Believe it or not, this is a debate I have heard and had. Is there a difference between strip clubs and reading romance novels? I know what you are thinking? "What the heck is that all about?" Let me tell you the story.
One night, my husband and I were on a date and we had just left the restaurant. While we were driving down the road and discussing the next thing we wanted to do, the radio station we were listening to took a moment to talk and have people call in with their questions and answers. A gentleman came on wanting to ask the opinion of the DJ. This is what he said. "My wife and I are having an arguement and I would like to ask you a question. Do you think there is a difference between a man going to a strip club and a woman reading romance novels? I don't and she does."
At this point Andy was getting ready to say something and I shushed him wanting to hear what was going to be said next. Andy caught on quickly and listened too. The man went on to say that he didn't think there was any difference between the two because a man goes to a strip club for excitement and a woman reads a romance novel for the same reason. He said there was no way a woman didn't get excited from reading one when they write about kissing and sex so vividly. I just about died. I couldn't believe it and I said as much as I jabbed my thumb towards the radio. The wife said there was a HUGE difference between the two. Andy wasn't about to make a comment, but I was determined to get his point of veiw. So, he took a breath and said that he could see both of their points. I asked him how could he know if he had never read a romance novel? He laughed and reminded me of reading to him my sex scene. I blushed! So, I decided that it was only fair. To make a critical decision I needed to have both sides. Soooo, (dramatic pause), I told him to take me to a strip club so I could see what it was like. Yes, I swear, I made him take me, though I doubt I had to push very hard!!! LOL!
Okay, let's just say I am not very good company in a club like that. You can't take a girl with 16 yrs. of dance lessons in a place like that and not expect her to comment on the dancing. I did to Andy's annoyance. We didn't stay very long; Andy could tell I was uncomfortable. When we were back in the vehicle though, we resumed our conversation. I told him what it all boiled down to is that there is a difference in the two, in my honest opinion. People go to strip club to get "excited" because there is an acutal stimulation there. When one is reading a book ,that is all that is going on; reading. Even if the scenes are good ones, and I must say I have read some good ones, nothing happens. Andy understood what I was saying and agreed.
Every once in a while, when we have friends over, that evening comes up and we will discuss it. I can tell you that it makes for a good discussion and an interesting evening.
Now, I want to know what you think of it. Leave your comments below and let's see if you think there is a difference or not.