I HAD never been to a strip club before until an assignment to Teazers fell into my lap on Wednesday.
So I should be forgiven for the misconception that dancers merely stripped on a stage and swung around poles.
Having spent more than three hours at Teazers in Rivonia I now know there is much more on the menu than that.
It was a quiet night. Most dancers - I counted about 20 - were back at work, two days after Lolly was gunned down in Kempton Park. But the customers stayed away, so the flagship club was virtually empty.
My colleague Zinhle Mapumulo and I arrived just after 7pm. I was struck by how even the menu is sexualised - on offer are dishes such as blow job, pussy and boner.
The first pole dance started at 8pm. A flexible young woman left me mesmerised.
But there was more to come in the form of a slender, tall, black beauty. Razia's long black hair, alluring eyes and perfect make-up made me sit up..
For R250 she had my blood boiling with lust. She gave me and my colleague a full view of her East African assets. With her long, sexy legs spread wide right in my face, she did things I thought were only possible in a hot-blooded man's "dirty" mind.
The next 10 minutes had me almost in a trance and that feeling slowly turned to intrigue. She moved her muscles in ways "many women do not know can be done", she told my colleague.
"This is how you make a man ejaculate quickly," she said.
Zinhle could not disguise her embarrassment .
Razia did not know we were journalists. She probably thought we were a couple looking to spice up our sex life.
"Yes, I have a man in my life and, no, he is white," she responded to questions. "Black men cannot deal with a stripper for a lover.
"My ex-boyfriend was black and he was so jealous. When he found out I was a stripper he beat me up so badly he almost killed me," Razia continued.
I have been wondering since if I could ever date a stripper.