Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A question of etiquette


WARNING:  Adult content.  Do not read further if you do not want to encounter adult content.


In conversation yesterday, Kyle raised a question of etiquette that none of the etiquette books I've read (yes, I have read a few) ever addressed:  

"When you're getting a massage, and the masseuse is rubbing the inside of your thighs, what is the right amount of chub to show?"
To clarify, Kyle was referring to a normal massage, not one in a trailer with "Happy endings $100" and "All girl staff" signs on it.

Kyle was leaning toward a middling amount, on the theory that showing none would be insulting to the masseuse but that going full tent-pole would be intimidating.

When I asked a few women, all of whom declined to let me name them here, for their opinions, I found no consistent answer.  Responses included
"None; if you want that kind of massage, go somewhere else."

"None; ask them to turn up the air conditioning."

"Enough to show interest but no more." 
What's your answer to this unexplored matter of etiquette?


5 comments:

Michelle said...

Massages are supposed to relax you. If having Mr Happy stand up and cheer relaxes you, go for it. But unless you are in a place that smells vaguely of urine and strong perfume, don't expect any help with that situation...

Unknown said...

I didn't realize men had absolute control over this response. If you do, none. If you don't, then don't worry about what happens naturally.

--Sarah

Mark said...

Michelle, I need to note that the question is Kyle's, not mine.

Sarah, men absolutely do not have absolute control over this response.

Thanks!

Madison Metricula said...

A massage therapist does not think about or care about your chub level or lack thereof. They're professionals and used to it. :)

Mark said...

Given Kyle's concerns, that is a good thing.

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