If it's your first trip to a strip club, you're probably wondering, "how should I tip for a lap dance?" The answer to that question is not as simple as the normal service industry standard of twenty percent on the total cost of your bill—or fifteen percent, if you're a bit more old-fashioned—as there are many different types of gentleman's clubs, offering many types of lap dances at different costs. So, if you're asking yourself, "how should I tip for a lap dance?" here are a few things to keep in mind for all strip club visits:
- Bring cash. Many strip clubs only accept credit or debit card payments for drink tabs only, and some require cash for drinks as well. Most clubs have ATMs, but the fees are normally pretty exorbitant. To pay for your lap dances, and to tip the dancers, you will need plenty of cash.
- Your tip determines your treatment. At most clubs, private lap dances run between twenty and thirty dollars, usually on a per-song basis. Each club has different rules, not just for lap dances. Some clubs are fully nude, while some make the girls have to wear bottoms throughout. Some private dances do not involve touching, with the girl having to remain a certain amount of feet from the dance purchaser. At clubs where the girls do make contact, the man is may be required to sit on his hands, but at no club can you put your hands on the girl unless she does it for you. How well you tip will determine how far the girl will go in bending or even breaking the rules of the club for your enjoyment.
- When you are done, offer your tip and make it clear it is a tip and not payment for another dance. At some clubs, the girls will just continue dancing through songs and then charge you later on for all of them without warning you ahead of time. When you are done, be sure to make sure and let the girl know so you will not be charged for further dances.
- "How should I tip for a lap dance, in terms of cost?" It is recommended to tip the girl about half the value of the dance, especially if you want another dance with her.
If you're asking yourself, "How should I tip for a lap dance?" you're probably new to visiting gentlemen's clubs. Therefore, it is also recommended that you go with a friend who knows the place, its particular rules, and the particular expectations of the girls and the security staff. As long as you're a gentleman and treat the girls with respect, they'll do the same—and maybe more.