How to Be the Perfect Customer in a Strip Club
Here’s what to do (and what not to do) next time you’re in a strip club.
On an AskWomen thread on Reddit, strippers are sharing their top strip club etiquette tips, as well as disclosing the annoying things they wish customers wouldn’t do. Here are three things every strip club customer should know:
Don’t ask a dancer for personal information.
“Every girl has different boundaries, you should always ask/communicate with a girl to understand what she is or isn’t okay with,” said one woman. “My stripper name is the only name you’re getting because it’s a way for me to safely conceal my identity from potentially predatory men. No you wont get my phone number either, you can look up SO much information about someone just from their phone number. This industry is still underground and largely stigmatized, we have every right to protect ourselves.”
It’s important for customers to remember the transactional nature of this relationship. The perfect customer, as another commenter put it, is one who says: “I will respect you as a person by offering you money for your labor and skills.” She compares the job she does to any other kind of service industry work: “I don’t really see a big difference between this and the guy who thinks the girl at the coffee shop is flirting with him. Dude, she has to be friendly, she’s at work. Smile, buy your latte, and move on, unless you’re going to buy another latte I guess.”