Firefighter or Cop?
This is one of the biggest questions male strippers have to face. Well, not really… most of the time it depends on the request of the customer but It is a good question none the less, and one that gets asked quite a bit. It has taken me a few years to figure out which routine/costume suits me and this is what I have come up with about which one and why. There are of course, many more costumes and routines that are available, these are just my go-to’s and are the often requested by customers.
Believe it or not, I’m actually a firefighter outside of stripping and I absolutely love it, so you would think that I would prefer to perform as a firefighter. Surprisingly though, that’s not the case. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got the firefighter routine down pat and along with having professional firefighting gear as a costume, it’s arguably the crowd favourite. Even though it is a crowd pleaser (as am I) and I use the firefighter routine more frequently than the cop routine, I prefer to take on the character of a cop.
I feel fortunate to be able to say that I have a lot of uncommon experiences under my belt, most of which have taught me a lot about myself and moulded me into who I am today. As a result of all the years of getting to know thy self, I have realised that I am quite gentle in nature and not very dominant in terms of personality. However, I have discovered through stripping that I do like playing the part of a dominant type. I speculate that this is the obvious reason to me that I like performing as a police officer. I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, it does carry over into the bedroom but that’s all will say about that for now, maybe the subject of another blog.
Without going into too much depth about the actual routine (mainly because I don’t want a valued reader to hire me and think “I literally know this whole routine… kill me now”), I can tell you that it may or may not involve but is also not limited to; whipping using various items, the very tasteful combination of whip cream on the skin and its removal with the tongue, the use of restraints i.e. handcuffs, and possible frisk search of any suspicious and willing characters (usually the birthday girl/bride to be and the bride’s maids etc.). All of these acts are executed while in character, which leads me to my point.
As long as you’re in character, then it’s almost like the lucky participant that you have selected that will play the part of the ‘crook’/’submissive’/’suspicious character that I’m about to frisk’, whatever you would like to call her, does exactly that, she plays the part. She plays her own character while you’re playing yours. Rather than just going along with it like they’re more likely to do if you did a firefighter or cowboy routine. It makes it more fun and enjoyable for everyone involved in my opinion.
I’d like to go into this a bit deeper. The process that I just described gives you a glimpse into someone, and possibly what they’re like behind closed doors. Ultimately, you’re after a connection with the person you’re performing for and when you walk into a room full of people and meet that special someone, it is a very flattering compliment when she lets her guard down and plays the “character” that she feels is appropriate for your routine. I would like to think our job as male strippers is summed up by owning the task of giving permission to the person whose special night it is, to be herself and have fun, and I feel I have had the most results in this field by using the cop routine.
I’m sure it’s obvious, but this is all a generalization. There are different levels to this, as well as people who aren’t like this at all, but I hope this made sense and that I didn’t bore you too much. I also hope by reading this that I haven’t given you the impression that I think of myself as an intellect, because I don’t think that at all. This is just me trying to share some of my experiences in the industry and express them in a way that also delivers to you a little bit about what I’m like in person.