Is Stripchat Worth Checking Out? Find Out How This Live Cam Site Works in This Review!
A First-Hand Account of This Addictive Cam Site
Sponsored By The Gaggle
September 7, 2021
Stripchat is one of the most recognizable names in the world of live cam sites right now, and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect going into this Stripchat review.
Little did I know that I was in for quite a treat when I started the whole process of jerki—err—studying this live sex cam site. But I’m getting ahead of myself, so without further ado, allow me to introduce my first-hand experience with Stripchat!
You’re going to learn the ins and outs of this cam site, juicy details and all, and ultimately you’ll get an answer to the question: is Stripchat worth checking out?
We strip it down to the bone in this review (no, I won’t apologize for that pun)!
First Look at Stripchat
👍 What Stripchat Does Right
• Mobile app available (wham!) • Cam models of diverse genders • Lots of cam categories • Amazing search filters • Quick signup
👎 What Stripchat Does Wrong
• Limited payment methods available • Payment process needs loads of improvement • Most private shows are expensive
🙌 What’s Special About Stripchat
• Different types of shows (interactive toys, VR, etc.) • Model gender properly categorized • Option to record live cam shows • Elements similar to social media • Models set their own prices
👇 Bottom Line
Stripchat apparently features everything you'd want from a live sex cam show site. So much so that it’s almost like a one-stop-shop for all your sex chat needs.
However, one critical error I experienced—and I hope you don’t—could have been a real deal-breaker for an otherwise amazing platform. As testament to how good this camming platform is, though, even that fatal flaw wasn’t enough to ruin the mood for me.
But more on that later...
Simply put, Stripchat has so many things going for it that you can easily find an alternative to having fun on this live cam site if one way leads to a dead-end!
My Stripchat Review—Joy of Ignorance
Stripchat has been on the live sex cam scene for some years now.
Apart from the broad strokes that you get from a live cam site (e.g. you’re going to see naked people performing in front of a webcam; there’s probably a chat window somewhere, etc.), I was totally in the dark with what to expect from Stripchat.
To me, Stripchat was just another cam site, but first impressions, like the homepage, made it stand out from the get-go.
Just look at this:
It’s organized, visually appealing, and it simply looks modern: something that most cam sites tend to fail at!
Now, if you’ve read any of my other reviews, you’d know I have a certain distrust when it comes to live cam sites. And no, I’m not talking about the ethics of the whole camming industry; my issue always happens with the site’s services and features. So, whenever I visit one of these live camming sites to review, you can bet I’m always a bit on edge.
Stripchat was different, though—at least initially.
I don’t know if it’s the site interface or the cam models they have in their stable, but it immediately gave me the ol’ honeypot and my usual trepidations disappeared within a few minutes of checking out what this site offers.
At first glance, it’s almost like there’s nothing to complain about on Stripchat. Aside from the nice homepage they have, the categories on this site are generous, to say the least.
The filters on this sex chat site are more diverse than a United Nations meeting, and you can easily find them on the left side of the screen. And in cases where you still can’t find what you’re looking for using this sidebar, you can simply click on the “see all categories” button at the bottom of the filters and you’ll be treated to this:
That’s right my wonderful perverts: it’s an honest-to-goodness glossary of all the categories, filters, genres, kinks, and what have you, literally organized from A to Z. I’d be a liar if I told you that this didn’t make me squeal like a little girl who’s about to meet Cardi B.
And if that still isn’t enough to help you find the perfect cam girl, cam boy, or cam trans model to watch, then you probably have a porn addiction problem.
To top it off, you have one of the best search engines in the live cam industry on Stripchat:
As a matter of fact, this is probably my absolute favorite search engine among all the live sex cam sites that I’ve reviewed to date. And that’s because of how efficient it is. As you can see from the photo above, it’s able to handle multiple queries, which sadly can’t be said for most other cam site search engines.
A sweet bonus?
Keying any word on Stripchat’s search engine provides you suggestions that are organized either via cam model (whose name contains the word you typed in) or by category.
Yes, it’s THAT good.
Going back to the homepage, I also discovered that Stripchat is very friendly when it comes to non-English speakers too!
Whereas other camming websites out there stick with around five to 10 languages to help international cam fans get their live show on, Stripchat simply went all Babel on us and decided to throw in as many languages as they can to make sure that every horny man or woman out there can enjoy their site.
Another notable feature of Stripchat is how real-time it gets when providing you with model availability:
See that green dot there with “(number) LIVE” right beside it? Yeah, that’s the number of models available at any given time. Admittedly, Stripchat may not have the largest pool of live cam models out there, but who needs an army when you have diversity, right?
Speaking of, I absolutely love how Stripchat doesn’t just provide you with cam girls and cam boys; they also have trans models along with couples cams, too. And the best part is that each of these categories has a dedicated section that’s all their own.
You’ve seen the cam girl section earlier up in the article, but here’s Stripchat Guys:
And here’s Stripchat Trans:
Notice how the search filters on the left side of the screen change depending on which section you’re on. That’s something that other cam sites don’t tend to take notice of, but Stripchat knows that the camming world isn’t just for dudes looking for some hot online action.
I especially appreciate how Stripchat Guys includes gay lingo in their search filters to make it easier for gay guys to look for the perfect beefcake to cam it up with.
You also have the option of taking your live sex chats on the go using their mobile app, so there’s no reason for you to get bored when you’re at your nephew’s baptism or you’re at the dentist’s office. You can easily find their app by scanning the QR code they provide when you click on the button that says “keep watching on mobile” and downloading their app.
Now, I’ve been browsing the whole site at this point without an active Stripchat account, which means that it’s one of those live camming websites that don’t pressure you into subscribing to their platform. I always appreciate that, and it’s something that you should definitely take advantage of before signing up for a Stripchat account.
Knowing what you’re getting is important before buying it, after all.
Of course, I didn’t come here to be a cam tourist, dammit! I want the full Stripchat experience!
Creating My Stripchat Account
Ahh, creating an account with a live sex cam site: the thing that’s made me wary of these online platforms…
Save for a couple of websites that provided me with a smooth account creation experience, it’s almost always the case that something goes wrong for me at this stage of rubbing myself—I mean—reviewing cam sites.
But like I said earlier, Stripchat just had a way of calming my nerves initially, whether it’s by showing some fine titties on screen or making good first impressions with their site features.
So, off I went to start the process of creating my FREE Stripchat account:
Once you enter your details, you’ll be led to this handy, little survey section:
Of course, you can skip this part, but it helps a lot if you want Stripchat’s suggested models to match your freaky tastes whenever you visit the site. This quick survey asks you what age, ethnicity, and body type you’re into. You can select as many as you want.
Alright, the first step was easy enough. Aside from that survey, they just ask for a username and email address.
Afterward, you’ll be redirected to the homepage with a more or less active Stripchat account. Of course, I don’t want any problems, so I went ahead and verified my email as well.
A few clicks later, and I had an honest Stripchat account I could use! I mean, whoa.
That was easy, and something I only rarely experience with live camming sites.
Becoming an active Stripchat member allows you to grab lots of perks from the site:
First, there’s the ability to upgrade your account to an ultimate membership, which we’ll talk about more later.
Aside from that, you have nice sections where you can set up your member profile, check out videos, and see your friends list, which makes Stripchat not unlike a mainstream social media site, except that your friends are hot cam models!
There’s also a nifty little setting that allows you to go invisible so no other Stripchat member can see what you’re doing. Then, of course, there are the privacy and account settings that you can tweak to your own tastes.
Speaking of profiles, though, Stripchat has one of the most detailed member profile settings that you can find on any given cam site. Just take a gander at this baby:
This further adds to the nice social media aspect of Stripchat, and it’s something that you’re definitely going to appreciate if you want a more intimate experience between you, the cam models, and other members of the site.
So far, so good. I then proceeded to the main course: checking out the live sex cams on Stripchat.
Stripchat Live Cams
One of the things that Stripchat prides itself on is the ability for members to watch live cam models perform online for free. It didn’t take me long to find a hottie to toot my online horn, so I entered one of the live chat rooms available:
You should also know that Stripchat’s models don’t all speak English, which just adds to the diversity of the whole cam site. I, for one, love this idea. And don’t worry: even if you can’t communicate with the model, the tip menus in these rooms are in English.
Now that I’ve mentioned tipping, I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that Stripchat’s public rooms work like other cam sites: you tip your model with Stripchat tokens to make them do some saucy stuff in front of the cam.
Models can also set room “goals” that you and the other members chip in toward. You can access tip menus either through the chat box or via the live cam screens themselves, which look something like this:
It’s also great that Stripchat uses HD cams and viewers have the option to opt-in or out of this video resolution:
It’s also great that you can “favorite” the cam models you like simply by clicking on the heart icon at the lower-left corner of their live cams. This way, you can be the first one to know whenever they’re performing.
But the best part, in my opinion, is this:
I just love how Stripchat can integrate your “favorite” cam models into the homepage instead of just dedicating an entirely separate section or page for them. This makes it much easier to check if the models you like the most are doing any shows.
The models also offer other stuff aside from their live cams: you’ll see in the image below that they have nicely detailed profiles and uploaded content that is either free or for sale using Stripchat tokens.
Even better, too, is how the models don’t just sell uploaded stuff; they also offer their previous live cam shows in the form of pre-recorded videos that you can purchase from them:
You can chat with your chosen cam girl or boy through the dialog box on the right side of the live chat screen, but you also have the option of sending them a private message:
Sending them DMs requires an ultimate membership, though, which comes with a monthly fee. But from the eye test, you can easily tell that it’s well worth the price of admission.
Ultimate Stripchat members get additional perks as expected, which range from sending cam models private messages to becoming moderators in their chat rooms. Think of it as the premier cam model fanboy or fangirl package.
Plus, you can get a free 7-day trial once you purchase your Stripchat tokens.
But wait a second…
I’ve seen the membership tiers on Stripchat before, and they look like this:
As you can tell from their membership tier breakdown, registered Stripchat members supposedly have the ability to send private messages to their chosen cam models, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here, since they actually only allow Ultimate members to do so. Weird.
Maybe it was just a hiccup, a misstep on Stripchat’s part? I don’t know, but it’s forgivable. Little did I know, however, that the big whammy of a near-deal breaker was on the horizon…
I’ve said before that the only thing I wanted stripped down during my review of this live sex cam site are the models themselves. So, I decided to purchase some tokens to use for private shows AND to grab a hold of that free 7-day ultimate membership on offer.
As far as cam sites are concerned, Stripchat is one of the more affordable options you can go for. That’s all thanks to the combination of a relatively cheap site currency (SC tokens), regular promotions that give you discounts and bonuses, and a diverse selection of models at all price points.
So, yeah. Suffice it to say I was more than ready to get me some tokens and enjoy a nice private show or maybe send a cam model some tips. Naturally, I went to the payment page:
Stripchat accepts Visa and Mastercard, Skrill, and cryptocurrencies. It’s not the widest selection of payment methods available (other sites accept PayPal and even money orders), but it’s serviceable.
Billing is done either by Epoch or Centrobill to keep things discreet in your account statement. I tried opting for Centrobill first, and all I got was a blank white pop-up window for about five minutes. Centrobill doesn’t work. It sucked, but okay, at least Epoch was available.
But nope. Epoch didn’t work either!
I thought it was just a fluke—but I double-checked, then triple-checked, and by the time I was at my 6th try, I was already tired of the whole thing. None, and I mean NONE, of the payments went through, which means I could say goodbye to watching a private Stripchat show.
Now, I would have dropped this cam site had it been a different one, but Stripchat is one of those rare cam sites that deserves a second chance.
That’s thanks to how this camming site allows you to watch shows for free. I can’t tip the cam models, though, because Stripchat won’t let me buy their goddamn tokens. Still, it’s an honest-to-goodness free cam show that you can check out through their private chat rooms; not just lobbies where models wait to go in private with a random member.
Stripchat’s Private Chats
Disappointed but not defeated, I still checked out what all the hubbub was about with Stripchat’s private live cams. This is what I found:
Clicking on the “Start a Private Show” button on any given public chat room on Stripchat will show you a pop-up window with its details. As you can see, there are two types of private chat offerings on this site, with one more expensive than the other.
It’s nice that Stripchat and their models list the exact things you can expect them to do in these private shows, and they’re quite transparent with the conditions that come with these private cams.
Aside from the services the models offer and their respective prices (you can see from the photos that some models are more affordable than others), Stripchat usually imposes a 10-minute minimum for their private shows.
That means you get charged for 10 minutes at the least. If you decide to cut off your private chat before then, you’ll still pay 10 minutes’ worth of a private cam show. The only exception to this rule is if the models themselves opt out of the private room, in which case you just get charged for the exact number of minutes you’ve watched them.
Make no mistake, though: not all Stripchat models have this 10-minute rule. As you can see below, I managed to find one that doesn’t (not to mention their rates are affordable, too):
In any case, though, I couldn’t indulge: no matter how affordable or expensive Stripchat’s private cam shows are, I wouldn’t be able to watch them, because they wouldn’t let me buy their freakin’ tokens.
Stripchat v Other Cam Sites—Is It Better?
In principle, Stripchat is arguably better than other live cam sites out there. When I think about it, it’s almost like it took all the good stuff from its competitors and put it on their site, making Stripchat an absolute boss when it comes to site features and services.
The ability to watch free shows is always sweet, and Stripchat keeps true to its word by actually providing that. I would’ve been screwed otherwise, given I couldn’t complete my payment for a private show.
What can I say?
Stripchat likes to go big: where it does well, it does so marvelously; where it fails, it does so spectacularly. There isn’t any middle ground here.
So, would I say Stripchat is better than other cam sites? In theory, yes, definitely.
But my payment issue was also a huge turnoff. Still, it’s testament to how good Stripchat really is that it still managed to entertain me with their free public rooms even after encountering their payment page problem.
A Sweet Bonus—Stripchat Porn Stars
Did you know that you can watch real porn stars perform live cam shows on Stripchat?
The company has legitimate adult film stars signed with them, and they occasionally perform on live cams here, meaning you can get a private show with them, tip them in a public room or just watch their public live cams for free.
All you need to do is keep your eyes peeled and check out the filters from time to time. These porn stars pop up like Pokemon!
My Stripchat Verdict
With amazing features, a diverse selection of models, and products and services that no other cam site can even dream of offering, Stripchat stands as an absolute live cam titan.
Of course, I’m not including the payment process bit in that. Remember: nearly all of the features on Stripchat—and most other cam sites for that matter—are paid services. And if the site won’t let you buy them, then what’s the point?
Still, Stripchat’s free shows, uploaded content, detailed profiles, and all its other offerings manage to soften the blow.
Simply put, if this is what you can get for free, then just imagine all the premium paid content that Stripchat has to offer. I truly hope that others have better luck paying to get it!
My Stripchat Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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