Why do Ukrainian camgirls never get naked on webcam?

Since 2009, pornography is prohibited in Ukraine. Getting naked on webcam is live pornography. So, performing live sex shows via webcam is prohibited by law in Ukraine.

Here is the translation of the article 301 prohibiting pornography in ukraine:

Article 301. Importation, making, sale or distribution of pornographic items

1. Importation into Ukraine for sale or distribution purposes, or making, transportation or other movement for the same purposes, or sale or distribution of pornographic images or other items, and also compelling others to participate in their making, –

shall be punishable by a fine of 50 to 100 tax-free minimum incomes, or arrest for a term up to six months, or restraint of liberty for a term up to three years, with the forfeiture of pornographic images or other items and means of their making and distribution.

2. The same actions committed in regard to pornographic motion pictures and video films, or computer programs, also selling pornographic images or other items to minors or disseminating such images and items among them, –

shall be punishable by a fine of 100 to 300 tax-free minimum incomes, or restraint of liberty for a term up to five years, or imprisonment for the same term, with the forfeiture of pornographic motion pictures and video films and means of their making and showing.

3. Any such acts as provided for by paragraph 1 or 2 of this Article, if repeated, or committed by a group of persons upon their prior conspiracy, or aimed at obtaining big profit, –

shall be punishable by imprisonment of three to seven years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and forfeiture of pornographic items, motion pictures, video films, computer programs, and means of their making, dissemination and showing.

4. Acts provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article committed in regard to pornographic works, images or other items containing child pornography, or compelling minors to participate in making pornographic works, images or motion and video films, computer programs, –

shall be punishable by imprisonment of five to ten years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and forfeiture of pornographic items, motion pictures, video films, computer programs, and means of their making, dissemination and showing.

5. Acts provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article, if repeated, or committed by a group of persons upon their prior conspiracy, or aimed at obtaining big profit, –

shall be punishable by imprisonment of seven to twelve years with the deprivation of the right to occupy certain positions or engage in certain activities for a term up to three years and forfeiture of pornographic items, motion pictures, video films, computer programs, and means of their making, dissemination and showing.

 Note: Gaining big profit takes place when its amount equals or exceeds 200 tax-free minimum incomes.
(Article 301 as amended by Laws No 1520-VI (1520-17) of 11.06.2009, No 1819-VI (1819-17) of 20.01.2010)

Consequences for Ukrainian studios and Ukrainian camgirl behavior

Most of the Ukrainian camgirls are scared to get naked in front of their webcam because they think they could get arrested by the police. They usually don’t perform live sex shows. This is why most of the Ukrainian women working as a camgirl are “non-nude” models. We find those Ukrainian women in the non-nude categories of camgirls websites like the “shy girls alone” category of Imlive.com, the “hot flirt” and “soul mate” categories of Livejasmin, the “non-nude” category of Streamate.

Unfortunately, they are sometimes listed in the main sexual category of websites. On stripchat.com, many of them forget to add the tag “non-nude” to their account profile so that you find them in the general stripchat category where all the sex performers are located.

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