Of course, my trip will never be complete without erotic massage from a gay massage place. My boyfriend and I had an average of two massage sessions everyday in between our yoga sessions inside the Courtyard Marriot gym.
And with my boyfriend’s blessings, I tried “Bangkok Massage” inside at the Soi Pratuchai. Outside the spa, Thai boys in white tank tops and tiny shorts would seduce you to come inside the spa and choose them as their masseur. The typical Thai masseur is thin and small-framed, which I believe is perfect for the many travelers from the West. And again for the record, I only go for the bulky Pinoy guys, and due to the lack of choices, I settled for the masseur who was the lanky version of actor Antonio Aquitania.
The 1 hour massage costs 500 Baht (Php600) and the minimum required tip is Php 500 Baht. The minimum required tip is something that most gay massage places in Manila can adopt. This I think protects the masseurs and at the same time protects the gay clients from pushy and abusive therapists as well.
The interior of this particular gay massage place is fantastic. I am not sure if this is something that you can see in our own Kamuning/ Kamias line of gay massage places. My shy masseur whose English was limited stripped me off and guided me to warm shower.
After my silent shower scene, he guided me back to my clean room for my “bedroom scene”.
Now, here comes the disappointing part for me. The massage felt it was just a fancy way of putting lotion on my body. And whether you believe me or not, the masseur was not exactly my type that my penis couldn’t rise to the occasion. No sexual act happened at all. But I think I made my masseur happy with the minimum tip I gave him.