This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jun 16, 201415 Truths About Pole DancingFrom the beginner to the seasoned pro, here are 15 truths that all pole dancers can agree on. It's not what you'd expect!by S RumsCommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Your gym bag will be infinitely cooler because of the stripper shoes you keep in them. Via poledancingadventures.com 2. It's not always graceful. Via poledancingadventures.com 3. Your thighs will get stuck and burn with an unholy fire. Via poledancingadventures.com 4. Your hands will look pretty gnarly. Via poledancingadventures.com 5. All around the world, some of us compete to be the best! Via poledancingadventures.com 6. But honestly, we only pole dance to prepare for the worst. Via poledancingadventures.com 7. Everyone else thinks your partner is one lucky bastard. Via poledancingadventures.com Spoiler: They're not. 8. Once you're addicted, you can't stop thinking about it. Via poledancingadventures.com All day, erryday. 9. You get really defensive about pole dancing. Via poledancingadventures.com You totally should try a class. 10. Accept that moisturizing regularly will never happen again. Via poledancingadventures.com The struggle is real. 11. Not wearing clothes becomes so normal, you forget that everyone else does. Via poledancingadventures.com 12. You accept that bruises become a way of life. Via poledancingadventures.com And you hate that question about domestic abuse. You know what I mean. 13. Most of the time, you feel like you'll never be strong enough. Via poledancingadventures.com 14. But with constant practice, you'll turn into a superhero! Via poledancingadventures.com (And this pose is really called the "Superman!") 15. No excuses. Everyone is welcome! Via poledancingadventures.com Don't worry about your strength or how you look. JUST TRY IT. Want to know more? Pledge for the PDA book on Kickstarter! poledancingadventures.com / Via kickstarter.com Visit the Pole Dancing Adventures Kickstarter to get your copy of the book!