And when that time comes, you'll have thousands upon thousands of girls ready to swivel and smile for you in real time.It's a massive catalogue of preening women of every variety: big, skeletal, black, white, Asian, American, Greek, Czech, etc.If you think cam girls -- those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads -- are raking in easy money, you're right.If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you're also right.They all offer more or less the same "service:" You supply the body, the network supplies the eyeballs -- and takes a cut of what your viewers pay.Each network will ask you to fill out a brief bit of biographical information -- list your interests, and try to sound fun -- and then check a box or pull down a menu saying that you're 18 or above.
The women wait for you to start staring, and, just when you're interested, they hit you up for money.That's a tough stab at making a living, even with your clothes on. How did they wind up these poorly furnished, fluorescent-lit rooms in this oversaturated, low-res corner of the web? She says it with a serious voice that sounds a little tired.So who are these tireless women (or girls), these internet sex pioneers? I don't know her real name, and I don't get the feeling she's willing to tell.You've seen them sitting at their keyboards, wearing barely anything, winking at you, typing to nobody in particular with thin, lethargic arms: bored and conventionally beautiful.The ads, with flirty video that might be live or recorded years ago, shout at you with promises of "Live Sex Chat" and "Sex Shows", with both amateurs and "pornstars" alike.Peel away the sex and pixels and money and you're left with the cloudy truth about the internet's relationship status with these on-demand entertainers: it's complicated.