- Jun 8, 2022
Some members on this forum are not your average member. The type of member who would come to a cam modeling forum to discuss it isn't just the average pay and pump member, and is I think more of a hobbyist. I'm including myself in this by the way. We are the cam site version of the guy who sits in his basement all day working on model trains, and it is probably just as healthy and we have as much in the way of social skills as those guys too.I don't doubt, and I know for a fact some genuine friendships do form. But is this really the place and context to be discussing that in detail, or should that remain more of a private matter? I get it some people need a journal, but why a public one? Who exactly is this thread serving?
Like the model train guy it can be a lonely hobby because "normal" people don't understand it and you can't really talk about it with anyone. But things happen in the hobby that you find exciting or joyful and want to share those things with other people. Most people can do this about their hobbies or the exciting things that happen to them easily. The cam site hobbyists? We seem to find our way here to Amber's forum. It's a certain subtype of that hobbyist too. We're not comfortable in environments where it's a bunch of guys talking leeringly about women's bodies. So this forum where the real weirdos get chased out but members are still permitted, and we can interact with models and each other is exactly what we're looking for.
But it's not a perfect fit as the borderline obsessive hobbyist talking monomaniacally about their interest can be just as off-putting to an industry person.
Anyway, all that was just to give context to my answer to your questions:
Why in public? I don't think anyone participating in this thread wants to talk about it publicly necessarily. They just want to talk about it with people who understand, and this place is public which makes it easy to find via Google search and join.
And who exactly is this thread serving? Lonely guys who are experiencing a social connection that they find exciting, confusing, and a little dangerous and that they are looking to share their thoughts and feelings on so they feel less alone and can sort through what they're going through.
Basically, this thread and others like it on this forum are a rough fit for guys working to process their social and parasocial relationships with cam models. There's clearly a need for it, these guys land here, and then there's just acrimony and suffering as they look desperately for someone to understand what they're going through, and the models here feel put upon and weirded out by it. It seems like there should be some kind of private hobbyist group for the cam model obsessive to talk about their experiences with each other but that actively excludes the mentally disturbed. I'd set it up myself but honestly I'd rather fall into farm machinery.