Thai masseurs tired of "happy ending" requests
A number of Thai women who work at massage parlours in the southern Swedish city of Malmö say they have had enough of men coming in to their salons asking for "a happy ending". The problem has become so great that Pornpinum Meejaii, a qualified masseur at Salong Nong, tells newspaper Sydsvenskan that she has threatened to cut off their penises.
"I am so angry at those who ask for a happy ending. I work hard and am proud of my profession. They call and ask if I can rub their penises. I ask if they want "happy ending". Yes they say then. Okay, I say. Hurry up and come here. Then I tell them that I have a pair of scissors here in the salon. I tell them that I will cut off their penis and then throw it on the street," Pornpinum Meejaii tells Sydsvenskan.
Pornpinum Meejaii has been a massage therapist for 27 years and says that she might appear angry on the outside when people ask for sexual favours but is sad on the inside.
"They think I do not know anything, but I am also human. I'm sorry to the heart when they ask," she says.
The number of Thai massage parlours has exploded in Malmö in recent years and Sydsvenskan says there are now about 50 of such salons in the city.
Several salons have put up signs saying "serious massages only". One massage therapist says to Sydsvenkan, "They show no respect. I think it's because we are from Thailand".
Malmö city council has now become involved, starting a project supporting the women. It's sexual health advice centre has visited five massage parlours in the city and Sandra Eliasson tells Radio Sweden that they offer help and advice for the women.
"Just because it is Thai women they think that is okay to treat them in any way they want. We offer help and support if they want to go to the police," she says.