If you are an indie cam model, you are already well acquainted with Skype. Available across all types of devices and free to use when communicating with someone else inside the app, it makes the perfect platform for private shows.
However, is Skype adult industry friendly?
Well, not quite.
According to their TOS, you should not “use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography…).” Yet, many models use Skype at their own discretion because the account suspensions seem to be few and far between. They often come from an unhappy client who reports you for misconduct. But generally, you should be fine while using Skype for your cam shows.
However, if Skype is not your cup of tea, here are some other alternatives to consider for your indie camming endeavors.
If you think that Discord is a platform just for gamers, you’re wrong.
While it might have started out that way, these days it is utilized by many adult content creators to communicate among themselves and with fans. Although the interface initially can seem overwhelming, its functionality is great. You can create your own server for you and your fans, as well as have voice or video calls with them individually.
And the great part is that Discord does not explicitly prohibit adult content.
All that the terms of service say is to “not make adult content available to anyone under the age of 18” and to “not share sexually explicit content of other people without their consent.” You also can’t use sexually explicit content in “avatars, server banners, invite splashes, emoji, stickers, or any other space that cannot be age-restricted.”
Just keep in mind that you need to change your settings to access age restricted servers on iOS devices.
Oh, good old Snapchat!
Did you know it’s not only great for posting updates for your fans and sexting, but also voice and video calls?
However, keep in mind that Snapchat is not adult friendly and can terminate your account if someone reports you for posting and sharing explicit content. Other than that, it’s still a popular platform to communicate with fans. The only other downside is that you can’t use Snapchat on your computer, which might be an issue for some.
Telegram is an encrypted messaging service that has taken the adult industry by storm.
While it is often used for OnlyFans drop groups where creators engage with each other’s content, it can also be used for voice and video calls with customers. You do need a phone number to make an account on Telegram, but you can easily hide it. And, looking at the TOS of Telegram, it appears to be more porn friendly than Skype. To quote, posting “illegal pornographic content on publicly viewable Telegram channels, bots, etc.’ is prohibited.” So, it appears that all legal pornography is allowed on Telegram, which makes it a considerably better platform for indie camming than Skype.
At the end of the day, the choice of which platform or platforms to use is in your hands. Some are more risky than others, so, if you end up using them, be prepared that your account could disappear overnight. But, as long as your fans are able to reach you elsewhere, such as your Twitter or website, you’ll be fine.