Cam Modeling for the Straight Guy
Being a webcam model as a straight male can be quite the unnerving option for certain men. The fact is, regardless of your sexual preference, the overwhelming majority of live cam show customers are male, which means that you will be performing for gay/bi men far more often than not.
Long before I became an actual webcam model, I had primarily spent my time 'in the business' recruiting models. It seems like in the ads that I would post, I would get just as many men responding to them as I would women, yet hardly ever had any of those men sign on to actually become a model compared to how many of the women would sign on. The deciding factor for the men who chose not to pursue it always seemed to revolve around the answer to similar versions of the same question.
'Do I have to perform for gay guys?'
My answer was always the same.
'No, you don't HAVE to, but you're not going to make any money if you don't.'
And that's the cold, hard truth. The idea of getting paid to perform on cam for horny women sure is a nice thought, but it's just not realistic. In almost a year of being a model, myself, I can literally count on one hand how many times I've either been tipped or taken private by a female customer. Yes, it DOES happen, but it's a very rare occurrence, and those times should definitely be enjoyed. But in reality, it's primarily men who 'get off' to experiences like the ones presented by cam models. It's proven science that men are much more visually stimulated than women are, and that doesn't change with homosexuality introduced to the equation.
So with that being said, straight males wanting to work as cam models have to be in the right mindset. You HAVE to think of it as what it is…a job. And the job requires you to put on a performance, regardless of who your audience is. The guys who will come into your room are all potential paying customers, and MANY of them love the fantasy of turning the straight guy out. So the fact that you're heterosexual can absolutely play to your advantage. I've had customers that tell me they love the idea of being used and humiliated by a straight man - and I play to that. Some more prefer the challenge, attempting to convince you that they could pleasure you better than any woman ever could.
If you're in the right mindset to do this, THESE are the exact situations you want to maximize your earnings.
Tease them…make them think that maybe, JUST MAYBE, there's a glimmer of hope that you'd let them give you head, or whatever it is they'd like to do with you. Just because you're telling them that doesn't mean it's true. Again, you're a performer, and it's all just part of the performance. That's the biggest thing to keep in mind. Once you've been at it for a little while, you get more comfortable with it, and it becomes 'natural.'
Another issue that comes up with straight males performing for gay men comes into play once you've got a customer in private/paid chat. Many of them will want to go cam 2 cam with you, which is HIGHLY recommended to ALWAYS accept. It's proven that c2c paid sessions last longer than when just the model is on cam. It makes the customer feel as if you are really into it. Again, it may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but you get used to it, and don't HAVE to actually sit there and stare at their cam the entire time. On Streamate, for example, the c2c window will open up with the customer's cam in the smaller thumbnail window which is really hard to see unless you're really close to your monitor. It has the option to switch it around, which you should probably at least take a peek so you can see the position they're in and talk to them as if you're really paying attention. I know this might sound rather shady to some, but again, it all comes down to the fact that this is a performance. Some straight guys may not be able to maintain an erection if they're sitting there watching another guy stroking - and that's okay. Do what you have to do to give the customer the show that they're paying good money for. More often than not, if I'm on cam, I have lesbian porn running off to the side to help me stay hard. Just keep the sound low if you choose to do this - the customers WILL leave if they hear women moaning in the background.
Being a cam model as a straight male certainly isn't for everyone. It's understood that some people do have true homophobia, and just can't handle the type of performance that is needed to be successful with a job like this. Unfortunately though, there just aren't enough women out there willing to pay to watch a guy pleasure himself to make it worthwhile to ONLY perform for females.
But if you can keep an open mind and remember that it's JUST a performance, and these people really are never going to be able to touch you, meet you in person, etc., being a cam model as a straight male can be very profitable. It's all in your attitude towards it.