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Breaking Gender Stereotypes With Pole Dancing

Who says pole dancing is just for women?

One of the many benefits of pole dance is that it raises your self-esteem

Ferios enjoys pole dancing — and fights against the stereotypes associated with it. There is this outdated belief that pole dancing and related activities that are reserved for sensual or exotic looking women. While this activity was often identified with the femininity of women, this present day, men are now embracing pole dancing as a fun and strength intensive workout activity. In addition, there are famous male pole dancers like Evgeny Grishlov who runs Open Dance Academy which consists of many online pole dance lessons teaching guys and girls the way to properly start pole dancing.

Bernardo Casillas has participated in several competitions in Mexico and overseas. He trains men who have an interest in pole dancing and wish to make it a hobby a sport an erotic activity. One of the biggest advantages and the biggest benefits of pole dance is that it raises your self-esteem. Some guys train really hard and are really good, and they shut down the prejudices like, “it’s a sport for women only,” “it’s a sport for gay men only,” “it’s a feminine sport,” “it’s a dance sport.” That’s not true,” Casillas tells Brut.

Today, pole dances are now considered not just an entertainment, but also a great way to keep your body in shape. Once you get into this highly physical activity, you can pull off different tricks and turns, like twists and flips, which can go a long way in improving your body. According to pole professionals and fitness instructors in the business, regular pole dancing activities can help tone your muscles, build your abs and even improve the other muscles in other parts of the body very quickly. For many male pole dancers, this activity can be similar to gym activities, thanks to the positive effects it brings to the body.

Brut.

10/20/2019 10:22 AM
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  • Diane R.
    10/20/2019 10:55

    Amazing strength! Wow!

  • Nicole O.
    10/20/2019 17:29

    Pole dancing is for anyone that wants to pole dance.. you do you boo.

  • Zion M.
    10/20/2019 19:19

    His a gay

  • عرايسيه ز.
    10/20/2019 19:43

    هههههه هذه رجل ولا قحب مفهتش

  • Doralia A.
    10/21/2019 09:06

    Es un arte.

  • Smith T.
    10/21/2019 12:37

    But u are a woman

  • Hakim B.
    10/21/2019 13:34

    PD

  • Brut
    10/21/2019 13:50

    After a GMA host caused controversy when she mocked Prince George's ballet classes, hundreds of dancers showed up to support the community. Dancer Alex Wong spoke to Brut about breaking stereotypes about boys and dance. 🕺7

  • Mauricio P.
    10/21/2019 18:37

    Yo trate de tomar clases y no me aceptaron 😒... Por ser hombre, la equidad de género hasta por ahí no más con el discurso... Pppffffff

  • Hamza M.
    10/21/2019 18:58

    And who said he is a man

  • Younes K.
    10/21/2019 20:15

    Yep its for gays . 🖕🙂

  • Mili E.
    10/21/2019 20:28

    q desgracia

  • Alia M.
    10/21/2019 20:33

    فامليتو ....نقش

  • Abdelrahman H.
    10/21/2019 20:51

    Common logic

  • Chura C.
    10/21/2019 21:02

    lo puede bailar quien quiera, pero vamos!! se ve sexi es en las mujeres

  • Ruth I.
    10/21/2019 21:24

    tal vez sea una señal esa parte de estaba cansado de mi jefe

  • Brahim G.
    10/21/2019 21:25

    ومن قال انه رجل هههههه

  • Natacha U.
    10/21/2019 21:27

    c'est bon tu peux t'y mettre

  • Anita S.
    10/21/2019 21:33

    pilas, emprendamos

  • Bechir J.
    10/21/2019 22:55

    its like women talk about how sexisme got them while this guy tries to pole dance and they claim this belongs to them and blame him for being gay and stuff like that ? idk if he is and idc but the fact that women talk about sexisme and i see it in here is just..'😕'