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However, proponents of bathhouses point out that closing these facilities does not prevent people from engaging in unsafe sex. In some countries bathhouses are prohibited from selling alcohol.
In Canada, where some bathhouses serve alcohol, a bathhouse holding a liquor may be required to submit to liquor inspections, which activists claim are often a pretext for regulating gay sexual activity. The use of drugs and alcohol may make people more likely to engage in unsafe sex.
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