Male strippers have always been around, but the practice became somewhat mainstream in the 70s and 80s throughout Canada and the US. Of course, Channing Tatum and his Magic Mike movies made male strippers celebrities, and everyone seems to forget that Australia’s favourite gardener, Jamie Durie got his big break as a member of international stripping phenom, Manpower.
But, for some reason, female strippers have always enjoyed a bit more of the spotlight. A lot more movies and documentaries have been filmed inside their haunts, particularly when compared to their male counterparts.
So then, what is the difference between male and female strippers?
The Expectation of The Customer
A significant difference between male and female strippers is the tastes of their clientele. Assuming we’re talking about males viewing female strippers and vice-versa (although we admit assumptions are always dangerous), female and male strippers have very different roles to play.
Men go to see female strippers for the nudity. You would be hard-pressed to find a man that heads down King Street because he’s a pole dancing aficionado. Female strippers do have to put a show on, but this show is often much more about the nudity than about their dancing skills. In fact, a female stripper home visit may involve no dancing at all.
On the other hand, women who go to see a male strip show are usually there for the actual show itself. The muscles and nudity are of course a by-product, but as you can tell from Magic Mike, vast amounts of effort go into choreographing dance routines and shows. Female clientele usually head along to see male strippers with their friends. As such, they want to be entertained, they want to laugh, and they want to see some talented performers.
Male strippers usually work as a team. They do shows together in large groups, and when it comes to private shows they often team up in pairs. This is because male strippers usually entertain a group of women, rather than just one woman at time. Male strippers are careful to create a fun, non-threatening environment because that’s what their clientele are after.
Female strippers are more inclined to foster a one-on-one relationship with their clients (think about private lap dances, for instance).
In the byplay between a male client and a female stripper, the client is relatively passive. They just sit back and enjoy the show or the lap dance.
When it comes to male strippers, it’s a lot more of a two-way street with their clientele. Again, the nudity and the lap dances are only one part of the experience. That’s why male strippers work so hard to create a relationship with all their clients, where everyone feels safe and in the mood for fun. It’s definitely still based on nudity, but there is a lot more fun involved in the experience.
Perhaps a major difference is that not all male strip shows will feature full nudity. Plenty do, but you’ll have the choice about how much you do or don’t want to see. When it comes to female strippers, it’s improbable that clothes will remain on. The expectation is for at least some nudity, and it’s often full-frontal.
This is a big one. Male strippers are usually called upon for special occasions. Whether it’s hen’s night, birthdays or just an excuse for a girl’s night, it’s extremely rare for girls to call up a male stripper on a whim. Men, on the other hand, will organise female strippers for parties, buck’s nights and of course, whenever they wander by their favourite club.
Male strippers understand that their clientele will be celebrating a special occasion, so they put on a show to match that occasion. Females can expect a performer that is 100% committed to giving his customers the best time of their lives. Whether it’s through cheeky dance moves, naughty games or just playful banter, he will leave no stone unturned in making sure you have a night you can enjoy forever.
Of course, when comparing anything you have to turn to generalisations. But, one thing you can be sure of, is that private shows, hen’s nights and any other male stripper experience you organise through Magic Hens will be an unforgettable experience.