Confessions of a Cam Girl

Over the past few months I’ve done a lot of research into the pros and cons of online dating, with some surprising outcomes that I’d never previously considered. During this process I discovered that the biggest complaint of women was the quality of men on offer, but interestingly enough the biggest complaint of men was the plethora of ‘fake’ women on offer, i.e Cam Girls. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a Cam Girl is someone who strips off on camera and gets a tad playful for the benefit of willing participants and their credit cards. It’s a concept I’ve always been aware of, but naturally taken no notice of. However, the more the term cropped up in my research, the more I was intrigued to dig a little deeper. No I didn’t pay for one, but I did interview one. To protect her identity I’ll call her Sandy, it’s the least sexy name I can think of haha.

PTB: What made you want to become a Cam Girl in the first place?

Sandy: I quit my job as a Corporate Manager after ten years due to my frustration with unequal pay with my male counterparts who had much less experience. I wanted to do something that allowed me to be my own boss and provided me with unlimited earning potential.

PTB: How exactly does the process work?

Sandy: Basically the more the guy pays the more they’ll get within the means of a web cam. It isn’t always about taking your clothes off though, some guys just want to chat or will have more specific requests, I don’t do anything too weird though.

PTB: What does a typical day involve?

Sandy: Hair and make-up, picking out clothes and then sitting around trying to make small talk with people I don’t know. It can be surprisingly boring at times.

PTB: What’s the most money you’ve made in one day?

Sandy: $200 is the most I’ve made in a day, on average I’ll make $50 a day which doesn’t sound like much but remember that’s for only a few hours work and gives me a minimum of around $1500 a month.

PTB: And that’s better than your previous career?

Sandy: In terms of money it’s slightly less, but I have a much easier, more satisfying life and generally I suppose I’m happier.

PTB: What’s the strangest request you’ve had from a customer?

Sandy: To crush mice with my heels, which I of course refused.

PTB: Any stalkers?

Sandy: There is one guy who I’ve never spoken with and he never pays for a show, but he’s always online. It almost feels like he’s watching me without properly watching me if you know what I mean, it’s really creepy

PTB: Is it hard to do a job like that and be in a relationship at the same time?

Sandy: Surprisingly no, my husband actually gets really turned on by it.

PTB: Do you see this as a temporary thing or are you in it for the long run?

Sandy: It’s definitely only temporary, there’s an age-limit to this thing, no one wants to watch an old chick writhing around.

PTB: Are you quite open about your job to family and friends or do you worry about people finding out?

Sandy: I’m not open about it with anyone except my husband. It’s not something I shout from the rooftops, but other than family I don’t really care who knows. At the end of the day I’m not actually having sex with anyone so I don’t feel like I’ve got anything to be ashamed of.

PTB: What is your response to people who call the whole thing a scam?

Sandy: Some guys might think it’s a scam because whilst trying to generate business we may copy and paste the same message to any number of different guys, however when you click on that link you’re always going to get what you pay for. It would be an extremely rare case where someone runs off with your money and credit card details, at the end of the day every girl wants repeat business, we all need to earn a living. I think some guys may label it a scam because they don’t like the idea of the girl not being interested only in them, but you have to remember it’s just business. It surprises me when people take things personally, when you pay for a cam girl you do it for a quick fix, not for love.

So there you have it, a little bit of insight into a world that’s entirely alien to most of us. Obviously it’s an industry that I can’t throw my weight behind, but I do respect everyone’s story regardless of their occupation. I don’t know enough about the industry to know if there is any scandal or fraudulent activity, but from what Sandy has told me it seems to be a little more straightforward than we may think. If you’ve had any experiences of cam girls or heard any stories please feel free to share. Is it really straightforward after all or is this an industry with a few dirty secrets to tell?

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12 Comments

  1. January 3, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Well now, that was interesting. You’re very creative! I enjoyed reading that interview.

    • January 3, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you really appreciate that glad you enjoyed it 👍 PTB

  2. January 3, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    So interesting! I didn’t realize this was acrually a thing. How can they cal it scam when they hit a link? Thank you and very well written Thomas Bell.

    • January 3, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you I’m glad you liked it! I think some people call it a scam because some girls will initially chat to a guy without making them aware they are a can girl and then out of the blue hit them with a request for credit card details. Scam is perhaps a strong term, misleading is probably more accurate. Thanks for reading! PTB

  3. January 3, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Nice interview and thank you for sharing this. I used to follow a circle or blogger camgirls in the early 00s. I say follow because I liked their blogs and most of them were around my age at the time. A few of them because wildy popular and there was a documentary from 2005 called CamGirls on them which never got finished. I found these girls very interesting because despite their young age, they knew how to make hundreds off of men every day, just doing every day things like chatting and posing sexy online.

    • January 3, 2016 / 7:09 pm

      Hey Ashley thanks for reading, yeah you’re it’s a much more interesting subject than I had initially realised. I think there’s actually a documentary or film of some kind on Netflix, it’s a subject I might look into further. Thanks again, PTB.

  4. January 4, 2016 / 4:13 am

    To me? This is not any different than the respectable fashion peddlers that design clothes to wrap around the bodies of gullible unsuspecting yet carnal females that have not got a clue or maybe well aware of what the peddlers are doing? Dressing the female body to stir the male or female animal instinct to satiate their corrupt sexual animal instincts! There! That’s the naked truth more than what I think. 🙂

  5. January 4, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Very unique article, i have often found myself favouring a cam-site called (chaturbate)

    i see that you stopped by for a read!

    i would to thank you,

    cheers chris

  6. January 4, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Oh, Paul, Sandy? Least sexy, really? As a Sandy, I do like this piece and your blog in general, but I have to say, that hurts, LOL! Sandys are fabulously sexy, thank you very much. How about Matilda, Bertha, or Prudence… or just Madame X? Best, Sexy Sandy

    • January 4, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Hahaha Sandy I’m so sorry, my thinking behind it was reminiscing about Grease which was a childhood favourite so I can never use any sexual connotations towards that name 🙂

  7. January 4, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    I suffered through that as well since my last name begins with D. 🙂 I think you just gave me a new blog idea!

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