This is odd, given that the British government has increasingly taken a heavy-handed approach to regulating sexual commerce.For example, in 2014 a new law banned certain acts from being depicted and uploaded by British pornography producers.Webcamming gives women the opportunity to reclaim profits from the traditionally male-dominated pornography industry.What’s more, they can maintain control of their image and dictate the terms and conditions on which they are viewed – all from the relative safety of their own homes.One of the most popular webcam sites – – has 40m visitors a day, and has made its founder, Gyorgi Gattyan, Hungary’s richest man.
Here, the customer can make requests for specific sexual acts to be performed.
He estimates that profits for webcam hosting sites could reach up to bn (£2.4bn) in 2016 alone.
executive Harry Varwijk estimates that profits yielded by webcam hosting will reach bn by 2020.
Performers and customers are able to communicate with each other using keyboard, speech and two-way cameras.
But while consumers and producers are busy experimenting with these new capabilities, both governments and campaigners remain eerily silent.