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I Was An Exotic Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 103 People

    Truly Revealing

    I was an exotic dancer for 11 years.  I had answered an ad in the paper when looking for work.  I was 28 years old.  I thought I'd just go in and check it out.  I learned so much about myself, about others, about competition, about beauty and it's shallowness...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Got me through college!

    No regrets at all
    tlbh tlbh 36-40, F 19 Responses Aug 14

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    Introduction To A Different World

    Preface: Please keep in mind that this occurred in Australia...where things may be a little different than what you may imagine. At the tender age of 17, my "career" as an exotic dancer, came about purely by happenstance...and it lasted for a glorious 12 years; some of the best...
    Visionquest Visionquest 46-50, F Jan 4, 2012

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    How I Got Into It

    I remember the exact moment I decided to become an exotic dancer. I was living in Sydney at the time, having just moved there from the Atherton Tablelands two weeks previously. I was one week into being twenty years old and living in a hostel in the middle of the city. The...
    JessicaLane JessicaLane 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I Am What I Am

    I have said I  was before a christian which I am with all me heart. I am still a sinner though. I still dance from time to time and I also manage the company. I cant stand when people tell me my job was a sin. Minuiam wages suck ok. You cant survice off of thoses jobs. Not...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2008

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    Exotic Dancer

    I never was an exotic dance and you know what?  I'm planning applying this weekend for a position.  Yeah, right!   No way!  Joke!  :D
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 1, 2011

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    By Choice

    I danced for 3 years and it was the first time I did one job consistently (at the time).  I loved the freedom to work on the days I wanted to or not work at all.  And I wasn't the girl who was paying her way through college or suffering some sort of hardship.  I...
    QueenD QueenD 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    Seriously Considering It....

    I've been seriously considering exotic dancing for about a year now, mainly because I want to get a leg up on my finances and be able to go to college. I'm stuck in a financial rut right now and I feel that I just simply can't make enough money to live on my own and attend school...
    KelsoBee3 KelsoBee3 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Memorable Customer

    I met him about a year into my time at 'my bar' of 10 years.  I knew him for 7 of those years; danced for him during the 'no touching' days which were out in the open, no booths for privacy, on into the lap dancing phase (he wasn't into the grinding and preferred I just did...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    Not That Exoctic

    Yep I danced. But it wasn't that exoctic. I wasn't a ********.. Just a topless dancer. That was an unusal time in my life and with two kids small at home it was a good way to earn enough to support us all. My hubs at the time didn't work, at least not all the time. It took me a...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    So do any of the ladies here still dance

    or that avenue finished now?
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Nov 24

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    My parents were for years.

    Neither had more than a nasic secondary education yet wanted the "good life".They started as teenagers before my older brother was born and still did it occasionally along with Escorting until their deaths when she was 37 and he 35. They danced in Washington DC,Montreal,and...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Deja Vu Showgirls ,hawaii

    I was a Exotic Dancer at the world famous Deja Vu, Hawaii, I loved it I started dancing when I was 30 yes,30 and I'm glad I waited. getting in the business when you're not mature enough  mentaltily.      can end up a Jaded women...
    PriestessTheresa PriestessTheresa 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    My Career In the Adult Entertainment Industry

    i was a dancer for almost 9 years and i pretty much loved every minute of it in the beginning. i loved being my own boss, working my own hours and always being available for my son's school trips.  i never missed a class trip, a school play and was always able to stay home...
    MarleyChloesMum MarleyChloesMum 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I have always been very aware of my sexuality. When I was a teenager, I had a best friend who always joked that I would end up being an adult dancer. We both laughed, and we both...
    EmeraldDreams12 EmeraldDreams12 18-21 2 Responses Dec 17

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    Who wants to tour the East and Golf Coast and make money with me?? Serious inquiries only, i don't want to hear about NO bullshit. You need to be a confident woman, race doesn't...
    shearrivesincognito shearrivesincognito 22-25, F Dec 6

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    I am a competitive dancer, and dance is basically my life! It's my getaway and I express my feelings through dance when I am upset or feeling down I dance.... Dance is always there...
    ashleyrocksxoxo ashleyrocksxoxo 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Andrea used to dance at the same club as me, but she got into trouble and was fired for letting the clients finger her. We have all fine that, but she never gave any kickbacks, so...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I was 5 yrs. old. I had the chicken pox, was very sick with them. I was laying in my double size bed, under tons of blankets, grandmother was in her rocking chair at the foot of...
    Laughindaisy87 Laughindaisy87 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    67th post...Helloooo world. Deliriously happy today. The world is a beautiful place and I can't stop smiling. Like I've said before would like to bottle up these feelings. They...
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    To this day I still think of the horrors that happened in middle school. I hated how I was the only one people picked on because I suffer traumatically from it. I understand that...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Not me. My younger half siblings was back in late 2002. My mother was divorcing her husband of 13 years(married since I was 1) after he kicked them out of the house in the middle...
    Shemiel Shemiel 26-30, M 15 hrs ago

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    I really loved him yet he decided to hurt me. It was on a Wednesday, he told me he was going somewhere to meet his mom at first I didn't believe because he had a very close...
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    I was caught by my mom when I was 17. I often slept wearing a a black and red teddiette that I had borrowed from her, along with some seamed stockings. She came into my room when I...
    LadyAndrea LadyAndrea 46-50, T 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I was born in 1993, the same year Jurassic Park was released.
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    Thought I was, but my definition of love has changed in the past week. I really thought this guy was the one, but then again, I get thrown a curveball in my life. So, taking it...
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    i was in and out of foster homes early on bc my crackheaded mother couldnt get her act together. nut oh well it made me who i am today.
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    I know long time when I was 2 or 1 I what be a hot girl I flee in me
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    I enlisted for the military in early March. I had wanted to join since the 8th grade despite the depression and anxiety I suffered again and again. I worked hard to lose weight and...
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    In November 2011, I was the subject of a kidnapping at the age of 12, at where I would have least expected it: my home. I live in a small New Mexico town, and crime here is very...
    XFP453 XFP453 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I have been betrayed!!!! Oh have I been betrayed!!! Used to have parents that were my friends of my daughters girlfriends as she was growing up... At my weakest moments... I have...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    22nd post. Ok lets go into my health, just so I can give a history on how I think my depression might have been triggered, and slowly began to rise. All through my life I was very...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    23rd post. Not long after I recovered from the kidney stone, I started getting upper abdominal pain. They would come and go in spurts, and at the beginning a couple of panadol...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    24th post. Before anyone reading this thinks my life has been just one bad thing after another, I'm going to set the record straight. Many of the years of fun were only marred by...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Sexual abuse ( Rape ) is a terrible thing done by people ( not necessarily terrible people ) but by people who are really messed up in the head. It has scarred me for life I'm not...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    This is my story! I was molested around 5 or 6. I don't remember everything but I was to young to understand what was going on. Me and my brothers had a sleep over at my great...
    dwayne15 dwayne15 36-40, M Nov 26

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    rejection over and over and over again. "your nice but....im just not ready". My long term relationship ended because apparently i was not right for them, because we just didn't...
    tom1978 tom1978 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    At that time, in 1998, to my knowledge, was only the French government, under the leadership of the Minister of Sports, Mrs. Buffet, who ordered only store samples of athletes of...
    buypoegold buypoegold 22-25, M Nov 26

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    After I had broken up with my boyfriend of four years because he refused to better himself for the sake of both of us, I was told by his next girlfriend, who happened to be the...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I loved her very very much. She was my best friend and wasn't aware of her BPD until it was too late. The relationship was very co-dependent. We built her career together, bought a...
    Fidelis84 Fidelis84 26-30, M Nov 26

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    Part two to my ******* story of my sisters punishments So I was told I was going "shopping" to actually go "shopping". Of course it was a punishment though so I was forced to...
    Timelord47 Timelord47 18-21 Nov 26

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    I went through grades 1-6 fearing the paddle greatly. I heard many kids take 3 loud pops in the hallway in elementary school, just hearing it was scary to me. When I entered middle...
    trent74 trent74 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 27

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    I had a best friend. We were friends for 8 years. This past week I've noticed that she has been distancing herself from me. I was always there for her when no one else was there...
    Candice321 Candice321 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I did play video games and watch TV a little, but I was mostly outside either playing with my friends, killing/capturing bees, or both. I haven't killed a single bee in my new...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I was kidnapped and I'm ready to share... Me and a friend were in a car park biking around, we got of our bikes and sat on the island where you pay for a ticket. Our bikes were...
    zzcoutneyzz01 zzcoutneyzz01 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    On Thanksgiving Day 2004...when I was 10 years old...I was at home with my family and we had just had dinner. I was wearing a dress and white pantyhose that day and at around 4 p.m...
    britanderson94 britanderson94 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Was I sexually assaulted? I can't seem to figure how to work the question section due to being new to this form... But I really need advice, I'm 13... And I'm NOT trolling. When...
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