An interesting (but unfortunately rather self-absorbed) fella I went out with briefly not too long ago mentioned (among the many other things about his life I learned about) his massage therapist, in the familiar way one talks about someone one sees often. It's hard to imagine being able to afford to get regular massages, tho (a) it's pretty appealing to imagine and (b) I suppose it's partly about priorities. Even after house and car payments and other basic bills, I could pay to get massaged, like, not infrequently, if I (i) cut back on other expenditures and/or (ii) accept a less steep slope in the overall debt reduction curvature inclination.
Do you like massages? I know some people don't. I first got an hour-long table massage back in Baltimore at the massage school, where it was something like $25 a pop, and I thought omg this is great and went back for more. (I doubt I'll ever forget how different it felt to put my feet down and stand up, at that first table, afterwards.) But it hasn't been part of my life lately. I even stopped getting the office chair massage when they started taking the cost directly out of our paychecks (cuz I didn't like it messing with my numerical expectations in that regard) (silly, I know, but hey).
Do you like to be massaged? (check as many as you want)
Sure, when I have tension and need it.
Only by lovers.
Only by lovers and/or friends and/or other personal life people I know.
Only by professionals.
I can be particular in how I like to be touched that way.
I like a light massage.
I hate a light massage.
I like a deep massage.
I hate a deep massage.
I do sometimes tense up at some massagers' touch.
Do you like to give a massage?
Yes, and I'm good at it.
Yes, though I may not be very good at it.
No, though I'm good at it.
No, partly because I don't think I'm very good at it.
Here's a box for any massage-related commentary you'd like to plop in it. Or use comments. Whatev.
I almost added questions about conditions one likes a massage under and particular parts of the body one especially likes massaged, but, I dunno, maybe that's getting a bit much to inquire about of all y'all. I was just thinking of scalp, hands, feet, butt, jaw, like that, but I suppose it crosses over into sexuality pretty easily. Not that there's anything wrong with that. (haha) I'm just thinking about a sort of broader body biz, you might say, now/here.