Should I Tell My Friends and Family That I’m A Cam Girl?

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Empress Mika: Telling Your Friends and Parents

Telling anyone about your work as a cam girl is first and foremost a personal choice. What is right for one lady may not be right for another. There are many factors that may influence your decision. I do my best to highlight these factors in 3 steps, detailed below.

 

1. Consider the question: Why should I tell My friends/family I am a cam girl?

The first step is to consider all the reasons why you should tell your friends and family that you are a cam girl. Your reasons may differ but some of the most common ones include:

  • No more lying or hiding about what you do
  • More transparent, open and honest relationship

These are just surface reasons but the emotions behind these reasons can be profound. The amount of stress that may be caused by consistently lying and hiding what you do for some cam girls can grow to an unhealthy level. The relief felt by finally being honest is also something that may bring about profound relief.

 

2. Consider the question: Why should I NOT tell my friends/family I am a cam girl?

The second step is to consider the other side of the coin; that is, why you should not tell your friends or family that you are a cam girl. Here again, your reasons may differ but usually the number one reason is this:

  • Risk of the relationship: your friends/family may react poorly and/or not understand

Here again, this is a surface reason but the stress of this can be profound.

There are many cam girls who do not want to risk their relationship at all and thus do not tell their friends/family. However, this causes the stress of having to lie/hide what you do for a living as well as the stress about “what if” they somehow find out?

On the flip side, telling them may not be ideal either. After all, they may react poorly at the very least. In extreme cases, it may ruin your relationships all together.

 

3. Should I or shouldn’t I tell my friends/family that I am a cam girl?

This brings us to the last step, the heart of this article: Should I or should I not actually tell my friends and family that I am a cam girl?

After considering the reasons for telling your friends/family you are a cam girl and the reasons for not telling your friends/family you are a cam girl, now is the time to make a decision. This is where it gets personal and only you can make the right decision for yourself and your unique situation. A few questions to ask yourself can include:

  • Do the pros of telling them outweigh the cons?
  • Is the potential risk of the relationship worth it to you?
  • Which causes you greater stress? Telling them or not telling them?

 

My personal opinion:

I personally believe that, unless you know for certain your friends/family wouldn’t be bothered by it, to not tell them at all.

Working as a cam model was your choice and therefore you must accept all of the associated perks as well as stress that come with it. To place that burden of stress with or on your friends and family, to me, is a selfish choice.

However, again, this is just my personal opinion. I encourage you to consider all of your reasoning and come up with a choice that is not only best for you and your situation but also best for your friends and family.

I have seen many cases where choosing to tell friends/family is mostly a selfish choice. That is, the cam model seeks relief from all of the lying and hiding without much care to how their friends/family would feel about it, even if they know they would react poorly. This evolves into the stigma of sex work and whether or not it should be there in the first place.

So, it is mostly because of these reasons that I, again, encourage everyone to put thought into this important decision beyond just a desire of seeking relief of the stress. It can ruin relationships and this is a choice one may later regret.

 

See Also: Aerie Gives Tips On Telling Friends and Family You’re A Camgirl

 

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Empress Mika is a successful online female dominatrix that indulges in FemDom fetishes both in clips as well as live on cam. She owns the ultimate FemDom resource website for both Dommes and subs: DommeSource.com. Empress Mika as well as DommeSource are proud to partner and collaborate with Webcam Startup.

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