Will you visit a strip club with me?
Q: Are guys comfortable going with their girlfriend or partner to strip bars? Would it make you uncomfortable if it was at her request?
A: First Reaction: “You’re kidding – I’ll get the keys!” Second Reaction: “Hope I have enough cash for the stage show.” Third Reaction: “Wait, what’s she getting out of this?” Ultimately, we need to know your motivation for wanting to go. If you’re really, really fine with watching me cheer on naked women other than yourself, and if that’s a turn on for you, then I’ll go get my coat. But if you have an ulterior motive, or you think somehow that this is the only way to get me going, then let’s just put on a porno and talk it out.
- Trevor, 25, Marketing Coordinator, sketch comedy writer/performer, single
A: Not really comfortable. It’s kind of hot, but then again, if the woman is really into it, does that mean she is secretly gay? It could tend to bring a level of jealousy into the picture.
- Mike, 31, Marketing Consultant, married
A: She must go.
- Andy, 29. IT Consultant, single
A: In my life I couldn’t ever see this happening so it would bring up a lot of questions if she asked to go to the rippers now - uncomfortable for sure.
- Richard, 32. Events Planner, lives with girlfriend
A: Not at all, I would kind of dig it. Unless I got aroused. That could get awkward.
Josh, 28, Model, with girlfriend
A: No. Most guys I know go to strip bars as an occasional male-bonding experience. I’d truthfully be weirded out if my partner wanted to go to a strip joint. I hope she doesn’t get turned on by watching 21-year-old female dancers shaking their booties to ‘80s hair metal.
- Rod, 32, Fireman, married, baby on the way