Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lessons From Hindsight

A reader named Sirus recently asked me an interesting question about male stripping that I have often thought of, but never put into words:

Is there anything you know now that you wished you knew when you first started stripping? If so, what is it?

I wish I knew many things back when I first started that I know now. Thinking back on my early experience, I cringe at many things I have done. If I could change several things back then though, then I would do so with then following:

- My routine. It sucked back then. I couldn't believe more people didn't complain on me.

- Networking with more agencies. I started with one agency, and it was a shitty agency at best. I could have made a lot more money had I known better.

- Staying single more often. I missed out on a lot of fun opportunities due to a sour relationship conflicting with my interests at the time.

- Following up on the previous one, I should have pursued some more opportunities back then.

- Contrary to the previous one, I should have avoided some opportunities back then. I met some stupid and psycho girls from this job.

- Getting a concealed carry license for a firearm sooner. I should have carried a gun everywhere with me when I started.

- Keeping my damned mouth shut. When I first started stripping, I told a few too many people about it. Bragging backfired on me. Now only my closest friends (3 or 4 people at most) know that I strip still.

- Continuing stripping despite entering a relationship. Believe it or not, I quit stripping a twice in my career due to relationships. What the fuck was I thinking?

- Writing a journal about my shows---basically what I'm doing with this blog. I always wanted to write about my shows ever since I started. Yet, it was something I postponed until later. Now, after doing hundreds of shows, I had forgotten a lot of them. The ones I remember most are the ones you see here.

- Getting more pictures of/with the girls at the parties for myself. Some rock bands take pictures of the crowds at each venue they perform. After stripping for years, I now see why they do this. I have forgotten thousands of faces, and I wish I had pictures to remember these girls and my experience with them.

There are many more things I would have done differently, and I mull over some of these scenarios sometimes. That is a reality that everyone faces though. Time and experience along with trial and error taught me a lot over the years. A time machine would be nice though...


  1. Yes, it is a shame you did not take more pics, since many of us would like to see them. When you are 50 years old, you might want to re-live those moments with photos too.

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    Looking forward to your next update...

  2. Been reading your stories and I must say that you are the man Dion! Interesting stuff, keep 'em coming!

  3. Thanks y'all. Update is coming soon. I had to switch to a new internet service provider.

  4. Come on!Tell us more explicite stories at your shows!Lighten up the blog!

  5. Are you trashing this blog or just been really busy?

  6. Loads of updates now. Was really busy with the old job. Sometimes I clocked nearly 70 hours during the week.