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Channing Tatum created Magic Mike Live to boost women's sexual confidence

The actor hopes his daughter feels confident about herself in her future relationships.

Channing Tatum created his saucy Magic Mike Live revue to offer women a place where they could be comfortable about their sexuality.

The 21 Jump Street actor's show, which features 13 performers, dancing, acrobatics, music and stripping, is currently thrilling fans at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and Channing has now penned an article about his idea for the venture in Cosmopolitan magazine, explaining he was inspired to create a place where women felt empowered.

"I want women to feel what it's like to exist in a world where men really listen to them, where they treat them like goddesses, and where they can feel comfortable and proud to express the full force of their sexual energy together," he writes. "I want them to experience a place where they are much more than enough."

The revue has also made the 37-year-old think about how he wants his three-year-old daughter Everly to view her own sexuality in the future, insisting he wants her to feel confident about being herself in a relationship.

"I don't want her looking to the outside world for answers," he adds. "My highest hope for her is just that she has the fearlessness to always be her authentic self, no matter what she thinks men want her to be."

And he credits his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, for showing him how important it is for a woman to be authentic.

"I thought about when I first met Jenna," he continues. "I knew our connection was really powerful, but I wasn't sure what our relationship was going to be. Then one day, Jenna just blurted out that she knew exactly what she wanted in life and she didn't have to look for it anymore because it was me.

"She had no idea what I'd say or how I'd react, but that was her truth. I remember feeling this incredible rush - it was the sexiest thing she'd ever done for me. I felt strength, because in that moment, she had accepted every part of me - the good and the bad. And I knew she wasn't auditioning me or hoping I'd meet some set of expectations."

Jenna's authenticity and confidence also made the actor fall deeply in love with the actress.

"That radical authenticity of hers was what made me fall head over heels in love," he adds. "Before I experienced it, I wouldn't have known how to ask for it. Now I know it's what I was always craving. And that's what I want for my daughter - to be expectation-less with her love and not allow preconceived standards to affect her, to ask herself what she wants and feel empowered enough to act on it."

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