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The erotic dancer's clothing is often minimal, and may be gradually decreased or eliminated altogether. In some areas of the United States, it is illegal for the female dancer to expose her nipples or genitalia, and dancers will often wear g-strings or pasties to comply with these laws.
Nudity, however, is not a requirement of erotic dance. The culture and the ability of the human body is a significant aesthetic component in many dance styles.
Erotic dances include the following dance forms or styles:
- Cage dance
- Go-go dance
- Hoochie coochie
- Grinding (dance)
Erotic dances are sometimes mistakenly referred to (or euphemised as) exotic dances. While there is overlap, they are not the same. Not all exotic dances are erotic, and vice versa.
References and notes
- McMahon, Tiberius. Uniting Exotic And Erotic Dancers Worldwide