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Roman Shusterman, “Peace Through Face Sitting” Guy, Now Offering Free Massages

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​Roman Shusterman caused a minor stir in Union Square last year when he 

So, has anyone taken you up on your offer yet for free massages?

Yeah, five women already have. The sign, it works even better than at Union Square! I’ll be honest, I was even more afraid of doing this out here than when I started face sitting at Union Square. Because at Union Square, I know people, I have friends. But here, I’m all by myself, with no support, and I was able to pull it off. My experiment proved that even people that don’t do it, they like it. Everyone likes the sign! That’s the weird thing. At Union Square, with the face sitting stuff, people would rip my sign and call me a pervert. Here, everyone seems to like it.

The funniest thing is that the girls, they want to see pictures of my other campaign!

Do you give massages to guys?

If I give a massage to a guy, I tell them they have to give one to me. And they never want to do that back. So, no, not yet.

sthrasher@villagevoice.com | @steven_thrasher

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