It depends on the club and on how much enforcement there is. In Colorado, one club's VIP room lets you have lap dances but no touching while another allows you to finger the girl's pussy, play with her tits, and sometimes even get a handjob, depending on the girl and depending on how recently they have been raided by the cops. There is generally no fucking. But at the Mitchell brothers O'Farrell theater in San Francisco, there are different themed rooms, some for dancing, some for movies, some for private sessions, etc., and in some of those rooms you can have sex. In the private rooms at some Hustler strip clubs, you can have sex, at least oral sex, but it depends on the girl. I suppose the amount of action you get depends a lot on whether you are a gentleman or a creep.
Originally Posted by auca
In general, strip club action varies greatly from city to city, and even within a city depending on how strict law enforcement gets. You generally will spend about $10-20 to get into a strip club, $10-20 for a lap dance, and $5-10 for a beverage (many strip clubs in the U.S. bar alcohol if the strippers get totally nude, which paradoxically allows 18-year-olds in, whereas if they serve alcohol, they can only go topless and you have to be 21 to get in; weird).
In contrast, a brothel is purely for sex (legal in certain areas of Nevada but not inside the city limits if the population is larger than about 50,000) and you will pay $400-1000 for a one-hour session, a little higher than buying the services of a hooker (always illegal) in any town in the U.S.($100-400). Asian Massage Parlors are "tolerated brothels" in which you can get a great table shower, sauna and massage from a nude Asian girl for about $40-60 (legal), a blowjob for an additonal $100 ($140 total, illegal) and fuck for an additional $120 ($160 total, illegal).
Unfortunately, the spas are often involved in human trafficking, and the girls, usually Korean, are sometimes treated poorly by the crime rings that bring them to the U.S. Law enforcement tolerates the sex, but they will shut them down in a heartbeat if they believe there is any trafficking going on, as well they should. They are also constant targets for the local TV stations' "investigative reporters", especially during ratings periods. But as soon as one is shut down, another pops up. It's like the game "Whack-a-Mole", where plastic moles pop up at random and you have to hit them with a rubber mallet. I think law enforcement tires of the game since it takes such a concerted effort to shut the spas down.
Hope that helps!