Being a Somali Stripper

What’s the one of the best ways to get some experience without adding any notches to your bedpost? By getting into exotic dancing apparently. My friend talked me into it. She’s a Saudi girl and thought it would be a good idea to let loose before returning to a traditional lifestyle. I’m an English born Somali who had a fairly restrictive upbringing, despite having not so conservative parents. The extended family plays a big role when you’re Somali and in the part of London I grew up in, it was difficult to do anything without someone’s eyes or ears acting as surveillance somewhere in the background. I’ve finally started to get a proper taste of freedom and independence now that I’m going to uni in Scotland, where no one is keeping tabs on everything I do. In a place where it feels that everyone is doing some kind of self discovery, either by dating someone or by having a series of one night stands, it made me feel at a loss that I couldn’t join them in that way. My friend Anushka felt the same way and she came up with an interesting compromise; become a stripper, indulge in the fantasy it brings, remain a virgin. It sounds extreme, but more bizarre things have happened before.Well, let’s see if her idea turned out to be a good one…

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