Stripping off your clothing can be a tremendous source of personal empowerment.  Indeed, clothes can hinder your masculine power:

Acting as a barrier between us and our surroundings, between us and others, clothing prevents us from being totally present in any situation, thus limiting our power.  To be fully present, we must be totally visible, and only when we are fully present anywhere or with anyone can we be fully empowered.... The first step toward empowerment, then—experiencing our power—is getting naked, and getting naked in the presence of others. 
—Daniel D. Ziegler, Naked Before God (1999)

The act of erotic stripping is certainly about taking control, and power is what puts the "tease" in strip-tease.  The stereotypical male stripper has his entire audience in the palm of his hand even as he slowly peels off his bulging short-shorts.

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