Tediousphilia

“What are the risks? Am I qualified?
We are a couple, can we do this together?”

During early 2010s, thousands of young couples worldwide started to set up online businesses from the comfort of their own homes. Affected by the global unemployment crisis, early millennials —members of the Facebook generation; were suddenly unafraid of exposing their intimacy, turning the concept of privacy on its head forever. Enterprising partners offered raw and amateur sex performances via webcam to those interested in their services. Their virtual, on-demand peepshows could be found on several websites, where you could freely and anonymously watch them “ready to have sex for you” on live stream until the very moment that one decided to pay for the action. 

Tediousphilia is a project that documents the monotony and tedium suffered by vernacular webcam sex-performer couples on standby, just before the moment of sex in the not-that-virtual-life.

“Fill your profile. Come prepared for anything. If your studio looks like trash, surfers will think your show is trash.”

“Quality is the key. Don’t skimp on a webcam. Audio can separate the winners from the losers. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. No freebies.”