Women Rights activist and writer, Mercedes Rowe Asamani, has alleged that older married and unmarried women who are sex-starved join gyms not merely to exercise their bodies but to have sex with trainers in exchange for financial assistance.
Commenting on the issue of male gym trainers being engaged by richer, older married and unmarried women for sexual purposes, Ms Asamani noted that while society seems reluctant to discuss this canker, there are a lot of women engaged in the practice.
“A lot of these sex-starved married women and older women intentionally join gyms just to be sleeping with trainers and luring them with financial assistance but we aren’t ready for that conversation,” she asserted.
There has been a lot of talk about how gym instructors and trainers are engaged in illicit sexual relationships with older married women under the pretext of helping them stay fit. Rumours of these gym instructors and trainers being used essentially as toy boys by richer older married and unmarried women have from time to time engaged the attention of some persons on social media.
In July last year, a gym instructor, known affectionately as Little, was allegedly murdered at Tantra Hill, Accra, for allegedly having an affair with a married woman.
The incident provoked a barrage of criticism against gym instructors, who knowingly have amorous relationships with married women. But the angle of married women deliberately seeking out younger gym instructors for sexual relationships was not brought to the front burner.