Strip clubs are a popular form of adult entertainment in the contemporary United States. Based on participant observation in five strip clubs in one city and on qualitative interviews with 30 regular male customers of those clubs, this essay seeks to challenge assumptions about the kinds of encounters sought in and purchased in such venues. The essay discusses these motivations and their relational aspects and assesses strip club regulation in light of these observations and findings. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
Is this virtual strip club an oracle of post-pandemic sex work?
Victims of sex trafficking are frequently recruited to work in strip clubs across the United States. Women, men, and minors may be recruited to work in strip clubs as hostesses, servers or dancers, but then are required to provide commercial sex to customers. Strip clubs are designed to provide the space and environment in which buyers may purchase commercial sex. Victims of sex trafficking in strip clubs must adhere to extensive, pre-determined schedules and are frequently moved between multiple clubs.
Legal status of striptease
Weeknights, as many families are eating, playing games or watching Prime Time, women around the U. These volunteers are moms, wives, and daughters who are passionate about empowering other women. Outreach teams bring everything from hot meals or baked goods to high-quality beauty products to those working in strip clubs and massage parlors across the country. What the women bring is more powerful than lip gloss.
A strip club is a venue where strippers provide adult entertainment , predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances. Strip clubs typically adopt a nightclub or bar style, and can also adopt a theatre or cabaret -style. American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America after World War II , arriving in Asia in the late s and Europe in ,  where they competed against the local English and French styles of striptease and erotic performances.