The Day I Popped My Webcam Cherry

I really didn’t know what to expect on my first day on cam. I had read all the tips I could find, and I had prepared as best I knew how. I had an HD webcam and halogen work lights – a suggestion made by one of many sites that makes lighting way more complicated than it needs to be.


Related: How to Set Up For Your First Day on Cam



I had purchased a few pieces of sexy lingerie and was trying them on, feeling super sexy and totally out of my element.


I felt like a goddess, albeit a goddess about to plunge into unknown waters and find out what was under the surface. What I found was my freedom… but I’m getting ahead of myself.


On my first day on cam with 5 Points, I decided to put in 2-3 hours on my day off. Back in May 2013, I was too nervous to wear anything sexy I’d bought for the occasion. I logged into the Performer Application in sexy makeup and pajamas. And that is how I became the “girl next door” lol.


It felt like a typical chat room


except that I was the center of attention. Screen names popped in; some stayed a few minutes, some chatted, some popped right back out. I felt exposed knowing that all these anonymous names could see me and I could not see them.



I started to do what the tips I’d read told me to do. I started greeting everyone by their screen name as they came in (that felt soo awkward at first), and I tried to keep a conversation going. The obvious topic was “it’s my first day!”


The guys love checking out new models, especially on her first day. It’s like she’s a virtual virgin lol.


The Fake Tip Conundrum


I was having fun chatting and flirting with these screen names when the subject of tips came up. I knew that I could take a request in free chat if the member tipped me first. But when a grey user posted a “fake tip” I was a little confused, because I didn’t know what a real tip looked like. I also didn’t know what a grey user was.


I had my suspicion but didn’t want to disappoint, so I flashed my tits for nothing on my first day. It’s a common mistake, but easily avoidable. What I didn’t know was how to tell which members were more likely to actually spend money.


Related: Which Members Should I Pay Attention To?


A real tip shows up in PINK text
with a coin or gift icon in front.


My First Paid Show


It wasn’t long before one of those names decided to come pop my webcam cherry. I heard an alert and suddenly it was me and just one of those screen names, with a little notice at the top that read “you are in paid chat.” I knew this guy was paying $6/min to hang out with me, and I let myself feel pressured to rush things a little bit.


In hindsight I can see that the guy would have been perfectly happy to take the session slow. As a newbie I just assumed that even as he was asking me how my day was going, his other hand was busy if you know what I mean. LOL.


If the guy’s trying to make conversation, he’s in it for a longer show and will be happy to chill for a little bit beforehand.


I made the mistake of assuming that every customer wanted to watch me get naked and masturbate.


Every customer wants something different, and it took me a while before I could calmly and confidently wait for him to tell me exactly what his different something was.


The Point of No Return…
and the Pleasure Beyond


As soon as I took my top off I knew there was no turning back, so I plowed ahead. I threw myself into it and allowed myself to lose control. I forgot that behind the screen name was a perfect stranger. I suppose it was the assurance that I would never meet this guy in real life that kept me okay with it.

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I was anonymous. I was finally free to do whatever the hell I wanted. I embraced my sexuality with abandon for a few minutes and the rest is history.


When the private session ended, a 30 second countdown appeared so I could get ready to go back into free chat.


Back in free chat, most of the members had jumped ship while I was busy. But they continued to come and go as they had before. I met a few really nice members, a couple of which are actually still regular customers to this day. I remember one screen name who tried to preach religion to me in free chat, and I had to ban him (odd soapbox to preach from). I did a couple more short shows and started to get more comfortable with my role and with my body.


It’s important to remember that there is a person behind that screen name. Remember that everyone is different and in that chat room for a different reason.



Sure, a lot of them might be horny and just want to watch a model masturbate. But some of them are lonely, looking for someone to talk to. Some have a totally different show in mind. Most of the time the member will let you know what they’re looking for before entering paid chat. When he doesn’t, give him a minute to tell you why he’s there. If he still doesn’t give you any clues, well, then you can do whatever the hell you want. :P


Return on My Investment


On my first day camming I earned $60, which totally paid for the HD webcam I had invested in. I was elated and felt really good about this new opportunity I’d discovered. And with that, I was hooked.


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