Lap dancers piled high and sold cheap – pole skills on decline
BRITAIN’S lap dancers are in decline. Not in number, but in skills. Because dancers pay to dance – like mini-cab driver paying to be on a roster – the rising number of clubs means an increasing number of women are willing to pay to earn.
Dr Teela Sanders and Dr Kate Hardy, from the University of Leeds, have conducted a study of 200 performers in the lap-dancing club scene.
Dr Sanders says many dancers have “never even used a pole”. Adding:
“There’s been a real change. The aesthetics of the dancers has overtaken, as well as the skills of flirting and chatting.”
So long as women are willing to pay to earn – and men are willing to pay to be turned on and thus made ready to shag a prostitute or their girlfriend/wife – lap dancing remains a viable business.
The women are competing with one another for the cash. The argument seems to be that in a recession, it’s all about the hard and quick sell. Pile it high and sell it cheap. What goes for goods also goes for people…