March 26, 2019 06:06am
AEE 2019: Taylor Stevens on Camming
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rich Moreland
Taylor Stevens is a cammer who proves hard work and determination can make a career.
“I started my career in 2004-2005. I was about three hundred pounds back then and I got into camming by chance. I was told you're a big girl, you're never going to make it on cam.”
You see, Taylor was what society would call obese, but she never let that deter her.
“If you tell me I can't do something, I will absolutely do it.”
She stayed persistent and found a receptive audience.
“XL Girls asked me to pose for their magazine at the time and do a scene for them.” It was a solo presentation, she says.
But we all know that weight can have health consequences and Taylor learned of her own.
“I was pre-diabetic and I was told I have to lose the weight,” she says. How was this going to affect her on-screen appeal?
“I was very worried about that,” she replies.
She lost the weight out of necessity. Did the change in her body has affected her fan base?
Taylor emphasizes that her fan base is loyal.
“I have the best fans in the world. When I transitioned, a few left but most of them stayed. I gained a whole new fan base.”
Taylor’s person-to-person skills made the difference.
“My fans love to talk, they love to interact,” Taylor says, “They want pictures of me, videos of me. They want to spend their money on supporting me whether it's photos, videos or on-cam interaction.”
What’s the future for this new, slim-downed version of Taylor Stevens?
As of now, she’s sticking with camming. No hardcore boy/girl shoots on her agenda. In short, she is comfortable right where she is.
Since camming is so popular these days, is it easy for established porn girls to get into camming?
It’s not so easy, Taylor says, even though they’ve shot a lot of scenes.
“Men have already seen them do every single possible thing through their videos. To have a conversation on camera, [is] generally not that simple.’”
In other words, cammers can seduce a fan with a little bit here and there. Porn girls don’t have that option when they’ve already shown it all.
But there is naturalness about camming.
“Guys want to connect with a girl just a being a girl,” Taylor says. “Just a girl in the world doing her thing.”
Does that make the cam girl a new version of the porn girl?
“Absolutely, one billion percent,” Taylor proclaims. “Cam is the new porn.”
Having said that, she makes an interesting observation that reinforces her view of the “new” porn.
“When watching porn, guys have about a five-minute attention span. But when you're talking to a girl on camera, you have more time, you get to know somebody. There's more interaction than a five-minute clip out of a movie.”
It seems that the social media age has created that one-on-one experience that defines camming.
Finally, what advice would Taylor give to a girl who wants to go into camming?
Preparation is the best policy, she says, but probably a girl is not going to be “instantly busy.”
However, in her view there is another more important issue: attacks on a girl’s self-esteem.
“Be prepared to be judged, to hear a lot of negative things about you,” Taylor says. It’s a “cattiness” that comes from other cam girls.
She brings up one more concern. “Be prepared for your life to change [especially] if you have a husband or if you have other people in your life. Once you're out on the internet, you cannot take it back.”
Simply put, “if you don't love it, don't do it. I won't do anything that I don't love,” she says.
Next, Taylor emphasizes the importance of a consistent schedule for being online “so your fans know where to find you.” And, one more thing, always give your best.
Despite all her positive vibes, Taylor Stevens concludes with a warning, “It's a competition [among cammers] to get the members. It's a very harsh cam world out there. More so than people would think.”
That’s especially true when it comes to every girl’s motivation---the money fans will pay to see the show.