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massage parlor

n.
1. An establishment that offers therapeutic massage.
2. An establishment that offers illicit sexual services under the guise of therapeutic massage.
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massage parlor

Sexology An establishment that advertises nonsexual manipulation and massage services, which may be provided by 'sex workers' who, for an appropriate fee, provide sexual services. See Sexual service. Cf Massage therapy.
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