BBC Takes Look at Romania's Booming Camming Industry

BBC Takes Look at Romania's Booming Camming Industry
Rhett Pardon

BUCHAREST — The BBC last week published a news article that explains the booming cam industry in Romania.

The article, which includes numerous photos as well as a link to a supplementary audio program, features opinions from some of the cam models who work in Bucharest and shows off one of the attractive cam facilities operated by Studio 20

“Inside the building, Studio 20 occupies the first and second floors. Forty rooms open off pristine, white corridors, their walls adorned with pictures of women in states of glamorous undress,” the BBC article starts off. “A closed door means business. Inside that room a woman is live and direct via webcam with international clients.”

But, as BBC reporter Linda Pressly found, there’s more to camming than just sitting in front of a camera and posing.

"You have 10 minutes of being cute and sexy, and then you better have something to talk about because otherwise the member will not stay," said Andra Chirnogeanu, Studio 20's PR manager, noting that it’s important to keep a paying client online for as many minutes as possible.

Chirnogeanu told the BBC that Studio 20 employs trainers, a psychologist and an English teacher. Most end users are from North America and Europe, so it is essential the models can communicate with them.

And there’s other things that need to be taught to cam models.

"I teach them about fetishes … what a fetish is, why a person has one,” Chirnogeanu said. “We study Freud and a lot of psychology. And we study a book of gestures because women must be sensual, smart and beautiful."

The BBC article can be read here. The accompanying BBC audio portion can be heard here.

Pictured: Studio 20’s Andra Chirnogeanu

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