Las Vegas Strip Club Review - Glossary
Glossary of Terms
What some places call a lap dance, but since
there's no contact between the dancer and customer, we lovingly refer to
it as the air dance.
A style of strip club in which the dancer strips down to her Bikini or
sometimes lingere. Clubs like Forbidden Club's Bikini Lounge fall into
B.Y.O.B. is an acronym for Bring Your Own Beer. Basically what the nude clubs in Vegas used to allow you to do. Las Vegas
has currently banned B.Y.O.B.
A type of lap dance, however, instead of the
dance occuring in a chair or booth, obviously it happens on a couch.
The idea of course is more comfort.
A style of stage show, primarily found in nude clubs where the dancer can utilize the floor to
her biggest advantage, but can also be found in topless clubs and bikini bars.
It usually describes when a gal is on the floor of the stage giving the
customers a nice visual view. Excellent floorworkers will have multiple
routines where different leg movements are involved.
Also known as the High Mileage Seat. The seat which garners the most
attention. This term can be viewed in two different manners. First of
course is the obvious. At some places, there are certain seats at stage
where the dancers will give more attention to the people sitting in
them. Sometimes it can be the seat directly across from where the dancer
gets onto stage, thus the person sitting in the HMS would be the first
person she sees. The second meaning of HMS is more of a state of mind.
When you enjoy sitting at stage and it shows, the gals will usually give
you a much better show and a lot more attention than anyone else sitting
at the stage. This causes the seat that you are sitting in or rather you
yourself to become the HMS.
Also commonly referred to as just "Laps". A dance performed at
your chair, couch, or booth where there is usually contact between the
dancer and the customer. However, in the Vegas area, YMMV depending on
the club. See also Air Dance, Couch Dance, and Private Dance.
This is what is referred to as the value per dollar received for
anything at a strip club. For example, a dancer who does something
extra or special on stage for you is considered to be giving you extra
mileage. High mileage laps are equated to lap dances which give the
customer something extra, usually in the form of polishing the zipper, high degree of contact, or much
more. Basically a high mileage dance is very enjoyable. Conversely, low
mileage laps equate to low or no contact lap dances which are cold,
impersonal, and generally do not excite; see air
The type of strip club where the dancer ends up taking off all her
clothing. Usually, these types of clubs do not sell alcohol, with the
exception of the Palomino, which is located
outside the Vegas city limits. The other nude clubs in Vegas are
Describes when a dancer utilizes the pole that is commonly present in
strip clubs during her stageshow. Excellent
poleworkers can dazzle a crowd with their spins and sliding.
Polishing the Zipper
Also known as a very good bump and grind during a lap dance. Usually referred to dances which have a
high level of contact by the dancer.
Any assortmant of dances which can either happen at a table, in a chair,
booth, or couch. Basically, a dance which is a one-on-one dance between
the dancer and the customer. True privacy will vary from club to club.
When a dancer dances just for your group, it is also referred to as a
This is the amount a dancer pays the club she is working at in order to
work a shift. At some places, the stagefee is a preset dollar amount (ie
$20, $30, $50, etc), but at other places, the stagefee is a percentage
of what the girls make throughout the night (ie 15%, 25%, etc). At
certain clubs that count dances, the girls have to also pay a percentage
or specific dollar amount for every dance they do to the management as
well on top of their normal stagefee.
When a dancer performs up on stage. The performances can be extremely
well rehearsed with much pole work and acrobatics
or the dancers can be simplistic and just plop down on stage and do some floorwork.
When a dancer uses her hands to grab hold of her customer and plays him
like a gear shifter in a car. Usually considered a fairly high mileage
manuever in Lap Dancing.
The tipout is usually what a dancer gives to the DJ and/or bouncers
after her shift. It is usually either based on a percentage of what the
dancers make or a preset amount (ie $5, $10, etc). This term is used in
the same way in most service industries like waiter/waitresses tipping
out to their busboys or bartenders tipping out to their barbacks. In
many cases even though it's not mandatory, it is done in appreciation
for the help that the people who they're tipping out has given them.
However, at most establishments, even though it's not a written rule, a
tipout is assumed and expected.
A style of strip club where the dancer takes every off with the
exception of her bottoms, usually a t-back or something fairly skimpy
but keeps her covered. Alcohol is usually served at the topless bars
here in Vegas. Since the dancer must keep her bottoms on, you will seem
to find your largest percentage of chest enhanced dancers at topless
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. Fairly self explanatory once you get past
the acronym. For those of you who still aren't sure what I'm talking
about; basically it just means that whatever it is that I'm calling YMMV
may vary from person to person. Different than YMWV.
YMWV = Your Mileage Will Vary. The difference between this and YMMV is
that in just about all cases, the mileage you receive WILL vary. This
just means that whatever it is that I'm talking about is VERY
non-standardized and everyone's experience in this particular category
will most likely if not always differ from someone else's experience.
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