I was "hanging out" with a young and very attractive female student, and one fine day she told me that she makes some cash on the side as a webcam girl. The context was quite bizarre to begin with, because when I first undressed her, she asked me whether I recognized her. This sounded plain weird to me, but when you're about to get it on, you are not going to attempt entering a discussion that may only lead to you not getting laid. Talking too much in those situations is also bad because you may end up not wanting to fuck her anymore because she says some complete bullcrap that turns you off.
I forgot about that comment she made, but some time later she bought some nice dinner for me, and said it was fine because she makes good money on the side. Shortly afterwards she revealed what her source of income was. She was a part-time "cam girl". She claimed there was no issue because it was "anonymous" and guys would only see her body anyway. According to her, she only played with herself on camera, or stuffed various dildos into her pussy. When she was fellating a dildo, she said she would put a baseball cap on, and pull it down so that you only see her mouth.
There were two very interesting observations: First, that cam-whoring was a source of validation for her, which was an angle I had never considered. Second, and more interestingly, her female solipsism was so out of bounds that she thought that just because she has her channel online and put a few videos of recording of some of her shows on some porn sites, it's not unlikely that people would recognize her when she is naked. I found this utterly mind-boggling.
This also gave me a new insight into how women may end up as "real" whores. If you're a web-whore anyway, then eventually your viewers may request seeing something more hardcore on screen. Some may even offer money for sex with them, and if she agrees she's a whore already. Apparently those offers are not that uncommon. Of course, the jump from webcam with sex toys to using some dude's dick isn't that big anyway, and once you suck dick as a cam-whore, you may as well do a proper porn scenes. I'm not saying that attention seeking and the desperate need of validation is the sole motivator behind women presenting themselves to the world online. However, it is certainly an aspect that would warrant greater consideration. Also, it completely contradicts the feminist narrative that women who make money this way are "exploited". From their perspective, and given a certain disregard for future consequences of actions in the present, it seems like a perfect deal: getting a lot of attention and making money. For some women this seems to be a temptation too difficult to resist.
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