Farewell Land of Smiles

Day four, my final hours in Bangkok. We left Bangkok on an afternoon flight back to KL. That leaves us with some time in the morning for more shopping. Even I could not help but buy a pair of undies from Hom and a manbag but enough of the Bangkok shopping post. There's something more to blog about Bangkok which were not written in the previous posts.

As everyone knows, Bangkok is infamous for their sex industry. Straight or gay, they have it. Just know which "dark" alley to go to and you'll find whatever that tickles your fancy. I personally have been to the gogo boys show and male-to-male massage in this trip.

I must admit, I've never seen so many engorged (not erected but super engorged!) penises in ONE night! Everyone of them were naked performing on stage as well as walking around to be hired by patrons. There was one act where five or so guys were standing on stage wanking and there will be a guy walking around with an empty bottle to collect "donations". Once any one of the guy on stage ejaculated, he gets whatever amount of money that had been collected.

Another eye opening experience was the male-to-male massage. Despite popular belief, not all of the masseurs are gay. It's just a form of another income to them. The whole thing started with choosing the package. There are two, the normal (ends with masturbation) and the extra (ends with sex). The massage itself is RM 60 while the tips to the masseur is RM 50 (masturbation) minimum or RM 100 (sex) minimum.

Once the package has been chosen, then it's on to choosing the masseur. They lined up on the other side of the room with a glass wall in between us. There they'll show off their assets and it's up to me to choose which. After that, it's up into the massage room. Before the massage, the masseur and I are required to shower first. He joined me in the showers, we lathered each other with soap and got to know each other a little.

The massage was a whole body massage. Started with me lying face down on the bed and ends with me lying on my back. He was alright with his hands but really excellent with his teasing. At any position that he's massaging me, he'll sure to tease me with his erected penis, making sure I know that he's erected. There even were moments that he was nearly in me. He finished the massage with me achieving climax.

Now with all those experience above, you'd think I must have been satisfied and thrilled. Quite the opposite really. After the massage, I was actually depressed. Depressed because the sex industry is really sad. Men parading around and selling themselves to earn a living. I'm not the sort to treat another person as just a sex object. I never can and never will. They're humans too.

When I got to know my masseur, he mentioned to me that a night he could get no clients at all or maybe one or two on a good day. Further more, the whole glass wall thing is like going to RSPCA and picking the right dog to adopt a pet. I felt really uncomfortable and unsettling. It was just down right inhumane.

Though I'm glad to have experienced it. At least now I know what the situation is like and most importantly don't judge but respect and treat them like any other human. They're just doing their work to earn money to survive. Just because they're servicing your sexual needs doesn't make them any less of a human than you.

With that, I bid Bangkok farewell.

Through the evening sky.

Till the next trip to Land of Smiles.

You know you love me.
Queer Ranter


Alex said...

I thought the same for heterosexual sex industry.... We should campaign to end sex industry!

Sam said...

The whole glass thing would put anyone off. But I still prefer the SSSSS's description of his "treatment". Powerless to resist... :P

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! Standing behind a glass for men to pick them? It's more like criminals being told to stand facing the glass window in a police station for the accuser to identify the guilty one.

Jason said...

*smack Sam
Yeah, I was uncomfortable too...

quicksilverlining said...

i suppose enlightenment comes from all places, eh? no way like learning first hand, i guess.

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NotHamsap said...

yeh!!!! demolish sex industry!!! It's really sad that people would trade themselves for fast money. :(

inaesb said...

That's very eye-opening.

Ban said...

Glass wall??? Ewwwwwwwwwww. That's so not nice. Have a cup of tea or something with them, invite the one you want to the massage place maybe. I think that could work a bit better.

savante said...

It's not easy to demolish the sex industry. As long as there's a demand, there'll be someone to provide a supply. It would be easier to decriminalize the sex industry and bring it out into the open. Legalize it and enforce rules instead.

Easy to condemn those who walk the streets from the comfort of our air-conditioned homes. Not as easy when you're struggling to survive - ekeing out a living back in the lil villages of Isan with dozens of mouths to feed. Much easier to give in to the flesh trade instead.

William said...

The industry sex goes on.

- yuhhui - said...

WOWWW!! Really an eye opener. Very open post. =)

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