Money, Power, and Pleasure in the Sex Work Industry

by Angela Jones

Published by: NYU Press

344 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 15 black and white illustrations

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781479874873
  • Published: February 2020


  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781479842964
  • Published: February 2020



The first inside look at how sex workers use webcams to make a living

The erotic webcam industry, also known as “camming,” is a thriving global business. Angela Jones takes readers inside this multi-billion dollar industry, revealing how its workers experience intimacy, community, empowerment—and, as she compellingly argues, pleasure.

Drawing on in-depth interviews, survey data, web analytics, and more, Jones highlights not only the dangers, but also the rewards, of working in one of the most taboo corners of the Internet. She provides an inside look at the public and private shows between cam models and their customers, from exotic dancing and pornographic videos, to masturbation shows and erotic chatrooms.

A fascinating, much-needed glimpse into the lives of cam models, Camming takes us behind the webcam lens to experience the power of erotic labor in the twenty-first century.