Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
because sex workers invented it. can we stop trying so hard to ~elevate~ stripping/pole dance from its roots? thx
Pole dancing was originally a side act at circuses in the 1920’s possibly derived from a similar act in the 1200s and was never recorded as being used for anything sexual until 1968. [Source][Wiki]
The only way it’s been “elevated” is that it has become more complex and artful over time in both the sex industry and in sport. And personally I believe it should be an Olympic sport.