I have a xpole in my kitchen ... I never thought I would ... But one night I was on YouTube and discovered Felix the world pole dancing champion dancing to "apologize" she looked like a ballerina . It was graceful and elegant.i was in competive dance growing up. I traveled all over to compete . I got accepted into a art school with a major in dance. On my 17th bday my first bf and I were Putting up Xmas lights on my roof and we got in an argument . He pushed me off and that was the end of my career. My ligaments never went back the same to contiue pointe. 3 years ago I saw that video online and was 220 lbs. I spent 400. On an xpole . I couldn't even get on it the first week. Now I'm 119 and a size 3. I can spin upside down and do amazing tricks . I have a dd who is 5 and she enjoys it as well.... There are poles even at the park to play with. I do however call it "poling" and not stripping since I'm not naked. This gave me my life back.