Until the end of 1999 I often was quite pleased with my experiences at the lingerie modeling shops in Sarasota, Florida and nearby towns. However, in December 1999 there were many arrests of girls working in these shops for solicitation for prostitution, unlawful acts in a sexually oriented business, and practicing massage without a license. See “Sting targets adult businesses” by Jennifer Sullivan in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on December 22, 1999, page 1B. As a result, the girls working in these shops have become afraid to do much of anything, and even most of the shops that weren’t a rip-off before are rip-offs now: The girls working in them prey on your unspoken assumption that they are going to do more than they can tell you about, and no matter how much you pay, it’s very likely all you’re going to get for your money is seeing a girl dance while wearing lingerie. However, they’ll give you the same sales pitch as in the past: “The better the tip, the better the session.” Most of the time, it’s a lie. Don’t pay $150 or whatever unless you can afford to waste it. If you get the right girl at the right shop, you can still get a hand job or even intercourse, but it’s a case of you pay your money and take your chances. The best strategy is probably to ask if they’ll give you a back rub or light touch body rub. Avoid using the word “massage,” since that is legally limited to people with massage licenses.
Also, be aware of the fact that each and every of the below mentioned shops that I’ve been to had a video camera at the entrance or in the waiting room. You can’t get in or out without being videotaped, and there may always be a videotape record of your having been to a sexually oriented business. If that concerns you, either stay away or wear a hat with a broad brim and/or sunglasses that will make you hard to identify on the videotape.
7857 Old Route 301, a.k.a. 15th Street East, Sarasota (941) 355-8770
6240 S. Tamiami Trail (Route 41), Sarasota (941) 926-8419. Located on the west side of Route 41 a little north of Clark next to Mario’s Pizza. When I went there a young woman whose looks didn’t turn me on told me they do “Lingerie modeling, swimsuit modeling, light touch bodyrub, … adult entertainment” and no have timers for length of session.
Fantasies & Lingerie
35 Beneva Road, Sarasota (941) 366-2009, located deep in the southwest corner of Beneva and Fruitville Road. This shop had the prettiest girls of any I visited, but I got evasive answers when I asked what they do and therefore chose not to have a “session” and so can’t say whether this shop is worthwhile or a typical rip-off.
Fantasies in Lace
5900 S. Tamiami (a.k.a., Route 41), on the west side of Route 41 in Sarasota. The girls here say they do only “lingerie modeling.” I’ve never spent any money here and therefore can’t say, but in the aforementioned December 22, 1999 Sarasota Herald-Tribune article I see two of the girls working here, ages 20 and 22, were arrested in December 1999. I’ve stopped here to look a few times. Sometimes you’ll find an attractive woman here, and other times you won’t.
Naughty Lady Modeling
4515 Tamiami Trail (Route 41), Sarasota – This shop is CLOSED, permanently. Rumor has it there were “busts” for prostitution there, “and they went after the owner.” The police must have had better luck here than I did, i.e., picked a different girl.
Roman Holiday Spa
303 S. Tamiami Trail (Route 41), Sarasota, 4 Bay Plaza shopping center, Suite H, (941) 484-4690. According to the aforementioned December 22, 1999 Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, two of the girls working here, ages 18 and 21, were arrested, so maybe this shop is worth a try – or maybe the girls here are now too paranoid.
1248 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234 (941) 751-2900 – www.royalerelax.com
5119 Route 41, Sarasota, south of University, (941) 359-3666
Ultimate Relaxation, 6818 14th Street West (U.S. 41), Whitfield Plaza shopping center, Bradenton 34207 (941) 758-9131. Body rub or massage by young women who were not dressed in a sexually suggestive way when I dropped in.
2226 Gulf Gate, Sarasota (on the south side between Route 41 and Beneva), (941) 927-4634 & 758-9131. Same as above. However, this shop’s advertisement in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the lower half of a female face with sensuous red lips, is sexually suggestive.
777 Westmoreland, at the intersection with U.S. 41 (west side), north of the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport – (941) 359-1990. This was one of my favorite shops until it closed sometime near the end of 1999. A girl working in another lingerie modeling shop said it had something to do with zoning. No other business has moved into this location, so maybe it will re-open.
7857 Old Route 301 15th Street East
Sarasota (941) 355-8770
6240 S. Tamiami Trail Route 41
Sarasota (941) 926-8419
north of Clark next to Mario’s Pizza
Fantasies & Lingerie
35 Beneva Road Sarasota
southwest corner of Beneva and Fruitville Road
Fantasies in Lace
5900 S. Tamiami Route 41
west side of Route 41 in Sarasota
Roman Holiday Spa
303 S. Tamiami Trail Route 41
Sarasota, 4 Bay Plaza shopping center
Suite H (941) 484-4690
1248 Whitfield Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34234
5119 Route 41
Sarasota south of University
6818 14th Street West U.S.41
Whitfield Plaza shopping center
Ultimate Relaxation 2
2226 Gulf Gate, Sarasota
south side between Route 41 and Beneva
(941) 927-4634 & 758-9131
intersection with U.S. 41 west side
north of Sarasota-Bradenton Airport