A former stripper has shared her experiences from the industry – opening up about ‘horrendous’ stag dos, ‘appalling’ suggestions from men and revealing how much she used to earn.
Samantha C. Ross, who retired from the stripping industry six years ago, opened up on podcast Mamamia’s No Filter.
The blonde bombshell, who used to use the stripper alter-ego ‘Sunshine’, decided to become a stripper after finding her office manager job ‘boring’.
Australian Samantha said she was intrigued by a job at a sports bar, which had a ‘gentleman’s club’ attached.
The stunner admitted she thought it would be “filthy” but found it almost glamorous.
Speaking about her first shift as a stripper, Samantha admitted it was “terrifying”.
She said: “It was terrifying. It was absolutely terrifying. Not because I have a problem with nudity, but because every single thing that you get to scrutinise alone in the bathroom is now on show — dimples in your a**e and shaving rash.”
However, Samantha, who has now become a writer, said she thinks her first shift went well because she looked “so insecure and uncertain”.
She added: “There were like those seasoned, veteran strip-club dwellers that were just breaking a leg to get to the stage to see the new, insecure girl.”
When asked how she knew what to do, she admitted she didn’t and probably looked “ridiculous”.
However, she did manage to pick up some tips from the other girls.
Talking about dealing with stag dos, which are often called buck parties in Australia, Samantha, who is in her early forties, exclaimed: “They’re horrendous. Just horrendous. Most strippers don’t want to go near them.
“All of their money is really going to the bar, and they’ll all throw in to have one lap dance or buy one lap dance for the buck (stag). But in the interim, you have to go through their judgment and scrutiny.”
She claimed some men even try to sleep with the strippers, adding: “You would get some horrible, lucid bucks that wanted to sleep with you the night before the wedding, which was just disgusting.
“No stripper would do sex work, and every stripper I know of was f**king appalled by the suggestion.”
Discussing about how much money she made as a stripper, Samantha admitted it was different at each club – saying some would give a flat fee of $150 (£85), while some take 15% of every dance and others take 30% of the entire night.
She claimed that most of the money can be made from regulars, with some spending $300 (£170) in an evening, while others can spend thousands.
The beauty added: “I think the best I ever did in one night was $3,500 (£2,000).”
Samantha also said on the podcast that despite what some may assume, most strippers are very intelligent and “wily” girls.
Since quitting as a stripper, Samantha has released book Sunshine: Diary of a Lap Dancer.
Samantha’s full chat with Mia Freedman for the No Filter podcast is available to listen to now.