Have you ever gone to a massage parlor and gotten a massage? I have not, and all the reasons why I have not manifested themselves a couple of weeks ago!

Engin Akurt via Unsplash
Engin Akurt via Unsplash
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According to KFOX, an East El Paso massage parlor was temporarily shut down for "alleged illegal activity". The massage parlor allegedly had multiple violations that included hiring unlicensed massage therapists and evidence that male customers were offered other services, you know, like sexual ones?

All these allegations only made my irrational fear grow! In case you missed it, not too long ago, the Morning Show had a discussion on massage parlors and "happy endings", as they're called.

Raphael Lovaski
Raphael Lovaski
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Buzz revealed that he isn't comfortable with massages because of the whole stranger touching you thing.

Nico and I revealed that we've never been to a massage parlor, in part because it sounds expensive, but for me- it's because of this weird fear I have. Even though I think I should get a massage, my shoulders feel a bit hunched and I feel a knot in my back- I'm not brave enough to venture out to a massage parlor.

First, I'd like to acknowledge that I know it's awful of me to even stereotype massage parlors as only places for people to get "happy endings" so I apologize. I cast no judgement, if that's what floats your boat, then okay.

My irrational fear is that if I do end up going to a massage parlor and I'm just minding my business, what happens if it gets raided for alleged illegal activity?! And then the next day, KFOX or KVIA is reporting "Joanna Barba of KLAQ was found in a raid of a massage parlor because of alleged illegal activity"?!

That, ladies and gentleman, is my irrational fear.

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KLAQ had a man on the ground at Sturgis who sent us daily photo updates and it looks like the pandemic hasn't stopped many the people from partying.

Check out the photos below and imagine you're right there in the middle of all the action.

Well, maybe not the spitting contest, unless you're into that sort of thing.