Becoming a cam model was easily the best decision I ever made. I could talk all day about the great experiences and interactions I’ve had on Chaturbate, but I’m going to try to narrow it down to my top five.
Creating your own world
One look at a cam site and you’ll know that every cam room really is a window into a different world. Some models like to show off their unique and creative shows, some offer an intimate girlfriend experience, and others are all about the body-ody-ody. Camming allows you to literally build your own world from the ground up. You get to control everything from the lighting and decor, to the goals and activities, all the way down to the tone and vibe. Whatever you’re into, whatever your style is, camming is an opportunity to show that off and attract an audience that enjoys the same thing.
Building a community
What I think sets camming apart from many other forms of sex work is the community. Cam rooms are the only place where a bunch of people who are attracted to the same person can actually be friends instead of competitors. If people just wanted to bust a quick nut, there’s an endless amount of free (stolen) porn on the internet. Fans might initially be drawn to a model's physical attributes, but it’s the connection they feel with the model and the room that keeps them coming back. There are nights where people in my room end up chatting with each other more than they do with me! Even when it is just about the sex, sex and masturbation provide us with so much more than just a physical relsease. It gives us a sense of connection, comfort and intimacy. Our relationship with sex is also closely tied to our sense of self worth and body image. Being noticed and acknowledged by someone we admire can have a huge effect on our confidence and self esteem. Porn can make someone feel horny, but a good cam model can make someone feel seen.
Camming doesn’t just offer you financial freedom, but also freedom over your time. When I was in college I worked at a coffee shop. The thing I hated most was how much time I missed out on with friends and loved ones because I didn’t have control over my schedule or my hours. Since I’ve started camming, I’m not only able to make time for the people I care for, but also for myself. As someone who struggles with chronic mental health issues, being able to make time for self care has made a world of difference on my emotional and physical well being. You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time.
I’m always so impressed by all of the models who got their start on OnlyFans (RIP) because that site gives models literally no traffic. Models there are responsible for driving ALL of their own promotion and traffic. That’s bananas! When you’re a cam model, on a good platform, all of the traffic comes to you. Even if I don’t Tweet or post on my IG story, I know that when I sign on Chaturbate, there will always be eyes on my room. This allows models to put their energy into innovating their live streams and creating new content, rather than promotion and marketing. Personally, I’ve never been very good at promoting myself, or growing strong social media followings. Maintaining multiple accounts on a wide variety of ever changing platforms is a full-time job all on its own and that’s time I would much rather spend on other projects.
Unlike many other forms of adult entertainment, I feel like cam models have a unique ability to connect with and engage with our fans on a more personal level. Specifically, because we spend so much more face time with our fans. Personally, I cam 4 nights a week for an average of 4 hours a night. Some models log on literally everyday. Most people cannot afford to consistently spend that much one-on-one time with their favorite dancer, escort, or porn star. However, anyone with an account can log into my room and chat with me from the comfort of their own home FOR FREE. Cam models not only spend more hours with their fans, but the home environment also makes the experience feel a lot more personal and intimate. I think all of these things allow our fans to see us and get to know us in a way that just isn’t always possible with other forms of adult entertainment. Depending on what kind of person you are, this could be a good thing or a bad thing. For me, personally, this is my absolute favorite thing about camming. I’ve helped fans work through trauma, pain, grief and loss. I’ve been there to celebrate milestones and share in their personal successes. They’ve seen me at my best, and supported me through my worst depression, illness and injury. If I had to shut up and just fuck my pussy for 4 hours straight, I don’t think I would be as passionate, committed or proud of the work I do.
So this is just a short list of the top things that I love about camming. What are some of your favorite things about cammming and visiting cam rooms?