Betty AfterDark, an energetic ePlay Community Creator known for her gaming channel, shares her experience on ePlay, the challenges and joys of being a live stream gamer, and much more!
Sit down with Betty during this quick 6-minute read and learn a little about how she got started in the industry and why she decided to leap into gaming and adult content creation.
Tell us a little bit about how you came to ePlay.
I started streaming on Twitch in 2016, but I was never serious about it. During the pandemic, I found a site that allowed people to play lewd games, and I started playing the Sims with sex mods there. Before long, I embraced my inner exhibitionist and turned the camera on. I bounced around on a couple of sites where I felt exploited and underpaid before finding ePlay in August 2021.
I signed up for ePlay and then sat and watched Sir from MyPerfectHarem stream to see what the site was all about. He was so welcoming and answered any questions I had. He was passionate about ePlay, and his passion was infectious. I started streaming here a week later and never looked back.
What is something big you've been working on this year?
Earlier this year, I did a complete rebrand. The brand kit I created for myself when I first started streaming was always kind of a placeholder. I started from scratch with a new color palette, new logo, new website, new overlays, and a whole lot more which I created completely by myself from scratch.
I also created a community for lewd streamers to get together and pool resources. After just one month, we had over 100 members. Nearly 50 of those members were lewd streamers, most of whom are currently ePlay streamers. We even have a few Key Club members and a few of the top streamers on the site.
Our members grow organically every day because people are finding it so beneficial. So definitely expect more cool collaborations from the Lewd Gamers on ePlay in the near future.
Tell us a little bit more about your experience with gaming on ePlay.
Lewd Gamers offers a sort of water cooler type environment for people working in an industry where networking is not generally at the top of our list of priorities. The best thing about starting this support group is watching the streamers connect and share with each other.
The collaborations that have come out of Lewd Gamers have been very successful for all parties involved. I, for one, have felt so fortunate to be able to connect with so many different types of people from so many different backgrounds who all just want to spread joy and sexiness.
I'm excited to watch the community grow, and I think that they're going to be some in-person collaborations from the community coming very soon, which will be so much fun for everyone involved, especially the viewers!
What do you think inspired you to become a content creator and streamer?
I have always felt that sex work can be very isolating. It's a very competitive environment, and that does not lead to a lot of networking. I wanted to find other like-minded people who enjoyed connecting with others in the industry. I also wanted to be able to work with people and stream together as people do on Twitch all the time. I thought it would be really nice to have a place where we could all organize and advocate for each other.
Do you have any career goals that you've set for this year in terms of your success at ePlay?
I would like to be a KeyClub member. I believe in ePlay. I adore the staff. I have a lot to offer the community in terms of experience. I started out as a digital librarian, which is essentially a librarian who helps people navigate and understand technology.
My role in Lewd Gamers, beyond just maintaining the Discord server, is to help people elevate their streams by offering up help whenever I can.
My goal for the year is to make as many streamers feel welcome in our community as possible, and I believe that being a KeyClub member is the next step in advocating for the community I love.
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I once followed Joe Perry from Aerosmith around Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas because I was too afraid to ask for an autograph. 🤣
Do you like to geek out on any shows or hobbies?
If it's nerdy, I'm probably into it. The only nerd culture that I don't really have a lot of experience with is anime. I love video games more than anything, though. My graduate thesis was on video games. Once upon a time, I wanted to be a librarian advocate for video games as an educational and artistic medium. I know a lot about video games and I've been playing them since 1986.
Do you think your hobbies and past experiences influence the content you create and how viewers and fans connect with you?
I think that people enjoy my streams because I am so knowledgeable about video games overall. I'm not necessarily always good at video games, but I can offer up a lot of interesting commentary which keeps people entertained. I'm incredibly passionate about the medium, and I think that shines through in my streams.
Do you have any self-care tips you'd like to share?
I'm a full-time streamer, so I'm able to make my own schedule which is nice. The biggest self-care thing that I've done for myself since I started streaming full-time is to take Monday off. I think that psychologically Mondays are very taxing. They carry a lot of negative connotations. So I removed Monday's power from my life, and honestly, I haven't had a “Case of the Mondays” in months.
What else would you like to share with us?
I'm committed to offering the most entertaining experience that I possibly can. I'm so grateful that I'm finding an audience for my quirky brand of entertainment on ePlay. I'm so incredibly grateful for all of the people who have followed my channel and tipped me. I'm also very grateful to the staff on the ePlay Discord server, who answer our questions and reassure us. I have never felt so welcomed on the internet. We have a very special thing going on here, and I'm so proud to be a part of it.