Is lap dancing legal?

A: As long as that person is being paid a fair wage for that activity, then lap dancing cannot be considered an inappropriate occupation.
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Example: A waitress is a waitress. Her occupation is “to wait all day” but she has a job that requires her to work from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m.

As long as that person is not being paid the standard salary, then yes, that is appropriate employment.

Q: Is it acceptable for a woman to work on the beach wearing sandals?

A: Yes, it is acceptable for the person to dress completely nude in public.

Q: Are there any states where lap dancing is illegal?

A: Yes, it is illegal in all states to perform any sex act on a public beach or in any public place including, but not limited to, on the beach. Most states do not have any law prohibiting the sex act itself, but the people that perform the sex act must be paid the same money as the people paying to watch them. The legality of lap dancing in any state is subject to change at the state’s state level. For more information on lap dancing legality in your state visit

Q: Is lap dancing sexual?

A: Yes, lap dancing is sexual in nature and can be viewed as a form of sexual activity. Many lap dancers choose to wear a bikini, so the question is whether they are engaging in sexual activity or simply wearing a bikini and performing the sexual act.

Q: What if I am unsure if my state has a law against lap dancing?

A: Contact your local state senator or assemblyman. A list of state senators and assemblymen is available on the National Legitimate Government Information Service. The list of local state assemblymen is also available on the National Assemblyman List. Find your local state senator or assemblyman on the list of State Senators and State Assemblymen as follows: or

Q: What are the penalties for performing lap dancing in certain locations?

A: There are no general penalties in New York State. However, there are fines which may impose a fine of between $400 and $3000 and/or imprisonment of up to 90 days or both. In addition, a public dance promoter can be