Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Strip Clubs

Yes, that is what this post is about.

Here’s the thing – I just don’t get them.

Now, I am not the type girlfriend that would tell my BF not to go. Yes, we’ve had the conversation, what with the Vegas bachelor parties looming in the near future. And yes, I would rather eat a poop-and-mayo sandwich then think about some naked lady rubbing her ta-tas in my BFs face. But hey – he’s not getting a handy from them under the cocktail table, so what can I say?

All I am saying is that I simply don’t understand the point of them.

See, with porn, we all know there is a purpose and end goal there. Naked ladies + sex = well, you know.

But with strip clubs, you see the naked ladies, but there is no sex, and certainly no “pay off,” so to speak.

I mean, you can’t even touch them.

And according to Cheese, seeing the naked ladies is not even arousing or erotic. They are simply, well, naked ladies. Some giving you drinks, some giving you lap dances.

So what’s the point?

I am honest-to-god asking this question.

No judgment, just trying to understand. Like I said, I am not giving my BF limits on going or not going – I just want to know the allure of it.

Moreover, whenever I see depictions of strip clubs on the tv (as I have never actually been to one), all I see is the adult version of little girls who have been sexually abused at some point in their life. And holy crap is that sad enough to make me cry in my Raisen Bran.

How do guys not see that?

So guys – help me out. Comment anonymously if you need to. And ladies – any of you been to one? Why? What was that like?


Blast the Fat
On a completely unrelated note, The Biggest Loser is on tonight!!

And to celebrate, I let Troy kick my ass on the bike again today. Sure, it was a little better than yesterday’s beating, but my gosh. I was one ladder set away from shoving his little stopwatch up his screaming pie hole.

I think to change it up, I am going to do this DVD (“No Slackers Allowed,” for Anonymous who asked) twice a week, and then on Friday I will treat myself to the other one, “Suffer-rama”.

Uh yeah – I just re-read the sentence and realized I was considering a 45-minute workout called Suffer-rama a “treat.”

I also have a three-hour number, “Tough Love,” but I can’t imagine I’ll be doing that one anytime soon.

Who thinks of these names, for gosh sake?

Frankly, I am a little scared of Tough Love - I never tried it before, and if Troy can mutilate me in 45 minutes, I can't imagine what disaster three hours at his mercy would bring.

Now, Anonymous suggested “Mental Toughness,” which made me wonder what other people are using. Does anyone else do Spinnervals? There’s like 100 of them, and I want to know which ones are good.

And with that, folks, I am off to babysit for the Mayor. YAY!!!!

16 comments:

Erica Ortiz said...

I actually have been to a few. A) because my racing guys LOVE to go and B) because its actually somewhere as a girl I can have a drink and not be bothered.

I think that its just fantasy bait for guys. Here they are capturing the attention (for $20 or more) of a woman who stares and dances for them like they are the only guy in the room (for the length of a song anyways).

I didn't quite get it, but then some of them just like appreciating something different in terms of the female anatomy.

Andra Sue said...

I don't know, so I'm anxious to read the other responses. I used to think it was a "live" version of porn for guys, but without the opportunity for instant gratification, if you know what I mean.

HOWEVER, on the flip side, I do know that all male strippers are good for is a really awesome laugh when you are plastered and with a group of girlfriends. So, yeah, it's anyone's guess. :)

Jenny Davidson said...

I am utterly single-mindedly homing in on the topic of Spinervals rather than strip clubs! It was Spokane Al who really put me on to Coach Troy, he is the EXPERT and recommended the Endurance Builder 5-Pack. The 90-minute Mental Toughness workout really is the primo #1 Spinervals workout as far as I am concerned. Some of the longer workouts are pasted together out of shorter bits and pieces and it doesn't work quite as well.

Tri-Angle said...

I've been less than 10 times. Not a huge attraction for me, for many of the reasons that you noted. Been with Dana once....we called the play by play from the bar, well to ourselves anyway....especially when the table full of full figured girls all got the lap dance....Clear enough picture?

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

strip club - yes I have been to one, in Vegas, guys and girls (different levels). It was a "nicer" one.. not a icky gross one. Not my thing, but hey, to each his own...

The wind was blowing like mad today and with my lungs all jacked up I stayed in on the trainer (which I NEVER do) today. I did the Carmichael "Time Trial" DVD. It's tough... but very good training!

Kathy said...

Strip clubs - been to a male one once; not overly fussed on it - imagine the girls ones are abit more seedy, but each to their own I guess.

Spinervals - even down here in lil ole NZ we do Spinervals. I have "Hillacious" and it is really good. Also do Chris Carmichaels time trial and hill DVD's. Far better than just wathcing telly!

Team Brazo said...

Ya, I don't get it. Today on Jim Rome (sports talk radio), he was discussing the "loser guys" that get together to watch porn (without girls around). What is up with that -- why?? I've never been to a strip club, so I guess I can't comment -- but in my earlier days -- we'd go where the girls were not getting paid -- except via drinks....

Steve Stenzel said...

I hear ya about the strip clubs...

Anonymous said...

It is a right of passage. A very long passage.

Flatman said...

I've never gotten it either...but I have had lots of friends who were WAY into them. I mean spending a LOT of money tipping dancers... Dude. I got bike stuff to buy! :)

Anonymous said...

I have the 3 hr spinnervals that you mentioned, and I can get through about 2 hrs of it - but Megan I think you would like it & could handle it just fine. There is also a 5 hr spinnervals video, for a century ride. But its impossible to go 17 mph on a trainer for 5 hrs without actually having a heart attack, or dying of complete boredom. Now that I think about it, you might actually really like that one!!! ;-)) - Jen

Prin said...

all I see is the adult version of little girls who have been sexually abused at some point in their life

Omg! I so agree! Even more so for porn. Makes me ill.

As for the bike stuff... uh.. I still don't own a bike. But I could probably do those legs-up-in-the-air spinny things they used to do in the 80's...

Eric said...

All I can say is: I can't believe I missed the premiere of the Biggest Loser :-(

Anonymous said...

I've gone with my boyfriend quite a few times. In fact I'm usually the one egging him on to go, I might enjoy it more than he does. IF you go to the right place and IF you find a friendly attractive dancer, we both enjoy the views and the lap dances (yes, I get them too) and then go home and have our own fun.

Thea said...

I can't stand strip clubs (nasty nasty icky gross) and have no idea what their point is. I think TV shows make them so much more glamorous and "mysterious/naughty" than they really are. I would rather my own private show at home....

Anonymous said...

I went to one once- just wanted to see what it was really like. It made me feel creepy.

I honestly think the men BELIEVE that the dancers are dancing for them because they think they are the hottest men EVER and are eventually going to offer to give them free blowjobs out in the parking lot after work. Men are SO visually stimulated!! These women are actually preying on the men's fantasies, not the other way around. So good for them!