A Very Yorkshire Brothel viewers were left shocked last night as the owners of a ‘massage parlour’ revealed the most unusual fetish requests they have received.
Kath, 56, who has been running City Sauna in Sheffield with daughter Jenni, 32, for the last five years, appeared on the ITV programme last night.
The mother-daughter duo admitted that fetishes are becoming increasingly common and ‘strange’, including requests to be wrapped in cotton wool, to engage in balloon popping and food play, and most recently to be ‘vacuum packed’ – which they rejected.
Many of those watching were stunned by the revelations, with one commenting: ‘Why, oh why?’
Kath, 56, who has been running ‘City Sauna’ in Sheffield with daughter Jenni, 32, for the last five years, and have revealed the most unusual fetish requests they receive at their massage parlour
Another wrote: ‘So let’s get this right, there are blokes willing to pay her up to £120 per hour to burst balloons? WTAF?’
One viewer added: ‘Thanks to #AVeryYorkshireBrothel I now know what a vacuum bed’ is and I wish I didn’t.
Another wrote: ‘Sorry, but who pays 100 sheets for some bird to pop balloons between her legs. What kind of people walk free in our country? No wonder it’s f****.’
Kath and Jenni, who only take part in the administrative side, manage a series of six girls on a steady rota, with Jenni doing the hiring and calendar while Kath keeps the room sparkling and does the bookkeeping.
Autumn is seen blowing up a balloon in preparation for a client who has requested his special ‘balloon popping’ fetish
The parlour is open seven days a week from 10am until 9pm, and until 5am on weekends, and charges a £15 entry fee, while any transaction between the masseuse and their client is kept between them.
Prostitution is legal in Britain as long as you’re working alone, but if two prostitutes work together it’s classed as a brothel and is illegal.
Opening an email with the unusual request, the pair were seen googling the meaning behind it, before Kath exclaimed: ‘That’s like suffocation, we’re not doing that.’
Speaking about the rise in niche sex acts, Jenni added: ‘I’m quite prude, I really don’t know where they get these fantasies from. ‘
Viewers were stunned by the programme, with several shocked by the fetishes described by Kath and Jenni
Bespoke services including ‘food play’ and S&M can cost up to £100 for half an hour.
Worker Lily ‘Loves It’ revealed that she was once asked to pop a load of balloons, and admitted that she got the giggles every time she popped one.
‘I’ve got a guy who likes me to squeeze balloons in between my legs and another that likes me to bounce on them and pop them.
‘No two days are ever the same,’ she revealed.
Lily Loves It revealed she saw 70 per cent of her clients at home, and charged £120 per hour – double what she charged at the massage parlour
Lily Loves It said she sees 70 per cent of her clients at home, and charged £120 per hour – double what she charged at the massage parlour.
But though she may find working from home more financially beneficial, the safety aspect was more worrying.
Speaking about letting clients into her home, she explained: ‘Anonymity is important when you see clients at home because you have to think of your safety.
‘Clients don’t get my address, they get a parking spot on the main road and I tell them to give me a ring when they have parked, and I direct them to my house.
Worker Lily ‘Loves It’ revealed that she was once asked to pop a load of balloons, and admitted that she got the giggles every time she popped one
‘No one is allowed to park on my street. It’s my home, it’s not a sauna where you can drop in whenever you want.’
She continued: ‘I want to see saunas and massage parlours legalised because we’re not safe the way the laws are set up now. We all have the right to be able to work safe.’
Admitting that the number of workers that have left the brothel to work from home has increased, brothel owner Kath said: ‘It is a big risk for them working from home because you never know who you’re letting into the door.
Kath, 56, and Jenni, 32, have been running massage parlour ‘City Sauna’ in Sheffield for the last five years
The parlour is open seven days a week from 10am until 9pm, and until 5am on weekends, and charges a £15 entry fee, while any transaction between the masseuse and their client is kept between them
‘You’re there all on your own. I do know a few girls who have met customers and they’ve actually been gang raped.’
And Lily also revealed the harder side of her industry, recalling when she was ‘outed’ in her community and her details were posted online, seen by her neighbours.
‘I had a good relationship with my neighbours but haven’t been able to face them since I was outed,’ she said.
‘It’s not illegal to buy or sell sex – I’ve been morally targeted.
‘I have to leave and plan to move to Glasgow’, she concluded.
Getting emotional while speaking about Lily’s experience, Kath said: ‘She was really ill, crying and lost loads of weight. She lost lots of clients, it was so hard for her’.