I'm trying to make it as a singer and i strip to pay the bills. But i totally dont get the massive subculture of guys—most of them white, male, and twentysomething—who are devoted to strip clubs. And as i get ready for StripperCon, I'm more than a little weirded out.

Stripper bros are weird. It's weird for a group of men to act inappropriately around naked girls. Sure, most of them we meet are sincere nerds who want something like kindness and friendship, and part of me feels like a little bit of an asshole for dismissing all of them without even meeting them. But there they are out there, just waiting.