Who’s never had the oh so cliché reaction from a guy as soon as you tell him you pole dance? Y’know, the sort of eye-popping-wolf-panting response you might see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
Let’s face it, while pole dancing has made a breakthrough in mainstream fitness, it’s still a niche activity, and some guys still have the impression of the good old ‘smoking’ hot exotic dancer ready to give a lap dance’ as soon as they hear about it.
It’s not a problem to be associated with an exotic dancer (they’re awesome and so badass!!), but it’s a little unnerving to suddenly be seen as fair game by your brand new date when really, it’s got nothing to do with that.
Being confident, sexually free, and dancing around a pole, whatever reason we’re doing it for (fitness, show, earning money, it doesn’t matter!) does not mean you’re going to get it tonight babe! It’s about US, not YOU!
But you know what, Unicorns? Show him what pole dancing really is, and your man’s reaction will soon change!
Before: “You’re a pole dancer? Wow that’s hot!”
After: “You’re so strong! That’s a lot of training!”
Yep that’s it! Once he sees the sweat, the bruises, the marks of grip on your skin, the effort and everything that’s not so sexy while you train, he will realise it’s just sports, and the sexy dream is dead.
Before: “Can I watch you dance sexy?”
After: “Yeah yeah, I saw your jade, now let me watch Game of Thrones in peace honey.”
Bring him home and expose him to hours of trying the same move, hours of learning a choreo or working on your splits, that will be pretty boring for him after a while!
Before: “Shopping for pole dance outfits? I’m in! You can catwalk sexy for me in the store!”
After: “Yeah, this one looks good. No, your flaps aren’t poking out. Yes, it makes your butt looks rounder. No, your boobs are not escaping when you handstand…”
Have you ever gone shopping with your date? Did he like waiting for hours while you were trying on the whole store? No? Well, that’s the same with shopping for pole! Keep him waiting while you submit him to hours of soppy background music, and you’ve done a good job!
Before: “Will you give me a lapdance?”
After: “Get off me! I’m trying to work! And my knees are hurting!”
They wanted it, they got it! Everyday till you master that mouse trap move! Did they think living with a pole dancer was all glitter and no work? We use everything from chairs to human props to train!
Before: “You mean you pole dance with many other girls at the studio? Sooo hot!”
After: “Pole dancers are crazy. And I think I heard a vagina fart.”
Girl on girl action (or boy on girl, girl on boy, boy on boy, whoever is there at the studio!) usually involves more spotting, pushing, stretch helping than grinding… another dream killed!
As you can see, there’s nothing like a good, long exposure to pole to desensitize your date and totally get him over the pole dancing cliché!
What other before/after reactions did we miss? Tell us in the comments!