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For that warm touch...

Parlours today prefer hiring men to women, tells Nitasha Sharma.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2007 15:01 IST

"I prefer a guy's service over a girl's, as guys are energetic and their hands work wonder on legs and refresh one's soul." This is what a gingerly dame quoted.

This might come as a bit of a shocker,but signifiesan emergence ofa new trend on the anvil. Most of the beauty parloursare hiringguysrather thanmademoiselles these daysfor services like pedicures, manicures and massages.

Says a reputed parlour owner:"The trend is definitelychanging. Middle aged ladies prefer male for such services. They at times, even agree to pay extra for it. For the only good reason, that they give a soothingsensationto muscles."

But is that the only thing? Apeksha, a Delhi University student, has a different viewpoint. Feels she, "It actually sounds cheap. How can a woman allow a stranger touch her so compact?"

She also narrates what she saw at a parlour in a posh locality: "A middle-aged woman was enjoying a good pedicure session given by a man.
And the weird part was that the lady kept repeating 'please press my legs harder'. And even, 'if you want, you can go up to the thigh'."

Apekshafelt she was not sitting at a parlour but watching a porn movie.

Namrata Dhawan, a housewife, also witnessed similar incident. On her visit to one of the reputed parlours, she saw a lady in her early 50sabsorbed in a manicure affair. While giving massage to her hands, the guy was actually feeling the lady's assets and the lady didn't seem to bother at all.

"It's a fact that one likes the aura of opposite sex. The reason behind this trendis,women feel more satisfied in the embrace of a man whether it's a question of a massage or something else", states 43-year-old Padma Kaushik, another housewife.

"Ladies visit parlour not only to get a facial or a hair cut but also to calm their nerves", Padma adds.

So, the next time when you girls out there hit the parlour, be hopped up, youmay also view some steamy scene.

First Published: Feb 05, 2007 15:01 IST