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.
We just talk about stripping and streaming sex, her chosen field for the past couple years.
There's not much point in digging, anyway — Domino is, for my purposes, more a brand and personality than a fragile and finite person like you or me. She describes herself as: "Not your average female.
You've seen them sitting at their keyboards, wearing barely anything, winking at you, typing to nobody in particular with thin, lethargic arms: bored and conventionally beautiful.
The ads, with flirty video that might be live or recorded years ago, shout at you with promises of "Live Sex Chat" and "Sex Shows", with both amateurs and "pornstars" alike.
They invade your peripheral vision; they pop up behind your window.
The women wait for you to start staring, and, just when you're interested, they hit you up for money.
If you think cam girls — those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads — are raking in easy money, you're right.
If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you're also right.
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.