May 21, 2001 09:00am
Promise You a Rose Garten: Exotic Dancing or Prostitution Where Do We Draw The Line?
Source: Independent for AINews
by: Rose Garten
As an ex-exotic dancer, I'm concerned about the future of new dancers and existing dancers. They have shared several facts of undesirable experiences, and the harsh reality they face while working in this industry today.
During recent interviews, visits to several dancer forums to gain knowledge of the business today and through e-mail from dancers and customers --- I was shocked and saddened by the comments of both from different strip clubs in this country. The posts referring to customers expecting more than a dance for their tip were the most disheartening.
Apparently there are customers that expect sexual favors as one exotic dancer stated in a reply sent to me via e-mail, "Some customers anticipate 'extras', and some customers demand them! 'Extras' are excessive touching, petting, fondling, sex talk, or fetish acts performed by the dancer or the customer."
[Please follow the link below for the entire article by Rose. Samples of what some of the exotic dancers from different states have to say about the customers, the laws, and the state of exotic dancing today are all covered in this well written in-depth report. - Ed.]