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What to Make of Madonna's Holy Pole-Dancing

Peggy Payne | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion
Peggy Payne

I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan, since I write novels about the intersection of sex and spirituality. Madonna is probably the world's leading living artist who deals with this sizzling and controversial combo.

18 Magical Images Of Women Pole Dancing Underwater

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women

A photographer is illustrating body love and feminist sisterhood by photographing pole dancers.  Photographer Sylvia Eng always loved to dan...

I Fell on My Head in Pole Dancing Class: Here's What I Learned

Z Zoccolante | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

As I lift myself in the air, my hands slide a few inches down the pole. For the fourth time, I wipe the alcohol sprayed towel along the steel. In cl...

Being Scared Can Lead to Greatness

Dani Alpert | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

By joining a beginner class, and challenging myself, I've spun around what used to be a bone of contention, into something that has humbled me, and shown me, just how hard it is to run in the sand, while picking my bathing suit bottom out of my crack.

That Awkward Moment When You Realize Pole Dancing Is Not for You

Sydney Latimer | Posted 05.23.2015 | Comedy
Sydney Latimer

It got to the point where the instructor was basically praising me for not falling. I know those classmates felt bad for me, but I found this experiencing to be truly hilariously liberating. There are three words that could describe my short experience as a pole dancer: a hot mess.

Pole Dancing Mom Beautifully Incorporates Baby In Routine

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents

Moms are always multitasking, but Ashley Wright takes it to the next level. "What if I told you I can pole dance and babywear at the same dang tim...

Beautiful Video Shows Just How Empowering Pole Dancing Can Be

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women

Contrary to popular belief, pole dancing isn't always about looking sexy for other people. It can be empowering, too. In a gorgeous new video, 16 a...

I Dance on a Pole and It Isn't for HIM!

Susie K Taylor | Posted 11.01.2014 | Women
Susie K Taylor

I was confused. I had no idea what to do. It seemed insatiable and dangerous. There was no place for this in the life I'd built.

How This Plus-Size Pole Dancer Wants To Inspire Other Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

Pole dancing is an incredibly difficult sport -- and one woman is out to prove that size doesn't matter when it comes to skill. LuAyne Brown, who ...

In Defense Of Kris Jenner's Pole Dance

Donna Highfill | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I generally don't defend the Kardashians, and have often taken my own pot-shots at them. But the other night my husband and I watched 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' because it's the closest thing to 'I Love Lucy' on modern television.

Never Too Old to Climb the Stripper Pole

Dani Alpert | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

I've been pole-ing (yes, that pole) since January. I took to it like a duck takes to water. Apparently straddling a 45 mm in diameter, chrome pole a...

The Most WTF 'Wiggle' Cover You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

This pole-dancing, clarinet-playing, half-naked dude takes Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg's hit song "Wiggle" to a whole new (and potentially even more q...

A Room of My Own at 40, or, How I Averted a Mid Life Crisis

Susie K Taylor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Susie K Taylor

We are in the living room of Susie's Miami home. We see big balloons that say "Happy 39th Birthday," empty paper plates and cups are scattered around. There is an eerie feeling that there was a just huge celebration with lots of people.

17 Men Having Trouble With Their Poles

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weird News

A malfunctioning pole can be a humiliating problem for any man, especially if it gives out right at the moment you’re counting on it most. No one k...

32 Pole Dancing FAILS

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 05.09.2014 | Weird News

Pole dancing is a grind. It's not just a job anymore, it's also a regular fitness routine for many women who don’t wear lucite-stacked heels and bod...

7 Empowering Ways To Overcome A Breakup

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 06.08.2014 | Divorce
Renee Lo Iacono

What is next? When you've been sharing space with someone and are accustomed to counting on that one person for love, care and support, it can make the separation even that much more challenging.

David Moye

Pole Dancing Gets Its Own Awards Show | David Moye | Posted 03.21.2014 | Weird News

In the last few years, the popularity of pole dancing has grown in leaps and bounds, not to mention bumps and grinds. There are competitions all ov...

Subway Shenanigans

Jena Kingsley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

Watch what happens when I surprise some unsuspecting subway riders and give them a commute they will never forget! ...

LOOK: Male Pole Dancer's Stunning Championship-Winning Performance

Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago

You've never seen a performance to Prince's "Kiss" quite like this before. The Tinley Park Convention Center in suburban Chicago was treated to an ...

Pole Dancing In The Olympics?

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Pole dancing has evolved over the last decade, becoming a popular workout and an organized gymnastic competition. So is it time for it to become an of...

Pole Dancing For Dogs

Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Bad economic times lead to more abandoned pets and Hurricane Sandy only made things worse. However, many homeless pets have some brand new advocates: ...

Russians, Ukranians Dominate World Pole Dancing Championship

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2012 | Weird News

After Americans went to the polls, the rest of the world went to the poles -- for the World Pole Dancing Championships this past weekend in Zurich, S...

European Yoga Porn 'Cult' Establishes a U.S. Beachhead: Where Is the Outrage?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.30.2012 | Crime
Stewart J. Lawrence

Defectors who have shared their testimonies, which form the basis of the criminal case that is still pending in Romania, say that MISA typically recruits young women, often still in their teens, with the promise of a better spiritual life.

Lucas Kavner

From Juilliard To A Strip Club | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.01.2012 | Arts

Caity Gwin did everything a budding professional dancer is supposed to do. She studied ballet five days a week, all the way through high school. She w...

My Dirty Little Pole Dancing Secret

Nina Camp | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women
Nina Camp

In class, I lead with my body. In real life, I move at an oblique angle towards things I want and I remain distressed, guarded and surprised when anything romantic comes my way.