Not every stripper will end a performance completely nude, though full nudity is common where not prohibited by law.
The integration of the burlesque pole as a nearly ubiquitous prop has shifted the emphasis in the performance toward a more acrobatic, explicit expression compared to the slow-developing burlesque style. A "house dancer" works for a particular club or franchise, while a "feature dancer" tends to have her own celebrity, touring a club circuit making appearances.
Strippers perform striptease for a number of reasons, predominantly to make money.
The physical attractiveness and sex appeal of the dancer determines the business she tends to generate.
Performances are usually fully choreographed, involve dance routines and a costume of some sort.If permitted, during a lap dance the dancer grinds against the customer's crotch while he or she remains clothed in an attempt to arouse or bring the recipient to climax. Due to the common practice of hiring strippers as contractors, not as full-time employees, strippers must deal with extreme job insecurity, unstable pay, no health benefits, and the requirement of paying fees to the club for technically renting their stage.This precarious employment is accepted because of the stigma associated with exotic dancing.Entertainers (dancers) are often not actual employees of the club itself but perform as independent contractors.Until the 1970s, strippers in Western cultures were almost invariably female, performing to male audiences.