9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Male Stripper
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Bernie Barker, a retired nuclear engineer, was sixty when he launched his new career: dancing for women. Guinness World Records has since recognized him as the oldest male stripper. This is his story. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those that heard my documentary and found the time and interest to send me literally hundreds of e-mails. I did attempt to answer every question and it was a delight to do so. I still get e-mail, so I want to give those interested in me an update as to my activities.
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An hour before showtime, I found myself in the basement locker room of Sapphire strip club watching a group of dancers get ready. Some stood in front of a mirror, checking themselves out, oiling themselves, fluffing their dicks in their boxer briefs, gelling their hair; others were practicing their moves: body rolling and pantomiming cunnilingus with such ferocity they looked like anacondas trying to swallow whole gazelles in the wild. A few were wolfing down plates from a communal pan of congealed ziti. Sausage onstage, sausage in the buffet tray. The sausage jokes are ours to make.
A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event. Modern Americanized forms of stripping minimize interaction by strippers with customers, reducing the importance of tease in the performance in favor of speed to undress strip. The integration of the burlesque pole as a nearly ubiquitous prop has shifted the emphasis in the performance toward a more acrobatic, explicit expression compared to the slow-developing burlesque style.