Students Who Do Cool Things: Tanner, the male stripper

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Tanner has actually never seen Magic Mike and cannot confirm whether or not it’s an accurate portrayal.

In our raciest edition yet of Students Who Do Cool Things, we sat down with Tanner, who works as a male stripper. Just because Valentine’s Day has passed, doesn’t mean we have to turn the heat down. Before we begin, just know that this Brunonian’s stage name is Tanner; don’t strain a muscle searching for him on Facebook.

BlogDH: Would you mind telling us what factors contributed to your decision to go into this line of work?

Tanner: Most people have the impression that strippers are doing it for the money and out of desperation. For me, I wanted to explore something new, something that has always–well not always, but has recently fascinated me.

BlogDH: When did your fascination with this start?

T: I started pole dancing at the beginning of last semester. I’d like to clarify that pole dancing and stripping are totally different things. I guess the crossover started to interest me after I went to a few clubs and people started suggesting that I should try this out, so I did.

BlogDH: How are you getting along with your fellow employees?

T: Actually, they are really nice, and we’ll go out to pizza after dancing. Some of them have really big personalities, as you might imagine, but we’re a diverse group. A lot of them give good advice about staying away from certain people, and we teach each other different moves. My first day, when I went to work and was meeting all of the other dancers, one guy said, “I’d shake your hand, but I’m putting on a cock ring”, and I thought, “Oh, this is going to be a fun group of people.” Continue Reading