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Feel like a sultan at a Turkish bath
In many private hamams, a "tellak" - a young man or woman who helps wash clients by soaping and scrubbing their bodies - soaps you with natural Turkish soaps and later scrubs your body with a "kese" - a bath glove. Among the benefits of a kese massage ...
Modern Turkish baths not just for scrubbing
Here you are introduced to your “scrubber,” known as tellak for a man and natir for a woman, who will accompany you through your basic hamam experience. The tellak will first guide you to a steam room where you can relax for a while.
Os profissionais do sexo que existiram ao longo da História
Com a queda do Império Otomano, os jovens tellaks foram substituídos por atendentes adultos — e as atividades de cunho sexual desapareceram por completo. No entanto, até hoje o termo “hamam oglani” (ou algo como “menino do banho”) é usado ...
Istanbul's baths make a comeback
You are then led by beefy tellaks, traditional masseurs, to a heated marble slab in the middle of the chamber, and vigorously scrubbed and slapped around, before dousing yourself in cool water from the old brass taps set in the walls.
Los turcos desafían el miedo y celebran la fiesta del Orgullo Gay
"Fue en esta época en la que empezaron a desaparecer los tellaks, adolescentes que se encargaban de lavar a los hombres en los hamanes y de realizar servicios sexuales", explica un miembro de la organización. Fotos para librarse de la mili. Una mirada ...

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