There are a number of reasons why I prefer male massage therapists:
1-Male massage therapists get less work than female-identified therapists, and I want to support them. It's unfortunate that because the massage profession has had an underground and salacious past rooted in sex trafficking, most clients will stay away from any guy who does massage. I completely understand this sentiment.
There are lots of really knowledgeable, talented, caring, and PROFESSIONAL male therapists that have your best interest in mind.
2-I'm a dude, and I feel more comfortable with dudes working in intimate areas. This is my truth. The "inner thigh" (the Adductors) and my butt (Gluteus Maximus/Medius/Minimus) are areas that I really need worked on, especially because of my work. I hate when a therapist (or a major spa chain) feels uncomfortable working on my glutes. IT"S A BODY PART, WHO CARES?! I'm not wanting anything sexual, I need a medical massage!
Just like some people feel more comfortable with a female therapist, I definitely prefer a male. The majority of my clients come to me because I'm a guy.