JJ: Hi Ivy. It's a pleasure to get you with me today. It's a long time coming.
What got you into the industry?
Ivy: One of my friends was a stripper and she funded her degree by doing it. I was impressed she could do that so when I graduated I had an idea for a business. It needed money so I decided to give stripping a go. It ended up helping to pay off my student loans and help me get set up.
JJ: That's the great thing about the industry there's money there and if you can invest that money wisely you can truly set yourself up for the future.
What's the best thing about the industry?
Ivy: The girls that I get to work with in Southampton. They're all so lovely and supportive of each other. It's truly amazing. I love that I get to meet people from all over the world too.
JJ: Working with girls that are like that must make the job so much more enjoyable.
What's the worst thing about the industry?
Ivy: It has to be working Saturday nights. We always get overly drunk people in, groups of football fans etc. They can be a handful at times.
JJ: I guess that's the downside for sure. Although I guess if they are drunk they'll be bigger spenders haha.
What's the funniest thing to happen to you whilst working?
Ivy: One night I was working and I introduced myself to this guy but he was so drunk he didn't take it in. I told him again who I was and this time I told him I was a snake charmer which he seemed happy to accept, I introduced myself again later and for a third time he still had no recollection of me so I introduced myself as a marshmallow factory and again he was perfectly accepting of me being a marshmallow factory. It made me chuckle.
Oh and another guy once got so drunk he decided to strip off and jump up on the stage and start using the pole which was a sight to behold.
JJ: Hahaha you've got to love the drunk guys. They never let you down for making a fool of themselves haha.
What are you up to workwise at the minute?
Ivy: I've just had a job offer actually to start working on making wedding dresses which is very exciting which means I will possibly start doing camming in the evenings as I love to please.
JJ: Well I started to panic then that we'd lost you to the dresses but glad to hear you'll still be around.
Where is the best place for people to follow you online?
Ivy: I keep my Twitter pretty up to date so I'd say there. My name is @ivy_dancesxxx
JJ: Guys get following right now. Stop reading, log onto twitter and follow her!!
What's the best thing about sex?
Ivy: I love getting to know a persons body. I love the intamacy and finding the things that turns someone on.
JJ: What is your biggest turn on?
Ivy: All I can say is if you kiss my neck it means I'm not responsible for what happens next
JJ: It's a good job your neck is just out of reach right now haha
The question everyone loves to find out the answer to, what's your favourite film?
Ivy: I love Breakfast at Tiffanys and V for Vendetta
JJ: Hahaha two very different films there, although in my opinion both classics.
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
Ivy: I love Malaga in Spain. You're never more than 15 minutes from the beach and it's got everything you could ever want when you're on holiday
JJ: I've only been to Malaga once and I loved it in fairness. Everyone was lovely and the beaches were great.
Tell me one thing about yourself I wouldn't know just by looking at you?
Ivy: Believe it or not I'm half Indian. my Mum's side of the family are Indian.
JJ: That is something I'd have never have guessed. That's a great little tidbit of information about you.
What's been your biggest achievement in life of work so far?
Ivy: My biggest achievement is probably that I've lived independently and supported myself since I was 16. I also put myself through University which I'm incredibly proud of. It's not always been easy but I'm proud that I've done it all by myself.
JJ: That must have been tough at first. I'm very impressed Hun. You've done a great job at succeeding at life.
What's been the biggest thing you've had to overcome?
Ivy: Finding my self confidence. I have anxiety and depression issues but every day I conquer it and live my life and face those fears head on.
JJ: I know how hard it can be to face those things and move forward so I'm very impressed that's for sure.
What's the nicest thing a customer has done for you?
Ivy: I had a lovely customer who paid for some
dances but he didn't want me to take my clothes off, he just wanted to talk which was lovely. I've also had a couple of marriage proposals too haha.
JJ: Are you including my marriage proposal in those haha.
What's one piece of advice you'd give to someone getting into the industry?
Ivy: Dont think it's going to be as bad as some people say it is. Make sure you prioritise your regulars. Try not to steal other girls stage music or regular clients. Get good at networking and make sure you make friends with girls you work with as it makes your work even more enjoyable.
JJ: What do you think you'd be doing if you didn't start in the industry?
Ivy: I'd have carried on doing ballet I think. I love it so much
JJ: I could tell you did ballet by how flexible you are. It's amazing and leaves me in awe.
Finally, what's the weirdest rumour you've heard about yourself?
Ivy: It's not really a weird rumour as it's true but when I first started stripping it went around the university pretty quickly.
JJ: Thank you so much for being with me today. Now let's go get drunk and you can teach me some
Ballet moves haha.