[Tagging] (Soapy) Massage Parlour

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sun Sep 21 21:52:15 UTC 2014

The word you are looking for soapland. Japan has the same "give you a bath and then have naughty fun" places called soaplands.  They are becoming rarer and rarer, but that is the term for them. Fits pretty well with the "soapy massage". Using massage is not right because they are more for adult entertainment or sex services than for massage. You would never go to them for sore muscles, but for adult interaction with the masseuse. (Like a strip club) or for services (like a brothel) 

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> On Sep 21, 2014, at 6:04 PM, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> It looks like there's this tag, including a tag suggested for your
> specific issue:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dmassage
> Best
> Dan
> 2014-09-21 4:23 GMT+01:00 Mishari Muqbil <mishari at mishari.net>:
>> Hi,
>> Thailand has these places called "entertainment complexes"[1]  that
>> offers bathing + massage services and quite often the expectation is
>> that there will be sexual services offered. However, I don't want to tag
>> them as brothels as prostitution on the premises is legally not allowed[2].
>> I propose to tag this as leisure=massage_parlour since that's what the
>> Thai English dictionary calls them[3] but I don't want it to be mistaken
>> for more family friendly establishments in other parts of the world.
>> Colloquially these places are called soapy massage so perhaps
>> leisure=soapy_massage? :)
>> One reason why they should be mapped is just how prominent they are as
>> landmarks in general. For example, here's one called Utopia
>> http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/z1A8OOUw01E5Jc84Mff-1Q this one's La
>> Defense http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/ho84IFdUxupke-6pwrWW3g and
>> Colonze http://www.mapillary.com/map/im/469ttdMVw4_1o3vkuvE_xw
>> Any thoughts?
>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Thailand#Ab_Ob_Nuat
>> [2]
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution_in_Thailand#The_Entertainment_Places_Act
>> [3]
>> http://th.w3dictionary.org/index.php?q=%E0%B8%AA%E0%B8%96%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%B2%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%9A%E0%B8%99%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%94
>> --
>> Best regards
>> Mishari Muqbil
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