In fact, about half of his male customers don't want happy endings, he said, and only a small percentage want more. The trafficking story masks the bigger problem: that Asian-Americans "are the fastest growing minority group that struggles with poverty," he said. Flushing massage workers in Queens have been especially fearful of the police since , when Song Yang , a sex worker, fell to her death from the fourth-floor spa where she was working during a police sting. Weitzer, who added, "They saw themselves as migrant workers, just like someone who comes across the Mexican border, and works in agriculture. Workers fear arrest because it can affect their immigration status.
Noa. Age: 30.
In the Polaris report on massage business, the authors claim that "cultural shame, combined with elements of force, fraud and coercion
Selah. Age: 31.
I’m a typical millennial New Yorker — with an addiction to sex parlors
Activists have had some victories over the years, like a bill in California that provides immunity for sex workers who report rape and other crimes to the police, and also makes condoms inadmissible as evidence that a person is a sex worker. People can leave these establishments. The retirement age in China is 55 for female professional workers and 50 for blue-collar workers. Getting massage parlor workers to admit that they have sex in spas at all—much less explain why—is difficult.