safe sensuality - enhance your sense of touch & appreciation for the gift of affection, learn from others, demonstrate your best hands on body technique to others, learn or improve self restraint while giving and receiving a thoroughly pleasurable sensual massage. Register your interest at reception or phone or email space4udunedin@icloud.com


21/4/17. ATTENTION CROSS DRESSING ENTHUSIASTS: stiletto & other high heeled shoes will no longer be permitted as footwear during Bodyworks club sessions due to the floor damage they are causing. PLEASE WEAR FLAT SHOES OR NOTHING. 


14/4/17. Support Amnesty International's petition: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/chechnya-stop-abducting-and-killing-gay-men/

Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men


13/4/17 NZAF is staging a community forum at the Toast Bar, 59 Princes St Dunedin on Friday April 13 from 6pm to discuss the PrEP medication option in eliminating HIV. I am personally disappointed NZAF has chosen to ignore the Bodyworks club as an option for hosting this event. Bodyworks is the only official community space for gay men (and those who want to connect with us) in Dunedin and has served that role for decades. The supply of condoms from NZAF is important and appreciated, but we need more substantial support here to encourage healthier values within the same sex oriented men of this city. Delivering free condoms, poster campaigns and medications to us may be little better than using a garden hose to battle a house fire. The underlying problem that accelerated the spread of HIV and will do the same for other STI's is our state of mind. Those with a mission to improve and safeguard public health need to research, initiate and support activities that help to improve every individual's state of mind. We need to value our own lives and the lives of other people if we are to successfully engage in safer sexual behaviour. We need to feel part of a supportive community if we are to discourage the kind of selfish lone wolf behaviour that serves to spread disease and leads to self destructive behaviour. This cannot be achieved online, it has to happen in community spaces - and offering a comfortable community space to a wide range of minority groups has been the goal of Space4u for 6 years. I need existing customers, others in Dunedin and public health agencies to better support and contribute to the possibilities within this venue.

Meantime please do support the forum at Toast Bar on April 13 and learn what relevance PrEP may have for you.


4 /4/17. Diversity Week at Otago University. Good luck to them with that, social opportunities have been offered here with zero success, but we have to keep trying to encourage community aspirations and supportive friendships, to counter the ongoing descent into secretive web based sexual predation and sexual obsession. At this point in time, 30 years after law reform, sexual minorities may be their own worst source of oppression - young gay men I see are just as damaged as the older ones who have failed to explore, accept and sensibly manage their own desires & above all, to embrace honesty and visibility. Fearful of asserting their individuality, too many still seek to conform to a false image that measures up to the expectations of homophobic relatives and poorly chosen friends, resulting in a lifetime of self loathing, deceit, frustration, damaging behaviour and the dehumanisation of people they fleetingly use to satisfy the sexual urges they cannot resist. Instead of being a colour that enriches the whole of our lives sexuality is compartmentalised into a "dirty" hidden mental room, where guilt and fear of discovery may lead to the worst possible outcomes for the individual, his family & friends, or at least mean a life less than half lived. The Radical Faerie movement, though not ideal for my humanist taste, remains the most virtuous attempt to steer gay men away from this all too common path of slow self destruction towards the ideal of a supportive community that encourages long term caring friendships & cooperation together with good physical and emotional health. Check out the Radical Fairies NZ at http://www.radfanz.org.nz and see the Australian version at http://ozfaeries.com.


30/1/17. Another attempt to provide space for a Dunedin gay "community" social event has been ignored. If anyone wants to support this kind of opportunity in the future I remain eager to accommodate it but you'll need to approach me as a group of at least 5 and be wiling to commit with the entry fee in advance. I think it worth observing that people who would love to re-criminalise homosexuality have no trouble attracting money and passionate crowds to their hateful rants in fundamentalist churches and mosques while those of us who offer social opportunities to this population group far above and beyond the usual historic gay standard of booze fuelled fleeting, anonymous, guilty encounters in the shadows can't inspire a single attendance or even a Facebook share of the event notice. Selfishness, apathy and fear of visibility can be our downfall if we can't evolve past these weaknesses and learn the value of cooperation, long term caring friendships & strong alliances. Good luck to the Auckland Pride Festival (event promotional guides received here today) - I see no cause for such Pride in Dunedin.


19/1/17. Following a strong expression of interest from a new customer a Dunedin Gay Community Relaxation Spa evening will be supported on Monday Jan 30 from 7pm to 10pm. Note the terms on the poster on this page and in the venue and make the effort to attend if you can. Some free snack foods available, you are welcome to bring other food to share if you like.

12/12/16. A few of the regular customers will be sharing a pre-Christmas lunch on Thursday Dec 15 between 2 & 3pm during the regular nude session. Others are welcome to sample the free food they are bringing.


29/11/16. Only 1 person supported the Dunedin Gay Community social event last night in this city of over 120,000. What does this say about the state of our "community", the way we view each other (as disposable sex tools to be quickly forgotten or as potential friends, long term lovers and allies?) and what do we want, if anything, from a social event of this nature? 


27/10/16. A Dunedin Gay Community spa evening will be held on Monday Nov 28 from 7pm to 10pm, both men and women who identify with this community are welcome to attend. $12 entry, swimwear required if you want to use the spa & sauna. Some free snack foods provided. A movie or documentary of interest to this community will be screened - suggestions or contributions are welcome at least 1 week before the evening.

27/10/16. The massage group sessions have not been supported so no further opportunities will be offered.

12/10/16. The Space4u relaxation spa and gym now operates for the general public (both men & women) on Wednesday (5 - 6:30pm), Thursday (Midday - 1:30pm) and Saturday (Midday - 1:30pm) immediately prior to Bodyworks club sessions. If you really just want a spa/sauna or perhaps a gym workout in an unpressured environment you are strongly encouraged to make use of these times - entry from $10 (+ $2 towel charge if needed), strictly non-sexual, swimwear required. A yoga space will be added soon. More gym equipment may be added later this year if there is customer support. Get fit, stay fit, healthy body, healthy mind.

4/9/16. A drop in MASSAGE GROUP SESSION will be initiated this month for anyone who likes to give and receive real massage. Two fortnightly options will be available: Friday from Midday to 3pm starting September 16, and Saturday from 10am to Midday starting September 24. The cinema lounge will be laid out with 2 floor mats and a massage table, or you can use one of two private rooms if you prefer. Negotiate your preferred style, relaxation, sensual or other - but please respect the intention of these sessions is to encourage appreciation for real massage and provide those people with professional skills or ambitions with opportunities to gain experience both as practitioners and clients. You can be sure at least one person will be available to work with you, or bring your own partner. Standard $25 club entry fee applies which allows you to also attend that day's Bodyworks club session if you want. No student discount or frequent visitor rewards may be claimed on these sessions, but your attendance will count towards a frequent visitor reward if you have registered for that opportunity.


22/8/16. Bodyworks will be be taking a short break in September, starting 6pm on Saturday Sept 10 and resuming normal hours on Wednesday Sept 14. 


21/8/16. "Out & Proud" reward - a reward for honesty and openness acknowledging visibility is one of the most important means for a minority group to protect its hard won but vulnerable freedom. If you are "out" as a gay man on your PUBLICLY VISIBLE Facebook profile (showing your real name & face photo) you will be entitled to one $10 Bodyworks club entry per calendar month (use of this special offer will not count towards any other discount option). Tell the manager when you arrive - your discount will apply once your Facebook profile is verified. 


17/7/16. The annual City Gallery Crawl will include Space4u on Thursday August 18 after 5:30pm so the Bodyworks club will close at 5:00 & re-open at 8:30pm. 


15/6/16. Winter is the most expensive time to operate this facility. If you value this business in Dunedin, this is a good time to come in and demonstrate your support and enjoy some warmth on a cold day. THIS IS NOT JUST A SEX CLUB, it is a COMMUNITY SPACE and small business owned and operated by a long time openly gay man. Help me, help yourself, give substance to the term "gay community" by connecting with people, forging friendships and learning the skills of cooperation that we will need to protect our legal and human rights in the years to come. The current tendency to retreat from real world social contact to online cruising will make it a lot easier for those who object to our existence to crush the reforms of the last 40 years. Strength comes through cooperation, visibility, friendship and effort. DON'T ALLOW POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS FORCES OR YOUR OWN TIMIDITY, SELFISHNESS OR INDIFFERENCE TO FORCE HOMOSEXUALITY BACK INTO THE CLOSET. 


When you visit the club check the noticeboards, read the posters there and on this website, take advantages of the opportunities being presented by REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST and/or booking a time:

- Frequent visitor rewards

- Relaxation Massage service

- Monthly gay community social afternoon/evening

- Lunchtime relaxation spa - when you really just want a sauna/spa without the sexual pressures

- Private dates & group hire options. 


And don't forget you can buy food, lubricants, and other products when you visit the club, including art prints & original paintings. You can also commission artwork. 


9/5/16. If you've met someone online and want a safe neutral space to get together, Space4u can help you: if you don't want the company of Bodyworks customers you can use the venue during the hour before or after a club session: $25 will get 2 or you a private room for an hour plus access to showers, but you must organise this by phone during Bodyworks club hours. If you want full facilities for a private date (spa, sauna, shower, porn lounge and private room) $50 will get two of you an hour, again immediately before or after Bodyworks club hours - phone to arrange it during club hours.


For those of you who want to support & be a part of a real gay community in Dunedin register your interest at reception. A $12 spa session can be arranged for Saturday or Sunday afternoon between Midday & 1:30pm, or on a Monday evening, if there is sufficient interest. If you want to meet new people & learn to better know the ones you've already met in an environment free of sex club pressures this is your chance: USE IT OR LOSE IT. 


13/11/15. The new casual $25 entry fee is now in place (students still $16). Two discount options (not available for students) are available to reward frequent customers and you are invited to sign up for ONE of these options. Firstly, if you regularly visit more than once a week (defined as starting Monday and ending Sunday) you can pay in advance for 2 or more visits (please do so only if you are absolutely certain - no refunds) to receive $20 entries or register your intention at reception for the entry records, pay $25 for your first visit, $15 for your second and $20 for any additional visits during that week. Option 2 is for people who come about once a week: if you visit 4 times within 6 weeks your 4th visit will be just $5 (the first 3 visits will be $25 each) - be aware that if you don't register your intention for one of these options it will be assumed you are happy to pay $25 every time you visit, and the business manager humbly thanks you for your generosity. 


Also, as a reward for those people who check this website regularly there will be the occasional $15 entry offer. Use of this special offer will not count towards any other discount options. 


8/9/15. ENTRY PRICE INCREASE. To help cover planned upgrade expenses (steam room and carpet replacement) the full fee casual entry will increase to $25. Anyone planning to visit more than once during a week should take advantage of the "multi-buy" discount system that will also be introduced on Nov 3: pay for 2 or more days and you'll get $20 entries. So $40 will get you two same week entries during the stated hours of operation. However, be aware there can be no refund for an unused pre-paid entry if you simply forget about it or change your mind. Alternatively, register your interest for the entry records, pay $25 for your first visit, $15 for your second and $20 for any additional visits.

Student entry will remain $16 with ID. The frequent user reward scheme for Dunedin residents will remain.

Coffee drinkers please note the existing limited free service will be replaced with a $2 charge as I introduce a superior range of options from Sept 15.


13/5/15. A new official massage room adjoining the club will soon (hopefully early June) be available for use by customers during Bodyworks club hours ($10 table & linen hire charge). It will also be available to genuine massage practitioners & their clients by appointment at other times with a room charge of $25 per hour including professional massage table, some linen & access to showers (for access to other facilities a club entry charge will apply). When not required for massage the room will be available to Bodyworks customers.

13/5/15. OUT AND PROUD or getting there? Do you want more than the chance for a fleeting, guilty, anonymous root up the rear? Here is your chance to discover friendship, perhaps more, and become part of a supportive gay community. Starting Monday July 6 the DUNEDIN GAY COMMUNITY night will INCLUDE access to spa and sauna facilities and there will be a $12 entry charge. MEMBERSHIP to the Dunedin Gay Social Club will be required - sign up at the front desk and you will need to confirm your intention to attend by phone or email at least 2hrs before opening. This will be a strictly social night for GAY MEN - all single guys and couples who consider themselves to be part of the gay male population are encouraged to attend. If enough people support this initiative it may become a weekly event for Sunday evenings. No porn or access to sex on site rooms, just music and movies by request - and the chance to make new or reinforce existing friendships. Hours of operation will be 7pm - 10pm on the FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH (INCLUDING public holidays). Members WHO ATTEND THE MONTHLY SOCIAL EVENING will also be entitled to one discount entry ($16 full fee, or $12 student) to the Bodyworks club during the following month.

If any LESBIANS who read this want their own social night in this venue please contact Mark - a similar night can be arranged for you. 


9/5/15. HIV isn't our only health threat. Dunedin is no stranger to any sexually transmitted infection. Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and others are easily acquired through oral activities and they are increasing in the sexually active population, so whatever you are doing, whoever you are doing it with, wherever you are doing it, minimize the risk by using a condom. Be smart for yourself and everyone you play with: get a free and confidential health check, ideally every 6 months, at the Sexual Health Clinic in Dunedin Hospital, Ground Floor, Frederick St entrance, open 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, phone 470 9780 for an appointment.


12/3/15. Due to a lack of support the next and last FREE Dunedin Gay Community night will be Monday May 4 at 7pm. Free entry 6:40-7:00pm, no late admissions. If you are new to the Dunedin scene this is a good chance to check the venue out for free, watch a movie of relevance to the gay community, enjoy music and meet locals in a social environment, no porn or sexual activity.

9/1/15.NEW HOURS for FRIDAY & SUNDAY starting JANUARY 16. These two days will start at 3pm to allow for a new massage & spa service operating between midday & 2pm (see ad on this page).

The entry fee will rise to $22 from 1 January 2015. This will be necessary to fund essential renovations such as a steam room upgrade and floor covering replacement. It will be appreciated if you bring the exact fee. The student entry price will remain at $16. Other charges, conditions and rewards will not change.

You are also reminded that any extra purchases (eg food and Wet Stuff) you make during your visit will assist the renovation project.


30/7/14. Bodyworks will be closed between 5 & 8pm on Thursday July 31 allowing Space4u to participate in the annual City Gallery Crawl. Everyone is welcome to attend that event.

9/7/14. A frequent customer rewards program is now in effect for regular customers. If you visit 3 times in any week you will be entitled to a forth visit in the same week for free. You will need to register your interest with the manager.

27/3/14. REGIONAL DAYS. Every week Friday will be dedicated to an Otago region. First Friday of the month: South Otago, second Friday of the month: Central Otago, third Friday of the month: Queenstown & Wanaka Lakes district, last Friday of the month: North Otago. If you are visiting us from one of these regions this might be a good opportunity to connect with like minded guys closer to your home. Identifying arm bands can be supplied to anyone who is interested.

25/3/14. All TV's now connected to an HDMI network for sharper images and blu-ray movies.

17/12/13. A big (178cm) TV is now the focus of a "cinematic lounge", a pool table and new TV have been added to the sun lounge, new vinyl has been laid in one of the rooms, wet area steps have been improved, a few more changes will occur over the next two weeks.

13/11/13. A big (178cm) TV will be coming soon (early Dec) to the main porn lounge resulting in some layout changes. Wet area improvements are also being organised, hopefully before New Year.

26/10/13. "Uniforms on Fridays" will start on Nov 1. Not compulsory, but if you are into it, have fun with it.

22/9/13. The "Porn cruise" session on Wednesday afternoon has not been supported so will be canceled.

3/9/13. Membership proposal: For those who want to come here more than once a week, and subject to at least 100 people signing up (supplying email or phone contact details). A weekly payment of $25 and commitment renewable monthly would entitle you to at least 5 visits every week within Bodyworks club hours. The casual $20 entry option would remain for those not interested in membership.


12/9/13. Space4u will host an art exhibition open to the general public between 5:30 & 7:00pm on THURSDAY SEPT 19. This is part of the annual "White Night" "gallery crawl" through Dunedin galleries and studios. Bodyworks club will therefore close at 5pm and re-open at 7:15pm on this day.


30/8/13. A "porn cruise" session will be tested on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm starting Sept 4. Entry will be $12, with towels and shower access offered as an optional extra for $5. Spa, steam and sauna facilities will not be available but porn and rooms will be. The usual free same day re-entry will not be available to participants in this session and will be charged at $5.

20/8/13. Unfortunately the social and massage exchange opportunities have not been supported so it's just going to be business as usual Tuesday to Sunday.

The "Space4u" signage was installed last week and people are here reminded that the venue is available for hire for up to 10 people outside the Bodyworks club times for $60/hr. 


2/7/13. A name change will take effect from August 1. The venue will become "Space 4 U" and "Bodyworks" will become the "Bodyworks Gay/Bi Manspace" operating within "Space 4 U". Its current hours of operation will remain unchanged until further notice. The objective is business diversification to improve income (and Mark's sense of social purpose). The venue will be available for hire to small groups between midday & 1:30pm at a rate of $60 per hour. Relaxation & hot stone massage will also be promoted for these times through "health and beauty" advertising.

A gay men's friendship group will be initiated on the first Monday of the month starting August 5 from 8-10pm. Sex club facilities (the "dark zone") will not be available during this time. The emphasis will be on relaxation and conversation to encourage friendship and hopefully improve the sense of community within Dunedin's gay male population. Entry charge will be $12 covering use of spa, gym & sauna facilities. Individuals are encouraged to contribute their favourite music or movies on DVD.

More gym equipment has been acquired recently. People are encouraged to make good use of it. Improving your fitness is a great way to boost self esteem and physical health. 


12/6/13. A Relaxation Massage group will commence on Sunday June 30 and operate between 1 & 2pm, so if you are interested in giving AND receiving REAL massage please arrive between 12:45 & 12:50.

14/4/13. CHANGES TO HOURS OF OPERATION from April 19. 

Friday & Saturday: 2pm-Midnight

Sunday: 2pm-10pm.


As always, closing times may be later if customer numbers justify it.


8/1/13."SPACE-4-U" will offer 2 group evening opportunities once a month on Mondays (except Public Holidays) starting 14 Jan 2013 subject to bookings: "Golden Years of Hollywood Club" (Jan 14) and the "Star Trek Club" (Jan 28). These are not casual "drop in" events and will only operate if sufficient numbers book in advance. The "Golden Years of Hollywood Club" will screen classic movies mainly from the 1940's and 1950's, The "Star Trek Club" will screen Star Trek TV episodes and movies. Customer contributions welcome (discount entry available). Hours will be 7:30 to 10:30pm, with spa & sauna facilities available. Special Gay Community Entry price $16. Some free snack foods will be available. No sex club facilities. Gay men AND lesbians welcome, so bring a bathing suit.

18/12/12. "SPACE-4-U" : This is an opportunity for people who want to be a part of a gay community in Dunedin to develop new friendships and other relationships. Monday evenings will be available to any gay, lesbian or gay friendly group of 6 or more willing to book the evening - at least 1 week's notice required. Enjoy the spa and sauna, watch movies and music videos, talk to people, share interests.

A MASSAGE GROUP opportunity is being offered:-

- Do you like to give AND receive massage?
- Can you commit to a day and time a week ahead?
- Options: Tuesday or Wednesday from 5pm; Midday on Saturday or Sunday. Up to 2 hours.
- Minimum number of people: 4
- Two tables available, or bring your own, or use floor mats.
- Use a private room or share a space with the rest of the group.
- Bring a partner or team up with someone new.
- Cost: $20 includes option to stay on for the regular Bodyworks afternoon/evening session.
- Register your interest at Bodyworks reception.

RELAXATION MASSAGE. Mark will be offering relaxation and hot stone massage around midday from Thursday to Sunday, as well as Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons. So if you are keen on REAL massage please make a booking (24hrs notice appreciated). $60 for 75min includes access to spa/sauna either before/after the massage or at another time during the week (Tuesday-Sunday) of your massage. Please note this is not being offered as a sexual service (no oral action, no masturbation, no anal probing).

ART. Some of Mark's art is being offered for sale. Price includes a commission to help with the club upgrade.

FACEBOOK. Bodyworks has a space on Facebook - check it out at www.facebook.com/bodyworksnz

FOOD. A good range of snack foods, hot & cold, as well as soft drinks, are available for purchase at the bar/office. We have potato chips, Moro & Mint Bubbly bars, Mentos mints & Whittaker's dark chocolates. 

Above:  Michael Shermer’s 6 July 2022 conversation with Helen Joyce on the Trans issue. In a comment about Matt Walsh’s documentary Helen Joyce observes: “there’s a  strong connection between being very gender non-conforming in early youth and growing up to be gay…every homophobe knows that, you know if you’ve got some little boy who wants to wear his sister’s tutu and play with her barbie dolls there’s a much stronger chance that boy is going to grow up gay than a boy who isn’t doing that. Not set in stone, but it’s a stronger chance. Matt Walsh wants that boy buzz cut and out there shooting…the gender ideologues want his dick chopped  off and turned into a girl. I want him to grow up to be a happy gay man who marries whoever the fuck he likes” 

Left: James Lindsay’s “New Discourses” YouTube channel provides an in-depth analysis of the civilisational threat emerging from Postmodernism and the Critical Social Justice movement, aka “Woke”.


Above: Highly recommended books, especially those by Helen Joyce and Douglas Murray.  Their insights, clarity of writing  and disturbing revelations should be a wake-up call to us all.   We must not remain passive observers  while ideologically driven foolhardy,  malicious or plain mad   activists undermine the gains of the true Rights movements of the 20th Century.  If the Woke activists striving to force their values through the portals of  the Trans, BLM, Extinction Rebellion and similar  movements   are not effectively challenged they will wreck the foundational institutions of the Western World inviting either an extreme Right backlash from within or an authoritarian takeover from the outside.