There are also ‘independent’ prostitutes who hang around in this area.
They’ll either take you back to your apartment or give you a blow job through a condom down some dark back alley.
There are thousands of women online at all times, so you are sure to find your perfect one.
by JB (This writer can be contacted through Beijing Made Easy) Prostitution is illegal in China, and yet it is everywhere.
In other parts of the country, pseudo-hairdressers may offer other services, including sex.
You might notice a card by the telephone in your hotel room advertising ‘massage’ (ànmó – 按摩).
The precise technique varies with some establishments using massage oils or alternate hot and cold water.
Although there are undoubtedly cases of women being forced into marriage and prostitution in China, most women do so voluntarily.
Outside of the sex industry, some women find prostitution abhorrent, others believe that as they both grow older their husbands will inevitably sleep with other women, and prefer that they sleep with a prostitute than a lover for whom they may eventually leave them.
Chinese brothels come in a surprising range of shapes and sizes.
At one end you have the hairdresser/massage/hand job shops which can be found just within the entrance of many a Beijing hutong.