Motel Manager Gerald Foos Watched His Guests Have Sex: Author Gay Talese Details What The Voyeur Saw In Upcoming Book

Aurora Motel owner of Manor House, Gerald Foos, married, and father of two, has been using his business to watch his motel guests have sex for the past 29 years. Foos has never been caught for his voyeurism.

According to USA Today, Gerald Foos watched motel guests have sex at Manor House in addition to using the restroom and other scandalous actitivites.

The story of Gerald Foos watching motel guests have sex emerged in a feature story published in The New Yorker written by author Gay Talese.

Gerald Foos, surprisingly, even had some assistance from none other than his wife at his “voyeur motel,” where he watched his guests have sex.

The Manor House came with an adult film package, but Gerald Foos had the pleasure of curating his own erotica in his intricately motel-turned-sex observatory with his guests playing the role of lab rats.

The Manor House was described as a 21-room motel near Denver. Gerald Foos and his wife cut rectangular holes measuring 6-by-14 inches in the ceilings of several motel rooms.

Gerald Foos then covered the openings with aluminum screens which resembled ventilation grills.

But, in actuality, they were used solely as “windows” for Foos to observe his motel guests having sex as he peeked at them through these “vents” from the attic, Talese wrote.

Foos first wrote to Talese in 1980 confessing that he indeed watched his motel guests have sex. The letter read as follows.

“Sexually, I have witnessed, observed, and studied the best first hand, unrehearsed, non-laboratory sex between couples, and most other conceivable sex deviations during these past 15 years…”

According to the Denver Post, Foos watched his motel guests have sex because he wanted to be known as a “great sexual researcher.”

Gay was working on his soon-to-be-published bestseller at the time, Thy Neighbor’s Wife, a revolutionary perspective look at America’s deviant sexuality.

Foos, desiring to be a contributor to the sexual revolution paradigm, viewed peeping on his motel guests as a service for authors like Talese and his cause.

Ultimately, Gerald Foos hoped that watching his motel guests have sex at Manor House would result in having his efforts accredited and published — and it is now apparent that his hard work has paid off.

Gay Talese is to release his latest book on sex, The Voyeur’s Motel this July. Talese’s latest book is to feature Gerald Foos and what he personally witnessed when he watched his motel guests have sex.

For instance, when Gerald Foos watched guests have sex, he recorded things such as orgasm rates and frequent sexual positions used based on such variables like race and sexual orientation.

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“In 1973 he cataloged 184 male orgasms and 33 female orgasms, and noted that white heterosexuals tended to have missionary sex and that only 3% of his guests failed to have sex.”

Talese says that he once joined Foos in his attic “laboratory” on one occasion to assist with the research.

Foos was never caught for watching his motel guests have sex; however, Talese noted that Foos could now face complications if his book (and recent feature story) become more prevalent in mainstream media.

Particularly regarding a 1977 murder, which Foos allegedly witnessed at his motel and neglected to report.

Foos agrees that Talese’s article could create a “real situation” which could land him in hot water, according to USA Today.

“I don’t know if I’m ready for anything, to be honest with you, I’m just a poor soul.”

More details of Gerald Foos’ voyeurism at his motel will unfold when Talese’s book is released come this July.

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