Type of site Free cams / live sex
Language Multilingual
HQ California, U.S.
Area of operations Worldwide
Industry Webcam sex
Alexa Rank Global: 142 (January 2019)
Advertising Yes
Registration Optional
Launched February 26, 2011
Current status Online

Chaturbate is a free cam site providing live performances by individual cam models or couples. Typically these shows feature nudity and or sexual activity ranging from stripping, masturbating using sex toys or people have sex live on cam with each other. The website is divided into multiple categories of which the most basic are female cams, male cams, couple cams and transsexual cams. Other categories that can be found on the website are spy shows, hidden cam shows and the website has some basic filter functions to search for teen (18+) cams and HD cams.

Next to these categories Chaturbate works with a tag filter similar to the tag filter of for example Twitter. Models can create a subject for their room and use the “#” symbol in front of a word to create a search tag for their room.

The brand name Chaturbate is derived from the words Chatting and Masturbating. Viewers can watch all cams for free with the exception of private shows.

Users pay money in the form of “tokens” which they can use to tip models in order to see certain sexual acts or performances.

Chaturbate earns revenue by taking roughly 40% of what a performer makes. In addition to this the website generates revenue from the users when they purchase tokens using their credit card.

The site ranked 114th in the Alexa global rank in December 2017 and is the largest free cam site competing with similar sites such as BongaCams, MyFreeCams and Streamate. Chaturbate is roughly visited by and estimate of more then 4 million visitors each month. Cam models can earn money by being tipped with tokens (20 tokens is worth $1).

Also read: Chaturbate affiliate program

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