The Basics of What to Expect at a Male Strip Club
The first time going to a male strip club or a male strip show can be very exciting for a group of young ladies. Many people have seen Magic Mike or Chippendales and expect a Broadway-type performance. Not many ladies know what to expect at a male strip club or a male strip show. The truth is there are many types of male strip clubs and male strip shows out there so there is no one simple answer. Some of them cater to more of the Broadway-show type environments (think Chippendales). Meanwhile, others are a hybrid blend between a traditional strip club and a Broadway-style show. The male strippers would perform on stage and then come into the crowd similar to a female strip club where the strippers walk around.
The Show Itself
Male strip shows vary from company to company. Some male strip shows invite the women up to the stage to become a part of the show while others are purely men dancing on stage. It helps to watch a sample of the show on YouTube before visiting the show itself. When this is not possible it is then best to look at the photos of the show online to get an idea of what goes on. It should not be surprising if you see pictures of bachelorettes getting tossed around in the air. Male strip clubs and male strip shows can be interactive and participants usually include the bachelorette or the birthday girl. Regardless of what someone is celebrating, there is always an opportunity to make it extra special for someone and have them brought up on stage.
Male strips shows and male revue usually begin with some sort of grand introduction where the Masters of Ceremony (MC) will introduce the dancers to the crowd. Some male strip shows will then allow the dancers to enter the audience and interact with the members. Other shows will go into their first act where costumers and special effects are involved. Performances vary from show to show and state to state. There is never any one standard in the male stripper industry. Dancers are always coming up with innovative ways to entertain. Check out some photos from the male strip show at Exotique Men.
A majority of male strip clubs will have dancers walking around and offering lap dances. Lap dances are usually $20 although they vary from club to club. A sign of a good male strip club is its diversity in dancers. A strong management team knows that different girls like different guys and will offer a wide variety of good looking male dancers to entertain the party. Dancers are similar to waiters and mainly work for tips. Some of them get paid to perform on stage while other solely earn their income from lap dances. Please feel free to speak to the dancers while you are at the male strip club. A lot of them have interesting stories and backgrounds.
Some male exotic dancers are new while others have been working in the industry for many years. While some of the dancers are working their way to pay for college, others might just be working to earn a little extra side income. Common occupations of dancers include personal trainers, firefighters, police officers and male models. Male strippers come from all walks of life so many of them have different day jobs. Some are under contract with modeling agencies and as a result, cannot take photos with people. Strip clubs usually respect the privacy of dancers and will not force them to take photos if they are no comfortable doing so.
What to Do During the Show
The best thing to do is to sit back and relax. There’s not much expected from you at a male strip club. If you see someone that tickles your fancy, then take out a dollar bill and waive it up in the air. Usually the male stripper will come over to your table and you can have him dance on whoever you want. Other times the male stripper may be too busy and will have to come back. During the busy season, which is usually the spring and summer because that is when weddings occur, the male dancers are quite busy and are running around from table to table. As a result, please do not be disappointed if your dancer of choice does not make it over to your table the first time. Male strip shows usually last two hours and there is usually plenty of time for the dancers to make their way around the club.
Some groups of girlfriends who are shy. We recommend that you find out which guy she likes and then take out a dollar bill and waive it over her head. She’ll probably be embarrassed but the guy will come over and just let him know that she is shy and he will give her a PG-13 lap dance. Male strippers are usually good at calibrating themselves to the women they entertain. They understand that while some women are wild, others are more conservative. Male exotic dancers who have been in the industry long know exactly how to handle themselves in most situations. Some of the newer dancers may be inexperienced and require some coaching. However as long as you communicate clearly to the dancer what to do, he will most likely listen.
What to Do After the Show
Usually after a male strip show ends there will be time to take photos with all of the male exotic dancers. A lot of girls want memories and pictures with their favorite guys so most male revues will allow half an hour for photos. During photo time, many of the male strippers are probably tired from dancing all night. Some girls claim that they do not look happy on stage but that is usually not the case! They are happy, they are just tired from dancing on stage and changing into different costumes all night. A lot of coordination and planning occur behind the scenes and as a result, there are many things that the audience does not see. Therefore, even though the male stripper may look unhappy on stage, it is more than likely that he is just tired from running around during the show.
Please feel free to speak with the strippers after the show to learn more about their lives. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how diverse and different each dancer is. Each dancer comes from a path in life. Some have been dancing their whole lives while others discovered the male stripper industry completely by accident. The dancers can also answer any questions or concerns you may have had during the show. Remember to not be shy and to just grab the guy of your choice.
Tipping strippers is an old tradition, one as long as time itself. Well maybe not as long as time, but you get the idea. Tipping is completely up to the customer. Some customers love to make it rain dollar bills while others enjoy more of a quiet one-on-one lap dance. There is no mandatory tip but studies have shown that girls have more fun when they throw more dollar bills in the air. So whether you are quiet and reserved or loud and outgoing, tips are always appreciated by the dancers but please do not feel pressured to tip. In some clubs, the tips are collected on stage and then split evenly amongst the dancers. In other male strip clubs, the tips go to the dancers directly without any pooling.
Please be mindful when sticking dollar bills down a stripper’s underwear. There have been instances where the girls were a little bit too aggressive and ripped the dancer’s underwear. Male strippers usually have a backup pair of underwear in their bag but for the most part, please do not damage the stripper’s clothes. It is a big pain to change out of underwear halfway through the show. Also please do not spank the strippers too hard and please do not dig your nails into the backs. Many of them have modeling jobs and will find it difficult to make it to work on Monday morning with scratches all over their bodies.
Final Words of Advice
The only advice you need when visiting a male strip club or male strip show is to just have fun! The best thing you can do is to come in with a positive attitude and disregard any sort of pre-conceived notions that there may be of male strippers. Most of the male strippers are pretty thick-skinned so they don’t get offended easily but please remember that male strippers are human beings too. Sometimes words and comments can hurt them so please be polite to them.
Regardless whether you are celebrating a bachelorette party, birthday party or girls’ night out, visiting a male strip club or male strip show is always a good option to have lots of fun. For most of the girls visiting, it is their first time there. There are usually a handful who have already been to a male revue before and know exactly what to expect. Then there are those with season passes that come every weekend. Regardless of which bucket you fall into, all three groups of girls are bound to have fun. Some might have more fun than others.