Let’s be clear on one thing: sex work is work! Not only is it hard work, but it is arguably the oldest profession in human history. There are many types of sex work, both legal and illegal, one of the most popular being stripping. Striptease, also known as exotic dancing, revolves around the art of stripping. Stripping is a very varied profession, as there are many different types of working environments and styles of performance. For example, many strippers work in clubs and participate in stage shows. These performances may include stripteases, dances, and pole performances.
Many strippers will also perform lap dances for high-tipped customers. Other places where strippers can be found include private parties or events and bachelor and bachelorette parties. It is also important to recognize that stripping can be performed by performers of all genders, sizes, races, sexual orientations, etc.
Over the years, many movies have been created that focus on strippers. Some of the biggest include 2019’s “Hustlers,” which starred Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, and 1995’s “Showgirls” starring Elizabeth Berkley. And of course, we can’t forget 2012’s “Magic Mike,” starring Channing Tatum.
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