During my recent research at a local Place Of Adult Entertainment, I noticed a certain odd sociological phenomenon.
Such places were traditionally called “gentleman’s clubs,” and for a reason. The customers were men, the entertainers were women. It was a clear divide.
But during my scholarly visits, I noted that the demographics had shifted significantly in the last few years. I would say that the female clientele of this particular POAE was at least 10% female.
Including one who was about six months pregnant.
I don’t quite know what to make of this development. On the one hand, as any red-blooded, heterosexual male, I embrace this. (As the old saying goes, men believe that whatever two (or more) women want to do with each other is just fine, as long as there’s at least one man there to watch.) On the other hand, there’s the lingering fear that if too many women discover what we men have known for thousands of years (that women are truly wonderful and awe-inspiring creatures, while we men are somewhat less pleasing aethetically), us guys could end up going the way of the dodo and the passenger pigeon.
Then again, this could have been a simple statistical aberration, a fluke of some sort. Maybe one of the entertainers asked her friends to come and give her some (ahem) moral support. Maybe it was a sorority initiation stunt.
I think this might bear further study. If anyone would like to subsidize further research, there’s this wonderful thing called PayPal…