People having sex on webcams
The question I want to answer is why any couple who have never been sex workers before would decide to take the plunge. Last year after months of browsing shows together they decided to take the plunge and start having sex on their webcam."I can't remember which one of us suggested it, but there was enthusiasm from both of us," Rebecca says.She attributes the appeal of camming to the viewer being able to essentially make custom-made porn with a small budget."Instead of having mass-produced content, the idea is the consumer buys into a specific person," she tells me on the phone from California.meets the people making serious money by having sex with their partners online.
Scanning the windows into the various rooms on the Chaturbate homepage, you can see bodies of every shape and size, like the contents of a Bakerloo Line carriage has been asked to disembark and strip off.
It's an exchange rate which works in Chaturbate's favour but also allows the cammers themselves to clock up serious earnings.
Professional models, the website's top earners, often share stories of earning online - "More than 00 by working 3 hours a day from home in just 15 days! Shirley Lara is Chaturbate's Chief Operating Officer, and has been with the company since its launch in 2011.
The chance to watch a couple having sex live, rather than actors performing cartoonish orgasms and comically acrobatic maneuvers, has been a game-changer for pornography in the digital age.
Many professional porn stars have duly flocked to the camming world as a side project to earn extra money. Here, genuine couples who found love first are getting in on the action. Rebecca and Andy are an American couple who write an anonymous sex blog.
PJ Patella-Rey is a former couple cammer who is now writing a thesis for his Ph D around the sex camming industry and aiming to get a holistic picture of the craze which has erupted in the last five or six years.