A naked massage video that was released on the internet this week has prompted outrage and condemnation from women who claim the woman performing it is wearing nothing but a bathing suit.
The video, which was posted to YouTube on Wednesday, shows a woman using a plastic spandex sheet to massage a man while wearing only a bathing cap, according to a statement from the video’s creator.
The woman also poses with a large towel to show off her body.
The woman in the video is wearing only her bathing cap and a white towel as she performs a naked massage in the middle of a crowded hotel room.
A similar video featuring a similar woman, but in a black-and-white bikini, has been widely shared on social media.
A statement on the website of the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation (SVT) said the woman in this video is “a 19-year-old student from a small town in southern Sweden”.
“She’s obviously an amateur, so I’ve taken some precautions to make sure I don’t have anything wrong with my work,” the statement added.
“However, I also think this is a serious matter, and that it’s important to protect people from being harmed by those who perform it.”
The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (NTBH), which regulates bathing, said the video did not meet the “minimum standards” of the health code and called for a ban on the practice.
“We need to keep in mind that it is very rare that a person will go to a hotel room naked in order to have an orgasm,” said NTBH spokeswoman Margareta Kivipelto.
“The person in the picture in the bathing suit is doing it on purpose.
It’s an erotic activity that we should all be allowed to enjoy,” she added.
The NTBh is responsible for supervising bathing in Sweden, which has the world’s highest prevalence of the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that cause AIDS.
A study published last year by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health found that 40 per cent of Swedish men had had sex with someone who had tested positive for HIV.