Image: The Hangover
As hard as this may be to believe considering I'm normally dripping with a plethora of wit, charm and creativity, there are times when I have no idea what to write... so I ask my friends. My friends are geniuses, and they come up with gems like "well, the other day I was at a strip club, and I've always wondered what girlfriends think when their boyfriends go to strip clubs."
GOLDEN! I'll write about that. Oh wait, I know nothing about it. I don't know if it's right or wrong or immoral or if all men with wives will immediately burst into flames as soon as they get behind the velvet ropes. However, I do have opinions.
"Ladies - what are your thoughts on boyfriends going to strip clubs?"
"As a person who enjoys the strip club, I don't really care."
"Definitely not. No no no. Not that I have a boyfriend to speak of, but if I did it would be a big fat NO."
"I don't really think it's a big deal, personally. Strippers aren't really a threat. They only like you if you pay."
"I feel good about it..."
"I'm okay with it as long as he's okay with me going with if I ask to tag along. Otherwise he's hogging all the fun."
"I don't think its a big deal. As long as it's not like every weekend or all the time, cause that's creepy."
Bottom line - talk to your girl about it. If that fails, rest easy knowing we WILL talk to you about it if we have a problem. (Got that ladies? TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM).
If you're wondering my opinion (of course you are) I don't see an issue. There was a day when I would have sat at home and cried about it, hoping overnight I'd gain some D-Cups, an orange spray tan, clip-in extensions and temporary loss of dignity all so my boyfriend would love me the way he loves them (cue emo tears). However, since then, I've been to the strip club with guys (none of which were my boyfriend). All they want to do is go and laugh and have a good time together and see some boobies while they're at it. (GUYS - correct me if I'm wrong here) That's really it. If a guy is expecting to go to a strip club, leave with one of the ladies and snack it up, he's a) gross b) undesirable c) desperate or d) grossly undesirable and desperate. I don't think guys have a real interest in strippers aside from the fantasies, and many wouldn't want it to go past that. (Once again GUYS - correct me if I'm wrong here) Those chicks are expensive, but you know what else they are? They're also a dime a dozen. You're not, and you've already got him.
That being said, relax. Let him go see some boobs if that's what he really wants. If he's wanting a weekly professional lap dance from Trinity, be concerned. But if he's spending a weekend in Vegas with the guys and they have plans to make a pit stop or two, don't fret. If you trust him, there should be no issue. If religious or moral values are the problem... that's between the two of you. I won't go there.
And boys - listen to her and respect her opinion. Hear her out, hear her reasons, and don't throw out Jerkface McStupidpants remarks like "it's not up to you." Because then you might get slapped. Oh, and remember when you see those girls on stage... that's somebody's daughter up there.
Ladies - more opinions are welcome. Guys - how would you feel if your significant other was completely uncomfortable and unsupportive of you going to a strip club?