A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. In Western countries, the venues where stripteases are performed on a regular basis are now usually called strip clubs , though they may be performed in venues such as pubs especially in the UK , theaters and music halls. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor or bachelorette party. In addition to providing adult entertainment , stripping can be a form of sexual play between partners. Striptease involves a slow, sensuous undressing.