Looking for the best adult cam sites in 2021?
Want to see how the big hitters like Chaturbate, Cam Soda and LiveJasmin compare?
You’ve come to the right place!
Previously we published a list of over 60 cam sites.
It was a gigantic resource covering everything from the top platforms, to specialist cam sites, to regional sites.
But the truth is that simply listing all the cam sites… was not much help to our readers.
You don’t need us to tell you that there are literally hundreds of these sites baying for your attention.
You want to know which cam site is best, right?
So we’ve replaced our list with a condensed round-up of the top ranking cam sites in the world today.
What we’re left with is the 12 top platforms.
These sites are superior for their choice of models, their user-friendliness, their private show offerings and their trustworthiness (no scams – all are 100% legit).
We’ve summarised each cam site and how they compare in the areas that matter: variety of models, models online, average private show cost, stream quality and overall value for money.
Let’s get to it.
12 Best Adult Cam Sites in 2021
This list was last updated in January 2021.
Cam Soda is a relative newcomer to the adult webcamming scene, having launched in 2015.
Don’t let that put you off though. CamSoda offers arguably the best user experience of any site on our list.
The company is known for its high model payouts, which has drawn more and more of the best cam stars on to the platform.
Most shows are fully explicit (even to free users), with an emphasis on tips. Private and one-to-one sessions are available, rated low-to-average on our cost scale.
Ahh, trusty Chaturbate.
The appeal of this site is that it takes ‘lucky dip’ to the next level. There are some insanely hot shows, fully-explicit, and viewable for free.
There’s also hundreds of really bad grainy feeds of models who could be watching paint dry.
Chaturbate shows are mostly tip-based or group ticket incentivised. Is it one of the cheapest options on our list.
At our latest count, it had the largest catalog of cam models (both registered and online) of any cam site.
Strip Chat is another of the best adult cam sites in the ‘free to watch‘ category.
You can find fully-nude explicit sex shows without having to pay for private access. In these broadcasts, the cam models rely on tipping to make money.
All of the usual add-ons are available: cam2cam functionality, private shows, voyeur mode and interactive toys.
Strip Chat is also – by some distance – the number one choice for VR cams.
If you have a VR headset and want to embrace sex tech of the future, this is definitely the cam site for you.
JerkMate has run several high profile advertising campaigns on the most popular tube sites.
You may well be familiar with the brand, but how does it work?
JerkMate shot to fame as a roulette site, which uses random matchmaking to connect you with different cam models.
The site also operates as a traditional camming platform, with an estimated 30,000 models and over 700+ active at any given time.
Some models give away explicit content to free viewers, but the majority require private or group shows. The cost of tokens is average on our scale.
LiveJasmin is one of the dominant players in the adult camming space, having first launched in 2001.
With its iconic red branding and heavy presence on tube sites, you probably remember visiting a LiveJasmin show, whether you intended to or not!
This site is heavily skewed towards paying users. Tipping is not really a thing. Most models charge per-minute, either for private or group shows.
The cost of these shows is low to average, with a huge selection of over 200,000 models.
LJ models tend to be slicker and more professional than those on tipping-based sites.
Flirt4Free has been in business since 1999, but the site has the lowest number of models on our list. So what gives?
Flirt4Free places a premium on high quality cam shows.
There are less models to choose from, but the streams are crystal clear and each of these models knows how to put on a show.
From the model’s perspective, Flirt4Free is a mixed bag. The site takes a large share of the revenue, and cost of tokens for users is high.
There is very little ‘free’ content, but also very little bad content.
Flirt4Free is an expensive but exceptional curator of high quality cams.
MyFreeCams (MFC) is an almost exclusively solo female cam site that rivals Chaturbate in the ‘free to watch‘ category.
The site has racked up a catalog of over 200,000 models since launching in 2002.
If we’re being honest – not much has changed visually.
The site has a distinctly noughties vibe and feels more like an adult chat platform than a high end cam site.
Inside you will find solo cam girls putting on public shows, occasionally full-explicit for tips.
Unlike other sites, the cost of private shows is locked in for every model at $6/minute, which is quite high relative to the competition.
XCams is one of the fastest growing European cam sites, with a great selection of French, Dutch, German and Italian models.
If you’re tired of watching sex shows in English, this platform delivers a great selection of international models.
It’s one of the smaller platforms on our list of adult cam sites, with an estimated 25,000+ registered models, and around 400 active during peak hours.
The cost of private shows is generally low, with a lot of choice in the $1-$3/minute range. Some models even let you chat directly through your microphone.
You can also connect by WhatsApp to your favorite girls at a cost of 1 credit per message.
BongaCams combines fully-explicit free-to-watch shows with flat-rate private shows, in an easy-to-navigate hub.
Like Chaturbate and MFC, you can watch a lot of uncensored fucking as a guest.
Many models rely on tips, which makes Bonga a good option for basking in the glorious scenes that other users have paid for!
Cam quality is a bit hit-and-miss with only around 50% of models having HD streams.
The site has a lot of European performers, but there’s a decent number of North American models too.
The cost of going private is average to high ($5.90 per min) compared to similar sites. But it’s also fixed-rate (the same price for all models).
Cam4 is another gigantic camming platform based out of Europe.
It is the only platform on our list where the cam guys outnumber the girls.
With an estimated 150,000 models, and a stack of awards from AVN and XBIZ, Cam4 is a top brand, albeit lesser known than some of the sites above.
Models (mostly amateurs) are allowed to set their own price for private shows, which makes for massive variation in cost.
A private show can cost anywhere between $2 to $24 per minute(!), but we found most performers opting for the sweet spot of $2.50-$7.50.
Cam4 is another of the major players to venture in to VR camming with Cam4VR.
IMLive has been in business for over 15 years and is closing in on 100,000 models.
It is very reasonably priced with private shows available from $1-$5/minute, making this one of the best value adult cam sites in the world.
IMLive also lets models run group chats, known as Candy Shows.
Instead of paying by the minute, you pay a fixed price for entry.
There’s no pressure to clock in and out. Simply sit back and enjoy the full show!
The majority of performers are amateur solo women, but the site is known for partnering with porn stars (usually one per month).
A great all-round cam site with excellent value private shows.
Streamate is a white-label cam site that is familiar to anybody who has watched late-night cable TV in the US.
With a portfolio of over 130,000 cam models (mostly solo girls), and excellent value group shows, you can get a lot of bang for your cam show buck.
Private shows are typically priced in the $3/minute bracket, but can vary from $1-$9.
That makes Streamate one of the cheaper options on our list.
You can certainly get fantastic value out of the ticketed group shows (‘Gold Shows’).
On the downside, there’s not as much content given away for free.
All of the usual features apply – interactive toys, Cam2Cam, tipping, mobile-support, etc.
Other Notable Adult Cam Sites
In highlighting the most popular adult cam sites, there were several candidates that didn’t make our final cut above.
Below we’ve rounded up some notable additions that we have featured over the years.
You may also want to search through our specialist cam site guides:
- The Best Gay Cam Sites
- The Best VR Sex Cams
- The Best Fetish Cam Sites
- The Best Sex Chat Roulette Sites
- The Best Live Voyeur Cam Sites
|Voyeur House TV||An interesting play on the typical cam site formula. Voyeur House provides several live ‘hidden cam’ streams where you can drop in to various rooms and see what’s happening. It’s like a sexed up Big Brother.|
‘Real people in real homes in real time’
[Full Voyeur House TV Review]
|Camarads||Similar to Voyeur House TV, Camarads lets you peek behind the scenes with voyeur footage of apartments occupied by horny amateurs night-and-day. |
[Full Camarads Review]
|Camversity||A new cam site with a small but growing number of models (around 1000). The streams are exceptionally high quality with most in HD. The rooms are free and tip-based with the models using donation goals to unlock the hottest action.|
[Full Camversity Review]
|Slut Roulette||SlutRoulette is a play on the popular ChatRoulette concept. The homepage loads a random cam that could feature anything from hardcore sex to a disinterested Russian playing on her phone. Behind this gimmick is a straightforward camming site where you can pick and choose your favorite stream, or go private for a more personal experience.|
[Full SlutRoulette Review]
|Flingster||If you’re looking for a genuine ChatRoulette-style experience, Flingster is a good option. After verifying your account, you’ll be matched randomly to other users – just like you.|
This is like the Wild West of adult chat… you’ve been warned!
[Full Flingster Review]
|Fetish Galaxy||Sick of vanilla cam shows? Looking for something kinky, unusual or off-the-beaten-track? Fetish Galaxy rounds up some of the hottest fetish cam models – from BDSM and domination, to dress-up, role-play and more.|
[Full Fetish Galaxy Review]
|LivePrivates||LivePrivates is part of the LiveJasmin family and offers a high quality premium camming experience. The focus is on 1-to-1 private chats. You won’t find those chaotic chat rooms that can be so hard to navigate on the ‘free sites’.|
[Full LivePrivates Review]
What Are The Most Popular Cam Sites?
We’ve compiled the average cost per private show, total number of registered models and average models online for each of our top rated cam sites.
These figures are a best estimate at the time of publication.
|Site||Free Shows?||AVG Private Cost||Registered Models||Models Online|
What Do Private Cam Shows Cost?
There are a few things to keep in mind with the numbers above.
Firstly, the average cost of a private show is just that – an average.
The top rated models will often charge ABOVE the quoted averages, with some VIP shows costing a significant amount per minute.
There are also different types of private shows.
Some cam sites sell a separate ‘spying’ package where you can pay a discounted rate to watch another user’s private show.
You won’t be able to send messages or interact with the performer, but you can still watch.
To lock out a spying audience, a user can upgrade his private show to a VIP private show. In these cases, it’s just you and the performer. Nobody else gets to see the show that she puts on.
As a result, things can get a whole lot kinkier.
Many of the sites also sell Group Show packages.
How does this work?
The model will set a target: i.e. full strip show w/ masturbating for 2000 tokens.
Users then contribute tokens to reach her target, at which point those who contributed get access to the private show.
The bottom line:
It’s difficult for us to provide a simple analysis of the pricing on each cam site.
It all depends on what price the model sets, the level of exclusivity, and whether you are the solo purchaser – or buying a group ticket.
Free Credits For New Customers
Some of the sites on our list offer free tokens just for signing up.
These tokens are given away as introductory deals for new customers and can be used to explore some of the paid or premium features. You can put the free credits towards a private show, tipping a model, or even purchasing digital items like her private pics or videos.
For a complete breakdown of cam site promo deals, see our guide to Free Cam Tokens.
Here is a summary of the latest deals:
|Rank||Cam Site||Free Tokens||Money Equivalent|