We get asked this question a lot by women visiting the male strip club. Many girls think that male strippers are gay because they are constantly grinding on women on the weekends. In addition, they are surrounded by other half-naked guys every time they go to work. The truth is not all of them are gay. In fact, most of them are straight. However, there is more to it than meets the eye.
Working at a Male Strip Club for Female Patrons
Many male strippers go into the industry for one reason – the money. A lot of them are either struggling to pay their bills or they are working their way to pay for school. Others are juggling multiple jobs just like many people do today in society. As a result, they turn to work at male strip clubs to dance for women. On the surface, it seems like a great idea. A lot of people have seen the movie Magic Mike and think that male exotic dancers bring home the bacon (without the fat). Most male exotic dancers do well for themselves. However, there are always a few who need a little bit more cash which is why they also work at the gay clubs.
Working at a Male Strip Club for Male Patrons
The gay clubs may not be as well known as the male strip clubs for female customers. However, many male strippers find it much more profitable working at gay clubs. At the women’s club, most male strippers will make their money by selling lap dances for $20. Most women will attend with their friends and find it funny to buy a $20 lap dance for the birthday girl or bachelorette.
At the gay clubs, the patrons tend to spend much more than $20. All it takes is for that one customer to really like a dancer in order for the dancer to make a lot of money. It is not unheard of for a dancer at a gay club to make hundreds of dollars from one client. This usually does not happen at a male strip club for women. Most women will spend $20 or so on lap dances, take a few pictures, have a few laughs and then watch the rest of the show. However, at the gay clubs, there is much more opportunity to make more money.
Do Straight Male Strippers Work at Gay Clubs?
As a result, there are plenty of straight guys who work at gay clubs. The reason is that the guys need the money. They make more at the gay clubs than at the straight clubs. We have also heard from dancers that gay clients are willing to pay more for lap dances from straight dancers. The reason being is that they try to “convert” the dancers. Whatever the reason may be, dancers, whether they are gay or straight, will continue to work at the gay clubs simply because of the economics.
A gay strip club is more of a mirror image of a female strip club than a straight male strip club. The male dancers walk around and try to hustle for lap dances similar to their female counterparts at a female strip club. At a straight male strip club, it is more of a Broadway-type show for the female patrons. The female customers usually view a male strip show as a form of humor rather than something sexual.
It is not unheard of for male strippers to make hundreds if not thousands of dollars while working at the gay clubs. The gay clubs offer private rooms, similar to their female counterparts. Dancers can easily make hundreds of dollars dancing for a wealthy client. Some dancers will only work at the gay clubs and refuse to work at the straight clubs. Sometimes the money is just simply not that good when dancing at a straight club.
In any major city, there are plenty of men with abs who would love to be surrounded by women. As a result, the competition to work at the straight clubs can be fierce with diminishing profitability for the dancers. Some of the guys simply do not want to waste their time at a straight male strip club. They would make a hundred dollars at a straight club when they can make multiples of that working at the gay clubs.
Some of the dancers eventually find sugar daddies that will take them out to dinner and events. They will spend time with the sugar daddies and get their rent and other expenses paid for. Ultimately, each stripper makes their own life choices and decisions.
What Do Some Male Strippers Do?
Some male exotic dancers will work at a straight male strip club and dance for the ladies. Once the show is over (typically around 11 pm-midnight), the dancers will then head over to the gay male strip clubs to work another shift. Depending on the club, some of them might dance there until 4 am or until the club closes. Friday nights and Saturday nights are usually the 9-5 for most male strippers. Some of them will work from 9 pm to 5 am. Between working at the straight club, gay club, and the various private parties they get, many male exotic dancers are busy. Yet they find themselves satisfied with the work-life balance and their work schedule. By working in multiple clubs, it gives the dancers free time during the week to pursue other life interests. Some of them have full-time jobs during the week or they go to school full time. Others simply relax all week because they make enough on the weekends to support their lifestyle. Whatever the choice may be, many male strippers are straight but work at the gay clubs by choice.
In conclusion, not all-male strippers are gay but some of them do work at the gay clubs simply because they need the money. They are not gay themselves but find that they can supplement their income by dancing for men as well. At the end of the day, each male exotic dancer chooses his own path and makes his own life decisions. Click here to learn more about how much a male stripper makes.