Lovely Ava Addams is one of those pornstar MILF’s that you see once and you’ll automatically come back for more. She’s gorgeous and she is an outstanding performer.
CJ: What did you do before you got into the adult industry?
Ava Addams: I was working at a doctor’s office doing medical coding and billing and going to nursing school. I was kind of sick of living in Houston. Even though it’s my home town, I wanted something different. My girlfriend convinced me to move to Miami with her. I started working with Playboy and was doing promotional stuff with them. So I was doing all that then met a girl and got into porn! It was a factor of basically being bored with my life. I’ll probably get back to the medical field when I’m done with porn.
CJ: How long ago was that?
Ava: That was 2008.
CJ: You said you worked for Playboy but I hear you also appeared in the magazine. Was it one of those off-shoots, you know that “Girls of xxxx”?
Ava: I did Lingerie Special Edition, Vixens, College Girls and Cyber Girls. I tested, I shot my pictorials and stuff and then did porn and then they never contacted me again. (laughs)
CJ: Can I ask how old you are?
Ava: I’m going to be 35. (laughs)
CJ: Playboy kind of frowns on the porn industry so how did you decide to get into it?
Ava: I met Renna Ryann and her husband at-the-time worked at Arcade and he asked me if I wanted to shoot. He asked if I wanted to do boy/girl and I said, ‘NO!’ but I like girls. I thought I’d try girl/girl just for fun. Then I met a guy in the industry and started dating him and he didn’t want me to do boy/girl even though I was curious about it. So I waited awhile and when we broke up, I started doing boy/girl. (laughs)
CJ: Did the social stigma attached to being a porn star ever enter into it? Like you might not ever be able to go back into nursing?
Ava: No because I know it won’t affect my nursing. At one point I wanted to be a teacher and I know that’s never going to happen. I thought about it a long time before I started doing boy/girl. I weighed out all the pros and cons and talked to my really good friends; I talked to my immediate family about it. I knew it would stay around for the rest of your life so once I made the decision, I said I was going to do it and make a name for myself.
CJ: Do you think it was an advantage getting into the industry at a later date as opposed to 18?
Ava: I was a crazy girl back then. I used to hang out with musicians and party. I don’t think I would have handled the industry as well back then as I did at an older age. I definitely think it’s a lot on the really young girls. If you’re not comfortable with yourself and your sexuality, it can really be detrimental. And you don’t really know yourself at 18, 19, 20. You think you do, but you don’t.
CJ: One thing I love about you, well, I love your looks, I love your breasts, I love your body, your legs, your pussy, but you’re always having fun. I don’t think I’ve seen you in something where you’re not laughing!
Ava: I do! You know what it is, I went through my phase when I worked in Miami and I didn’t always enjoy it. I still had fun but there were a couple scenes where I didn’t enjoy it. Some people say I’m picky with who I work with but I like having good scenes. I want my scenes to be natural. When the camera’s on, I forget the camera’s there sometimes. Basically, it’s part of who I am and sex should be fun, it shouldn’t be serious. (laughs) I’m glad that comes across because, honestly, I love going to work. Since I’ve been a little bit pickier about the companies or the talent I work with, I’ve always enjoyed going to work. Obviously, there are days that I’m tired and don’t want to go in but when I get out of makeout and am about to have sex, I’m always in a good mood. (laughs)
CJ: Going back to the beginning, you started out doing g/g scenes. Were you into girls before porn?
Ava: I was. I’ve always considered myself truly bisexual. I dated a girl a few years prior to getting into the industry. I don’t think I could ever be a lesbian because I like guys too much but I do enjoy being with a girl.
CJ: So the first time you shot a scene, was it overwhelming for you?
Ava: My first scene was with Molly Cavalli. It was a girl/girl and I was very nervous during the dialogue. I was super nervous and kept stuttering but once we got naked and she kissed me, I was fine. I said, ‘OK, I can do this!’ I don’t know about the dialogue but the rest is cool. (laughs) And I think if you watch the scene, you can tell I’m nervous but once she goes in for the kiss and we start making out and play with each other, I was completely comfortable. And I think it was the same for my very first scene with James Deen. I’m fidgeting, trying to get his belt off and I’m so shaky and nervous. But once we actually go for it, it’s ‘OK!’ And now he’s one of my favorite performers to work with.
CJ: That Molly scene, was it for one of her Molly’s Life’s?
Ava: Actually, it wasn’t. We are the only girl/girl scene ever for Big Tit Moms. Normally, it’s a boy/girl website but they tried it with us. And the James scene was for Vince Vouyer for Titty Sweat. I did the boy/girl scene then I did a quick POV scene with Vince.
CJ: What’s your favorite position?
Ava: It depends on my mood and who I’m working with, to be honest, for work. As far as my personal life, probably either missionary or cowgirl because I like being in control for cowgirl and I love eye contract in both. I’m not so big into the doggies or the ones where I’m turned back like the reverses because I like passion. I like staring into my partner’s eyes. In a scene, I feel like it’s so programmed, ‘OK, Ava, we have to do reverse because we have to show off the tits and then she’ll do cowgirl because she has a butt too!’ And then the guys’ favorites are usually missionary or spoon. Some like reverse. So I feel like it’s pretty basic in porn, you can only do so much. My least favorite is probably doggie just because that to me is the most painful. Some guys are like “Oh, ow!”
CJ: What do you like sexually? What gets Ava wet?
Ava: Probably the favorite thing is having my neck bit. I do like dirty talk when it comes naturally. Sometimes I feel like it’s too forced. If you’re constantly talking, it’s kind of annoying. (laughs)
CJ: How often do you cum, if ever, during a scene?
Ava: It depends. I’m highly orgasmic so unless it’s one of those scenes where they are constantly making us stop and they’re really big on the camera angles and they don’t care about the sex, I usually cum about 3 or 4 times. (laughs) I even cum once or twice in the other scenes! James Deen is always challenging me, he asks how many times I came last time and his goal is to always go at least one more! (laughs) We have this ongoing contest.
CJ: Now that’s a good day at the office! I wish we could do that at my office!
Ava: (laughs) Right? The contest today is ‘how many times can I make you cum!’ (laughs)
CJ: Do you watch your own scenes?
Ava: I used to at first but I’ve become way too critical of myself. Now, I just watch the intros. I don’t want to be self-conscious of what I do, I want it to be realistic.
CJ: How often do you masturbate?
Ava: It depends on how often I’m working. I’ve been working a lot lately and if I work on a regular basis, I don’t masturbate unless I have a bad scene and I’m sexually frustrated. (laughs) Otherwise, maybe a few times a week.
CJ: What’s the preferred method?
Ava: I’m either a hands person or a Hitachi person.
CJ: How is an anal orgasm different from a vaginal orgasm?
Ava: It’s super intense in a completely different way. I don’t know how to explain it but it’s super intense.
CJ: Do you have any favorite scenes?
Ava: That’s hard. I would say any of my scenes with James or Manuel. Or if they’re into anal, any of my Mike Adriano scenes. I feel like those are really good as far as anal is concerned.
CJ: Where do you prefer a guy to pop?
Ava: Off-camera, I like creampies or I like to swallow. On camera, I like it when they pull out and just spray it all over your pussy or I like it down my throat. I’m not a big fan of facials only because I have bad luck and they always get it in my eyes. (laughs) So that’s the only reason. It doesn’t bother me to have cum on my face, I just don’t like having to walk around with a red eye for an hour after having sex.
CJ: What’s the most uncomfortable place you’ve had sex?
Ava: Probably in Malibu and it was 40 degrees outside. My feet were numb by the end of the scene. Then the director tells us that we should go under the waterfall because it would be beautiful. We’re both like, ‘Are you kidding?!?!?!’ Finally, we did it and it turned out to be a very pretty scene but it was miserable. Thank God it was Johnny Sins because he’s a trooper. It was for Brazzers. Then there’s also the desk that’s the size of my nightstand, that’s always fun. (laughs)
CJ: Are you tired of doing all these MILF films? I’ve put in a couple of reviews that you’re just a beautiful woman and it doesn’t matter what age you are. Hell, I get tired of it myself. I think whatever the category is, you could handle it.
Ava: The MILF doesn’t bother me. I don’t like being called a cougar because, to me, a cougar is 45. I’m not there yet!! MILF doesn’t bother me at all. The only thing that bothers me is when they say ‘Bring MILF attire’. What’s MILF attire? Porno MILF? Regular MILF? Then every director has a different idea. I guess I don’t like the fact that it has to be an older woman with a younger guy and that gets kind of annoying. Can’t we see two people of the same age having fun? But I guess they put the older guys with the younger girls too, so that’s porn!
CJ: Are there any other fantasies that you’d still like to live out?
Ava: Yes. The only company that would probably shoot them is Kink. (laughs) I have a couple of really good deep, dark fantasies that involves bondage or deep role playing. I’ve actually suggested a couple to a company and they said, ‘Um, we can’t get away with that.’ Some companies won’t even allow you to get choked during the scene anymore. They’ll allow you to do it but they’ll edit it out. There are so many rules now.
CJ: What do you think are some of the biggest misconceptions about the industry?
Ava: That everyone just fucks each other on set. That all we do is walk around having sex. That we eat, breathe and live sex. That we don’t have a life outside of Twitter. People forget that we’re normal people that have a not-so-normal job.
CJ: Since you moved into the adult industry, have you learned anything about yourself sexually?
Ava: I was always a pretty sexual person. I don’t know if it was the age or the industry but from my time in the industry until now, I’ve definitely become a lot more confident in my sexuality and in myself.
CJ: What’s the kinkiest thing you’ve done off-camera?
Ava: Well I had a gang bang off-camera before I had a gang-bang on-camera but I’ve told that story before so that’s not very original. When I was younger, I was definitely wild and crazy. I’ve had sex on hotel balconies with people watching. I’ve always been free with my sexuality; I’ve never been held back. My best friend and I shared a guy in college so I did a lot of good experimenting before I got into porn. There are definitely things I did on-camera for the first time like I never did a DP in my personal life but I like being able to try things in a controlled environment with tested people.
CJ: What are you like off camera, what are your hobbies and interests?
Ava: I love yoga, which I think the whole world knows because I’m always Tweeting pictures of that. I like hiking, I love traveling. I’m kind of a homebody; I like to cook, I like to have friends over for dinner. On the weekends, I have people over to my pool. I like to go to the beach. I’m more lowkey but I definitely love spending time with family and friends. I miss my Texas friends. Being out in LA now that’s the hardest thing for me, I wish I could teleport them here. (laughs)
CJ: What kind of music do you like?
Ava: I’m a rocker girl for sure.
CJ: What’s your favorite movies?
Ava: Some of my favorites are Nightmare Before Christmas, True Romance and Dangerous Laisons. I also love Zoolander. It depends on whether I want to watch something silly and laugh or if I want something with a plot.
CJ: What about TV shows?
Ava: I don’t really have that much time to watch TV. The only shows I really watch on a regular basis is The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
CJ: What advice would you give someone who wants to enter the industry?
Ava: Make sure this is really what you want to do. Be prepared. Notice how everyone else around you is going to react because if you’re fearful of telling them, maybe you should reconsider this. Also know that it’s going to be very hard to have a personal life outside of porn. Sometimes people aren’t so understanding. And then the general public will bash you and generally put you down. But I feel if you have a good support system and people will support you, then by all means do it. If you’re just going into it because you’re broke and you need money, don’t do it. It is something you really need to thing about long-term. It will affect you for the rest of your life, I’ve lost friend’s because of it.
CJ: You’ve been in it for 6 years, how long do you think this ride is going to last? Do you have an exit strategy?
Ava: You know, I told myself I was going to quit by the time I’m 35 and I’m going to be 35 in September. I think it would be stupid of me to quit right now because I’m doing well and I’m shooting so much. And I’m at a stage where I’m popular so I think it would be really stupid to quit right now. I also said I was going to quit when I got bored; I’m definitely not bored. I don’t know. Maybe a year or two. That’s what I say but I never finalize anything. Maybe another year or two.
CJ: Well I still enjoy jerking off to you!
Ava: (laughs) That’s good! That’s what I want, if people didn’t, I’d be worried! I’d have no job! (laughs)
CJ: Any upcoming scenes that your fans can look forward to?
Ava: Right now, they just released Sisters of Anarchy, which is obviously the Sons of Anarchy parody that Bonnie Rotten just directed for Digital Playground. I have two sex scenes in that one, one of which was just released. I just did a feature for Sweet Sinner in which I have two sex scenes also. That is called My Daughter’s Boyfriend. And I have a scene with Jon Jon that will be on my website, www.TheAvaAddams.com I also have a couple anal scenes with Mike Adriano coming out and a ton of scenes with Brazzers and Naughty America. So I’ve been busy! Oh, and I’ve also been shooting a lot of girl/girl again which I’m really excited about. Dana Vespoli has been booking me a lot for her girl/girl which is super exciting for me which is how I started. That’s super-exciting to me because that’s how I started and, up until this year, I very rarely shot girl/girl scenes.
CJ: How can the fans reach you?
Ava: Twitter is the best way to reach me @AvaAddams I try to get on Instagram but I feel like I interact with everyone better at Twitter.
The interview is from 2014, orginally published here.