For each of the categories listed below, imagine that a new business or event of that type opened in your area. Tell us whether you would check it out or attend; and, whether you would go alone, with friends of your gender, or with a significant other/lover. Expound on your answer as much as you’d like.
1. Sports Bar: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
I might go to a sports bar for a beer with a male friend or two. I took my wife to an Applebee’s that was pretty much a sports bar. It was very loud, and the huge TV screens were very distracting.
2. Brew pub or beer hall: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
As above, I might go with a friend for a beer. Can’t see it otherwise.
3. Wine Festival: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
Possible, but less likely than the above.
4. Tanning Salon: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
No. I do my tanning the old-fashioned way.
5. Sex/kink event (e.g. Dark Odyssey, Sexapalooza, Leather conferences, fetish ball, kinky salon): never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
Can’t see this happening…unless…if I were, for some reason, in a strange city, traveling alone, with time to kill, and a convention at my hotel or across the street, then maybe. But probably not.
6. Strip club: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
The last time I went to a strip club was with a bunch of co-workers. It was a sort of bachelor-party, pre-wedding send off for a guy who was getting married.
7. Sex toy store: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
Alone. I’ve done this from time to time. The last time was here. It was strange. It’s a big store, very clean and well-organized. No tacky or honky-tonk advertising. Clearly designed for the female customer. Not that much that a man would buy. Staff of one or two clean-cut, fresh-faced young women.
8. Upscale Spa: never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
No chance. Just today, we got an ad in the mail for a new “Nail Salon and Spa”. We won’t be going.
9. Adult Sex education conference (e.g. Eroticon, CatalystCon): never, alone, with friends, with your SO?
No, don’t think so.
Bonus: Well, there doesn’t seem to be a bonus this week. But I’ll give you a bonus answer.
Every now and then, I’m reminded that the low-minded man can investigate the sex business situation via the internet. Escorts advertise, and web sites review and rate hookers and massage parlors. For example, rubmaps.com. They have reviews of about eight massage parlors in my hometown. (You only get current reviews if you pay. They also have old reviews on a similar number of parlors listed as closed. How many were closed by law enforcement, it doesn’t say.) Rates are about $60/hour.
Here is a typical review (TS = table shower, HJ = hand job, FS = full service = screw):
Location is 2nd floor apartment. Ring bell and nice Asian lady leads you to room to change. She collects upfront $ and offers table shower. Nice shower, she stays in nightie and provides good TS. Washes front back and in all corners. Even tugs the rod for a few seconds while cleaning–nice. Then back to room for massage, soft touch, flip, and HJ. Massage was average, and no FS–but was worth what I paid. A good experience for what it was.
Tawdry, ain’t it?
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