Stereotypes about Strip Bars in Brisbane and the Rest of the World

Have you ever been to one of the Brisbane strip bars?

Are you one of those people who judge strip clubs based on things you hear from other people and its negative representation on media? How would you feel if all of your speculations and long-held beliefs were proven wrong?

Not exactly a good feeling, is it?

The reality is strip clubs and strippers are stereotyped for different reasons. Some may conform to those stereotypical images, but people should not look down on them as a whole.

Leading Stereotypes about Strip Clubs and Strippers

Sex, drugs, and crime

Watch enough movies about gangs and mobsters and you’ll be convinced that strip clubs promote sex, drugs, and a host of criminal acts. But even low-end Brisbane strip bars will avoid anything remotely criminal in fear of being stripped of their licence.

Strippers don’t make money sleeping with every club patron. They don’t promote sex but the idea of sensuality.

Strip clubs also have very strict rules about using drugs, especially their employees. With all the health codes, liquor licenses, and other requirements they need to comply with, drugs and crime are simply off the menu.

Sleazy club owners

Yes, people who profit off of watching girls dancing around half naked or fully naked are creepy and sleazy. Not!

How is this different from a male gynaecologist or plastic surgeon? Why these professions are considered respectable and being a club owner isn’t?

Strip club owners run a business and they provide jobs to a lot of people. This sounds respectable enough.

But the problem is a lot of people look down on strip clubs and strippers, thus the belief that club owners are bad guys.

Sex addiction

Many people think that those who visit strip clubs, especially frequent visitors, are sex addicts. Considering that sex and prostitution are prohibited in Brisbane strip bars, this is one of the biggest myths about strip clubs.

Strippers only know of six groups of club patrons:

  • The Married Guy who is only looking for an outlet for female attention and flirting but nothing else.
  • The Lonely Guy who has just broken up with his girlfriend or has difficulties interacting with females outside of a strip bar.
  • The Bachelor who is hooked on the love drug that strip clubs can offer and who loves to party.
  • The Rock Star who has money to burn and tips generously.
  • The Regular who is either divorced or is friends with a club employee.

And, last but not the least, the Perverts! Strip clubs aren’t just complete without them.

One of them may be a sex addict but categorising all club patrons as one is an affront.