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Lesbians Take Over?
(as usual read the star news with a grain of salt)
Men have been taking a back seat at strip clubs as women are being given all the attention, investigations by THE WEEKEND STAR have revealed.
Many men say they are being outdone and in some cases outnumbered by strip club-attending lesbians. To add insult to injury, they allege that exotic dancers now seem more fond of women.
“It look like wi haffi go ban di lesbian dem or gi dem one club fi dem self cause is like dem a tek ova ya now. Dem did always a come a club but now a dem a run di club dem an a dem nuff a di dancer girl dem interested inna. Dem naw pay wi nuh whole heap a attention again,” an irate sounding Kirk Hewitt, a patron at a club explained. Hewitt, 39, claims he has been attending strip clubs for a long time, but, like this reporter, was quite surprised by the turn of events at a club recently.
Groups of women were seen gathered at various sections of the club dancing together. They were soon joined by the exotic dancers who would play with them, leaving the men by themselves.
The women would wine and grind on each other, touching and even kissing, much to the disgust of some men who openly showed their displeasure by shouting expletives and rude comments at them.
Similar situations were witnessed at several other strip clubs.
“Yu si dem my youth, if some woman nuh strong inna di earth none a dem naw go lef fi nuh man get,” Andre Garrick, another strip club patron said. “A pure group a dem par eno and dem have up dem money suh di go-go dem nuh business cause dem a get fi dem ting.”
Money is the reason
Other male patrons agreed that money was the reason for them being outdone by the women.
“Dem gal deh money tall eno, a pure big car dem drive and fi dem table always full a liquor, plus dem nah ramp fi all tip di go-go dem wid some big money…True we as some hardworking man now a try play tight wid our own, di go-go dem naw badda stress demself ova we,” another said.
HAVE MORE FUN
But many of these women say they are just merely trying to have fun and are not trying to outdo the men.
“I go to strip clubs all the while, and it’s not a case where we are trying to overthrow men so to speak, it’s just a case where more and more of us are becoming more comfortable with our sexuality and want to have more fun,” one woman said.
“Men like to party, we like to party, men love to see dancers and we love to see them too,” another added.
When asked about her feelings on the issue, one dancer, who identified herself as Ginger, boldly replied, “Money talks bull… walks!”
Her views were echoed by other dancers. “A nuh seh wi naw pay di man dem nuh mind but a di woman dem a spend di money suh wi haffi go weh di money deh,” one added.
Clinical psychologist Dr Asquith Reid, said while money may be a pulling factor for this ‘girl on girl’ indulgence, as some females have claimed, people are generally just doing what they want to, be it in their homes or the strip clubs.
Reid said that immoral practices of this sort was nothing new but has got more widespread in recent times due to technological advances. “It seems more prevalent today because of the exposure that people now have to cable,” he said. “People are exploring these behaviours that they see, some may end up liking it while others may not.”
He noted that despite the behaviour of some of these women who trod the lesbian path or act in such a way in the clubs, they actually have heterosexual relationships at home.