Is Chaturbate Promoting Free Porn?

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Is Chaturbate Promoting Free Porn?

There is a huge problem with people not tipping the models who entertain them. Freeloaders run rampant. Some might call them “greys” but I think that’s actually a little classist. Grey usernames are attached to people too! People who haven’t connected their credit card to Chaturbate, but people nonetheless. 

On first glance, Chaturbate might appear to be a platform for exhibitionists and people looking for a free show. On the front page I see tits aplenty, full nudity, butt stuff, couples fucking, and even groups of people engaged in various sex acts. I can enter these rooms and watch live porn without even logging in if I want to. 

Webcam models work on tip-based and per-minute platforms.

There’s no Best Camming Site. It’s important to look at all the options and stream where you’re most comfortable.

A paid-per-minute site like Streamate might seem like a better option to aspiring cam models. Full nudity and explicit acts are not even allowed in the public rooms. Peeps gotta pay to see what they want there. You gotta get paid before you put on your sexy mf show. Makes sense, especially if you’re not an exhibitionist!

Most new webcam models list privacy among their top concerns.

For a long time I was actually scared to try streaming on a bigger site like Chaturbate. My social anxiety was part of it, but I think a lot of people can probably relate to that hesitation around doing public shows. What if someone recognizes you? What if someone records you and leaks your show to the masses? (Hint: I display my social media handle on every stream so that if that happens, I’m getting free advertising!)

This isn’t a black & white issue. It has a lot to do with the model’s personal preference. While I agree that people shouldn’t be watching the explicit shows for free,

I really enjoy the sense of community I feel on Chaturbate.

Other sites that focus more on private shows don’t really give you the chance to interact with the room as much. You spend a few minutes in public chat until someone whisks you away into a private show. No one else can see you during this time and they’ll just move on to the next room. 

The pressure of being paid per-minute can also lead to a less satisfying connection on both sides. It can be hard not to think about it. 

Chaturbate allowing the models to perform in public for tips doesn’t equate to pushing free shows.

I think Chaturbate along with other tip-culture sites like MyFreeCams are actually promoting a different business model. Marketing and exposure are a huge part of it. These sites give us the opportunity to cross-promote our products, videos, websites, and social media, as well as to fully customize our profiles and streams. Other sites don’t allow as much freedom to build our brand.

Plus, sometimes I make money just for showing up and being myself which is pretty rad.

It doesn’t really matter where we cam. It’s always up and down and does require a damn good bit of will power to keep going sometimes.

I feel so fortunate to have awesome people coming and chatting with me in my room. Honestly it makes all that other stuff totally worth it for me. And yeah, sometimes it’s slow and sometimes I find myself rambling on about painting dragons onto an art piece I made last month. I can always just leave my cam on and do other things. I don’t have be on all the time, or “putting on a show.” I like that I can relax.

There are tons of ways to approach webcam modeling and different things work better for different people. But in a past life I might have put on a free show from time to time in a misguided attempt to conjure up appreciation and tips.

And I do wonder how many others might not really get that this isn’t quite how the tip culture works.

That’s why you have to decide for yourself what works for you. And hey, no harm in doing science! If you’re looking for guidance or just want to share your thoughts, please feel free to post in the comments section below. I’ll gladly respond as I’m able.

If you would like to try your hand at modeling on Chaturbate, please follow this link to sign up.


P.S., Credit goes to my friend Fred for asking the questions that led to this post. Thanks Fred! 🙂

 

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