While pornography has been around since ancient times, the adult film industry was only semi-legalized in the 1970s and the first cam site wasn’t registered until 1996! Jennifer Ringley, an American University student, purchased the domain name “JenniCam” and documented her life, performing tasks like eating breakfast and getting undressed in front of her live streaming webcam, essentially becoming the internet's first official cam girl. At the site's peak, four million people were watching Jennifer live in front of a camera on any given day.
Following Ringley’s lead, the birth of the camming site LiveJasmin in 2001 inspired many others like it, leading to a live cam boom. Fast forward to today and hundreds of sites now offer live cams and shows inclusive of all types of fetishes and kinks imaginable. However, with the adult film industry-valued around $15 billion, it’s estimated that 4% of all internet sites are related to porn and a whopping 20% of all mobile searches are also for porn. This puts the $2 billion projection that adult cam sites bring to the table seem slightly minuscule in comparison.
Now, I’m not an expert data miner, but it seems to me that this massive gap in revenue stems from the fact that cam sites are still a relatively new addition to the adult entertainment sphere and have only begun to welcome a healthy trend with the popularization of independent subscription-based services similar to OnlyFans. But in the short time since the inception of camming, adult sites like LiveJasmin and Chaturbate have both ranked in the Top 500 Sites on the Web. So it’s not that people aren’t supporting cam sites, it’s just that most of y’all probably don’t know where to go to view the best cam guys and live cam girls. So if you’re bored with standard porn or just want to find proper recognition for your fetish, this comprehensive list of the best live cam sites will help steer you in the right direction. Sensual couples cams, fetish and worship, diverse performers– these sites have it all!
How do cam sites work?
Live camming is an interactive experience between you and the model(s) in the room. Rooms are open to viewers for preview or for free, and private chats are available for an additional fee. You purchase tokens in packages and can spend them in various increments, sometimes for specific tasks or sometimes just to encourage your performer to turn the heat up. You can chat with the models and make requests, and some cam sites allow performers to create menus, like a fancy spa, but with dirty emojis. Some sites offer monthly memberships so you can look in on rooms under an invisible status (which is great if you’re shy!).
Models make different percentages of money spent on tokens, and each cam site pays out a little differently. This is why it’s good to be aware of which sites have the best payout, security, and brand-control policies. So if you’re not familiar with any of that already, we’ll break it down for you later on.
Best sites for chatting with live cam girls and guys
Jasmin is one of the oldest fetish cams websites operating today. Since 2001, its been supplying the web with top-notch content catering to all desires. Outfitted with a user-friendly layout, Jasmine opens onto a homepage littered with professional photo ops of the girls that convert into live sneak peeks into their rooms. The main menu bar features popular search categories including dom/sub, willingness, appearance, and a broader “fetish” category that boasts smoking videos, feet features, and lots of latex. The best feature, however, is the on-the-go Jasmin app for iPhone and Android allowing you to experience Jasmine anytime, anywhere.
Jasmin offers free member sign up with a signing bonus of 9.99 free credits. You can also spin the credit discount wheel for a chance to win up to 100% extra credits bought in your first purchase for free! Models can receive a payout anywhere from 30-60% with a minimum payout of $100. In terms of bang for your buck, Jasmin’s models and category offerings won’t let you down.
MyCams, the sister site of LiveJasmin, is a fetishist paradise with over 25 categories, advanced search, and over 1,000 fetishes and live cam models online at any time. Just like Jasmin, signing up is free; however, private chat prices are up to the models’ discretion. MyCams allows you to save models to a list of favorites, and after building up a considerable list, it will display them all on your homepage for easy access the next time you log on. If you want a diverse cast of models with unique penchants in the bedroom, look no further! Models can receive a payout of 30-60% of earned tokens.
ImLive is arguably the most user friendly of all fetish cam sites in terms of navigation. The homepage offers three types of viewing:grid, column, and showcase, as well as easy to set filter options. Choose your type of broadcast (alone, couples, groups) and then add your preferred filter. The fetish filter alone has more than 30 options to choose from (bondage, CBT, cum training, and more) and is only one of 12 filter types. Other hot features of the site (accessible with a membership) include candy shows, control the vibrator, group cams, and discount clubs. Joining is free and includes 30 free credits as well as access to the special features of the site. Models receive a 30% payout. For the true cam connoisseur looking to explore, ImLive will have you coming back for more.
Chaturbate is a great place to let your imagination run wild. It’s one of the best sites for amateur fetish webcams and features countless new and seasoned models. A huge pro to using Chaturbate is the quality of camera definition. Most, if not all models, will be using HD quality cameras. All published shows are free to view and group tipping is encouraged. Because of the sheer amount of models and traffic, expect the Chaturbate community to be lively and interactive, a major plus in chat rooms! However, if you want to fly solo, private chats are priced per minute and range anywhere from $1-$6. Videos are organized by tabs on the homepage, opening up to the featured models and videos. The site is easy to navigate, whether it be through gender, couples, or single tabs or by browsing the more specific hashtags such as #feet, #pantyhose, #bigclit, and so on. With over nine pages of tags in over 10 languages, Chaturbate has the widest variety of shows on this list. After your free sign up, tokens can be bought, earned through broadcasting, referring friends, or increasing spending limits. Models receive $1 per every 20 tokens gifted.
Cams is a no-frills, all around great cam site if you’re looking for variety and streamlined design. The homepage opens directly onto the live cam chat tab showcasing the models currently online and–my favorite feature on Cams.com–the actual number of models currently online. It even breaks this number down by category which somehow makes you want to go exploring. The blonde category rarely falls past 90 models online at a time and offers everything from platinum blondes to light brown with blonde highlights.
At your free sign up, you’ll have the option to continue without purchasing tokens, or take part in the special offer for new members with a deal of 200 extra tokens for any bundle purchased. Tokens will allow you to take part in fun perks like controlling a performer’s toys with “buzz mode,” paying for private chats, and tipping during shows. With the premium membership, you’ll have the ability to join your favorite model’s fan clubs and skip the generic categories by using the advanced search bar. VIP’s get even more covetable perks like sending emails to models, and five free recorded shows from any model.
iCams is nothing out of the ordinary. The service offers a diverse base of cam girls and the ability to search by model name or using fun category options like sex toys, star sign, or fetish makes pinpointing your perfectly-matched performer easier than ever before. And with at least 600 to 700 models online at any given time per day, all varying in ethnicity, age, body type, and language, that's no easy feat! But by far, the best feature of the site is the ability to browse a large selection of free videos without signing up. Before making a paid commitment to the site, you'll be able to sit in and even participate in some chat rooms under the free tab. Signing up is also quick and easy, but be sure to have your wallet handy to tip, purchase tokens, and access private shows.
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If you’ve been searching for a cam site that involves more than just a person on a screen, look no further because Camsoda has really mastered the art of taking the camming experience to the next level. When first entering the site, my favorite feature is the dozens of screens flashing the live shows actually taking place in each chat room. This sneak peek feature alone gets you hot (not to mention it being a huge time saver in terms of finding what you're looking for).
Camsoda operates on a tipping platform so while most of its cam girls will be accessible at no charge, the real fun begins when you purchase tokens. Tokens allow you to activate vibrators the models are using, enter private shows, and participate in games hosted by the girls. If you find a performer you love, add her to your favorites tab and sign up for the sites push notifications via text, or email to be notified whenever she's online. To make this site even sweeter, the site is offering 50 free tokens at sign up, and 200 free tokens with the purchase of a monthly membership at $19.95. What are you waiting for?
ManyVids is one of the few sites that lets its users tailor their viewing experience before even entering the homepage! Choose between MV All, MV Straight, MV Gay Boys, or MV Trans, and the site will populate its home videos according to your choice. I personally love this because we all know how much of a turn off it can be to have to wade through a sea of porn that just doesn't do it for you. Navigating through the site is so easy thanks to the pre-listed main categories. At first glance, you can see it's got a huge variety of popular performers which, in my opinion, is the best feature of the site. If the homepage doesn't do it for you, there's also the option to perform an advanced search. Here, it gives you the option to search through hundreds of its categories or by intensity, price, and model attributes. Joining is free, but most videos only allow a 30-second sneak peek into its contents. After that, in order to view or download the whole video, you must pay the price listed. Videos range from $3.99 to $999.99
Ah, a site that states its mission in the name, how refreshing. MyFreeCams is, you guessed it, free! It's been operating on the same platform since 2002 and it shows. The site looks like a myspace page and isn't the most user friendly, however, the quality and variety of models are no joke and at any given time, there might be as many as 1800 models online. The site navigation is a little confusing in the beginning so here’s a mini tutorial: when you click on the settings option on the homepage, you’ll be presented with all your filter options, which are very unique. Set your preferences for models shown at the top of your list, sort by cam score, newest on site, or order logged in, and edit the amount of thumbnails shown on the homepage. Tokens still play a part on the site, since most, if not all, performers will mute guests from participating in the chat. If you want an immersive, participatory experience on the site, as well as the ability to pay the performers for their time and your pleasure, I highly recommend purchasing some tokens.
Bongacams is a great site if you’re looking for deals on quality shows. Expect to be pleasantly surprised by the number of performers online at all times, as well as fun contests. The site allows sneak peeks into the live shows happening, which we all know is a favorite feature of mine, and can be viewed mostly for free as long as you're okay with having to exit out of their “sign up” pop-up every few minutes. Some great promotions available are the refer a friend bonus that nets you 50% of your friend's first purchase, and the cashback bonus which awards 25 to 200 tokens daily to the top five site token spenders. As mentioned before, purchasing tokens isn't necessary to enter chat rooms. However, they’ll grant you private chat access for less per minute.
Stripchat is another token driven cam site with exceptionally diverse models and an organized homepage. When entering the site, you can choose your gender preference or view all. On the main page, swipe through the pre-grouped thumbnail categories like top cams, couple cams, and new/trending girls. Each sub category on the menu shows exactly how many performers are in each category in live time. In terms of interactive content on the site, Stripchat is the first site to offer 4k VR shows. The private chats go beyond the standard pay per minute shows as well, with options for spy mode, group shows, and ticket shows available in exchange for tokens.
It seems like everyone and their mother has an OnlyFans account now, right? From famous people, to semi-famous, to that one person you sat across from in high school, it almost feels like you're paying to see the world's content. For those of you that don't know, OnlyFans is a fairly new subscription-based content sharing site from the UK that's blown up in the US mainstream media because of quarantines and stay-at-home orders going into effect, with a 75% increase in signups during the months of March and April. Now with 30 million new users, and anywhere from seven to 10 thousand creators per day, the sky might not be enough of a limit for the kind of content you’ll be able to find via OnlyFans. And if that wasn't good enough, this site pays out 80% of the commission received (which is amazing for the content creators, and very rare do you see a commission so high). The price of subscriptions varies for each content creator, but supporting your performers on their terms is well worth it.
Clips4sale has been in the game for a while, so expect its site to reflect that. You’re not going to find streamlined videos or be rewarded with easy navigation, but as the largest clip site on the internet, with over seven million clips and 105,000 independent content producers, if you have the time, patience, and willingness to spend some money, this site will be your gold mine. Another huge plus for watchers and performers is the site's 60% of sales payout, so you can feel good supporting your favorite content creators.
Live cam sites might not be as popular as porn sites, yet–but they’ve certainly made their way into the mainstream. Don't waste your time or money on subpar subscriptions and low-quality pay-per-stream sites. If you've been looking for more intimacy in your sex life, or even a change in the bedroom, try out camming (but be sure to thank us later).
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