CBC iTeam report: Sex for sale at Regina massage parlours

Using a hidden camera, CBC's iTeam have visited massage parlours all over Regina — and what they've found is that there are more than just backrubs for sale.

Hidden-camera investigation shows what goes on inside

Warning: Some language may offend

Using a hidden camera, CBC's iTeam have visited massage parlours all over Regina — and what they've found is that there are more than just backrubs for sale.

A member of the iTeam, David Fraser, visited addresses on Albert Street, Broad Street, Victoria Avenue, Rose Street and 11th Avenue.

He asked what services were available before leaving.

In six out of eight cases, offers for sexual services for payment were either made directly or implied.

CBC iTeam's David Fraser visited 8 Regina massage parlours as part of our exclusive investigation. (CBC)
CBC Saskatchewan's iTeam has learned than a number of massage parlours in Regina offer sexual services. (CBC)
CBC Saskatchewan's iTeam took a hidden camera inside a number of Regina's massage parlours. (CBC)
There are more signs like this around Regina than there were a decade ago, Regina Police say. (CBC)

One woman explained that a "hand job" would cost "a total of $85."

Several others said a full body massage would conclude with a "happy ending" — massage parlour code for an orgasm.

At most of the locations the women were reluctant to discuss details of the services offered.

In one case, after offering a "happy ending," one woman explained: "I talk with you too much already. I will get in trouble, you know."

But at another location, the woman at the front counter freely offered more detail.

She indicated that she had 10 different women on offer who are "all different sizes, shapes and colours", from a "slender, somewhat busty and blond" woman to an "extremely busty brunette".

"Not fat, not skinny. An hour-glass figure," she said.

She explained the massage parlour is open every day with one exception. "The only day we ever close our doors is Christmas day."

"You can start from $100 being the bottom of the cookie jar not getting a lot." she explains. "They don't even get undressed for that."

But she explained "you still get a little something something. A little smile."

However "if you're looking for the whole shebang" the price starts at $200 for a half hour.

CBC's iTeam has produced a series of stories about massage parlours and sexual exploitation in Saskatchewan. The series continues at CBC Saskatchewan tonight and Tuesday.

About the Author

Geoff Leo

iTeam Investigative Journalist

Geoff Leo has been a reporter for CBC News in Saskatchewan since 2001. His work has won numerous awards.

With files from David Fraser


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