Safety First

Chase Kelly —  August 1, 2014 — 4 Comments

Amidst all the glamorization and stigmatization of strip clubs, sometimes what gets glossed over are the the dangers of stripping, or more accurately, the violence that sometimes burdens strippers and the vice industry in general.  A few weeks ago nine people were shot on Bourbon Street a few blocks from where I work.  Last week one person was stabbed and 6 people were murdered overnight. In 2010 there was a shooting INSIDE a club I worked at, and a few years before that there was a drive by at my club in Connecticut.  I’ve seen entertainers decked in the face by grown men, subsequent stabbings, and heard more dancers confess to leaving the club with customers and then being raped or drugged than I’d like to really remember.

Some of us work in small suburban areas, but due to our desire for community and anonymity and to access a larger clientele, many strippers choose to live in cities, and with that comes violence, especially against women.

Despite the risks, most of us are still dancing, because we are either blind to the possibility of it happening at our club/to us or because we have consciously decided that it’s a risk we are willing to take.  With the rise of strip club culture, more and more young women are getting into the industry.  It’s our duty to be aware of the dangers that do lurk around and do what we can to keep ourselves safe and how to stay away from the drama.  More safety tips here.

 

 

Chase Kelly

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Founder of SurvivetheClub.com. I have been dancing for 9 years and have been working in clubs and the adult industry in general for 14. Survive the Club is my passion project and I have faith in our community. Looking to increase the odds of EVERY sex workers' personal and financial success.

4 responses to Safety First

  1. 

    Hi there. My comment or more so question is unrelated to the topic above, but I’m pretty desperate and seeking advice from someone that I hope can help. Can you please give out some tips for girls who don’t know what to say to get dances.(game) How do I also figure out how to get regulars???? I’ve been dancing for 1 1/2 years and I’m really struggling lately and very discouraged!

    • 

      Make physical contact when you approach and always use the guys who tip you on stage as your first prospects. Keep an eye for the survivetheclub books! They’ll be out within the year I hope!

  2. 

    I been working in the adult industry for going on 8 years I frequent this blog often and recommend it to many of my girls,. Thank you so much!!

    Jason Maze
    http://MazeModels.com

    • 

      Thank you Jason! I have been working on a series of books that should launch later this year! I hope you and your girls love them. I appreciate your support.
      xo
      Chase

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