Maitresse Madeline Marlowe, a dominatrix and a director at Kink.com, is a self-made porn star who has never worked with an agent. She talks about how she earned $42,000 from a single webcam session and what she plans to do with her directing skills next.
I got into doing sex work because it was a means for me to pay for school. I was going to school to be a dental hygienist. I answered an ad in 2000 that was in the back of one of the local city newspapers that said, “Modeling! Make over $1,500 a week,” or something. It ended up being a webcam [business]. This was the earlier days of webcam before it was as interactive as it is now.
The first customer [I had said], “What I want you to do is masturbate until you squirt all over.” At the time I was like, “Uh, what is squirting?” Thankfully, the girl that was there explained it to me. I didn’t know if my body was capable of that. So basically I just masturbated for him. I might have let him down but he seemed like a happy customer. That was the first time I learned about female ejaculation. That was something that was actually a pretty common request. [I did learn how to squirt eventually.] I was able to figure out my own body, which has benefited my personal sexual relationships to this day.