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11 Best Sex Cam Sites: Top Picks for Cam Girls Shows and Live Adult Cams

, February 15, 2021, 4:00am, Events Blog

It’s that time of year again, we’ve collected your votes and it’s time to reveal the best live cam sites of 2021.

It’s hard to classify just one cam site as the very best, so we’ve given a category to each winner. Whether it’s the best free cam site, best premium cams, or best cam site to work for, you’ll find the top picks below.

The Best Cam Sites: 2021 Edition

1. Best premium cam site - Live Jasmin
2. Best freemium cam site - Chaturbate
3. Best cam to cam site - JerkMate
4. Runner up for best paid cams -
5. Best for shy visitors & free shows - MyFreeCams
6. Best cam site to work for as a model - BongaCams
7. Best for live dirty talk - Stripchat
8. Best new cam site - ImLive
9. Best cheap cams - CamSoda
10. Best adult cam + hookup site - Adult Friend Finder
11. Great for pornstar fans - OnlyFans

1. Live Jasmin - Best Premium Cam Site

Live Jasmin is one of the top adult cam sites in the world with a thriving community, many cams and performers to choose from, and many sub-categories for niche-specific kinks. At any given time, you can find about a thousand cam stars and only pay when you want to upgrade or buy credits to tip the stars.

LiveJasmin also lets you choose your favorite webcam models and has its own algorithm to study your behavior and find the most personalized suggestions for models you will like. New users get 10 free minutes. Once you become a member, you can unlock hidden content. You can also pay in virtually any currency you want, including cryptocurrency.

Read the full LiveJasmin review.


• The top cam models in the world
• Many categories and niches
• Private rooms and low-to-high prices for most budgets


• While there are affordable models, the site remains pricey

2. Chaturbate - Best Free Cam Site

While it’s easy to criticize Chaturbate for what it does not do yet, it’s hard to complain about its free service. There is 100% free viewing and browsing of adult stars, but with options to tip the models or even enter a private chat.

However, if you’re willing to pay a membership fee every month you get many extra perks such as unlocking photo albums or even viewing past shows of your favorite models.

There are also so many live cam rooms that you can find many niches, couples, and many “small rooms” to actually interact with the models you like. With over 200,000 registered models and practically no forced payment, it’s an addicting freemium service.


• Wank off for free, relying on the tips of others
• Lots of webcam models and categories
•Tips and private sharing are easy


• A mix of pros and amateurs who think they’re pros

3. JerkMate - Best XXX Private Shows

Jerkmate is causing a stir under everyone’s pants for its many unique features, such as face filters, search filters (for the region, appearance, and fetishes), and two-way cam chat for paying members.

While you can browse for free, free live sex is unlikely, given that the performers make money when you tip them with gold tokens. Using the tokens, you can activate their vibrators, and appear on camera whenever you’re ready.

Prices range from 1 to 5 dollars per minute, and not every performer is a “pro.” Even browsing the gallery is fun since you can instantly preview the thumbnail gallery with music and video, whatever your favorite body type, gender, region, or kink.


• Free chat and browsing
• Cool filters for cam girls
• 2-way cam chat for virtual sex


• Jerkmate is not well-liked by web models for taking a huge share of the profits

4. - Best of the Easy to Use Webcam Sites launches into a full gallery view of its available cam girl stars and takes a simple approach to webcam fun. One of the best things about Cams is that you don’t need a credit card to begin your fun. Sign up with an email, username, and become a free member with full browsing privileges.

Of course, it costs extra to tip the models. Guests cannot interact, but free members can text the models to get their attention. You can also see private galleries, old shows, and take models into a private room for pay-per-minute credits.


• Very cool interface that’s easy to work with
• View old live sex shows
• Pay-per-minute private shows or just browsing


• Nothing special besides a clean and smooth interface

5. MyFreeCams - Best Free Site for Shy Visitors

MyFreeCams may only have female models, but it has plenty of them. There are well over 1,000 cam girl models on at any time and guests can visit the rooms and occasionally chat with the models, though oftentimes, models will mute guests.

The site is freemium, like Chaturbate, so it’s a great place to hang out and get turned on, whether you want to pay or not. You can also have more fun by customizing fonts and emoticons for the chat room or even for the greater community of users.

The best cam site for many, MFC hasn’t changed much over the years, but for new users just looking around (and if they’re too shy to participate) the site’s simplicity might be a good thing.


• Free sex cam site that’s good for lurkers
• Model’s bios offer personal touch
• Lots of cam girls on at any given moment


• Outdated design

6. BongaCams - Best Site for Amateur Web Modeling

BongaCams has on average about 200-300 performers at a time, which is less than some competing cam sites. BongaCams makes up for it though, with its number of amateur performers.

You can select from wider categories of web models (couples, males, transexuals too), as well as a tab for new models to the site, who might be more inclined to give you personal attention.

For paying members, you get a “spy mode” to peep in on a private show, or you can even download the entire full chat for later viewing. Talk about making memories!


• One of the best adult cam sites
• Spy mode lets you peep and get an “almost” virtual one on one show
• Group chat, private chat, spy chat, and free chat!


• Many international models that may be frustrating to English-speaking users

7. Stripchat - Best Live Variety of Cam Show

Stripchat starts with the usual tabs for girls, guys, couples, and trans, and then goes on to list fetish categories like BDSM, lesbian, and even “Office”, which we assume means Ricky Gervais-inspired awkwardness? (Hmm maybe not)

Where Stripchat really gets interesting are sections devoted to porn stars (have a pornstar crush? She might stop by!) and VR interactivity. Stripchat has rooms devoted to interactive media such as Oculus Rift or Go, HTC Vive, Google VR Daydream, Samsung Gear, and Cardboard VR.


• Not only lots of models but many themes and fetishes
• VR Interactive with certain VR tools
• Clearly marked prices for higher or lower tier models


• Expensive private shows

8. ImLive - Most Creative Approach to Sex Cams

ImLive or "I'm Live"has many interesting categories like candy shows for larger rooms of guests, private chat, virtual gifts, group cams, cam 2 cam masturbation, fantasy fulfillment, multi-viewer, and even a virtual threesome with two hosts.

One of the top cam sites, ImLive is less expensive than some of the other competitors at about $2 per minute. Finally, the Wish Fulfillment sidebar (including some nice thing that performers and the company does for charity) is a nice touch.


• The sidebar of goals is a nice human touch
• Speaking of touch, the cam 2 cam option (or even threesome chat) is hot
• Creative shows, virtual gifts, and lots of other creative touches


• Not much happening in the free content section

9. CamSoda - Best Budget Cam Chat Rooms

CamSoda is definitely crackling like soda pop because as soon as you enter the site you’re greeted by dozens of thumbnails of shows going on. Besides the usual categories for women, men, couples, trans, ethnicity, and fetish, the site also lets you search by popular tags or the newest and or top-rated performers.

You can get announcements and notifications for your favorite stars, see free clips of the day, or pay tokens for the coolest video clips. Our favorite feature was the price menu, which lets you know upfront who charges 6 tokens a minute, 12, 18, 30, and all the way up to 120 or more.

Tokens are worth approximately $5.99 for 50.


• One of the cheapest popular cam sites
• Live chat or even popular clips of the day
• Clearly marked prices


• Lots of limitations even more members

10. Adult Friend Finder - Best Live Cam Sites Community

Let’s face it, Adult Friend Finder is always in the top 10 of every adult category, for its huge database, many cutting edge features, and the community aspect of selling webcam sex.

You can start browsing by galleries, either webcam models by profession, or even everyday Adult Friend Finder members. Another aspect we like is that you can search live chat by country or region, or fetish, or by popular forum discussions.

When it comes to cam model camera chat, you can enter the room, and chat - if the performer is around. If she’s in a private show, you have to pay a token price to snoop via voyeur view.


• Nice mix of pro models and attractive amateurs
• Flirt with singles after an adult webcam chat
• Plenty of extras besides webcam fun


• Probably the least impressive variety of “pro” models

11. OnlyFans - Best Site With Cam Recordings and Clips

OnlyFans is a locked content sharing platform that lets creators offer their own private videos, photos, or private chats to members. Though it’s not exclusively an adults-only site, the most popular performers are selling adult content.

With over 30 million users and half a million creators, it’s one of the internet’s most popular new social sites.

This is not an ideal site for newcomers, but a fine site for “fans” of pornstars and adult webcams stars who have already built a dedicated following. Casual surfers might not be interested, but “only fans” of the webcam star will jump at the chance!


• Among the most popular adult webcam sites
• Some content is free or cheap to unlock
• Great for fans of porn stars or cam shows performers


• Can be very expensive

Adult Cam Sites Guide

Yes, webcam entertainment is sometimes more enjoyable than dating in this modern age click-for-fun! But the best way to peruse these webcam sites is to understand which the “best” is, according to the experience you desire and can afford to pay for.

Best Free Cam Site

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, then you might do better with a freemium service like Chaturbate or JerkMate, or MyFreeCams.

Bear in mind that if you don’t tip at all, then your best bet is to masturbate along with the model - but without much direct interaction, since personalized interaction is what costs the most.

The best things in life aren’t free!

Nevertheless, there are always models on free webcam rooms reacting to a group effort of tokens. You just have to be patient and find one.

Best Paid Cam Site

The best adult webcam site in terms of quality is undoubtedly LiveJasmin and Chaturbate. They have the brand names, the highest number of models, and the highest-paid performers in the business.

That means a damned good show, right?

Amateur webcam shows ARE a lot of fun but are more for flirting and chat than mutual pleasure.

Cheapest Cam Site

This is a tricky issue because LiveJasmin claims to have performers stripping and chatting for as little as 99 cents per minute. However, sites like and have statistically lower prices on a daily basis, probably due to lower traffic overall.

Always check the numbers.

Then again, if you’re just looking for exciting “moments” rather than a one on one show, bear in mind that MyFreeCams sells single tokens as little as nine cents and CamSoda sells them at 5 cents. It's quick, cheap, and easy to use!

Best Site to Watch Couples

Chaturbate has the highest number of couples webcams online and surprisingly even has some free live sex cam shows, as long as there’s a high number of users that can consistently tip.

You’ll find straight, gay, bi, and trans couples of all varieties… including orgies and groups!

Best Site Like Chaturbate

If you like the Chaturbate format but want even more variety than the top recognized chat site, then check out StripChat, which is gaining a large following mostly for its variety, including spy cams on other rooms, VR shows, and a number of fetish rooms.

It’s the next best thing for sure.

Best Gay Cam Site

No, there’s no reason to go look for obscure and questionably low trafficked sites just because you want exciting gay content.

All of the major free cam show providers offer their own gay section on the top tabs, such as Live Jasmin Boys and Jerkmate Gay Cam Boys.

Hottest Cam Models to Follow

1. Lady Sins (StreamMate, roleplaying kinks)
2. Kelly Copperfield (Chaturbate, does a lot of virtual BJ work)
3. Sara Fun (Stripchat, plays with interactive toys)
4. Siswet19 (Chaturbate, Lots of big and unusual dildos)
5. TashaDelrose (LiveJasmin, costumes, and fun)

Tips For Viewers of Cam Girl Shows

Although much of what you see on adult cam sites is self-explanatory, the basic steps to keep in mind are as follows:

How to Tip

If you really like a model, start small by offering tokens first. Click the box that shows how many tokens you have. Then, after purchasing tokens, you can enter how many tokens you want to tip, followed by a personal message to the model.

Make sure you're polite!

Depending on how her show is set up, she may either thank you, or remove clothing, or use a dildo, or pay closer attention to what you say - or even feel the vibration from her toy directly, if she’s using a Lovense toy.

How to Get a Private Room

Once you find a model you like and start flirting (and tipping) you can choose the “Private Room” option and be informed of the token price of a private show. You may also be able to download a recording of the show for future wanking.

Tips for Communicating with Webcam Models

Pretend like it’s a strip club and that there are angry bouncers walking around, making sure you stay in line - because it’s kind of like that.

Rude guys, idiot guys, and anyone that says aggressive things will be booted, since the camgirl has the final say over that.

• Don't be rude, cheeky, or sarcastic
• Be direct about what turns you on (politely)
• Be generous with tokens
• Make her feel good about herself!
• Respect adult webcams performers - they're human too
When you finish giving yourself a hand, be thankful, and say goodbye. It’s not only respectful, but it’s also sexy!

Logging off abruptly just because you’re finished is kind of lame.

Tips For Cam Site Models & Performers

Even aspiring web models will watch a good cam show - if for no other reason, than to scout the competition and see what they need to do to look “$500-a-day Sexy”.

You’ve got to keep an eye on your competition!

That’s why we’ve devoted a section to webcam girls and tips on starting your journey.

What are the best cam sites to work for?

Most webcam girls agree that Chaturbate and LiveJasmin pay the most for beginning models. Everyone also dreams of having an OnlyFans account, where popular performers can charge top dollar for exclusive content to fans.

BongaCams is also the rising star here since it offers 50 percent share from earnings, 25 percent from referred members, and even 5 percent from a referral program.

Are Cam Sites Safe?

Yes, as long as you use a big name site like one of the 10 reviewed, to first establish trust with your new clients. Do not meet with people you don’t know yet on Skype or OnlyFans. The best thing about these big-name sites is the extra layer of security they offer to performers breaking into the business.

You need to be safe online.

Also, don't give out any personal information to viewers, such as your real name, address, credit card details etc.

What Are The Minimum Qualifications For Working At a Cam Site?

Since this is an entrepreneurial line of work, and very hands-off when it comes to management (no pimps required!), there are no real qualifications to perform.

All you need is amazing self-confidence about your body, the willingness to please your audience, and a genuine longing for virtual sex and live sex cams!

Sounds good, right?

Major sites do require, however, that you use standard high-quality webcam equipment and that you read over the terms and conditions of the site.

Will Working On An Adult Site Affect Your Future Career?

Usually not, unless you decide to go off-site and start your own XXX production company like some kind of a porn superstar. Otherwise, webcam models stay anonymous and there’s no way to link your adult work to any real name content on the internet, once you decide to quit.


Streaming content disappears when you go offline. Profiles can be deleted at will, and even your private room videos are illegal to distribute to porn sites, as PornHub has recently discovered with its revenge porn scandal.

Don’t use any personal identifying information and you will be fine. However, you have to be prepared for the possibility of someone recognizing you, though it's not likely.

Adult Webcam Sites FAQs

Still, have some questions? No need to raise your hand or any other appendage.

Here are some more FAQs both users and models ask!

Can you contact a webcam model outside of a website?

You probably can, but usually, such a privilege is reserved for a performer’s favorite regular client - that is, someone highly trusted and willing to pay the highest price. Play by their rules and don't be creepy.

Who knows, maybe you’ll find a personal favorite model willing to use a Lovense toy on you!

How popular are LBGTQ models?

Very. At any given time, there are hundreds of gay, lesbian, and transgender models - even on the amateur cams at sites like Adult Friend Finder!

Most sites are LGBTQ+ friendly.

If you love your body, you can be a webcam model regardless of your gender or sexual preferences.

What annoys models the most?

Wondering what annoys cam girls the most? Here are some of the main things:

• Rude guys
• Guys who want sexy things but don’t want to tip
• Guys who assume everything about a model’s turn-ons, but don’t bother asking
• Guys who want someone else rather than appreciating the model for who she is and what SHE wants to do
Don’t be an asshole!

What kind of patrons do models like?

Obviously, big tippers and sweet guys who also display class, wit, and good taste. If you’re an average guy, think of this opportunity to be a “sugar daddy” to pretty girls, but with no obligation to be a millionaire or even pay for a $100 dinner.

It’s like financial role-play.

You can probably get on a model’s good side spending as little as $20 in a group chat. But of course, to get the best show, fork over the price of a nice dinner and you’ll get an amazing personalized experience you’ll never forget.

Also, don’t forget to be competitive with the other guys in the room. The model will always be amused if you out tip the “king of the chat” titleholder and get bragging rights.

Bottom Line - Which is the Best Cam Site for Live Porn?

LiveJasmin made our list for the top adult webcam site in the world. It has the ideal combination of a great web display, the hottest models, physical filters, as well as sections for listing the asking prices of models per minute.

Nevertheless, runners up like Chaturbate and also bring their own unique advantages, offering something beyond just a model stripping.

Who would have thought that sometimes 100 percent safe and risk-free sex really is the best sex?

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