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Offline 485726

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Hi I was wondering if there are psychological effects of being a camgirl. I feel like there may be some negative mental issues that affect them like maybe they realize their preying on the loneliness of men or that the men watching them see them as sexual objects and not as human beings,etc. I doubt they live perfectly happy lives doing what their doing..It may seem like an easy job with alot of money to be made and no negative things about it, but I think that there may be psychological effects on them now or later in life.

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Re: Are there any negative psychological effects of being a webcam model?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2016, 10:29:49 am »
Only if the models know, or believe they are causing harm will there be negative kamma. :wink1:
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Re: Are there any negative psychological effects of being a webcam model?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2016, 04:35:04 pm »
Yeah, I guess if the camgirl looked at it as compassionate action to alleviate the loneliness of old men it might be fine. But it might also be a slippery slope to prostitution, which is made more difficult by laws and taboos and would be harder to keep in a positive light (not impossible).

There's a good deal of unsavory exploitation of women going on in that industry. If I were an attractive young women I'd stay away from it.
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