How to Survive Your First Strip Club
If you found yourself contemplating the wondrous question of “To visit or not to visit a strip club,” then you’re in the right place. As a woman, strip clubs can be a world of confusion. Are you treating your fellow women like meat? Should you not look? Should you sit at the stage? Should you tip?
Hot damn, it’s no wonder hardly any women go to these things. And yes, when I say strip club, I mean the real ones with women dancers. Unfortunately for us, “male strip clubs” are few and far between. The most common show we get is a “revue” which is basically a choreographed dance with shirtless men. Hardly the same.
So these tips are for the traditional strip club. Maybe when I visit a male strip club I’ll post an equivalent post on how to survive those. But…I think you ladies can handle yourselves at one of those. These are the ones that give women grief. I’m here to help relieve some of that.
1. Sit up close
That’s right. Sitting up close shows you want to be there. This is important if you’re with your male partner and didn’t just bring him for his benefit. Because that’s what people will think if you’re seated in the back. You should only go if you’re to enjoy it as well. And the best seat is up front.
2. Get plenty of tip money
Yes, as a woman, you should tip your fellow lady. If you like what you’re seeing, if you’re impressed by her skills, if you just think she’s working it and earned a few bucks, toss ‘em out. These girls (for the most part) work damn hard and they don’t get a salary. Plus, being a woman tipping alerts the dancer and fellow patrons you’re “cool” and support her. If you don’t, you may come across as a judgemental, disapproving lady. We don’t want that!
3. Don’t think about your partner
This sounds harsh. It’s not. (This is also assuming you go WITH your partner, as I did.) But if you think about your partner, the odds of you getting jealous increase. So don’t. Instead, think about the dancer, how much strength she needs to hang like that, how nice her ass is and the exercising she must do, and just enjoy the show and focus on how it’s making YOU feel. If you’re enjoying it, it’s okay for your partner to enjoy it too. No need for anyone to get jealous. He knows he’s not going home with her and he doesn’t expect you to look/dance/behave like her. It’s a strip club. This is just a show. Just like you don’t expect him to behave like Magic Mike just because you watched the movie. Jealousy is a wasted emotion. Don’t worry about it.
4. Order a drink
Not only is this usually a requirement at nearly every strip club, but it will give you something to do if you become less than chill. If you’re just looking, settling in, nursing a drink makes you look a little more relaxed. It also gives you something to fiddle with if the worst should happen and you’re uncomfortable. I know I clutched onto mine for the first hour, sipping, sipping, until it became discarded and I wasn’t afraid to not only look at the women but make eye contact with them. They’re performers just like any other. But it’s alright if at first you’re antsy. Also, I’d suggest ordering at least one drink with booze to help you relax.
5. Arousal is okay
Shit, I’m getting pretty serious here. Well, if you’re this far and don’t yet know that I’m pretty bold, I don’t know what to tell ya. We’re all women. Arousal isn’t a dirty word or feeling. And if it is, we need to work on those cages of yours. Keep reading.
Back to the point. If you become aroused, awesome! That’s the point. As a woman, you don’t JUST need to admire her strength and her skill and envy her ass. It doesn’t mean you need to question your sexuality or have a breakdown or panic attack. Women are beautiful, we are. You don’t need to label everything and think “Am I curious now? Am I bi? A lesbian?”
Shhh…. It just means you appreciate beauty and sexuality. If you want to dive down that rabbit hole later, go ahead. But I think labels are dangerous and they prevent us from just being. “Oh I don’t wanna get aroused, I’m not a lesbian.” Ignore that voice and just live in the moment and feel how you feel. Honestly, you’ll enjoy the show more AND you won’t be as jealous of your man. You’ll understand his feelings.
You can even read about my experience at my first strip club HERE. It’s completely honest and I’m sure what you can expect on your visit. I learned a lot!
6. Treat the dancers like women
Don’t be awkward, they are just like you and me. The fact that they dance nekid/partially-nekid for money means zilch. They aren’t whores, they aren’t stupid, they aren’t less than you. A strip club is a business, these girls are working. Smile, wink, compliment, whatever feels right. If you ask for a dance, relax and ask her like you would ask for a tour of the building. She’ll be casual, sweet, sultry, and lead the way. And the more you talk to them, the more you realize how similar they are.
7. Dress for the message
What the fuck does that mean? It means if you’re going purely for your partner, be them a man or woman, if you don’t want any part, you need to dress like it. Pants, no plunging cleavage. If you want them to know you’re into this, dressing for this part will count more too. I wore shorts and a lower cut top and when we had our dance, our dancer said she wished I’d have worn a skirt. She also took advantage while on stage to peek at my tits. So like I said, my outfit relayed that I was up for any fun they could throw at me. Something to keep in mind.
In the end, only you can determine if your strip club visit ends up being a great or a sucky time. It’s all about if you leave your preconceived notions at the door, like I did, and take the experience for what it is and see it in a new light. Or, if you drag them in with you and see everything with a religious/disgust filter, refusing to let your opinion be swayed. I think if you go in with the right attitude, get excited, feel sexy, that you’ll enjoy yourself.
Now talk to me! Do you have other tips to share? How did your first experience go?