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The History of Striptease

24 Jul 2011, Posted by pbstripteez in News
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The history behind Striptease

The origins of striptease as a performance art are disputed and various dates have been given from ancient Babylonia to twentieth century Western World. The term ‘striptease’ was first recorded in 1938, though ‘stripping’, in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back at least 400 years.


Female strip shows appear to have originated in the late 1970s when topless go-go dancers first started collecting money from the audience as the fee for going fully nude. Private dances of a more raunchy nature are sometimes available in a separate area of the pub and eventually came to be the Strip Clubs of today.


More recently pole dancing has come to dominate the world of striptease. In the late 90’s pole dancing was practiced in exotic dance clubs across the world. These clubs grew up to become a thriving sector of the economy. Pole dancing, table dancing and lap dancing, organized by multi-national corporations such as Spearmint Rhino, was exported from North America to the United Kingdom, Central Europe, Russia and Australia.


In the last decade the “stripogram” has seen a massive revival due to the tradition of having female strippers performing for stag parties. Allstar Strippers specialize in promoting New Zealand’s finest female strippers throughout Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton.