However, some dancers and clubs allow touching of dancers during private dances.
If permitted, during a lap dance the dancer grinds against the customer's crotch while he or she remains clothed in an attempt to arouse or bring the recipient to climax. Due to the common practice of hiring strippers as contractors, not as full-time employees, strippers must deal with extreme job insecurity, unstable pay, no health benefits, and the requirement of paying fees to the club for technically renting their stage.
House dancers work for a particular club or franchise.
Porn stars will often become feature dancers to earn extra income and build their fan base.
High-profile adult film performers Jenna Haze and Teagan Presley among others have participated in feature shows through the USA, as did now-retired stars such as Jenna Jameson.
A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club.
At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event.
An essential draw of the strip club is the live entertainment, which the vast majority of the time are the strippers.
Dancers effectively entertaining customers are the key to generating revenue by keeping the customers on site and enticing them to be repeat visitors.
Where legal (or legal restrictions are ignored), dancers may offer additional services such as lap dances or a trip to the champagne room for a set fee rather than a tip.
Strippers can be contracted for performances outside the strip club environment.
Aside from advertising for striptease services outside the club, an unknown percentage of strippers also work in other aspects of the sex industry.