True story: I was in a midwestern city at a party with 8 or so attractive gay guys in their mid-40s who all knew each other. (Other people were there also.) At some point in the evening, I asked how these 8 guys knew each other, and I got this response (blushing): they knew each other from a "genital massage" group/class they had all participated in for many years together. On top of thinking this was terribly hot, I was overcome with curiosity, but unfortunately I didn't get to ask all the questions I had because the setting wasn't right. I did manage to learn that this group had started as an alternative to unprotected sex, at a time when the AIDS epidemic was just beginning and people were trying to find safe ways of getting each other off. But besides that, I didn't get much information. I wanted to know, who started this class/group? Was it simply mutual j/o, or did it have other (nonsexual) goals as well? Do these groups still exist elsewhere? How does one find them? Are they open to strangers and new pupils? I love the idea of getting to play with a bunch of other guy's dicks in a totally safe setting, especially with "regulars" whom you get to know. But how do you maintain 8-way friendship (as these men apparently did) and relationships within the group (there were two steady couples) and avoid jealousy/competition when in the "massage" setting? I thought the whole thing sounded fascinating. Has anyone ever heard of this? Done it? Interested in any information you have. Thanks! p.s. first post!