IN reference to Lauren Roberts’ piece about legitimate massage therapists being approached for sexual services and fed up with it.
The seekers “should’ve gone to Specsavers” as there are currently 11 massage parlours operating in prominent locations in Darwin’s CBD offering sexual services.
We walk past these converted shops/offices with their 24/7 Christmas lights. We weren’t born yesterday.
One doesn’t need Wikipedia to know what really happens on the massage table and people share stories.
The term ‘full body massage’ they advertise is true regardless of the clients’ state of intoxication.
When major mining/infrastructure exists sex workers follow the FIFOs and now there’s a black market sex trade in Darwin with unregistered sex workers, strictly cash payments upfront, STD health going unchecked, tax avoidance, money laundering along with immigration issues.
If it’s a case of “hard to catch them in the act” then the authorities should visit these places late at night to force their closure. If they want to operate for ‘massage only’ they should be required to display a sign stating they do not provide sexual services and conduct regular checks on them.
Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby and NT Government need to review the current legislation, and not turn a blind eye. Should there be legal brothels, they should be away from schools, shopping centres, post offices etc where the workers are registered, attend regular health checks and contribute to Australian taxes like we all do.
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