All About Live Sex Cams

Live sex cam sites play a significant role in today’s online adult entertainment industry. Today, a vast array of high quality live sex cam services offer everything from straight-up cybersex, to kinky fetish performers, as can be seen on lots of specialized review sites.

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A Bit Of Web Cam History

The original webcam was created in 1991. Its recordings of a Cambridge University coffee pot were far from sexually exciting, but they paved the way to the practice of live sex over the internet. 1994 saw the development of the first commercial webcam, known as the Connectix QuickCam. Although it was not originally marketed for the web, the QuickCam soon became closely linked with internet use.

And Then Came JenniCam

Jennifer Ringley

In 1996, a 19-year-old woman name Jennifer Ringley started streaming photos taken from her dorm room and inadvertently invented lifecasting.  As an experiment, the college student rigged her webcam to broadcast a snapshot of whatever she was doing at the moment every 15 minutes: browsing the internet, staring off into space, reading a book, masturbating. The extreme transparency—and possibility of co-ed nudity— was eminently clickable. She broadcast her daily life for whoever wanted to click, jumpstarting a DIY internet-based streaming concept that still has voyeuristic legs today.

Two years later, in 1998, Ringley was famous enough to appear on David Letterman, coming onstage after Samuel L. Jackson. Ringley was the star of a new screen: As Jennicam, she was the first celebrity lifecaster and cam girl. She graduated to uploading images more frequently and charging people (via PayPal) for premium access.

The Rapid Growth Of the Live Sex Cam Sector

It wasn’t long after that the large-scale live sex cam industry rapidly developed. With the rising popularity of adult chatrooms, users began to engage in private video messages with people that they met on the chatrooms. Recognizing the demand for adult video chat, website owners began to develop domains focused exclusively on using webcams to have virtual sex. By the time the term “sex cam” entered the internet lexicon, dozens of sex cam websites were off and running. Demand was great enough that users were willing to pay to spend time with attractive sex workers over the internet.

Originally, adult conversations on the phone were conducted through phone sex operators, a practice which increased and evolved as more people began to own cell phones. The rise of sexually suggestive text messaging led to the coinage of the term “sexting,” which is short for “sexy texting.” Sexting involves sending sexually explicit messages, photos or videos. The ability to access internet through mobile devices also has led to an increase in pornographic material being accessed with smartphones. Many adult companies and websites jumped on the growing trend by developing adult apps for the iPhone and Android. These apps provide users with easy access to pornographic images and videos, as well as the ability to use sex cams on the go.

Cam Girls Enter Mainstream Media

In the mainstream award-winning documentary, “Cam Girlz” (2015), film maker Sean Dunne enters the world of internet sex workers who find economic freedom, empowerment, intimacy and creative self expression from the comfort of their own homes.

The Next Big thing:  Virtual Reality Sex Cams

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Several adult entertainment producers are already offering VR Movies in which the viewer can be immersed in a 3D virtual environment. Coming very soon as a logical development are live shows in which customers may interact with performers wearing a VR headset such as Occulus Rift (or a free alternative such as Google Cardboard). This, combined with the quickly evolving technology of Haptics (the science of applying touch (tactile) sensation and control to interaction with computer applications).


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