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I Was An Exotic Dancer

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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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    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 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 29, 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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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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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    jess021 jess021 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Not A Pole Dancer Although I Wish

    I am a belly dancer (fairly exotic) just wanted to clarify. I would love to pole dance for fun and exercise.
    slutkitten slutkitten 51-55, F Oct 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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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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    Don't call me Exotic!! You say I am Exotic You mean I am Other And you are Default It's hurtful and reflects institutionalized racism against the person your referring to. Don...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Well technically not yet but I am thinking about it. Got to pay dem bills...
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Jul 6

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    If I were a tree, I would want to be a fruit tree. I would possibly bear apples or oranges... Or perhaps something more exotic such as a mango or coconut. It must be so peaceful to...
    alisemichelle alisemichelle 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I love my exotics so much! I currently have 2 skunks, a bearded dragon, 2 leopard geckos, and I also care for my sisters snake when she is away. It may seem like a lot of pets but...
    Lifebugzme Lifebugzme 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I'm not a dancer, but I love people who can dance. Especially when they give you a personal dance(;
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    when i first started dancing i was aroun 13... i was just messing around copying people in dance movies.. then i started taking it seriously... i have been dancing since then, now...
    Afsh1n Afsh1n 18-21, M Jul 15

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    i was way into my own head and planning the future to not think that everything could go wrong. if i knew what i know now i would have told myself that everything wasnt going to...
    3amthinker 3amthinker 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I think I was I am 13 now this is the first time I said anything and I think I was molested. I was at my house and I was laying down with my moms friends son and I was like 4 he...
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    Some people have great careers, some people have average ones, and others struggle to get by. That's life. And it's the same in high school. Some thrived, some passed through...
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    the music. the lifestyle. the acceptance back the. Society wasn't complete crap back then. And Rock n' Roll lived. It wasn't just a music genre. It was an inspiring life style...
    rosatorriecervera rosatorriecervera 16-17, F Jun 25

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    like any other day but i was doing some paper work at my job, 5 minutes later i noticed i drifted of but was still doing the work.and it was right.lol
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    A "friend" of mine and I met up one day to have a couple of drinks at her place. Her boyfriend of a couple months came over. I was pretty uncomfortable by his presence there so I...
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    I was at school in ENgland in the 1960s and 70s, when corporal punishment was still widespread. At primary school I went through a "difficult" period, possibly related to my...
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    I am the youngest my parents ar e both now passed away. All my life I'm the one they didn't want. They would even tell me I was the oops baby. Even growing up they always worried...
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