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Laki Uma Villa


Laki Uma Villa is an all-male clothing-optional guesthouse located in Bali Indonesia. Bali is an international hot spot for tourists seeking the perfect vacation. It's an intriguing and attainable destination that has something for everyone. The island offers a fun and relaxing getaway from the pressures of daily life, and a chance to discover one of the world's most fascinating cultures.

guest room with balcony at Laki Uma Villa Bali.

Guest room at Laki Uma Villa

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There are literally thousands of temples across Bali. Small devotional shrines are scattered throughout the rice fields, in every private compound, and even on the grounds of hotels. Every day shopkeepers place offerings outside their shops, and it is common to see people carrying offerings to their local temple. Some of the larger and more impressive temples, which are well worth visiting, include Besakih (the Mother Temple, situated in Eastern Bali), Uluwatu (perched high above the sea on the southern coastline), and Tanah Lot (the impressive Shore Temple).

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​Bali boasts an incredible choice for shoppers and is a melting pot of culinary specialties. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Indonesian, Balinese, Spanish, Mexican, and Western dishes are available at hotels and restaurants everywhere. Bali offers everything from scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, para-sailing, white water, and ocean rafting, lake kayaking and cruising to golf, lawn bowls, squash, tennis, mountain cycling, bungy jumping, 4WD expeditions, elephants safaris, and jungle trekking. There are literally hundreds of nightclubs and bars in Bali, especially in Kuta and Legian. Most hotels provide cultural dinner shows, which feature everything from the ancient Ramayana Ballet to the impressive Kecak dance.

​Laki Uma is a big villa with a swimming pool, jacuzzi/steam room, exclusively for gay men, and 100% clothing optional. There are only four rooms for rent, two with an en-suite bathroom and one shared annexed bathroom for the two other rooms. The master bedroom is 753 square feet with its own private balcony, bathroom, and TV. The common areas are very spacious and are comprised of a very large lounge room, a dining balcony, a gazebo, and a large kitchen.

All rooms and common areas are air-conditioned and furnished with antique Balinese style furniture, fine linen, romantic colored curtains, and bed covers. The beds are large, king and queen size, and the single beds can sleep two! Located in a very quiet neighborhood called Kerobokan near Seminyak. It is about 2.5 miles from the vibrant, cosmopolitan Seminyak gay center and a little over 2 miles from the gay beach Petitenget.

dining table next to an outdoor pool at laki uma villa bali.

Private outdoor dining

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Your absolute privacy and safety are guaranteed and they are located in a secluded and quiet area, and the Villa is surrounded by a high wall. Nudity is optional everywhere within the premises, and most of the guests prefer to be naked, especially around the pool and in the Jacuzzi/steam room.

There is sunshine in the garden around the pool from early morning until sunset. And often there is great fun at night in the swimming pool. All guests will be met at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, or anywhere in Kuta or Denpasar if arriving over-land. Activities within the Villa can be organized by the guests, at their discretion. There are no rules, except for no drugs, no commercial sex, and no minors. This being a private villa, not a hotel, you can stock up the fridge with any drinks and food you may want, you may cook for yourself or the housekeeper will assist you. It's like being at home. But of course, the villa staff have drinks, including beer and wine, and catering service from most restaurants in Kuta Is available.

Laki Uma Villa Amenities

  • Daily Breakfast
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-room Safe
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shared Lounge
  • Massage

Laki Uma Villa and Room Facilities

  • Adults only
  • Men only
  • Clothing optional
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Balcony
  • Safe Deposit boxes
Note: Not all rooms are equipped with the same items. It varies on the availability of rooms and size.

Bali's temperature rarely varies from a tropical 30 degrees by day, to a comfortable 22 degrees at night. Temperatures tend to be milder in Ubud and the central highlands, while the northern and eastern regions are generally warmer and drier. The summer months (November to February) are classified as the "wet season" but most days dawn fine, with showers holding off until later in the afternoon and evening. The perfect climate for a gay vacation in paradise.

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The Dobbs decision, otherwise known as the court case that overturned Roe v. Wade, has resulted in confusing medical situations for many patients. On top of affecting access to abortions for straight, cisgender women, it presents heightened risks for LGBTQ+ healthcare as a whole. Flipping the switch on reproductive rights and privacy rights is a far-reaching act that makes quality care harder to find for an already underserved community.

As the fight against the Dobbs decision continues, it’s important to shed light on the full breadth of its impact. We’ll discuss specific ways that the decision can affect LGBTQ+ healthcare and offer strategies for overcoming these challenges.

How the Right to Bodily Privacy Affects LGBTQ+ Healthcare

When the original Roe v. Wade decision was made, the bodily privacy of people across the United States was protected. Now that bodily autonomy is no longer guaranteed, the LGBTQ+ community must brace itself for a potential loss of healthcare rights beyond abortions. This includes services like feminizing and masculinizing hormone therapy (particularly for transgender youth) that conservative lawmakers have been fighting against this year, as well as transition-related procedures. Without privacy, gender-affirming care may be difficult to access without documentation of sex as “proof” of gender.

As essential services for the LGBTQ+ community become more difficult to access, perhaps the most immediate effect we’ll see is eroding trust between healthcare providers and LGBTQ+ patients. When providers aren’t working in the best interest of patients — just like in cases of children and rape victims denied abortions — patients may further avoid preventative care in a community that already faces discrimination in doctor’s offices.

The Dobbs Decision Isn’t Just a Women’s Issue

While the Dobbs decision is often framed as a women's issue — specifically, one that affects cisgender women — it impacts the transgender and non-binary community just as much. All people who are capable of carrying a pregnancy to term have lost at least some ability to choose whether or not to give birth in the U.S.

For transgender and non-binary individuals, this decision comes with the added complexity of body dysmorphia. Without abortion rights, pregnant trans men and some non-binary people may be forced to see their bodies change, and be treated as women by healthcare providers and society as a result.

The Dobbs decision also opens up the possibility for government bodies to determine when life begins — and perhaps even to add legal protections for zygotes and embryos. This puts contraceptives at risk, which could make it more difficult to access gender-affirming care while getting the right contraceptives based on sex for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Overturning Reproductive Rights Puts IVF at Risk

Queer couples that dream of having their own children often have limited options beyond adoption. One such option is in vitro fertilization, or IVF, which involves implanting a fertilized egg into a uterus.

While IVF isn’t directly affected by the Dobbs decision, it could fall into a legal gray area depending on when states determine that life begins. Texas, for example, is already barring abortions as early as six weeks. To reduce embryo destruction, which often occurs when patients no longer want more children, limits could be placed on the number of eggs that can be frozen at once.

Any restrictions on IVF will also affect the availability of surrogacy as an option for building a family.

How Can LGBTQ+ Individuals Overcome Healthcare Barriers?

While the Dobbs decision may primarily impact abortion rights today, its potential to worsen LGBTQ+ healthcare as a whole is jarring. So how can the community be prepared?

If you’re struggling to find LGBTQ+-friendly providers near you, using telemedicine now can be an incredibly effective way to start developing strong relationships with far-away healthcare professionals. Telemedicine eliminates the barrier of geography and can be especially helpful for accessing inclusive primary care and therapy. Be sure to check if your insurance provider covers telemedicine.

If you’re seriously concerned about healthcare access in your area — especially if the Dobbs decision affects your whole state or you need regular in-person services that may be at risk — it may be time to consider moving now. While not everyone has the privilege to do so, relocating gives you the ability to settle in areas where lawmakers better serve your needs. However, this decision shouldn’t be taken lightly, so preparing and making progress on a moving checklist now can help you avoid issues later.

The Dobbs Decision Isn’t LGBTQ+-Friendly

The Supreme Court of the United States has proven the power of its conservative majority with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, the effects of the Dobbs decision don’t stop at affecting cisgender women’s abortion rights. In states with bans, it also leads to forced birth for trans men and non-binary individuals. Plus, the Dobbs decision increases the risk of other rights, like hormone therapy and IVF, being taken away.

Taking steps now, whether it’s choosing a virtual provider or considering a move, can help you improve your healthcare situation in the future.