Do you suffer from OPD?
Obsessive Pole Disorder is a huge time sucker for us pole dancers, most of us spend all of our time dreaming about pole, talking about pole, LIVING pole.
It isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life - which is why it takes such a huge amount of time to keep up with all the aspects of our passion.
It's a common struggle I see for men in the pole community to wind up wearing underwear or women's shorts for their pole sessions, and as the minority in a female dominated sport and hobby they are often left uncatered for by pole wear brands.
Men have been fighting for equality in pole dance for some time, with The Wall Street Journal covering the topic as far back as 2011, so why then are they still struggling to find a decent selection of pole wear?
Well, worry not guys because I've made it my mission to find as much pole wear for men as possible, so the searching and hard work is over.
Are you having a hard time getting started with pole fitness? Or any kind of fitness for that matter? Are you too shy or do you feel too weak to start lessons?
Perhaps you have no body confidence to start out at a gym and you could use a little help improving it?
If that sounds like you then this article is for you, and if you're already hooked you'll love this inspirational TEDx talk by DR Maggie Rostron about pole fitness and body confidence.
Welcome to the first of many tutorials on Love Pole Kisses!
When creating these tutorials for you guys I'll be working up from some nice basic moves for beginners, but that doesn't mean I'm not open to requests.
If there's anything you're desperate to see here just let me know and I'll definitely consider bringing it forward for you.
Today's tutorial is a simple pole sit. There are two ways to do a pole sit but this tutorial focuses on the most basic of the two to get you used to the feel of the pole between your thighs.
I'm sure you'll have seen a few pole fitness 'fail videos' shared around on social media recently. The one that went viral on the 'Lad Bible' Facebook group springs to my mind first.
Then there's another article I found which mentions those fail videos, and suggests pole fitness is among a bunch of other fitness fads that are well past their sell by date.
In that article we're told to give it up and leave it to the professionals!
Well, here's the thing guys, the professionals were beginners once just like you and I, and everyone who ever became a master at anything!