Double Your Pleasure… and Your Profits

October 31, 2006

A word about “doubles.”

A “double” is a term used in many clubs to define a lap dance with two girls at once. Generally, dancers team up on a guy and instead of selling him a song with one girl, they sell him a song with two girls. Of course, he has to pay each girl individually, so one song ends up costing twice as much. So, definitions out of the way, here are some observations about the practice of doubles in the clubs I’ve worked in.

I’ve noticed that when I’m considered new meat at a club, before the other girls realize I’m a veteran dancer, I’m approached by dancers and asked if I want to try for a double with them. The girls asking me are always the girls who I later hear complaining in the dressing room that they’re not doing well monetarily. I’ve deduced that these girls think that with their pluck and my “new girl” charm, they can piggy-back the night on me. When they realize that I’m not shy (I’m just quiet) and not gullible, and have been dancing for a little while, they stop asking.

Sometimes I’ll politely turn them down, and sometimes I’ll take them up on it. If I feel that a girl is trying to take advantage of me, I tell her I’d rather work on my own. Sometimes I also get the sensation that we won’t have the same style of flirting and talking, or that they’ll pressure men into dances more than I’m comfortable doing, and will turn them down in these situations as well. Otherwise, I see doubles as an excellent opportunity to upsell dances and make sure the customer empties his wallet.

Sometimes, the girls who approach me to do a “double” with them are just sweethearts who think I’m new and shy and want to help and make a buck in the process. Usually, I mesh very well with these girls and we end up cleaning house. The nice thing about doubles is that you can dance with the girl and pretend to kiss and touch each other, and the customer is satisfied without ever getting a real lap dance. Even if you only spend half the song dancing with another girl, that’s still only half of a song to pay any real attention to the customer. He, of course, gets the sensation that the song was too short, and ends up buying another double.

Lets say he had a paltry $100 to spend in the club, and a single song was $25. Two girls would clean him out with just 2 songs instead of the 4 songs he would have bought with one girl. Whether or not it will be beneficial financially depends on the ratio of dancers to customers in a club. If there’s only a few customers and too many girls (often the case in smaller clubs) its a good way for girls to share the wealth. Again, if theres a ton of customers and plenty of dancers, its an easy way to breeze through your night with company of a fellow girl. However, if there’s a lot of customers and too few dancers (normally, a small town problem) it would be better for dancers to split up and work the crowd seperately so that one guy isnt getting the attention of half the girls in the club.

Lastly, remember that its all about fantasy. Try to make it look real with the other girl, as though you’re really turned on. Men eat it up, and will throw every dollar they have at you to keep the fantasy alive. Just remember to try not to share too many bodily fluids with the other girl, even when kissing. Strip clubs are certainly no strangers to STDs.
Hopefully you’ll be able to recognize the good opportunities for doubles, and leap upon them. They really can be profitable if you have the right chemistry with another dancer and you know when its the right time. Just remember to keep your customer’s fantasy alive without ever letting another girl pressure you into doing anything you’re not comfortable with. And, on that note, don’t ever pressure another girl who you feel would be easy to take advantage of to do a double with you. Good luck ladies… go get ’em!

Intermediate Pole Tricks

October 31, 2006

This is a short video of a who woman certainly has the technical aspects of pole dancing mastered. Its obviously a little bit tame for a strip club, but sexy nonetheless. I like this video because it shows how athletic pole dancers have to be. I’m glad that she didn’t do a lot of sexually suggestive moves because it helps demonstrate that pole dancing can be great exercise for those who want to try pole dancing but shy from the innuendos of it.

Pole Dancing Kit for Kids is Pulled from Shelves

October 30, 2006

A recent report in the Sydney Morning Herald annouced that a “sexy” pole-dancing kit has been pulled from the toys and games section of a website run by Britain’s biggest retailer after protests from outraged parents.
The Peekaboo pole-dancing kit, which has a “sexy garter” to help “unleash the sex kitten inside” was sold in Tesco Direct’s toys and games section, The Daily Mail reported. “Soon you’ll be flaunting it to the world and earning a fortune in Peekaboo Dance Dollars,” its blurb reads. “Unleash the sex kitten inside… simply extend the Peekaboo pole inside the tube, slip on the sexy tunes and away you go!” The kit was £50 ($100) kit includes a 2.6-metre chrome pole, a “sexy dance garter” and a DVD demonstrating suggestive dance moves, the report said.

Family campaigners slammed the kit’s status as a toy, saying it would “destroy children’s lives”.

“It is an open invitation to turn the youngest children on to sexual behaviour,” Dr Adrian Rogers of the Family First group told The Daily Mail. “This will be sold to four, five and six-year-olds. This is a most dangerous toy that will contribute towards destroying children’s innocence. Children are being encouraged to dance round a pole, which is interpreted in the adult world as a phallic symbol. This should only be available to the most depraved people who want to corrupt their children.” The Daily Mail report said Tesco had removed the kit from the toys and games area of its site, but would still sell it as a “fitness accessory”.

The retailer denied the pole-dancing kit was sexually oriented and it was clearly marked for adult use. “Pole dancing is an increasing exercise craze. This item is for people who want to improve their fitness and have fun at the same time,” a spokesman said. Other British retailers had been forced to remove sexually suggestive children’s products from their shelves, including padded bras with a “Little Miss Naughty” logo, the report said.

My personal thoughts on this: Whoever thought that it would be a good idea to market this to children was a moron. Wouldn’t want all the competition that an army of cute British girls with poles would grow up to be. (kidding) But seriously, I’m glad they’re keeping it as a “fitness accessory.” Pole dancing is very good exercise, and the recent trend in pole dancing fitness has inspired a lot of women to get fit because it gives them exercise and makes them feel sexy at the same time. (Try feeling sexy on a treadmill!)

I’m also why Dr. Rogers was quoted as saying, “This should ony be available to the most depraved people who want to corrupt their children.” Doesn’t that seem odd? Shouldn’t depraved parents be the people prevented from buying a pole for their children? As a representative of Family First, you’d think that she would be quoted saying somethig to the effect of “Nobody should purchase this product for a child.” It makes me wonder if she has actually thought through the consequences of selling this product in the toy department, or if she’s just speculating that its probably a bad idea.

I’m interested to hear all of your comments… surely you’ll have a lot to say about this one. In the meantime, I’m going to run out and pick up one of these to practice on!

Proof that Strippers are Athletic

October 30, 2006

Wow, what a shot!  If you watch til the end of the video, you see that the girl is very hot (and very naked)!  I freakin’ love this girl!

Pole Trick Goes Wrong… horribly wrong…

October 29, 2006

If you find any other funny stripper mishaps, feel free to post the link in the comments.

First Pakistani Miss Bikini Universe

October 29, 2006

While many Pakistanis are showing disapproval for their own native Mariyah Moten being crowned Best in Media at the Miss Bikini Universe 2006 pagent, The Stripper Blog congratulates her on being a positive liberal influence on conservative eastern cultures. The pagent was held in late August in China.

When asked for her thoughts on winning, twenty-two year old Mariyah said, “I have broken all barriers, and in the coming years there will be other Pakistani contestants, who will carry this title. My intention was to project Pakistan is a very modern way.” In a comment she made about what conservative Muslim critics are saying, Mariyah stated matter-of-factly, “Hardliners are basically people who try to impose their thoughts on others. We are not affected by people like them. We believe Pakistan is a country that is made up of moderate Muslims like myself. And yes, some people may not like the idea of a Pakistani girl in a bikini, but alas, we have done it and there is no way they can change anything about it.”

Its nice to see a girl doing something to liberate herself from cultural stigmas. This is what the strip-club industry is about. Every day we’re fighting a battle against repressive sexual social standards. We’re behind Mariyah Moten as she continues in her quest to “educate others about Pakistan.” The Stripper Blog wishes her the best and hopes that she doesn’t get too much harassment from extremists.