Interview: Living With A Cam Model

1. How would you describe living with a cam girl?
Interesting. That’s probably the best word to describe it.

2. What is the funniest story from the experience?
When you were live in the kitchen and I needed water. Oh, or there was the time I had a hook up over, and I heard you on camera.
3. What influences has it had?
I actually considered becoming a cam model myself, something I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. I thought it was taboo, but learned a lot of people do it and now I’m more comfortable with the idea.
4. Do you view cams?
Yes.
5. Have you ever come across a roommate?
I’ve never seen either of my roommates on the cam site, because of geo-block. Although, I did find someone else from my personal life on a website where his video had been uploaded to. Because it was stolen from the actual cam website he used, it didn’t matter if he had geo-block settings on.
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6. Have you ever appeared online?
My voice did, so I made an alter-ego to go along with it. His name was Zach, and he even had his own twitter (now deactivated).
7. What advice do you have for someone in a similar situation?
It may be weird at first, but eventually you get used to it. Then it gets fun, and your life gets more exciting.
8. What is the main difference between living with a cam model, versus a non-model roommate?
It was more of a “nobody give a fuck” attitude. At times, we were more comfortable seeing each other in our underwear and were more open in the house. The downfall is that you live with a secret
9. Secret?
I thought the entire ordeal was interesting, and exciting so I wanted to tell my friends about my living situation, but because of privacy, safety, and stigma, I didn’t tell anyone about my roommates line of work.
As you read, “Zach’s” twitter is de-activated, so there isn’t anywhere you can find him, but I hope you enjoyed the read none-the-less. Catch me next week with a “Technically Speaking” blog on using Chaturbate settings!
Love always,
Amy
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The most important post so far. Read this for safety tips!

Many of my fans don’t know that one of the main reasons I quit being a cam model so abruptly was that I had a pretty scary experience. One regular of mine insisted on meeting in person, even if it was just for coffee. I set clear boundaries, and made it very apparent that this wouldn’t happen but he insisted on it. Believing he knew what city I was in, he started going places that he thought I frequented in an attempt to see me in person. If I posted something about McDonalds, he would shortly after send a photo of himself in a McDonalds upset that he had missed me. He once visited the university that he thought I belonged to and even went to approach a girl who apparently looked like me. Obviously, I blocked him, and never went near the city he believed I lived in. Nonetheless, the experience stuck with me. I didn’t have a huge following, and this still happened to me. It happens. Taking precautions to stay safe online is so important, especially in this industry. Here are some super important tips about staying safe as an online model.

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1. Use a fake name

I’ve met cam models who use their real first names, but don’t give out their last. Not good enough. In fact, a lot of models not only use a fake name, but also have a fake real name ready to give to their special clients to give them a false sense of intimacy. Under no circumstance should you give your real name to anybody you meet through the site.

2. Hide your location

If you’re using Chaturbate, your province or state is automatically on your bio. To remove it:

Bio > Edit Your Bio > Location*

Backspace what is written there, and type to change it. I changed mine to “Canada” but a lot of models will just write something funny there. It’s up to you but I advice against having your state or province published there, especially if you’re from a smaller region.

If you use SnapChat, be sure to turn off your location from maps as well. To do this:

Settings > Who Can… > See My Location > Enable Ghost Mode

Be aware of the things you talk about on camera as well. Things to avoid talking about as it could give away hints of your whereabouts include significant weather, locally owned shops, nearby schools, events ect.

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3. Geoblock

What if someone in your area watches your cam room, and then happens to run into you in public? To avoid this uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous situation, you can block users access to your rooms if they’re from certain locations by using their IP address. On Chaturbate, you can do this by:

Settings & Privacy > Broadcaster Settings > Block access to users in these countries: OR Block access to users in these regions: > select desired locations.

Personally, I blocked the province I lived in, but also the province I was raised in so that family members couldn’t accidentally find me.

Note: your shows can be recorded and re-uploaded on other sites, and you will have no way of geo blocking this material. There will be a blog devoted to Network sites soon!

Of course, these are just three ways to safe. There are many others, such as using a fake birthday, and never meeting up with anyone in real life. Thank you for reading this important post, and I hope to see you for a special interview next week! 

Love always,
Amy

Periods & Public Masturbation

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I once knew this girl who referred to her period as her “Shark Week”, which I thought was both hilarious and cleaver. A couple of us even got her a little bag with a photo of “Jaws” on it to keep her sanitary items in. Welcome to your quick guide on surviving your period as an online performer, inspired by sharks.

 

 

    Diagram of a Shark Brain                         Diagram of a Vagina 

 

 

Take a Week Off

While this solution may be the best route for models who are new to the business, it doesn’t always work for those who are more well known, and have already gained a sizeable following.

 

Hide It

The trick most cam girls use is simple. Take the string of your tampon, and tuck it in. Do not cut it. With this trick, you can still do clitoral, anal shows- anything that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration.

 

Change Your Birth Control

There are some birth controls that cause you to have your period once every three months, or not at all. Talk to your doctor for more information, and to find out if this is an option for you.

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Own It

Not something I’ve ever done, but there are plenty of girls who add #period to the title of their show, and continue on as normal. There’s a market for everything when it comes to the sex industry.
PS. You should always thoroughly clean your sex toys after each use, but pay extra special attention when on your period.

(Note: this is technically against Chaturbate’s policy, as they disallow mentions of menstruation.)

Sea Sponge

I’ve never personally met anyone who uses a sea sponge, but this is a common trick used in the porn industry. The two key things to remember when doing this: A make up sponge can not substitute a sea sponge, and you must boil the sponge first. Also, make sure you are totally comfortable taking it out before you put it in. That would be one awkward trip to the doctor!

 

To donate to shark conservation:

https://oceana.org/

https://ocean.org/

https://4ocean.com

*These are not sponsored, or affiliate links

 

I hope these tips help you better survive your period as an online model. Be sure to check back next week for a very important post about staying safe as a cam model. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy

Setting the Stage

Step One to Your Show: Setting the Stage

Whether your first show is soon to happen, or you’re an experienced cam model, the atmosphere you design is a crucial part in getting views. Here are five things to consider when setting the stage for your audience.

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Pick a Background

A lot of people in the cam world tend to start out by filming on their bed. The perk of this is that it’s comfortable, but the downside is that a majority of cam models have the same setting. I’ve heard of people doing quite well outside, in their bathrooms ect. Personally, I set up a rug on my floor to stay comfortable, but also to offer an alternative background for viewers.

*Quick Tip: double check there’s nothing in the background that could hint at your location, or who you are. Examples of this include flags, university logos, and so on.

Actually Clean

I’ve visited other models chat rooms, and the number one thing I notice clients being turned off by is a messy background. You need to realize these people are buying a fantasy. They don’t want to see your dirty socks next to you rolling around for the camera.

Music

Make a playlist of not only mood-setting music, but also music that you like. When traffic slows, you’ll be thankful for a song you can hum or sing along to while you wait for things to pick up. Just be sure to keep the music at a level where you can enjoy it, but your customers can still hear you speak clearly. They’re here for personality. It’s also worth noting that it’s much harder for someone to steal your show and post it as porn if you’re playing music since it becomes a copyright issue.

Lighting

Lighting and angles are the two most important aspects in making you look good for the camera. The best tip would be to set up your light source behind the camera. Invest in a great light if you can, but if not, a high power lamp will be just fine.

The Main Attraction

The main challenge of being a cam model is finding a way to stand out from the crowd. You aren’t going to be able to accomplish this by throwing on your nude undies and stained bra. Consider investing in matching underwear sets, lingerie, and even costumes. Catholic school girl, teacher, and cosplay tend to be costumes that get the most attention, but you can be creative and dress however you please. I once dressed up as a mermaid, since I have red hair. It didn’t last long, but I had a lot of fun with it! 

Toys

The final tip. When setting up up your surroundings, make sure you have your toys cleaned, and ready to be used. Perhaps even place them in the shot to grab viewers attention. To get sex toys, check out Pink Cherry or Lovense!

 

I hope these five tips to setting a stage was helpful. Be sure to catch next weeks blog about the entire reason we have this job… Money! Disclaimer: next weeks blog is about the technical stuff, but don’t worry, there will be one on tips to make more dough coming soon. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy