We always knew strip clubs could be dangerous to the hardworking women who populate them -- "pole burn," herniated disks and "stripper's knee" are just a few of the hazards faced by exotic dancers. But it turns out that the dens of sin can be just as dangerous for the men who visit them, as evidenced by a man who is suing an an Akron, Ohio club for 25,000 dollars after he was hit in the face by a dancer's shoe.

Yusuf Evans alleges the "hazardous" high kick that resulted in his injury occurred on his very first visit to Club XTC. The 37-year-old needed surgery to his nose after being whacked by a dancer named "Tiara" who was wearing "1970s-style platform heels."

"My nose got chipped on one side and I constantly lose the ability to breathe out of one nostril," says Evans. "I have to live with this for the rest of my life probably."

This isn't the first time a strip club customer has been injured by a dancers' proclivities for extremely large and pointy shoes -- last October, 35-year-old Charles Privette sued a Florida club called "The Booby Trap" after a performer's shoe flew off during a pole dance, shattered the mirrored ceiling and caused glass and the shoe to hit him. Evans' lawsuit claims Club XTC allowed its dancers to wear "improper attire," which we actually always thought was the point of strip clubs.

Click through our "Year in Sex" gallery for more stripper news, as well as all the other sexy happenings we covered last year.

The 25 Sexiest Things We Saw Last Year

    Scarlett Johansson. Penelop Cruz. Lesbian liplock. This scene, from "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," is one of those things that doesn't even have to be good to be good, you know?


    Bikini Jell-o Wrestling Gone Wrong In June, a Cambridge university student was so enraged by a loss that she assaulted two bouncers and a female onlooker, leading to an arrest for assault. Both scary and hot.

    Daily Mail

    Eva Mendes What a year the curvaceous actress has had -- between flashing her nip in a Calvin Klein ad, posing naked for PETA and going topless for Italian Vogue, she's rapidly becoming our favorite star. And that's saying something after "The Women."


    Bikini Baristas We applauded May's news that two coffee shops employing bikini-clad baristas had opened in Washington State: Cowgirls Espresso and Hot Chick-a-Latte. Of course, by August there had already been a "scalding incident."


    Leysi SaurezThe Peruvian model who became the victim of a criminal investigation for posing nude with her country's flag really got our blood boiling (at injustice) in July.

    Right Celebrity

    Earth Friend Gen terrorizing her community with nudity In July she campaigned to ride her bike topless in an Oregon parade. By September, she was having 911 called on her for rollerblading in the buff. We love Earth Friend Gen not just for her form, but for the example she sets to women everywhere considering public nudity.


    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Hotttest. First. Lady. Ever. Sorry, Ladybird Johnson.

    DT Magazine

    Playboy's Girls of the Olive Garden So sue us, we like our half-naked babes with a side of tasty breadsticks. That is definitely not a euphemism, by the way.


    Ashley Dupre Our crush on the spicy vixen call girl who brought down Eliot Spitzer has not been abated by the reality show deals or lame attempts at rapping. Does that mean it's true love?

    New York Post

    Nerdcore's 2009 Calendar Nercore's sexy sci-fi themed nudie calendar also lists important holy days for geeks like Comic-Con. Boner.