Kari Lerum of the University of Washington suggests that men are more open and vulnerable in cam rooms than in strip clubs, and can become very invested in relationships which only exist on the screen.
The term webcam is a clipped compound used to combine the terms video camera and World Wide Web.
When webcam models create their live Internet broadcasts, they perform the activity known as camming.
A third-party hosting website which transmits multiple webcam models' video-streams is known as a camming site.
In private chat rooms, viewers pay by the minute for a private show.