Why I Strip...

URVASHI.......A HINDU NYMPH, A LOT LIKE THE GREEK MUSES, WHO EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF FEMININITY, DRIVING MEN TO DISTRACTION WITH DESIRE, YET BEING HIGHLY ELUSIVE..... THIS IS THE NAME I WAS GIVEN BY MY HUSBAND TO CELEBRATE MY DANCE WITH THE FEMININE.

I AM THE CREATIVE EYE AND DIRECTOR OF URVASHI’S EYE PHOTOGRAPHY AND EROTIC SPARK FILM PRODUCTIONS. I’VE MADE IT MY LIFE’S WORK TO STUDY AND EMBODY THE FEMININE SPIRIT AND TO HELP OTHER WOMEN DISCOVER AND UNLOCK IT WITHIN THEMSELVES.

YOU KNOW HOW YOU HEAR ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING THESE GREAT IDEAS THAT WAKE THEM AT NIGHT THAT THEY JUST CAN’T IGNORE? THE IDEAS THAT END UP BECOMING LIFE CHANGERS? MINE CAME AFTER A STARLING DISCUSSION WITH A FRIEND ON THE EVE OF HER THIRTIETH BIRTHDAY.

WE WERE AT A LUSH EVENT, TESS WAS LOOKING RADIANT, EXCITED, AND HAPPY. SHE HAPPILY ANNOUNCED, WITHOUT ANY HESITATION, EMBARRASSMENT, OR ARTIFICE HER AGE TO ALL WHO CAME TO WISH HER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I MENTIONED TO HER HOW REFRESHING IT WAS TO OBSERVE A WOMAN EMBRACE HER AGE INSTEAD OF DECRYING IT. I ASKED WHAT SHE WAS DOING TO CELEBRATE HERSELF ON THIS AUSPICIOUS YEAR OF HER WOMANHOOD, AND SHE PLACED HER HAND ON MY ARM AND WITH A GLINT IN HER EYE AND A QUICK UPTURNING OF HER LIPS, SHE LEAD ME ASIDE.

“I AM GIVING MYSELF A GIFT THIS YEAR.” SHE STARTED BREATHLESSLY, GRIPPING MY HANDS AND LOOKING DEEP INTO MY EYES. “I AM GOING TO BECOME A STRIPPER!”

NOW I CONSIDER MYSELF VERY OPEN MINDED AND NON JUDGMENTAL, BUT I WAS TAKEN COMPLETELY ABACK. HERE WAS THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN, I HAD NO DOUBT SHE WOULD COMMAND ANY MAN’S ATTENTION, IT WAS THE INTENTION BEHIND HER ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HAD ME PERPLEXED.

SHE FIT NONE OF MY, ADMITTEDLY NAIVE, IDEAS OF WHO GRAVITATED TOWARDS WANTING TO BECOME AN EXOTIC DANCER. SHE WAS IN A STABLE, LOVING RELATIONSHIP. SHE HAD A HOME, A CAREER, A “NORMAL” LIFE. SHE HADN’T COME FROM SOME HORRIBLE ABUSE NOR DID SHE APPEAR TO BE RUNNING FROM DADDY ISSUES. SHE HAD MONEY, STABILITY, SOCIAL STANDING.....IT JUST DIDN’T FIT. SOMETHING JUST CLICKED, SHE HAD ME, AND I WAS INSTANTLY INTRIGUED. FASCINATED. HOOKED.

“TELL ME ABOUT IT.” I GENUINELY URGED. REASSURED BY MY REACTION SHE PLUNGED INTO A TANGLE OF WORDS DESCRIBING FEMININE LONGING, PERSONAL CHALLENGE, OVERCOMING FEARS, AND LOVING SERVICE. SHE ASSURED ME, AT MY INQUIRY, THAT BRIAN, HER MATE, FULLY SUPPORTED HER DESIRE. I INSTANTLY KNEW SOMETHING IMPORTANT WAS HAPPENING AND I KNEW I HAD TO SEE HER PERFORM. I ASKED HER TO KEEP ME ABREAST OF HER PLANS AND LET ME KNOW WHEN I COULD COME AND WATCH HER.

AS WE MOVED TO JOIN THE ANIMATED CROWD AROUND US, SHE DREW ME CLOSE FOR ONE LAST REVELATION, “AND AV. IS DOING IT FOR HER BIRTHDAY TOO......”

NOW I WAS REALLY SPINNING. AVALON, ANOTHER FRIEND OF MINE, AKIN TO TESS. NOTHING LEAD ME TO THINK OF HER AS HAVING THIS AMBITION EITHER. AS TESS PASSED ME OFF TO AVALON TELLING HER OF THE DISCLOSURE, WE HAD A DELIGHTFUL CONVERSATION WHERE SHE EXPRESSED ALONG MANY OF THE SAME THEMES AS TESS.

WE ENDED THE EVENING VOWING TO TALK MORE AND WITH THE PROMISE OF COMING TO SEE THEM DANCE AT THE SOONEST OCCASION.

THAT NIGHT I WOKE FROM A DEAD SLEEP WITH THE IDEA THAT THESE WOMEN WERE NOT NECESSARILY DOING SOMETHING UNIQUE. THAT THERE WAS, PERHAPS, A NEW TREND IN THE SEARCH FOR THE FEMININE WITHIN WOMEN THEMSELVES. THESE WOMEN HAD DISCUSSED THEIR DESIRE TO DANCE EROTICALLY FOR MEN IN VERY CONFIDENT, PERSONAL, EMPOWERING WAYS. IT WAS MORE ABOUT A JOURNEY TO DISCOVER THE DEPTHS OF THEIR OWN SENSUAL FEMININE POWER, AND TO MINISTER AND LOVE MEN THROUGH IT. I REALIZED I HAD SEEN GLIMPSES OF THIS GOING ON AROUND ME. WOMEN CLAIMING THEIR FEMININITY, SENSUALITY, AND SEXUALITY IN A WAY THAT SOCIETY HAD NEVER AFFORDED FEMALES IN RECENT HISTORY. WOMEN BECOMING CONFIDENT AND POWERFUL IN THEIR SENSE OF SELF. WOMEN DECIDING TO EXPLORE WHAT IT MEANT TO THEM, NOT WHAT SOCIETY HAD TOLD THEM IT HAD TO BE.

I WANTED TO DOCUMENT THIS. THAT IS WHAT POPPED INTO MY MIND AS I LAY IN BED WIDE AWAKE AND EXCITED. I WAS INSPIRED BY MY FRIEND’S COURAGE. I WANTED TO SHOW ANOTHER STORY THAN THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN BEATEN INTO OUR HEADS ABOUT STRIPPING. I WANTED TO SHOWCASE THIS NEW BREED OF WOMAN. TO LET HER TAKE STRIPPING BACK. FOR IT TO EMPOWER HER AND OTHERS. I WANTED TO TELL A POSITIVE STORY THAT LIFTED THE PROFESSION TO ANOTHER LEVEL.

I BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE FASCINATED BY STRIPPERS AND THE WORLD THEY INHABIT. TO BRING THESE SPECIAL WOMEN TO LIFE AND CREATE A PLATFORM FOR THEM TO BE SEEN AS A WHOLE PACKAGE WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WOULD ATTRACT A LOT OF POSITIVE ATTENTION. THE VISION I HAD WAS TO INTERVIEW THEM, ASKING THEM TO DESCRIBE HOW THEY CAME TO THE POINT OF TAKING THEIR FIRST STEP ONTO THE STAGE, TO HOW IT HAD AFFECTED THEM, HIGHLIGHTING THE POSITIVE ASPECTS. WE HAVE ALL HEARD THE HORROR STORIES. I WANTED THEM TO EXAMINE AND DISCUSS HOW IT HAD IMPACTED THEIR LIVES IN A WAY THAT HAD EMPOWERED, EMBOLDENED, AND ENCOURAGED THEM IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. THEN I WANTED TO PROVIDE FOR THEM AN ALL OUT EROTIC PHOTO SHOOT WITH OUR COMPANY, AND FINALLY, FILM THEM DANCING. A DANCE THEY DID FOR THEMSELVES. FURTHER THAN THAT, I ENVISIONED A FUTURE ON A SUBSCRIPTION WEBSITE WHERE FANS COULD INTERACT WITH THE PERFORMERS ON VARIOUS LEVELS DEPENDING ON THAT INDIVIDUAL DANCER’S DESIRE FOR INVOLVEMENT. EVERY WEEK A NEW LADY WOULD BE FEATURED.

THIS IS THE DREAM THAT STILL KEEPS ME AWAKE, MAKES MY ADRENALINE PICK UP, AND CONSTANTLY NAGS AT ME LIKE A SMALL CHILD TUGGING AT MY LEG.......”DO THIS!” IT DEMANDS.......

THIS IS MY LIFE CHANGER. IT HAS GIVEN ME A NEW PERSPECTIVE, ANOTHER WINDOW WITH WHICH TO VIEW AND ENGAGE WITH THE FEMININE SPIRIT IN ALL HER FORMS.