Jessa Rhodes has all the classic qualities of a porn star. She’s hot, blonde, has a great body, and is bubbly. Speaking with her, however, you kind of get the impression that porn is a means to end. Jessa, who hails from a very rural area of Oregon kind of got into the adult industry on a whim and soon found herself being one of the most successful young starlets in the business. While she seems to love her current job she seems to have plans that extend far beyond the adult industry. The young performer, who isn’t even 21 yet, has the looks and seemingly the ambition to pull it off. While making it in mainstream is difficult coming from the adult industry it has been done and is much less taboo in today’s society. Talking to Jessa, it seems that is a place she wouldn’t mind being. Mens Mag Daily caught up with Jessa to discuss her horrible first weeks in the industry, her sex life, and why her tattoos are a bit of a hindrance.
Mens Mag Daily: So Jessa, how old are you if you don’t mind me asking?
Jessa Rhodes: I will be 21 in June.
Mens Mag Daily: And you’re from Oregon?
Jessa Rhodes: Yup, born and raised.
Mens Mag Daily: Answer me this, why are extremely hot girls always from rural type areas?
Jessa Rhodes: The water, maybe? (Laughs)
Mens Mag Daily: Or the country air.
Jessa Rhodes: Honestly, living in Oregon is amazing because the air is so clean and fresh. When I was in Oregon I always drank well water and the water here in L.A. is disgusting so I always have to drink bottled water.
Mens Mag Daily: Wait, so you call tap water, well water?
Jessa Rhodes: No, my dad actually had a well.
Mens Mag Daily: Wow, you really are country.
Jessa Rhodes: Absolutely. (Laughs)
Mens Mag Daily: What was it like growing up in an environment like that?
Jessa Rhodes: When I was there I didn’t realize how great it was. As soon as I moved out here I definitely did. The people are so different.
Mens Mag Daily: I’m sure you’ve been asked this a thousand times but how does a country girl from Oregon get into the adult industry?
Jessa Rhodes: The classic question. (Laughs) You know, I wish there was some interesting story behind it but there isn’t. I was webcamming at the time. I hadn’t done it for long at all and somebody contacted me and said I could do shoots and stuff and I thought it would be a good opportunity to get out of Oregon so I left for Miami.
Mens Mag Daily: How was that?
Jessa Rhodes: It was the worst time of my life. (Laughs) That was only because I was dealing with people who were very unprofessional. People out there aren’t agents. They’re just suitcase pimps. In L.A. they have to be licensed and they know what they’re doing. It’s clean and professional. At that point I was actually going to just give up but a friend convinced me that going to Los Angeles would be a good idea so I went home for a little while and then moved to L.A. I’ve been here ever since.
Mens Mag Daily: So the best porn comes from L.A.?
Jessa Rhodes: Oh, absolutely.
Mens Mag Daily: I didn’t even know they had Miami porn.
Jessa Rhodes: It’s a small pond versus a big lake kind of situation, that’s the deal. In Miami the girls get paid in cash and they basically take people off the street and ask them if they want to do porn. Not to push them under the bus or anything but I was doing one of my first shoots with Reality Kings. I was waiting in the office for the male talent. The guy comes in and he’s telling me what drugs he can get me and then he’s telling me a story about how him and friend pulled a gun on somebody the night before and stole all their money. At that point I was leaving, I didn’t care. He was high too and that’s just how they do business out there. They pull people off the street and give them four or five hundred bucks. Out here it’s a lot more professional. I’m glad that I’m at the point I’m at after a year and a half. I met my boyfriend like two weeks after I got here and he has kind of helped to guide me.
Mens Mag Daily: You’ve gotten very popular very fast. What do you attribute that to?
Jessa Rhodes: To be completely honest, I have amazing people behind me that have helped push me along. I’m at a point where some girls are at in their third our fourth year and I can only attribute that to the people that are around me that have pushed my name and helped me along. There are so many people in this business so if you don’t have that help it takes a lot longer.
Mens Mag Daily: I think it’s because you’re upper echelon hot.
Jessa Rhodes: Well, thank you, that made my day. (Laughs)
Mens Mag Daily: I think you could even do more mainstream stuff.
Jessa Rhodes: That’s what I’m working on right now and to be honest what’s stopped me from a lot of that is my tattoos. People definitely notice them. I was on a TV show one time and I was the girl who was covered up the whole time. People tell me not to but I want to get rid of them because I don’t want to miss out on any opportunities.
Mens Mag Daily: You’ll probably have some upset fans.
Jessa Rhodes: Some will but I think some will prefer it. In the long run it’s only going to help me. I get denied for porn jobs even because of my tattoos. You would think in porn it wouldn’t matter but it matters more because a lot of guys who pay for porn are older guys and they might not be into that. I hear about it all day long. People are telling me I ruined my body and I understand it but I got all of my tattoos except one when I was 16 so I was just being rebellious and not thinking.
Mens Mag Daily: I hear you but I think that’s excessive also. If I walked into my house and you were in my bed naked I wouldn’t kick you out because of your tattoos.
Jessa Rhodes: Right, but you look at like a Victoria’s Secret model and none of them have tattoos. You look at a girl like Bonnie Rotten and she’s so hot but she has that aggressive type of personality and her tattoos suit her whereas mine don’t really suit me. Bonnie is super-hot and she’s like this hardcore pornstar but I’m supposed to portray like this innocent girly type, you know?
Mens Mag Daily: Do you prefer doing scenes with girls or guys?
Jessa Rhodes: Honestly, I prefer boy/girl scenes. I love girls and they’re beautiful but with girls there’s a certain level of passion that’s lacking. I like girls but I’m not a lesbian. I like dick, what can I say?
Mens Mag Daily: So has porn kind of changed your sexuality?
Jessa Rhodes: Definitely, I grew up in a very religious household so at a young age when I would have sexual thoughts I thought I was doing something wrong and that I was fucked up in the head and all that. But porn has helped me kind of explore my sexuality and it’s really only recently that I’ve become totally comfortable with my sexuality and with being in front of the camera. I can talk dirty now. You know, that was something that was totally taboo. Being a sexual person is not who you are as a person and I tell people that all the time. I think people are scared of that side, their sexuality because they don’t want to be judged. I’ve definitely grown a lot. In the beginning I was still kind of confused but now I’m getting comfortable and I’m coming into my own.
Mens Mag Daily: What were you like sexually before porn?
Jessa Rhodes: Basically, it took two years of sex to get me off. There were a couple of people here and there. I always had things in my head that I wasn’t able to verbalize. Plus, my partners were young like me so it wasn’t that great. I would say I was sexual but not openly.
Mens Mag Daily: I’m pretty sure any guy from Oregon who was banging you was just happy you were there.
Jessa Rhodes: Thanks. (Laughs)
Mens Mag Daily: Okay, it’s time for the gratuitous sex question. What is your favorite sexual position?
Jessa Rhodes: Doggie, let me put it this way. I need missionary to get off but I need a good pounding from behind before that, does that make sense? (Laughs)I used to like to always be on top but now I definitely prefer missionary and it’s less work for me. I like a guy who takes control, a manly guy.
Mens Mag Daily: You didn’t always date manly guys?
Jessa Rhodes: I mean, I don’t know, I guess I did.
Mens Mag Daily: You probably couldn’t find any because you were in Oregon. I’m sorry, I’m from New York City and it’s in my DNA to make fun of everybody who’s not from here.
Jessa Rhodes: Yeah, yeah, well what about those Giants? The Cowboys killed you guys last season.
Mens Mag Daily: Okay now that you’ve insulted me, let’s wrap things up. Go ahead and give us some shameless plugs.
Jessa Rhodes: Well I’m on the road feature dancing a lot so people can find out where I’m going to be on Twitter which is https://twitter.com/JessaRhodesXXX and that’s pretty much it. (Laughs)
Article By: Jon DaBove