I hated the popular belief that sex workers were oppressed and without agency, victims in need of rescuing. When I started stripping in the back bar of a Christchurch brothel at 18, I was in control of my decision to get nude — or so I thought. An arts undergraduate, I had no pressing need for money, the reason usually cited for entry into the sex industry — an umbrella term that encompasses stripping, web-camming, escorting, prostitution and porn. My parents paid my rent, my Kentucky Fried Chicken and my living expenses. Rather, I was seeking transgression.
We may earn money from links on this page, but we only recommend products we love. Aug 16, Getty Images While standing front and center in front of a sexual partner and slowly removing your clothes might sound like a nightmare come to life, it can actually be super sexy and empowering under the right circumstances read: a soundtrack that makes you feel sexy AF and good lighting. Here, Jacqueline Frances aka Jacq the Stripper , a stripper, illustrator, writer, and comedian, shares her best tips for beginners who want to tap into their inner performers. Frances says this is her no.