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The Cam Whore is a young lady — typically pretty and nubile — who teases willing visitors on her webcam in exchange for goods, typically via her Amazon wish lists. Exactly how much a Cam Whore shows off depends on her propriety and "character", but most seem to make a healthy second income from just showing off their underwear or cleavage. Charging actual money or going into explicit sex acts takes one out of Cam Whore territory and into the actual porn bracket.

Camming is a viable option for men as well and some of the cam girls are cam boys.

Incredibly, there is now an entirely virtual version of the Cam Whore thanks to the invention of Second Life, where people will turn their avatars into virtual strippers or lap dances in exchange for Virtual money (Lindens). This can then be exchanged for real currency.

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Not to be confused with the derogatory term for people who like to take photos of themselves (and upload them on the internet) way too often, or with people who insist on being front-and-center in any picture or video taken in their vicinity.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • It's strongly implied that Mari Gotojuki of Digimon V-Tamer 01 did this or a toned-down version of it before she was recruited by Neo Saiba.
  • In Chobits, Chi is tricked into becoming one of these for a time, but ultimately rescued before things get too explicit.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Present in Unbuilt Trope form in 1969 movie Model Shop. The "model shop" is a seedy little photography studio where good-looking women pose naked on behalf of horny men who bring their own cameras.
  • girlhouse is about a website that that streams the uncensored lives of the girls living inside its walls in a sort of x-rated reality show, 24/7. It is up to girls how much or how little they show.
  • Max Thieriot plays camboy Kyle in Disconnect.
  • Brooke in Vlog. She makes all of her vlog posts in her lingerie in order to attract subscribers, and even refers to herself as a 'cam girl' at one point.
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    Live-Action TV 
  • Kate on United States of Tara briefly becomes this during Season 2.
  • Niki on Heroes was introduced this way, with Ando being one of her more well-known watchers..
  • Louis Theroux visited a camgirl as part of his documentary Twilight of the Porn Stars. The girl in question (Kagney Linn Karter) was also a porn starlet who appeared in conventionally distributed adult films, which is a pretty common form of crossover in the industry.
  • A Season 43 sketch on Saturday Night Live featured a police surveillance outfit which kept losing the surveillance feed and blundering into the live feed of a couple of low-rent cam whores.
  • An episode of Happy Endings has Alex take in a roommate who unbeknownst to her is camming from the apartment (including Alex). Jane discovers the feed and Alex kicks the roommate out. After Alex gets her cut of the week's earnings, though...
  • On Riverdale, Chic does this for a living and Betty tries it once.

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    Web Comics 
  • This is how Roz made a living in Shortpacked!. The reason she ended up moving in with Robin was because one of her viewers found her address.

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