Well, is nothing sacred? Everywhere in the world now, you can find striptease dance classes, erotic dance workshops, and that old strip club staple, pole dancing. "Pole dancing. It's not just for strippers anymore!"
In the past couple years, the stripper pole has become such a pop culture item, that people have begun having them installed in their houses. You no longer have to go to the Jiggly Room to find a woman swinging and undulating on a pole. Just go home.
The Chinese, who tend to follow popular American trends closely, are now mad about pole dancing. Pole dancing classes have popped up in all the major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and membership is exploding like crazy.
Luo Lau, a Chinese dancer who caught the fever after seeing her fist pole dance in Paris, came back and decided to open her own pole dancing studio in Beijing. For about 1200 yuan a year (roughly $15 a session), you can take this class a few times a week. The once conservative and demure young ladies of China now show up for class in sexy go go boots, high heels, short skirts and belly shirts to learn this new art form, and to learn to express the more sensual side of themselves.
As Luo Lau explains: "It's not about sex, it's about fitness". Under the guise of that motto, Chinese women are willing and able to take it to the limit and really let go, becoming not only fitter, but getting to express freely the more sexual side of themselves. As stated before, membership is up, and the classes are packed. Many will travel far and wide to get in on this athletic and sexy workout.
What's next? You should almost be afraid to ask, in this day and time where no longer is anything taboo. I can only imagine what the next fitness trend is going to be!