the seventies and eighties, the exotic
dancing industry was changing rapidly,
and the glamour and excitement that
first drew her in was disappearing.
Feature dancers like Mary were the last
reminders of a colorful burlesque past,
and they had to travel further and
further from home to earn a living.
Table dancing, and later lap dancing,
had changed exotic dancing from stage
play to little more than foreplay.
twenty-one years, Mary got out.
Faced with the same challenge she faced
as a nineteen-year-old single mother,
Mary searched for a new career path. But
what do twenty-one years as a stripper
prepare you to do?
Teach others to strip, that’s what!
The women Mary met were fascinated with
her past and wanted to learn the
techniques professional dancers use to
entice men. Perhaps they sought the
fearless self-confidence Mary displayed,
or sought to unleash their hidden
seductive powers. Not one to miss an
opportunity, Mary created her fun and
instructional “Peel and Play”
workshops in early 1999. Since then,
Mary has helped thousands of women
overcome their fears and gain
self-confidence as they practice moves
such as “stirring the pot,” “the
queen’s wave” and, with the
steadfast assistance of Bob the Dummy,
“boobs on Bob.”
video The Art of Seduction and CD
Sounds of Seduction have brought
her lessons to a wider audience. Now her
new book Bedroom Games –
Stripteases, Seductions and Other
Surprises to Keep Your Partner Coming
Back for More makes her
inspirational message and easy-to-learn,
sure-fire seductive techniques available
to every woman in North America. Our
love lives will never be the same!
As founder of the Exotic Dancers
Association of Canada, Mary continues to
be active as an advocate for the rights
of exotic dancers as she works with
local agencies to improve dancers’
frequently miserable working conditions.
Her public speaking engagements are
growing more popular and attracting
increasing attention from the public and
lives in the countryside with Keetah her
German Shepherd one hour from Toronto,