The transition from a digital friendship to an IRL relationship will always be awkward. When you meet someone you previously only knew in a chat room, a message board, or on social media, you risk exposing the chasm that inevitably exists between your online identity and your boring-ass regular self.
When sex, money, and Netflix are involved, things can get even trickier.
It's a topic that "Take Me Private," the fifth episode of Netflix's docu-series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, explores with a mix of curiosity and clumsiness. Early in the episode we meet Alice Frost, a 25-year-old woman living in L.A. who makes her living as a cam girl performing for fans who pay her different rates depending on their access. She explains that for $3.69 a minute a cam room user can get a session with other users and make requests, while $8.69 a minute gets you an exclusive chat.