Glossary camming terms

An explanation of some of the terms you may encounter in the online environment and on webcam portals

  • adult – mostly 18 year or older according to the country
  • ban – ban someone, block them, usually ban them from entering the site or ban them from sending messages to the user
  • bb – addressed as baby (kitten)
  • camgirl – girl, woman, girl on webcam
  • camboy – man, boy on webcam
  • camming – show via webcam online
  • cum – ejaculation, male orgasm
  • dildo – dildo, vibrator
  • DMCA – society fighting internet piracy
  • domme – domina
  • chat – typing, chatting, whether public or private
  • conversion – click / visit ratio on the site to purchases / signups
  • linkbuilding – building backlinks to a specific website
  • livechat – live writing, live chat, but also labels for writing on the web
  • model – actor who appears on webcam
  • PPL – Pay per Lead (payment for new user registration)
  • PVT – private, private paid show
  • rebill – Mostly monthly re-billing memberships on a paid site
  • RevShare – payment of a percentage commission of money spent from a referenced viewer / customer
  • sub – slave, submissive
  • split – (splitting) webcam division, broadcasting on multiple portals simultaneously
  • show – webcam appearance
  • tip – tip, rating, bid on free chat
  • tip to vibe – interactive bidding on vibrating sex toys
  • traffic – attendance of how many visitors came eg to a website
  • token – credit, the equivalent of the money someone gave you
  • trans – transsexual
  • vibe – vibration sex toys
  • webcam – webcam, online camera, whether external or integrated into a laptop
  • white label – duplicate website (perfect copy) with webcams maintained under the webmaster’s own brand, technically supported by the parent site
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