Browsing YouTube the other day, I stumbled upon a fascinating phenomenon. Massage videos!

It all started with a video of a Turkish barber giving a traditional Turkish massage to another man. Apparently it’s part of the culture.

But following that rabbit hole down YouTube’s algorithms, I discovered that videos of massages go far beyond just the Turkish barber culture.

Hell, they’re everywhere!

And while you might call the videos homoerotic, I don’t think that’s the point. I don’t think this is sexual porn, I think it’s a manifestation of cravings for physical intimacy.

I know a couple times I felt my own dopamine start to flow.

I think you’re really on to something!

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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