Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Exotic Male Dancers
Males That Move Six Different Ways

(Photo Source: Maverick, male dancer at LaBare Houston, a hot show at a club for the ladies in the Houston, TX area.)

   I recognize six distinct types or styles of exotic male dancers. They are go-go boys, pole dancers, strippers, male revues, and nude male dancers. In this blog, I'll give you my take on each type and their purpose. An exotic male dancer may perform as one or all of the different types.
Go-Go Boy

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   The go-go boy is the eye candy and atmosphere for a dance club or event. Go-go's are usually perched on a stage, in a cage or in strategic locations to add to the decor amd atmosphere of the club. Of all exotic male dancers, these guys need to be really good dancers. Tipping a go-go is definitely acceptable but sometimes they are not very accessible to the customers. Their job is more focused on making each night at a bar or club an event. They are sometimes dressed in costumes that reflect the theme of the night.

Pole Dancer

(Photo Source: BJsNXs Facebook Page)
(Photo by C. Marcelo)
   The pole dancer uses strength and skill to perform feats of agility, balance and seduction around a metal pole. You can tip them and they will most often pause their routines or session in order to receive tips. Becoming successful as a pole dancer requires keeping your body in shape, building strength, and practicing. Pole dancers may also wear costumes and participate in the theme of a night. They usually interact with the customers some during and often between their sessions on the pole.

Male Stripper

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   Male strippers are often associated with bachelorette parties. They enter a room of guests at a private party wearing a costume...a policeman, fireman, construction worker, cowboy, etc. They create a routine that involves seductively removing pieces of their clothing until a single thong remains or in some cases, they are completely nude. The routines often involve audience participation and a focus on a guest of honor such as the bride-to-be or a groom-to-be for a gay couple. One feature of their performance often involves a lap dance given to one or more of the guests. There are some clubs that have male strippers. These clubs will offer lap dances as well.

Male Revue

(Photo Source: Chippendales Facebook Page)
   Male Revues are composed of a group of men who perform dance routines in front of an audience. Most of these are designed for women but there are some that perform for men as well. The routines involve fantasy costumes and the men usually strip down to thongs or underwear. The male revue is a theatrical production and will therefore most often be located in a theater but there are those who perform in clubs and bars. The most famous brand name of male revues is the Chippendales.

Nude Male Dancers

(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)
   The nude male dancer is placed in a category of its own because it takes a specific type of dancer in order to be successful and enduring. The nude male dancer possesses a physically fit body, is most often well-endowed, and has a strong self-image. At many clubs where nude male dancers perform, there is often a three song process that evolves. During the first song, the nude male dancer is fully clothed and dances removing a few articles of clothing. During the second song the nude male dancer is already in his underwear or quickly reaches that point. He seductively reveals glimpses of what is beneath his underwear during the song. For the third and final song, the nude male dancer is fully nude. He may or may not have an erection. Based on his performance, appearance, and popularity, the nude male dancer will next find himself in a VIP Lounge performing private lap dances in the nude for customers.

   This summer I'll be trying to catch all six types in action. Until next time, pull out your ... dollars, tip and enjoy the boyz!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

How many bouncing balls is too many?
Quality Over Quantity

(Photo Above: Ronnie of Men Of Skin from Kansas City, MO - Dancing at Area 18 in Tulsa, OK. Source: Men Of Skin Facebook Page)

   What? Mike, the guru of exotic male dancers, doesn't think that more male dancers is better than fewer. That's true. If I go to a club/bar/event that has exotic male dancers and I enjoy a very positive experience with one male dancer, then I've had a good night. I go home happy and will look forward to my next visit. There could have been 29 other male dancers at that same event but if this one dancer is the one who "pressed my buttons", "flipped my switch", "caused my soldier to salute", or just "made my day (or night)", then I don't really care that there were 29 other dancers. Had there been only one and I had the same experience, then I would have been completely satisfied.

(Photo Above: Here Lounge - West Hollywood, CA. Source: Brenden-John Photography)

   Now, had there been only one exotic male dancer at an event, chances are, the economic law of supply and demand would have stepped in and unless I was throwing around big bucks, I might have been left out in the cold without a dick waving in front of me. So, more than one is always good if there are several customers. And you have to account for differing tastes and preferences. I personally, enjoy the performances of smooth chested twinks to athletic men with muscular wirey bodies. I can appreciate others but that is what I like. My partner on the other hand, enjoys men with a little fur, he likes what he terms "muscle bears". So, when we go to male strip clubs, we are looking for very different things. He can appreciate cute twinks and athletic men but he has his preferences.

(Photo Above: Bryan Layne of The Boys N3xt Door. Source: Bryan Layne Facebook Photo Album)

   If there isn't a dancer type that I particularly like at a specific event, I don't just select from what is there, I instead sit back and appreciate the guys who are available, but they won't be receiving a banner tip night from me. But honestly, I can usually always find someone or something that captures my focus and makes a trip to the pole, stage or cage worthwhile. I can always tip for a great ass, large endowment, amazing chest, or killer smile. I've even tipped for an erection.

(Photo Above: Le Boy Bar - New York, NY. Source: Le Boy Bar Facebook Photo Album)

   I recommend that club/bar/event managers and owners go for quality instead of quantity. Quality can mean something different at each location. To determine quality, you have to discover what is popular, what sells and what is marketable. Who gets the most tips at your location? Why? Quality in my opinion and for this blog is the dancer who is most enjoyed by the customers at your location. That may not be the dancer I think is the hottest or my favorite. But he is the one that the customers like and will return to the bar to see. That's just good business sense.

(Photo Above: Aiden of The Men Of Eden dancing at Partner's Cafe in New Haven, CT. Source: Aiden's Facebook Photo Album)

   Beware of hanging on to male dancers who siphon tips away from your most popular dancers. You want your most popular male dancers to make more in tips so they feel a need and desire to stay around a while. Otherwise, they'll be looking for the next great thing at the club down the street. There is a fine balance here. What is the perfect number of quality dancers at a club? That can be difficult to determine. Unless it is a very large crowd, I think three is a good number provided they are all working the crowd. Three can have a decent night in tips at a smaller venue and can do very well at a slightly larger. Those three would have to be specifically chosen to best entice the customer base at the bar/club. You would need at least five on your staff because the dancing boys do enjoy a night off now and then. So, they'll need to rotate working nights.

(Photo Above: Ben dancing at Stockbar in Montreal. Source: Stockbar Website)

   Until next time, go make a statement about quality. Tip your favorite male dancers. And tip a little extra. It's time for them to buy new underwear for Spring and Summer. That is if they wear underwear where they dance! ;)

NOTE: Click on any of the pics in this blog to learn more about that dancer or the club where they are performing. The specific groups or locations have been chosen because I have recently received feedback mentioning them. Quality.