So far, 2016 and 2017 have seen a lot of fashion flux. Two of the more debated looks involve women’s nipples via the “free the nipple” social media hashtag/movement and the hair-everywhere trend.
Neither of these “looks” is anything new. They also aren’t shocking. But you know how people body-shame women on the internet. Keyboard warriors just have to make a big deal out of other people’s bodies.
Over the past few months, it seemed like the nipple-hair debate finally had calmed down. But since Amber Rose braved baring her bush on Instagram (where the pic was almost immediately taken down), Bella Thorne showed her hairy legs on Snapchat and Selena Gomez bared her nipples and thong on a date (this image has also since been removed from the gallery — a gallery!), the internet is clutching its puritanical pearls once again.
So, all this debate got us wondering… How may all this impact cam models?
Women have gone bra-less for decades, but the patriarchy still can’t handle it. As a consequence, moral concern about female boobies may actually help your business.
Because breasts are still taboo, people get a thrill when they see “free” nipples. Using this taboo to your advantage can help you tease preview photos of paid content on Instagram and Snapchat. Just snap, use a well-placed emoji and go.
Using a demure persona for certain fans also could allow for more intrigue. Intrigue means more time, and more time could mean more money.
One way to up-sell your brand is by posting free, tame photos on sites like Twitter and SnapChat, but only providing intimate content on revenue sites, such as OnlyFans.
“The porn boom on OnlyFans is still brand new, but some performers are already making significant money from it,” Vocativ reported.
“I know people who have a lot of subscribers, and their monthly revenue is really phenomenal,” porn performer and OnlyFans user Jaclyn Taylor said.
Not a fan of concealing what you have? Consider nipple tassels, body paint and nipple jewelry to bring more attention to that special spot that sets so many internet users aflutter.
Hair, there and everywhere
Hair is controversial no matter who you are or where it is. No matter how little or how much hair you have, and no matter where it is on your body, people are going to have something to say about it.
Screw the haters and do what you want.
“a shaved pussy is a clean pussy!”
“real women have a bush!”
how about.. picture this.. what we do w our pubic hair is our own decision lmao
— ivy aura ? (@ivyaura_) June 10, 2017
Certain fans have certain preferences, and learning what excites them — a little or a lot of bush, or maybe even armpit hair — could mean major views for you. If you’re willing to play with your body hair, you may discover whether changing it up appeals to your fans, or even a certain demographic of your fans. Have fun, and go forth!
Need a little hair-play inspiration? Check out this article on Refinery29 that features women “dressing up” their lip hair, armpit hair, leg hair and public hair with sprinkles, glitter, plants and tassels.
But if you’re more comfortable sporting a certain look — be it hair-free or full-on body hair — then please, do what makes you happy.
As we mentioned before, Bella Thorne and Amber Rose recently received a lot of praise and hate for their hairy body parts. And honestly,all this hoopla is a bit crazy. Why, in 2017, are people still freaked out by something that’s totally natural?
“The more we call attention to it [body hair], the more we establish female body hair as unusual or other — when, in fact, it’s not,” Refinery29 noted.
Thankfully, Thorne’s and Rose’s reactions to internet haters is on-point. Both women brushed off the world’s disparaging comments and continued on.
For example, when Rose’s bush photo was removed from Instagram because of its bonk policy, she breezily wrote the following response via an Instagram video caption:
“When IG deletes ur fire ass feminist post but you really don’t give a f&*$ because everyone picked it up already.”
Back to you…
So, take a line from Thorne’s, Rose’s or Gomez’s page. Do whatever you want with your body and its hair, and forget those body-shaming losers. Your fans and friends will still love you for who you are.
Image © Alshadsky.