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The findings are twofold. On the one hand the club was a relatively novel sexual space, as some women spectators experienced it as an ‘empowering’ space in which they could be ‘sexually aggressive’; on the other hand, the character of the club was actively and adeptly manufactured by the Master of Ceremonies (MC), and male dancers, so as to encourage – and even to coercively elicit – extrovert behaviour from women customers. Despite shifting normative gendered expectations of women’s sexual behaviour to some extent, ultimately the club structured women’s sexual experiences around traditional heterosexist lines. The club did not encourage women’s autonomous sexual expression, and many women claimed they had not found it a very ‘sexy space’. - Male strip club Toronto

A ‘sexy space’ for women? Heterosexual women’s experiences of a male strip show venue - ResearchGate. Available from: