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Sex Week: Couples + Strip Clubs

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Bringing along a significant other to the strip club can be very enjoyable | Photo by pinkmoose via flickr

When dudes are together doing what dudes do (playing poker, watching a bloody UFC fight, drafting fantasy baseball teams) the words "girlfriend" or "wife" are bound to come out of someone's mouth once or twice. But rarely will you hear a guy utter the sentence, "This would be more fun if my girlfriend were here." That's just how it is; for many guys cigars, bloody knuckles and discussions of Russell Martin's OBP are just more enjoyable when their significant other isn't around.

However, there is one man cave where that sentence might be true; the hallowed ground of a strip club.

Anna David, the renowned relationship/sex expert and author who goes "In Your Pants" each week on G4's Attack of the Show, tells us "I think far too much of the time, men begin to think of their girlfriends as the people they have nice, homey dinners with -- the people who drag them to see HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU -- and then get their more perverse or outrageous sexual needs met in places like strip clubs."

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David says, "The point is to merge those two worlds -- for men to understand that their girlfriends can BE the object of their sexual desire if only they open up about what those desires are (same goes for girls with their boyfriends). If a guy likes going to strip clubs, he shouldn't feel like he has to sneak away to go there. If they go together, they can laugh at what they think is silly, get off on what's erotic to them and - bonus - he might get to see a stripper give her a lapdance."

Girl-on-girl action where one of those girls is your significant other is a definite bonus, but what's the proper way to ask your girlfriend or wife to join you on your journey to the land of poles, clear heels and dollar bills? David, author of the novel Party Girl, advises "it doesn't make sense to pussy foot around the issue. 'Look, I'm going to Crazy Girls and want you to come with me' seems like the ideal way to say it."