This is supposed to be justified by the greater risk of fraud associated with the credit cards used to pay for webcam sessions.
But Varwijk, who has run for 15 years, claims that only 0.03 percent of transactions result in chargebacks.
Webcamming gives women the opportunity to reclaim profits from the traditionally male-dominated pornography industry.
What’s more, they can maintain control of their image, and dictate the terms and conditions on which they are viewed – all from the relative safety of their own homes.
It’s difficult for radical feminists to claim that a shrewd businesswoman – who may have thousands of fans, thanks to her clever use of social media – has been victimized by her involvement in this form of pornography.Unlike the public chatrooms, these performances tend to be highly pornographic.In both public and private shows, performances can be highly interactive.Here, payment is voluntary, and performers are tipped for performing sexual and non-sexual acts.This makes a show profitable for the performer, at a relatively low cost to the viewer.This is odd, given that the British government has increasingly taken a heavy-handed approach to regulating sexual commerce.