In general, society mistakenly believes that all women who work in the field of sexuality are slaves, that they work because they are forced by threatening and abusive criminal organizations. Unfortunately, this does happen in the world, but it is not the norm. I have been in various places and countries working as a masseuse, escort, or manager, and I have never encountered a woman who worked against her will. All the women were masseuses or escorts because they wanted to be. Who are the women forced to work? They are usually women in the hands of criminal organizations who lack legal residency documents in the country (human trafficking).
Typically, women who work in the erotic or sexual industry do so because they want to. Many of them are single mothers who do not receive financial support from the fathers of their children. They may be immigrants, but they always have valid residence papers because the company provides them with a work contract. The police conduct inspections, ensuring that all workers are legally employed by the company. I must clarify that I am referring to developed countries, and my experience primarily applies to Europe. In countries with a low economy or conflicts, the situation can be quite different
In conclusion, «human trafficking» is one thing, and a sex worker is another. It is incorrect to mix up these concepts. Masseuses or escorts have chosen their profession; they work because they want to. Some do it solely for money, others because they enjoy it, but they are not obligated to work and can change their profession whenever they want.
Massage therapists know discretion is the foundation of their business – without discretion, there are no customers. Some customers may not care about discretion, but the masseuse is always discreet.
When a client arrives at a massage center, the entrance is quick, and there may be a double door to prevent clients from being seen waiting outside. Alternatively, there may always be a woman near the door to open it in just a few seconds. Once the client enters the massage center, they are taken directly to a private room or booth where no one can see them, and the women make sure that two clients do not encounter each other in the hallway. Even if the client needs to use the bathroom, one of the girls will be waiting at the door or very close by to ensure that no one sees who their client is.
There is always discretion inside the massage center, so the client must also be discreet and not walk around the hallways without permission or open any doors without the guidance of their masseuse.
The massage center may be located in a storefront directly on the street or on a higher floor of a building. If it’s on a higher floor, neighbors may be aware of its existence, so it is recommended to take the elevator to a higher floor and then take the stairs down to avoid being seen. Massage centers located in buildings do not have signs, as they are hidden for the sake of discretion.
Another option for erotic massage businesses is to provide massage services camouflaged within another business. For example, there may be a massage area at the back of a men’s hair salon. It’s normal for men to enter a hair salon, and once inside, they can decide what type of service they want.