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Has the Economy Made Topless Gigs More Acceptable?

Stripping down for cash has been a known solution for college students paying their way through school, and the poor job market has caused more college-educated women than ever to seek employment in adult clubs. Industry employers report a noticeable increase in applications from women who were laid off from their white collar jobs as a result of the recession.

Jonathan Alpert, a New York City-based psychotherapist with clients who worked in adult entertainment explains, "Desperate measures are becoming far more acceptable." Whether or not these types of jobs were ever unacceptable depends on who you're talking to, but what do you make of Alpert's comment? Are gigs like stripping or posing nude any more or less socially acceptable than they may have been in the past?


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