I remember the beginning days of my career as a stripper…which I didn’t know at the time I was going to turn it into a career. Maybe it was an addiction more than a career. You could say I was addicted to paying my bills and taking care of my kids, ya know feeding and clothing them. All of the other girls were in the same boat when I started, we kept our stripping on the QT hush. It was not cool to strip back when we were doin it (in the 80’s). It was very taboo, so you didn’t tell people exactly what you did for a living. “Yeah, Im a waitress or a barmaid I sew socks for a living” anything but the cold HARD truth, people would have looked at you like your a weirdo and we were just normal girls with no daddies and no education (this is the norm for a stripper). But let me tell ya, the pay was quite handsome, along with the tips and back then men didn’t touch you or they would get their asses booted out of the club.
There was a high regard for the stripper gals back when I started, men put us on pedestals literally, thats where we danced and they really had to look up to us, in all senses of the words. These days working in the clubs you get No Respect Rodney, giving a blow job is just like putting on your g-string and heels do they even rinse their moths from patron to patron?… it has become the norm and very much expected from the customers, YIKES! If you do not perform, and I’m not talking on stage, no body is interested and you may walk out with ten bucks cuz a nice guy felt sorry for you…last time I worked I saw the girls in the V.I.P. doing, not dances but sex acts, as if it was just natural “sit down and take off your pants” wtf??? I freaked out on them and told them how they were wrecking the business (almost got punched out). The guys now get to pay less and less for more and more cant the girls see they are cutting off their pay. If you give away the goods at a rate that says you are worth nothing, thats what you will get, nothing and feel like NOTHING. I tried to explain to these new young gals, men will pay more for less, it’s about the chase, the fantasy, they have their ears covered and think I’m an old bitch (I am)…Women who have never been in the strip clubs, dont know how it has changed, it used to be men and women cold go without such threatening behavior going on. It was innocent back in my stripper days and men had respect for the gals.
Today the girls bring out a menu…The days specials are: Blow job $50, and thats high, hand job $20, they will sit down on a man’s penis and ride without a condom I dont know what they charge for that. The bars where I worked would not put up with it. In fact if you were caught touching a guy in any manner or him touching you, you were fined $100.00 or more. These days the owners encourage their girls to do the nasty and they take their cut for sure…I think they call these places BROTHELS not Gentlemen’s Clubs. The girls never fight back, of course how can you when you are on drugs, so its a lose lose situation..But win win for the club owners. They pay off the cops and there ya go ready for round two of hookerville. I am sad because we had a good tight circuit of girls and women who worked the clubs as professionals and I don’t mean of the night. They all had families to take care of most were single mothers trying to get through school. Now the girls say hey I just gave two head jobs geeze is my jaw tired. They make fun like its normal behavior. Desensitized thats what the strippers today are and taken advantage of. They think they got it over on men, well the sex abuse is all over them and they don’t even realize it… Painful to see, it was bad enough to strip for the many years I did, I watched the business evolve into shit encouraging their girls to be whores and getting them hooked on drugs and alcohol. Good job club owners but they see the almighty $$ and that is what rules their world and the poor women they are slaves to the pimp like bosses and to the $$ themselves…
Sure there was always prostitution but you would never know which girl did the dirty deeds because they were all lady like about it and kept their little mouths shut about it. Nowadays they don’t mind tellin’ everyone what they did the night before and how much they got for doin it…Did they say how much crack they bought ? yeah that too! Who needs to know the rotten details well, you can see them just go into your local club and purchase a lap-dance which is now a face dance or a coochie dance…wtf happened? Women love yurselves…It’s tuff in this world of competition and no jobs…oh their are jobs, just Pucker- Up and Blow…
Disillusioned Old Stripper 😉