B4Y Mag Issue #17 May 2019 May 2019 Issue #17 B4Y - Page 88

A lightbulb went off in my head, so I decided to look into it. I was curious about how much money these guys made and what the work was actually like. I started looking up male strip joints, like Chip ‘n’ Dales and stuff. They were all really far away and I didn’t have a reliable mode of transportation. My car would overheat quickly and break down. I thought, “Fuck, the last thing I want is to get stranded somewhere three hours away wearing noth- ing but a jockstrap.” I brought it up to my boss, not expecting anything to come of it. We were out to lunch with my his friend, who was gay, and he goes, “Do you have a problem dancing for men?” I didn’t have to think about it for very long: hell no. So, he’s like, “You should dance at gay clubs. Gay men tip way more than women for strippers.” He goes on, “It’s because gay urban profession- als want to let off steam after work just like anyone else but they generally have a lot more disposable income.” In my mind, I’m thinking, well, I should listen to him because he would know. 88