Online nude girls (gender neutral: cammodel; female: camgirl; male: camboy) is a video artist posted online via a live webcam broadcast. A webcam model often performs erotic acts online, such as undressing, masturbation, or sex acts in exchange for money, goods, or attention. They may also sell videos of their performances.
Unlike other sex work (such as street prostitution), webcam models can work in the security of their home. So they don’t need pimps (they can be seen as “protectors” by prostitutes).
Since many webcam models cam girls near me work from home, they are free to choose the amount of sexual content for their streams. Most exhibit nudity and sexually provocative behavior, while some prefer to stay clothed and just talk about various topics, demanding payment from fans as tips. Webcam models are predominantly women, but also include well-known artists of all genders and sexualities.
Seen as a small niche in the adult entertainment world by 2016, camming became the “engine of the porn industry,” according to Alec Helmy, publisher of the sex trade industry magazine XBIZ.