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Save the strip clubs! How strippers are still grinding during the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has utterly f*cked the entire nation, and the world, in just a matter of weeks.

There’s almost no industry, business, or person who hasn’t been affected by these terrible times and the economy is suffering because of it. There is one class of workers, however, who’ve undoubtedly been shocked the hardest: strippers.

With a line of work that involves the highest degree of social interaction, it seems that there may be no return imminent any time soon. Or is there?

One strip club in Oregon called The Lucky Devil (which was also responsible for Boober Eats) has started doing drive-thru shows for their patrons.

Now, you can slowly drive your car through a sketchy tent for $30 where there are four dancers and a DJ going off.

According to Oregon Live, the first 50 customers get a free roll of toilet paper and they’ll even bring food to your car while you enjoy the show!

And don’t worry, all of the strippers are practicing proper social distancing, wearing both gloves and masks. I mean, who wouldn’t want to pull up?

In other places like southern California, Bad Girls Productions is offering virtual shows.

According to the Phoenix New Times, you can enjoy these “virtual parties” via apps like Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.

You can either pay $125 to talk to a stripper in a “virtual happy hour” where you both drink as she calls you from her bedroom. Or you can pay $145 for a “virtual bachelor party” where you and up to five friends can chill with two strippers.

While some strippers still have the opportunity to work, that’s not exactly the case for all of them. Not all workers are able to transition online or even file for unemployment.

In an interview with Forbes, stripper and consultant Chase Kelly said,

We are all out of work. There is little our clubs will do to help us.

However, through the support of the stripper community, one of the most undersupported workforces may have a chance of surviving the pandemic.

We’ve been really quick to help one another financially, spiritually, and physically. We’ve been great at staying in touch with our friends, giving advice on how to get benefits.