Better known as a ‘soapy massage’, or just ‘soapy’, in Thailand, the sex massage can be the best thing you’ve ever done. ‘Massage’ is a bit of a misnomer and really just a pretext for sex; very little massaging actually goes on in these places. There are several Phuket body and soapy massage parlours, mainly in Patong, though Bangkok is the real deal for this type of fun.
Most foreigners to Phuket stick with the bar girls for sex, not even knowing they can also have sex at massage parlours. While mostly the domain of local Thais and expats, all are welcome, even women, and the best thing is, it is all performed in-house. No need to negotiate and drink with bar girls, flirt with go gos, trawl the streets for freelancing hookers and then drag them back to your hotel; you simply turn up, pick your girl and get down to it.
This method also has the plus of not having to buy drinks, pay bar fines, and not knowing whether or not you’re getting ripped off by the bar girls. Foreigners pay more than Thais (as they do) at Phuket body and soapy massage parlours but at least the price is then fixed for all. Most places have at least a dozen girls working there and, don’t forget, you also get a bath and a rubdown!
How it works
When you get to the sex massage parlours, you’ll see the girls sat behind a large pane of glass, the ‘fishbowl’. This is sometimes one-way to protect the identity of the customer.
The girls have numbers on and if you like the look of one, tell the girl or guy on the desk. You can ask them what she will and won’t do – some will also take it up the bum, and others may do girl on girl or couples.
Once in the room (which has a tub, air-con and TV), you both strip off and she fills the bath, jumps in with you and rubs you down. If it’s a proper soapy place, she’ll then get some oils and more lather on you and herself, lie you down on a lounger, and slide up and down you. This part can be incredibly erotic if done right and many guys have sex or blow their load there and then. After the soapy is sex on the bed.
A sex massage is typically one hour or 90 minutes, although you will rarely get the allotted time or the chance to repeatedly shag them as they like to finish things off and clean up once you’ve cum. A bit of a downer, but that’s how they do business and get through the customers. If you’re a premature ejaculator and she tries to close things up double-quick time; on your way out, tell the supervisor.
This is the main drawback with Phuket body and soapy massage parlours, along with some of them having bored, disinterested girls. Again, if she doesn’t perform and is not making an effort, wrap it up and tell the supervisor, who will proceed to kick her ass (metaphorically) and you may get a partial refund. This is where the bars girls can come into their own, because if you get the right one and she’s had a few drinks, she can go all night. More on Phuket bar girls.
Another minus is if the massage parlour suddenly has a group of Koreans or Japanese come in. All of a sudden, prices go up and girls become unavailable. They usually visit later on, so it’s best to get in early (before 19:00). Prices at Phuket body and soapy massage parlours go from 1,500 to 3,000 baht for an hour or 90 minutes.
Soapy massage parlours in Phuket
Christin: This is the best known sex massage parlour in Phuket and resides in central Patong. Prices for foreigners here are more expensive, with the cheapest girls being 1,800 baht and the sexiest 3,000 baht for 90 minutes. Be careful if you go by tuk-tuk as you’ll end up paying more – commission to the driver. 206 Rat-U-Thit Road, Patong Beach, tel: (076) 340 369.
There are not many other places on the west coast; most being simply ‘happy ending’ massage shops that give you a wank after the massage. There are a few sex massage parlours in Phuket Town, though, including at the Grand Plaza, Sea Pearl, and the Pink Lady. These are cheaper than Christin’s, being largely aimed at locals, but they are tougher to find.
If you can’t be bothered with the cost and relative hassle of Phuket body and soapy massage parlours, consider a happy ending. These massage shops are near the bar areas with girls sat outside beckoning customers. Full sex is very rarely achieved onsite, however, but you can always invite them back to your room. Cost of the happy ending is 300 baht for the oil massage (one hour) and 500 baht for the extra.