Can cam sites be a force for good in these difficult times?
There aren’t many good news stories at the moment with reports of rising death tolls, panic buying and millions of people being redundant so we wanted to take a moment to share some light relief with a story of one companies efforts to help make self (or imposed) isolation a little more enjoyable. The Miami based camming company, Cam Soda, has recently been in the media offering free access to its services in an effort to boost morale on cruise ships whose passengers have been placed in quarantine.
In this feature, we take a look at the heart-warming news story of one live cam sites efforts to show solidarity with those people who are trapped by the coronavirus in isolation.
Cam Soda To The Rescue
In February this year, when the coronavirus was still mainly contained to parts of Asia, the adult live camming site Cam Soda made headlines as it stepped up to the plate to offer free entertainment to thousands of stranded cruise passengers.
More than 7,300 passengers aboard two ships, World Dream (Dream Cruises) and Diamond Princess (Princess Cruises) were left quarantined off the coasts of Japan and Hong Kong respectively as port authorities worked out what to do. A precautionary measure, the only contact most people on board had with the outside world was online.
Cam Soda’s Vice President, Daryn Parker, was quick to show solidarity with the crew and passengers by offering free access to their adult services:
“We like cruises just as much as the next guy, but without activities or human interaction, the boredom must be crippling….In an effort to keep their minds off of the coronavirus and to help with the boredom, we’re offering passengers and crews the ability to have fun in a safe and controlled environment with camming.”
The company is no stranger to the art of self-promotion and seizing an opportunity to boost its profile. Earlier this year Cam Soda officially offered the Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, Gardner Minshew, a cool one million dollars in a public tweet on Twitter to join their CamSoda Fit line-up. The endorsement was reportedly for Minshew to lead a naked workout live on cam!
This offer was in addition to an offer already made to all of the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs squads in which Cam Soda would provide free HD webcams to all the players…for security purposes!
This latest move from the company may be viewed by some people cynically as an attempt to ‘cash in’ on the media storm surrounding the outbreak but the dual importance of staying connected and keeping occupied during quarantine and self-isolation cannot be overstated.
With the government advice (and legislation) in many countries imposing restrictions on the ordinary movements of its citizens, there is much to be appreciated about the internet and its ability to link people beyond physical boundaries.
With over 17 million visitors per month, Cam Soda is a popular online destination for adults, currently ranking in the top 200 sites in this category, worldwide. Models on the platform attract an international audience from across North, South and Central America as well as Europe and Asia.
They are just of hundreds of online companies offering the services of a host of models who stream live broadcasts to audiences around the world. In these difficult times of quarantine, self-isolation and enforced lock-downs which are restricting access to other forms of entertainment, they are providing more popular than ever before.
Certainly, those people whose social lives normally include frequenting adult entertainment venues like strip clubs, brothels and sex workers are finding that cam sites can offer a safe, convenient and affordable alternative.
Likewise, many cam models themselves who may rely on other freelance sex work for their main incomes are now dependent on these platforms for money.
Cam Soda’s site is free to join which allows you to watch the public broadcasts of many thousands of models. From these group channels, you can interact with the models as well as other visitors but unless you tip or pay for a private performance, don’t expect too much.
Most of the girls are located in Europe although there does seem to be a hike in the number of girls in the United States and in Asia. And, all of the models on Cam Soda are girls. Yes, this site is exclusively female.
Cam Soda not only provides access to live cam streaming from independent models broadcasting from home but they also have their own cam house with VR cams. In addition, they also stream virtual reality live sex shows.
Plus, they are one of only a few cam sites that features regular shows featuring porn stars which include Brandi Love, Tori Black, Gabbie Carter, Dani Daniels and Sabrina Nichole.
Offering access 24/7, there is a huge variety of channels to choose from and they are all arranged on the site by category:
- Latina Cams
- MILF Cams
- Teen Cams
- Ebony Cams
- Nude in Public
- Real Life Cams
You can also upgrade your account to premium which allows you to send private messages to the models, view multiple chat rooms and send tips/messages anonymously. A premium membership starts at around $19.95 per month and includes 200 free tokens.
Cam Sites and Coronavirus
As the world moves into a period of lock-down in an attempt to stem the transmission rates of coronavirus, more and more of us will be turning to online alternatives as a source of entertainment. For many of us, this will include visiting more porn sites as well as cam sites. Certainly, those people who regularly enjoy visiting sex workers and whose movements may be restricted, live cam sites offer a decent enough alternative.
Sites whose models can offer interactive sex toys and one-to-one webcam sessions will definitely see an increase in traffic.
You can find out more about how cam sites can be an effective and enjoyable way to spend some time during the coronavirus outbreak in our recent feature Cam Sites to Enjoy in Self-Isolation.
Official Advice on Coronavirus
You can find the latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) via the WHO website as well as checking the current guidelines in your local area via Central Government updates.
At the time of our feature, the most current latest scientific evidence still supports the following advice: Wash Your Hands Frequently
- Maintain Social Distancing
- Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth
- Practice Respiratory Hygiene
- Stay Informed
If you develop either (or both) a dry and persistent cough or fever then you should self-isolate for a period of seven days or fourteen days if you are living with other people. Please note that your entire household should also remain in lock-down with you during this two-week period. This advice varies by country so do check local guidelines.
If at anytime during the period of self-isolation your symptoms worsen and you have difficulty breathing then you should contact your local healthcare provider. This is particularly important if you have a pre-existing and underlying health condition which makes you more vulnerable.
Featured image via Cam Soda.