If you go to spas in the U.S., there are certain things you expect -- robes, hot tea, and careful draping during your massage so that no skin is ever exposed. So it's interesting to travel around the world, where spas are different. For instance, Cebu City, an island province of the Philippines, is considering banning lingam massage. (In case you don't know your Sanskrit, lingam is the word for the male "wand of light" - or penis.) It's legal, and so popular that tour operators with customers mostly from Japan, Korea and China are including lingam massage as a must-do stop on the tour.
Honey Yoo and Bella Bilocura, owners of Authentic Lingam Massage, told the Cebu Daily News last year that lingam massage is just another way to soothe and relax the client, and a widely accepted form of wellness practiced in New York and California, among other places! (It may be....but not legally!)