You hear of guys getting together and hitting the strippers all the time; it’s common guy practice really. But is it weird when girls want to go out and do the same thing? I’m not talking about girls seeing male strippers, nothing weird about that; they like penises like dudes like vaginas, so fair enough. I’m talking about girls going to see female strippers!
I ask this because I once went out for drinks with a group of both guys and girls for a girl’s birthday. Then out of the blue, the birthday girl goes, “You know how much I love you, Matt? I’m going to take you to the strippers.” I rolled my eyes and said, “Oh ha ha, good one.” I soon realised she wasn’t joking; we were heading to Showgirls Bar 20. I even said to her boyfriend, “I thought she was kidding.” It was a bizarre experience; I had been to strip clubs with my male friends enough times, but never with my female friends. In theory, it sounds like a sex fantasy come true, but it was the furthest thing from it. It was actually quite awkward, having naked women around you, especially when it was a girl’s idea to go there.
I have nothing against women going to see female strippers by any means. I’m not even trying to imply that these girls are lesbians (though many girls do call their female friends their girlfriends, so…). As a male, I just find it strange that they would want to see naked females when they’re attracted to men. I, and probably most straight guys, have absolutely no desire to see male strippers, so I just don’t get why girls would want to see other girls. I guess girls are more comfortable with female nudity than guys ever will be with male nudity.
But the question remains; why do girls like seeing female strippers? The female friend I mentioned before did comment on the night that it’s much better to go if you’re drunk (I think everyone of both genders can agree on that!), so perhaps it’s simply alcohol letting our inhibitions go. Having done a bit of research on the subject, there seems to be many theories as to why straight girls like watching other girls get naked. Some say it’s curiosity to see what gets so many guys turned on, and maybe to take a few pointers from the dancers. Perhaps even the fact girls tend to get free entry to strip clubs is incentive enough.
Others say girls have a fantasy of dancing at a strip club, wanting to seduce men with the toned bodies they wished they had. There are even pole dancing classes women take for their hens night or maybe to spice things up in the bedroom with their man, so perhaps that’s their way of living out their fantasy?
Who knows why all this is. But I guess guys always fantasise about girl on girl action, and if their girlfriend is interested and even gets a lap dance from a stripper, so it can’t be a bad thing!
Originally published here at barsandnightclubs.com.au on Friday 8 February 2013