Happy endings

There are a gazillion types of happy endings in the world but probably two ways that most people are familiar with the term: either as a good end to a story/event/day or a sexual end to a massage. Thanks to digging around a few magazines and web sites, I’ve compiled a short but hopefully either helpful or entertaining list of happy ending-related links such as where to find them in New York, how to decode them and a bar with an interesting history (for those who don’t actually want a happy ending massage but kinda want to bask in the aura of a place that used to be a happy ending massage parlor in the pre-Guiliani days). Also, a few links to columns I’ve written on the topic… all after the jump.

 

1. Happy Ending Lounge in NYC – you won’t really find any sexual happy endings here unless, I suppose, you go home and get one from your significant other or someone you meet at the bar. Rather this lounge’s name references the fact that it used to be a happy ending massage parlor in its pre-Guiliani crackdown days.

2. Okay, many of us have heard about men getting happy endings to the point where it can sometimes be a little boring. But a woman getting a happy ending? Check out this recent article from Time Out New York’s Sex Issue.

3. The topic of happy ending massages has come up in several of my In&Out columns for Time Out Chicago such as here and here and here

4. Wondering where to find one in NYC? Okie-doke. Here is one site’s pick of the "best handjobs in NYC".

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.

  • http://www.edthegent.com/ Ed the Gent

    My local pub – Good World in Chinatown – used to be a barbershop with an illegal brothel in the back. It has since been changed to this fine Swedish establishment.

    An ex of mine was once offered a happy ending when receiving a cheap massage in my neighborhood (Chinatown). She refused outright but was amused by the offer nevertheless

  • http://www.edthegent.com Ed the Gent

    My local pub – Good World in Chinatown – used to be a barbershop with an illegal brothel in the back. It has since been changed to this fine Swedish establishment.

    An ex of mine was once offered a happy ending when receiving a cheap massage in my neighborhood (Chinatown). She refused outright but was amused by the offer nevertheless

  • Debby

    If she had accepted, I wonder if she would have gotten a warm towel and mint afterwards like the guys tend to get. Mints and warm towels: the hallmark of a happy ending.

  • Debby

    If she had accepted, I wonder if she would have gotten a warm towel and mint afterwards like the guys tend to get. Mints and warm towels: the hallmark of a happy ending.

  • http://www.edthegent.com/ Ed the Gent

    Is that so? I think the only thing she would have received had she accepted was a one way ticket to Sing Sing.

    Your online journal continues to provide top-notch ideas for my online journal, Dr. Deb. You can see the latest one here:

    http://www.edthegent.com/2008/01/friendly-rub.html

    EtG

  • http://www.edthegent.com Ed the Gent

    Is that so? I think the only thing she would have received had she accepted was a one way ticket to Sing Sing.

    Your online journal continues to provide top-notch ideas for my online journal, Dr. Deb. You can see the latest one here:

    http://www.edthegent.com/2008/01/friendly-rub.html

    EtG