For people who don't understand the allure of strip clubs, the reason men -- and women -- flock to Las Vegas strip clubs nightly is the fantasy factor.
How many times have you walked down the Las Vegas Strip and found a group of gorgeous ladies that you would like to get know better and either you're too shy to approach them or they shoot down your played-out pick-up lines?
While your bad lines probably won't work at strip clubs either, being shot down isn't a worry here -- as long as you pay for a dance or two.
If a fantasy is what you're looking for, the girls at Sapphire would love to help. You see, Sapphire is more than just another of the many Las Vegas strip clubs. It is one of the biggest, one of the most diverse and most convenient clubs around.
First, let's get into the size of the club (70,000 square feet!) because it's the first thing you'll notice. The building used to be home to a gym, complete with two indoor pools.
The reception area isn't the cramped quarters you're used to at other strip clubs. Just walking into the main room is a bit of walk, but it gives you a good chance to view the best wine and champagne selection of any strip club you've ever seen.
When you finally make into the main room, it seems like you've been engulfed in one of those erotic scenes in that "Spartacus" show on Stars (if you haven't seen the show, you're welcome). Nearly-nude bodies are everywhere from the tables to the VIP booths, on the two stages and the overhead catwalk, waiting outside the men's room, the two bars…well, we could continue this for awhile but you'll see when you go.
Aside from the main room, there is a room that houses male dancers until midnight Friday and Saturday, 10 skyboxes on the second level with different themes in each, an area for private lap dances, a champagne room and a karaoke room (why not?) that is often rented out by large groups.
Your fantasy continues when you start to take mental inventory of the ladies. You normally see a smattering of absolutely beautiful women at other clubs along with a few questionables, but the selection here is nothing but top-notch.
Another bonus is that the women aren't all surgically enhanced blondes. While you'll find some of those, you'll also see light-skinned, dark-skinned, brunettes, red heads and girls with Russian, Asian or Latin accents.
In a way it's kind of like Baskin Robbins with their 31 flavors.
Every now and then, when you go to a strip club you might find that one girl that really does it for you, but before you know you're out of money and out of a dance. Sapphire has solved that problem with dance bucks.
You can now swipe your credit or debit card to get what amounts to a lap dance voucher. So when you run out of real money, you just hand the girl of your choice one of these and the fantasy can continue. As you'll find out, Sapphire is all about giving you one fantasy at a time, or 10 if you please, and sometimes with a side of karaoke.
More info: Men of Sapphire (stage performances and private dances) is featured in the Sapphire Showroom at 10 p.m., Friday - Saturday. Sapphire Pool & Day Club is also available during the summers every Friday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. And every Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. enjoy Sapphire Comedy Hour, which features a variety of comedians and burlesque side acts.