Finally, we had a chance to interview Percie and she is a gem of a human being. She is very friendly and values relationships very highly. We can only agree that it brings the most impact on our lives Percie 😉
- Advice for new dancers how to overcome fear and stress?
Finding time for yourself to meditate on the positive aspects of your life can be very helpful in de-stressing while working as a sex worker. I love to cook as a creative outlet which has led to an overall healthier diet. Being healthy, which for me means regularly moving my body, being in nature often, and using food as a tool has helped relieve a lot of stress from my life because I am forced to focus on myself. When you focus on yourself, you get stronger mentally and physically and you end up shedding a lot of your fears in the process.
- Do you have any specific memory of weird clients?
I can relate on some level to every client I’ve had, so I don’t find any of them to be “weird”. If anything, I feel I’m the odd one.
- What is the weirdest wish you have received from a client?
I used to find it unusual when one of my first customers told me he wanted to die by suffocating underneath my butt cheeks, but I’ve been told this by numerous men since then.
- Biggest tip?
Point your toes!
- Your ideal client?
One who is positively impacted by their time spent with me.
- What is the most embarrassing song you have ever danced to?
My club used to have problems with the sound system shorting out. I would be mid-performance when suddenly there was dead air. It took several minutes to get the sound back on, so I would just be standing there awkwardly making “unce unce unce” sounds and shaking my ass to break the silence. It was always pretty embarrassing.
- What would you change in this industry if you had the chance?
Where to begin! The managerial style of most club offices, the negative treatment of dancers by customers and staff alike, and the societal stigma are certainly on my list.
- Which country do you think is the best to work in from your experience?
I have only ever stripped in the United States.
- What do you appreciate from your employer/club you work in?
Honesty and respect, although I’ve found both are difficult to come by in this industry.
- The best club you have worked in so far?
My current club.
- Worst place to work in?
Any club that is a corporate club. The rake is too high and they treat the dancers like they are easily disposable.
- How do you prepare for a shift?
I listen to music as I get ready. Always.
- Do you have any fears and if so, what is the biggest one?
Feeling alone in this world can be pretty frightening. Perhaps that’s why I work so hard to make others feel wanted.
- Your wildest dream?
My dreams tend to be recurring and nonsensical most of the time, like a surrealist painting.
- Advice on the three most important things for dancers who have just entered this industry?
- Don’t take rejection personally.
- Don’t take insults personally.
- Save and invest your money.
- If you could ask other dancers one question, what would it be?
How long do want to strip for vs. how long will you actually strip for?
- If you could leave advice to this world what would it be?
I love this quote by Charles Spurgeon: a good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when the forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
You can follow Percie and her work on:
Instagram – @perciecat_