Strippers and Lap Dancing – The Difference

Strippers and Lap Dancing – The DifferenceIf you are planning to hire entertainment for your stag party, you need to know the difference between strippers and lap dancing to make sure you make the right choice. Although many people see the two types of dancers as being interchangeable, there are important distinctions between a lap dancer and a stripper, the main one being is the contact that is allowed.


With strippers, clients are generally not allowed to touch the dancers other than to place money in their G-strings. When astripper performs, her purpose is generally to tease her clients by slowly taking off their clothes, as in a burlesque-type routine.

Lap dancing

In lap dancing, on the other hand, the dancer is usually in direct contact with the client, dancing on his lap in a suggestive way. The length of the dance is usually determined by the length of the song the lap dancer is performing to. The customer is usually seated during the lap dancing routine. However, in a lap dance, clients are usually not allowed to touch.

The main difference is the lap dancer will make physical contact with the person they are dancing for, but the stripper usually won’t. In both cases you are not allowed to touch the girls, and they usually have minders standing by to make sure this rule is enforced.

But before the stag party, you should clarify with the booking agency their rules as to what they will or will not find acceptable, as well as what your expectations are, to avoid trouble later on. For example, dancers will agree to strip fully naked, particularly in a private setting. The minder for the dancer could also refuse to allow the dancer to perform if he sees the guests are too drunk and unruly. Keep in mind that the bottom line is that these dancers are also professionals and should be treated with respect.

If you’re organising a stag weekend in Ireland, either for yourself or for a great mate, make sure you visit for great information on pole dancing and other ideas to make your stag party a night to remember.