Camgirls Explained: 5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Webcam Models
If you’ve ever looked for an adult content online, you should have found a lot of advertisements about webcam models. You probably already know how it works: you watch how girls take off their clothes, talk to you, play with themselves, and you pay them for all these things. When you run out of money, your time is up and the show ends until you make another payment.
If you go to the major webcam sites, you will notice a massive catalog of various women for all tastes.
According to Wikipedia, ”Camgirl (Cam-girl, chat model) is an Internet term for women who are featured on webcams. The word is used for women who earn money by broadcasting, entertaining, and performing on webcams either from homes or studios.”
However, there are a lot of things you would never guess about camgirls. An anonymous webcam model started a Reddit AMA where any member could ask any question about her previous job experience. If you ever wished to ask anything to camgirl, here are the most surprising answers.
5 Surprising Facts About Webcam Models
Camgirls usually feel safe in real life
Men don’t approach her on the street and say, "Hey, I saw you on that porn site." It is totally possible that men can recognize camgirls in real life, but it doesn’t mean they will ask for autographs. She says that men have never come up to her or recognized her. She also said that if anyone has ever approached her, it wouldn’t terrify her at all. Instead, she would ask him if he wants to become her regular client.
They work much less than an average American
Webcam models have less working hours than an American with minimum wage and on a full-time job. Members ask her how much she usually makes and how many shows she performs. She said, "assuming I work with a figure of $10 an hour @ 40hrs/week, this would work out at roughly 4 shows for me."
Taking into account that minimum wage in America is $7.25 per hour, that’s still much better than working 40 hours a week.
Female webcam models make much more money than their male counterparts. Unless this is a gay show of course.
Their clients are usually mean
A lot of their clients are really extremely mean. She claims that this is the main drawback of this business that can be quite depressing at times. A lot of guys cannot even sit there and silently watch her show without saying mean things. Many of them don’t tip.
However, there are guys that are understanding of her profession
Some guys she dates are actually good people and understand with respect to her job. While her ex-boyfriends didn’t like what she was doing for life, sometimes she started dating with guys after shows if they treated her right. "I explained, 'No one is touching me. I set my boundaries. I will never meet these people. I don't know their names, where they live, or what they look like. I do only what I want, when I want, how I want to, at the touch of my own hand. I end anything if I feel weird.”
They don’t want to do webcaming forever
No, this is not what these girls want to do all their lives. There are some models who probably want to do this for a long time, but she says this is not about her. Most girls keep working as webcam models to improve their financial situation or to pay for education. This job helps her pay bills with no need to take out a loan. She says "I realize [sic] I won’t be in my twenties forever. I'll need to work a 'real' job. And I will :) Wearing clothes!"