Stripchat.com - Best Freemium Chat Site for Private Cams
What would a person who wants a freemium cam site with premium features do? Well, that hypothetical person should try out Stripchat. It's an impressive up-and-comer that has managed to take what is good about tip-based sex chat sites and add private show compatibility that you'd only see on sites like LiveJasmin and Flirt4Free.
Stripchat is surprisingly solid in almost every aspect, and a testament to the fact that cam sites should never rest on their laurels, as an up-and-comer can always take the field and dethrone them.
Pros Vs Cons
- Has filtering by price
- Huge selection of cams
- Only cam site that still features VR
- Freemium, so lots of casual nudity
- Very cheap private cams
- Extensive categorization
- Cam2cam sometimes costs extra
- Limited customer support options
- No video preview for the chat rooms
- No customer loyalty program
If choice is what you crave, then Stripchat has it, and in spades. This site has a massive selection of cam rooms, with more than 2,000 models performing live on its platform at any given moment. You can find all age groups, all ethnicities, every body type and every kink under the sun on Stripchat. Blonde milfs, young brunette brats, mature redhead dommes and anything in between. While there are definitely more Latinas and Caucasians on Stripchat, there's still a good selection of Asian, Ebony, Indian and even Arab cam models.
Stripchat allows you to easily view the model's nationality with a handy flag at the bottom-right of the model's chat room. If you're not familiar with the flag you can just hover over it to see which country it represents. The same preview picture will also let you know which chat room is in HD, and if the model uses an interactive toy or features VR (more on that later).
The site's categorization system also does a good job of aiding you in filtering the models down to the ones that better suit your tastes. You can filter by age, ethnicity, body type, hair, price per minute in private chat or by various tags, like blowjob, anal and BDSM.
A large percentage of Stripchat's models actually perform in HQ, meaning that you'll have to look for those who stream in HD if you don't feel like settling. Thankfully, since there are just so many live cams on Stripchat, and since there's a dedicated HD category (which you can see by clicking the ALL CATEGORIES button under the Popular categories), finding HD models on Stripchat is a cakewalk.
At any given time, there are about 200 live HD cams on Stripchat, streaming between 720p and 1080p.
Stripchat is surprisingly cheap, and for a freemium cam site, that's saying something. The majority of models tend to do a lot for a tip, and charge a measly 16 - 24 tokens (around $1.42 - $2.13) a minute. There are even hundreds who charge just 8 tokens (around $0.71) a minute. It's extremely rare to see some of Stripchat's fabled VR chats in this price tier, but it's fairly common to see a good amount of HD cams here.
As you can see, Stripchat tokens follow a simple 10:1 conversion rate to the US dollar, so it'll be easy for you to keep track of your expenditures. You can also click the green Show More Token Packages button to see more options, and if you can, I suggest you choose the bigger packages. They offer you more tokens per dollar, and will save you money in the long run.
Stripchat doesn't have a whole lot of different cam show types, and mainly separates them into different categories for the sake of simplicity. It has free chat and a few types of private chat. It doesn't make things any more cumbersome than they should be, which I'm thankful for.
Do note that you can change how the cams are sorted at the top right, above the webcams grid.
Since Stripchat is a freemium cam site, you can pretty much spend all your time in the free chat, flirting with the model and tipping as you see fit. You can find lots of models who do full shows in the open chat, and prefer the more communal approach that it has. Like, seriously: When writing this review, one of the first cam rooms I stumbled across was of a beautiful platinum-blonde, blue-eyed Russian girl voraciously deep-throating a cock like she was starving and only subsists on cum.
When a cam model is using a remote controlled sex toy, you can activate it by tipping her. If you want more control, intimacy and privacy, though, you'll have to pay for private.
Once you're ready to take the plunge, you can press the Start Private button below the stream. There, you'll see the option to either start a private show or a cam2cam show. Nobody can see your chat, but members can still spy on your show.
Some models also set a minimum duration for their show, usually for 10 minutes. For example, if you start such a private show and end it after 5 minutes, you'll still be charged for 10. This, of course, doesn't come into effect if the model is the one who ended the show early.
If you want the model to see you, or even hear you, then this is the option you should choose. You can let the performer see you get off via your webcam, or even talk to her through a microphone, since two-way audio is included.
Some performers charge more for cam2cam, but this is usually not the case, and even when it is, they only charge about a dollar more per minute.
Stripchat is the only adult webcam site still featuring virtual reality cam shows. You'll see a smattering of them online at any point in time, and they stream in 4K when you are using VR headset, so, if you have one, go grab it. Stripchat doesn't treat this feature like a gimmick, and the developers behind the site put a lot of work into making this a truly immersive experience.
The supported headsets are listed in the picture above. Do note that most of the cam girls offering VR chat tend to charge higher prices for it than most, and that you'll need to download and install a program for the VR to work. All these are more than worth it, though. Just be careful, as the experience tends to be exhilarating and addictive.
Unique Features and Extra Content
Once you go inside a room, you'll notice that it also serves as the model's profile page. Click on the Profile tag above the video screen to check out which languages the model is fluent in, what kinks and sexual acts she performs, what she's interested in and so on.
There, you can also activate a notification that will let you know when she comes online, send her a private message (gold members only), add her to your favorites or even add her as a friend (green and gold members only), like you would on Facebook. You can also see some risque photos of her, or subscribe to her fan club for even more access to pictures of her naughty bits. Any albums, pictures, and videos that you purchase from the model will be added to your collection, which can be accessed by clicking the My Collection button in the top left corner of the homepage.
Now, for some details about the different memberships:
Guests - Unregistered users. Guests have very limited use of the site and most features at this level are disabled. Also, the majority of models do not allow guests to chat in their rooms. There is no reason to stay a guest, as registration is free and takes about a minute.
Grey - To become a Grey User all you have to do is create your own free account. Once you've done so, you'll be able to type in chat (though some models restrict this to only green and gold members), use the full screen option, and receive and answer private messages from models and fellow Stripchat members.
Green - Green users are users that have purchased tokens and still have tokens in their account. They'll, of course, get better treatment than grey members, and be able to type in the chat of most models. They will also have the ability to send a friend request to a model of their choosing, as I've mentioned above.
Gold - This is Stripchat's premium membership, and it comes with several benefits. It gives you the ability to send private messages, activate Invisible Mode (allows users to conceal their user name and appear as anonymous in the model’s list), use emojis in chat and even reprimand abusive viewers in a model's chat room (if chosen to do so by the model).
Stripchat's mobile site is great, but at the same time, it isn't anything special. Like many other mobile sex chat sites, it suffers from the same problem: Typing in chat obscures the screen. Unlike many other cam sites, though, Stripchat has its own app, which makes things even smoother and faster.
Cam2cam isn't available yet on the mobile versions of the site, but since it's a freemium webcam site, you'll still have plenty to do otherwise.
Premium Membership and Rewards Program
Stripchat doesn't have a rewards program, but it does have the aforementioned Gold Membership, which you can subscribe to for $19.99 a month. This can be canceled at any time.
Registration on Stripchat, as I've already mentioned, is as simple as it gets. Hell, you can even sign in via you Google or Twitter account if you don't want to bother with creating a new Stripchat account.
To create a new Stripchat account, you just click the Create Free Account button at the top right of the homepage, enter a username and a valid email address, get your password from the email sent to you by Stripchat and... That's it. You're done.
You can then change your email after you log in.
Accepted Payment Methods
The accepted credit card types are as follows:
- MasterCard Maestro
- Diner's Club
And these are the available alternate payment methods:
Security and Quality Assurance
Stripchat takes all the necessary precautions to protect you, your identity, information and payment methods. It uses HTTPS to keep your connection private and SSL encryption and Comodo Cybersecurity protocols to keep your information encoded. It also uses only the most renowned billing processors to keep your payments secure.
Stripchat may be a new player on the field, but it made sure to dot the i's and cross the t's. It even made sure that all charges will show on your billing statements as either "Paymentico.com" or "EPOCH.COM *techniuslt", depending on which billing processor you're using, to keep discretion at a maximum. All processors charge the same rate, so pick either.
As for quality assurance, Stripchat keeps an email address for any grievance you might have. Simply send any and all of your complaints to email@example.com, and they'll reply within a day or so.
Stripchat's customer support is, in a word, limited. You can find the Help & Support section at the bottom of the page. There's separate support pages for technical problems and for billing issues. Your only way to contact a technical support representative is by submitting a request, which is a rather slow process when compared to live chat, which many adult chat sites use nowadays. If your issue is with billing, then you'll have much better options, namely, phone support.
The FAQ page is fairly robust, but it doesn't make up for the lack of live chat support.
Stripchat is fast becoming one of the best freemium chat sites in the world, and it does so by refusing to neglect elements that cater to people like me - namely, good video quality, cam2cam implementation and private chat experience. It has so few downsides and caters to so many that I'm really finding it hard not to recommend this site to everyone, no matter their preference.
And you know what? That's exactly what I'm going to do. Stripchat gets my full recommendation, and is, in my opinion, a textbook example of "check it out for yourself."
So go do so. You will not be disappointed.