The three foreign-born owners of 4Play Lounge wanted to create a club, where – as in higher standard Western establishments – guests can feel safe and have as much fun as they want in a friendly, sexy and professional environment. And where you can enjoy what the best looking dancers in Eastern Europe have to offer.
You can bring your friends here for a boy’s night out, enjoy your birthday, or go for a stag or company party – 4Play caters for all (legal) desires a man could possibly have.
Or you can just drop by for a drink, sit down and study 20 thousand years’ worth of tradition. How you ask?
Well, the earliest evidence of exotic dancing can be traced to cave paintings in the south of France made more than 20,000 years ago. Archaeologists have also uncovered miniature statuettes of exotic dancers near the Black Sea regions of Bulgaria and Romania that date back to the New Stone Age, and are estimated to be over 9000 years old. That’s how.
Sexually stimulant dancing is thought to have begun as an ancient ritual to gain the favour of the goddesses of fertility and motherhood in hopes of successful reproduction as well as to increase the fertility of crops. Women who performed these dances would pose erotically as they slowly removed the furs they were wearing to reveal the dancer’s naked twirling body.
During the peak of the Greek and Roman Empires, erotic dances were also performed by priestesses in sacred temples. Much of the artwork from these times shows female dancers removing their clothes to the point of total nudity. Women were chosen for their beauty and vitality, and their job description included performing these erotic dances in honour of the Moon, the hunt, and the god of wine, among other ritualistic purposes. See, it’s all a very sacred tradition.
The early roots of modern stripping first appeared in the US in the late 1800s when a new form of erotic dancing evolved into a dance known as the striptease. It was a gradual, sensual way to undress in order to arouse. As the name suggests, women slowly undressed themselves to tease in a blatant sexually suggestive manner as they revealed more and more of their flesh, down to pasties and a G-string, only covering up the essentials.
Pole dancing began to spread (pun intended) in the 1920s. It originated from travelling fair sideshows, which were held in tents. Women would striptease on a small stage in front of men cheering loudly. The dancers would climb to the top of the pole, swirl around it and grind against it. Pole dancing then gradually moved to bars in the 1950s, and, not surprisingly, became increasingly popular. There was a significant rise in the number of striptease bars in the US in the ’60s and the ’70s, and by the ’80s almost all of them incorporated poles onstage.
It is probably not commonly known that the infamous lap dance started out in Montreal in the early 1990s and was only made legal in the US in 1999.
Fortunately for all of us, it is also legal in Hungary, so when you come down to 4Play in Budapest, you can explore living history up close and personal. 20 thousand years of tradition comes alive in Budapest’s exclusive gentlemen’s club 4Play Lounge every day of the week. Come see for yourself.