Many people ask me how to get into male stripping. The process is rather easy, but the requirements are not.
In order to get into male stripping, you will first need an agent to book shows for you. It's possible to act as your own agent, but unless you're a veteran at networking and advertising for a large customer base, you're not going to get very far. The best way to reach agents is to do an online search for those companies who book strippers. You can also check around your local sex/lingerie stores since they sometimes offer strippers for private parties as well. I have done both with mixed success in each.
Once you contact an agent or business, they will ask you if have the following:
- Previous stripping experience
- Your own vehicle
- Cell phone
- GPS or good map-reading and navigation skills
- Recent professional pictures
Previous stripping experience helps out a lot. Because of my extensive experience, I can easily get a job anywhere. However, since most of you are interested in how to get into stripping in the first place, you probably don't have any experience. So the agent will ask you for professional pictures which includes headshots and body shots. If the agent deems you good-looking enough, then you can go on to the next step.
The agent may ask you several questions to get a clue about your personality. Some people just don't have the personality for this job. If you have bad interpersonal skills or think that you're the hottest son-of-a-bitch ever born, then this job isn't for you. Most complaints that agents receive about male strippers come from personality-related problems than anything else. Professionalism is a huge key to success with this job.
You will also need costumes, or be in the process of getting costumes because many parties request costumes. If you don't have any costumes, then it's still possible to get some work. Yet if any girls request a cop costume and you don't have one, then another male stripper who owns the required costume will get the gig (and the money).
The next process involves "training." Most agents will have you tag along with a veteran male stripper to learn the ropes. This is what I had to when I first started. Basically, you go with another male stripper to one of his gigs, watch him perform in front of the ladies, then join in and perform as well. If you don't freeze up and back down, then you'll be eligible to work on your own.
Once you start working on your own, your agent will still evaluate you. After your first few performances, your agent will contact the customer who booked the party and asked how your performance was. If the customers say that you were horrible, then you're not going to get anymore work. If the customers love you, then you have just put your foot in the door.
Your personality and interactions with the women at these parties determine your success. Punctuality, politeness, modesty and consideration are key to earning extra money and keeping your job. If you're late, rude, obnoxious, and act like you're the biggest stud in town, then chances are that the women will dislike you enough to complain, and complaining gets your fired.
In my eight years of working this job on and off, I have never received any complaints on my performance. Several women had called my agent and praised me. Also, building a good rapport with your agent will help you get more work as well. Overall, a lot of men want to become male strippers for the attention, the money, and the easy sex, but this is not a job for everyone. And like every job, it has its negative sides. Still, this is one of the most enjoyable and enlightening jobs that I had ever experienced, and I have no regrets with it.