I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and I love him very much. This weekend we are celebrating his birthday and I have gone out of my way to make this birthday extra special for him and have organized gifts, dinner, and an evening out with friends down to the last detail. I am a little nervous because whenever we go out with his friends, mostly married couples or engaged, they always want to end the night at a strip club. For the past year, I have gotten out of these outings by adamantly putting my foot down that I absolutely will not go. But I know that since it’s his birthday, if he wants to go then I will not have a choice. I have been to a strip club before and it was the most uncomfortable evening of my life. The thought of having to go again just terrifies me, I’m talking knees-knocking, nervous breakdown, panic attack type thoughts. What do I do? Become a brat and potentially go home alone on his birthday night? Or suck it up and take a Xanax because I want him to enjoy his special night? I know if I go then I will have fight or flight takeover and probably end up chain smoking in the bathroom. — Strip Tease
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- Exotic dancer Quansa Thompson is suing her former employer, a D.C. strip club called The House, for unpaid wages under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Thompson says the club only paid dancers $20 per day and they are allowed to keep whatever was left of their tips after giving the DJ and bartender a share. Plus, dancers had to pay the owner $80 for missing a shift, even if they were sick. After missing work one day, Thompson said she was banned from the club when she spoke to a union and threatened to sue her boss. Her lawyer says the strip club gets away with it by classifying dancers as independent contractors and said their practices amount to “exploitation.” [Washington Post]
- Remember we told you about a store selling black Barbie dolls on sale while white Barbie dolls were full price? The Root imagines what the discount black Barbie would say if she could talk. [The Root]
Mom, I’ve been thinking. We should spend more time together. More time and dollar bills, that is! Well, that’s how Rumer Willis and Demi Moore like to do it. The mother/daughter duo were spotted at a male strip club in Las Vegas, celebrating Rumer’s 21st birthday. Yikes! It was just yesterday, mommy Demi was cooing at her little baby on the Golden Globes stage. Clearly, she hasn’t stopped embarrassing her and this definitely raises the bar on awkward family moments. Sheesh, and we though mother/daughter pole dancing with Susan Sarandon was weird. [Orlando Sentinel] Keep reading »
Okay, publicist for SCORES a “gentleman’s club” in New York City. You won. I took your opportunistic press release bait. I called up Ed Norwick, the general manager of SCORES, to ask him what he, as a sort of stripping aficionado, thought of Miley Cyrus’ pole dance number at the Teen Choice Awards. Our chat, after the jump: Keep reading »
There’s a reason men are not allowed to touch strippers. Florida resident Michael Ireland was promptly (and rightfully) kicked in the head after forcefully slapping the butt of stripper Sakeena Shageer, aka “Suki,” at Cheetah nightclub in West Palm Beach last September. Ireland is now suing the club—he says the kick broke some bones and gave him permanent double vision, though the Cheetah’s owner denies that “little Suki” could have done that much damage. Hey, at least with his vision, Ireland’s next strip club visit will be a 2-for-1 show.
Strip clubs get sued all the time and often for equally wonky reasons. After the jump, some other ridiculous XXX lawsuits. And yes, many of them involve lucite heels. Keep reading »
During a recent business trip, I found myself shoe-horned into the back of a taxi with colleagues in various stages of inebriation, hurtling through chancy neighborhoods of Baltimore. I was on my Blackberry with my wife, going through the litany of “kids/mail/bills/when are you coming home/this single mother crap is getting old” when the cabbie abruptly stopped at our destination.
“Gotta go, hon,” I said. “We just pulled up to the strip club.” My colleagues turned their heads my way, mouths open. Keep reading »
Like S&M, but have moral issues with the rough treatment of animals? Well, there’s finally a sexy place you can go with no leather or any other animal bi-products: the world’s first vegan strip club! “We put the meat on the pole, not the plate,” claims Johnny Diablo, self-proclaimed femi-libertarian and proprietor of Casa Diablo’s Gentleman’s Club in Portland, Oregon. The anti-establishment establishment offers a variety of dishes, from hot ladies to Mexican cuisine until 2am. Next time you’re in the mood for topless tofu, you’ll know where to go! [Fox] Keep reading »