May 31st, 2012
11:51 AM ET

Should pole dancing join the Olympic party?

Does pole dancing really differ from existing Olympic disciplines? (Getty Images)
Does pole dancing really differ from existing Olympic disciplines? (Getty Images)

Yes, I’ll admit it. I have been known to pole dance. And yes, there are pictures to prove it. No, you’re not seeing them. And I can assure you I didn’t take my clothes off.

But I will say that an afternoon meant to be a bit of fun was one of the most painful and bruise inducing of my life.

I am allegedly quite fit (in the running, exercise sense, before you accuse me of getting ahead of myself). But before you could say "Peter Stringfellow" - the longtime UK strip-club entrepreneur - that pole had me waving my white flag of surrender, even before I’d managed to climb to half mast. FULL POST

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