I’m a college student and I signed up to be a webcam model to earn some extra money. It seems like a really good way to make easy cash, but when I think about actually doing it, I get nervous. I don’t know how to explain it, but I feel like I’m crossing a line and I can’t go back. I’m all for sex work, so why does this make me so nervous?
It’s the release form that’s making you nervous.
You signed away all rights in all forms of media throughout the world and in perpetuity to the exploitation of your performance in explicit adult content.
They own it. Forever. You’re about to generate countless hours of cheesy webcam porn featuring you getting off with strangers on the internet, and you have no control over that content whatsoever.
I’m all for sex work too, sweetheart, but read the fine print. It feels like you’re crossing a line because you are, and you won’t be able to go back. Call yourself a webcam model if it makes you feel better, but at the end of the day, you are getting into porn. Low-grade porn. Maybe there will be consequences. Maybe there won’t. Either way, there’s no such thing as easy cash.
This isn’t judgment, by the way. Feel free to sell your pussy on whatever digital street corner you like. Just know that others won’t be so cool about it. People in your life will judge you, and judge you harshly, when and however they find out.
Be prepared. Act accordingly.