They choose a star ranking and write a description about what they liked and didn’t like about the service. To find new spots, an advanced search feature shows the highest-rated locations on Google Maps, with links to phone numbers. Users talk about their experiences and debate their favorites in the forums. The conversation between reviewers sometimes steers off course; they participate in Super Bowl bets and talk about their marriages.
It sounds like a description of Yelp, but this is a far seedier sort of review site. RubMaps, a subscription service that encourages user reviews, focuses on under-the-table sex work that occurs at undercover brothels. It’s a comprehensive guide to all of the fake massage parlors in the U.S. that give clients sexual services. Users call themselves “mongers” and are led by “Mongo,” the webmaster and ringleader.
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“Mongos” post forums and blog posts like “Simply Boobs” and “Best in the area” to discuss their favorite picks and personal stories. But not everyone is happy in the forums; there are posts that critique services rendered and even a blog discussing how President Donald Trump’s administration could affect parlors across the country.
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The “mongers” who frequent RubMaps rate their experiences in detail, and trade information about accessing undercover brothels. There’s a glossary on RubMaps with a NSFW rundown of the online community’s lingo, from “Roman shower” to “babyback.” I don’t want to tell you what either of those things mean. Getting full access to the guide costs money; users pay to access most of the content. There’s a monthly $14.95 option, or a yearly $99 option.