Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Covid and the strip club

  1. #1
    Member
    Joined
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 21 Times in 7 Posts

    Smiley Covid and the strip club

    Clubs are opening in my state in a few days and I'm debating whether or not I should go back. I live with a few high risk family members and don't want to bring covid home.
    My home club is particularly dirty. It's pretty gross, but this is where I make all my money.
    I hear some clubs are implementing strict rules: air dances only. 6ft away from people on the floor and dressing rooms. Etc. Since anything goes in the dance and vip rooms of my club, even if they claim there are new rules they won't be followed. This would mean covid could spread easily.
    I've been living off my savings for the past four months. I have enough money saved up that I don't necessarily *need* to go back to work, but I really want to. I've been quarantined for four long months! My regulars miss me and I don't want to blow through all my savings. I've made a little bit of money online, but I'm more of a club girl.

    So I have a few questions for you guys:
    *Is your state and /or club taking covid seriously with new strict rules and required masks? Have the amount of cases in your area risen?
    *Should I wait two weeks after they open and see if the amount of covid cases rise in my state (Illinois?)
    *What are some of your own personal anti covid rules for work? One of mine is that I plan on carrying my own hand sanitizer and requiring customers to apply it before dances.
    *Covid can linger in the air even after the carrier leaves. How am I supposed to drink water in the locker room let alone drinks on the floor?
    *Serious question: breathing while dancing in regular mask will be difficult. Would I look ridiculous if I bling out one of these pictured masks?

    I'm also open to hear any thoughts you have about covid and staying safe. Thank$!

    Name:  Screenshot_20200625-153701.jpg
Views: 558
Size:  98.1 KB

  2. #2
    Featured Member jasmine22's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,037
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 1,037 Times in 398 Posts
    My Mood
    Cool

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    “ I live with a few high risk family members and don't want to bring covid home. ”

    There’s your answer.

  3. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to jasmine22 For This Useful Post:


  4. #3
    Member
    Joined
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 21 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    Quote Originally Posted by jasmine22 View Post
    “ I live with a few high risk family members and don't want to bring covid home. ”

    There’s your answer.

    LOL true.
    I forgot to mention my boyfriend who also lives with us is being forced to go back to work tomorrow. So if he's going to be risking it for like $20 an hour why shouldn't I risk it for big bucks?

    Uuugh you're probably right though. I'm just so over all of this

  5. #4
    Member
    Joined
    May 2016
    Location
    Where winter does not exist
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 63 Times in 21 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    I’m in Florida- land of where it’s apparently a hott spot now. My club has been open for a couple of weeks already. I’m “one of those people” who said that I’m waiting two weeks out to see how it goes. Yup- it’s confirmed. There is a virus spreading like a wild fire out there. I got a few high risk family members and I’m not going back right now. So now moving on to plan b - online work.

  6. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Humblestarxo For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    God/dess Selina M's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Omicron Persei 8
    Posts
    4,255
    Thanks
    12,026
    Thanked 12,775 Times in 3,478 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    *Is your state and /or club taking covid seriously with new strict rules and required masks? Have the amount of cases in your area risen?
    - No they are not. They pretended they were by eliminating floor dances. I figured out that's only so they can run everything through VIP and charge us more fees NOW they are being forced to - cases spiked like mad here (we went from <500 a day to 3500 the other day) and the county put in a mask mandate.

    *Should I wait two weeks after they open and see if the amount of covid cases rise in my state (Illinois?)
    - Yes.

    *What are some of your own personal anti covid rules for work? One of mine is that I plan on carrying my own hand sanitizer and requiring customers to apply it before dances.
    - I'm not working but I enacted them for my spouse, who has to go back on Monday. He manages restaurants so I'm terrified, quite frankly. He is going to be temp-checking all the employees before they clock in. He's doing himself when he goes in and once before he comes home. Hand sanitizer constantly. They are all wearing masks non-stop and he's agreed that if he gets flack from corporate for making guests comply that he will quit. I was thinking about trying to find some N95s at Home Depot.

    I would definitely be refusing to dance for customers who don't wear masks.

    *Covid can linger in the air even after the carrier leaves. How am I supposed to drink water in the locker room let alone drinks on the floor?
    - Use a straw and maneuver it up under the mask. It's not perfect but you gotta hydrate. Does your club have a patio or somewhere outdoors you could go to get a drink?

    *Serious question: breathing while dancing in regular mask will be difficult. Would I look ridiculous if I bling out one of these pictured masks?
    - Probably but everyone looks silly right now with masks, so who cares. Rather look ridiculous than be gasping for air in a hospital bed.
    "People jack off with the left hand and point with the right."

    "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Selina M For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    324
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked 662 Times in 257 Posts

    Question Re: Covid and the strip club

    No it’s not safe. I would Work from home or some side hustles like food delivery

    I don’t judge cause we’re essentially trying to survive a capitalist, hierarchy, patriarchal system that oppressed us on a daily basis and I understand wanting to see familiar faces and make money.

    I’m begging you ladies please do what you can to keep yourself safe. The government doesn’t give a shit about us. The clubs have never cared about the dancers well-being and safety. We HAVE to do whatever is within our control to take care of ourselves and be our own advocates because no one gives a shit about us except for other sex workers.

    I think every club is different with it’s risks, but any mass gathering are a risk. If the customers are not social distancing (strict no contact) and wearing masks then that equals greater risk.

    To sum it up it’s a gamble every shift you go in and it’s an unknown how each on of us or out loved ones will fight off. We just don’t know.

    I’m sorry. This is a Sophie’s choice none of us should even have to make.
    Last edited by moneybags; 06-25-2020 at 06:00 PM.

  10. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to moneybags For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Senior Member Seatortuga's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    157
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 395 Times in 166 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    Quote Originally Posted by Selina M View Post
    *Covid can linger in the air even after the carrier leaves. How am I supposed to drink water in the locker room let alone drinks on the floor?
    - Use a straw and maneuver it up under the mask. It's not perfect but you gotta hydrate. Does your club have a patio or somewhere outdoors you could go to get a drink?
    This. Buy one of these; it folds up and has a case for you to keep in your bag in between drinks. And like Selina said, just shimmy it under your mask.
    https://www.amazon.com/Yoocaa-Reusab...145753&sr=8-17

    I do not recommend the mask you have pictured above. Masks with ventilators are now actually banned in my county because they are ineffective. They are asking people to cover the ventilator with tape. Fabric masks only. Even better, add a face shield so your eyes are protected.

    I don't have any "rules" to share atm because the clubs in my area have no reopening date at this time. For me though, I won't be offering any private dances (unless they hang a shower curtain or other barrier between myself and the customer). I want to do stage only when I go back.

  12. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Seatortuga For This Useful Post:


  13. #8
    Moderator Optimist's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2004
    Location
    lapland
    Posts
    7,899
    Thanks
    7,422
    Thanked 5,469 Times in 2,039 Posts
    My Mood
    In Love

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    I don't want to nag you guys so I will keep it short. Covid 19 effects your brain, heart, lungs, causes blood clots, raises you risk of high blood pressure and strokes.....in the long term. You can easily end up with chronic fatigue and life long disability. Your career as dancers and your next chapter of life can be severely affected. If you can take it easy and wait, work elsewhere, or work part time, it may save you and your family's life. -steps from soapbox-

  14. The Following 9 Users Say Thank You to Optimist For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Featured Member EastCoastDancer01's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2014
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    987
    Thanks
    3,733
    Thanked 2,600 Times in 810 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    I'm not going back to dancing anytime soon! Even if my state opens up all strip clubs, I'd rather be safe than sorry. For now I'm just collecting unemployment and being as simple and low key as possible. OP if I were you, I would do the same, especially since you mentioned that your home club is kind of dirty and you have high risk family members.Its just too much of a risk! Maybe consider doing work from home jobs. Stripping is not the kind of work that you can easily go back to after a pandemic since it directly involves lots of physical contact. And wearing a mask is no good because our job is way too physical to have our breathing be restricted!

  16. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to EastCoastDancer01 For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Veteran Member
    Joined
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    324
    Thanks
    967
    Thanked 662 Times in 257 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    Quote Originally Posted by Optimist View Post
    I don't want to nag you guys so I will keep it short. Covid 19 effects your brain, heart, lungs, causes blood clots, raises you risk of high blood pressure and strokes.....in the long term. You can easily end up with chronic fatigue and life long disability. Your career as dancers and your next chapter of life can be severely affected. If you can take it easy and wait, work elsewhere, or work part time, it may save you and your family's life. -steps from soapbox-
    As an unofficial house mom, I feel the same way. A lot of these younger girls don’t get it. We have no idea what the long term consequences of this disease is.

    I recommend camming. Even escorting would probably be safer than working at a bar if you had good regular clients. Find a lonely guy who wants a COVID sugar baby.
    Last edited by moneybags; 06-28-2020 at 11:13 PM.

  18. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to moneybags For This Useful Post:


  19. #11
    Member
    Joined
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    19
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 21 Times in 7 Posts

    Default Re: Covid and the strip club

    Thanks guys! I guess I just needed someone to beat out into my head
    My club made a few changes, but dancers and customers aren't required to wear masks if they are eating, drinking or smoking. So that cancels out everything :/

Similar Threads

  1. Strip club predictions for reopening amidst Covid 19
    By IvoryDoll in forum Stripping (was Stripping General)
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-12-2020, 02:04 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-09-2020, 05:53 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-29-2020, 08:10 AM
  4. Is your club slowing last 2-3 weeks due to CoVid 19 fears ?
    By carmen_b in forum Stripping (was Stripping General)
    Replies: 99
    Last Post: 03-25-2020, 11:32 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •