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Being a Stripper: 10 Things I've Learned So Far


A list of 10 things I've learned from stripping so far.

1) Men love everything about women; they really do. I've made money on days when my hair is half-done and I have no make-up on. I've had men come up to me after my stage set, when I'm huffing and puffing from dancing and pole tricks, and beg me for a dance right then and there. (Me: "Dude, I'm gross! At least let me towel off." Guy: "I don't care; I love it!")

2) The majority of customers are really fun to talk to, which makes work a desirable place to be. To date, I've only actually felt like I was working (you know, in the bad sense!) a few times.

3) The girls are great. Like any workplace, if you treat your co-workers well, they treat you well, too. I often describe the staff as a kind of naked sorority. Today, a bunch of us are going horseback riding together. Woo!

4) You don't have to have a perfect body to be considered sexy by customers and earn income. I weighed 117 when I started stripping. I now weigh about 135 and make the same money. (BUT... I start the South Beach Diet on Wednesday to take better care of my little heart. Sigh. Wish me luck).

5) Even knowing what I do, men hit on me constantly. It doesn't stop them in the least. With all the negative stereotypes, you'd think this wouldn't happen. It seems a stripper is not only cute enough to see naked, but we're cool enough to ask out! :) We're generally not allowed to meet up with customers because it can be construed as prostitution in some instances and put everyone's job in jeopardy, though. Sorry! You'll have to catch us when we're out on the town--if you can pick us out. :)

6) Strippers sure do go through deodorant, body spray, and make-up real fast. It adds up, so I'm glad it's a business expense.

7) Although most customers mean well and do treat me well, there is a dearth of education out there on proper strip club etiquette, much to my chagrin.

8) The people who make our jobs difficult are the people who come in thinking that we are prostitutes and not dancers. I'm a professional tease; if you try to stick anything in me or touch me where I don't want to be touched, there are consequences. You are not entitled to force yourself on me. And, dude: the rules are listed at the door in English. It's amazing how a tiny minority of men mentally dehumanize strippers enough to be shocked at this information, but I have the same human rights and legal protections that you do. I'm glad only a minority of customers come in with this misconception. If you're that hard up, stick it in the wall.

9) Pole tricks are a great workout. Even with my experience as a triathlete, my arms are much stronger. I can't wait for Saturday, when a bunch of us are taking a class to build on our pole-related gymnastic skills. I've been doing extra push-ups to prepare. :)

10) The few men I have time to meet at bars and through dating sites are not threatened by my job. Hooray for secure guys! :)

To Be Continued...

Post-publication note: It occurred to me that this post is all telling and no showing. ::facepalm:: Next week's will be much better.


AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@RoeDapple If you go to someone who has only agreed to dance for you and you force yourself on them, it's sexual assault. Enjoy the consequences.

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Fortunately I haven't done and wouldn't do either. This is the closest I will ever intentionally get to you or anyone like you. Enjoy your world. It has a stench I can smell from here.

AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@RoeDapple Perpetrating that information is unhelpful. You are part of the reason I get tough customers like the one in my last post.

Soap 8 years, 7 months ago

Might I suggest.. 11) "Dancers" hate being called "Strippers".. I call BS on this entire blog.. Pics or STFU

garyr 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna, I do not believe you are happy with your choice of employment. I feel that, from your postings, you are trying to hear encouraging words or words of support, so you can try to convince yourself that you're doing something positive. Question: Do your parents know what you're doing?

puddleglum 8 years, 7 months ago

I second sopa's motion.

here are suggestions for the next few bogus blog titles: 1. picking out underwear because I am a stripper 2. coke or pepsi? because I am a stripper 3. I painted my nails because I am a stripper 4. No really, I am a stripper 5. I like dollar bills because I am a stripper 6. As a stripper, I have to drive to work 7. Difficulties of concealed carry at work; being a stripper 8. I can't use the 'T' because I am a stripper 9. Please read this blog, I am a stripper 10. If you read my blog-know that I am a REAL stripper!

...carry on

AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@Soap Only if you promise that you're not that Chateau DJ who makes me cry for the East coast. ;)

I prefer to keep my identity anonymous.

AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@puddleglum I'll take your suggestions under advisement. (I prefer diet store brand cola, by the way).

@garyr As I said in my second post, I adore both my jobs! I regret that you remain unconvinced, but it appears that there's nothing I can do for you.

@LarryNative :)

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Oh really... For the last two days I have read dozens of blogs put out by strippers with the intent of creating my own tongue in cheek blog on this subject.With the exception of one (she was promoting her book on the joys of stripping and how to make "extra" income at it), all were very sad, very heart breaking tales of being exploited by boy friends, pimps, fathers, brothers and johns. Maybe or maybe not for you, but for me your chosen profession leaves much NOT to be desired. Go ahead and tell your cheery little tale. Just know some of us can smell BS long before we step in it.

No blog from me on this subject, have fun.

LarryNative, Honestly I cannot think of anyone or anything I hate, unless it would be the thought of hating. But you enjoy yourself with that. And slip her another five. She probably puts on a good show for you

AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@RoeDapple You clearly harbor contempt for uninhibited women's sexuality.

kthxbi 8 years, 7 months ago

I second calling BS on the whole blog. I think the author is a very lonley man.

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago


Anna, that one goes to print. My friends will love it...

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

I did run across an article that said blogging by exotic dancers, strippers and other fringe performers (not my words) are on the rise, presumably to encourage the public to accept or legitimize their occupation/life choices.

Wish I had saved it now, will look.....

Nah, it's out there. They can hunt for it.

AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@Liberty_One If you equate dating with ownership, you will have a hard time dating a stripper.

Mackadoo 8 years, 7 months ago

AnnaUndercover (Anonymous) says…

@RoeDapple You clearly harbor contempt for uninhibited women's sexuality.

Eh, some call it "uninhibited women's sexuality," some call it "severe oppression embodied and a major reason that women still aren't taken as seriously or respected as much as men in any facet of our society." Tomato, tomahto, I guess.

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Oops! Well T_O_B you've got me there! Yep, my dirty little secret, lemur rodeo.....

Oh, the shame, the humiliation...

Somebody hand me the potato cannon, I can't go on....


(Now made with clear pipe for your night time viewing enjoyment!)

hedro80 8 years, 7 months ago

Of course a guy doesn't care if you have make up on or your hair is a mess- he's not looking at your hair or make up, he's looking at your tata's bouncing around. Btw if you have been dancing shouldn't you be losing weight not gaining it. I agree- this is bs

RoeDapple 8 years, 7 months ago

Now that I've had plenty of laughs this morning I must get ready and go to the hospital. There I will remove my clothes, lie on my side while (most likely) the prettiest Anesthetist in the place will jab a huge needle into the disc of L5. I will probably relate to her what I have been posting about this morning until I look at her name tag in horror which says "Anna"


Wish me luck....


AnnaUndercover 8 years, 7 months ago

@hedro80 Eh, I drink beer more, and when I get off work, I've been getting fast food.

Back to work for me. :)

Take care, everyone...

9070811 8 years, 7 months ago

Why do you all care so much about her job? So what if she is a stripper? You don't like pole dancing then don't watch it. What difference does this make to your life? If it makes her feel empowered, then so be it.

She can take charge of her own body & use it to her advantage. You're going to have to get over that. Good Lord, what has got your panties in such a bunch? Quit trying to speak her feelings for her. You have no idea who she is & neither do I. It obviously does not bother to shake her boobies. You can't classify one stripper by a group of strippers that are strung out.

9070811 8 years, 7 months ago

Also, It could be said that she is using her intelligence & witt to take advantage of men who want to see naked women.

mom_of_three 8 years, 7 months ago

When I worked retail, there were a couple of co-workers of mine through the years that were dancers or strippers or whatever the pc term is. These were pretty, college co-eds who liked to dance, and used their assets to earn money, since retail pays like crap. Not trashy, or dumb or anything. Needless to say, they quit retail for their other job.
But I am curious as to how she found the job and why she needed a 2nd one.

Maddie_M 8 years, 7 months ago

Oh my little baby Anna,

Do you remember somewhere around 398+ posts back when someone affectionately said "Ignore what everyone on here says, its the same 7-8 hacks that frequent all the LJW and try to stir up sht"? Thats person totally nailed it! I have since heard the same thing from our anonymous Computer Engineer friend, who at one time did keep up with things on LJW (Not blogs but news stuff, and guess what, same people there too!) Also, this should put a little smile on your face, as it did mine, he said he is going to re-register his account because of how much fun we have on this blog! (Things are about to get REAL interesting) Waiting on you Comp Man* Much love sweetie!

Maddie_M 8 years, 7 months ago

Since you did your "10 things" blog, and I promised to provide some funny quips and humor on here - I present you with this: (The SUPER condensed version! I picked the funniest ones!) "You know youre a stripper when....(I did not write all of these, it is a compiled list from many people) You know you're a stripper when....

-You're in a public place when a guy calls out your stage name and you start to respond before you realize he's not even talking to you.

-You start to think of your future purchases in terms of lap dances. (Example: It's gonna take 5 lap dances for me to buy this new bracelet.)

-You buy the following items in bulk: body spray, scented lotion, make up, and thongs...and you keep the receipts to try to write them off on your taxes.

-You have two separate sections for your wardrobe and makeup - one for your 'regular' self and one for your 'stripper' self.

-Your concept of 'tomorrow' is far different from that of everyone else you know.

-Your pet has glitter in its fur.

-You drop $100 on cheap plastic shoes without batting an eye, but scoff at paying more than $25 for a decent pair of leather shoes.

-You get dressed and undressed while not removing your shoes (even at home).

-You think "Breakfast" takes place BEFORE you go to sleep.

-You know all of the restaurants in your town that are open at 3 AM.

-You have to restrain yourself from trying out new pole tricks on the light posts in the middle of a busy street. - -You spend more on beauty products in one month than you used to spend in a year.

-You think a quite night at home sounds better than going out.

-You know men who get intimidated by how independent you are.

-You get asked by a man for your name and you give your stage name without skipping a beat.

-You walk into the deli at 4 AM getting weird stares because you're wearing sweats while in full makeup and lashes.

-You pay for EVERYTHING in cash, no matter what the cost.

-You have to be really careful what name you call your friends in front of their children. "Mommy, why did she call you Candy?" "Oh, that's just my silly nickname, sweetie!"

-You've got dozens of people wishing they could "rescue" you, even though you never really felt the need to be saved.

-You've ever vacuumed your house in a pair of platforms because you needed to break them in before work that night. (Bonus points if you've vacuumed in your platforms just because you consider them the most comfortable shoes to work around the house in.)

-You have no children, yet you buy more packs of baby wipes than the local maternity ward.

-Your cell phone address screen looks like this: Bambi (Jen) Aspen (Misty) Celeste (Debra) Raven (Melissa) Desire (Stephanie)

-You can count money faster and more accurately than any bank teller.

Zilla 8 years, 7 months ago

Sigh @ all the clueless naysayers who have never done this, never will and still think they have any right at all to comment negatively on what they think it's all about. Judging by how rude some people are, I would venture to say some not quite nice things about their upbringing and their parents, but I won't because obviously I've never walked a mile in their shoes and won't pretend as if I have.

Shannon Merritt 8 years, 7 months ago

Wow. I've followed this blog and enjoyed both the insights and the humor. Understandably, there are those who believe this blog and the contents of it are nothing but a fabrication -- as someone suggested "a lonely man" -- but what amuses me most is that these are the very people who spend the most time commenting! While I have not been a patron of the East Lawrence Ballet, I happen to know personally that the author's stated profession is legitimate. Further, I commend her for attempting to share and educate those of us with a little time on our hands to read.

spiff 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna, you're doing it right. Well played.

alm77 8 years, 7 months ago

hedro says "Btw if you have been dancing shouldn't you be losing weight not gaining it."

Not so. Muscle weighs more than body fat. Every time I work out I gain weight. Part of it is because I eat more and part of it is building muscle. I weigh more, but I have more endurance and am stronger. I still haven't found the right balance between diet and exercise, and I'm guessing neither has Anna.

Anna, if you are doing South Beach (and I highly recommend it, I've lost 16 lbs since summer) you should also calorie count, even though the book says it's not necessary. Those workouts you do will make you want to eat a lot!

Zilla 8 years, 7 months ago

@RoeDapple 5) Catch you? If I knew who you were I would avoid you. Yes, because you are doing such a great job at that already.

jimmyjms 8 years, 7 months ago

Ah, RoeDapple, I love the smell of sanctimony in the morning.

I'd much rather hang out with strippers than with a jackass like you.

BigPrune 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna, I thought all the girls live out of town.

What dating websites do you recommend?

Most guys don't complain when they find out you're a stripper because you must have a great body, like to walk around in the nude, and maybe a little less uptight about having sex? Just assumptions. I highly doubt you'll be able to ever attract any relationship long term, because, you're a stripper.

"That was so and so, my girlfriend. I know she's hot, she's also a stripper. Don't tell anyone. If you think she's hot looking with her clothes on, you should see what she looks like naked. She works at the Outhouse. She gets completely nude for $30 and will sit on your lap naked. I don't see this going long term, so I'm just going to ride this pony 'til I fall off. I certainly could never introduce her to my family."

just sayin'

Sigmund 8 years, 7 months ago

temperance (Anonymous) says…“Seriously, the stripper “jokes” and the knee-jerk sexism on this thread is ridiculous."

No, what is ridiculous is the Dan's and the Dolph's raking in web hits pretending this is legitimate and belongs on their News website while Anna sees not a dime for revealing herself. Let me add to the top ten

  1. I have to have to post anonymously cause I'm afraid that people will find out I'm a stripper.
  2. Career path pretty much ends at being a stripper, unless you move up to "escort."
  3. There is always some older businessmen who are willing to exploit you.

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 7 months ago

i hate the fact that this is one of only 2 or 3 articles getting any attention today.

Sabrageur 8 years, 7 months ago

@musbhorlo "what stripper is going to write a blog on LJW? a real stripper wouldn't have the time"

Actually, the majority of them would have plenty of time, and more than likely, given the unusual hours most of them work, it would make sense as most businesses are closed when they get off from work (I guess they should just hang out at Perkins all the time?). Fortunately, due to the modern amenity known as electricity, one can write a blog post on a laptop at 5:00 AM.

Anna would be the exception as she mentioned she has two jobs, so if anything, unlike some of the people that have their eyes glued to this blog 24/7 in the hopes of spotting something to be morally outraged about, she's probably rather busy.

Also, as mother_of_three mentioned, there are many "normal" women that go into that profession for monetary reasons. While I doubt they are all as gung-ho as Anna, the job can pay the bills, and if they are fine with it then what's the problem?

A very good friend of mine paid for her undergraduate degree at KU by being a dancer. She then paid her way through law school the same way, and is now a tax attorney. Her reason for working that job? Well, it's because she was poor and needed to pay out of state tuition! There was no way she could afford to go to school working any other job. I wouldn't be surprised if she had prepared tax returns for some of the "outraged" posters on this board.

monkey_c 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna Un-covered says - You clearly harbor contempt for uninhibited women's sexuality.

Hardly pure unihibited women's sexuality. The best use of sexuality is not as a comodity, but rather an expression. Stripping is more like free trade. You got it, you sell it. If anything I think it would take the passion out of a woman's sexuality. But that is pure speculation. I guess there's nothing wrong with her choice to strip, it's her choice. Free country and all. But I don't think it is liberating or empowering. I would think the cash exchange element would create a subservient element. My two cents... I'm not buying it. I think this is a work of fiction. Probably by someone who frequents the strip club. But that is just a guess, I could be completely wrong.

Mike Blur 8 years, 7 months ago

One more time, to all the meatheads like "mustbehiorlo" and others--both myself and Jon Kealing have verified Anna's existence, and her story as legitimate.

Maddie, I'm the one that came up with the "7 or 8 hacks that are on this board everyday" crack. Multi-d, Pywackjob, mustbeohio, Marion (who actually is readable, and entertaining) Sigmund (wow, there's a ray of sunshine for you, eh?) Roadapple (whose shtick got old around post #5 or so) and a couple others. They all have an opinion about everything, and are willing to share it with everyone as long as they hide behind their anonymous usernames.

Soap 8 years, 7 months ago

For the record I happen to love and respect exotic dancers.. There is an ART to dance and seduction that is beautiful to watch.. I would totally be interested this blog if it was authored by someone with more experienced, less transparent stories to tell.. Like instead of hearing about how AWESOME IT IS TO BE A STRIPPER let's hear about the parking lot rapes, or getting screwed over by club owners, other dancers putting itch powder on your thong, etc.. This blog is like a "chef" talking about buttering two pieces of bread, putting a slice of cheese between them, and going on and on about how awesome it is to be a "chef".. Have fun being a "stripper", girls like you come and go all the time.. In 3-6 months you will have moved on, oh but now you will have great stories to tell your grandkids.. Meanwhile the girls with a true passion for the art will still be putting in work, being better dancers than you ever were.. No I've never DJed at Chateau, but I have DJed at clubs across the country for the past 11 years including a fair share of strip clubs.. Save yourself and the rest of us who appreciate dancers some time and embarrassment and stick to Pole Worx..

Sabrageur 8 years, 7 months ago


"I could care less if they are a stripper or not, i haven't even read any of this other than the headline and some of the comments, but it is funny to me that so many people think this person is a stripper, wishful thinking i believe ;)"

Clearly you do care or you wouldn't be posting - or do you just crave attention?

For the record Maddie is my best friend whom I've known for 8 years and I know Zilla and Anna through her, so there really isn't any wishful thinking going on except perhaps on your end - perhaps hoping this is a phony blog and you're too "clever" to be fooled by it?

Shannon Merritt 8 years, 7 months ago

"verified Anna's existence" -- you would think we were debating a Loch Ness Monster sighting. What other claims of employment would garner such skepticism? Geez people, give it a rest. She's a normal (as normal as anyone) down-to-earth woman making a living doing something in which she feels she is skilled, and which happens to be completely legal. If you met her outside her workplace you would never know she's a stripper. ...And why is that? Because knowing one's occupation tells you precious little about the person. It makes as much sense as me walking down Mass Street on a busy day proclaiming, "Look! I bet that woman is a dental hygenist!"

zettapixel 8 years, 7 months ago

hmmm this was a pretty generic post... my friend told me about it, so I had to read it, but now I'm going away disappointed.

lawrencechick 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna, there was a time when strippers were ashamed of their profession. There was a good reason for that. There are plenty of legit jobs out there that most women do to get by financially. You paint yourself as very confident, but you are sadly insecure if you need a man's attention this much.

Ceallach 8 years, 7 months ago

Bummer! I thought I would get some hints to help with the restoration of my wood floors! Stripping is such a messy job :)

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

"Even knowing what I do, men hit on me constantly. It doesn't stop them in the least. With all the negative stereotypes, you'd think this wouldn't happen."

Are you kidding me?! Is this blog for real, or is this from those guys in Spinal Tap? You said two things in your blog... do the math:

8 People assume you are selling your vagina to men for a living because you are a stripper AND...

5 Men (thinking with the small brain below the belt) seem REALLY interested in you.

Don't be so naive! Men hit on you for non-committal sex; and because of what you do for a living, they assume its a slam-dunk. "Finally, a girl who will do 'everything' on the first date... and she won't expect me to remember to call her, or even remember her name!"

Did you have a dad at home? I'm asking because you know nothing about men. You could not be any further in over your head then you are today.

Your "Happy Stripper" blog will be gone in six months because of how hurt you will be when you realize that when men only want you for sex, they really don't want you at all. And let's be clear: you ARE in the sex trade and even if they are not touching you, you ARE giving them sex. You are casting your pearls before swine.

Save the power of your sexuality for someone to be bonded to, not to all those sweaty men who never take their right hand out of their pants pockets. They all seem so "nice" because they are completely intoxicated by the fantasy of copulating with you. When they get frustrated by your lack of willingness to comply, you'll see the darkness behind the niceness.

I know what I'm talking about: I've lived it.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

"as mother_of_three mentioned, there are many “normal” women that go into that profession for monetary reasons."

So... if becoming a lawyer is a good reason to strip, then why not have a student work study program for prostitutes? Why not? Someday they'll prepare my taxes.

I'm broke (in real life, mike_blur can confirm it). I need money and I need it badly. How about if I allow strange men to defecate on my face for $500 a pop (or, a "plop")? Hey... it's for "monetary reasons". Doesn't that make everything OK? I'll prepare you taxes later if you want validation of how important it was that I took dumps in the face for $500.

My guess is that this post will be removed because it's disgusting. Yes... there is a line that needs to be drawn. "Moral outrage" is not a sin, not even in Lawrence. This GIRL (she's not grown up in the way that she thinks she is) is really messing herself up, and for her sake we should all be outraged for her losses.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

One last post before I cook dinner (yeah, I can cook).

Anna: My suggestion for your next blog is for you to tell us about your relationship with your father. Tell us about how he has influenced your life and helped you shape an identity. Interview your collegues at work and ask them to describe their relationships with their dads.

Will you do that?

Zilla 8 years, 7 months ago

@oldenuf2burdad My dad was/is a great father. I've never been raped, molested or abused. What does that have to do with anything? I've been a dancer for awhile. Not all of us fit into your little file folder on what you think is an average strippers life growing up. Oh my gosh, this is funny. Everyone has a hero complex and no one needs saving. Wait, that's actually sort of sad...

rbwaa 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm not judging because i believe everyone does what she/he can do to survive...what I take issue with is the fact that the 'best' money a woman can make is by selling her body...how does that compare with what men do for money?

nobody1793 8 years, 7 months ago

"what I take issue with is the fact that the 'best' money a woman can make is by selling her body…how does that compare with what men do for money?"

You mean like all those men that sell their soul to a thankless go-nowhere corporate job?

Sabrageur 8 years, 7 months ago


"So… if becoming a lawyer is a good reason to strip, then why not have a student work study program for prostitutes? Why not? Someday they'll prepare my taxes."

Indeed, why not? Seriously. In this particular part of the country prostitution is illegal, but what's wrong with people working legal jobs in order to pay for education?

"I'm broke (in real life, mike_blur can confirm it). I need money and I need it badly. How about if I allow strange men to defecate on my face for $500 a pop (or, a “plop”)? Hey… it's for “monetary reasons”. Doesn't that make everything OK? I'll prepare you taxes later if you want validation of how important it was that I took dumps in the face for $500."

Well, as you said above, that is pretty gross (in my opinion), but is it illegal? Are you forcing other people to watch it against their will or are you being forced to do it? If not what's the problem? I certainly wouldn't go that route, but that doesn't mean I will condemn somebody that does. Furthermore, why do you feel the need to have your choice validated by others? There's a difference between doing something for money so you can prepare taxes as opposed to telling people they should have their taxes prepared by you because you did do something.

Zilla 8 years, 7 months ago

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9070811 8 years, 7 months ago

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livetocook 8 years, 7 months ago

L@@ks like some of you should be using Twitter instead.

sheshapes 8 years, 7 months ago

AnnaUndercover (Anonymous) says…

"@RoeDapple You clearly harbor contempt for uninhibited women's sexuality."

Wow, such uninhibited "women's" sexuality... that there are rules posted for every patron to see, and hands off rules as well, dictated by the dancer. You're not selling uninhibited sexuality, don't kid yourself. You're merely selling your body for a brief visceral tour. This has absolutely nothing to do with women's uninhibited sexuality.

Quite frankly, I am much more sexually uninhibited when I know my partner is really into me and I him. He doesn't have to pay me money - it's already an equal exchange of pleasure. No money involved.

howtobecomeatripper 8 years, 7 months ago

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kmat 8 years, 7 months ago

Sabrageur (Anonymous) says… A very good friend of mine paid for her undergraduate degree at KU by being a dancer. She then paid her way through law school the same way, and is now a tax attorney. Her reason for working that job? Well, it's because she was poor and needed to pay out of state tuition! There was no way she could afford to go to school working any other job. I wouldn't be surprised if she had prepared tax returns for some of the “outraged” posters on this board.

Guess what? I was a poor student too. I knew a lot of poor students that didn't come from money and put themselves through school. If you want to show that you have brains and guts, you don't go do the easiest thing for money just to pay your tuition. I scrubbed toilets. I answered phones. I worked retail. I took out loans. I have a nice rack and had a smokin' body when I was a young college girl, but also wouldn't have considered lowering myself to trying to profit off of it. You may not like it, but lots of people have issues with those that are so morally lacking that they don't see an issue with selling your body. Hell, and I'm not even religious. I just won't kid myself like Anna is thinking it's such a great profession. Those guys sure do respect her for her brains, don't they?

If you want to find a hard worker for a job, go find someone that didn't take the easy way out by just sticking their cooter in someone's face for the money. Find someone that worked their ass off for years to put themselves through school. I'm now 38 and working my 3rd professional job. I have been told by all three corporations that what made them bring me in for an interview over all the other people that sent resumes was because of one main line I have in my education section. It states: "Worked full and part time to earn 100% of college and living expenses." I then list the jobs I did to get by while getting my education.

You can use the excuse all you want to about stripping to better yourself, but it's bogus. Hard work will always get you farther than taking the easiest route. Go ask a professional head hunter.

I feel sorry for those that don't realize how they're being exploited. I can only hope they one day turn their lives around.

Zeus 8 years, 7 months ago

If you don't like it--don't read. Nobody is making you go to a Gentleman's Club or read this blog. Men and women who enjoy this type of entertainment are entitled to do or say whatever makes them happy. Quit being so judgmental!

I haven't been there in quite awhile. But reading this has made me think about a field trip.

Zilla 8 years, 7 months ago

Agreed. We're all adults. Well, most of us anyway. And whether you think you know what's best for us or not makes no impact on us, our income or what we choose to do with ourselves. So blather on away about us poor women who are being exploited and all that. It makes no difference.

melwetzel 6 years ago

Most of us anyway? . . . are you saying that you personally are aware of underage strippers first-hand, and you still don't see why many people think that your profession is immoral and degrading?

tubs_of_love 8 years, 7 months ago

Oblivious oblivious oblivious oblivious, oh hey, didn't see you there. Don't mind me, I was just practicing my typing the word oblivious.

Aufbrezeln Eschaton 8 years, 7 months ago

Anna, dear, a few well-meant words of advice from a former stripper (although not a very good one--I'm very clumsy and was lousy at hustling):

The minute it's no longer fun, stop. The first time you have to get drink or otherwise alter your consciousness in order to do the job, stop. The minute you get your degree, stop. When you start to look at men as hardons with wallets, even when you're not at work, stop. The first time you go home from work crying, stop. If you ever start to consider this as a long-term career choice, stop. If you ever begin to identify yourself as a stripper first and foremost, then for the love of all that's holy, stop.

In the meantime, have fun, stay healthy, and put some of those sweaty bills into savings ;)

tubs_of_love 8 years, 7 months ago

Your blogs are dying, Anna. I can see you inside of me. Er, wait! Inside of my mind, you are doing research. MY GOD!!!! You are doing a lot of research!! Trying to sound intelligent. NO, WAIT!! I can see something else! There's someone else there, in the room with you!! SOMEONE'S THERE!! AND THEY'RE HELPING YOU WITH YOUR BLOG!!! RUN ANNA!!! RUN!!!!!

tubs_of_love 8 years, 7 months ago

Ok. ljworld, when I type CAPITAL letters, they should post that way! MY GOD!!! posted capital. What about the rest? I'm oblivious to it. I'll bet if someone explained it to me I would understand.

Sabrageur 8 years, 7 months ago


I applaud your “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” mentality. If you can make a success of yourself through low paying menial jobs then there's no reason anybody else wouldn't be able to do the same. It's also refreshing to know that somebody with a self proclaimed “nice rack” and “smoking body” didn't rely upon their appearance to get jobs in fields that involve the public such as retail sales or perhaps being a receptionist. Your work ethic is obviously quite impressive, and I have no doubt you've had, and will continue to have, excellent success working for others.

From your self description, you obviously would never take the easy way out of working all night, exerting yourself physically to where your joints can barely move, running the risk of working 8 hours and actually not making any money, and dealing with a fair number of obnoxious people. Why would anyone take such an easy route when they can put in some REAL hard work like taking inventory, running a cash register, and answering phones? Similar to you I'm on actually on my 4th professional job, and I have something on my resume that I've been told is an attention getter - “Full academic scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate school” - I then list the honor societies of which I am a member. Unfortunately, it doesn't show that I'm a hard worker like your list of jobs does, but I have been told by a few companies I worked for that they felt it meant I would work “smarter, not harder.” Sadly my lawyer friend only had J.D and a LL.M, but she lucked out and those law firms overlooked her lack of work history and took a gamble on her!

If only those women that worked as strippers realized they were being exploited... but they don't have the perspective of someone such as you that can clearly see and evaluate their lives with a clarity that can only be achieved from a distant third party observation point that is completely detached from the situation.

tubs_of_love 8 years, 7 months ago

Has anyone heard the song "stripper girl" by "Steel Panther"? It's funny!

RKLOG 8 years, 7 months ago

I guess the world needs stripper too.

imaginae 7 years, 3 months ago

I've always been amused by this belief that stripping is "morally wrong" and "degrading". How so? Did the Bible tell you this? Did your parents tell you this? Would you still feel the same way if you were taught as a child that there is nothing wrong with nudity and sex is nothing to feel guilty about? Or would you still conclude the same thing?

Also this concept of the girls being "exploited"... what is that? It doesn't seem that way to me, considering the girls chose to be there. It seems to me like if anyone is being exploited, it's the men who go in and throw their hard earned cash at women they can't have.

Every stripper I have ever known has loved their job. Not only do they love their job, but they tend to be very laid back, easy going, loving, and non judgmental individuals. Think of how wonderful the world would be if there were more people with those qualities!

Also, even if strippers didn't exist, men will ALWAYS throw their money at beautiful women and women will always take it. It's human nature. We are hardwired to be that way. At least in a strip club it's all in the open and no one is pretending it's anything more than that.

But you know, I probably a good thing for the business of stripping that most people think it's so "wrong". Otherwise the market might get so saturated that it would be more difficult to make a living that way.

Bruce Rist 7 years, 3 months ago

1951 - Smoking is "in" porn "out"

2011 - Smoking is "out" porn "in"

Ana90 7 years, 2 months ago

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Flap Doodle 6 years ago

Nice to see this thread ( & AnnaUndercover) back from the Phantom Zone.

somedude20 6 years ago

Just in time for penicillin, I of course, meant Summer. Just in time for Summer. Who needs a truth when you have good stories. I like good stories like Penthouse Forum, the Bible and Anna's. Rock on, kid!

Ron Holzwarth 6 years ago

I have personally known two dancers that I met and knew away from their place of employment.

My opinion of the first one was that she was a rather strange woman that had the personality characteristic of always presenting herself as something she was not, and not only to other people, but to herself as well. I am sure I would have considered her to be very strange no matter what her occupation was.

The way we met was that a mutual friend had told her she should look me up when she was in town, just to have someone to know that was not affiliated in any way with her occupation while she was temporarily working here in Lawrence. She invited me to come watch her dance, but I never did. I was very happy when she left town, and I never heard from her again.

The second woman I knew whose occupation was a dancer was one of the most down to earth, logical, and level headed women that I have ever known. The way I met her was I moved into a duplex in Topeka, and she lived in the other half of it.

We spent quite a lot of time together, not only just the two of us, but her friends too, and also her father. I did wonder a bit about what her father thought of her occupation, but he had no problem with it at all.

I never did see her dance, but I sure did learn quite a lot about that occupation from her. Keep in mind, this was in Topeka: She told me that sometimes, she had to remind herself of this:

"It's just a job, and the customers are (TOS violation)."

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