[Ads-l] camming, to cam, cam model

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 8 20:35:53 UTC 2019

to cam: to act as a webcam performer, particularly one who strips and/or performs other erotic acts.

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Graham Isador
8 Mar 2019

While I ultimately decided against it there have been a handful of friends/peers who have gotten into camming and other sex work over the years.


Recently while contemplating a hard pivot from freelance journalism I asked some cam models about the costs/benefits.


The site has no up-front fee, but all cam sites do take a percentage of the models earnings.


I was originally caming on CAM4, but I have recently switched over to cam more on Chaturbate.


The English OLD has “cam” only as an abbreviation for “camera", and Wikipedia has “camming" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camming), along with camodel, camgirl and camboy.

Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Cam) mainly says that “Cam” is a good-looking man, perhaps joke entries by people named Cam.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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