A new British study into the lives of strippers has produced some interesting figures, concluding, for example, that roughly one in four are college graduates.
That’s just one of several recent research findings of people who strip naked for a living.
Strippers make more when they’re ovulating, according to a University of New Mexico study.
Women on the pill, who do not ovulate in general, made significantly less. Some critics scoffed at the researchers’ claim that this was proof that men react to female ovulation.
But, as Sharon Begley of Newsweek put it, “a stripper who feels sexy gives a more tip-worthy lap dance than one who feels uncomfortable during her period.”
How Much Do Strippers Make?
Some claim they earn the same as lawyers… How much money does a typical stripper make? It’s around $74,000, according to a new study from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
According to PayScale, that is roughly the same as the salary of an American attorney. “I congratulate the women who make more money than I do from a job they claim to enjoy,” writes Katy Guest for the Independent. But that doesn’t mean I don’t “object viscerally to lap dancing.”
Are Strippers Happy With Their Job?
Strippers are very content with their jobs. They reported very high levels of job satisfaction, according to the same study.
The women were overwhelmingly motivated by “career and economic choices,” rather than drug addiction or coercion, according to the researchers.
“These young women do not believe the line that they are being exploited because they are the ones making money from a three-minute dance and a bit of a chat,” study author Teela Sanders says.
According to most strippers make more money. However, they are paid by the customers, not the club for which they are dancing.
As a result, if you are attractive and sociable, you will receive more tips. On average, a person can earn more than $1,000 per week. Some strippers make more money than lawyers.
Sequenta a renowned stripper had this to say about her job
Viewers gained a better understanding of the strippers’ world as the show delves deeper into their lives. “You go from being physically abused in your home to state facilities where they restrain children if their behaviour isn’t right… I’ve seen them break a 6-year-leg old’s right in front of my eyes.”
“However, it does make you feel good because you realize, ‘I did do better than how I was raised.'”
Sequenta also mentioned paying mortgages for friends and family members as well as purchasing food for “countless children.” She claims that dancers may stay for three hours after their shift is over, just counting their tips.
“If only people knew where I came from and what I’ve been through.” I was abused severely, I was a state ward, and my mother signed over parental rights.”
She’s one of the more financially savvy few who started a side business with her coins, but she admits it’s easy to become addicted to the adrenaline of performing and the lifestyle that comes with it.