Webcam modeling, or “camming,” has become a lucrative profession now that the internet has made it possible for anyone to make and sell porn from their homes.
In his book, “The Dark Net,” Jamie Bartlett explores, among other things, the large network of websites that allow amateur pornographers to upload explicit videos or perform live for a chatroom audience. We’ve highlighted some of the discussion below.
Websites like Chaturbate and WeCamGirls use a “tipping” system that lets viewers pay to see certain sex acts. The chatroom displays a tipper leaderboard, and the top tipper gets a prize. Big spenders are also listed as the cam model’s “favorites.” This system applies a soft competitive pressure on everyone to keep spending.
One UK-based cam model, Vex, tells Bartlett she can make in an hour what most people earn in a week.