"Everyone thinks that you just go in there and you film for however long, and then you’re done. It’s a lot more complicated than that."
In The Beginning, It's All Fun and Games.
You'd think that jerking off for a living would be easy. Before I even considered sending in my validation to the site I currently work for, I figured it would be a piece of cake. I had browsed the site for a few days, and saw girls raking in the tokens. Some of them were just sitting there, maybe listening to music and completely disregarding their viewers, and people were tossing in hundreds of tokens at a time! For a girl sitting there, doing nothing. I was blown away! If it looked this easy, it must be some really easy cash.
Wrong. First off, being a cam girl (or even a cam guy) is not for everybody. Even if you're crazy outgoing and a super social person, just think about it. You're putting your genitals on display for hundreds of people to see. Every lump and bump is being shown to the world, as you stimulate your genitalia, live, for hundreds of people to watch, and comment on. It's not a job for the faint of heart. You know, I consider myself to be a pretty social person, with not too many inhibitions. Still, my first show was nerve-racking. I didn't look at the chat box once. I just got online, did what I needed to do, then immediately stopped broadcasting. Let me detail what happened.
I went into my first broadcast wearing a simple bra, and plain panties. I had a black sweater on. My hair was plain, and my make up was non-existent. I started broadcasting, then watched as the amount of people in my room slowly climbed. All I could think was, “Oh no. What am I going to do now?” To say the least, you need to go in with a game plan. I took off the sweater, and waited, giggling nervously. Eventually, I just decided to jump in; I stripped off my panties, and went to town. I zoomed the camera on nothing but my genitals, and completely avoided what people were saying. It was a strange moment, to say the least. When I finished, I zoomed out, waved goodbye to everyone, and hit the “Stop Broadcasting” button as quickly as I could. My heart was racing, and I looked at how many people were in my room, and saw over 700. I couldn't believe it. 700 people wanted to watch me masturbate, and some of them might pay me!
Why is jerking off this much work?
I thought for the longest time that jerking off was the only aspect of being a cam girl that there was. It seems to me that I'm wrong an awful lot, when it comes to things being easier than they look. If you think filling out forms online is annoying, try filling out an "About Me” bio. This sounds like it should be easy, but then you realize your bio is used for EVERYTHING. It's not just for saying a few things about yourself. It's also where you post your Room Rules, F.A.Q.'s, potential contests, and contact info. Oh, and then your bio. Then there's your wishlist, which is great. Because with a wishlist, there are different possible lists, contact info, and sign in info.
It doesn't stop there, however. Then, there are pictures and videos to upload. They can be free, or they can be paid for. However, now you have to get dressed up, find nice lingerie, stay in shape, and work with awkward camera angles. The weird thing is, it's always the most awkward, uncomfortable angles and poses that look the best in the photo. Don't ask me why, I couldn't tell you. More often than not, you're left completely alone to do all these video and picture shoots, which is even more awkward. Among other things that you can sell, there is also your phone number, your Skype, and just about any other personal contact info that you don't mind sharing with thousands of folks. If you're a cam girl for long enough, there's no doubt that you'll start selling your panties, as well. I'm serious, just that on its own is a job.
Cum One, Cum All, Welcoming All the Freaks and Geeks!
The heading might sound foolish, but pause for a second. Being in the sex trade, you encounter a lot of fetishes. How many fetishes can you count? I've lost track. I don't think I can count all the fetishes I've been requested to accommodate, and I'm sure there are more to come. The site I work for has a few fetishes that are pretty common; feet, smoking, anal, thigh-high stockings, boobs, and double penetration, to name a few. However, every now and then you get something out of the box. For example, a man asking for me to roleplay as his dirty, slutty, nine year old daughter. As a woman going on twenty one years old, I challenge you to act that one out. Of course, there's also the BDSM fetishes; small penis humiliation, spanking, tit-slapping, making boys my sissies, rape scenarios, impregnation fantasies, and so much more. You name it, it's out there. Frankly, I have no problem accommodating my viewers. However, every now and then, you need to recover from general shock.
I don't think I've found a fantasy yet that could surprise me. Sometimes, like trying to act as a nine year old girl, fantasies are a little outside of my acting range. Honestly, that's expected to happen. Although I feel bad when I can't perform as requested, I feel as though I've probably done myself a favour. Now, not only do I know my challenges, but I also know whether or not I'm comfortable playing out fantasies. Being someone's slave or Femdom is one thing. Pretending to be a cat, however, is a whole other story.
I like learning about these fetishes, though. They actually generally intrigue me. So, here is my challenge to you, my dear reader... Tell me all about the weird fetishes you have, or maybe even ask about my experiences with specific fetishes. Maybe it's a fetish you have yourself, or maybe you happened to learn about one on a YouTube video, or while browsing Reddit. I want to hear it all!