A "strip club" refers to a club or bar in which dancers entertain the customers, by dancing suggestively and wearing saucy outfits. But actually, the strippers own the room. The women who were not on the stage would simply approach patrons, introduce themselves, ask how everyone was doing, and if anyone wanted a private dance. As for me, my stance on strippers is this: For a witty, no-bullshit breakdown of strip club etiquette for women, see this article from Ashley Uzer: I settled into my seat and sipped my rum and coke, chatted with friends, and watched the dancers. My final point here is that how we feel about what people do comes down to their right to make their own choices. But I am about to explain to you how I, a woman in her early twenties, experienced the strip club as a safe, enjoyable and empowering place. It also supports what strippers say about their job, and how the stigma is unwarranted. No one was bothering me, they were watching the strippers! As depicted in movies, the strippers are at the beck and call of the clients and are mute, objectified, and powerless. In the strip club, the women were revered, respected, and protected. They had the men in the room like putty in their hands, just by embracing their femininity and showing off how sexy they were.