A lot of the most interesting and entertaining information about strippers can be found online at blogs and websites that are created by strippers. If you’re interested in how dancers view their job, the clubs they work in, and their customers, spend a little time at some of these sites.
If you read the stripper blogs and forums, you’ll come to understand that dancing in strip clubs is first and foremost a job. You’ll learn that the women who strip are not prostitutes and that if they want to be successful as strippers they have to take their work seriously.
You’ll learn what kinds of customers dancers like (aside from the obvious—guys with money) and what kinds of customers they hate (even if they have money). You’ll read story after story about irritating customers, amusing customers, appreciated regulars, good and bad club managers, DJs, and even other dancers that strippers have to put up with.
If you’re interested in learning more about what the world looks like from a dancer’s perspective, these are some sites I recommend:
This one’s my favorite. It’s all discussion forums and it’s fascinating. I love reading the Newbie Board because it humanizes dancers more than any other stripper website I’ve seen.
Many of the forums at this site allow only dancers to post, and the new dancers are straightforward about their feelings for the job and the difficulties they’re having with the work conditions, customers, management, etc. The dancers who respond to the newbie’s questions are so supportive that you can’t help but feel respect for their generosity and kindness.
Here’s a typical thread in which a desperate would-be dancer asks advice on what to wear for her audition.
There’s a board where dancers discuss specific clubs, a board where dancers discuss private party shows, and even a customer forum where customers can ask dancers questions.
From the masthead: Learn how to be a stripper. Should I be a stripper? Should you become a stripper? Your online source for stripper tips, help with stripper problems. Stripper 101: Learn how to strip.
This blog deals primarily with the common problems strippers face—how to deal with everything from pole dancing injuries to psycho customers to drama in the dressing room.
Quote: “We know men are going to judge us and when they are angry, we know the easiest target is our jobs. That’s something that’s hurt me, but it’s something I can live with. It really helps me detach from someone actually—when they are so low as to call me names because of my job. Goodbye, sir. You are done.”
From the masthead: MY EXPERIENCE AS A DANCER – THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS
Dancer Bella Hack shares personal stories and answers questions from dancers and customers.
Quote: “I don’t like making men cum because it’s not my job. In fact, many times I can tell when a guy is about to bust a nut so I switch positions. I’m not the only one with this tactic. I discussed it with a dancer in the dressing room a while ago … Yes, I know, I’m a dirty, hustling tease. That’s the job I signed up for.”
Another how-to blog that answers questions on the stripper lifestyle. This blog is connected to a website where you can purchase an e-book for $19.95 titled “How to Be a Stripper.” The blog hasn’t been updated since 2012, but I found it fun to read this dancer’s advice on how to pick a stripper name, how to increase tips, and what to expect during amateur night. There’s a Stripper Shoe of the Month section that’s amusing. Here’s my favorite. Ballet toe shoes with 7 1/2 inch heels.
This is a how-to guide that focuses specifically on how dancers can make money, money, and more money. I found this dancer’s businesslike attitude fascinating. She covers sales techniques for selling more lap dances, which cities offer the best money-making opportunities for strippers, and how to sell dances to customers from the stage. She even recommends Zig Ziglar’s books on how to close a sale, and gives examples of how she has used his closes.
I have recognized her advice occasionally in the way dancers in Vegas have approached me.
There’s lots of free info, but paid memberships are available to dancers who want all the inside info. I’ve only read the free stuff, but there’s a lot of it.
If you really want to know what dancers are like, on the stripper blogs you can get it in their own words.