The history of exotic dancing


People have been taking their clothes off for a long, long time.  You could say the art of striptease is as old as mankind itself.

It has been well documented throughout history, and several ancient tales focus on Goddesses undressing as part of their sacred rituals.  The ancient Sumerians of Mesmotopia (modern Iraq) had a Goddess called Inanna who took off a layer of clothing at each of the seven gates as she descended into the underworld.  Whilst the Sumerians were first believed to have settles circa 4000BC, with records starting around 2900BC, the practice could be said to live on today as many gentleman’s clubs are in basements – patrons literally descend into nudity and debauchery.

The Bible itself records the removing of Salome’s seven veils in Matthew 14.6 and Mark 6.21-22 as salome dances for King Herod.

“On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much”

“Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 When the daughter of  Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests.

The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.”

Oh that my Prince Charming would come in and utter those same words to me as we waltzed into VIP!!!

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Sassy by name, Sassy by nature, I write to explode the myths which surround the lapdancing profession - standing up for the clubs, the girls and the customers. Its not always drinking champagne and playing with my tits - it can be hassle, hustling and hangovers. At heart I'm just a regular twenty-something posh cockney living in London who likes taking her clothes off...

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