If you're new to the club or area, asking about the rules can save you confusion and potential awkwardness, like when a dancer chastises you for not tipping at stage or asks what's wrong if you keep your hands to yourself. I know a guy who jumped up in terror of being thrown out when a dancer sat on his lap because he was used to strict no-contact clubs. You don't want to react with shock when a stripper sits on your lap.