Whether you’re a performer or a viewer new to camming, this camming guide will help you. While camming is considered safer than many other forms of sex cam workers certainly face their own challenges.
Who uses cam sites?
As a customers it’s helpful to have expectations and be mindful of boundaries.
Thanks to quarantine, platforms like OnlyFans have brought online sex work to the forefront of daily conversation. More and more people are flocking to cam sites. Some are consumers looking to stave off isolation loneliness, and many new and veteran sex workers are joining as performers.
But if you’re regularly visiting cam sites, you should know that cam models are up against the effects of anti-sex-work policies in the wake of SESTA/FOSTA, which has made it illegal for websites to facilitate sex work under the guise of sex trafficking fears. To understand how to best support cam models, we have to examine what this form of sex work looks like, what cam workers face, and which sites are treating sex workers fairly.
Here’s your complete camming guide, including how live cam sites work and what sort of rules you should follow as a cam site user.
A complete guide to camming and cam sites
What are cam sites?
Simply put, cam sites are websites that host cam models and their work. Unlike porn, cam sites are live, and the interaction and connection with cam models are what attract viewers. Camming chat rooms mix a video recording of the model’s face and actions while incorporating a chat feature where the model can interact directly with participants via text.
Participants can give their own input and suggestions to the models for what can transpire during the session, but the model has full autonomy on whether they want to apply that request.
Cam models can be of any sexuality or gender identity. Some cam models prefer to call themselves “cam girls” or “cam boys” in their marketing.
Some of the most popular cam sites include Chaturbate, LiveJasmin, and MyFreeCams. All three sites are popular among both cam site users and cam models, but they don’t always compensate the same way. Most popular sites have relatively large cut rates of what they generate from models’ profits. Depending on the platform, some cam sites will also have more active protections in place for cam models.