An 18-year-old student from Wales is selling her sneezing videos at as much as £100 to pay for university upkeep. Abi Haywood has just finished her art foundation course at Leeds Art School and will be starting on the prestigious fine art course at University College London later this year.
She discovered there was a lot of interest with the video quickly getting 3000 views, and people commenting that it was “so hot”. She soon realized she could make money from making and selling sneezing clips.
Uses Nose Dildo for Sneezing
Abi has created a “nose dildo” from silicon and latex to “tickle” her nose and trigger her to sneeze. With the “nose dildo” she can sneeze up to 11 times in five minutes.
At first, she began selling the four-minute videos for “just a couple of quid”. However, due to the time it takes to put on make-up, film and edit she was encouraged by sex workers she interviewed to charge at least £20.
Some videos garner £60 and she raises the price to £100 for more specific requests.
This could see her be asked to include her feet, talk to the camera or film in public. One customer even asked her to paint her toenails white.
“I had a request where this guy wanted me to sneeze and go to the toilet in a public bathroom because of the privacy, echo and the clinicalness where people would be unaware,” she told Daily Mail.
Another man has told her he “watches [her] on [his] 72-inch TV in surround sound”.
She has also found herself fulfilling a request at the Henry Moore Institute near Bishop’s Stortford which felt like “pornography” as she “sauntered around the gallery, pretending to look at pictures”.
Abi added: “I was reluctant at first but am really glad it happened.
“It’s success has also shown that I will make so much more, as a young artist, selling my art as porn, and how ridiculous that is.”
Abi has revealed she would have been forced to drop out of her foundation course because her job as a waitress at the Hepworth Gallery paid minimum wage, and the university provides no financial support.
“Making the videos is kind of like having a safety net that I wouldn’t have had,” she explained.
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