A glory hole aka gay glory hole is a circular carve out in a piece of metal or wood whereby a man can stick his anatomy through a hole and be serviced by another person on the receiving end. Usually, these transactions are anonymous because the person placing their privates through the hole does not see who is on the other side. Glory holes are not a modern phenomenon. Researchers have traced their beginnings back to the time of the ancient Egyptians , which have been recorded through hieroglyphs. On my route, there are lots of shops out in the middle of nowhere.