Student Lapdancing Club
Posted by charliegrrl on December 7, 2006
When I heard that there was a lapdancing club for students, opening in Manchester, I couldn’t believe it. I thought, nah, that’s just going too far. Then I met women who had actually seen advertisements for the lapdancing club up at the uni.
So, Rebecca, a fellow ReSister, and I went to check it out.
This is the leaflet for the club.
It is students only, and NUS discount, but Rebecca and I obviously pass for students cos they let us in.
I have never been to a lapdancing club before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The club is dark, with posh lighting. In the centre of the room they have women dancing on a stage. They are surrounded by boys- typical student lads, average age was probably 20. In a seperate room they have a pole used for pole dancing, and a seperate ‘back’ room where they give ‘private dances’.
Rebecca and I obviously stuck out like a sore thumb. When we were in the toilets, a drunk lesbian came up to us to asked us what we were doing here. We chatted with her about how degrading the club is, and she agreed. She was there as her friend was one of the lapdancers. She was very drunk, so we managed to get loads of info out of her. The lapdancers get £20 for turning up; for each lapdance they give, they get £5. She told us how the men, unsuprisingly come onto the lapdancers.
She was telling us about her friends who go pole dancing, and at that point her friend came in to the toilets, and showed off her arm muscles from her pole dancing lessons.
The drunk lesbian tried to tell us that her friend earns £150 in a night, so this makes it alright. And also, she is clothed, not fully naked.
We left plotting action against the club, so watch this space…
The club are holding a Playboy Mansion Xmas party. On the night, there will be scouts looking for potential models for ‘advertising campaigns’ and ‘modeling contracts’. The prize for the Playmate model winner is a model portfolio, a free hair appointment at Nicky Olivers and a gift voucher for Harvey Nicholls.
What struck me about the club, was how it was a lapdancing club, dressed up as a trendy student bar, to cover up the seediness of it. The clientele were the sort of lads you would sit next to in a seminar. There were many women in the bar, out having a few drinks with friends. It is exactly the same as lads mags- lads mags are porn but marketed as a lifestyle magazine with women ‘showing off’ their bodies; this club is a lapdancing club, but marketed as a trendy student bar where women can have fun learning how to pole dance. It’s sexual exploitation and degredation re-marketed under the guise of sexual empowerment and leisure.
If you would like to complain, here are the contacts
Address: Ohm Nightclub, 28-34 High Street, Manchester
Tel: 01618341392 or 07962345026