Last Updated on: 6th February 2024, 06:17 pm
written by – Michael – https://michaelatyourplace.com
Male stripping has always been a topic of curiosity or embarrassment for many. With movies like “Magic Mike” and documentaries like “Chippendales,” we know more about the lifestyle, giving us a look into the world of male strippers. In this article, I will dive deeper into the life of a male stripper through an interview with myself and other dancers. Join me as we uncover the truths, myths, and provide an look into this unique gig.
The mystery of Male Strippers
Male stripping is often associated with excitement, fantasy, and the extreme, it is a profession that has gotten the attention of onlookers. It offers is a form of entertainment, catering to women and fantasies they may have. While female stripping has been more the normal and widely accepted, male stripping has gained popularity due to movies but still not the normal for most folks
My interview exclusively, I had the pleasure of talking to Silk(stage name), a 32-year-old living the life os a 9-5 worker and exotic dancer. During the week, he works a good job, but on weekends, Silk becomes a male stripper. His parties are in Florida night clubs, bachelorette parties, and even unexpected places like offices. Silk works for all the agencies he can and sometimes joins traveling troupes when you can find time off from work.
Silk says his gigs is different from female stripping. He says it is like going to a bar but the whole crowd is just women there to see you. The experience is like being the star of your own show, with an audience who pays for the thrill that male strippers provides.
Male Stripper Myths
There are several myths and stereotypes about male strippers. Silk sheds light on the differences between male and female dancing. Like I have said before as well, around 90% of male strippers have regular jobs and pursue stripping as a side hustle. Male stripping is less lucrative than female because there is less demand for it. Silk says thay guys are not sleepling around at parties all the time or all the crazy stuff you see on clips you should not be watching. A lot of the stories told on reddit as well, how do you even know if the guy is a stripper. It is hard to really know anything if you were not there to see it.
What do you feel male stripping is?
Silk thinks male strippers is more about the performance and the fantasy vs just removing clothes. Every show is a practiced, where the entertainers spend time honing their dances. It requires practice and creativity to keep the crowd engaged and provide an great experience. Silk states the you get to see the side of women that most people rarely see. Female audiences are not shy most of the time about expressing themselves, this leaves the door open to the wild side of folks you would not expect.
Breaking the Barriers
Male strippers face certain barriers to break and misconceptions within todays society. Silk said that you may get labeled by others out of jealousy or something else and you dont even know who they are. The labels stem from what happens with female strippers and all the fantashy stories the people make up and display. He say that the profession requires dedication, physical fitness the balls to get out there in front of tons of people to perform. It is not just taking off costumes but giving entertainment and making experiences for the crowd. Societal norms are here to stay Silk said so you cant let that stop you from doing what you want legally
Where can the author of this page be found and is he a dancer?
The author is also a male stripper Charleston. I run my own small agency and perform in shows that I book for self. I have a little insight on being a male stripper and how the side gig goes.