– Hi, is your real name Mary or your pseudonym?
– Hi Lis! Actually I keep my real name a secret. Mary is my work alias. Often I am also called Masha.
– Please tell me a little bit about yourself. For example, where do you live?
– I get inundated with questions about this, and people offer to meet me. I travel regularly: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Odessa, Sevastopol. I have relatives in one city, my children in another. I am in constant motion. So I live in trains/planes *gives a laugh*. There is no one city in which I live.
– How old are you?
– I’m forty-five.
– Really? You look so much younger!
– Is webcam your main area of expertise?
– No, of course, I’m only here on Saturdays. It was my main job for a while. I’ve worked on sites like: “Runetki”, “Bongacams”, “Livejasmin”. I realized that webcam is a job that takes honesty and a lot of effort. Because there is a constant communication, exchange of energy. I get very tired on websites; in the pursuit of money and frequent connections to private spaces I do not care about honesty anymore. Now I am here only on Saturdays, at strictly scheduled time. Some fans have been with me for about twenty years. I started working as a professional web model when I was 27. I was young, energetic and made money for everything I wanted. Now I have my own business. So webcam now is just a hobby, for fun. No more sites, only messengers: Skype, WhatsApp, Viber. And everything is honest!
Sometimes I get bored, my friend Erica comes to me, we chat with fans together and get a real buzz.
– What is your main source of income? What field does your business belong to?
– I do interior design. I help people and develop their taste. I like making spaces spacious, ergonomic and functional at the same time. My work quickly sells among my friends and acquaintances. I have several apartments of my own in different cities, whose interior design I did personally.
– Webcam: how did it start? Can you tell us about your first days in the business?
– On webcam you have a choice: you can just talk to the client, or you can undress. The first time, in order to get used to it and overcome fears, the girls mostly just chat. It’s cheaper. Men want to relax and talk to a girl, they invite her to private. So, time after time, communication turns into friendship. In this category girls were forbidden to undress, but to stall for time and earn more, we took risks. We showed ourselves in our underwear, flashed our juicy body parts for a moment. Sometimes we managed to remain unnoticed and unpenalized. I worked like that for several years, before the crisis. Then men stopped coming just for the companionship. The client only wanted hard debauchery. It was the website Livejasmin. And here web-models started to undress, which made the visitors very happy.
But then came another site, “Runetki”. There, the scheme is different: you sit in the “free” mode and just talk, then you go to the private and undress there. But the interest was quickly lost when the administration of the site changed the rules and allowed to sit in “free” mode in the nude.
– What brought you to webcam?
– My friend told me she was getting married to a foreigner and was urgently looking for a replacement for her position as an “administrator”. She invited me because I speak English very well. I came to the studio and worked as an administrator, i.e. I supervised the work of web-models. But if one of them couldn’t come to work, I had to take over. I got to know the whole “kitchen” from the inside and I realized that I could work for myself, not for someone else. From receptionist to web model.
– How much was your first paycheck?
– I was getting $300 for a 10-15 minute private. I was afraid the ATM wouldn’t give out that much. So big was the earnings.
– What could you buy with that money?
– We spent it on repairs. I wanted to live beautifully, to work in a good environment.
– When did you first undress? How did it feel at that moment?
– The Russian sites were just getting started. The girls were only sitting there in private. There were only negative comments on the web-models for all to see. The most interesting thing was when a visitor of a Russian site in private asks you to swear in Russian. I had never swore before, and swearing in English sounded like school curricula.
– Has it ever happened that communication with a site visitor turned into a personal meeting?
– Yes, that has happened. People even came from America. Back then, the dream of all the girls was to marry a foreigner. There were young, handsome guys among them. But I realized that I wanted to tie my fate to a Russian-speaking man. After all, even in the same language, men and women do not always understand each other. Besides, I wanted to have a heart-to-heart talk. In sex, I was also more open to a Russian man than to a foreigner.
– And what about your personal life? Do you manage to combine the two?
– You can build a personal life in several ways. For example, communication with an admirer at work, which develops into something more. On the other side of the screen there is a huge range of single suitors. I’ve had relationships with them, but they weren’t serious and remained at the level of not bad fun. The reaction of guys to this kind of activity is always different and depends on the person. I constantly travel from city to city, and a relationship with one person is out of the question for me. Moreover, I have a lot of children. And a woman with children is a separate conversation.
– Did you work while you were pregnant?
– No, I started working at a more mature age. Before that I had experience in filming pornographic films, in escorts, in group sex. It was interesting and it paid good money. But that was only a certain stage. To live like that all my life would have driven me crazy with joy. Everything is good in moderation.
– And as an experienced webcam model, what did you get out of working on the sites?
– To be the number 1 model, I had to work continuously for three days, to be always online, deprived of sleep and other everyday pleasures. Then I could rest for one day and start fighting for the top with renewed vigor. In general, so had to hold out for 2 weeks. So, for example, with one site “Runetki” a day pay $ 300. In addition, the first place in the top gives and other pluses: you get recognized, you come more often, you earn a reputation in the eyes of the visitor. Plus there are other sites from which a week could earn up to $ 1000. On average, taking into account the rest, comes out 1500 dollars a month.
– Did you hide your face when you worked in webcam?
– No, I always worked with my face.
– Do your family and friends know about your occupation? What’s their attitude?
– Yes, they know. They are only surprised by my success. After all, it’s easy to be popular with men when you’re young, when you have a slim and trim body. But, apparently, my visitors are only getting older with me. Men come to see young and beautiful is a stereotype. It’s a business based on amateurs. Some like fat people, some like old people, some like blondes…And there’s also a weariness of happiness here: you get paid to have orgasms.
– Have you ever been threatened or blackmailed in your profession?
– Of course, I have. That’s why girls are afraid to go out with guys who are usually watching them on the other side of the screen. More often than not, it comes from them. At first they are all white and fluffy, but later they extort your videos and photos, shut down your internet, spread the word about where you live. I believe they do this solely because of personal grudges.
– And as for sex toys, can you tell us about your arsenal?
– Yes, there are so many that it’s safe to say I’ve robbed a sex shop. Sometimes I go to those stores to look for something new and interesting, but I am disappointed to find that I already have everything. For example: whips, anal plugs, sex machines, dolls, strapons, lubricants, role-playing suits – I have them in abundance. In addition to toys, I also use other paraphernalia: bottles, mops, cones, pipidastras, fruits, vegetables.
– Is this all according to the clients’ wishes?
– Yes, such is not a modest imagination of our people. In principle, to work as a web model you can even do without toys. My acquaintance earned her own apartment with the help of parts from a juicer and deodorant.
– What are the most unusual customer requests you’ve met?
– Even when I think that I have seen everything, customers have something to surprise me. But not everything can be told in an interview.
– Can you tell me about your friend? Do you work together on Saturdays?
– I met her years ago in a nightclub, somehow we ended up in the same bed. Just so young. And then I advised her this way of making money and we started working together on websites. We worked together as a couple for a while. Now she and I are just having fun on the sites and earning money along the way. And I like the level to which I have reached.
– And what’s your private pay rate right now?
– Five minutes costs the client 300 rubles. This is a fixed fee, which includes toys and costumes. Any wishes of the client will be fulfilled.
– Do you come across crooks and swindlers?
– Yes, there were more of them before, but they also occur now. But they are all blocked. Sometimes they send fake checks and want to talk. But privat begins only after the payment is made, when the money really gets to me. The main thing is not to confuse myself who paid, if several payments come in at the same time.
– Thank you for such a candid interview.