The life of a cam model can lead to strained relationships with platonic friends, acquaintances, and family members. Stress and isolation can be difficult for some models, so staying connected with the online community is very important.
Use good judgement when disclosing what you do for a living.
Meeting new people can be stressful as it is. People generally ask new acquaintances what they do for a living. Have a ‘story for publication’ ready to help prevent an awkward situation. Otherwise, use good judgement when disclosing that type of information.
Find a support system to help deal with stress.
Like any job, webcam modeling has a certain degree of stress associated with it. The stress can build up if there is no one in the cam model’s life to share these feelings with. For example, being single or from a religious family leaves out a large support system of people who might otherwise be supportive of a job endeavor.
Share with one trustworthy friend.
Even if you can’t tell your parents about what you do, there might be a supportive friend with whom you already share. This person could be a long-term friend or even a close cousin or sibling. Just one trustworthy friend is far more valuable than hundreds of acquaintances.
Avoid forming an unhealthy relationship with this person, though. Talk it out if the friendship feels judgmental or resentful.
Sharing sensitive information about cam life can help the model relieve stress, but might be more stressful for the friend. Listen to your best friend as much as they listen to you.
Interact with fans and models to help relieve loneliness.
The life of a webcam model can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. It takes a certain personality to be able to keep a large part of your life a secret.
Not being able to readily share an important part of your life with everyone due to privacy concerns is stressful. The social stigma that continues to condemn this profession also adds to the strain.
On the other hand, being open to everyone about camming might work for some cam models.
Many web models I know are even physically isolated, living in a town or state without many people around. This physical isolation might be the reason they first logged onto the web or decided to be a web model.
Each model decides how interactive and social she will be with fans and other models. This interaction can relieve both stress and the general feeling of isolation.
Use forums and blogs to find others in the same situation.
Obviously the webcam modeling profession wouldn’t exist without the internet. The world wide web has provided people around the globe with connections and opportunities they might not otherwise have.
For those web models in developing countries, this could mean they push beyond mere survival and build a higher quality of life. Others live in rural areas where employment opportunities might be scarce.
A web model might feel lonely when she’s unable to interact with those closest to her. Logging into forums and blogs opens up a world of cam models in the same situation.
And remember, there is an entire online community willing to help with advice or moral support. Cam girls unite!