LOS ANGELES — A former web cam performer known as SophieX penned a first-person experience piece for LA Weekly about her time in the industry.
In the piece, “I Was a Web Cam Performer,” SophixX describes her motivations for getting into camming, what she experienced during her stint, and her eventual decision to leave it altogether.
“I started camming during a state of burnout,” she writes. “It was a combination of some sane reasons (easy money, working from home, etc.) and some not so sane ones — the desire to attain control, my fucked up drive to delve into dark things, and perhaps as a way to exercise my hyper sexuality. Desensitization has always been one of my favorite pasttimes; this was not my first foray into sex work. Webcamming, however, is a whole different animal.”
During her stint as a cam performer, SophieX performed mostly fetish- and niche-oriented shows — including belly fetish and small penis humiliation — from her apartment in Echo Park.
She left when the novelty and eroticism wore off: “That day, my hypersexual drive burned out which, I suspect, is what I'd been looking for the whole time. I was done.”
To read the piece in full, click here.