Sofie Marie: Part Two, Micro Bikinis and Solo Cams

by Rich Moreland, May 2019

Our talk with Sofie Marie, a sultry MILF who is the very essence of a porn vixen, continues.

(All photos are courtesy of Sofie Marie)

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Camming

Next, we turn to camming. Unlike some porn stars, camming for Sofie Marie was not a portal into shooting adult scenes.

She explains.

“I started camming about two years after I started my website so I could interact with my fans and promote my website. I am a very shy person, but I do love chatting with people, so I have really good time talking on cam.

“I view my camming as great way to support my porn career and let my fans know who I really am as a person. I treasure my personal connection with my cam friends and I look forward to talking with them!”

Considering your three adult activities—swinging, camming, and porn—which one is the easiest to do and which is the hardest?

Believe it or not, porn is the smoothest, Sofie claims.

“It’s much easier for me to get mentally ready to shoot a porn scene than it is to go out swinging. Porn is my career and I take it very seriously,” she says emphatically.

On the other hand, “camming is harder than porn,” she believes, but it has its advantages.

“I love talking to my fans and I have learned so much about fetishes and what they want to see.” Her fans are super cool and offer Sofie support in everything she does.

“They do like it that I am so busy!!  Mostly they like that I do porn or swing, but the guys on cam are the ones asking me about my activities.”

What’s more, camming has a significant upside. “I hope it has made my porn scenes better for my fans,” she says.

A Possible Dud

Sofie chuckles that swinging presents challenges camming does not. “In comparison, swinging is kind of awkward in a funny way since I don’t have a camera to pay attention to while I am getting laid!”

Now there is a conscientious porn star!

Sofie Marie adds that swinging has a downside when it comes to personal satisfaction.

“Swinging can be the sexist thing I do, or it can be a dud. Most of my fantasies in my ‘spank bank’ are from swinging experiences that were super hot and horny! Group sex, threesomes, voyeurism, girl/girl, are some of the scenes that get me off when I am masturbating on cam!”

She reassures us that it’s all good in the end.

“When swinging is a dud, I still get to go home and fuck my husband, so it’s a winner, too!”

The Creation Process

From her personal perspective on adult entertainment, which is more rewarding, camming or porn?

“I like porn the best because I love the creation process and the legacy of the video, especially if it’s a good one!” Sofie declares. “I usually cam solo, so it’s a totally different experience than working with a performer. But I always get to have a bunch of orgasms [with camming], so it’s a fun job for me in that way.”

If you had to drop one of your three sexual adventures, what would stick around in your adult portfolio?

“I would keep porn and camming since they give me [the] most [satisfaction] sexually and emotionally,” Sofie says with conviction.

Micro Bikinis

Finally, what is the most important piece of advice anyone wanting a rewarding adult career like yours should consider?

“Being comfortable in your own skin was key for me,” she declares. “As I have said, I was very shy and body conscious when I was younger.”

Of course, today’s Sofie is a different person.

“I am a nudist now and love micro bikinis. My old bikinis were big enough for us to use them as a sail on a sailboat!” she laughs.

Without doubt, modeling was an important factor in the changes Sofie experienced.

“Becoming a micro bikini model and shooting in public really forced me to get over my self-critical perception of my body. I have had so much positive feedback since I started modeling. I had to start listening to the good compliments over my own self-doubts.”

Once she became “confident in her skin,” as she puts it, the beach beauty remarks that the rest of her adult journey fell into place.

“Having sex in front of the camera and then in front of people was a logical step for me.”

But we can’t forget how important support at home is for any adult performer.

“I have a wonderful marriage built on trust and honesty which gives me the emotional confidence to perform and know that I am loved, unconditionally.”

Well said and thanks, Sofie Marie, for an inside look at a spectacular porn star’s career.

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May 23, 2019 · 9:17 am

Sofie Marie: Part One, Girl in Charge

by Rich Moreland, May 2019

Talking with Sofie Marie is always a pleasure because she is a mature, professionally-driven adult entertainer who is incredibly sexy.

One of the things that makes Sofie stand out is her affection for the swinging lifestyle. I wanted to find out how that avenue of her sexual lifestyle factors into her porn career.

Let’s see what she has to say.

(All photos are courtesy of Sofie Marie)

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Sheltered

First tell us how you got involved with swinging.

“When I met my now husband, he had to tell me what a swinger was because I had no idea! I was very sheltered,” Sofie begins. The idea of sexually experimenting with other people fascinated her, but she needed a spark to kindle her fire. That came via a video production.

“I saw a hot music video with lots of sexy girls in lingerie running around at a party. I really wanted to go to a party like that, so we did . . . a swinger party, and I was hooked!”

I’ve talked with porn girls who dabble in swinging and they’ve told me about their personal guidelines for the sex they have. Does Sofie have any of her own?

She does. When “playing” with other swingers, be they singles or couples, Sofie says, “I have to have a connection and like the people. I have never been a random sex person, so the personal connection is key.”

Having said that, she points out, “sex for me is just fun!” It becomes emotional when “it’s with my husband.”

And, the statuesque California babe wants it real and sends a message to her play partners. “I prefer bareback sex, so please be fourteen-day STD tested because condoms are the only other way we can play.”

Girls are in Charge

Next, give us an inside look at swinging. What are some of its dynamics?

Sophie explains the scene.

“Girls are one hundred percent in charge in the lifestyle. The men who survive in swinging let the girls drive the program.”

In the end, “bossy men are weeded out pretty quickly” and it’s important that girls should “never take one for the team, as we say,” she adds.

By the way, girls who are interested in other girls proliferate in the lifestyle, so “that is the best ice breaker,” Sophie remarks. Swinging is most rewarding when the girls are “confident in themselves and enjoy the attention.”

To clarify how important that is, Sofie insists that “when you wake up the next morning you should be smiling and basking in the experience of sex, not cringing and wishing it didn’t happen. Never have any regrets!”

Sex in Front of People

Compared with a porn set, what’s it like to have sex in front of an audience?

“It’s harder to be watched by onlookers than a porn crew,” Sofie states. They are “focused on their job and generally detached from the sex they are shooting.”

(Sofie is spot on about this. From personal experience, I can tell you her words apply to industry journalists, as well.)

On the other hand, Sofie comments that “swingers are like kids in a candy store. They are watching for sexual pleasure!”

That suits our MILF hottie just fine, by the way.

“I like having sex in front of people because it’s fun to see them looking at the scene.  I wonder what they may be thinking, and sometimes I will ask them to join in the fun!!”

Of course, swinging means having sex with people who don’t necessarily throw their bodies out there for public consumption. What problems might come out of this?

Sofie replies that swinging can present interpersonal challenges that she doesn’t find with porn or camming.

“From swinging, I have had to deal with the awful feelings of jealousy. The dreaded green monster is usually the destruction of most relationships.”

That’s understandable, of course, since Sofie is married.

“From the very beginning of my relationship with my husband, we have discussed the root causes of jealousy,” she explains, and the “insecurity” it fosters.

“By focusing on trust, respect, and honesty in my marriage, I have seen my fears dissipate and my sexual energy increase. I have come to see that any jealously I felt was due to my feelings of adequacy versus the actions of my spouse, so now I love watching him as much as he likes watching me.”

Talking about her husband stimulates her juices. “Wow, I am really wet now!” she says with a broad smile.

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May 22, 2019 · 9:39 am

Emori Pleezer: Princess in Training, Part Two

by Rich Moreland

This is the second installment of our interview with Emori Pleezer. She is with Foxxx Modeling. Her model page can be found here.

Photos are credited to Kevin Sayers and Emori Pleezer.

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Parties and Porn

As a lifestyle couple, Emori and her Dom attend private BDSM parties, most of them at private residences. However, Emori is reluctant to play out scenes at these gatherings because she is shy, she says.

The bondage newbie offers this insight.

Compared with shooting porn, “being beat in front of people [in a BDSM setting] is way different than just fucking on a set, you know?”

Understandable. A room filled with onlookers is a time warp apart from a film set where actors, directors and crew have professional responsibilities.

Porn, after all, is a business and film shoots don’t admit the curious to gawk at the action.

As we’ve established, Emori Pleezer is relatively new to the “whips and chains” kink and is navigating her way along its learning curve.

Of her Dom, she says, “He’s actually the only top I’ve played with. I had one of my friends tie me up. But other than that, I don’t play with anyone else. He’s the only one I trust, so far. It’s like marking my body, you know? He knows how to control it.”

Emori comments that scening with other Doms at a BDSM gathering is a hassle. She’d have to become familiar with the guy so he’d understand that if she has a porn shoot coming up marks are verboden. That’s “way too much work and I’m not gonna deal with it,” she says.

Japanese Shibari is popular with the fetish community and is revered for using bondage designs that turn live models into works of art. Is her rope artist friend versed in these techniques?

Apparently. “He’s the one who roped me up. It was a lot of fun. All the Doms and sadists had a lot of fun with that,” Emori says.

She recalls a particular pattern that “has knots all the way down and there was a knot right here.” Emori points to that tender spot between her legs. When the sadists pulled on it, she had an “instant orgasm.”

“They had a bunch of fun at that party. I had a lot of fun, but I think they had more,” she laughs.

Open Up and Let Go

Things are progressing in Emori’s world of submission. She has earned her collar.

How difficult was that?

“To be honest, I had to be myself. I had to open up, I had to let go of some things. I’m stubborn and so with him I had to let go of all that and not be passive aggressive or anything. We had to get to know each other, trust each other, kind of play a little bit to see if we bonded.”

As is common in the community, the Princess and her Dom have a contract which took a few months to settle. They went through it three times before Emori granted her approval. Patience is important when documenting expectations and limits.

It so happens, by the way, there is another sub involved with Emori’s Dom.

“He has two of us and me and her are really good friends, I love her to pieces,” Emori says.

How does all this factor in with her Dom?

“Basically, me and her will just like fuck around. [We’ll] start off with just us and he’ll be like ‘Okay, you guys, that’s unfair. I want love too,’” she smiles with delight.

“It’s like a triple relationship, you know? But the contract is just strictly me and him.”

Emori indicates that everything is coming together. “Yeah, it took a lot to get to where I am with this and I’m really happy with it to be honest.”

No Sex

Is she in a polyamorous arrangement with her Dom and the other sub?

“I’m in a relationship with them,” Emori says, “but I would never be with other people [sexually] other than for porn. I take relationships seriously and if they [her Dom and the other girl] wanted to go be with other people, I’m like ‘Okay be safe about it. Care about me.’”

Incidentally, her Dom has imposed a rule on her, Emori remarks. “I’m not allowed to have sex with anybody unless it’s for porn.”

There is a caveat, however, that includes his other sub.

“Yes, me and the girl can be with as many girls as we want,” Emori says before proclaiming, “All girls come to me please, ‘cause I love girls!”

If girls are okay for sex, men are not. . . at least in Emori’s private life.

“Yeah, no sex with other men. I’m strictly his,” she announces with pride.

Porn is another matter, as you might expect. It’s Emori’s profession so there was a meeting of the minds in that regard.

“Obviously I got into this (porn) way before I met him so he cannot tell me to not have sex with industry male talent. They are a part of my work which we have established he cannot infringe upon,” the collared sweetheart says.

“He cares about what I do and knows those males are acceptable to be with. So, no sex with guys unless they are male talent and I can sleep with all the girls I want.”

Seems to be a win-win for everyone.

Teach Me a Little

How did you discover the existence of BDSM communities?

“I didn’t actually start knowing anything about [BDSM] until March of 2017 when my roommate—she’s one of my best friends now—was like ‘Oh I’m into this, you know,’” Emori begins.

“I was like, ‘Oh that’s cool Can you teach me a little?’ We started going to these coffees and that’s how I met him (her Dom),” Emori says. The gatherings also benefited her friend who found her guy there, also.

Most importantly, Emori was emotionally primed to find her passion.

“It was amazing, an eye opener. And I was like, ‘Wow, learning so much more about myself that I didn’t know.’ I thought I was just some bossy girl. Turns out I’m just a princess,” she chuckles.

Are you a lifestyler?

“Yes. At first, I was like maybe I’ll dabble in it, go to some parties and stuff. But now I’m collared. I feel like this is a lifestyle choice.”

Do you think you may drift into shooting BDSM porn along with the vanilla stuff you’re doing now?

“I feel like I will get heavy into it but I’m still gonna be that half-half girl. I’ll work out the two because I like both of them.”

Congrats, Emori Pleezer! Relish your new-found love and we hope that Kink.com, Infernal Restraints, Sexually Broken, and Hardtied will soon be picking up the phone to explore your fetish half!

 

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Emori Pleezer: Princess in Training, Part One

by Rich Moreland

AINews editor Steve Nelson is always on the look out for BDSM performers because he knows I love to talk with them. At this year’s AVN show, Steve came through with Foxxx Modeling’s Emori Pleezer.

Our AINews team corralled her for an interview in the press room. Let’s see what she has to say.

Photos are credited to Kevin Sayers. The bondage pictures are courtesy of Emori Pleezer.

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My Regular Life

Emori tells us she’s new to porn and shooting vanilla scenes right now, but she’s open to anyone who wants to capture her kinks.

“I haven’t gotten to the BDSM scenes, but I really want to,” the twenty-one-year-old exclaims.

You’re not far enough along in the industry to call yourself a fetish model, right?

“Not strictly. I mean if I could be one, I would totally be one. But, as of right now, it’s just the regular stuff because that’s all I’ve gotten booked for,” she says. To reassure everyone that kink is her sexual gold standard, Emori adds, “I do this in my regular life.”

Following that opening into her private life, I mention that she is collared (her Dom has marked his territory, so to speak)

Emori flashes a broad smile. “Yes, it’s definitely more than just he’s my Dom and I’m his sub. It goes way further than that.’

How does she address him to show her submission?

She laughs that “master” is appropriate, though “my sir, my owner, whichever one,” also works.

Is sir the same thing as master?

Emori changes gears just a bit. “I call him either ‘sir’ or ‘daddy,’ whichever one works at the moment ‘cause sometimes I get really like daddy-ish and then there’s other times I feel like just my normal self, so I call him ‘sir.’”

The buxom lass concedes that any term she uses to address him is an acknowledgement of the power she gives him. I get that. Any submissive voluntarily plays her role for her own pleasure, but Emori seems to be learning the ropes (pun intended) as she finds her way into the lifestyle.

Older Men

Daddy often references age differences, which is true here. Emori admits her Dom is forty-six, a twenty-five-year spread, and adds that he adores younger girls.

From her perspective, Emori is in tune with the age parameter. “I like older men and I don’t mean I like them five years older. I like ‘em older!” she declares with that enduring smile.

In fact, a fifty-year-old guy is fine with her. (Since we talked, Emori shot a bondage scene for New Sensations’ award-winning director, Eddie Powell. Her partner was Steve Holmes, a well-known German dominant who is fifty-six).

As for her current BDSM squeeze, “I’m still learning a lot of things about myself because he is my first owner [and] hopefully my last,” she says.

Mind Games

Emori still struggles a bit with the BDSM terminology.

“Most people are like subs or something like that. I’m a princess, apparently,” she says, explaining how her Dom’s expresses his preference for her.

As for the basics, Emori admits she is a masochist and her man is clearly a sadist, but roles are not cleanly cut for her. I fact, she drifts toward switching. “I’m also a sadist, but not towards men. I’m a sadist towards women. But I’m learning how to manage that to where it’s fun and not just mean.”

So, is your sadomasochism emotional, psychological, or physical?

“With us, it’s all three. He likes to play mind games with me. It’s physical because I do like the beatings. Pain is pleasure,” she declares in true masochistic fashion.

However, there are emotional moments in their kinks, she remarks, but they are not negative. “He’ll bring out my tears to make me just cry. [He’ll say] ‘You need to cry,’ so he’ll do that in a good way emotionally.”

Marks

Are there marks in her private life and how does that factor into scheduling her porn scenes?

She’s a brat, Emori announces humorously, and that challenges her Dom. When she pushes the envelope, he’ll ask when her next shoot is. Important, you see, because recovery is central to every masochist’s arrangement with her Dom.

“He takes my career very seriously. So, when there’s two weeks I’m not doing anything, no scenes, he can time how long the marks last. So, that gives us the fun,” Emori chuckles, and quotes her man, “You’ll have a lot of ass whoopings.”

Because, they don’t live together, their BDSM play is at his house.

“He actually has a paddle engraved with ‘Punisher’ on it and that thing is heavy, let me tell you! My ass took a good beating that day,” Emori comments, mentioning a recent playtime they enjoyed.

Some subs top from the bottom. Do you?

“I’m definitely not a top from the bottom kinda girl ‘cause I’m scared of the repercussions,” Emori declares.

She continues that power exchanges between Dom and sub “depends on your dynamic, whatever you do [when you play]. Some call it topping from the bottom, others call bratting. I would say I’m not a topper from the bottom.”

Safe words?

“Yes,” Emori exclaims, “yellow and red. Yellow means I can’t take this anymore, just go in another direction. Like kinda lead it over here [and] maybe come back to it [later].”

Like most accomplished Doms, Emori’s lover can read body language and how much his sub can take. That brings us back to red.

“With my guy, you cannot call red unless you need to go to the hospital. There’s no point in calling red ‘cause he considers that topping from the bottom. So, I like it.”

Wow, things must get pretty rough. However, I do suggest to Emori that as a sub she yields all control and enjoys herself.

“Pretty much,” the Princess exclaims with that beaming smile.

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In our next installment, Emori Pleezer talks about BDSM parties, rules about sex and porn.

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AEE 2019: B and J, Riding the Wave

by Rich Moreland, April 2019

Our second camming couple, a husband and wife team, go by B (or Mrs. B) and J. Our AINews team met them informally on the trade show floor and set up a quick interview.

B and J’s site, Hot4Teacher, can be found on Chaturbate. 

Photos are credited to Kevin Sayers and Hot4Teacher.

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The Age Thing

How did the two of you get started?

J watched a camming special on TV that included a couple who are friends of theirs, he says. He showed a YouTube presentation of the program to B whose immediate response was, “I’m not doing it because I’m a teacher!”

A month later, she agreed to give it a try.

“It started to kind of get him off my back . . . and then it took off,” B says with a smile.

Conversation in their chat room led to more followers and their popularity spread.

“There was a draw [to us] because there’s not a lot of couples that are our age. We’re both teachers so I think that’s maybe a fetish for some people.”

They had another surprising advantage.

In the couples category, there’s a shortage in the “thirty-five and over group,” B says.

“The age thing was huge,” J interjects.

No Script

B and J insist they put in considerable time to make their site a success. “There was a demand that we had to supply and here we are today,” J says with pride.

Does sex online and selling clips make them a porn couple?

“I don’t think it does,” B responds. “I feel like the cam is different from porn. There’s not a script, you’re chatting with people. You’re doing what they want you to do . . . and it’s with my husband. It’s not with other porn stars. It’s different.”

J concurs. “I’ve always felt that it’s different.”

B does admit that other people may not see it that way, however.

“I guess my vision of porn is I feel like it’s different than what I do. I’m just hanging out in my room and chit-chatting with people that come into it.”

Self-Pleasure

Do some of your fans masturbate when you’re online?

“Yes, I know that some of them do,” B chuckles.

Makes sense, but porn fans masturbate to what they see. Are your shows doing the same thing?

“I did say I don’t do porn. But I still enjoy what I do,” B says.

J believes that if masturbation is “what we’re going to take as the definition [of porn], then yes.”

However, B insists that she is “not interested in moving into the porn industry.”

At the suggestion that she may already be there, she concedes that for anyone who conflates porn with camming, indeed she is there.

Who Directs?

Some porn people believe that camming may take over the industry within the next few years. What is your take on that?

“That’s where porn is going,” B affirms.

J brightens and asks, “Are we the pioneers?”

B agrees that they are.

Some critics hang the amateur porn label on cammers. In your view, is that accurate?

That’s probably true, B says.

“I think one hundred percent we’re amateurs,” J responds, especially when it comes to directing.

B chimes in, “He’s directing me all the time. Move this leg so we can get a better view, you know?”

When fans buy tickets to their shows, the broadcast is different. J explains that everyone is included. “You’re our director. We’ll follow your lead because you bought a ticket. That’s what you want to see.”

He compares their shows with a porn shoot where fans “have an idea of what that scene is and what that movie is about,” when they buy a studio production.

As for what they do, J says, “we want to make you happy so that you come back again and purchase another ticket or buy another video.”

But he reminds us that “it’s absolutely one hundred percent amateur.”

J mentions that studio shoots involve a director and crew and other performers who may not be in a particular scene and, on occasion, media people.

Fair enough, but isn’t everyone getting paid in the long run?

The Performance

B acknowledges that shooting on a set is different. She and J started out “in the privacy” of their home and it was hard to imagine there was anyone there because the audience was online.

That changed when they did “couples shows.”

In fact, they had a “raffle and fans came to my room and were in there when we cammed,” she adds. “It was really uncomfortable the first time and kind of weird.”

Over time the tension eased for her.

J mentions, “Like last night there were other people in the room who were not participating.” They still did the show and “put on the performance,” he says.

B recognizes that J is more at ease than she is “when there’s other people watching.” But she is making progress. “I [am] much more comfortable with it than I was six months ago,” she says.

What We Are

Asked about where they see themselves down the road, it seems their venture into camming has a termination point. There’s family to consider. For the future, “who knows what’s going to happen,” B says. “We’re doing well now, but . . . “

As for this week in Vegas, they are here at the Adult Expo to support their fellow cammers and they have the credentials to make a difference.

“We’re one of the top couples on Chaturbate,” J says. “We’re riding the wave where everything’s hot.”

In other words, they’re using their success to give back some of the love extended to them.

In retrospect, do you think you are drifting in the porn direction?

“Well, it’s funny,” B comments, “I feel like I’m not in porn and then you (referring to J) were like ‘one hundred percent we’re in amateur porn.’ So, I think we just totally contradicted what we said.”

J clarifies his comment. “No, amateurs [are] what we are because I don’t feel that we’re at that professional level.”

B is delighted to confirm his statement.

“Oh, we’re not!” she exclaims, and recalls her thoughts the first time she was in the room having sex. “I do not belong here. I just felt like I was not at that level . . . .”

Perhaps.

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AEE 2019: Tom and Honey, The Easier Way

by Rich Moreland, April, 2019

Some interviews at adult trade shows are arranged via PR firms while others are off-the-cuff pickups gained through networking. At this year’s Adult entertainment Expo we had two valuable talks with camming couples we met on the floor.

Photos credited to Kevin Sayers.

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Tom and Honey are cammers who operate online through Chaturbate. To say they are comfortable in their own skin (and that of their partner’s!) is an understatement. Not only do they have a loyal following, they have an exceptional understanding of the camming business model.

“Our live broadcasts drive the clip sales,” Tom responds. “When we’re online people see us, they talk to us. They have that connection.” Out of that comes a built-in marketing advantage, he adds, because fans will ask about the vids they shot on location in Las Vegas or Miami, for example.

Honey reinforces what Tom says. “People who want to directly talk to you. They want that interaction. They want to know you as a person,” whereas other fans just want “to see you performing the sexual acts.” They’ll buy the clips.

This division between the active and passive fan is common among cammers, as we’ve discovered.

Amateur Porn?

Tom mentions the importance of content with time and effort the necessary ingredients to produce a good show. What they shoot is never going to be of Evil Angel quality, he says, but that’s okay because “we are never competing with mainstream porn companies.”

Are cammers making amateur porn?

“We are the amateurs!” Tom asserts. There’s a market for fans who don’t want the professional look. They like “the slightly shaky camera,” Tom says, and the feeling that they are “filming” the show.

On the other hand, cam production is improving. Tom explains that their equipment parallels the big studios. They have tripods and gimbals. Plus, they shoot in 4K and employ the “same editing software that the pro companies use.”

In other words, the quality gap is not that large, he declares.

Considering that, are cammers becoming the new professionals? Will today’s amateur be tomorrow’s pro?

Taking Over

Honey seems to think so. It’s “a very hot topic right now. People are saying that cammers are taking over,” she says.

She implies that camming is moving into the porn orbit and points out the cammer’s advantages.

“You can come here [the trade show] to see them [porn stars], but you can’t sit and talk to them face-to-face for hours like I do with my fans . . . [We give them] more because we offer the videos and the one-on-one interaction. They get to know who we are as people.”

Then cammers are the people next door having a little fun. Right?

In chorus, Tom and Honey respond with “exactly.”

Cammers are tilting the amateur in the direction of the professional?

They repeat with a resounding “yes.”

A Step Ahead

Regarding cammers and porn performers challenging each other’s space, Tom says, “it’s easier for the cammers and amateurs to go professional versus the professional coming back to camming.”

The mainstream porn girls have everything “taken care for them,” he adds. “They just show up and do their scene” with no concern for lighting, camera quality, editing, and the like.

“We have to figure that out,” he exclaims, which puts the cam world a step ahead of porn performers. “All of a sudden they [porn models] have to learn how to do everything” if they want to cam.

Of course, there are the usual reservations mainstream performers have about camming, time and schedule being the most important. Does this mean the two porn worlds—camming and mainstream—will never come together because they are different mindsets?

Certain they won’t, Honey says, “yes, I would agree with that most definitely!”

Who Decides?

Tom brings up an significant issue that separates a cam show from a professional shoot. For a sex act in real time, who determines the direction of the presentation and the timing of individual moments as the show evolves?

For instance, he mentions the pop shot. Where is it going to be? A facial or a creampie?

“We allow them (the fans) to vote on things like that.” Tom says, making everyone online a director.

Finally, what is on the horizon for the adult industry and camming?

An important change, Tom believes. Camming “is going to be the easier way to get into the [porn] business,” he states.

“It gives you the freedom to enter the industry from anywhere” as opposed to mainstream porn that requires shooting in Miami, Las Vegas, or LA.

Best of all, camming sex “allows you to be a porn star in your own home!” Tom exclaims. What could be more convenient?

Honey concludes our conversation with, “Camming is a really good way to get a feel for the industry if this is where you want to be. . . .”

Exactly. And that leads us to our next cam couple. Let’s see what they have to say.

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AEE 2019:  Is Camming the New Porn?

by Rich Moreland, April 2019

Photos in this essay are credited to Kevin Sayers and Steve Nelson.

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At this year’s AVN trade show, cammers and their laptops were pervasive, demonstrating the popularity of online broadcasting. In fact, MyFreeCams sponsored this year’s adult extravaganza in a move that seemed to step over the industry’s traditional studios.

The upshot, I believe, is a pretty straight-forward question: Is camming redefining the adult business? From the interviews completed by our AINews team (which included photographer Kevin Sayers and videographer Davyana San Miguel) and posted in this blog, the answer is “maybe.”

What it is not, is “no.”

Delivery Platforms

From what I can see, the adult industry is experiencing a twenty-first century revolution driven by new delivery platforms. Not surprising, by the way. Fans old enough to remember the bygone days of the video tape and its replacement, the DVD, recognize that, as always, technology is porn’s best friend, moving it culturally forward with each new innovation.

Whether the DVD will pass into porn history in the manner of the VHS tape is a matter of debate. As one director told me, commercial studios still produce them for their “hands on” collectable value. In other words, display your favorite DVDs on the library shelf for immediate reference.

What is obvious, however, is that porn’s online presence is today’s mother lode. High quality shooting with easy-to-manage advanced systems is ubiquitous for both the commercial studio and the cammer. When capturing the porn moment is technically simplified, everyone can learn the skills required to post just about anything online.

In other words, anybody can become a pornographer and suddenly every cam girl can claim a professional mantle, at least from the shooting perspective.

As for the bodies in front of the camera, the number of performers, models, or whatever you choose to call them, is expanding. There are plenty of girls available to shoot the mainstream product and thousands who cam.

What is interesting is this. Do cammers believe they are shooting porn? Do accomplished porn stars believe cammers can make it in the studio, and does that matter?

If porn stars consider themselves to be professionals because they are being paid (the most basic definition of “professional”), what do we do with cammers who are also making money in their chat rooms and with self-published vids on hosting sites like Clips4Sale and ManyVids? They may think of themselves as amateurs, but how are they not professional?

And, of course, what constitutes the status of amateur? Is it more a style of shooting than an actual performer?

Two Brands

Though porn veterans appear to have clear-cut views on these questions, cammers remain conflicted perhaps because whatever level of sexual stardom has been thrust upon them (or in them, for that matter) has come fast and furious, blurring the definition of how they see themselves.

The two brands of performers seem like parallel universes until one realizes that established industry stars can easily turn to camming and widen the conduit of porn’s delivery system in today’s culture.

Conversely, cammers can seek out studios should they choose that avenue and abandon any pretense to be amateurs. Though Clips4Sale is not Brazzers or Jules Jordan, does it mean amateur only?

Trouble is, a bit of tribalism creeps into the picture as can be seen in the numerous interviews from this year’s show that appear on this blog.

Is or Is Not

In the final posts from the Adult Entertainment Expo 2019, we have interviews with two cam couples. They have nuanced perspectives on where to place camming in adult entertainment and what it means to make the adult product.

Keeping that in mind, here are the questions we asked.

If it is sex on-screen, regardless of the source, is it porn? Or, if the intention is to amuse and entertain a paying–and therefore exclusive–group of followers who enter a “private” chat room, does that make it restrictive and informal enough to “not” be porn?

Or, are the two groups—cammers and porn stars by one definition, and amateurs and professionals by another—simply drifting into each other’s space to the extent that one day there will be no difference?

Perhaps. But that would require porn stars to drop their self-proclaimed exclusivity and cammers to abandon their “not me, I don’t do porn” mantra. If each begins to cross over into the realm of the other, does the whole industry benefit?

That, I believe, is AVN’s bet in expanding the trade show umbrella in the years to come.

 

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