'Cam couples' share their own interactive porn via webcam for money

From novices to professional porn stars, these couples setup their own studios and take special requests from viewers who tip them.
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It's been said the internet is the great equalizer, allowing almost anyone to start a business, publish their writing or music, and now, become a porn star. Real couples having discovered they too can make money without stepping outside their homes, simply rigging their daily lives with cameras and selling intimacy. Here's ABC's kendis Gibson. Reporter: They seem like your average couple next door. 40-somethings in love. It's a typical southern California Saturday. Tackling yard work. Cooking dinner together. These two just can't keep their hands off each other. But they have a secret. It's something that we really enjoy doing. We get to do it together. On our own terms. In our own home. We don't have to go anywhere. It's a fun business. Web cam there -- Reporter: They're in the business of sharing their most intimate moments. Should I go ahead and start? Reporter: Live streaming their own interactive porn -- We are officially live. Reporter: Via web cam for money as the duo peppermint and dusty. #Foreplay. Reporter: They have more than 80,000 follow others the sex streaming website chatter bait. Erotic couple -- Reporter: Viewers can chat with them. We are a loving, passionate couple. Reporter: Tips. Thank you. Reporter: And even make requests. Thank you, booty play, that's really important for to us show in our room that we have fun and we enjoy each other. You have a Normal day job? You both do? Right. You happen to come home at night and get on a web cam and have sex? Sure. We're going to have sex anyway, no matter what. Reporter: The adult entertainment industry is reportedly worth billions of dollars. At any given moment, there are thousands of live cams streaming strip shows, foreplay, and hard-core sex across the internet. Sites like chatter bait, my free cams, and cam 4, receiving millions of visitors every day. The sex streaming site live Jasmine is one of the most visited websites in the U.S. More popular than "The New York Times." Successful shows can make several hundred dollars. In just a few hours. The most dedicated performers? Raking in six figures. I work on web cam Wednesday through Sunday. I average around $500 to $700 a night. That pays my bills for the month. Reporter: Ariana Marie is a current porn star and successful cam girl. She can make money by just cooking in her bra. And says camming allows performers to be more creative and in control. Oh, thanks, Carlos, for tipping me. I like being able to connect with my fans. With camming it's a one-on-one personal connection, almost a girlfriend experience in a sense for them. I'm working in adult film. You know, you don't know if you're going to get a call from a company saying, hey, we want you for this film. I think with web camming you definitely have more advantage to make more money. Reporter: Peppermint and dusty do like theoney but see camming more as a way to inspire others. Money isn't at the top of the list. That's an awesome bonus on the side. The focus is the fact that we have somebody that comes into the room and is watching us and says, wow. I want that. I deserve that. I deserve that affection, I deserve that intimacy. You guys have quite a following. Do you consider yourself -- A porn star? No. Not really, we're just Normal people that happen to be very lucky to have an incredibly loving relationship that includes a lot of passion. I mean, look at us now. Weever are not touching each other. We have this super high-tech logictech cam. We plop right on there -- Reporter: Their do it yourself studio up and running with minimal technology. So it's a very simple setup. A little camera. Apple. Mac book. Small tripod. And voila. TV and a whole lot of coconut oil. A whole tub. Oh my gosh. Reporter: Peppermint and dusty stumbled into the business. We live together -- before we lived together I had a place with a mirror in the bedroom. It was fun to look over in the mirror while we were being intimate. It turned us on. Reporter: When they decided to take their love-making live, it wasn't a smooth start. We dropped the cam into the coconut oil. Shaking it, trying to get the coconut oil out of the speakers and stuff. You've had missteps? Oh, yeah. That's half the fun. I think it's time for us to go. Going to leave them for their show right now. Reporter: On this night, their erotic show went on for five hours. At one point more than 2,600 people were watching. Our highest night has been about 7,000 people. There's something there that consumers are willing to pay for. And a lot of people really think that that has to do with the high level of interactivity. Reporter: The industry has gotten so popular there's even an annual convention. Fancon. Ariana Marie has started erotic films like "Let it ride" but got her start in the cam world and moved on to studio-made movies. ??? I'm going to tease you a little bit ??? Reporter: Now a known figure in the porn industry she often goes live on the site my free cams. I came back to camming because four years later, now I have a name. You know. I'm branding myself a little bit better. I don't want to just oversaturate myself with a bunch of content for other companies. Reporter: She's turned her Las Vegas home into a cam house, rigged with 22 web cams. The kitchen, the living room, the shower. Few places off limits. Opening their doors as well to other cam girls in Vegas to expand her business. I try to split my time. I still try to shoot scenes so that I can keep my name relevant. But at the same time I'm on cam all the time too. Reporter: Her husband once performed in adult films as jack spade and sometimes joins in. When I was a performer, working with these different girls every day, at the end of the day all I wanted to do was come home and cuddle. That's the difference. Really. Is that intimacy. Reporter: A young porn pro like Ariana might seem generations removed from 46-year-olds peppermint and dusty. But in the cam world they are peers. We'll be in the top ten. Yeah, we typically average top ten. Alongside 22-year-olds, 19-year-olds. I think it's awesome. I'm honored, flattered by that. Reporter: For all of peppermint and dusty's openness, what they're doing is still a secret. Their bosses don't know. Neither do peppermint's adult children. I'm sure there's going to be a moment of them being horrified. I'm sure there's going to be some embarrassment when they see me. But -- there's nothing that I'm ashamed of. I mean, they know how amorous we are. And I don't feel guilty about that. Reporter: Which is why they're willing to risk being recognized. There's people that are going to judge us. That's just a risk that we're willing to take. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not going to deny it. You know, we have a loving, passionate sex life. Those are all things to be proud of. Reporter: For "Nightline," I'm kendis Gibson in southern California.

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