For just $1 a minute, you can sext Cece. For $10 you can get access to Leah’s private Snapchat, or $15 for her used underwear. For $20, you can get a full face, total body nude from Lil Mami. A new wave of women are putting on (and taking off) their best lingerie to make extra cash in the most 2019 way: taking and selling nudes right from their smartphones and sending them directly to individual customers.
A quick search on Reddit or Twitter for “nudes for sale” presents a slew of women offering nudes du jour. You’ll find girls’ bios that read “Just tryna put myself through grad school” and guys tweeting “No matter what you look like, if you’re female I’ll buy your nudes, PayPal, no questions asked #sellingnudes #buyingnudes”.
Horny clients are turning to buying nudes the same way they turned to watching cam girls as opposed to watching porn. Those in the market for custom nudes want a more personal form of “porn”, and you better believe they’re willing to pay up for it. Spend more to see more skin. Spend even more and the model might even moan your name in a video made just for you. Selling and buying nudes allows for a unique “relationship” between seller and buyer – one that requires neither party to leave their home and zero in-person face-to-face time.
Levels of involvement range from photos being sold with limited personal interaction or a more involved correspondence with dirty talk sexting, or even just straight up chatting. Many sellers are adamant about not having meet-ups with clients. Still, fans feel like they have their own intimate relationship with the girl they’re buying nudes from, plus, of course, custom spank bank material.
“I love sex work for the reason all small business owners love their business. I make my own hours, I find my work enjoyable, and I don’t answer to anyone!” – Cece
25-year-old Cece, AKA Braless Wonder on Reddit, got her start in the industry selling panties when she was 20, in her second year of university. After realising other sellers were offering sexting sessions with customers, she decided to give it a go. The money she made helped her pay for school.
“I’d entertained the idea of camming before, but didn’t like the streaming aspect, or having to entertain a room of ‘patrons’ until someone bought a show,” she tells Dazed. “It felt impersonal and I knew I would feel awkward, not sexy – but these sellers weren’t camming, it was more like sexting, which I always enjoyed in my personal sex life.”
Over time, Cece has moved on from neck-down photos, revealing her face, tattoos, and personality to clients, which has helped in brand building. Now, she’s open about her kinks with clients, and sometimes works them into photos. Her clients enjoy “getting a real person” and she says she’s been happier with work since embracing her kinks and her sex worker identity.
Plus, this unique work-from-home job ended up being a perfect gig for Cece, who suffers from anxiety and sometimes has trouble leaving the house. “I’ve had anxiety my whole life, but it started manifesting big time as an adult,” she admits. “While I consider myself a bright and educated woman, for various reasons to do with my anxiety and mental health, I’ve had a difficult time working traditional desk jobs. I love sex work for the reason all small business owners love their business. I make my own hours, I find my work enjoyable, and I don’t answer to anyone! I make enough money to live very comfortably, at a fraction of the hours I would work a traditional job.”