I am copying this list to this forum, so that people will have a chance to comment and to add information - something they can not do in the "Reading Room" where all information is posted as "read only" to block unwanted editorial changes - by hackers..lol
The studio network looks something like this - just to give us an idea of the global scope of this industry. These are our preliminary findings, the actual number of studios in operation remains uncertain. What is available in the public record are the names and addresses of the “Custodian of Records” that are legally responsible for checking that the studios have supplied proof that none of their models are under age 18. But the number of custodians may not actually correlate with the total number of studios they monitor.
Studios also can vary greatly in size.. Some of the larger studios like the ones that work exclusively for private feeds in Ostravz, Cz and Poprad, Sk may have as many as 70 employees each (admins, models and tech support). Poprad also has three additional studios operating in town with about 20 models each. The main downtown studio in Bratislava has about 30 employees but there are at least three other studios operating in different neighborhoods in that City. The studios in Russia or the Ukraine seem to be slightly smaller -with 60 models working in one of the St. Petersburg studios in five different locations; some 30 girls working in four different studio locations in Petrozavodsk in the Kareila Republic and maybe 10 to 20 models working on Secret Friends from Vladivostok. There are 40 to 50 models, techs, translators in one Odessa model agency that has two different studio locations, plus another 20 admins, models and translators in one studio in Kief. On the Whole the Romanian studios tend to be much smaller than this - with usually 5/6 models and sometimes less - but there are many more Romanian models working as freelancers from home than is the rule elsewhere in Eastern Europe. I have also heard of at least 5 Bucharest Mega-Studios, and one, The Lilla, that works exclusively for IFriends and that is reported to have as many as 400 models working for them.
"So Uncle, Why does it matter? What's all the fuss? "you might well ask. Well, the answer is simple. The number of studios times their average size is one rough indicator to the total number of people employed in the Video-chat industry in each country. And that will tell us whether we are dealing with a major trend - the banalization of sex work over the internet across Europe - or a marginal industry that occupies a small niche in a country's overall labor market...
So Cam Girls and Guys, and web-surfers too, are there any studios we may have missed? Are our estimates regarding studio size too big or too small? Your feedback on this is important !! It's the only way that we have to correct any errors that have crept in to our estimates!!!
The countries and cities where there are active studios are:
Argentina, Buenos Aries, (1)
Austria, Vienna (1)
BelaRus – Minsk (1), Milidev(?)
Brazil - Rio de Janerio (3), Recife 1, Sao Paulo (5+)
This is a "low-ball" estimate. Probably the industry has taken root in other Brazilian cities and the number of studios in operation is far greater than the figure given here.
Bulgaria - Blya (1), Bourgas(3), Plovdiv (1), Rousse (5), Sofia(4). Varna (2).
Canada - Alberta (1), Laval(1), Montreal (4), Nova Scotia(1), Toronto (10), Vancouver (2)
Chile, Santiago (1)
China, Hong Kong (2)
Columbia - Bogota (8), Cali (8),
El Basque, (1) Ibaque/Tolina (1), Medellin (6), Santiago de Cale (1).
Costa Rica, San Jose (1)
Croatia - Veika Gorica (1), Zagreb (1)
Czech Rep - Brno (15), Ceske Budejovie (1), Chomutov(1), Karlovy Vary (1), Kladno (1), Kolin (1), Ostrava (4), Olomouc (2), Pardubice (2), Plzen (1), Prague (20?), Tabor(1), Teplice(2), Ziln (3). This gives a total of at least 50 Czech studios.
Estonia - Mardu(1), Tallinn (1),
Finland – Helsinki (1)
France, Lyons< Marsailles, Paris, St. Cloval
Germany, Bayren (2), Berlin(2), Bremen (1), Chemnitz (1), Dusseldorf (1)
Greece, Athens (1), Santorini (1), Xanthi (1)
Hungary - Budapest (2)
India, New Delhi, (1)
Israel, Hadera (1), Tel Aviv (1)
Italy - Biella (1), Roma, Ravenna, Sicily
Latvia - Riga (7)
Lithuania - Kaunas (1), Panevezys(1), Vilnius, (2)
Moldavia - Chisianu (2), Kishinev (1), Miron (1), Tiraspol (1).
Netherlands - Amsterdam (3), Utrecht (1)
Panama , Panama City (3+ - 2PF)
Philippines -Antipolo City (1), Angeles City (1), Manila (1), Valenzuela City (1).
Poland - Katowice(1), Krakow (1), Lodz (1), Poznan (3), Scezin(1), Warsaw(1), Wroclaw (2)
Romania - Bacau(3), Bucharest (800? -15 studios on f4f+ Peeks alone), Brasov(1), Braila(1), Clalarasi (1), Cluj Petesti(3), Constanta(5), Craicova (1), Galan(2), Galati (4), Hunedoara (1), Iasi(4 for secretfriends + 100+ others), Maramores (1), Pitesti (3) Ploiesti (1), Satu Mare(1),Slatina(1), Sibiu (100+ -1 PF), Tazi (1, Timisoara (1), Tiganesti (1), Targu Mures(1), Vaslui…This is just the tip of the iceberg. our romanian friends insist this industry and is a major employer with thousands of studios, some very small and some very big in operation - so maybe as many 2000?.
Russian Federation - Archangelsk (1), Barnaul (1),Cheboksary (1), Chelyabinsk(1), Ivanovo(1), Kaluga (1), Kemerovo(1), Khaberovsk(1), Komi Respublika (1), Kremlevskayl- Kazan (1), Kazan, Tartarstan, (1), Kostroma (1), Ligorsk(1), Magnitogorsk (1), Moscow (10), Nizhni Novgorod (1), Novgorod (1), Novosibirsk (4), Omsk (2), Perm(1), Penza(1), Petrozavodsk (4), St. Petersburg (50), Pskov (1), Rostov (1), Rostov on Don(1), Rybinsk (1), Saratov(1), Smolensk (1), Sosnovif Bor (1), Syzrane(1), Taganrog (1), Tomsk (2), Tver (1), Yekaterinburg (2), Yoshkar-Ola (2), Vladmir (1), Vladivostok (10), Volgada(1), Volgograd (1), Voronezh (2), Vyborg(1), Yaroslavl (5+).
Our approximate total for Russia stands currently at about 100 studios in 40 cities -- but this is probably a very low estimate, just the tip of a very big Russian iceberg which remains largely submerged - as well as frozen over.
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo (3)
Slovakia - Banska Brystrica (4), Bratislava(9) , (at Dolne Homy, Kosice (2-1new), J, Petrzalia, Vrakuna), Jablonica (1), Kezmarok (1)Nitra (1), Nove Zamky(1), Poprad (4), Previdza (1), Trstena (1), Trnava (1), Zilna (1 now closed). Slovakia’s Total currently stands at 22.
Slovenia – Maribor (1), Medvode (1),
Spain, Alicante (1), Barcelona (1), Cordova(1), Ibizia(1). Madrid (1), Marbella(1), Sevilla (1)
Suriname, Paramaribo (1)
Turkey - Ankara (1), Istanbul (1)
Thailand - Bangkok (?)
The Ukraine - Bauhinia (1), Chernieshovl (1), Dnepropetrovsk (10), Donetsk(1), Donsezk (1), Kramatorsk (2), Khakriv (1), Kherson(1), Kramatorsk, (1), Krivov Rog(1), Kyif (Kiev) (30),Makeeva (1), Makevoha (1), Nikolayev (1), Novomoskovsk (1), Odessa(3-5), Prepropetrovsk (1) and Zaporozhye (1) . Our total is around 55 in 12 cities but the real number must be larger. One of our Ukrainian models now turned researcher ventured the guesstimate that as many as 20% of the cam models one can see on sex video chat are Ukrainain women. That means we are talking as we are in Russia about thousands of men and women working online. But if so, where then are their studios?
Uruguay, Montevideo (1)
The U. S. - The US Shows itself to be the exception among the mature industrial countries. Not only does it provide a legion of independent freelancers for adult entertainment web-sites online, it also hosts at least 80 cam studios in 19 different states - as of our last count.
Like Russia, the US occupies a huge space in cyber sexlandia much of which remains unexplored territory.
Arizona, Kempe (1), Phonenix (1)
California, Burbank (1), Concord (1) Glendale (10), Hollywood( 1), Long Beach (1)San Diego(9), San Francisco (1), Santa Monica( 1), Valley (1), Vista (1).
Colorado, Denver (1)
D.C. -Washington- (1)
Florida, Jacksonville, (1), Kissimmee (1), Lauterdale (1), Miami (1), Orlando (11), West Palm Beach(1),
Georgia, Atlanta (2)
Haiwaii, Maui (1)
Illinois, Chicago (11), Hoffmann Estates (1)
Iowa, Middle (1)
Kansas, Witchita (1)
Minnesota, Arok? (1)
Nevada, Las Vegas (2)
New Jersey, Lake Grove (1), Summit (1), Union Cty (1)
New York, Brooklyn (1), Manhattan (2)
North Carolina, Raleigh (1)
Ohio Anywhere? (1)
Pennslyvania, Philadelphia (1)
Tennesse, Memphis (1)
Texas, Dallas (1), Houston (1)
Washington, Kent (1)
Uzbekistan, Almalyk (1)
Venezuela - Caracas (1)
The Map attached is the "Human Trafficking Map" from the BBC.. but the fit between this map of the countries of origin and countries of destination for human sexual slavery - fits very closely with what we know about the countries that provide studio models and those that provide their customer base... So is this a kind of virtual sex tourism? Or just another stupid question...
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