We interviewed Cody Bryan Maverick, 25 year old stock trader (and trans male cam model!) based in Spain. He has been working in the online adult industry since he was 19 years old, and has graciously agreed to answer some questions about his experience.
Question: “Let’s talk about the early days and learning how to run your business. What were some of your biggest challenges?”
“When I started camming, I started working at my parents’ house.
I needed to cam hidden, I hadn’t fast internet connection and I needed to afford my partner’s expenses (right now, ex). Yes, I was helping my fiance to pay a big part of his expenses each month.
Question: “Can you identify any ideas you once held about the adult industry, and how your own work has changed or affected these?”
“Well, I wouldn’t consider it idea. But some people told me that I’m an inspiration for the transmen adult industry. Simply, I am myself!
Not a copy of no one else! It is still a world unknown to many. But hey, here we are! Trans men are here and we came to stay! I wanted to change the stereotype that came to be expected when browsing the transgender category. The industry isn’t ready for so much diversity. To have or not to have done a chest surgery it doesn’t make you less man, if you aren’t into hormones (testosterone) neither.
Nobody has the right to tell you what you are and what you aren’t. You know who you are!
Personally, I consider myself transgender, non transsexual. I hadn’t my top surgery done and neither I am into testosterone. My testosterone is high like nature and I live like another man more.”
Question: “How has your work in the adult industry changed you as a person or affected your personality?”
“It made me a more confident person.
I met a lot of nice people that support me, even I met more trans men and women that at the present have a close relationship. I learnt to challenge my skills to the next level.
Since I was child I’m writer. I write poetry, short stories, I wrote 2 novels that I’m translating into English. Because are written at my main language, Spanish. After that, I will publish them! Now I’m writing and selling some custom erotic stories with audio version. I really enjoy it!
Also, working at the adult industry it made me a friendly person. Before I was so introvert. I was bullied all of my life! So I didn’t made friends easy.”
Question: “How has your work changed or affected your personal relationships with family and friends?”
“After I was broadcasting for 5 years, I told my mom about it and I was surprised how good she accepted it.
She asked me many questions but the most important is that she supports me fully.
All of my friends and some family members knows about my work. I feel relieved!”
Question: “What do you love and hate about your choice of occupation?”
“I love having the opportunity to interact with people from different countries and continents, the flexibility to work at home, to be my own boss.
I work when I want/can and I do what I feel comfortable doing.
I hate the big competition and hatred from other colleagues in the industry. There is job for everybody! Just you need to be yourself and put effort on it! Believe in yourself! There will be always people that will like you.
Also I hate that some people record us and/or steal our content and publish it for free or to earn money with it. But it’s something I assumed when I started this job. So if you are reading this and thinking to start this career, be strong and don’t give up! You aren’t alone!
Also I hate the little opportunities trans have to find jobs. Many studios won’t book us! So I think it’s time to change that.”
Question: “Our society has a lot opinions about sex work. Tell us something about you or your work that would surprise someone who doesn’t know better.”
“Many people think cammodels and/or actors and actresses are promiscuous and unfaithful. And that’s totally wrong!
Each person and each relationship it’s a world. Some people are polyamorous and others not. And sex work is like any other job. Still we need to progress.”
Question: “Every sex worker has stories. Share one!”
“I remember one day that I received a private show request.
I believed the guy wanted the same stuff that they asked me other times. That time was different. He wanted anal but not just playing with my fingers and doing close ups. He wanted to see me using a dildo.
My ass was virgin and I wasn’t sure about it. He was insisting much but he was polite. Even he proposed me to pay me extra. I accepted the challenge! He was very patient with me and after 30 minutes, when I noticed it, all the dildo was inside my ass! I felt so happy!
Because I didn’t feel pain, I was so relaxed and I achieved something I believed it wouldn’t happen. And much less I expected that I would end totally pleased.”
Question: “What do you think is the most important piece of wisdom you could possibly impart on someone just getting started in the industry?”
“Patience and perseverance.
You need to realize that not because it’s an online job it won’t require effort. It needs to! Like anything else in life! Don’t give up if you cannot reach your goals. Keep going! Also you need to think about to set a realistic goal and to set up a working routine.
Last and not least, the retirement. You need to realize that you won’t be able to do this job during all of your life. So you need a solid monetary management. Don’t spend more than you need to!”
Where can folks connect with Cody Bryan Maverick?
Cody has been nominated for Best European Cam Performer in the 2020 Prowler Awards. Check him out. Voting will begin soon!