This comment was by John Anderson on the post “My First Playboy“, about women and carnal desire.
I think most women need to “trick” themselves into believing that they’re not satisfying some carnal desire. Shows like Naked Boys Singing got lots of female audience members. I’ve heard that there are some bachelorette parties that take in the show. A lot of women I know wanted to watch The Full Monty for the nude scene, but in public would play it off as wanting to watch a good movie. A think a book tricks them into thinking that it’s the story that they’re after and not the sex scenes. Some of this is to conform to society’s expectations.
There are women I know that would go to a burlesque club that featured female impersonators on girl’s night out. I joked one time about getting a part time job at the only strip club in town featuring men (it went coed for awhile and has since switch to featuring women only). They started asking what nights I was working and seemed excited about watching and tipping me. I don’t know if it was fear of a stranger stripper or because we were friends, it seemed more fun than seedy. It would sadden me if women may not be enjoying strippers because they’re afraid of them.
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