Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Potential Stripper

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Dear Bianca,

Times are tough with the economy on the downswing, and I've got to pay my bills. I've got a toddler to feed and a husband who'd like me to contribute to my half of the rent, electricity, and phone bills.

Unfortunately, I've been out of work for a few months, and though I have a degree, I can't seem to find a decent-paying job. Like any rational and well-endowed girl, I've started dreaming up ways to make quick money off my looks. Porn is out of the question (I'm totally monogamous), but I've considered nude modeling.

However, my husband doesn't like the idea one bit. I told him I need to take advantage of the fact that I'm still hot. I'll be 30 soon, and I'm sure everything is going to go downhill after that.

How can I convince my hubby to let me bare it all to pay the rent?

-- Ready to Strip

Dear Ready to Strip,

Damn, can't you just work at Taco Bell until you find something better? Nude modeling isn't the only way to pay the bills. There are other options, you know.

If you insist on doing some kind of sexy modeling though, perhaps you should look into alternative/goth modeling companies that allow models to pose in pleather or latex fetish gear. At least you'll still be covered that way. Try SuicideGirls.com or WickedTalent.com if that sounds like an option for you.

If you're not a goth girl and insist on giving nude modeling a shot, talk to your husband about why he doesn't want you to ditch the drawers. Is it a trust issue? Is he afraid you'll get it on with the photographer? Or does he feel weird about other dudes seeing his wife in her birthday suit?

Even if the hubby gives in, don't forget that you have a toddler. I'm all for nude models (so long as they're attractive), but do you really want your kid to stumble on pics of his bare-breasted mom on the Internet later in life?

Once something goes on the web, it's there until someone else takes it down. And unless you're working for yourself, you won't have control over when that image is removed.

Conclusion: Go for it if you and your husband can come to an agreement, but make an informed decision before showing the world your va-jay-jay.

Got a problem? Send your questions to Bianca at bphillips@memphisflyer.com.

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