So do you know how to spot one? In the course of SBS Thai Radio' s recent investigations into the hidden sex work culture of the Thai massage industry in Australia, experts revealed that 'dodgy' massage shops are more common than you might think. Read the full investigation here:. Dr Helen Pringle, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales and a coordinator of the global research on prostitution says that there are many massage parlours that border on being brothels. Some of these are listed below:. SBS Thai.
SBS Language | 'Happy ending' massage shops vs 'legitimate' ones: Can you spot the difference?
Men exposing their genitals and requesting sex has become the norm for Asian massage therapists who say they are being "tarred with the same brush" as illegal sex workers. Thai and Chinese massage therapists report regular cases of sexual harassment despite clear signage stating that there are no sexual services. Verbal, non-verbal and physical sexual harassment will not be tolerated". Owner Chin Chun Li said illegal massage shops, which provide sexual services for extra money, had tainted the oriental massage sector.