05/20/2014 04:07 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

Male Pole Dance FAILS: 17 Men Having Trouble With Their Poles

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 knows this better than the 17 would-be male pole dancers in the above video mashup.

Last week we introduced you to 32 ladies experiencing slightly painful -- and very hilarious -- pole dancing fails. This week, it’s the fellas’ turn.

We can’t help but feel a little bad for the guys experiencing these accidents. But hopefully it can teach all men a little humility and give us a new respect for female pole dancers everywhere. To paraphrase the old Ginger Rogers adage: they have to do all the same moves, except upside-down and in 8-inch heels.