Apparently here in Adelaide there were a bunch of gyms that started installing poles for women to come and have a workout. Can't say I ever walked into one of those gyms, but I've been told that it is the best form of exercise a girl can ever get. If I was a tad lighter (say 40kgs..
) then I may think about it, but hubby has always said he's quite happy to install one in the loungeroom and he'd "help" with the encouragement side of things!
Anyways, give it a go, if you really feel uncomfortable about it, then don't go back again. As they say, you never know until you give it a go!