Some fans communicate multiple times a day with models through social media.Unlike traditional pornography, the interactive nature of the camming medium titillates with the promise of virtual friendship.The film's director, Sean Dunne, states of the fans, "They said it’s not like a strip club -- it’s like a community, and you feel it when you’re in these chat rooms.It’s a community and entertainment that goes very far beyond sexuality." However Dr.Tips are electronic tokens that viewers can buy from a camming website, and then give to the models during live performances.The tokens can also be used to buy videos or souvenirs of the model.
And in the early 20th century sociologist Paul Cressey noted that within the hundreds of taxi-dance halls of America, "the traffic in romance and in feminine society" would become available when taxi dancers would offer their companionship and "the illusion of romance" for ten cents a dance.
When webcam models create their live Internet broadcasts, they perform the activity known as camming.
A third-party hosting website which transmits multiple webcam models' video-streams is known as a camming site.
Within public chat rooms the audience can see tips and viewer comments as scrolling text which appears next to the real-time video stream.
Camgirls will frequently read and respond to the scrolling viewer comments.