Students Who Do Cool Things: Tanner, the male stripper


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

How do Brown students deal with the hair down there?

It started with a quest to answer the question: is the bush reemerging as a trend at Brown? It developed into an extensive investigation into the norms and preferences surrounding pubic hair on campus. Last week, we distributed a survey about the “hair down there” to a bunch people via Facebook. We got 300 responses and this Valentine’s day, we present to you. . . the results!




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A key quality that allows a college female to be identified as a SWUG is being single. February 14th is a day dedicated to those who are #blessed with being in a relationship with another human, and it’s just around the corner.

As a Brown University SWUG, Valentine’s Day is usually an excuse to stuff my face with overpriced chocolate from the Thayer Street CVS, and to wait for my non-single friends to return with leftovers from their free romantic dinners on Federal Hill. However, this Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday, which offers a number of opportunities for all the Brown SWUGs like me. And forces you to wear something other than your pajamas all day.

Why is a SWUG on V-Day different from all the other single ladies? We SWUGs are incredibly seasoned in the art of single’s activities: white wine, Netflix, and finishing a Ben & Jerry’s pint in record time. Therefore, we need to broaden our horizons, expand our palettes, and put our dear friend Netflix away for just one evening. It’s a Saturday night, girls. Get off the couch, put on your slutty favorite top, and give Cupid the finger on your way into the bar.

Calling all SWUGs of Brown: Put down the pint of Half Baked, take that tequila shot, and most importantly: treat yo self.

If you’re a SWUG and in dire need of plans for this Saturday, here are a few suggestions:

  1. Get a slice of chicken-bacon-ranch from Antonio’s for dinner
  2. Get a group of SWUG friends and head to Providence Place to see Fifty Shades of Grey
  3. Indulge in a glass (or four) of a pricier wine than you’d usually drink
  4. Finish that bottle of wine, Über to Euphoria and start (or continue) to senior scramble

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Late Night Texts with BUS

Valentine’s Day is coming up and like many people I don’t have a valentine. Don’t cry for me–unless you want to. In that case, cry all you want. However, the other night, I was alone and cold with no one to text other than my mom (she barely responds), so I decided to text the always responsive Brown Shuttle and see if it was down to late night hang.


Classic late night text: “Are you up? Oh you are? Wanna make out and watch Always Sunny?” One hundred percent of the time someone actually responds, “Yes!”

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Brown-themed Valentine’s Day eCards

You’ve seen those classic Comic Sans-heavy Valentine’s day eCards on the Internet before, featuring the Life Alert lady, Shrek, and Leo, but what if you’re looking for something Brown-specific to pick up bae this February 14th? No worries, because Blog has you covered. Here are 14 (incredibly lame, but possibly effective) Valentine’s day cards to send to your crush this Saturday:

Full disclaimer: These are literally so dumb. So dumb that I felt slightly gross after writing them. Enjoy.






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Blogify: Your Valentine’s Day hookup playlist

Well, it’s almost February 14th again. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or dancing on your own, VDay can be fun and exciting; you just need the music to set the mood. Having had a traumatic experience having sex with “All of the Lights” playing in the background, I know how important a soundtrack to a good hookup is. So I’m here to help you out: here is BlogDailyHerald’s Sextion-approved Valentine’s playlist, filled with lots of smooth, slow, and sultry jams. Put it on and get down with your significant other, new fling, or your bad self. Or just put it on while you eat ice cream and watch “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” Whatever floats your boat. Happy Valentine’s Day!

P.S. This may be ~*babymaking*~ music, but remember to use protection!