Erotic massages are like a scandalous secret: sultry, sexy and oh-so-satisfying. They liberate your overworked soul and leave you feeling like a new person. When you get one, you feel all of your worries float away and it’s back arching bliss. And you don’t even have to do anything! You just lie there, close your eyes and feel the masseuse’s skilled hands rubbing oil all over you. Erotic massages offer all the same benefits as a normal massage, but you feel sexually satisfied too. And we all know how grumpy we can get when we’ve not had any sexual gratification in a while. To put it simply, erotic massages are great.
But as worthwhile as they are, there are some risks you need to be aware of. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a guide on what dangers are involved and how to avoid them. Read on…
Allergies to massage oil
Generally, massage oils shouldn’t irritate your skin, but remember to always read the label to see if you’re allergic to any of ingredients. Even if you’re not, test a small patch of your skin before delving into the massage and applying it all over your bare skin.
As well as this, be wary of using the oils on the genital area. It’s usually safe for men, but some women are more susceptible to urinary infections, so if this is the case, always wash your hands before touching the vaginal area and use sexual lubricant instead. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Condoms and massage oil
Oils and condoms generally do not mix. The massage oils can affect the chemistry of latex, making them more likely to break or slip off during intercourse. They’re safe to use with condoms made of nitrile, polyisoprene or polyurethane. But when you’re in that mood, can you really be bothered to stop and read the ingredients list on the back of the condom box? It’s much easier and safer to switch to lubricant (water-based or silicone).
Be aware of contagious diseases
Because of their sexual nature, there is a risk of contracting diseases. For example, skin conditions such as scabies, ringworm and fungal infections. Remember to always maintain a high level of cleanliness and wash thoroughly before and after the massage. If the massage progresses to intercourse, there’s a risk of STDs such as HIV/AIDs, hepatitis and chlamydia, so remember to always use a condom unless you’re completely sure of your partner’s sexual health.
Avoid varicose veins
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that are visible on the surface of the skin. They’re commonly found on the legs and ankle areas. Usually, they’re not serious, but avoid massaging these areas. Direct massage may damage the veins and cause pain to your partner.
Beware of blood clots
If your partner is on medication for blood clotting problems or has a family history of blood clotting, it’s best to avoid any kind of massage. Massaging someone with a blood clot can dislodge the clot and send it to other areas of the body such as the heart or brain. This may result in a cardiac arrest or stroke. Erotic massages are, however, fine for high blood pressure. Because of their relaxing nature, it can actually improve blood circulation and reduce pressure.
Be careful with inflamed areas
Erotic massages are known to provide pain relief for conditions such as arthritis or bursitis, but you should be careful. Be gentle when you administer these areas of localised swelling, because you may end up worsening the condition. In these cases, it’s best to refer to a licensed massage therapist as opposed to performing the massage yourself.
So there you have it – the most common health risks associated with erotic massages. Our advice? Be gentle, slow and do your research beforehand! Check out our other blog posts for some guidance or book yourself in for an erotic massage with one of our qualified therapists, you can see our services and rates page for erotic and other massages here