While miss Rona still has earth firmly pinned on its knees, taking it like a champ, businesses worldwide have all felt its effects. We’ve seen shifts to working from home in almost every industry, and in a world where your nose must get penetrated before you can even have a drink, outside, contactless, and before 9pm! Strip clubs, brothels, bars and nightclubs are no exception.
Their loss has been whose gain? In this case, the once humble and peripheral Webcam site.
Since basically the dawn of the internet, there has been internet porn. It wasn’t as accessible and diverse as it is today, but good things take time to mature. Legend has it that this particular source of fun started back in ‘96 when an American college girl named Jenni started showing off life in her dorm room online, brushing her teeth and folding her clothes. Twenty years later and the multi-billion dollar camming business was still growing, until social distancing sent it into full blown hyperdrive.
On the spectrum of online adult entertainment, Cam sites take their place somewhere between Dating apps and Porntubes. Professionals and customers blur the lines by dabbling in both, and most sites incorporate both to some extent, but the difference lies in the essence of the entertainment itself.
Cam sites can’t do everything porn sites can do. They don’t have as much freedom to host extreme content in the mass manner porntubes can, nor the budgets to do the same things. What they are suited to, is something regular porn sites can’t offer anywhere near as well, and is a very welcome commodity as of 2020… Intimacy.
The real-time and regular access to performers and even other members of the community is a major draw for customers of cam sites. It’s the reason so many social media, private chat and personal shop features are so heavily incorporated into the biggest sites. Here you can text good morning, call to chat about your day, or join in a party with other fans, tipping, suggesting, and having a laugh. Buy your cyber crush some panties to wear in a private session, maybe something off their wish-list or even pay their internet bills directly. The range of options is nearly unimaginable!
With that in mind we have chosen to take a closer look at just a couple of the big names in order to give you a beginners guide to what might not be THE future, but is certainly a sizable part of it.
This brilliantly named and well stylised site has managed to break into the top 5 most popular porn websites and among the top 70 most popular websites in general. You can find rooms of models with 20,000 people all watching at the same time, texting in and making it rain. This is quite possibly the closest vibe to the good old fashioned strip club fun that you can find online. Like almost all the other sites on our list it takes its cut from the models revenues in exchange for enabling them to generate as much as feasible. Also like most other cam sites, it forbids a lot of the more unsavoury and extreme fetishes but unless that is the only thing you are looking for, there’s plenty of diversity available.
While you can definitely enjoy the site for free, the plethora of things to spend on it can quickly suck you in. This site certainly feels like it does right by the models, offering an incredible range of things to spend on and links to all sorts of other media. One feature that stands out is the exclusive high quality clips their site offers for free (as opposed to mere pre-recorded clips that are available to members only). As with most sites you can search between Girl/Guy/Couple/Trans and a ton of other parameters. Navigating your way around can get confusing at times but in all fairness, a little bit of random chance and surprise isn’t always bad. It’s also a relatively cheaper site so as good a place to start as any.
ManyVids fashions itself as one of the more ethical porn sites around, being founded and run by a true sex worker. In part due to its zero-tolerance policy toward pirated material, it’s strict checks on age requirements, and thanks to its active moderation of uploaded content, the site is very much on the cleaner side of porn and ideal as a segway for anyone new to the world of online porn and cams. There are all the typical revenue streams for models, including memberships and private clips. MV Live and MV Fetish are nice touches too, as well as an SFW category too.
We have chosen to look at only a few in detail, and are literally just stroking the tip, not even touching on the closely related giants such as OnlyFans and JusForFans who have also seen a pandemic boom and contribute to blurring lines even further. Putting aside the cam-style entertainment that has made its way into established porn sites, there are still dozens of dedicated cam sites with more cropping up all the time like Cam4, Camonster, StripChat, Camster, Live Jasmin, LiveHDcams, BongaCams, MyFreeCams, Pinflix, PornDudeCams, Flirt4Free, Naked, ImLive, Babestation, Xcams, Streamray, SlutRoulette, FilthyCams, Jerkmate, Maturescam, Streamate, SkyPrivate,Lucky Crush, Sakura Live, Xmodels…
You get the picture… There are a lot of Webcam porn sites, and as always, whether it’s the sort of thing that you personally are into, there is no denying their seat at the table of porn in the modern era.