Stripper's Secret Emporium

A warm welcome to the deep thoughts, musings, sexy tips and occasional warnings of an ex-stripper.

Toss your stilettos into a corner, lounge back on a divine divan and sample tantilizing topics including how to build self-confidence and perform your own strip-tease, controversial discussions on women's issues, psychology and addiction.

You'll also find shocking stripper news, interviews, professional stripper tips, how to maximize your earning potential and get the low-down on bizzarre strip club encounters. More serious issues such as stripper safety, drug abuse and eating disorders are discussed in this blog and balanced with fun illustrations, videos and suggestions on how to turn on your man and other posts of sensual frivolity. The boys haven't been left out and can cruise the 'Gentleman's Bar' to find out all manner of secret intelligence including how to date a stripper.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hey Stripper

There is some amazing floorwork in this routine.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How Safe are Stilettos?

Strippers work gruelling hours in the clubs and all perched on top of a pair of towering heels. Wearing high heels around 15 centimetres or higher has been compared to walking on stilts or dancing on ballet pointe shoes. Yowch!

Not only is the risk of falling flat on your rear a concern, there are also long term foot complications that can arise. Chiropractors and Podiatrists recommend that you stay in your stilettos for no more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid permanent damage.

The main areas that stilettos refer injuries and pain include the back, hips and knees, shins, balls of the feet and the toes. It is imperative to look after the health of your feet on a daily basis if you wear heels everyday. Soak them in a warm tub of water with Epsom salts and massage with moisturizer and a few drops of Peppermint oil afterwards.

I still have lower back pain, Patella Tracking Dysfunction in my left knee and a funky right big toe from my time spent in the clubs shaking my booty in stilettos. Don't let it happen to you! Lower the height of your heels if possible and try to stay off your feet if you are doing a shift in the strip club. Holding onto a pole and stabilizing yourself by touching the ceiling can also relieve the pressure on your feet. Additionally, do more chair work and take regular breaks in the dressing rooms to massage and liberate your footsies!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Showgirls Playmate of the Year 2009

This show obviously had a lot of money put into it. But I'm sorry to say that the huuuuuuuge black boots the men were wearing ruined the entire thing for me. They looked clunky and uncomfortable in them and the boots ruined all of their lines (especially in the side split leap). I've worn these shoes myself onstage before and they are extremely hard to control and dance in. There should have been more communication between the choreographer and costume designer.

All of the dancers were working very hard, but I couldn't help but think the choregraphy didn't really show them off as well as it could have. The camera angles were also maybe not as well planned as they could have been. It was a very frenetic energy through the whole piece which did suit the music, however there are ways to add some more light and shade for dramatic impact rather than just running all over the stage all the time! Phew!

Eating Disorders - Starving For Attention

We all dive into a block of chocolate or a packet of Tim Tams now and then, but how far is too far? How do you draw the line between a naughty little nibble and a compulsive urge? Compulsive eating is a type of eating disorder, just like anorexia and bulimia. Find out how these conditions can turn food into your enemy, instead of your friend. Please click on the link to read the rest of this article.

Stripper Beauty Tip: How to cure dark eye circles

Are you a victim of 'Raccoon Eyes?' Things may not be as grim as you imagined. Please read my article below:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Book Review - "Traci Lords Underneath It All" by Traci Elizabeth Lords

Rating: *****

15 year-old Nora Kuzma's descent into the world of porn is motivated by a will to survive. Her mother doesn't create a stable home for her, neglects her and hops in and out of unhealthy relationships that take their toll on her four daughters. In one of her mother's dysfunctional relationships Nora is sexually abused.

Nora decides to make it on her own and assumes the name Traci Lords. She is influenced and manipulated by others to become the most recognized porn star world-wide. This autobiography tells of her struggle to return to a normal life and to become a successful actress and recording artist.

The depth of emotion and feeling that Traci puts into her writing really gives you an insight into her world and into her mind. I'm truly shocked at the behaviour of the people who influenced her to become involved with porn.

Her epic battle to be respected as a person, not a child porn star, is an inspiration. Everything Traci touches, turns to gold. She is truly an alchemist and this piece of writing is a blessing for victims of sexual abuse.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Movie Review - How much do you Love me?

Rating: ****
(Subtitles in English)

An ordinary Frenchman named Francois (Bernard Campan) enters a brothel in the Pigalle District of Paris. He meets voluptuous prostitute Daniela (Monica Bellucci) and tells her about his recent win in the lottery. He offers her 100,000 euros per month to live with him until his money runs out. Daniela agrees and Francois goes about wooing his sex Goddess despite a bad heart condition. What he doesn't know is that Daniela has a bad-ass gangster boyfriend who is fond of waving his gun around.

The director Bertrand Blier likes to shock his audiences and delivers in this film. My favourite part of the film is reminiscent of "When Harry met Sally" (but I won't give it away). It also has elements of "Indecent Proposal" thrown into the mix with superb acting and an unusual musical backing. All round, this loopy little love fest is refreshing and enjoyable.

Copyright Lana Knight 2009 All rights reserved

Monday, September 7, 2009

Miss Pole Dance Australia - 1st Place

Flattering fan work, costume and engaging personality. Inventive choreography and transitions, although sometimes a tiny bit clunky on landings. Fantastic feeling for dramatic impact on multiple side split drops and a death-defying finish worthy of Cirque du Soleil. Hey, I'm proud of this Aussie bombshell!

Pole Dancing Toy for Kids - Stripping away our Children's Innocence

When I was in primary school I found a playboy bunny boy badge hidden in my mommy's jewellry box. It was pink and I thought the bunny looked cute. I had no idea what that symbol represented, but I loved the brooch soooo much that I wore it in my primary school photographs. It was so long ago that I can't remember my mother's reaction when the finished photos arrived. There I was in my brown 'Raggedy Anne' dress with a pink sexualized symbol proudly displayed on my chest.

I heard another story from an aquaintance of mine describing her teenage daughters fascination with the playboy Bunny symbol and how she had it plastered all over her school bags, school books and mobile phone, etc. She said that she asked her teenage daughter if she knew what the symbol represented and she was answered with a shrug. Her mother explained to her that it was a symbol that represented the 'Playboy' pornographic magazine established in 1953 by Hugh Hefner.

Children's toys are becoming more and more 'sexualized' as toy manufacturers stoop to a marketing phenonenom called 'age compression.' This money-making idea targets kids who are growing more mature as the generations pass. Today's children aren't as interested in stuffed toys, but how could these people destroy the innocence of children? These adult-like products are made for children as young as six years old. The psychological damage that these products will cause is beyond belief and you can only hope that parents can recognise the long-term ramifications of such a trend. We need to make a stand and get these toy manufacturers to stop shaping and moulding our children in an unhealthy way. Visit the Alpha Mummy site below to find out more and add your voice.

Noone can verify whether the pole dancing doll is actually available for sale in the US, but why am I not suprised? It has a doll propped on a pole and rotates with blinking lights and a mirror ball. Tesco has also brought out a product called 'The Peekaboo dance pole.' Just the name of this toy makes me cringe.

Exactly how is pop culture contributing to the creation of these products? Get your answers here:

You can check out the Alpha Mummy site:
Here you can get the particulars on the seven most outrageous sexualised prodcuts on the market today including:

The Peekaboo dance pole
Sexy thongs for girls
Playboy eraser sets
Bratz Forever Diamondz Doll Funky Torso
Polly Pocket So Hip Cruise Ship
Barbie Hot Tub Party Bus
My Scene Bling Bling Spa

Sunday, September 6, 2009

How to get a Date with a Stripper - A Stripper's Secrets Revealed

Is it possible to get a date with the most beautiful Goddess you have ever laid eyes on? The answer is yes. Find out how to date a stripper with invaluable advice from ex-stripper Lana Knight.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Movie Review - "Make it Happen"

Rating: **
Lauren Kirk (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Final Destination 3) is a small town girl with dreams of getting into the prestigious Chicago School of Music and Dance. When she blows her first audition she refuses to return to her hometown Indiana and ends up doing the books at a burlesque bar called Ruby's. One night a dancer fails to turn up and Lauren takes the opportunity to blaze the stage. She becomes their hottest new burlesque star and continues to strive towards her dream.

This movie is from the co-writer of "Step Up" and "Save the last Dance." These two titles alone will give you an idea of the age group this movie targets, namely teenie boppers. I can't help but recognise the lack of nudity and authenticity in terms of burlesque dance and believe the movie had to stay within the confines of its rating M. I was disappointed there was no real attempt at strip-tease and no pasties! Sacrilege. I believe the creators should have aimed for rating MA+ to give the movie validity and not influence younger girls to exhibit their bodies at such a young age.

There is one scene where Lauren performs the splits in a handstand reflected between two mirrors, that knocked my socks off! Otherwise I was left feeling disappointed in the quality of the dancing.

The original essence of Burlesque has been been distorted by modern day interpretations (like this movie) and the influence of pop culture. Performers like "The Pussycat Dolls" have contributed to the confusion about what burlesque really is. The word burlesque actually means 'to imitate' or 'send up,' and the traditional shows included a variety of different acts inbetween such as comedy or circus. Im sick of mindless burlesque performances with no sense of class or lasting message. The overall quality and standard of Burlesque today has suffered and needs a traditional revival!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Miley Cyrus Warping our Youth

Miley Cyrus danced on a pole on top of an icecream cart in her show at the Teen Choice Awards 2009. This definately sends out the wrong message to young girls who haven't even reached puberty! She has no sense of responsibility to her fans.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Half-Stripper, Half-Parrot

Fact: The rabbit and the parrot are the only two animals that can see everything behind themselves without turning their head around.

When a stripper flashes their merchandise it helps to have eyes in the back of your head (to make sure your customer is behaving himself). We have to be half-stripper and half-parrot to keep those boys in check.

What other animal would be useful for a stripper to transform into and why?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shaping Stripper Blog to your Needs?

Please let me know what you are interested in seeing on Stripper Blog. Do you have a favourite topic or section? How can I improve your Stripper Blog experience? I would really appreciate any feedback both positive and negative (keeping in mind I have limited technology skills).

I've had positive feedback on Stripper Book Reviews and will continue to post them. I'll also be expanding to Movie Reviews very soon.

Help me tailor Stripper Blog to your needs :)

Lana's Gallery

Hey my cheeky illustrations are coming back soon! Stay tuned...

Good Stripper Names

* Candy
* Silver
* Cologne
* Mystique
* Co Co
* Paris
* Cinamon

What are your favourites?

Bad Stripper Names

* Ting Ling
* Ivonna Humpalot
* Enema
* Snail Trail

Ooooh I know they are a smidge tasteless, but that's the point of this post!
Can you think of anymore to add?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bustle your Hustle

Hustling skills make the difference between a rich stripper and a broke-ass stripper.

1. Touch the guy's arm when you talk to him and ask him things like, "Do you want to play with me in the back room." (He will immediately think he's got the upperhand, little does he know). Do this rather than asking for a "dance."

2. Draw his attention down to your breasts by adjusting your costume. As soon as he gets a glimpse at your cleavage, he'll be putty in your hands and easier to persuade.

3. Try all of these techniques first. If they don't work, then offer him a 'test drive' dance for one song with the first $20 he spends (Buy two and get one free). Make sure he gives you $20 before you start and give him the last song for free. When you finish, say something like "I was just getting started. Do you want to keep playing with me?" When he gives you more money say something like, "Good. I didn't want to put my clothes on yet."

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Channing Tatum was a Ripper Stripper!

Channing Tatum is famous for his dancing in the movie "Step Up" and more recently starred in "G.I. Joe." Tatum's secret past as a stripper has leaked out. When he was 18 years old he passed some time in a Chippendale-like club called Male Encounter in Florida. This video shows him stripping down to his jocks and getting the ladies to squeal. Personally I'm not attracted to any male stripper and find women more alluring to watch.

What's Your Favourite Sexy Song to Dance to?

I'd have to say my favourite right now is "Whatever Lola wants" by Gotan Project.
Also anything by Sia, Tricky or Massive Attack.
What's yours?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Funny Sexy Belly dance Video

Safety Tip: Don't do this... This video is hilarious!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Miss Pole Dance World 2009

This pole dancer is spectacular and can give you inspiration to take your pole dancing to the next level. Check it out.

Dita Von Teese Martini Glass Dance

Dita Von Teese is a legend in burlesque dance. Her martini glass dance is famous world-wide. Check it out and take a few notes for your next strip-tease.

Australian Stripper allegedly rapes 'best man' with a pink strap-on dildo

Buck's nights often get out of control and this case is no exception. A 40-year old stripper, Linda Maree Naggs allegedly strapped on a pink dildo and inserted it into the best man's anus during an XXX rated show. She's been a professional dancer for 13 years and pleaded not guilty, claiming it was "accidental rape."

The alleged victim said, "I knew that there was something wrong down there."

The alleged rape took place in a house in Mornington on September 24, 2007. A County Court jury will decide the verdict. A medical examination showed a small abrasion near the victim's anal verge that was ‘‘most likely caused by blunt trauma.’’

Judge Tim Wood is presiding over the trial.

by Lana Knight

The full story by The Age:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to Be Sexy and Find Love - A Stripper's Secrets Revealed

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Want to learn how to be sexy? Want to know how to get men eating out of the palm of your hand? All the top secrets are revealed in my article:

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Stripper Quote

"We are what we think,
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world."

Stripper Quote

"Free your mind... and your ass will follow." - George Clinton

Thursday, July 30, 2009

'Amercian Idol' sues Texas Strip Club for Sexy Spin-Off

The Palazio's Men's Club in Texas has come up with a stripper competition called (drum roll) 'Stripper Idol.' The strippers can win $500 by dancing topless for 60 seconds and the winner is judged by the amount of audience applause.

The 'American Idol' creators Freemantle Media have kicked up a stink about the name of the competition, saying that consumers will get confused or mislead about who is sponsoring the weekly events. Freemantle Media says they are infringing on trademark rights. The clubs logo for the competition has a similar look and feel to the American Idol logo, however the club manager Scott Stevenson believes otherwise, "It's shocking. We're just a local company it's not like we're some big threat."

Written by Lana night

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Your Sexy Strip Show - 3 Dynamite Principles for Tasty Tease

These 3 principles are the main thrust of a kick-ass strip routine:

1. Smile, relax and have fun! (If you are enjoying yourself, he will too).

2. Keep your posture straight and stick your breasts out! (Keep shoulders relaxed or you'll look tense).

3. Maintain eye contact. (If you look at the floor he won't feel as connected with you).

These secret tips will have him worshipping you like a Goddess.
Use them wisely:)
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Freaky Followers - Stripper Safety Tip

There is nothing scarier than being followed home from work. One time I was followed home by a taxi driver. I'd spoken to him in the strip club earlier on that night. I recognised his thick black glasses and uniform when he pulled up behind me at the traffic lights. On closer inspection I recognised his face. When I became suspicious that he was following me, I made a series of sharp turns to confirm my suspicions. When he mimicked every turn I made, I started to panic. Luckily I'd just sunk some money into a brand new red sports car and gunned it into the distance. I was lucky I had my wits about me that night. I might not have even noticed I was being tailed or could easily have had a car accident.

The biggest mistake is to convince yourself that it won't happen to you. How do you keep this from happening? Find out where the two closest police stations are from your work and your house. Study the street directory in detail and get to know the main roads that lead to both of them. If you suspect you are being followed simply drive to the nearest police station instead of your home. You can also keep emergency numbers on speed dial in your mobile phone and have it on hand as soon as you leave the club.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Feisty Pheromones

Did you know that science can help you attract men? Pheromones are technically an 'invisible booty call' that travels through the air to captivate men. Ways to increase your pheromones include eating well, exercising regularly and taking herbal supplements eg. zinc.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Stripper Quotes

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them" - Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Strip Club Safety Tip for Newbies

Whenever you leave your strip club, make sure that you at least tell the bouncer at the door. It's better to wait for a bouncer to walk you to your car to avoid any unwanted attention. Fair enough this attention could be harmless, but it could also be potentially dangerous. I've heard heaps of stories about girls being hassled after work who couldn't be bothered to wait for a chaperon.

Monday, July 20, 2009

All that Twitters?

At first I thought "Twitter" was a great big waste of time, but now I've gotten used to it I begin to see the attraction. Sure enough there are people that talk about the amazing fact that they have just brewed a cup of tea or to sell services and products, but it does show you a different side to the personality. The little snippets/tweets you receive from each person start to build a picture of them over a period of time.


"A laugh is a smile that bursts" :)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Stilletos are a deadly weapon.

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Most strippers will not hesitate to use their stilettos in self-defence. So watch out guys! Don't get too close :)

Book Review - 'A piece of Cake' by Cupcake Brown

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The start of this book describing Cupcake's mother's death captured me in a number of seconds. Cupcake Brown is an honest, colourful and vivid character from her childhood through to her adult years. She is thrust into the child welfare system at 11 years old and is verbally, physically and sexually abused. She struggles with a crack cocaine addiction and her appetite for drugs is always on the up. The amount of drugs she takes is horrifying. Towards the end, the continual list of drugs she takes becomes so monotonous, I wondered whether the book was going to end and I reacted to it by becoming extremely depressed. However, by the end of the book I felt it was definately inspiring for anyone wanting to recover from drug addiction.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance?

The new talent is awesome and much better than last years. I think Mary Murphy is hilarious, but my mum thinks she's irritating and way too loud. My favourite would have to be Melissa the naughty Ballerina. I think she will be able to show Performance maturity.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ignorance is bliss - What men don't know.

I feel sorry for men that go to strip clubs. When a stripper faces her customer she's smiling and seductive, but what men don't know is that when she turns her back she has a bored and even murderous look on her face. Ignorance is bliss.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Developing Self-confidence with affirmations

Self-confidence can be developed by a simple 'Jedi mind trick', otherwise known as affirmations. How does it work? The brain is a "yes" machine so be careful what you feed it. For instance, if you keep thinking or telling yourself that you are a loser, your brain will agree with you. The same is true for positive statements like "I'm a winner!" The brain will immediately agree with you on that too. So, obviously the more positive statements you make to yourself, the more happy and confident you will feel.

Monitor the thoughts that you have and turn all of your negative thoughts into positive ones.
For example: Instead of saying/thinking: "I'm fat."
Convert this thought/statement to: "My body is wholesome/healthy/unique/perfect."

If I'm alone I'll say these statements aloud. It feels more empowering.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Book Review - "Candy Girl" - A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper by Diablo Cody

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Diablo Cody is a screenwriter who won an academy award for her film Juno in 2007. Her book ‘Candy Girl’ has a recent second edition and the success of this book can be put down to two different reasons. The most probable is Diablo’s success as a screenwriter and this arousing an interest in her memoir. The other reason is the title of the book appeals to a broader market because she brands herself as an ‘unlikely’ candidate for stripping. However, surprisingly a high majority of strippers come from middle class families like her own.

This book presents one year of Diablo’s life hopping from strip club to strip club. She becomes a stripper, as well as a peep show girl and a phone sex operator. She spends 6 months stripping. This short time frame emphasizes the fact that Diablo’s experience is limited and results in her sometimes over-simplistic writing style and short-sighted perspective. Through this book, it’s hard to believe that Diablo went from stripping to performing illegal sexual acts in just one year.

Diablo started stripping because she was bored with her job as a copy typist and approached stripping from a journalist’s perspective. Every stripper’s reasons to start stripping are purely financial and not based on experimental research like Diablo’s. Her self-imposed distance from the ‘realness’ of stripping just skims the surface of this career. Diablo’s book is a compilation of facts from start to finish. Like a diary of events, this happened and then that happened… without going too deep. Diablo appears to hold stripping at arms length through the book, so she can somehow not be touched by it. It’s an understandable defense mechanism, but doesn’t offer enough substance for the reader.

Diablo’s work is littered with street-jargon and pop-culture references such as “Dinero to spare-o”, that elude the older reader; when simple words like “plenty of cash” are clearer and more effective to use. Diablo’s book is also jam-packed with strong metaphors and adjectives. It's like she has sat down with a thesaurus and tried to cram in as many impressive words as possible.

Throughout this memoir there are tiny elements of a non-fiction book. These include: “The Ten Best Songs to Strip to, The Ten Worst Songs to Strip to, The Ten Worst Stripper Names and “Activity Korner”. Although these elements are more suited to a non-fiction book, they are quirky, fun and help to break up the text. However, some people may view these visual aids as being out of place in a memoir and simply crutches for more inexperienced writers.

Diablo has kept the reader updated through the entire book on her ambitions, career, relationships and life outside of stripping. However, an unusual feature of Diablo’s book is her childhood is not revealed until one of the last chapters. It feels like she added it as an afterthought and it’s out of place in this location. If her childhood was explained at the start, it could have deepened the reader’s empathy and understanding of Diablo’s character while the book progressed. Instead the book feels disjointed and incomplete. One of her statements in this chapter “I was never molested as a child, probably because I wasn’t very attractive” belittles and offends sexual abuse survivors.

The last 2 pages of the book belong to a chapter called ‘Coda’ where she says she believes stripping is “puddle-shallow and symbolically molecular”. This is only one example of the slightly arrogant tone in Diablo’s writing. There is no explanation about how she could have changed on a psychological level.

I wouldn't recommend this book if you are considering a career in the stripping industry because it fails to underline the serious issues that stripper's face.

This book is a real page turner. I would recommend it to people who want entertainment value.

Book Review
by Lana Knight

Are you a stripperholic?

The lure of the big money is intoxicating. Strippers get hooked on the high life and get used to a certain way of living. Then it's hard to get back to the 'real' world. It took me many years to get out of the biz, but what inspired me to get out was the realization that I had lost my identity. The woman looking back at me in the mirror was no longer me. So how do you stop? When you've got bills to pay, mouths to feed and exams to study for?