So, at last, we’ve reached June and the longest day of the year is nearing. Despite some unseasonably cold moments, we’ve also started getting proper t-shirts-and-shorts days. Of course, the London weather is not hot in a reliable way and it’s always best to have a Plan B, but at least there have been undeniable days of mellow breezes and blazing sunshine, giving us all the chance to shake off our cares and relax in the open. In such times, it’s almost as if the weather is giving us its very own version of a gay tantric massage. It caresses our bodies and encircles us with warmth and tenderness as we lie in the grass or on a pool-side sun-lounger. There’s something beautifully sensual about hot summer days that no other season can ever quite match. We’re able to wander the streets of the capital without being shrouded in overcoats and thick layers. The thermal underwear can be put away in a cupboard and entirely forgotten about.
There’s a happy knock-on effect of this uplift in the climate – people are kinder to one another, the only exception being the insufferable conditions on buses and the underground, where people become even angrier than usual. Everywhere else, however, the warm weather brings forth a friendliness and empathy in people that is sometimes dormant. Strangers smile at each other and cheerful conversation peels out of restaurants and on to the pavement. Lovers sigh in doorways or stroll along the embankment at dusk. The laughter of children, so grating during other seasons, suddenly sounds like birdsong. And talking of birdsong, our feathered friends flit across the sky, and their beautiful calls ring out at the beginning and end of each merry day.
On these lovely days in June and July, nothing is quite such a fitting complement as tantric massage in London. It’s one of the nicest things you’ve can give yourself and will work wonders, especially if you’ve been knuckling down at work, away from the sunlight and in need of some TLC. In fact, if you book an evening appointment during the week, then by the time the weekend arrives, you’ll be in optimal condition for enjoying it. A good therapist can revive your mind and body in a one-hour or 90-minute appointment. Your muscles will be soothed and your sensuality awoken. All the anguish and stress of the day will evaporate, drifting out of the window and into the ether. The aspects of life that bring other people down – the rush hour, bills, pressure, deadlines – will no longer leave you feeling out of control. You’ll discover that within you there’s a reservoir of calm which you can call upon in times of angst. The hot days in June will be yours for the basking in.