The Stripper Thing

the first time i got into good shape and lost a lot of weight i was just about to turn 19. and i remember flipping channels and hearing some comedian joking about women "not getting" strip clubs.

[i was reminded of this because i recently found myself becoming one of those women, which i swore i'd never be.]

anyway, the punchline was something about how -- sarcastically -- surely it's not because there's appeal in watching a 19-year old hardbody grind herself against a pole. (har, har.)

and so, 10 years ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks. *of course* that's attractive: a pretty, fit, half-naked woman making a specatcle of her sexuality. duh. *of course* men want to see that.

and then i realized there was no reason *i* couldn't be that pretty, fit, confident, sexual woman myself (minus the getting paid by strangers to jaunt around half-naked on stage). so that's who i worked to become.

and thanks to this helpful reminder, it's what i'll work towards again.

hey, they don't teach pole dancing at gyms these days for nothin'.


  1. Been meaning to tell you how much I enjoy your writings. Not everyone can divulge so much about themselves and do it with grace and humor. Thanks!

  2. I'm a guy, and I've just got to say that you don't need to be a hardbody to be as arousing as a stripper. You've got all the equipment you need already...


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