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Exotic vs. Erotic: What’s Correct in the Pole Dance Community?

Exotic vs. Erotic: What’s Correct in the Pole Dance Community?

In January, Ecdysiast, the pole studio I attend in Portland, Oregon, decided to replace its usage of the word “exotic” with “erotic.” They released this statement: “You may have noticed we’ve replaced all use of the word EXOTIC with EROTIC. We agree with many of […]

Stories of Impact: My Experience With Pole Dance and Mental Health

Stories of Impact: My Experience With Pole Dance and Mental Health

One of my favorite things about this blog is the stories of other people who have been positively impacted—emotionally and psychologically—from pole dance.