Last year when I was in Vegas I got two pairs of very cute panties at Victoria's Secret.....one dark blue pair and one dark gray pair with sparkles all over them. They had them in light pink as well but those were sold out in my size. Size Medium in case anyone wonders and wants to get me cute panties as a gift. I only accept Victoria's Secret, Agent Provocateur, La Perla and Hanky Panky (the regular one size fits all for the Hanky Panky).
Anyyyyyyhow.....I happily discovered a pair of the light pink ones at Victoria's Secret the other day and I had to have them.
They are the cheeky style and look like this on the cheeks....butt cheeks that is.
And a pic of me just because.....in case anyone missed my face.
Speaking of dancing and strip clubs.....I read all kinds of stuff and the other day I came across a few dancers discussing the business in a forum for dancers. Here is some of the conversation and my thoughts on it.....
"Are there clubs that haven't gone downhill?
Title says it all. I am not gonna ask where these clubs are just wondering if they even exist. Seems like everywhere around where I live and 100s of miles in various directions has gone quite far downhill. Makes a newbie wanna get out of the industry really and this is very demotivating. I "do well" comparatively everywhere I go, but this just isn't meeting the amounts I want to make.
Is everywhere on a downhill trend in this industry? Are there any places on an uphill trend? I am wondering if I should get out before I "get stuck" doing this shit."
Oh....I too feel that clubs have gone downhill. Let's see what else the girls had to say.
"The industry has been in decline for a long time and anybody who says it isn't is either stupid or in denial with delusional positivity. Usually it's the latter but the former seems to be infiltrating our ranks and hastening the demise of our already fragile ecosystem.
That being said, we're not dead YET. There's still money to be made but you have to adapt or die. That's the way it is. Don't be in such a hurry to exit the boat. Travel dance, explore your options and have a backup plan."
"The top strip clubs I know of on the East Coast still are making crazy mad money BUT they are strict with hiring standards and a lot of the $$$$$ profit margin comes from high end liquor sales, not really the dancers or the club itself."
"Let's put it this way...in 2006, girls would bitch if they "only" made 400 a night. I was clearing between 800-1000 regularly then. Now, you're lucky to leave with 300.
It may be because I'm older and burned out. I don't look old (ppl still guess me for way younger) but like I said, I'm tired.
Clubs are dead now, compared to what they used to be. Money was more consistent. My regulars from 13 years ago are still coming to see me, and thank God because they're your bread and butter. Not a high turnover of customers like there used to be. I'm about to change careers bc the club scene is going downhill. Yes, there is still money to be made, but I really don't feel like competing with girls who make out/date/fuck customers as a way of gaining competitive edge. That isn't what dancers, strictly dancers, do. Wish I had a more upbeat answer for you. It's an industry-wide thing I guess."
"I've noticed the Average Strip Club Customer is more demanding. & The stalker problems I've faced in the past 8 years have gotten far more disturbing due to social media + Google......Like, the strip club seems to be a social war zone. Years ago when I was a newbie baby dancer, the strip bar was a giant joke that you hid from your parents.
Honestly being a stripper was the smartest move I ever made in my life. However today it's more hazardous than it was in the heyday of stripclubs (1970s-90s.)"
"I work at a well-known club in Miami for over 5-6 years but been dancing longer. I've notice every year, it's getting harder. It's seem like more and more customers/men aren't incline to spend at the strip club other then a cheap ass beer and just there "hanging out." A lot of the girls said that it's the Cuban girls, which flooded the club scene here, that is hurting the business by sucking and fucking customers in the champagne room. But to me, I think it's a generational thing.
The Internet change the game. Free porn sites. Dating/hook-up apps. Social media. Men today have more options than before and as well spending less to no money to see a girl naked. I've hearing from younger guys how spending money at a strip club is just "stupid and lame" and "let just go there, have a drink and look at pussy for free," Aghhhh. Gets me annoyed when I hear it, especially in the club. The worst part is that the older white male are being phrased out as I've been seeing them less and less in the club and more of the "ghetto" crowd coming in. With the new "generation" of customers coming in to fill-in, the dancers of the future are going to have a hard time."
"I think one issue that has yet to be be addressed is societies changing attitudes about sex and stripping. There is far less stigma against stripping than there was 10-20 years ago. That in itself is amazing but it also means there are more girls willing to give stripping a try. And those who do have more liberal views about sex. It is not just Cuban girls who are willing to do more for less money."
"If you are a good dancer, the decline of strip clubs will not hurt your numbers. If anything it's a good time to look at ourselves and see what we can do to improve our game. It's easy to focus on the outside but the inside is where the magic happens. As long as you take care of the inside none of this matters."
"On topic, the industry isn't the golden goose anymore, but I think you can definitely still make a good living as a dancer. It requires more hours & harder hustling though. You can't prance in for 5 hours and clear $500 with just stage & "Hi I'm Selina, want a dance?" There's a hell of a lot more schmoozing & sales skills & patience required to make that money.
It's partly cause of the saturation of girls, but it's also exactly what the OP is saying - clubs lowering standards in all directions & customer quality going down with it."
"I don't care how "good" you are this industry is declining and it's going to affect everyone, eventually. Maybe not today, not tomorrow hell not for years.
And of course we're going to focus on the outside! The "magic on the inside" or whatever metaphysical nonsense you're spewing doesn't pay the bills. The decline of this industry does matter!!"
"lol right. meditating and eating clean and repeating stupid mantras doesn't cut it when the clubs are dead and hot 20 year olds are giving blowjobs for cheap. idc what you look like or how smart you are, when your only options are 7 broke losers with $100 or less in their pocket and they all want the most bang for their buck.. you're gonna have a bad time. nowadays people go to strip clubs on a budget. and the clubs encourage it with their stupid cheap food and drink specials like someone else said.
there's still money to be made but only if you can travel or move to one of the few good cities left. not everyone can travel or move. i think the girls who live in good areas and work at good clubs are oblivious bc they still make money an assume everyone else is just lazy or not cut out for the job."
"I think the industry has changed so much since stripping became mainstream and "cool". Also the internet the fact that girls are on IG promoting and stuff before it was so hush hush for both the dancers and customers and different types were in the club now its just anybody hanging out."
"yes, girls pulling out their phones to make a snapchat video when a guy orders a bottle? No wonder the money isn't here anymore...."
Phew......are you still reading? So I think there is truth to most of that. I do think that overall the strip club business has gone downhill, perhaps not for the clubs in liquor and beer sales but for the girls dancing there. I have always thought that quality over quantity is the key to dancers but so many clubs hire anything that can shuffle around in a pair of heels even if the person has no business being a dancer for many different reasons. Too many girls in the club and not enough guys means that girls (some, not all girls and definitely NOT the author penning this blog) turn desperate and do whatever to make $. Whether it's lowering dance prices, doing all kinds of embarrassing circus tricks like playing with beer bottles on stage to whipping out tits on the floor for a dollar or two to doing dirty dances. Internet, Instagram and cheap prostitutes probably pay a big part as well. Hook up culture too. Having sex for some people is like brushing their teeth, it means nothing. A BJ is not considered sex for some. To me that is crazy but this is reality. I blame Bill Clinton for that one. The younger crowd is desensitized due to porn watching and scrolling through photoshopped unrealistic pictures on IG.....dancing is boring to them when they can see somebody stick something up their ass online for free. Too many girls are willing to give out their number, hang out after work and whatever else they are doing so the ones that don't are of course not interesting. Why spend $ on something you can never have? Personally I think that dancers should act like unavailable and unobtainable goddesses. I do think that certain places are good still but it is usually the more upscale clubs in larger cities that have stricter hiring practices where sucking on a beer bottle on stage would mean you would have to look for another club to dance at. While there is less stigma associated with being a dancer because it is so mainstream nowadays the stigma is still there.....
I do think that in general the heydays of making good money every night unless you are lucky enough to work in an amazing club are over.....you can still do OK compared to some jobs but not like back in the day.
I am a rather "lazy" dancer....I am definitely not interested in putting in some extra "efforts" to make money. My number has been the same since I got a cell phone. My phone is not ringing non stop and I do not communicate with "customers" for them to come in and spend money on me. That would be a full time job outside of the cub. No thank you. Have I ever given out my number to a man I met in the club? Of course but far and few in between and the ones that have my number I consider my friends and I do not entertain friends at work.
I guess a lot more can be said about this topic but it's getting late and I am planning on waking up at 9 am so I think I will wrap this up and call it a night.