You Tube launched its live video service in 2010, followed by Facebook and Twitter in 2015 and Instagram in 2016.
The big social networks have put their money on live video but anyone working in the adult cam industry could have told you: It's been a safe bet for years.
Once you've filled out a web form, verified your age and agreed to the service's terms and conditions, you can immediately start streaming to a limitless audience of viewers seeking human connection and, of course, sexual release.
With the right tools and an ID that says they're 18 or older, these 21st-century push-button celebrities don't even have to leave their bedrooms to make a living, and they all have one woman to thank.
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