Sandra Song is an LA-based writer who covers pop culture, sex and relationships. She was previously a contributing editor-at-large for Paper, as well as an entertainment editor for Nylon and Teen Vogue. Her writing has also appeared in Playboy, Vulture, Pitchfork and Vice.

Illustration of a woman's legs with one foot wearing a "stripper" heel and the other wearing a clown shoe

They incorporate sideshow acts like sword swallowing with striptease. Now, the performers reveal why their customers are paying big bucks for this novelty act.