An American Twist on the Geisha
In addition to selling lap dances, Vegas strip club dancers may also provide customers with what they call a “GFE” (girlfriend experience), though they won’t openly use this term while providing the service to you.
The GFE is about the high art of erotic pleasure through flirtation. You buy the dancer drinks and tip her for her time and she’ll sit and flirt with you.
Sometimes she’ll even sit on your lap and run her fingers through your hair while you make small talk. She’ll gaze fondly into your eyes like you’re on a real date and basically act like she’s hot for you. GFEs are great for men who feel shy about high-mileage lap dances or who want to relax and build up to a physical encounter with flirtation and drinks first.
They are also a great way to find the perfect dancer for a high-mileage lap dance or private show.
I recently had a memorable GFE with a dancer at Sapphire (club review / club website). I was there early in the evening, before the club starts getting packed at around 10 p.m. I was sitting at a table when she sat down in my lap and I offered to buy her a drink. This is how a GFE always starts. If a dancer approaches and you offer her a drink, she’ll assume a GFE might be what you’re looking for. She’ll go into full flirt mode.
This dancer was knockout gorgeous. She asked me where I was from. I told her I had moved to Las Vegas to edit a magazine about professional gambling.
“Do you have a system?” she asked.
“I count cards at blackjack,” I said.
Her face lit up. “We should go gambling together some time.”
We had a brief conversation about gambling that made it clear to me she knew nothing about it. But who cared? Not me. We could have been talking about bowling or dog training for all I cared. She asked me about my favorite casino and whatnot. She laughed at my jokes. The conversation went on for two drinks, then into the VIP, and the longer it went on, the more I enjoyed it.
This is essentially the ancient art of the geisha, except the make-up is updated and the women aren’t pouring tea.
Great Vegas Strip Clubs for a GFE
Treasures (club review/club website) is an excellent place for a high-end GFE. The club is the most opulent and luxurious in Vegas, with stacked 9s and 10s and deep sofas and easy chairs to sink into with a dancer. It’s easy to get lost with a beautiful girl in this sumptuous scene.
You can even invite a dancer to dine with you at the club’s gourmet steakhouse. She’ll dress up for your date and flirt with you over drinks and your meal. Then, when you’re ready to get physical, the club offers private-room dances starting at only $250 for 30 minutes, plus drinks for both of you.
Deja Vu (club review/ club website) is another excellent club for unwinding with a pretty girl with flirtation and drinks before heading off to the VIP. The atmosphere is relaxed, especially during the club’s open bar every night from 6 pm to 10 pm, before the Vegas strip club rush from 10 pm to 1 am.
I’ve seen an elderly gentleman at Deja Vu so drawn to the dancer flirting with him (Savannah) that he leaned over and kissed her. He wasn’t trying to be aggressive. That was just how she made him feel.
Another dancer might have summoned a bouncer to throw the guy out. But Savannah just smiled and kissed him back. And then she laughed. The guy was beaming. A little while later they headed off hand-in-hand for a private-bedroom show.
A GFE is also how I met TVO correspondent Reagan Reilly, who dances at Palomino Club (club review / club website). At Palomino Club, the girls don’t ask you for a dance—they court you until you can’t resist one.
How Much to Tip for a Girlfriend Experience
As a general rule, if you’re buying a dancer a drink, tip her an additional $10 for every song or two that she entertains you, especially if you may not get a private dance. I tipped my GFE at Sapphire twenty bucks for entertaining me so thoroughly—way beyond the usual lap dance experience—and then I got a VIP show too.
And if you go on to a lap dance or private show with a dancer you’ve been drinking and flirting with, you have already established a level of intimacy and trust. The dancer tends to be more playful, and the experience tends to be warmer and more fun.
Why not spend some time with a dancer and let her charm you the next time you come to Vegas? With the right dancer, a GFE can make your night.
Sapphire Now Offers a Girlfriend Experience with Porn Stars
Sapphire is now offering girlfriend experiences with some of the top female stars in adult films every Friday and Saturday night.
After the adult actress appears on stage, you can retire with her to one of Sapphire’s private Skyboxes for a steak and lobster dinner and/or a VIP show for dessert.
Click on the link for details.
Vegas Brothel and Escort Girlfriend Experiences
Las Vegas escorts and nearby brothels also offer girlfriend experiences that start with dinner and gambling or a show and end with actual sex, complete with kissing. For more information, see our page on Vegas-area escorts and brothels.