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Despite the passing of SESTA/FOSTA early last year, adult cam sites have continued to thrive. Whatever the reason, it’s reassuring to know that a growing number of people are willing to pay for their porn. However, getting an audience to put their money where their mouth is only half the battle. Knowing what the best adult cam sites are for models and supporting those sites should be a priority to users.
What is an adult cam site?
Unlike porn sites, adult cam sites connect models (or cam girls) looking to stream a live performance with an audience for a percentage of their earnings. How much of the models’ earnings are forfeited depends on the site but also varies according to viewer count, hours logged online, a person’s popularity on site, and more.
How do adult cam sites work?
When you sign up for an adult cam site, one of the first things it’ll ask you is if you’d like to log on as a model or subscriber. Once you’ve selected your reason for joining, complete the membership application, and verify your identity via email, you’ll be able to start streaming.
Depending on the site, viewers will either be able to choose a monthly membership plan or purchase coins or tokens that can be redeemed for live stream access. Subscribers will notice that they have the option to “gift” or “tip” the models an amount of their choice, but keep in mind that the brand does profit off of these exchanges. In other words, the model won’t be receiving your full tip. So if you really want to show your gratitude, you’ll make it a habit of tipping after every show (and maybe even on days you’re just feeling nice).
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And as for the models, in addition to receiving a percentage of tips, they’ll also cash-in on a percentage of the credits used to access their live stream. But it’s imperative that models remember to claim any tips or cash gifts received on their taxes. Otherwise, they’ll risk opening up a can of worm with the IRS. That said, if you’re a model looking to minimize your number of claims, you need to ask to be tipped using gift cards or sign up for a P.O. box and create an Amazon wishlist for viewers to purchase and ship items directly to you (without ever seeing your address). For more pro tips (and everything else you need to know about camming), check out our camming guide.
Best adult cam sites
Formerly known as LiveJasmin, this site has a reputation as one of the top cam sites in the community. It’s incredibly diverse and features a wide variety of cam categories, as well as live chat rooms for users to browse.
New members can join for free and will automatically receive $9.99 in video credits as well as 50 percent off their first purchase of credits. After that, you can purchase more credits or individual videos for anywhere between $0.98 to $9.99+ (depending on the content). Additionally, models receive anywhere from 30-60 percent of total earnings, and minimum payout from the site is $100.
- $17 for $27.99 in credits (regularly $33.99)
- $38 for $67.99 in credits (regularly $75.99)
- $53.50 for $97.99 in credits (regularly $106.99)
- $85 for $157.99 in credits (regularly $169.99)
One of the best adult cam sites for models, MyCams.com pays an average of 60 percent of a user’s total earnings, which is higher than most other site commissions. Other great perks of using MyCams are its expansive video collection, diverse models, and clean-cut site.
New subscribers can join for free and will automatically receive $9.99 in video credits. After that, you can purchase more credits or individual videos for anywhere between $0.98 to $9.99+ (depending on the content).
- $19.99 for 200 tokens
- $49.99 for 550 tokens
- $74.99 for 900 tokens
- $149.99 for 1,875 tokens
- $299.99 for 3,775 tokens
- $599.99 for 7,575 tokens
When it comes to adult cam sites, they all serve some sort of niche. Consider ImLive’s to be amateur content. The site could stand to be a little more diverse, especially since it boasts about hosting hundreds of thousands of models. But other than that, it’s a solid choice for those who prefer a more authentic performance–especially since the site’s credit system is one of the easiest ratios to figure out.
New subscribers can join for free and will automatically receive 30 video credits.
Anyone looking to get into the cam life should be familiar with the adult cam site Cams.com, as its one of the few that lets models set their own prices. The site also incorporates the use of hashtags, which makes it super easy for viewers to find exactly what they’re looking for. And if you find yourself drawn to a particular model, make sure to join their on-site Fan Club to receive updates, discount codes, and more!
New members can join for free and prices are decided individually by model.
iCams is one of the smaller adult cam sites, with only a few thousand models online, but that won’t affect your experience (just expect a little less diversity than you’d typically see on a larger platform). It hosts online instant messaging and a majority of HD videos, but there are a few models who stream in standard definition for an amateur aesthetic.
Signing up is free but to access live streams and chats, you’ll need to pay.
Consider this the standard for amateur adult webcam sites. Models set the rates for these shows and expect tips for good service, but you’ll get what you pay for. Chaturbate supports a number of apps that allow models to gamify their experiences–like letting users control their toys by adding random challenges whenever someone tips.
Joining is free but in order to access everything the site has to offer, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium membership.
- $10.99 for 100 tokens
- $20.99 for 200 tokens
- $44.99 for 50 tokens
- $79.99 for 1000 tokens
- Monthly Subscription: $19.99/month
Considered to be one of the top adult cam sites, CamSoda offers models at least 50 percent of their earned revenue. Popular models take home an even larger percentage. It hosts a diverse model base, exclusive HD videos, a dating site, and even offers registered viewers access free videos (just remember to tip!). CamSoda is also known for its ingenious gimmicks, like “Language Lessons” and a scented porn feature it calls “OhRoma.”
Joining is free, but if you’d like to access the entire site you’ll need some tokens.
- $5.99 for 50 tokens
- $10.99 for 100 tokens
- $20.99 for 200 tokens
- $49.99 for 550 tokens
- $69.99 for 800 tokens
- $99.99 for 1,205 tokens
- $249.99 for 3,100 tokens
Easily one of the most popular adult cam sites, ManyVids hosts some of the most diverse videos and cam girls. It also pays out pretty well, with models (or MV Stars) getting anywhere from 60% to 80% of the cut, depending on the sale–60% for videos, 80% for custom vids, tips, and MV Crush. In addition to webcam streams, ManyVids also offers premium members access to exclusive videos, contests, and daily magazines.
StripChat.com sets itself apart from other cam sites by offering videos designed for a VR experience. The site also allows you to search by the nitty-gritty details (tattoos, hair color, toys, token price, etc).
Joining is free but to access everything the site has to offer, you’ll need a premium membership. For a limited time, new subscribers automatically unlock 50 free tokens!
- $9.99 for 90 tokens
- $19.99 for 200 tokens
- $49.99 for 520 tokens
- $99.99 for 1,085 tokens
- $199.99 for 2,255 tokens
Unlike Chatroulette, when you log onto this site and immediately see a naked person you won’t be traumatized (and I’m totally not speaking from experience or anything). This is another great adult cam site for models because you’re able to set your own prices and even host “Gold Shows” which allow you to set a price and countdown. If your supports raise that amount or more, the show is on. If not, all the money is refunded–sorta like GoFundMe.
Joining is free but to access everything the site has to offer you’ll need a premium membership. Additionally, since prices are set by the models themselves, they will vary on a case-to-case basis.
xLoveCam tops the list of best adult cam sites for models because you can set your own prices for private shows, and xLoveCam only retains 5 percent of your gross earnings as a precaution against fraud. So once it’s confirmed that your supporters have paid you’ll receive the site’s stash of your savings. Viewers will enjoy xLoveCam too, as it’s incredibly diverse and offers a bunch of free services like adult chat, live videos, and a security management team to protect your account.
Joining is free but if you’d like a private show or access to premium features you’ll have to stack up your coins.
A top adult cam site for free public shows, the XCams site is super user-friendly and unlike any other site has multilingual models who can whisper sexy nothings across the screen in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch.
The site is free to join and users can access public live chat rooms completely free. But if you want a private show, phone sex, or any number of the other premium features you’ll have to pay up.
- $1.99 for 25 credits (new user special)
- $24.99 for 45 credits
- $39.99 for 110 credits
- $74.99 for 235 credits
- $149.99 for 570 credits
- $249.99 for 1,140 credits
Known as one of the best free adult cam sites, Naked.com offers users access to thousands of public live cam streams for free. That said, Naked.com doesn’t quite sit right with me for a few reasons. The site is less diverse, clunky, features some pretty offensive slang, and doesn’t allow male-on-male performances. Despite this, it does an OK job at paying its models. You’ll be able to set your own prices for private shows, receive 50 percent of your total earnings, and have the option to be paid weekly (instead of biweekly).
Most features on site are free, but if you’d like a private show you’ll have to pay up (prices vary by model).
Established in 2005, webcams.com offers users free teaser videos and a large variety of models to support. The site is very organized and allows viewers to search by category or model name. The only thing this site is lacking is male models, but hey, who’s to say it’ll stay that way?
Joining is free and users receive 10 free credits when they spend $5o, 25 free credits when you spend $75, and 35 free minutes when you spend $100.
Another top adult cam site, camplace.com advertises that it pays out the highest percentage of total earnings (anywhere from 50 percent to 90 percent). But after reading many reviews from previous models, it looks like this site is full of freeloaders. So if you’re looking to make a few bucks, this site isn’t for you. But if you’re looking to spend the least bucks, say hello to your new streaming service.
Joining is free as well are most services, but to access everything the site has to offer you’ll need a premium membership.
This top adult cam site is incredibly easy to navigate and offers users access to free services like public chats. It also hosts a variety of videos that you won’t see anywhere else–take the above photo ode to Harley Quinn as your prime example.
Joining is free but to access everything the site has to offer you’ll need a premium membership. Prices vary by model.
One of the largest sites for streaming live porn, this adult cam site is ideal for those who have never used a cam site before. It hosts a large base of regularly active models, thousands of videos, and specializes in fetishes like BDSM and bondage. Plus the entire site is completely free.
Joining is free and so is everything on site–just remember to tip!
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Marisa Losciale specializes in NSFW culture, audio gear, and photography. A former editorial and photo director for Spoon University at SUNY New Paltz, her work has been featured in the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Post-Trash, the New Paltz Oracle, and the Legislative Gazette.