Predators in Strip Clubs
The postings by men who visit strip clubs are posted on
newsgroups and web pages. The two largest are the Ultimate Strip Club List and the Grimace
Nudie Club Listing. The postings from the newsgroup alt.sex.strip-clubs are
archived on a Web site called Grimace Nudie Club Listing. The site was created and
is updated by Larry Grim (thereby the name Grimace), a retired US Army Master Sargeant,
who claims he works as a Novell Network Administrator. The site includes information and
reviews on strip-clubs in Canada, USA, South Asia and Oceania, Australia, Europe, Africa
and Mexico and Carribean. As with the World Sex Guide, this site is a mans
etiquette and users guide to strip clubs with advice on cover charges and how to act
and treat the women.
The following are selections from the Grimace Nudie Club Listing
which include definitions and examples of the acts the men paid to watch and buy.
Couch Dance "A
couch dance is when a dancer plops you down on a couch (or a close attempt at
a couch) and "dances" in you [sic] face/lap/whatever. It all depends on the club
your [sic] at for the value. At the __________ in Mt. Ephrain, New Jersey, the girl is
totally nekkid [sic] and puttin the shnapper [sic] about 1/2 inch from your face
(the whole time trying to get you into a $250 private session) with not much lap grinding
(if any). At [club name, Mays Landing, New Jersey] you get a private room in the back with
a big couch and the girl in a bikini; you buy off pieces of clothing. This place will give
you a decent dry humping, although its not cheap."
Shower Dance Shower dancing as done at _________ Club in Colorado Springs,
Colorado. The shower is placed around the back of the VIP lounge, so it cant be seen
from the main lounge. It is an open set with mirrored walls; also two showerheads placed
on different sides of the stall. There are two "comfy chairs" set at angles from
the corners of the stall, and in front are a few rows of tall stools for the usual
audience to gather on. The shower dance itself is a variation on the stage dances-the
girls dance for two songs, although they are totally nude for both songs. They usually
start by covering themselves with shaving cream (often trying to spell out names, or other
effects-one trick of the more playful dancers is to pile the shaving cream on (usually on
the ass), and then give themselves a hard spank (as cute as this is to watch, it has the
additional effect of spraying shaving cream everywhere!). They then rinse off, and
sometimes on the second dance they will lather up with a sponge and dishwashing liquid
(something like Lemon Joy, the gold color has a great visual effect poured on naked
flesh). As I noted, the shower is big enough for more than one girl, and sometimes on good
nights another girl will jump in to help lather up. They can get quite playful at these
times too. One shower usually is worth the extra cost of admission (its normally counted
as a $25 dance)."
Grim provides statistics on the usage of his Web site.
When an Internet user contacts a Web site his/her access is recorded. The Web site owner
can count the number of visits to the Web site and compile the number of visits his web
site has received. He can also compile the locations or domains of the visitors. On a
graph Grim plots the number of visits per day for the Grimace Nudie Club site from 20 June
1995 to 22 January 1996. During this six month period his Internet strip-club site was
visited an average of 20,000 times per day. During this time period, the peak was in
mid-July 1995 when almost 70,000 contacts were made in one day.
The Grimace Nudie Club Listing also includes
reviews of women in strip clubs or bars and the acts they perform. The Internet provides a
communication medium that can be quickly updated and allows men access to specific
information from all over the world. The ease of access and detailed information
familiarizes and normalizes strip clubs and stripping for readers, thereby promoting the
sexual exploitation of women.
Men are encouraged to become amateur pimps by filling out a form
provided at the Grimace Nudie Club Listing giving descriptions and reviews of strip
clubs they have visited.
Predators with Cameras
Men who buy women and children in prostitution frequently photograph
them. Afterwards, the women never know where the photographs have gone, who has access to
them, and whether the photographs will be used to blackmail or silence them in the future.
For example, a Thai woman found a picture of herself, taken by a man who bought her, on a
Web site that advertised prostitution tours. In the United States, a man who buys
women in Tennessee is documenting his buying experiences and amateur photography on a Web
site called StreetWalkerPics.com. The following are the captions he included
beside pornographic pictures he had taken of two women.
Spice This is Spice. I picked her up on a
rather warm night for January 21 1999 in Memphis. In the usual spot on Summer near Lester.
We drove around and talked for a minute before she agreed to do a shoot. I paid her more
than I should have for this shoot but since I was in a weird mood and had her fuck a
flower she bought at a gas station I didnt feel to bad about it. I took 82 pics of
Sharon Meet Sharron of Knoxville Tn. A 33 year
old with a fetish for pain. She likes to get burned with cigarettes and beaten by her
girlfriend during sex. You can see some of her love scars (as she calls them)
in her pics. She liked doing the photo shoot and wants to set one up to do with her and
her female lover-who is also a hooker. I picked her up on the street beside the hotel in
which they live.
Predators with Hidden
Men are using tiny video cameras, hidden everywhere from
in a bag dropped near a womans feet to the crevices in a dressing room, a bathroom,
a shower stall, or even a toilet. The purpose is to look up womens skirts in public,
or peep at women conducting the very private activities of taking a shower or attending to
their personal hygiene. The phenomenon is called "up-skirts." Men, commonly
called "peeping Toms," are using tiny high tech video recorders to tape and view
womens private activities or clothing. Many are also sharing and selling their
images and videos on the Internet. More and more "up-skirt" and "peeping
tom" pornography Web sites have been appearing on the Internet; by June 1998, at
least 40 such sites existed. Some of the video recorders are connected to live
transmissions to the Internet, so peeping-tom-type-predators can check anytime of the day
or night to see if the recorder is capturing an invasion of a girl or womans
The mens pleasure or satisfaction in viewing women in such
private activities is a sense of power over the women by viewing something the women would
not want to be seen, especially by total strangers. There is an added thrill for these
predators because the women do not know they are being seen and recorded. Some men are
motivated by fetishes, or have become desensitized by other types of pornography and are
seeking new forms of power, violation and stimulation.
The following is the description from one hidden camera site on the
"This is a specialist site dedicated to secretly
filmed pics of women changing, on the toilet, in bedrooms, showers, through windows and in
the open air. These are genuine pictures snapped through peepholes, air vents, wardrobe
doors or from cameras concealed in bags. They are totally unaware that they have been
caught on film.
The best Voyeur site on the net just got better! Incredible LIVE feed
from secret cameras in TOILET, CHANGE ROOM.
RESTROOMS: Close ups from behind of woman squatting before peeing/
Woman peeing, all details visible. Side view from underneath partition of woman squatting
on turkish toilet/ Revealing close up of woman wiping herself after peeing.
UPSKIRTS: Young woman sitting on steps revealing all / Secret picture
taken under college dining table / Between legs mini skirt shots taken directly upwards
from ground level.
BEDROOMS: Single women robing and disrobing in hotel rooms / Women
undressing, to fully naked / Naked woman getting out of bed / Couples filmed having sex in
CHANGING ROOMS: Woman trying on underwear / College girls in the locker
room / Swimming pool-ladies communal changing room
SHOWERS: Full frontal shots of women in shower / Woman bending over the
bath from behind / Upward shot of woman taken in shower from low level
CHEERLEADERS: High kicking girl revealing more than she thinks /
Another high kick, panties slipped right to the side / College girls panties, fully
displayed and stretched"
Because this is a new phenomenon made possible by the new
technology of tiny cameras, most states or jurisdictions do not have laws against it. When
predators are caught the police are forced to use old laws that were drafted for other
purposes. As this new form of crime becomes more widespread, more laws are being drafted
to make it a crime and ensure that perpetrators are punished.
New Zealand: David Overend, 36, admitted to nine charges of
using a miniature video camera to film up the skirts of women. A pin-hole camera was
concealed in his shoe, with a wire running up his pant leg enabled him to view and video
tape thousands of women and girls at public events. He traded the images and videos around
the world over the Internet. In his emails he claimed to have filmed up the skirts of
2,000 to 4,000 girls and women since 1995.
United States: Daniel Laws, Pennsylvania, was arrested when he
was caught taking a video camera from a duffel bag and secretly placing it on the floor
between the legs of a women shopping in a department store. He was the first person
arrested under a new law that made it a crime to secretly watch or photograph anyone nude
or partially nude when the person could reasonably expect privacy.
United States: In Virginia, police are arresting men under a
1994 law for "unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another when there is
a reasonable expectation of privacy." Charles CDebaca, 45, was caught
videotaping a woman at a fair through a hole he cut into his camera bag, which was dangled
down around his ankle. When police searched his home they found hundreds of hours of
videotapes. He was convicted, but is appealing the decision claiming the law applies to
private places, and the Fairfax County Fair, where he was caught, was a public place.
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