In other cases, erotic massage may be used professionally to help men address issues of premature ejaculation.
Methods employed may teach the recipient to relax the musculature of his pelvis and thus prolong arousal and increase pleasure.
In the United Kingdom many illegal brothels are disguised as "massage parlours" in the UK.
Additionally, as having someone pleasure you with their hands doesn't tend to bring up the same set of cultural fears and judgments that oral sex or intercourse sometimes do, it sometimes works well even when your partner isn't of a gender you are normally attracted to.
The internal migration of Thai females consists mostly of young girls from the hill tribes of the North and Northeast of the country.
Most of these internally migrated girls are sent to closed brothels, which operate under prison-like conditions.
Thousands of women from rural Thailand, China, Laos, Burma and Cambodia are sold to brothels in Bangkok or to other countries by "job brokers," who often operate in organized international syndicates.
In some venues though, there were no Thai women at all.
In mid-1997, an increasing number of young girls, were entering Thailand through the Mae Sai checkpoint into massage parlors, brothels, etc.
Fifty percent of the prostituted women in Chiang Rai are Burmese.
Thousands of indigenous Burmese women from Shan State in the North and Keng Tung in Eastern Burma have been sold into brothels in Bangkok and throughout Thailand.
Tantric massage is a form of erotic massage carried out within this tradition.