10 Silly Things I've Heard From Boys About Pole Dancing

Feb 21, 2013

10. Can I "observe" class?

Clever.  No guy has ever tried to get in on a pole dancing class.  You are the first one to ever, I mean ever ask me that!  I had no idea men would want to watch pole dancing.  There should be a place where guys can go and see women on poles - oh wait!  And it's going to cost you more than $25 an hour.

9. Do you need practice dummies?

If I did, buddy, you're definitely a dummy but I'd have to pass because I like my dummies quiet.

8. I have a pole you can spin around!

It's not tall enough, sorry.

7. I saw a stripper this one time who could spin around at the top of the pole -was amazing!

It was probably a spinning a pole and yes, it's amazing but she wasn't doing it all by herself.  I actually had to put this one on a spinning pole - hey! "I have pole he can spin around!"

6. Do you work "Pro-Boner"?

I actually thought this one was kind of witty and sadly - when I'm jobless - I'm always working pro-boner, right honey!

5. You don't look like someone who would pole dance.

Oh, that's dangerous buddy.  You are either saying I'm NOT stripper hot -which annoys me or what...wait...what ARE you saying?

4. Do you get paid in ones?

Yes.  I make all of my students pull out ones and then they make it rain on me at the end of class while I smack and shake my booty.

3. So, do you like, teach topless?

Skin to grip the pole - what do you think?  

2. Do you teach strippers? 

This one is classic and has many derviations.  The jist is that no one who wasn't a stripper would want to learn to pole dance.  My answer - yup!  Darn straight I do.  Why do you think Michigan has such a great bevy of exotic entertainers - wink and walk away.

1. I could totally do that - looks easy!

My all time favorite.  This one I taught the shoulder mount because I am that kind of mean and he huwt his wittle shouwder.  LOL!  Now, try again in 8 inch heels ;)  Gimme a hip wiggle, would ya?

And that is a list of silly things men have said to me over the years.  Many of them thought they were witty or unique in some way.  I get a lot of joy out of these kinds of ill thought out questions and remarks.  I think, honestly, the only remark to ever offend me was the guy who thought pole was easy - that one flamed me big time - the rest...make me giggle.

What about you?  What kinds of silly comments have non pole educated men made to you?

calipolepixieTruely enjoyed that made me giggle. Thanks for sharing!
Feb 21, 2013
villainvixenLMAO, that was funny.
Feb 21, 2013
LovesItLOL! I've heard a few of these...pro-boner is classic!
Feb 21, 2013
Saphyre~In response to seeing a picture of me doing an Allegra..."That just looks all kinds of wrong".

~ "Really? At your age?" (F**ker)

~ In response to a picture of me doing an Extended Butterfly wearing yoga pants..."I see you finally have some clothes on in this one."

~ "What club do you work at?" Doubly disturbing because he ended the sentence with a preposition.

~ "Your husband lets you do that?" I wanted to punch him in the face.
Feb 21, 2013
CharleyWow Saphyre, those aren't even close to funny - that's 100% rude! I hope you blocked those people.
Feb 21, 2013
PoleFitMom#8 is definitely my favorite!
Feb 21, 2013
CapFebI hear all of these when I tell people I'm a poledancer. The rude response I get is, "oh yeah, I teach nude yoga." Smh.
Feb 21, 2013
HotelChickThe first one I ALWAYS hear is in regards to my husband. It's either, "Mike is a lucky guy," or "What does Mike think about THAT?" My response varies (because I'm so bored with these comments) from, "I don't know. I never asked him what he thinks of THAT," or "Actually, I don't dance for men, including Mike. I dance for (then I insert the name of whichever woman is working with me that day), and I think she likes because it makes her so HOT."
They also always ask if I have a pole in my bedroom. When I tell them it's actually in my dining room, they usually giggle at the thought. Recently, one man said I should put the pole in my living room so I could watch TV while I was spinning around on that thing. Isn't that just like a boy? Nothing's worth doing if you can't watch TV at the same time ;)
Feb 21, 2013
SaphyreWell, Charley these were all in person!! I think some guys just get uncomfortable...and jealous! I have to say that the POSITIVE comments far, far outweigh these negative ones. "Dennis is a lucky man" is the one I hear most often. Also, "This is so impressive, and you look absolutely fantastic". The negative ones slide right off me like a good pole dismount.
Feb 21, 2013
VeenaHaha this is great!! Wow sahpyre that is a lot if rude!
Feb 21, 2013
Runemist34I really just get a lot of "You've got a lucky boyfriend!" Which I respond with "Not really. It's not that great when you're all gross and sweaty with your sports top on, trying over and over to get this one move, very ungracefully." Then they nod and say they didn't think of it that way, tell me they heard it was a great workout, etc.
I dunno... I've never heard any of these from guys! Other than the "I could do that!" To which I always challenge them to prove it!
I always wonder what I would say to some of these kinds of things, though ;)
Feb 21, 2013
reenie aka MysfitLMAO! I have heard every single one of them myself...
I am actually writing a blog post something along the lines of this....it has been brewing for months....
When, I get it finished finished, I will be sure to share it here too...
Men---They kill me~
Feb 22, 2013
CreativityBySteffieLol, only heard number one. Thankfully, I had just gotten my SM, so I made him do that. He just slided down slowly, with a face, like he was taking a dumb! Haha.. Oh and the "can I observe" - No guy has ever asked me that, however my BF asked if I didnt want to try out the new pole studio in my city. Because Im a little shy with my dancing, I asked if he would come with me the first time. His response was: "Seriously, you think Im allowed to watch you girls? Get real Steffie!" - Ok, good point!
Feb 22, 2013
AriesWolfThis is fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :-)
Feb 22, 2013
darcitI work in clubs and have heard quite a lot of these. Guys just aren't very original. One of the most recent good ones was from a guy who had watched most of my pole-trick filled stage set. About halfway through I had removed my heels since they are strapless and I didn't want to do a crazy spin and have them become projectiles (had it happen before). After I do the Iron X, the guy looks up at me and goes "That would have been impressive if you had left your heels on." Ummmm.... Really? My legs being 8" longer is what makes that trick impressive? Crap. Here I thought it was something about upper body strength. Guess I need to add "stillettos" to the "muscle groups used" on that one.
Feb 22, 2013
chemgoddess1 Paid Member"I make all of my students pull out ones and then they make it rain on me at the end of class while I smack and shake my booty."

What would *you* do for a dollar??

Sorry....just cannot stop giggling at this one.
Feb 22, 2013
chemgoddess1 Paid MemberI had a guy ask my husband if I was with anyone and if he could tip me. My husband said "I don't think that is a good idea" and when he was walking away he grabbed him and said, "Wait, how much?"

My go to "oh that is easy" move is the flag. Because I am kind of sadistic also (and you generally cannot fall on your head with it).
Feb 22, 2013
AliciaPolerinahahaha wow people are ridiculous!! I've got the typical "hey want to spin on my pole" and the "wow your boyfriend is a lucky guy" which usually is them fishing for find my relationship status which i usually respond with "yup he sure is". One time I got "so are you going to come to my house and give me a private show" .....um...no. And this was at a women's expo, so why are you even here lol! The past week or so I've actually had 2 guys wander in to the studio asking to watch class, one with a girl with them (not sure if it was a girlfriend or whatever), I wanted to be like this is not a viewing club it's for women to work out! ugh! I'd be happy to let her watch a class, but leave your man at home!
Feb 22, 2013
MonicasaerialadventuresI work at a college bar that has a pole on the bar and the owner has me pour shots while I am doing tricks, so you ladies can only imagine the stuff I hear. I have to say all I can do is laugh now.
Feb 22, 2013
ORGANIC ANGELNumber 4 LOL!!! Now that's an idea....hmmmm...
Feb 22, 2013
dustbunny Previous Paid MemberI hear #10, 8,5, and 1all the time. I think # 4 might hurt in Canada. Please don't throw a handful of loonies at anyone! LOL I actually had a guy give into my request to come try a class after the "easy" remark. , was really impressed with him though, I got him into a kneehold (with a chair). B ut the teddy was what made him admit it was MUCH harder than he thought.
Feb 22, 2013
ibelieveinunicorns77even saying that your significant other is lucky i think is crossing a line,like,what are they implying?lucky that i can beat his ass cuz im stronger.than him? or lucky that i dont? lucky that i can bend? lucky i can keep myself on a slippery ass pole upside down? or lucky because you apparently think that sex is great because im a poler??? why the.hell you thinking about me my man/girl and sex all at the same time anyway??!! lol i dunno i just think us polers stupify these men who think they run the world like they know it all...
Feb 22, 2013
HotelChickEh. "Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus." I've worked in bars for 22 years. I've heard every cheesy line ever invented by men (and there aren't very many). I find it all kind of funny and don't take any of it seriously anymore. It is really interesting, and I'm sure there's some nature/science involved, that a man's mind thinks sex above all else. Perpetuation of the species I suspect ;) I've held a couple pole jams at my bar. They're a fun little social experiment. The men who know me (and my husband) well can't watch. They sit as far away from the pole as possible and stare at the TV, while their wives hoot and holler and toss dollar bills. Lol! This is probably worth a whole new thread, but, women often comment, "My husband would never let me do that," "I wish I could do that," or "You're so strong!" Like I said, interesting social experiment.
Feb 22, 2013
QueenSASHThis ish is hilarious, especially number 5. What am I suppose to look like?!? Then when I tell them I'm a librarian they tell me I don't look like a librarian either!!!! And number 8, LOL sounds like a shut him down situation lmao. I love it.
Feb 24, 2013
ReinaGave me a pick-me up cuz my church going boyfriend called me a Crazy pole dance stripper on FB. It really hurt cuz I go to church too. anyways thanks for the funny's.
Feb 27, 2013
HazelnutAll my work friends know I pole dance and they're usually pretty good about it... except this last conversation made me LAUGH MY ASS OFF:

Me: I'm having a pole jam this weekend, i can't wait.
Guy At Work: You know, no offence, but.... everytime you say that, I have this vision of you and your friends on a pole, and then it degenerates and you all get into pillow fights and it just ends up this crazy hot lesbian scene. Does that happen?
Me: No. We work out and then watch pole dancing videos on youtube and eat biscuits.
Guy At Work: Yeah, I know... but like, it just, you know... in my head, that's what happens.

It was so funny, I wasn't even angry!!!!!!!!
Mar 4, 2013
Cantetinza17 Paid MemberI've heard them all too. Its funny. I only use the guys i think are HOT as subjects. Lol once they are in the Hot seat they panic and chicken out! lol, its hilarious.
Mar 5, 2013
SToastUsually the guys are just lame/funny and the women are mean/jealous. If I had a dime for every time I'd heard #8 I wouldn't have to get paid in $1 bills ;)
Oct 28, 2013
Gjystina91this list is SOO true lol
Nov 27, 2013
Thank you again for another WONDERFUL, detailed lesson, Veena.
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