Turkish Bath

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A Turkish group bathing establishment that is a variant of a sauna, which is focussed on water, rather than steam. Clientele sit in rooms that provide dry heat to facilitate sweating. Social networking is integral to the Turkish bath, as is massage. Popularity of Turkish baths in the West hit its peak with the Victorians, who touted the baths’ therapeutic effects. Sexual massage and sexual work were available in the traditional Turkish baths and provided by staff (tellak)
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