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.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.
You'll need to submit some sort of identification proving your age, but with standards low, laws international, and documents scanned, forging such a thing is a cinch, making underage cam girls a real problem. Trying to find who actually owns it is dizzying: The domain belongs to Flying Crocodile Incorporated, which has a PO box in Seattle.
Streamate sells its models through a variety of repackaged and re-skinned websites, like Porn Hub Live — using the site's well-known brand as an easy in with porn consumers. Job openings point to a nebulous firm called Naiad Dev, also based in Seattle (and hosted by Flying Croc).
They invade your peripheral vision; they pop up behind your window.
The women wait for you to start staring, and, just when you're interested, they hit you up for money.
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.