March may be cold, but it's hot and heavy here at OnMilwaukee.com as we celebrate our first-ever Sex Week. We're taking a mature look at local video and sex toy shops, area strip clubs, sexy Milwaukee events -- and even some connections between Brew City and Playboy magazine. It's serious, responsible, adult-themed content -- but don't worry, parents, we'll keep it PG-13 in case junior stumbles upon these stories as OnMilwaukee.com turns a pale shade of blue for seven days.
Although men most likely won't turn down a striptease no matter where, when or what the soundtrack might be, you must admit that there are some songs that turn the number from a simple dance into a full-fledged fantasy come true.
Though not in any particular order, here's a peak at perpetual favorites at the jiggle joints.
"Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison
The song's something of an oldie, but if the popularity of Bret Michaels' show "Rock of Love" is an indication, the Poison product still delivers the goods. The semi-erotic '80s tune suggests several places to get down and dirty -- at the drive in, behind the bushes and down in the basement (lock the cellar door) -- and it's no secret that Michaels and company persuaded many a woman to show a little skin.
"Toxic" by Britney Spears
Bring it back a few years and there was hardly a hotter heiress to the pop charts than Ms. Spears. She had the world wrapped around her little finger with not-so-innocent insinuations and sultry swagger. But it hardly applies to any one single; "Toxic" is a strip club staple, but do not underestimate the power of "I'm a Slave 4 U" to unleash a lady's prowess.
"Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen
This super classic song suggests the ultimate fantasy: the coy, studious girl gone wild. For decades strippers have donned schoolgirl getups and dark-rimmed glasses, only to tear them off and twirl around a pole in an attempt to make the grade (and, uh, the dough.) What a class act.
"Buttons" by Pussycat Dolls
This group is like the Spice Girls for the strip club set. The ladies got their start in the 1990s as a burlesque troupe, so it's little surprise that they put out music that makes a girl feel sexy. "Buttons" in particular takes a seductive, yet submissive stance and the overdubbed moans and occasional breathy "yeah" don't hurt either. Snoop definitely knew what was up.
"Girls, Girls, Girls" by Motley Crue
This song was written for no other reason than to watch girls take their clothes off and to then pay homage to the naked female form. Actually, that's pretty much what all the Crue's songs are about and probably why gentlemen's clubs across America take advice from Dr. Feelgood and stock the jukebox with the band's entire 1980s discography.
"SexyBack" by Justin Timberlake
Two words: Elena Anaya. The Spanish actress appears in JT's steamy video and does her own on-screen striptease (and helps Timberlake undress too). Ladies, take note. Go ahead, get your sexy on.
"Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera
Aguilera declares her desire to strip down with the line "sweat until my clothes come off." The pop star might have cleaned up her act in recent years, but you can't fault the girl for releasing the most sexually charged song (and the corresponding video) of 2002. There's just something about that double "r," much like Nelly's "Hot in Herre," that relates the raw, grittiness of it all.
"Pony" by Ginuwine
Thanks to crooners like R. Kelly, Silk and Ginuwine, 1990s R&B was about as sexually straightforward as you can get. These guys wanted to get freaky and they weren't shy about it. Ginuwine's nasty little ditty "Pony" commands: "If you're horny, let's do it / Ride it, my pony / My saddle's waitin' / Come and jump on it."
"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC
The lyrics paint the picture of the perfect woman: tall, fit, seductive and hungry for lust. And when you get to the chorus you realize frontman Brian Johnson is more or less painting a nude. Women have been making meals out of men with this song on the stage for more than 20 years now.
"I Kissed A Girl" by Katy Perry
What guy doesn't love a little girl on girl action? Straight or gay, girl or guy, Perry plays to just about anyone's secret fantasy with this sassy song. And the heavy bass makes it very danceable.
OnMilwaukee.com staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.
As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When OnMilwaukee.com offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”