I've often wondered if going fully nude has stopped some guys from becoming male strippers while encouraging others to do so.
There are several options for working in the exotic male dancer industry that do not require a male stripper to go fully nude. But does stripping to nude pay more than remaining covered? Let's find out.
Where do male strippers go fully nude?
Going fully nude is an option for any male stripper. There are male strip clubs where it is required. There are clubs, shows and other venues where it is not allowed by law. Going fully nude while performing at private parties is negotiated between the male stripper and the person hiring the entertainment for the party.
It is basically a choice of the male stripper. Some male strippers choose not to, while others seek opportunities to go nude. To become a male stripper after all, a person does need to be a bit of an exhibitionist.
Fully Nude Male Strip Clubs
At this writing I have visited all the male strip clubs in the U.S. that advertise as being full nude except one. I have also visited several in Canada. These would include the following:
Swinging Richard's ~ Atlanta, GA ... The dancers start out on a main stage that has 3 stripper poles. For the first song they are fully dressed and begin to strip. In the second song they are in their underwear. And for the third song they are nude. Lap dances are available in the main area. You can pay a fee to enter the VIP Lounge where private lap dances are made available. Tips are placed in armbands worn by the dancers.
X-Room at Mardi Gras ~ Springfield, MA ... The dancers start out in underwear or jeans. In the center of the main area is a large bar that covers a significant portion of the room. The male strippers dance on the bar and stripper poles are on each side. The dancers strip to nude and tipping is allowed. A private lap dance area is available.
Stock Bar ~ Montreal, Quebec ... The dancers have two sessions on the main stage. During the first session they are usually dressed and strip to underwear and tease the audience by showing quick glimpses of what is inside the underwear. During the second session they return fully nude and often with an erection. Lap dances in the main area around the stage are available. There is also a private lap dance area.
Dick's Cabaret ~ Phoenix, AZ ... The dancers perform on a main stage for one or two songs usually starting shirtless but in jeans or underwear. There are three stripper poles on this stage. At some point they strip to fully nude. The dancers make their tips through lap dances. Lap dances are offered in the main public area. A more expensive lap dance experience is offered in a private lap dance area where customers must pay to enter.
Real Luck Cafe (Lucky's) ~ Pittsburgh, PA ... The dancers are nude most of the time but remain on a bar. Tipping can only be done in thigh bands. They do not offer lap dances.
Boxers-N-Briefs ~ St. Louis, MO. ... The dancers start out shirtless and usually in underwear. The main dance area is on the bar. There are two stripper poles. There is another back stage with one stripper pole. The dancers rotate between these two areas. There is a private lap dance area. The dancers wear socks where the tips are to be placed.
Secrets/Ziegfield's ~ Washington, DC ... The dancers are nude on boxes or stages. Tipping is done by placing the tips on the stage at the dancers feet. Lap dances are not offered.
There are others where nudity is allowed but not advertised. This would include Silverado in Portland, OR. There are other locations where full nudity is not advertised but does occur. I will not discuss any of these. I want to continue to enjoy these opportunities without getting anyone in trouble.
How Much Does A Male Stripper Make At A Fully Nude Club?
The amount a male stripper can make at a fully nude club varies by club. The location of the club whether in a major urban area, resort area or smaller market determines the number of customers who will enter the door on any given night. In some locations, the number of customers will also be determined by seasonal changes.
Some male strippers can make several hundred dollars and on great nights, they make upward of $1,000. But this is not always the case.
There are different requirements for male dancers at each club. This is determined by the management and there is no industry standard that they follow. Some clubs charge a house fee for the dancers to be allowed to dance in the club that night. In this case it is the belief that the club is providing a large customer base and the dancer pays for the opportunity to work there.
At other clubs, dancers are paid a flat fee for the night and then make tips on top of that. There are also clubs where dancers work for tips only.
The male stripper will most often make more from lap dances than from tips while on stage. Lap dances are given and charged a specific rate. This rate is usually lower if done in a public area where the underwear will stay on. And the rate is higher if the lap dance is done in a private area where the underwear comes off.
A lap dance is often charged by the song. It is rare for a customer to enjoy a lap dance for only one song. I know of one location that requires a three song minimum and charges a flat rate for the experience.
In some locations the club will charge a fee to enter the private lap dance area. The dancer will then keep the amount charged per song. In other locations, the club and dancer split the amounts made for lap dances.
If a male dancer is very popular with the customers, the management will often give them incentives to keep them working at the club. These incentives could include waiving any fees or paying a higher base pay for each night the dancer works.
Who Goes To Fully Nude Male Strip Clubs?
Gay men make up the largest percentage of the customers in most fully nude male strip clubs. Some of these clubs welcome females with no problem. Others require that a female be accompanied by a male. Check their website or social media for more information.
Consider These Things Before Dancing Nude
In this case, size does matter. You will be nude at the club with other male strippers. Comparisons will automatically be made as to your endowment. Even though they may not post it anywhere, some clubs have a size requirement. Ask yourself, "Do I measure up?"
An unfit body can not be hidden. Physically fit and attractive men will have the most opportunities at fully nude clubs. Slim, or 'Twink' type male dancers may be hired as well. Some clubs will hire dancers with a few extra pounds but usually not if there are other options.
Personal hygiene and grooming are extremely important. You must keep yourself clean and well-groomed. Avoid body odor of any kind. Invest in a popular fragrance.
You will need a large dose of self-confidence. There is always that one (or more than one) customer who will be judgmental and cruel. Some will let you know if your look or body is not perfect as they define it. Combine their personality with drinking alcohol and their verbal filters tend to disappear.
Be prepared for sexual advances. Place naked men in a room with potential 'thirsty' and drunk customers and the result will often be a constant barrage of 'let me fuck you' or 'will you fuck me' or 'can I suck on it'. I'm not going to make any judgements here. What I will do is recommend that you remain professional but it is your personal decision where you draw the line.
I firmly recommend that you avoid any behavior that may cause problems for your employer, or that could result in the loss of your job. I know of one dancer who has moved from place-to-place because his conduct with patrons in the public bathrooms has resulted in his losing all opportunities at certain bars and clubs.
Private Parties And Dancing Nude
Stripping to full nudity is often a request for private parties. The party host or hostess want to get the most from their entertainment dollars. As a result, male strippers who are willing to go nude require a substantially higher fee for dancing nude.
Whether you choose to dance nude or not to dance nude at a private party, it is extremely important that this is clear between you and the person hiring you. I recommend a contract be signed before the party begins stating the details of your performance, nude or not nude, and the total charges.
An average base pay for a male stripper to perform at a private party is around $200 for a 30 minute non-nude performance. A higher rate is negotiated for nude performances, a longer time session or additional sessions.
If you are comfortable with your body and are confident being nude in front of strangers, then I say go for it. It will definitely be fun for the customers and hopefully fun for you as well. And if you ever find yourself in uncomfortable situations, refuse to be involved in similar situations from then on.
If you are new to dancing nude and decide to try it, please let me know how it goes. Who knows? I may be the next customer asking you for a private lap dance.
Photo Credit: Top Pic - Screen capture from Stock Bar website. Stock Bar Pic Strip - All photos by David Rosario
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