Moratorium on adult businesses in Lake Forest

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE
The Orange County Register

LAKE FOREST – For at least 45 days, the city will not grant licenses or permits to open adult businesses.

City Council on Tuesday established a temporary moratorium on adult businesses while it evaluates if and where these businesses could be located in the eastern part of the city, following a recent rezoning of about 800 acres of land – once under the flight path of the El Toro MCAS – from business-park to residential and commercial.

No Strip Clubs Allowed“With 3,000-plus homes coming into the Opportunity Study area, we thought it was important to look at this more directly,” City Attorney Scott Smith said. “The general plan amendment was a broad brush of reclassification of land uses. Landowners and builders are now coming to us with specific plans and strategies. We want to look at the perimeters of these neighborhoods as regard to adult uses.”

The original ordinance, adopted in 2004, ensures the city could, among other things, enforce appropriate separation between adult bookstores and strip clubs and schools, religious institutions, nurseries, day care centers and public or private parks, Smith said.

Now with the moratorium in place, city staff will evaluate sites within the 800 acres under the existing ordinance. The ordinance currently requires spacing by 1,000 feet or a major arterial. The arterials surrounding the rezoned land include Alton Parkway and Portola Parkway.

“We’ll consider if there are any unfortunate adjacencies,” Smith said.

State law allows the city to adopt an urgency ordinance to stop issuing permits if evaluation is needed to update zoning laws.

Following the council’s decision, the city will temporarily prohibit any permits, variances, building permits or licenses for adult businesses for 45 days. If necessary, that time could be extended, Smith said.

Captain’s Cabaret & Lounge, at Lake Forest Drive and Rockfield Boulevard, is now the only adult use business in the city.

Source: OCRegister.com

Stripper Shoe of the Month – January

To make 2011 fun, I thought I’d feature a different stripper shoe each month. Getting creative with the shoes you wear can help stir up conversation with potential customers all while having fun stripping.

Just to be fair to all the potential shops where you can buy this platform at, I’m eliminating any direct links to anyone in particular. I think it’s best not to endorse websites I haven’t personally purchased from, but if you search for ‘stripper shoes with disco balls’ on Google, you’ll find plenty of places to purchase these bad boys.

January’s feature shoe is a clear 6.75 ” stiletto platform with mini disco balls inside. The price ranges from $35 – $65 depending on where you buy these.

Stiletto Stripper Shoe - Disco Balls

If you find a particular stripper shoe you want me to consider for the featured stripper shoe, please email me directly at shy@beanexoticdancer.com

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Stripping on Christmas?

Stripping on ChristmasIf you don’t have any family in town or plans for Christmas, working at the strip club might be a good option for you. If your strip club is open during Christmas, why not take advantage of the giving nature of the Christmas spirit?

You’ll find that a lot of your regular strip club patrons don’t have much to do on Christmas and often times will head over to their favorite strip club. Because there’s not a lot open on Christmas, and entertainment options are limited, you might get an influx of new customers too. Also, a lot of your stripper co-workers might be with their families, so there’s less competition. Less competition equals more opportunity.

This is a great chance to bring in some extra cash, so use Christmas themed costumes, music, and spirit to your advantage and have fun with it. I’m sure your customers will appreciate your joyful attitude over the holiday.

Happy holidays!

Stripping on Your Period – Tampon Malfunction

Can strippers still strip while on their period? Should they wear a maxi pad? Should they wear a tampon? What do they do with their tampon string? Yikes!

Many strippers wonder if stripping while on their period is something they should even do. In short, YES. Strippers shouldn’t rule out stripping if they’re on their period just because of cramps.  The sensuous or raunchy dancing –depending on how she’s feeling that night helps relieve the pressure and discomfort of cramps. Although she may want to sit on her comfy couch at home and eat chocolate bon bons all night, going to work may actually help with PMS symptoms.

As you may have guessed it, wearing a pad is completely out of the question. Your g-string is way too tiny to hide a pad, and trying to do so by cutting it down to size, is a BAD idea. You don’t want your pad falling out while you’re doing a pole trick, or be seen by customers with the glow of the black lights.

To strip on your period, you’ll have to use a tampon. There are three techniques to hide the tampon string. “How To Be A Stripper: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask,” goes into detail about each method and how to properly execute them.

Buy the eBook at BeAnExoticDancer.com and learn how to avoid a tampon malfunction!

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Strippers: Try Not To Bust Your Customer’s Eye Out

A $650,000 settlement was reached after a strip club patron sued an exotic dancer after being kicked in the face. According to the stripper, the Florida man violently slapped her as she walked around the top of the bar. The strip club boss said it was most likely a natural reaction to being hit. Stripper “Suki” (or who I’d like to call Eye Busting Suki) actually did quite a bit of damage with her heel, when she kicked him because Slappy Strip Club Dude (I’m hoping the name sticks) “suffered from a punctured eye socket and broken facial bones!” Yikes!

You deserved it buddy.  I know that sounds mean, but seriously, if you’re going to violently slap someone, you better watch out. We’re strippers, not punching bags. Jerk.

So how could have Eye Busting Suki handled this differently? She probably should have gotten management involved and/ or pressed charges against him.  I interpret ‘violent’ as pretty serious abuse, so Eye Busting Suki could have filed assault charges. Busting the guy’s eye out was pretty awesome, but having to shell out $650,000 in damages… not so much.

Source: here

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Do You Want to be a MALE Stripper?

I get a lot of traffic on BeAnExoticDancer.com from people using the search term, ‘I want to be a male stripper,’ so I thought I’d post a little diddy to point you fellas in the right direction.

My eBook, ‘How To Be A Stripper: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask’ is geared towards women, so I want to point you to the male version…

I’ve got the perfect book for men interested in becoming strippers. The book is called, “Road Warrior: Confessions of a male stripper” by Nick Molloy. Nick and I have been in contact and he seems like a pretty cool guy with a lot of knowledge from the male stripper perspective. Although it’s not a how to manual, and does contain a lot of personal story, it does provide insight into the male stripper world and is the closest thing to a how to manual you’ll get.

Here’s a brief summary of the book:

“Confessions of a Male Stripper explodes the myths concerning the UK male strip scene from as unlikely a stripper as you might ever encounter!

Nick outlines the struggles of a newcomer in a cliquey business at the very bottom of the show-business ladder. Along the way, the reader is introduced to some colorful and fascinating characters: other male strippers who possess seemingly unending egos, the unlimited vitriol of the drag queens that frequently share their dressing room, through to agents and brokers who demand sex for favors.

Nick’s tale chronicles the rise and current decline of the male strip scene. It delves deep into the psychology of a stripper, and tackles the stereotypes thoroughly. Nick also gives a painfully honest account of his own upbringing and his psyche comes in for some ruthless scrutiny. This provides some very revealing home truths and may explain why he now does what he does.

Confessions of a male stripper is a story that quite literally lays everything bare! The girls, the gays, the egos, the myths, the rumors, the underhand tactics, the bitchiness, the TV offers, the psychology, and ultimately the freedom of a stripping lifestyle are all candidly here for everyone to see.”

It’s an inexpensive buy, so check it out on Amazon: Male Stripper

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Love Shoes? Check Out These Neon Glitter Platforms

Neon PlatformsLadies, here’s a pair of platforms you might want to check out. Not only are these filled with pink glitter, they glow in the dark too :)

Having a cool pair of stripper shoes can add a little spark to your stage dance and set you apart from the other girls. Although guys won’t be as excited about your shoes as you are, you can use them as a conversation starter. Customers might get a chuckle out of you asking them to rate your platforms, but having a unique conversation starter may make you more memorable than the other dancers.

You can buy these at SinfulShoes.

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News: “Zac Efron Drops $2K on Vodka, Strippers”

The New York Post reports that:

Zac Efron - Rolling Stones

“[H]eartthrob Zac Efron and two of his pals spent more than $2,000 on lap dancers and vodka at a top New York strip club.”

The Disney-produced “High School Musical” prodigy showed up at Flashdancers Gentlemen’s Club on Broadway on Sunday night and stayed until 3 a.m., just hours before the New York premiere of his new family-friendly flick, “Charlie St. Cloud.”

“Efron, 22, with another male friend and his former “High School Musical” castmate Corbin Bleu, 21, took a shine to three pretty brunette dancers, showering them with cash and requests for personal dances, spies said.”

A spy told us, “Zac came in Sunday night around midnight with Corbin and one other male friend, who paid for everything. They were seated in the VIP lounge behind the main stage. There was only a rail between them and the girls who were dancing.

“They ordered one bottle of Belvedere vodka and were enthralled with the dancers. They were interacting a lot with the girls and reaching out and showering money on them…”

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How to Decide if You Should Become a Stripper

Have you ever wanted to become a stripper but weren’t sure if you could do it?

Below is a step by step guide to help you figure out if becoming a stripper is something in your future.

Step 1: Using a piece of paper and a pen/ pencil, go through each of the steps below and answer each one with a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ At the end of the exercise you’ll have a better idea of whether or not stripping is a profession you want to pursue.

Step 2: Are you old enough to become a stripper? The minimum age of an exotic dancer depends on where you live and what type of club you’ll be dancing at. Nude clubs don’t serve alcohol and therefore the minimum age is 18 years old. However, at a topless bar/club alcohol is served and since the minimum age to buy alcohol is 21 (National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984), the minimum age to dance there is also 21.

Step 3: Do you want to make a lot of money? Dancers generally make between $80 and $100 an hour.

Step 4: Are you comfortable being naked/ topless in front of strangers? Although being nude or topless is slightly uncomfortable at first, your comfort level will increase over time.

Step 5: Do you want/ need a flexible job schedule? Dancers generally work part time and are afforded the benefit of being able to vary the hours and days they work. When first starting out, you and the club manager will agree on a certain set of hours, however with time, you’ll have more flexibility and be able to make changes.

Step 6: Do you have a proportional sized body? A common misconception that women have is that all dancers must fit a certain ‘cookie cutter’ body shape such as 5’ 6”, weigh 105 lbs, and have a 36DD bra size. This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Every customer has different taste in women whether it is their hair color, the shape of their body, their ethnicity, and even their boob size. Although every customer has certain physical traits he finds attractive, every single one of them has one thing in common that dancers need to focus on—making him feel special. Making a customer feel special isn’t done with the size of your breasts, the color of your hair, or the color of your skin but instead with your personality. Tall, short, blond, brunette, big boobs, small boobs, no boobs… there’s a customer for every type of woman.

Step 7: Can you handle rejection? Being able to handle rejection is an important part of becoming a stripper. Although rejection may seem personal, it’s not. The customer may just be having a bad day, be out of money, or may have just walked into the club five minutes prior.

Step 8: Are you personable? You may be the right age, have the right body, and be able to handle rejection, but if you’re not personable, you will have a difficult time making money. Part of making money is being able to talk to customers and make them feel special. As the old saying goes, “you catch more flies with honey.”

Step 9: Look at the paper you’ve used to write down your answers. If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to most of these questions, you have the potential of becoming a successful stripper.

For more information, read “How To Be A Stripper: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask.”

Cop Stripped of Badge for Watching Strip Show

By Ben Muessig

July 21st 2010

A Stoughton, Mass., police officer didn’t think it would be a big thing when he bailed on his patrol to watch a 3-foot, 9-inch porn actress perform a striptease. But it turned out to be no small issue.

According to the Boston Herald, officer Richard Bennett, 28, was forced to turn in his badge after skipping his beat to catch a strip club act by adult film star Bridget Powers — also known as “Bridget the Midget.”

Bridget the Midget.

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Police officer Richard Bennett was forced to resign after he bailed on his beat to watch a diminutive porn actress named “Bridget the Midget” perform at a strip club.

After Bennett watched the diminutive diva while on duty, five members of the Stoughton Police Department reported him to their superiors.

The cop, who earned accolades for helping nab a suspected killer in June, also reportedly came under fire for putting an unapproved laser scope on his service weapon, then lying to investigators about it.

Bennett acknowledges he made a “stupid decision” by watching Bridget the Midget’s striptease but says it shouldn’t tarnish his name.

“A part of me wants to say, ‘Where was the news when I pulled someone out of a burning car last year?’” Bennett told the Boston Herald. “You know all the good things you do, and I’m going to be remembered for one stupid decision. It just sucks.”

Source: AOL News

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