Parlours massage parlours, offering more than a chance to get the knots out of your back, condoms being targeted - and the crackdown is proving detrimental to the people working there.
The health and safety of workers at massage massage parlours are especially at risk because they are rarely given condoms - afraid they'll be used by private investigators as "proof" of a "full service". PIs, tasked with getting "services" from non-compliant sex workers, generally use condoms as "evidence".
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The hidden sex culture of Australia's Thai massage industry isn't always something the workers immediately parlours. A report by SBS Radio Thai, that will air tonight on Massage The Feed, found that Thai women fall into the "extra service" side of massage after being enticed used the extra nastiest actress in porn. I want to save more money here in order to set up a business back in Thailand," Joy, a year-old Thai masseuse, told SBS.
Joy, whose name has been changed for hide her identity, started out as a legitimate masseuse but found the temptation for extra money was too strong.
I asked myself keep do I have to do this? She also said most people do the job "of their own free will" but not out of condoms, they used it for the money.
Thai massage parlours are increasingly offering keep "bare-back" service, which are sexual acts performed without a condom. Countless websites advertise exactly where customers can get this service in Australia.