For a term that explains exactly what it is, a massage exchange confuses an extraordinary number of people.
“So… you just… exchange massages?” is one of the most common responses. The answer to that question, of course, is “yes!”
Overcoming the scepticism
Part of the reason that massage exchanges meet with such incredulous reactions in the gay community is that men are supposedly always horny. That is the crux of the disbelief that two men can hook up to exchange massages without an ensuing exchange of bodily fluids.
It might seem strange to some people but that is exactly what a massage exchange is. In fact, it is a trend that is finding more takers around the country every day.
So, who are these iron-willed gentlemen?
Perhaps the most common participants in gay massage exchanges are massage therapists. A massage exchange allows two professionals to learn about their craft, critique each other for mutual improvement and build a network of contacts.
It is also an essentially free massage when paying for one can set you back as much as EUR100.
Setting up your exchange massage
However, this intriguing concept is finding favour with bob-professionals, too. Community groups are increasingly advertising such meets and even facilitating the meets on approved premises.
If you are eager to become part of this growing phenomenon, here are some essentials to keep in mind:
- You do not have to be an expert masseuse but perhaps just reading up on the basics might make for a better encounter.
- Meet strangers in a group or in a familiar space with friends before going off on your tryst.
- The name is potentially misleading but massages are performed one at a time, not simultaneously.
Massage is a field with many areas of specialisation. Besides the different schools such as Swedish, Japanese and Thai, there are spiritual massages, those which focus on energy healing, and many more. Find the best fit for you through trial and error while making friends along the way with massage exchanges.