I love this blog post from Cathy at the Spin Diaries. It so succinctly explains the rift between stripping and pole sport, and the various stereotypes that people have about pole. You can check out Cathy’s blog at http://thespindiaries.wordpress.com/.

The Spin Diaries

“Hey there, sexy.”

This is an example of a thing a lot of new girls expect me to say when they walk into class dressed in a bra and full makeup.

What I actually say: “Hi! I’m Cathy, welcome to intro to pole!”

What I want to say: “Honey, no. Just no. That’s not what we’re doing. Go put on a shirt.”

Reading this article (which yes, from two years ago, but it still really pissed me off) made me realize just how widespread the pole ignorance is out there. Also, hearing comments from first timers like, “I didn’t want to come to a class until I lost weight,” make me really wonder if people have the right idea about what pole classes are like… and if misinformation is scaring people away.

1. You need to look sexy

Why do people think they need to put on makeup to come…

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