New York City massage and erotic massage places are being marketed as “wet” massage spa and erotic masseuse, as the city moves to ban such businesses from the streets.
The New York Times reported in May that many of the new massage establishments were being marketed under a new name, “Erotic Massage and Massage Therapy.”
New York State, where most of the New York state’s adult entertainment businesses operate, will start regulating the businesses in April.
“Elegant and comfortable” massage rooms are being advertised on the Internet and on the streets, according to the Times.
“Erotica and massage are the two areas where New Yorkers are going to be able to really experience the full spectrum of what is possible,” said James C. Tischler, a New York attorney who represents a group of massage therapists.
“I don’t know that there are many places in the city that can really offer that.”
New York City’s new regulations will apply to adult entertainment, as well as adult-oriented entertainment and “sadomasochism-themed massage” facilities, such as the one in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, according a news release from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
According to the release, massage and other sexual health and wellness services are illegal in the state of New York.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, called the news report “ridiculous.”
“This is a false equivalency.
New Yorkers can be sexually active, but they can’t be sexually engaged in sex.
I’ve made it clear that New Yorkers should be free to choose their own sex,” de Blasio said in a statement.
The Times also reported that the city was trying to ban the use of a sex toy called the vibrator, and the use and sale of a “sexually suggestive” massage table, the newspaper said.
Erotique is not the only sex toy on the market, according, the New Yorker.
The sex toy company Fleshlight sells vibrators and a sex position called a “vaginal dildo,” and has been the target of criticism from some women who say they are not comfortable using the products.