Honey, will you rub my back?

United States
February 27, 2007 3:25pm CST
I get so tired of saying that to my husband and getting the answer of I guess so. Why as woman do we enjoy massages and men seem not to? I always offer to give him a back rub and he could care less. Am I alone in this feeling or what???
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@MrsSgtB (289)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Oh this one aggravates me. He loves to get a massage but when it is my turn he rubs my back maybe for 2 minutes and makes an excuse that he doesn't do it as good as me and quits. LOL Men!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Okay so I'm not the only person with this issue. Mine could care less if he receives a back rub, but I've offered a foot massage as awful as that would be for me, and nope it's just not his thing. So I don't even have a baragining chip. It stinks! Thanks for your response.
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27 Feb 07
Mr. loves getting backrubs. Unfortunately he's incredibly selfish when it comes to giving them, and I'm the one with the painful back problems! :( He whinges like anything at the mere suggestion and makes excuses. He'd never turn down getting one though!
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27 Feb 07
As much as I love a good back massage my husband is hopeless at them. But the good news is he scratches my back which is also nice. He also enjoys a good massage in return. So in answer I think both men and women enjoy them equally. Now the hardest part is trying to find time to get one when you're flaked out after a long hard day at work and come home to run the household!
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@mudmud (6)
• United States
27 Feb 07
You obviously haven't met my boyfriend. It's the same routine every night, he'll ask me to rub his back and I'll do so for 15 mintues and then it's his back itches from the massage, then it's another 10 mintues of taking care of his wandering itchies.
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@paidreader (5151)
• United States
13 Apr 07
Hubby always enjoys it when I give him a relaxing back rub. He truly appreciates what my fingers can do to relax his sore muscles after a hard day of work. Over many years of practice, my hands have gotten quite a bit stronger and he really enjoys a deep tissue massage. He's not always so willing to return the favor though. His rarely last longer than 5 minutes & rarely work out any of my knots which will make me ask for one. My sister went to school to be a massage therapist and while she practiced on me a few times before her exams, she was trained to do it differently than I do and it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. She said they teach you to give a massage and that when they get a client at the school, they aren't supposed to make any sounds of pleasure, probably due to "another" profession. Personally, the only way I know when I've found a sore spot is when I can get a groan out of hubby. Once I hear that, I know where the knots are and can begin working it out. :)