While looking for pictures of Jean Ingres’ “The Turkish Bath,” I came across this website
I removed the http://www part of the address because (a) the “do no parse URLs” command appears to be missing (b) the pictures are not safe for work. Though all the naughty bits are covered by soap suds, the pictures show a woman being pampered at an Astoria Hotel by being bathed by servants.
This idea disturbs me. Not in an oh-my-god-people-are-being-exploited sense; I’m sure the workers are well-compensated and doing this voluntarily, and, anywhistle, I’m not in charge of them. It’s more of a "I do NOT find the idea of being bathed in such a fashion relaxing or appealing. Not even if the attendants were – let’s see, who am I obsessing over this week? – Linda Park and Taye Diggs, and both were nude, and both were going to have hot monkey sex with me and my wife afterward would I want them scrubbing between my ass. Given the opportunity to have such a four-way I’d insist on bathing in private first. Certainly I am not about to have non-group-sex-related bathing done by strangers unless I’m paralyzed or something.
But that’s just me. Anybody have a different take? Has anyone partaken of such a service, or been offered the opportunity and said, “No, I don’t think so.”
Oh, and don’t google “Ingres Turkish Bath” at work either. It’s buxom bare-breased babes fondling one another.