It’s no secret that technology makes camming easier. Without tech, cam models wouldn’t exist in the first place.
Still, it’s hard to keep track of all the ways models can and do use technology in their work. From simple innovations like faster internet speeds to futuristic ideas like virtual reality (VR), everything impacts the cam world eventually.
The three bits of tech with the most impact, however, are social networks, VR, and sex toys.
Social network sites help cam models to take their businesses to new heights. While most don’t allow explicit content, they do allow teases and advertisements to reach just about anyone. This wasn’t a huge deal when it was just Facebook, but now there are several social networks where models can advertise or post free content.
The most successful models have a presence on each site or app, which lets them tap into more audiences. They’ll often make videos that they can post on their Snap, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
By posting a picture of themselves or a 15-second video clip, they have the potential to expand their reach fourfold by utilizing the power of social networking technology, making it easier to connect with a larger audience.
Although virtual reality hasn’t taken the industry by storm just yet, its future potential is boundless. There are only a few models using VR so far, but those who do have the opportunity to access an exclusive customer base which gives them a unique advantage.
Like any new technology, VR is expensive and niche at the moment. This might make it seem like a waste right now, but it’s way cheaper for a model to get a camera that supports VR than it is for a customer to get a VR headset.
Whether the client uses VR or not, the camera works, so it’s a solid investment for any model that gives them a head start on the next wave of sex work tech. It’s like smartphones – not many people had them at first, but now everyone does.
VR hasn’t made an enormous impact on camming yet, but it’s definitely going to. Models who get a head start on VR are going to see their customer base blow up within a few years.
Sex toys have come a long way from the humble dildo, and many cam models use them for both personal pleasure and the pleasure of their clients. It might not seem like a big technological leap, but there are several benefits to better sex toys.
Clients want an authentic experience, so the more the model enjoys themselves the better it is for everyone. With toys that offer better stimulation, more motion, and different sizes, this is much easier to accomplish.
Better battery life means your toy is less likely to die during a session. Variety means that your customers can request something specific. If they want to see you play with a specific toy, they’re prone to spend more and keep coming back.
All of this – and more – gets better every year as technology improves.
As technology improves, the model’s job becomes more accessible and more streamlined. They can reach more viewers, provide more content, cater to specific desires, and enjoy themselves more.
This is what technology brings to the cam industry. It gives models the tools to adapt, improve, and monetize their performance at a higher level.
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Dr. Aliyah Moore (she/her) is a certified sex therapist, writer, and sexpert at SexualAlpha. She’s passionate about educating and empowering women to embrace their sexuality and identity. Read more about her story and experience on her website: AliyahMoore.com.