Webcam Model Terminology

Common Terms and Acronyms for Webcam Models A ATM/A2M: Acronym for Ass-to-Mouth. The act of having anal penetration and then transferring whatever object that was inserted into the mouth or the act of licking someone’s asshole. B BA: Acronym for Beautiful Agony. Beautiful Agony is a style of cam show where only the face of […]


Common Terms and Acronyms for Webcam Models


ATM/A2M: Acronym for Ass-to-Mouth. The act of having anal penetration and then transferring whatever object that was inserted into the mouth or the act of licking someone’s asshole.


BA: Acronym for Beautiful Agony. Beautiful Agony is a style of cam show where only the face of the model is on camera while she masturbates and focuses on the intimate facial expressions during her orgasm.

BB: An abbreviation for the word “baby”.

BBW: Acronym for Big Beautiful Woman. A positive description for women who are overweight and physically attractive.

BDSM: Refers to “Bondage & Discipline/Dominance & Submission/Slave & Master/Sadomasochism”. BDSM is a broad term that encompasses many aspects of to the fetish lifestyle. When a members asks if BDSM is offered, they typically requesting some sort of master/slave, bondage, spanking, or femdom performance.

Branding: Branding is the process of researching, developing, and applying a distinctive feature or set of features to your business so that consumers can begin to associate your brand with your products or services. Features could include logos, design elements, style, and names.


C2C: Cam-to-Cam. A show where both the performer and the viewer can see each other on camera.

Cam Buddy: An individual who appears on camera with the camgirl.

Cam Dance: A dance performed by the camgirl to solicit tips.

Cam Extrovert: A cam performer who is talkative, flirtatious, and overall outgoing on cam.

Cam John/Viewer: A cam site member and/or viewer. Should not be confused with Troll.

Cam Score: Cam Score is an automatic score that is calculated for all models based on their performance on the site.

Camming Space: The physical space where a webcam model performs.

CB: An acronym for Chaturbate.

CEI: Cum Eating Instruction. A type of show where the model will instruct the member to masturbate until the orgasm and eat their own sperm.

Chargebacks: Money that is returned to the member of website after they have received services rendered.

Couple Camming: When two people, usually the cam model’s significant other, choose to work for the cam site together.

Countdown: Takes place when a cam model countdowns the number of tips or amount of tips it will take to reach a goal.

Cross-sell: A marketing tactic where you encourage viewers to purchase additional content from another site.


Dominatrix: A dominating woman who participates in the BDSM lifestyle, where she controls her subjects on a mental, physical, and sexual level.


Empire: A superior webcam model that accumulates virtual property or groups that extends her territory and monetary value.

Exclusive Show: A private show that can only be seen by a select group or person. Also known as a private show.

Exposure: The amount of publicity the camgirl receives from the cam site, but can also include other online platforms, such as social media.


Free Cams: A cam site that allows nudity and some sexual acts in a public free chat.

Freeloader: An individual who consume free chat sessions for large amounts of time without ever participating in tipping or buying private shows.

Femdom: Female Domination. A woman who takes on a dominant role in a relationship. Usually as part of a D/S relationship.

Findom: Financial Domination. The act of taking over financial control of a submissive in a kink and/or fetish type role.

Finsub: Financial Submissive. An individual that takes pleasure in being financially dominated by another person.


Geo-blocking: A feature of cam sites to block viewers from certain geographic locations in order to safe guard privacy.

GFE: Girlfriend Experience. When a cam model offers experiences that mimic that of a traditional girlfriend and boyfriend relationship.

Gold Show: A type of show prepaid by members instead of paying per minute. This show is also called a Ticket show on some sites but is known as a GOLD Show on Streamate.

Group Show: A show that involves three or more cam performers.


Hitachi: Better known as the “Magic Wand”, is a personal body vibrating massager often used as a vibrator for sexual pleasure.


Interactive Toys: Interactive toys, also known as teledildonics, are sex toys that you can connect to your chat and will vibrate when a viewer tips. Interactive toys help add a level of connection to your broadcasts and are a great way to get more tips. Popular toys include Lovense, Ohmibod, and We-Vibe.


JOI: Jerk Off Instruction. The act of telling a member how to masturbate in detail.


MFC: Acronym for MyFreeCams.

MV: Acronymn for ManyVids.


Ninja: A person who tips anonymously so the room cannot see it, but the cam girl can. Many webcam models will verbally thank “Ninja” instead of stating the member’s name.

Ninja Tip: A tip by someone who remain anonymous to room but not to the webcam model.


OF: Acronymn for OnlyFans.


PM: Private Message.

Private Show: A show that only involves the cam model and a member.

POV: Point of View. POV shows are usually done where the camera is placed to look as if it were the eyes of the member.


Regular: A member who visits a webcam model frequently and has built a friendly connection with them.

Roleplay: The act of taking on a different persona in order to play into the viewers fantasy.

Room Topic: The topic of discussion inside the chat room.


SC: Acronym for Stripchat.

Show: A performance done on camera by a webcam model.

SM: Acronymn for Streamate.

SPH/SCH: Small Penis Humiliation/Small Cock Humiliation. The act of humiliating a man for having a small penis in great detail.

Sybian: A saddle-like sex toy where a woman straddles it like a horse and it vibrates. Most are typically controlled by remote.


Tip Appreciation: When a cam girl acknowledges a tip in a grateful manner.

Tip Bomb: The act of tipping a model consecutively.

Tip Goal: The desired monetary sum that the cam performer want to reach in a given amount of time. Usually in order to perform some act.

Tip Menu: A list of prices that shows how many tokens it takes to perform action like flash boobs, toy show, get naked, shower show, flash pussy, etc.

Tokens: Currency for which cam site members use to tip webcam models. Tokens are exchanged for real money.

Troll: Someone who purposefully tries to get a rise out of the cam model often by antagonizing or insulting them.


Upselling: A selling concept where a camgirl tries to get members to buy a private show or more content.


Webcam Studio: A studio either virtual or physical, that recruits models to work for them for a certain percentage of earnings. Studios usually provide a physical space for a model to perform or offer marketing services.

Web Properties: Any online platform that a cam model advertises on and/or promotes her brand.

Whale: Any person who spends an extreme amount of money on a performer.


Yellow Wall: A constant stream of tips by a member, one after the other, normally without any chat in between. see Tip Bomb.


Zero/Twenty or 0/20: Specific to Refers to having 0 tokens and 20 reward points, which means that the member has only purchased tokens ONCE to go premium.

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