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By Smhop (Smhop) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:01 am: Edit

This is a non-serious post, but I am curious to know what do you think about Strippers? Exotic dancers....

In your opinion, are they all coke-heads and prostitutes or are they just regular and decent young single moms and college girls trying to make a living? Would you date one? Would your mom/family/friends freak out if you did?

By Magoo (Magoo) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:12 am: Edit

this career has attracted women and men with all types of motives...some do it because of the hours and the money, others may do this because they like the attention...if so, its not my business...if i ran into a stripper on this forum i would not look down on them...why should i?

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 02:13 am: Edit

They are everything you said. I once watched Jenni Jones, Sally, Ricki Lake (I forget which). There was this attractive, young, African American lady (single mom) who used to be a Sunday School teacher. She then broke down in tears and confessed that she was a stripper - and she needed a super-fast way to make lots of money to sustain her children. There's your young single mom. She admitted that what she did wasn't correct by her own principles, but she was so desperate for a quick money fix.

Coke-heads? Well on that same stripper episode, most girls admitted that they couldn't act as uninhibited and promiscuous on stage - had they not drank a lot of alcohol or took drugs. Lots of them said they were regularly shy...

(not strippers/exotic dancers, but I believe Adult Film is a closely related category) There was that California Adult Film company that was indefinitely shut down because an actor contracted AIDs. One of the people commenting with their dismay and outrage at the AIDs scare was an 18 year old girl (she wished to be unnamed - this was in the newspaper), she said that she recently joined the adult film company, without her parents' knowledge, to pay for her own college education.

Playboy people and the like: Some of the more intelligent-sounding ones say they do what they do because they feel their bodies are "works of art" and everyone should be able to appreciate God's masterpiece. One girl said she liked the fact that people could "look but not touch."

In the end, strippers/exotic dancers/adult film stars/playboy people, etc - they are all regular people. There are regular people, males and females, who are sodomites, struggling single parents, coke-heads, alcoholics, etc.

By Idiias (Idiias) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:56 am: Edit

"if i ran into a stripper on this forum i would not look down on them"

"Never look down on someone unless you are trying to help them up"

So clearly magoo, you would not try and help them! HAHAHAHA

By Bumblebee83 (Bumblebee83) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:23 pm: Edit

In my experience it takes a certain type of person to take their clothes off. Yeah sure, stripping is a good way to make money, but so is waiting tables, etc. if youre looking to make quick cash.
If you really want to know what it's like to work for playboy, Gloria Steinem wrote a great essay on it. She got hired at a playboy club in the 60's or 70s (I don't thik they're around anymore) and wrote about her experience. It was basically awful. You have to have low self-esteem to be able to take people staring at you and treating you like an object rather than a person. And I think there is a HUGE difference between strippers and porn stars. Strippers just take their clothes off. not great, but there's no sex. The majority of porn stars were sexually abused as children or something along those lines.

By Appliedmath (Appliedmath) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:27 pm: Edit

Strippers make the world go round. I love strippers. I'm only 16 but I adore strippers. One day I will marry a stripper and bring her out of her misery into the Upper middle class world.

By Magoo (Magoo) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:31 pm: Edit


ok you got me...i barely remember what people say on other threads...good work :)

By Usunkmyb_Ship (Usunkmyb_Ship) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 03:32 pm: Edit

I was thinking more of those Maury geek to chic episodes.

By Goodchocolate (Goodchocolate) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 06:35 pm: Edit

They are all coke-heads, prostitutes, morons, or bored housewives/teachers.

By Smhop (Smhop) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 06:54 pm: Edit

So, there is such a thing as a stereotypical stripper? Though most people here do acknowledeg that not every stripper fits that rule.

Personally, I think it takes two types of people to strip... those who are desperate for any variety of reasons and don't mind being objectified, and those who find it to be a total power trip. The former, in my opinion, are those more likely to get into drugs, prostitution etc... and the latter are more likely to be college girls or middle-class rebels.

Question: IS stripping empowering IE: A striper can make you salivate/give her your money/beg to be with her/fantasize about her/wish you were her? ... or does it objectify and debase the woman who do it?

Another question: who is it more harmful to? The girl who practices it, or the pathetic guy who sits at her feet?

By 1212 (1212) on Thursday, July 08, 2004 - 10:03 pm: Edit

rofl, they are not college students, that is the biggest bs cliche ever

By T2opine (T2opine) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 02:07 am: Edit

Well I've never been fond of strippers. Coke-heads and prostitutes? I can't say I've ever known any so I really wouldn't know. I probably would never date one because I see nothing attractive about the profession, and my family probably wouldn't freak out, but they would make it clear that they aren't happy with it.

By Princess_Banana (Princess_Banana) on Friday, July 09, 2004 - 04:45 am: Edit

my art teacher married a stripper (this was at a conservative, Catholic school mind you)

but then again this was at least a distraction from the female students he often courted

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