Peel away the sex and pixels and money and you're left with the cloudy truth about the internet's relationship status with these on-demand entertainers: it's complicated.
You'll need to submit some sort of identification proving your age, but with standards low, laws international, and documents scanned, forging such a thing is a cinch, making underage cam girls a real problem. Trying to find who actually owns it is dizzying: The domain belongs to Flying Crocodile Incorporated, which has a PO box in Seattle.
Streamate sells its models through a variety of repackaged and re-skinned websites, like Porn Hub Live -- using the site's well-known brand as an easy in with porn consumers. Job openings point to a nebulous firm called Naiad Dev, also based in Seattle (and hosted by Flying Croc).
Whatever the case, you'll have to stream yourself through a web cam portal, one of the massive sites that catalogues thousands of models and acts as a go-between between customer and model.
Next, you'll need to decide which cam network to use.
All that's available is a semi-robotic technical support chat, which fields basic questions about how to use the site and credit card processing. You'll get your split -- typically around 35-percent, but sometimes upwards of 70 -- siphoned to you via an innocuous credit card processing site like CCBill, while the site takes the rest of the cut. Some sites, like Streamate, allow actual sex to the point of orgy, while others limit your act to a solo show.