I’ve long been a fan of pole dancing, which makes it so nice to see that the athletes that do it are finally being recognized in competitions. Violet Blue’s “Open Source Sex” column at the San Francisco Chronicle addresses the growing trend of pole dancing as sport, noting nationwide competitions in Australia (giggety), Argentina (Bang!), and Belgium (seen above — that’s Anouch Proost, Belgium’s Miss Pole Dance 2008).
Wow, this is a double-edged sword. On one hand, Earth would be a much happier place if there were more floor-to-ceiling poles and women who knew how to use them for erotic dance. On the other hand, I don’t like this whole thing where there’s no “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and they’ve got leotards instead of g-strings and mesh shirts. And in another hand, HEY! How’d my penis get here?