A Safe Surfing Message for Pole Dancers
We all know that social media is a wonderful tool, but it’s best to practice safe surfing. There are times when we have to be careful of who we are adding as friends and into our groups. Recently, UPA representative Benjamin Cameron Hunt, shared with the public his interaction with a Facebook user. As Ben normally does, he put this person through a screening process before accepting them into his group. He likes to make sure that we are accepting other polers into the groups, to keep everyone protected. With this particular person, “she” mentioned that she has been poling off and on for fifteen years. However, there are zero pictures of her poling. When Ben simply asked to see a pole picture, she got extremely upset and “offended”. She accused Ben of trying to make her feel uncomfortable by sharing a picture of herself to him in her “underwear”. Upon looking at her profile, the woman in question has several pictures of herself in less than her underwear. In fact, all of her pictures she is in her underwear. Her sudden change from friendly to aggressive was shocking to Ben. He shared the conversation on Facebook but was reported. His post has been removed. We were able to salvage part of that conversation. (the name of the person in question will not be revealed in this article) Ben’s responses are in BLUE. It’s also quite interesting that she mentioned to Ben that all of her posts are about pole dancing and supporting pole dancing. Upon viewing her profile, it was filled with memes and “funny” videos. There were absolutely no posts pertaining to pole dancing. What is the point of all this? Be careful of who you let into your social media world. Jamie Taylor, the creator of the Stripper Style group on Facebook with over 2,000 members, has told us she also goes through a screening process before adding people. A lot of us are friends with strangers that we don’t know. Not too long ago, many of us were friends with what looked like a terrorist page. One in which videos were extremely violent. Safe surfing everyone!