Massage Parlours and Saunas in the daylight
The terms massage parlour and sauna cover many sorts of businesses, some of which are brothels where the massage is probably not skilled or healthful, others of which employ people skilled in massage who also offer services variously known as full-body massage, body rubs and happy endings and some of which offer nothing sexual at all.
Non-sexual massage businesses are granted licences in many cities. Inspections to make sure all these places are always sex-free would be an overwhelmingly expensive task for city councils, with the result that even some licenced places become known for providing sex for money.
Many such businessplaces are located in ordinary commercial strips but appear rather blank, since no goods are displayed in the windows. There is a lot of variation if you look closely, however, so here are some more photos of the sex industry as part of everyday life.
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Daye Town (Huangshi CIty, Hubei, China
Hamburg, Germany (Photo Claus Petersen)
Shrine inside Hamburg parlour (Photo Claus Petersen)
Could be anywhere
Ireland, a residential-looking building
Incidentally, how they came to enjoy the name parlour is a mystery to me.