After the recent revelations about the way pornography influences our society^, here’s another sobering piece, this time about the sex-cam industry, the fastest-growing sector of the global pornography business. In Romania, thousands of women work as “cam-girls” from studios and from home.
Let me be clear: it’s not shameful to have a job, and this job is less demeaning to women compared to other jobs in the pornographic industry. But from an ethical perspective, it’s a highly debatable topic. Often, it’s one step away from abuse and in general it tip-toes on the edge of the knife between legal and social inequality.
If you ask the models involved in the business (there is a small percentage of men as well), you can get very different perspectives. One former cam-girl says: “the next step is prostitution, I see that now.” (or filming demeaning pornography) According to another cam-girl: “It’s about selling your brain, not your body.” (I believe it’s probably both).
Here’s the full article: