Braincash sponsors a series of websites and pays other web masters that bring in traffic to them.
Rates average about $4 per minute, though the performer gets only a portion of that.
Any genre of performer can be found in web camming.
And a Quebec group fighting sexual exploitation, known as CLES, says many who work in the sex industry — dancers being touched all night long, for instance — suffer post-traumatic stress.
But Montreal doesn’t have elevated rates of prostitution offences, despite the prevailing attitudes.
Though higher than in Toronto, they’re still lower than the rates in Vancouver, Regina and Sudbury, according to Statistics Canada.
University of Ottawa criminologist Christine Bruckert says though the industry can be linked to some types of crime, “you can’t assume the link is inherent or across the board.”Montreal, meanwhile, is also a world destination for fetishism.
In this atmosphere, porn has been able to flourish for years.
“A girl would be less ashamed to say, ‘I’m a porn actress,’ in Quebec than elsewhere,” says Greg Jones, general manager at 2
Vanessa aims to have 40 per cent Canadian content, with shows on strippers, sex toys, fantasies under hypnosis, and risqué public sex with Quebec porn actor Bruno B.“In a culture where people do consume (porn), why not show it? ” argues Vanessa’s brainchild, Anne-Marie Losique, Quebec’s “queen of soft porn.”“I’m not leading the curve.