Adult cams are, arguably, one of the oldest forms of ‘sextech’ to go online, creating the market with a clunky splash in the late 1990s, complete with jarring image quality and slow dial-up connections. Nonetheless, as an extension of the old adult chat phone lines, it was the first time you could truly see the person you were chatting with in real-time, without being with them in person.
In 2022, there are thousands (tens of thousands? hundreds of thousands?) of sex cam sites with hundreds of thousands of performers in pretty much every category you could want or imagine. Somehow though, many of those are still living in the Dark Ages, and don’t support the newest and most exciting technologies.
So, rather than picking a random site, this list has some of the biggest, most trustworthy and outright best cam sites available today. The sites we’ve listed below are, in our opinion, the safest and best way to watch webcams online. If you’re looking to make money as a webcam model online, we’ve got that covered too.
And while there are thousands more, many of them are simply a re-branded (or ‘re-skinned’) version of the sites listed below, with the exact same features. These ‘white-label’ sites are run by businesses that take a percentage of each transaction made on them, but ultimately the whole thing is still run by the ‘parent’ company.
Alternatively, if you’re one of the many new models wanting to make money out of free cam sites, you can check out our ‘Camming 101’ guide to getting started, which has advice about work schedules, gold shows, why it’s hard to work out the average model’s pay and more.
FAQs and Guide to the Best Adult Sex Cams
Now you have plenty of options to choose from, you might still have some questions on your mind before you jump in online. Here are some FAQs (frequently asked questions) that we get about cam sites:
Why visit a cam site?
It can be said that the main purpose of porn is to help people explore and enjoy any of their sexual desires or fantasies. However, as well-known sociologist DR. Rachel Stuart says, classic porn only gives people a rough estimate of what they want. In other words, porn only touches the surface of a person’s deepest sexual fantasies. Both producers and performers want to create a movie that’s catered for everyone, not really to one specific fantasy.
However, free sex cam shows give users what they want—that is, the ability for them to dictate what they truly want, most often in a private shows or group sex shows. All the webcam sites in this list allow audiences to interact with the performers (mostly girls, but you can see group, lesbian, couple, gay and trans performers too) in real-time. By panning pay or donate to the performer and perhaps the cam models will exactly do what you want them to do, allowing you to dive in your deepest sexual desires.
Because of the nature of sex cam sites, Stuart believes that this is the main reason why cam chats have soared into popularity during the last decade. Additionally, because of the interactive nature of cam sites, it may slowly eclipse a person’s desire to watch porn.
If you’re curious about this way to explore your sexual desires in a much personal way, and want to start the search for your favorite cam girls, here are some of the best cam sites (in no particular order) where you can get interactive with models through tipping – whether in free shows or a private exclusive session – and engage in endless live chat with the hottest webcam models.
Are cam sites safe?
This is a resounding yes. High-calibre cam sites, like the ones mentioned in this post, always value security. They’ll always assure that all visitors are safe, especially since they’ll be sharing their financial information when buying tokens. Still, if you want that additional sense of security, it’s best if you choose a site that doesn’t require an email address to sign up.
What can I see in a cam show?
Usually, cam sites offer ways to gratify both men and women sexually. This means they have both men and women models that’ll cater to your desires. Additionally, these models invest in multiple cameras too, so you’ll have plenty of angles if ever you view them.
Cam sites also have different niches. That means you’ll certainly find a model that’ll satisfy any of your fetishes and kinks, whether you want toys or bondage.
Most, if not all, of these cam sites have a chat function too, allowing you to chat with models while you watch them. This is perfect if you don’t want to call them or you want a subtle way to watch your favorite model’s live show. If you don’t invest in a private cam session, expect other people in the chat. On the other hand, in a one-on-one session, it’ll just be you and the model, and the latter will attempt to satisfy your sexual desires.
As mentioned before, since these cam sites are slowly overshadowing traditional porn sites when it comes to popularity, you can rest assured that there’s a site and a model that’ll match your kink or fetish.
How do I choose which cam site is best for me?
With the variety of options available, you may be struggling to find a cam site that suits your budget and needs. Surely, you don’t want to invest in a model in a particular cam site only to find out later on that there’s someone that perfectly suits your kinks.
With that said, here are some important factors to consider when choosing the best cam site for you, in addition to anything niche or performer-related:
– Payment methods
Can I hook up with a live cam model IRL?
It’s normal to want to meet a model you like… but no. Geographically speaking, it may be impossible to meet up with a model, and more importantly, hooking up with a model isn’t something that cam sites allow.
There’s no cam site out there (yet?) that gives you the option to meet and have sex with a model, and we can’t see it happening anytime soon. It simply isn’t safe for the performers, even if they wanted to meet.
Cam Site Reviews
This link opens in a new tab.Flirt4FreeBest overall experience – 94/100
Flirt4Free is an interactive adult cam girl site, featuring models that tend to want to stay at the forefront of webcam technology —including super high-resolution video streams. From interactive toys to two-way video, you’ll find all the features you love – and more – in a clean, easy-to-use interface, making it one of our favorites (the last thing you want to do is spend ages looking for a particular type of show, only to realize you can’t seem to find it).
Flirt4Free is a premier adult cam network, (focused primarily on video chat and webcams) formed in 2003, aiming to provide a safe environment for adults 18+ to meet, chat, flirt, and have sex on camera. More than that, well-implemented interactive features make it an appealing place for technology-inclined webcam models to take their shows to the next level.
What makes Flirt4Free appealing to first-timers and long-time users is its search capabilities; you can filter video results according to your kinks, fetishes, or any sexual-related keywords. The site will then find you a model that corresponds to your queries. If you already have a favorite performer, you can also look up the model’s schedule or individual upcoming live shows.
Moreover, Flirt4Free is comprised of both veteran and beginner models, giving you various options. As with the others in this cam site review list, you’re free to decide whether you want to have a free, private or group show, but each model sets their own per-minute token pricing for Group and Private shows.
For many users, Flirt4Free is home to their favorite cam model, due to the reliability of stunning performers always being online, ready to interact. If you really want to put a smile on a model’s face, send a Tip Flood (250+ credits in a single tip) to a model with an interactive toy.
For any users that want to go one step further, and get full access to a whole range of additional features, including native full screen, free access to all recorded videos, 1-hour long free private session, Cam 2 Cam shows, and more. It currently costs $39.95 per month, and gives you 150 free credits per month, as well as the extra features.
And finally, there’s also the Flirt SMS option, which lets you interact with performers via SMS. Rates for SMS interaction is set by each performer, and you’re only charged for a minimum of two messages (and only once the model accepts the SMS invitation).
It’s one of three Editor’s Choice picks at the top of this list for good reason: it’s super-reliable at getting you off, in pretty much any way you want.Show more +
This link opens in a new tab.MyFreeCamsReader’s favorite – 92/100
MyFreeCams is a free adult webcam community, where models and members can interact with each other through video chat, audio chat, private messages, virtual gifts, and much more.
There tends to be around 1,000–1,200 models at any given time, as well as free recorded video clips available to view. Models can receive private tips in real time or monthly via gift cards or Bitcoin, for anyone that isn’t hodling.
What makes MyFreeCams one of the best cam sites out there is the fact that it truly lives up to its name—there’s a whole lot of action in the free group chat.
You might be wondering if the video quality is compromised due to the fact that it’s free, but you should be pleased to hear that MyFreeCams’ streams are generally of high quality. Similar to Flirt4Free, if you want to have a private show, you’ll need to invest in some tokens first. With a private show, however, you can request for the cam girls to do anything you want, making the show more personalized.
Additionally, MyFreeCams also has a ‘story’ system where you can see what your favorite models are up to. Think of it as a bit like Instagram or Facebook but with unfiltered nudity.
There’s also a ‘Premium’ system in place, but it works differently to most other sites. Instead of rebilling each month, the first time you make a token purchase above $19.99, you’ll automatically become a Premium member for life – this unlocks every feature of the platform for you, and doesn’t rebill.
You can remain a free member forever, some models restrict chat to Premium members, but you can still watch.Show more +
This link opens in a new tab.ChaturbateHuge amount of free XXX – 92/100
Chaturbate is one of the biggest and best sex cam sites with support for interactive toys, tipping models, two-way video, random chat, and more. It also has a social component to it which allows you to follow other users and interact with them. And as a side-note, was the first cam site anyone on our team opened an account on, over nine years ago.
Put simply, Chaturbate is one of the best places to watch and talk to performers in real-time, making it a great choice for many people. Models perform live sex shows on their webcams, and users tip tokens to show appreciation, and while that’s the case for most cam sites, Chaturbate’s users seem to enjoy tipping in free chat to see the reaction from model’s toys than other sites in this list.
You can buy tokens via a range of payment methods directly from the site, or earn them by referring friends to the site (or broadcasting yourself, of course). Tokens are mostly used to purchase private shows, set length webcam shows with the models, and other fun stuff!
Online for over ten years, Chaturbate is frequently considered among the top-rated best premium cam sites. Since it’s been active for over a decade, you can rest assured that there are millions of users and thousands of models online at any given time, all of which have varying live and interactive tipping and control options available.
The main purpose of these free live shows, which is perhaps the same for other cam sites, is to give users a teaser that leads to a Group or Private show, but as noted above, viewers often seem to get pretty carried away with the tipping in Chaturbate free shows too, so there’s a lot of action going on in most rooms.
There’s also a fun ‘chat-roulette’ like feature called ‘Scan Cam’ (in the top-right corner of the screen when looking at an individual performer’s page) that switches between different models every 10 seconds. If you find a model you want to stop on for a while, you can just click again to exit scanning.
Overall, a lot more explicit action goes on in Chaturbate’s free rooms than some of the other sites on this list, as many models lay out a ‘menu’ of sexual acts and how much each costs, leading many people to tip these specific amounts to see them in the free group shows. BongaCams is similar in this regard too, as it uses group ‘goals’ to get people tipping in public free chats.
As with other cam sites, there’s also a ‘VIP’ option available, which provides a few more features, including the ability to tip privately (without revealing your username to the room), private messaging, custom fonts, and probably most importantly, gets rid of the ads. For most people, becoming a VIP isn’t worth it, unless you really want any of these features. You also get a one-time 200 credit bonus when you first sign up for a Chaturbate Supporter VIP membership.
You can remain a free member forever, some models restrict chat to Premium members, but you can still watch.Show more +
This link opens in a new tab.StripchatGreat for VR and regular cams – 90/100
This link opens in a new tab.Stripchat is a next generation cam site, where you can watch and talk with the hottest models in 2D or VR, driving them crazy with tips along the way. Connect your toy to our platform and let the girls play together on public or private chat, and you’ll be ready for unforgettable experience of virtual interaction with real people.
Speaking of virtual reality cams, one of Stripchat’s selling points is its ability to give users a truly immersive experience. With a VR headset, you’ll truly elevate your camming experience as you’ll feel as if the model of your choosing is stripping right there in front of you. Obviously, these videos are in HD, making the experience truly personal and interactive. The dedicated VR live cam category in the navigation sidebar makes accessing compatible rooms simple —without the need for additional apps on your headset.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to own a VR headset to enjoy Stripchat. From live stripteases, perfect for those who want to be teased, all the way through to the most explicit and erotic things you can imaging. As on many cam sites, most models have a range of outfits and different toys that they’ll be more than happy to use for you in a group or private show, provided you’ve paid the required tip.
You can watch the live streams for free, choosing to tip the model you like, whenever you like, without committing to a premium paid live show at all.
In fact, much of the action takes place in the free chats, with models receiving tips towards certain goals, like dancing, stripping, masturbating, etc.
If you find yourself with some particularly special performers, there’s also an OnlyFans feed-like option that lets you subscribe for additional content from that person.
Whether or not you ever use the VR options, the performance-focused UI of the mobile and desktop sites makes Stripchat a breeze to use, and the variety of models keeps you coming back.
You can remain a free member forever, some models restrict chat to Premium members, but you can still watch.Show more +
This link opens in a new tab.JerkMateAwesome for mobile viewers – 89/100
This link opens in a new tab.JerkMate is a live cam site offering an interactive experience for viewers and models that feels a little more modern and well-designed than many other cam sites. The platform integrates features like two-way video as well as interactive toys, tipping and more.
Considered as the love child of Tinder, Chaturbate, and Chatroulette, Jerkmate is a somewhat unique cam site that feels a bit more like browsing a dating app than a cam site. As its name suggests, JerkMate allows you to search models according to your preference, giving you the option to filter those that match your kink or even ideal body type through a few simple questions with multiple-choice answers. You can also just navigate via the regular category tags, if you prefer.
After finding the right model, you now have a ‘jerk mate.’ This means that you’re also expected to stream a video of yourself, which will put turn some people on, and put some people off – you don’t have to switch on your video though. Playing with each other online invites a positive connection, whether it’s sexual, emotional, or otherwise, and doing so face-to-face makes it all the more intimate.
And when you want to browse other models that match your preferences, you just need to hit the ‘next’ button and the new model’s feed will load.
However, once you’ve onboarded, you’ll mostly just access the site through the regular style cam site layout – a bunch of square boxes of live cam feeds. That’s no bad thing though, as you probably don’t want to just randomly jump your way through the whole site.
In addition to tipping models with tokens, Jerk Mate supports cryptocurrencies that you can use to ask performers to do what you want. JerkMate also occasionally hires porn stars to stream live. But do note that having a one-on-one session with porn professionals can be pretty damn expensive. If you can’t stretch to that, there are a whole load of porn star interactive ‘game’ sessions that you can access instead, as well as all the other cams and content.
This link opens in a new tab.Cam4Great for amateur cam girls – 86/100
This link opens in a new tab.Cam4 is one of the world’s largest and most-visited adult entertainment websites, with over 40 million unique visitors per month. The site boasts a library of more than 3.5 million user-uploaded videos, and over 1.2 million registered models performing on webcams for an audience of some 25 million daily viewers, all of which is to say, CAM4 has a huge and varied base of performers that will perform for tips, scheduled shows and more.
Most performers on CAM4 of them are amateurs that come from different backgrounds and have different tastes, including a variety of body types and personalities that are often overlooked when the adult entertainment industry is looking for the next generation of performers.
Another CAM4 factoid worth knowing is that at some points, male performers outnumber women on on the site, making it a great choice for straight women and gay men, as well as straight men and lesbians. It is rare that there are more men than women on any other website so make sure to take advantage of this site and all it has to offer. There’s also a healthy number of trans performers to view too.
There are regular credit bonus offers to take advantage of, for both new and existing members, and the site has a wide range of different model galleries, shops and performer fan clubs to check out as well.
Some people might find that the prevalence of HD and 4K cameras isn’t quite as high as on some other sites (Livejasmin, Flirt4Free, to name just two) but there are still plenty, and there’s even some VR support too.
If you want to opt for a Cam4 Gold membership (around $19.99 per month, at the time of writing), then you’ll be able to browse the site ad-free, access unlimited private messaging, activate anonymous tipping mode, gold icon and chat color, and automatic chat translation that lets you interact with a performer that speaks any language — pretty cool! You also get a one-time 100 token gift too.
This link opens in a new tab.BongaCamsReliable fixed price shows – 85/100
BongaCams is a global network of adult webcam models, cam girls, and studios managed by Bonga Media Group.
BongaCams has one of the world’s biggest line-ups of sexy camgirls, meaning at any given time there are thousands of performers online live on their webcams in real-time for you to enjoy. From first-timers to pornstars. If you can imagine it, you’ll probably find it at BongaCams.
BongaCams delivers a revolutionary approach to camming, serving up a site that brings a highly engaging live webcam experience to fans and models alike. The company has been recognized by industry-leading publications such as Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and TechCrunch for a few of its technological innovations..
Perhaps the most convenient feature for viewers is the fact that all Group, Private and Voyeur shows all cost the same price regardless of model, meaning you can accurately predict how much a show might cost you. Take note that all performers make a living through tips, and this is even more true on BongaCams, as they can’t set their own rates in premium shows. Pretty much regardless of which credit package you choose, the model will end up taking home about 50 percent of all the tips, with the rest going to BongaCam.
So if you want the model to interact with you or at least recognize you in the free chat rooms, you’ll want to be nice and generous with the token tips. Fortunately, the pricing setup of BongaCams doesn’t involve any hidden charges, so you always know exactly what you’re paying for in terms of credits/tokens, and there are regular promotions running, including between 10 and 100 free tokens just for signing up, depending on what promotions are running at the time.Show more +
This link opens in a new tab.LiveJasminThe hottest performers – 85/100
LiveJasmin is one of the OG cam sites on this list, having launched way, way back in 2001. That means it’s one of the longest-standing sites in the whole sector, which should give some reassurance that the product is good, and this isn’t some fly-by-night company.
Livejasmin has a great selection of gorgeous models, all of which are professional and attractive. You can immediately see these beautiful models on the site’s homepage and their videos. Furthermore, you won’t find a bad-quality video on Livejasmin. It’s as if every video they have is shot by a professional in a studio, which only makes the video quality all the more impressive.
Besides the chats, LiveJasmin users have access to various functions of the site, such as the SmartBuy function and Cam2Cam.
The Smart Buy function allows members to watch private shows without being interrupted. Subscribers can automatically refill their accounts if they have a credit balance of less than 7 credits. Smart Buy purchases start at 9.99, but you can choose to change the package purchased.
Cam2Cam is a feature that allows you to view a live feed of the camgirl to your device, while also broadcasting your cam at the same time. While not only available on LiveJasmin, it’s normally only available on websites that use secure encrypted connections, to ensure privacy.
One feature that allows members to talk with models in private chat (not necessarily with video activated) is the “Two Way Audio” function. This means that you can talk to models in private chat, as long as they allow you to do so.
However, there are strict rules for performers on what they’re allowed to do in public rooms (ie. no free shows, no nudity, no moaning even). Models are not even allowed to have their legs open in a sexual way in free chats, which can make it harder for performers to make ‘easy’ money here. Long-term fans and repeat visitors are what make the difference.
This link opens in a new tab.CamSodaTwo-way interactive heaven – 84/100
This link opens in a new tab.CamSoda is an interactive cam site that brings together models, customers and sex toys in a modern, well-designed site. It features 2-way video, tipping, toy compatibility, live chat and more. Along with Stripchat and Flirt4Free, CamSoda does a great job of bringing new and fun features to its platform.
At first, some users think that Cam Soda’s pricing structure for public shows is a bit confusing, but it’s really no different to any other public room, except you can clearly see a goal (other cams sites also use show goals, but CamSoda puts it front-and-center). If the performer gets enough tips, the show goes ahead. Essentially, all this means is that if you don’t want a private show (priced between 6 tokens per minute and 120 tokens per minute), you end up ‘pooling’ your money with other viewers in the room to achieve the show goal. And, as on most of the sites listed here, performers usually include a tip menu directly in their public shows too.
While you can happily watch for free, you’ll eventually probably want to spend a little money to ensure you see exactly what you want. As with others, CamSoda has a Premium monthly subscription option, but it isn’t all that compelling. For $19.99 per month, you get: no ads, ability to change tip volume, option to tip anonymously for additional privacy, access to private messaging and a one-time 200 credit bonus. For comparison, the $20.99 credit package normally gets you 200 credits, so you could always save the $19.99 and just buy more credits with it, if you don’t need the other features.Show more +
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