“I was in the dressing room getting ready, and I heard her ask another girl what to do, as she’d just started her period during her shift…” More
MeetÂ Diamond. Diamond works as a dancer in a popular Houston gentleman’s club calledÂ VLive. Diamond made more money in a few hours this weekend than most of us probably make in a month, and she hasÂ Justin Bieber to thank for that. … More
Saturday night was just an average, happy evening, hanging out and talking to my 10- year-old and my teenager about strippers. Or exotic dancers. Or adult entertainers. Or whatever term you prefer. My son was in a particularly chatty mood, and if you have a kid around this age you know what a rare occurrence that can be, when they put down theNintendoÂ (NO-FRIEND-O)Â 3DSÂ and decide they have roughly 80 million questions for mom and dad. And these questions had to do with strippers. More
Oh, Rihanna. Your antics never fail to confuse me. If you arenâ€™t getting inexplicable tattoos over every inch of your body or reuniting with Chris Brown for the fourteenth time, youâ€™re mounting actual audience members at your own show and giving them a tasteful lap dance onstage. OH YEAH GUYS, THAT HAPPENED. More
Cathryn Berarovich is something of a renaissance sex worker; she wasÂ until recentlyÂ employed as a stripper but has held numerous interesting jobs in the industry (and sheâ€™s currently an excellent columnist on this very website). Each week, she shares her stories … More
One of the most common questions people ask–especially when they find out I used to be a whore–is whether my experience in the sex industry has made me better at sex.
They generally assume it has. 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
Without at least some kind of partitioning, sex work will kill you. More
My bio says that Iâ€™m currently employed as a stripper, but this is not entirely true: Iâ€™ve been on vacation from work for several months now and we strippers, like all independent contractors, canâ€™t be considered employed unless weâ€™re actually retained by a club.
There are two reasons for the length of my vacation from work. More
Sex work is, at its root, an incredibly elaborate game of pretend. More
In every strip club there are time wasters. 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
Stripper feet are gross. My feet are especially gross. More