Certain male and female strippers also perform for LGBT audiences as well as for both sexes in pansexual contexts.Before the 1970s, dancers of both sexes appeared largely in underground clubs or as part of a theatre experience, but the practice eventually became common enough on its own.
Entertainers (dancers) are often not actual employees of the club itself but allowed to perform as independent contractors for a predetermined house fee.
During each set of one or more songs, the current performer will dance on stage in exchange for tips.
However, some dancers and clubs allow touching of dancers during private dances.
If permitted, during a lap dance the dancer grinds against the customer's crotch while he or she remains clothed in an attempt to arouse or bring the recipient to climax. Due to the common practice of hiring strippers as contractors, not as full-time employees, strippers must deal with extreme job insecurity, unstable pay, no health benefits, and the requirement of paying fees to the club for technically renting their stage.
Some strippers will only strip for private engagements and do not have a regular affiliation with a strip club.
Much like activities inside the club, different dancers have different comfort levels for services they will provide during a private party.Porn stars will often become feature dancers to earn extra income and build their fan base.High-profile adult film performers Jenna Haze and Teagan Presley among others have participated in feature shows through the USA, as did now-retired stars such as Jenna Jameson.Dancers learn a set of rules, such as: never leave money unattended; never leave the club with a customer; and never refuse a table dance.As long as she can "sell" herself, she is capable of becoming an exotic dancer. By the 1980s, the pole dancing and highly-explicit imagery associated with today's performers was widely accepted and frequently portrayed in film, television, and theater.Performances are usually fully choreographed, involve dance routines and a costume of some sort.