Niko Blue, 29, Sweden
Main sites I work on: Mainly Cam4 at the moment, with videos at Manyvids and Amateurporn.com
Niko Blue Meets the Webcam Modeling Industry
My very first experience in the adult industry was in 2012 when I found myself in a bit of a jam and having to figure out how to dig myself out of it. I have always wanted to try out stripping and that is what I was looking at first when someone pointed me towards camming instead. I applied to my first site and, well, here we are.
How Niko Pays Her Bills
Camming is my main source of income, followed by selling content/panties on various sites. I occasionally dip into sugaring as well, but not at the moment. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from camming (and any form of adult work) since late 2013 and just got back into it recently so right now my income fluctuates quite a bit, but I get by.
Niko’s Background and Personality Lead to Camming
I don’t think the people that have met me since I started camming would believe this, but I have actually always been a bit of a prude growing up. To me, while I was definitely very curious about it, nudity and sex has always been something embarrassing and I guess shameful. I had a boyfriend the year before I first tried camming who convinced me into letting him film us having sex. While he was taking a shower, I got curious and checked the footage on his camera. I think I only saw 5 seconds of it before I got too embarrassed and turned it off. After that, while I still allowed him to film us, I never looked at the footage again.
Like I mentioned earlier, I have always wanted to try stripping for as long as I can remember, but before I began camming, I never really felt comfortable in my own skin. I am still not entirely sure of how I managed to gather the courage to get on cam the first time. Still, compared to walking into a strip club, “flashing” strangers online felt fairly safe in a way.
Niko Blue’s First Day on Cam
My period decided to show up on the exact day that I got approved to work for the camsite, but I remembered that I was so pumped up at that point that I decided to go for it anyway. So I stuck a tampon in there, pulled on a wig and got to work. I believe I was online for about an hour, during which I kept fighting my wig that had made a definite decision to escape from me, while simultaniously freaking out about my tampon-string showing. (The stripper universe has since taught me how to successfully hide a tampon-string and I have tossed the wig so at least those are two less things to worry about now.)
Despite this, I remember that I got an insane rush from the whole experience and wanted more. That first site was really difficult to work with though and had a lot of issues, so I soon signed up to another site and moved on.
Niko Shares a Most Memorable Session
I wish I could say that nothing surprises me about human sexuality anymore, but still there always seems to be someone stopping by my room that will surprise me and sometimes even shock me.
One of my most memorable sessions was watching a man doing a headstand while simultaniously giving himself a blowjob before cumming in his own mouth. He wanted me to give him instructions all through our session, but I was just so fascinated by watching him balancing on his head and sucking himself off that I just sat there with my mouth wide open thinking “How in the world do you do that?!”.
What Niko Blue Loves and Hates About Camming
One of the things I love most about camming is how it has brought me out of my shell and it has taught me so much both about myself as well as people in general. I still remember when I recorded my very first video as a cam model, and much like when I watched the video my ex recorded, I felt really embarrassed and uncomfortable, I guess partly because I didn’t feel good enough or beautiful enough or sexy enough. Through camming, I have learned that I indeed am more than enough. Unlike back then, I can now look at myself in the mirror (or on cam or video or what have you) and actually like what I see. It has also made me feel a lot more comfortable in my own sexuality, as well as exploring and learning more about it and myself, both privately and in my interactions with others. It has also brought me a lot of confidence back in myself and (at the risk of sounding narcissistic) has made me fall back in love with myself.
I actually started this year off by walking away from an abusive relationship. After leaving, I decided to get back on cam, but I spent a lot of time hesitating before I finally pushed myself back into it. Not because I didn’t want to, but because my ex had done such a good job at convincing me that I wasn’t good enough and that I was unattractive. Getting back on cam and again finding myself surrounded by people who admire me for whatever reason, has been insanely helpful in helping me get back up on my feet and begin to move on from what I have been through. It has helped me remember that I’m not this horrible person that my ex convinced me that I was.
At the same time, camming allows me to take a day off to recover when life gets too tough, and that has been very valuable for me as well. At the same time, it is a bit of a double-edged sword. While I always do have the opportunity to take the day off, it is easy to find yourself making up excuses to stay in bed and watch Netflix and eat Cheetos instead of getting on cam. You need to have serious discipline to get yourself off your ass and get the job done some days.
Another negative would be the trolls and freeloaders that pop into my room and demand that I put on a show for free, only to then proceed to shame me and call me a gold digger (among other not so nice things) if I refuse. With that said, most of the people that do come to my room have been very respectful and sweet to me.
There always seems to be some nutty discussion going on or some other craziness that makes me completely forget that I am working. And getting payed to do something that is so much fun and getting the chance to spend time with such awesome funny people is obviously a big plus. Lastly, I have met some wonderful friends, not just in camming but in the adult industry at large. Strippers, escorts, sugar babies, dominatrixes, camgirls/boys, etc, they have all been some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the opportunity to get to know.
Niko’s Niche and Secret to Success
During my first run (before my hiatus) someone told me that I reminded them of Bettie Page (huge compliment, btw, so thanks for that!), and now after my return I still get the occaisonal person stating that I look like a 1940’s pinup, so I guess that would be my thing. I have been admiring the pinup culture for some time now in my private time as well, although I have been too lazy to really pursue it. But since people seem to enjoy the efforts I already make, perhaps it is something worth exploring even more.
Someone recently also told me that I am very easy to talk to, and I have also noticed some people that stop into my room, not just to see me naked (although that does seem to be a plus), but to just talk to me and vent as well. I am happy to help people feel better about themselves, whether it is dancing around in a thong or just listening while they vent. Despite the name, sex work isn’t just about sex.
Webcam Modeling and Niko’s Personal Relationships
With my current lifestyle, I’d say that camming fits in really well actually. After leaving my ex, I decided that I’m going to see the world so that is what I am trying to do. And since I can bring camming with me wherever I go and I can change my schedule whichever way I please, it is fitting into my life fairly nicely at the moment. All I need is a decent internet connection and I’m ready to go.
My only issue with it, I guess, has been how people react to it or view me after they find out what I do for a living. A few weeks back, I had an “I don’t give a f*ck”-moment and told a friend that I cam. He was really supportive at first and told me that he thought it was really cool. Then he immediately turned around and expected me to have sex with him, not to mention that I should take time off from camming and spend a considerable amount of time on Skype with him (for free) instead. I had another friend the first time I cammed who found the Tumblr I used for camming and proceeded to bug me about it and expect freebies.
While I’m not ashamed of what I do for a living, I now avoid telling people in my private life about it because I really don’t have the energy to deal with freeloaders among my friends as well. I guess it could also be that many people who are not in the sex industry just don’t get it. I mean, I didn’t either before I got into it. I have always considered myself fairly open minded, and yet if I compare what I know now with what I knew then, I was completely clueless. Honestly, I would love to know more sex workers in my private life as well. It would be great to have someone I could be completely open with who knows what I’m talking about.
How Being a Webcam Model Has Changed Niko Blue
It has brought me out of my shell and taught me to look at myself with less judgement and criticism. While I am certainly not perfect by any means, camming has taught me to see the beauty in myself, both inside and out. It has made me more confident in my sexual interactions with others as well. While I used to be a timid mouse who rarely spoke up if I liked or disliked something, I now have an easier time of going after what I want and ask for it, or for that matter say “No, I don’t like that.”. It has also made me a lot more open minded, not just in regard to sex but to people and life in general. I have learned a lot during these years as a cam model.
It has also turned me into a horny pervert, and whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is definitely up for discussion, haha.
Niko’s Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Cam Models
While this is an awesome job, I also recommend that you REALLY think it through before you decide to take the plunge, not just into camming but any kind of sex work. This is still a taboo industry surrounded by stigma and if you decide to do it, this will follow you for a long time, ESPECIALLY if you do anything that involves a presence on the internet. Remember that whatever you put out there will stay there forever and will most likely come back and bite you in the ass in the future. Think about how you would feel if your friends and family found out about it. Also remember that this might cause problems for you further down the line if you decide to get a vanilla job in the future.
And while it is a fun job, there will also be days when people will get on your nerves or they will say or do things that will hurt you, so you are going to need a thick skin to handle it and not take any crap, otherwise it might break you down (believe me, there will be people that will try to do just that). If despite all of this you decide that this is something you want to do, then I say go for it. Lastly I would definitely recommend that you do your research by reading blogs (like this one) or looking at videos on Youtube. There are also communities specifically for camgirls/boys like WeCamgirls that I definitely recommend that you join. There you can ask questions, advice or just generally hang out with both veterans and other newbies in the biz. It’s a great source and I definitely recommend it.