Bachelorette Party 101: How to Keep Your Cool in Front of a Male Stripper

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Ian Ziering Bachelorette Party Etiquette Tips

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Planning a bachelorette party full of classic pre-nuptial games and scandalous behavior? Then there's a good chance a strip club will be part of the deal (despite your half-hearted protestations). So we asked Sharknado (and former Beverly Hills 90210) star Ian Ziering, who bares all as an emcee for Chippendales, to share some tips on how to behave when there's a strapping half-dressed stranger straddling your chair. Here, his advice for how to act like a lady...with a naked guy twerking in front of you.

Pick a place that's flirty, not dirty. If my wife was going to a male revue, I'd rather junk not be waved in her face. You can find shows that are sexy but don't cross the line.
Make some noise. We like hooting, hollering, standing on chairs, and friends encouraging one another. Bachelorette parties with sashes or crowns get extra attention.
Don't touch. If a dancer hugs you, holds your hand, or gives you a kiss on the cheek, you can play along. I've had my tush slapped once or twice, and I've turned around and waved my finger, like nuh-uh. But if you grope, you're out.
Switch in water between cocktails. I'm all for having a good time, but getting out of control can ruin your evening quickly. I've seen it happen a lot.
Act the way you want your fiancé to behave at his bachelor party. Always a good rule of thumb.

—As told to Sarah Z. Wexler

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