Venturing into the Pole World will literally flip your “reality” upside down in the most insanely unique of ways.
Anyone who pole dances will tell you that we have, in some aspects, a creative (and warped) view of the world. It really shows in the way that we look at some “average” everyday things.
I didn’t even realize it until I was talking to my honey about my idea for this blog post and he was shocked with some of the things I was mentioning, so I figured I’d share it with the rest of the world. Here’s your open invitation into the mind of a pole dancer (insert cynical laugh here) ;p
1. The world sees: A stop sign
A Pole Dancer sees: An aluminum 40″ pole deep rooted in the ground with enough stability to spin and maybe even invert on! #StreetPole!
2. The world sees: A bottle of Spray Alcohol
A pole dancer sees: A two-fer! Pole cleaner AND a super cheap and effective Pole Grip!
3. The world sees: Shaving Cream
A Pole Dancer Sees: POLE GRIP (For a brass pole)! We Put a little in our palm, pat it all over the pole and viola! Sticky for gripping! I live by barbasol in pole class. ESPECIALLY because I have sauna hands (they sweat profusely – it’s really ridiculous how much they sweat).
4. The world sees: Lotion
A pole dancer sees: His/Her WORST nightmare! Lotion is to Pole Dancing as Siths are to Jedis (Shameless Star Wars reference). I mean, really. It’s hell to get off so we can forget putting it on if we plan to pole dance within a 16 hour time frame. We sacrifice smelling like Hawaii (One of my FAVORITE Bath and Body works lotions) to live a happily ashy existence in the name of Pole. Sounds crazy, right? Don’t knock it til’ you try it! It’s worth it!
5. The world sees: Deodorant
Pole Dancer Sees: POLE GRIP! Now, I’ve never tried Mitchum and I hear there’s only ONE specific container of Mitchum Deodorant that works as pole grip but babyyyy, the ladies at my studio who use it, swear by it! Works just like shaving cream.
6. The world sees: A children’s playground/ jungle gym
Pole dancer sees: A pole dancer’s paradise! So many bars and poles to climb, flip and spin on! Not to mention all of those things are available to use for strength training (The painfully necessary evil for anyone wishing to excel in pole – Just like the vegetables your parents made you eat when you were a kid)
7. The world sees: Really bad bruises
A pole dancer sees: POLE KISSES! i.e. Metals of honor that many, if not most, pole dancers experience when pole-ing. Yeah, they aren’t the sexiest thing in the world, but we’re damn proud of em’ in all of their grotesque glory.
8. The world sees: “Stripper Shoes”
Pole Dancer sees: Super sexy exercise stilettos!
9. The world sees: A one-piece bathing suit
Pole Dancer sees: A perfect pole costume! Sides exposed for gripping, low neckline (because it’s sexy) and gold trim (…….because it’s gold trim. Who doesn’t love a little sparkle)
10. The world sees: Underwear
Pole dancer sees: Pole shorts! Pole dancers do NOT consider boy shorts a form of underwear. They are pole shorts. So if you see a pole dancer out at the bar and she hops on the pole and you see her “underwear”, just know, that’s not “underwear”. she just wore her pole shorts “just in case” there was a pole at the bar. 🙂
Hope this gives you guys some interesting insight. If you’re a pole dancer, feel free to chime in on the conversation in the comments!