More traditional industries have made use of go-go dancers to provide entertainment and act as bargirls or hostesses. Strippers, when working, are most likely to be found at strip clubs. Patrons at the clubs in which the strippers work are a primary source of customers for their work outside the club. Strippers who uncover the genital areas along with other clothing during a performance are said to be dancing fully nude. Some also chose instead to hold a so-called Stag and Doe party in the US or a hag party or hag do in the UK "hag" being a portmanteau "hen" and "stag"in which both the bride and groom attend.
There is, however, an archetypal commonality in their presentation and the experience performers face on the job.
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At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event. In many clubs, while a stripper is walking the floor she will be required to wear her full bikini top and bottom. While working, a stripper is not necessarily required to remove all of her or his clothing. There is no one "stripper lifestyle" where all striptease practitioners fit neatly into a single stereotype. We have been to a few shows in Melbourne and the guys in Magic Men are hands down the best we have seen! Another group, the Scarlet Alliance has been involved in advocacy and projects geared towards improving the standing of sex workers since its inception in Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.