Jasmine pushes her pile of textbooks to the side, takes off her clothes, turns on her webcam and begins writhing in front of the camera.
The 22-year-old university student – who is studying to become a paramedic – is among an estimated one in 20 UK students turning to sex work to fund their courses, as fees and rents soar and loans fail to cover the cost of living.
To help with her £9,000-a-year student debt, Jasmine, from Worcester, works as a cam girl and an exotic dancer – and she tells Sun Online in an exclusive interview that she can rake in up to £1000 a night.
She also earns around £2 a minute from her sex webcam work, which she does via a website where men pay her to perform specific sexual requests on a private live stream.
The dancer tells her story in Channel 5’s Student Sex Workers, which airs tonight, and also features Carly Rae and best mate Roo, who resorted to making lesbian porn and selling it online to make ends meet.
And while business is booming for all the women, Jasmine’s lucrative sideline has landed her in hot water with her tutors, who chucked her out when they caught wind of what she was doing.
Students can often find themselves thrown off courses for taking on sex work as most universities have a student code of conduct making behaviour which brings the institution into ‘disrepute’ a disciplinary offence.
Jasmine uses web-cam site Babe Station to find clients, and invites users to watch her “play” in a live feed.
This is her chance to advertise herself for free, before men will request a private feed which they have to pay for.
When someone pays for her, the site makes a “kerching” sound, and Jasmine will begin talking to the client over a private chat.
As the “clients” watch, Jasmine slowly cavorts in front of the camera, bending over to show her rear in revealing lace knickers and slowly removing her bra, while moaning seductively.
In the show, one man asks her to show him her bum, before asking if she’d accept anal sex.
While Jasmine makes it clear she isn’t turned on in the slightest, she plays up to his fantasy in the hope of keeping him on the line for longer.
But the webcam work is just one stream of income for Jasmine.
While other students work behind a bar or in part time retail, Jasmine also models naked and dances in strip clubs.
She tells the Sun Online: “I can go to work in the gentlemen’s clubs and make £200 or I can make a grand. It depends whether you have a customer who wants to spend the extra money.
“For the extra they get a naked dance, a private dance, but there’s a strict no touching rule.”
She adds: “I can’t pay my rent on minimum wage.”