Covid-19 has hit everyone hard, the stripping industry included. The shutdowns caused many male strip clubs to close for good. Some of the traveling male strip shows were spared because those shows typically do not own a club. Instead, they rent one on a nightly basis. Others were completely shut down. Many male strippers resorted to driving for Uber and delivering food for InstaCart. Covid-19 definitely hurt the stripping industry, not only due to the closure of clubs but also the strange sense of a lack of trust between human beings. Most people did not want to be touched, let alone have a half-naked man dance on top of them during a global pandemic.
As states began to reopen the nightlife industry, some states saw a slow return to the stripping industry. Some companies came up with clever ways to provide drive-thru stripper entertainment. Exotique Men takes all precautions when it comes to Covid for the safety of the customers and the safety of the dancers.
Many strippers took jobs in the gig economy after Covid began and all of the clubs were shut down. Some dancers resorted to driving for Uber and Lyft while others delivered food and groceries. A lot of strippers work as male models and personal trainers. As a result, during the pandemic they had no other employment options. As a result, many of the strippers did what they could to make ends meet. Some moved to states such as Florida where the shutdowns were not as stringent and did not last as long as some of the other states, such as New York. Many strip club had to pause their male stripper services due to the pandemic.
Virtual Lap Dances
Although not the same as a regular lap dance, some stripper agencies resorted to providing virtual bachelorette parties and virtual lap dances. Even though it would not feel the same, virtual lap dances help provide a sense of normalcy during the difficult times of Covid-19. Some women were just happy to see a half-naked dancing man on their computer screen. Other girls made a party of it and celebrated their bachelorette party as normal. Regardless, virtual lap dances are a good option when it comes to celebrating anything during a global pandemic (although celebrations should be kept at a minimum while maintaining social distancing guidelines and meeting mask requirements.)
Some male strippers turned to OnlyFans to make a living. While not all strippers were willing to take it all off, some strippers did quite well during the transition. Although men do not make as much as women on OnlyFans, it is still a viable option for those looking to earn a little bit of extra side income while doing so in the safety of their own home. Some strippers found it difficult to build a large following while others already had a large following to begin with. There were even some strippers who made more online than they did in the male strip club and decided to never return!
In conclusion, male strippers are quite adaptive animals. They can adapt to their changing environments, including ones that are in a global pandemic. Covid-19 has definitely affected the male stripping industry for the worst. However, male strippers will come out of this stronger than ever. As the vaccines continue to roll out, many male strippers cannot wait to return to work. At the end of the day, it is all about making women happy that puts a smile on the face of a male exotic dancer. In addition, it is what they will continue to do after the pandemic is over. After the pandemic is over, visit an exotic entertainment club and learn more about what to expect at a male strip club and male strip show.