Before you guess how much strippers make, I want you to ask yourself if you are ready to feel bad about absolutely all of your life choices. I mean, every single one of them. You’re ready? That’s great. This is a picture of her take-home pay that a stripper posted on Reddit: More
Before I proceed with the following story, I should note that both The Gloss and myself are very pro-sex worker. I personally go to strip clubs on a weekly basis — it is incredibly normal here in Portland to get … More
Valentine’s Day is a day for love, affection, and romance. And what’s more romantic than paying women you don’t know to rub their boobs on your face? More
Fans of fair labor practices, rejoice! After a seven-year legal battle, strippers in Kansas have been awarded unemployment benefits by the state Supreme Court on the grounds that their classification as “independent contractors” is incorrect. More
My bio says that I’m currently employed as a stripper, but this is not entirely true: I’ve been on vacation from work for several months now and we strippers, like all independent contractors, can’t be considered employed unless we’re actually retained by a club.
There are two reasons for the length of my vacation from work. More
Yes, I competed in a Miss America local, and a state preliminary. This was when I was young, innocent and assumed that I had no other game plan than to become Miss America. That did not happen, instead I went a on a wayward, yet interesting path to eventually figure out what I was going to do with my life. What I did learn from competing in pageants? It made me a damn good stripper! More
Granted, I had never given or received a lapdance and my experience of hoes-and-champagne rap videos was very limited, but I had faith in myself. More
In the words of his lawyer, “From a great height, she launched herself down onto his abdomen.” More
I’ve already written about how the men who patronized Club Paradox tended towards exhibitionism, but none wanted to be watched more than the man we called ‘The Masturbator.” Almost all the men jerked off as they watched us–that was, as … More
I have never really been one to feel much kinship with other women. I am and have always been–excepting a short period during my teen years when I tried my damndest to eschew all trappings of tradition, feminine or otherwise–the girliest of girly girls. Throughout my life my circle of friends has been comprised mostly of women, true, but the concept of some kind of universal sisterhood had always been completely alien to me.
Until I started stripping. More
In which our intrepid sex worker Cathryn Berarovich finds the sleazy peep show of her dreams. More
The GOP convention is an important event for the politicians involved, the party in general and the convention. It is also really important for the stripping community of Tampa. It is a huge business opportunity and a confirmation of every dirty old man stereotype. Strip clubs are counting on the GOP convention to ‘make it rain’ for a whole week, according to an extremely long and detailed article on Republicans and their affection for strip clubs on CNN. But the impending hurricane as well as strict warnings and adviser bans for members of the GOP could turn that rain into a drizzle. More
I have to admit, I don’t really understand why prostitution has suddenly become a feminist act. I consider myself very passionate about gender equality, but I don’t see how that relates to the acceptance of selling sex. More
Rihanna decided to unwind at a strip club after some late night recording in Chelsea. She tweeted the evidence because she’s not a role model. Do you understand? More