Sunday, August 16, 2009

STRIP CLUB DEBAUCHERY

I went to New York City to have a weekend of bachelorette celebration and fun. First off, I had a good time. I hung out with good friends, made new friends, saw friends from college and even managed to bump into a friend from high school while reminiscing on 6th Avenue. Second off, I know that I like to keep this blog family friendly, but this is a post I couldn't avoid writing and I hope it will be a learning opportunity if my kids ever read it, i.e. children don't read this before the age of 16 and don't ever waste your money at strip clubs. Mommy says so!

Okay, now that that is out of the way, let me admit that I have been to a strip club before. It was in Atlanta, years ago and I went with some college friends, one of whom really wanted to know what it would be like. That experience was tame - the stripper danced on the stage and made his way over to my friend, lets call her Antonia. She giggled like a little school girl, and it was over.

But, what I saw on Saturday night at a place called Duvet in NYC, was far from tame. It was PURE DEBAUCHERY and even for me that's saying something, lol! Listen, there were women screaming in delight, there were women writhing in ecstasy (yes, you read right - ecstasy) and some, the particularly drunk ones, were either face flat on the floor or screaming that they wanted, 'sexual relations' with the source of their entertainment. That is no exaggeration,my people.
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Now, I'm a "live and let live person" and I don't have the energy to judge most people. I'm too busy potty training my boys and getting my daughter ready for school. Besides, I'm like anyone else - I've made silly decisions and considering what I know now, would do certain things differently, like .... we don't need to go there. Nonetheless, these women at the club made my friends and I feel like old prudes. And,may I just say that we are no angels. Yet, we were there,  mouth agape, covering our eyes (one guy was swinging his 'package' in some happy lady's face) and frankly, impressed at the strength of some of the entertainers, I mean some of them worked super hard for their money, lifting women in heavy looking chairs and all.

I have to share a couple of my observations post-strip club and I have chosen to speak to many of the ladies that were in attendance at Duvet the night I was there (I should have walked on stage and taken the microphone to say the following):

  1. Ladies, calm down. It is just a strip club. You don't get any prizes.
  2. Ladies, the strippers are there to work for their money. Please do not follow them around the club, waving dollar bills in their face to get your attention. They want your money.
  3. Ladies, if the girls you come with allow you to put your hand down a stranger's member or allow that stranger to put his head up your dress, those girls are not your true friend, or you are all um, well, I did say I wouldn't judge, right?
  4. Ladies, all those acrobatics you do with strippers in front of a crowd of strangers should at least be repeated at home with your man. And, if you don't have one, well, fine, I guess you are doing 'practicals' to improve your skills.
  5. Ladies, drinking vodka straight from the bottle is not ladylike and while you might want to "wild out", consider that the possible consequence is you, face down on a disgusting New York City street (and believe me, NY streets are DISGUSTING). Ewwww.
  6. Ladies, strippers are a waste of money. Think about it.
And, I know you are wondering what my friends and I were doing all this while, right? Well, we sat on a bed in the back of the club. I will confess that my drink was made with cheap champagne and gave me a headache. I had to get another one. Anyway, a couple of the strippers came by, one gave my friend and TK's Godmother (what kind of example are you setting girlfriend? =)), the bachelorette a lap dance. Another asked me why my friends and I were so "stuck up" and he was lucky to escape a 6 inch beatdown!

I do not have a problem with strippers, be they male or female. To each his/her own. Grown people are allowed to do grown things. That is between them and their maker. But, I could not believe that I was capable of being shocked by human beings. And in the future, I will only be in the presence of strippers for the sake of a very, very, very good friend. Good, thing that was the case this weekend because, despite the debauchery, I had a great time.


PS: I really think that too much alcohol brings out the worst in some people.

PPS: Yes, there are pictures, but I didn't take them and so have to wait until they are sent to me, before I can share some of them here. But, if they are NSFW, I likely won't put them up. Either way, keep an eye for an update!

Stay well.

41 comments:

Good Naija Girl said...

I feel you on this post: it's a well written warning to the women you saw.

I personally have never understood the allure of the strip club.

K said...

Never been to a strip club but if I ever have a bachelorette party I ask my friends No strippers. I think people would be surprised why because I am pretty open person to most things but somehow imagining my husband to be touching a strippers breast because I had my hand down a strippers pants would not do.

isha said...

I don't get the whole idea behind strippers, strip clubs, etc. I don't see what need it met, because girlfriend goes there gets 'high' and has to go home to an empty bed. Like what's the point in torturing yourself?

L-VII said...

Lol, male strippers are so not sexy, I cannot imagine seeing one for free let alone paying for one.... There is just some so feminine about a guy gyrating and wearing thongs, no matter how full packaged the dude is.

Did you have a good time? Does not sound like you did...

L.

miss.fab said...

I've wanted to go to a strip club for the longest time... for no reason other than to "see what it's like," just like most people, I guess. And funny enough your encounter has only made me all the more curious, lol.

Hahaha at your speech. I am so with you on #5. NY streets are FILTHY, my God, and vodka = a big EW for me, unless you're talking shots. That I can do. Straight from the bottle is just plain nasty.

cici said...

wow this post is different from anything I've read on this blog, I'm loving it...eww at the stripper putting his head under someone dress..and ive always said that if I'm gonna go to the strip club I would go with my man so we can finish off wot we started..ha ha but hey I'm glad u had fun in ur own way

LusciousRon said...

Alcohol does bring out the worst in some people. I like your points and I quite agree.

I would still like to visit on ethough. :)

How are the kids? Hope Bomboy is behaving.

leggy said...

lol...id really love to go to a strip club and see what the big deal is...lol.
and yup,alcohol does bring out th worst in people thats why i stay away from it.

Anonymous said...

Prude! You remind me of an old lady who keeps repeating while watching porn, "why are is she allowing them to do that?!?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

@ GNG: Hey babe! haha. The ladies clearly had a lot of fun, maybe too much fun, but I guess to each her own.

Well, the allure is probably that it seems like a naughty thing to do. Do it at least once, though, but only for a very, very, very good friend. =)

@ K: strip clubs are not for everyone. And they are not for every stage of a person's life, that I can confirm, because we kept asking ourselves whether we needed to be drunk to enjoy ourselves there. lol! I only saw a few girls put their hands down strippers undies and the stripper actually guided their hands. Anyway, hope all is well.

@ isha: they meet a carnal need for uninhibited sexual abandon, I think.
But you are right about going home to "an empty bed" lol!

@ L-VII: lol! Well, I have to admit a few of those strippers had very nice bodies, as in serious 6 packs, very tough looking arms. They clearly take good care of themselves. Though I get your point about men in thongs though. Yup, that doesn't do it for me, but those guys made a lot of money that night, that is for sure. Thongs and all, loL!

@ miss.fab: lol! I recommend to everyone that they go. At least once. Either they will like it or they will not. Its okay to try things out.

I love NY. Lived there for a while, but those streets... my goodness...
I just can't imagine putting anything but the soles of my shoes on them, talk less my body. Kai! =)

@ cici: yeah, I know this post is far different from the usual fare over here, but I just couldn't avoid it. I actually had a good time people watching, which is something I enjoy doing. And, my friends and I have fun no matter what so crazy ladies or 99% naked man won't stop our fun parade! Anyway, the idea of going with your man is probably a good one, you know. It could definitely spice things up for the two of you ;) Write a post about it when you do!

@ LusciousRon: girl, alcohol can be dangerous because I kept thinking what some of those ladies looked like on a normal day at work, loL!

Anyway, you should try going to at least one strip club. Its definitely interesting and as long as you don't lose all sense while there, you should be fine, lol!!!!

The kids are fine, thanks so much for asking!

@ leggy: you should go once. You'll either like it or you won't. Either way it will be something experienced. And as for alcohol, too much of it is just never good.

How far?

@ anonymous from Canada: You aren't that anonymous, sweetheart. you can't even pick an online identity for yourself but you feel like opening your mouth to call someone a prude? Carry your self and go find something better to do than point fingers and waste our time about prudes and porn. So what if a woman doesn't want to watch porn? that makes her a bad person? And, so what if a woman is prudish? Is that the best you can come up with? People have a right to choose. Nobody here demonized anyone and as such, we don't need you trying to demonize anyone either.

Oh please, get a better life! PS, you might want to shield your IP address before running around the internet yarning nonsense.

Next...

Sweetnothin' said...

too bad for #5, it is my favorite pastime, except instead of vodka, mine is filled with water

Kafo said...

wow
i guess that was an experience

hmmm
haven't been to a strip club but i think u are right on on your observations

Rene said...

i haven't been to a strip club before but i wouldn't mind going just to what the big deal is about it.
Alcohol does bring the worst out of a person. for some strange reasons i getting 2 prefer drinking from the bottle.....i'll stop...nt lady like.

aloted said...

i agree alcohol does bring out the worst in people...

never been to a stripclub and i dont intend to visit.

how is the Mr and the children??

Tigeress said...

I've been to a bachelorette party that had a stripper- NEVER AGAIN!!! Didnt like it at all.

LoloBloggs said...

I went to a bachelorette in a strip bar once, a stripper saw me and my glasses and made a beeline for me...naked men with their engorged bits out in public places and I don't mix! I ran into the ladies and thank God I did. When I came out, he had another bespectacled woman on the stage, and where he put her glasses I cannot mention on your blog. It was filth.

All my friends know never to get me a stripper and I will never hire one for a friend! Simples!

justdoyin said...

neva been to a strip club, n if only by ur description, I've lost every (and any) desire to try it out...

Arewa said...

Lol! Me sef I've carried my two legs to a strip club before. It was my sophomore year and I thought I had fun. Looking back now, I'd much rather be the star in my show for two in my husbands house *wink* the rules u came up with are spot on!

LUMIDEE said...

Been there..done this ..done that..

Had my own fair share of strip clubs and tell you what...as much as it is full of unbridled fun,it sure is the fastest way to hell...

David Numba-one God'sfave said...

LWKMD!!! that's basically all I can say but I do feel the post..nice one

First time here..btw

Buttercup said...

I'm just picturing you grabbing a mic and giving that mini lecture..hahahaha!

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Kpakpando said...

I've been to strip clubs with male dancers/sex workers and with female dancers/sex workers. The things they let female patrons get away with are just outrageous, if a man tried to manhandle a female stripper or perform sex acts like women do he'd be wrestled to the ground or tasered.

I don't get why/how male strippers are still in business, because most women I know don't have to pay to see some dingaling dingalinging, but to each their own.

Blowing Blessings Your Way XOXO said...

wow..what an experience!..lol, I saw a stripper once at a bridal shower...and I must say it was too much for me/ disgusting!...so I feel u

Naughty Eyes said...

Interesting... I'd almost scrolled to the end of the comments before I saw guys commenting. Thought you had somehow put a gender-recognition thingy in the comments field. OK, I kid...

So this was the debauchery you talked about. I'd been dying to read of what our SSD had been up to!

I've never been to a strip club though I'm not still so sure if I would want to go to one either. Head up a dress? In public? Ewwww... Seeing people collectively behaving badly doesn't really do it for me. BUT... if I do eventually go to one, blogville will be sure to read about it.

PS: You could spot Anon was from Canada? Wow... I need some of your geek skills oh!

Miss Healthy Diva said...

Your so on point with this post! As a woman, I don't see the fascination with strip clubs...

BBB said...

hmm..
nice view..
wil still love to see one for maself though

Daydah said...

I agree! I agree! I agree! Never been to one and I am sure I will not. Seriously I don't get the point of raising my adrenaline level and getting all hot when I cannot 'unleash my tigress powers' on the source of the er...the source.
Good points!!!

Kemberly said...

wow. SO they've turned duvet into a strip club now? It used to be a regular club!

LASGIDI/ NY said...

Lmao!!!! I feel you on this post, It is certaintly something one should do once in a lifetime to satisfy curiousity.

My encounter with them was a bachelorette at a friends house. I couldnt beleive what the woman getting married allow the sripper to do to her, Lets just say I called Jesus too many times just looking at them with my hands over my mouth, IN MY HEAD I WAS LIKE IF THIS NA NAIJA WEDDING OMO OHH BOY GO CANCEL QUICK QUICK, when he sees pics of this.

Wouldnt go to a strip club now sha Let just say those dollar bills can be spent at Carters or Osh Kosh buyin my God Kids some cuteeeeeeee Outfits.

Solo haba My NEW YORK!!! Gotta admit it is a filthy place but Hey, U gotta love the city!!!

LASGIDI/ NY said...

Solo,

Sorry forgot to ask, Is Duvet now a strip club or they just had strippers there that day?

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

@ sweetnothin: #5 is your favorite pasttime? lol! Well, um, good for you girlfriend =)

@ kafo: it was definitely an experience and it was fine. We had fun. I say you should go at least once so you can witness the debauchery first hand.

@ Rene: yup, I recommend that ladies go at least once if they think they can handle it. You know, get it out of their system and observe their fellow ladies getting wild. =) Thanks so much for stopping by!

@ Aloted: The family is very well oh, thank you for asking, my sista. You nko? How body?

@ Tigeress: lol! Those male strippers can be super aggressive, shey? =) How you dey?

@ Lolobloggs: lol! You would have been the one having naughty things done to you. =) I completely understand though, not wanting to go there. We alwasy have the right to say no.

Thanks so much for taking the time to come by!

@ justdoyin: lol! abeg oh! let it not be said that I deprived you of a 'skripper' experience, lol!!! It wasn't that bad, honestly, it just wasn't my thing. Clearly,many of the women there were very happy to be there. I just think my friends and I were a little too 'grown' to match the excitement of others. =)

Anyway, how far?

@ Arewa: I am so with you girl! You might as well be the star in your own show with your loved one! *wink* you are soooo naughty! lol!!!

@ Lumidee: "as much as it is full of unbridled fun,it sure is the fastest way to hell..."

hahaha. And I cannot add anything to this 'testimony' lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts!

@ David: =) Thanks so much for swinging by! Don't be a stranger!

@ Buttercup: my sista, now that I think about it, I don't know if I could have used the half naked stripper's mic. If I had my own...no problem, lol!!!

How are you?

Nice Anon said...

I have been to a strip club and my eyes were popping out! I was eh! you serious? lol

Nah, not my scene but twas nice to experience it though.

QMoney said...

Hi momma,thanks for your messages,i appreciate them.

i have never been to a strip club but just like everything in life,it gets to a stage where this things get abused.the closest av seen to a strip club is what i watched in "the proposal"
i kinda like the way u replied Anon from canada,u never seem to do that.....
How are the kids??ur momma?hope i am still part of her prayer requests oh....takia

Vera Ezimora said...

I've never been to a strip club, and you're really RUINING things 4 me!!

Original Mgbeke said...

LOL, wow! Strip clubs are very overrated sha. I've been to one or 2 and I certainly got bored after a while...
Interesting post.

Original Mgbeke said...

Oh and LMAO @ you firing back at Anon. SSD, I didn't know you had it in you ooo. I likey! :-D

Omo calabar. said...

Strip clubs or no strip clubs. I have been to a couple of them, any time one of my boys is abt to get married, we gotta give them one last time to indulge his lust,however u can only look u can't touch. Is this the right way to go abt it, prolly not but what the hell, U got one life right?

Chari said...

Yeah *raises hand* Aunty mi...I have been to a strip club before and it was eye poppin and maybe even emotional scarrin sef...*sigh...buh hey man debauchery will be debauchery...

FFF said...

my dear, sometimes a person just wants to let their hair down & just go crazy!!!!!!!!!!! they'd do things that their normal self wouldn't possible do, & of course there is d good old alcohol to blame it on. LOL. U may never know, those ladies may have been having a rotten week/day, & were just trying to escape from depression! Well, so long as they didn't go bedding those strippers sha, i would just put it down to a little razzness to make d heart merry.


p.s: am looking forward to a stripper experience, myself. Never been to one, but constantly fantasizes how it'd be like.

ktravula said...

Nice post Solomonsydelle.