Everything You Need to Know About Working as a Stripper
It takes more than pole-dance classes and locker-room selfies to become a stripper. Stripping — and the hustle of selling your time and company — is a competitive sales job in a highly stigmatized atmosphere. As a stripper of seven years, I know that my chosen work is not for everyone. I formerly worked in… Read More
What Happens When Strippers Fall in Love With Clients?
“How did you two meet?” It’s a common question, and some couples have more interesting answers than others. For me, I met the father of our child for the first time in July of 2009, a few weeks after I had started stripping. As a new stripper, it was overwhelming enough trying to dance nude.… Read More
Strip Club Etiquette – The 10 Strip Club Commandments
Strip clubs are like temples, except instead of religious iconography, they happen to be full of beautiful women and booze. And like a temple, there are certain guiding principles that one must respect, lest you’re denied the earthly pleasures therein. That’s why we tapped author and iconic Portland dancer Elle Stanger to descend the mountain… Read More
What Stripping Has Taught Me About Dating Men
Originally published 1/9/2026 on Thrillist.com I’ve been a stripper for seven years. I’ve been married, I’ve been single, and I’m currently polyamorous. For most humans, having a conversation with a stranger is a daunting endeavor. That’s why blind dates, Tinder dates — any dates, really — are stressful: we’re looking to gather information about… Read More