JJ: Welcome to Inside the Porn. I'm nervous interviewing you today. I've been looking forward to this for so long.
How did you get into the adult industry?
Samantha: Intrigue. I interviewed strippers years ago when I was a journalist and was fascinated by their secret world. They were all smart professional educated women. It challenged my preconceptions and I realised the sex industry for a lot of women was not about exploitation but empowerment.
JJ: That's a great way to have gotten into it. You've stimulated your intrigue and followed it to see for yourself what it's about.
What's the best thing about the adult industry?
Samantha: The power, the money but more importantly the flexibility. As a single mother, that is the biggest drawcard. Plus I love men and love their company and I do genuinely feel warm inside when I know I’ve somehow made a man feel better about themselves for whatever reason.
JJ: That speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. Obviously you were made for this industry.
What's the worst thing about the adult industry?
Samantha: The fact I struggle to have relationships while working, and the stigma although I have not experienced any.
JJ: Well all you need to find is a man who maybe ... I don't know perhaps interviews people in the industry and could accept what you do?? Now who do I know like that?? Hmmmmmmm haha.
What's the funniest thing that's happened to you whilst working?
Samantha: A client - a tennis fan --made me wear a tennis jacket and headband with Roger Federer’s name on it and when we had sex, I had to yell “Go Federer!” He was very serious about Federer and worshipped him, and I spent the night trying not to laugh.
JJ: Haha that's brilliant. I'd have really struggled not to have laughed Hun.
What are you up to workwise at the moment?
Samantha: Still escorting, and running my escort agency Samantha X Angels and writing my second book
JJ: I'll wait for my signed copy of book one and two hehe.
Where's the best place for people to find you online?
Samantha: Twitter @Samanthax_real, Facebook (Samantha X) on my Instagram (samanthaxofficial) and my website Samanthax.com.au
JJ: Guys if you want blowing away then follow Samantha on her social media. She's amazing.
What's the best thing about sex?
Samantha: The best thing about sex is the intimacy it can bring, of two humans connecting.
What's your personal biggest turn on?
Samantha: Biggest turn on is a confident, kind man with big arms who knows how to talk dirty
JJ: Are you deliberately describing me just to try to make me blush?? Haha.
The super important question now. No messing around, what's your favourite film?
Samantha: Either Heat (for Val Kilmer) or Magnolia (for the soundtrack and different layers to it)
JJ: Good answers. You'll be relieved to know we can still get married
Where's your favourite place to go on holiday?
Samantha: Anywhere as long as it's with my children. I have two kids who are the loves of my life. My ex and I do 50% custody and I love every single delicious moment with them.
JJ: Tell me one thing about yourself I wouldn't know just by looking at you?
Samantha: That I had a stroke when I was 30! I was then diagnosed with a hole in my heart which is now fixed but I have a device in my heart.
JJ: Wow I'd have never guessed that. I'm blown away to be honest. Takes a strong woman to get through that.
What's been your biggest achievement in life or work so far?
Samantha: No doubt writing my first book and getting it published was a huge achievement.
JJ: I'm in the process of doing that myself. I know how hard a journey that is.
What's been the biggest thing you've had to overcome?
Samantha: Anxiety. I used to have awful anxiety and panic attacks. Some days I couldn’t leave the house. I’ve resigned from jobs because of my anxiety. But with the right medication and therapy, I can control it now. Leading an authentic life helps too.
JJ: I'm so glad to hear you have that under control. I'm also impressed about you talking about it too.
What's been the nicest thing a fan has ever done for you?
Samantha: I don’t know about best but this is bizarre: A man once came up to me in the street as he recognised me from the TV and gave me a massive plate of cooked meats! (he worked for Primo!) “You’re that brave lady from the TV!” He said handing me a plate of ham and salami. My dogs were delighted.
JJ: You're right that is one of the most bizarre stories ever. Lucky dogs though.
What advice would you give to someone getting into the adult industry?
Samantha: My advice would be don’t start too young. This job is addictive. The fast cash, easy hours, and it’s easy to get hooked. Have a career, education, maybe even kids before you start this because once you’ve started, it is near impossible to get out. Always have a plan B and something to fall back on if you want to get out of the industry.
JJ: That's some interesting and useful advice Hun. People should consider that.
What do you think you'll do if you ever leave the industry?
Samantha: I think even if I stop escorting, I will always be in the industry in some shape or form. I love this industry and would miss it if I left. But if I did leave, it would be to marry a billionaire and live happily ever after! Oh, that’s a myth? Dammit! I'd carry on writing books and columns for the newspapers then!
Finally, what's the weirdest rumour you've ever heard about yourself?
Samantha: The weirdest thing someone has written about me was a comment under one of my newspaper columns: “Is it me or is Samantha X looking more and more like a man.."
JJ: I can chime in on that .... the answer is no. You are not looking like a man in any way possible haha
Thank you for being with me today. It's been an honour. I'm looking forward to catching up with you very soon for drinks.