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Streamate is a hugely popular sex cams site. It does all the important things very well, offering a huge range of performers, from budding amateurs to professional pornstars, and provides plenty of High Definition and live audio streaming cams. You will find an excellent selection of performers online at any time and a wealth of handy features. The site is also well designed and easy to use, with all the performer categories listed down the left side of the homepage.
You may have seen plenty of imitations online, since many of the big tube sites have their own cobrands (or clones) of Streamate. For instance, the big porn tube site XHamster has its own version called XHamsterCams and the popular porn tube site XVideos owns its own cobrand called XVideosLive. However, why settle for imitations when you can join the original and the best - Streamate.com.
As with most sex cam sites, you can get a good feel for Streamate.com by having a look around without registering. Remember, that if you do like the site and want to sign up, you should have your credit card details on hand, even though you won't necessarily be charged unless buying credit. The performers are a mix of professional pornstars and cam girls working in a studio, as well as amateur girls and couples working from their own bedrooms. There seem to be more American performers on Streamate.com, compared to the other top sites where the performers are often European. This shouldn't be a big deal, although if you prefer American girls then this may be the best place for you. There are plenty of categories to choose from. As usual, the lone female performers make up the majority of the models.
You probably won't see anything especially revealing in free chat, but it's a good way of deciding whether this is the performer for you and it allows you to ask her some questions about what she will do for you in private chat. As with all cam sites, you will need to buy credits in order to get to the good stuff. As you might expect, the pornstar hosts are always popular and busy; they can be also be pricey. Unless you are starstruck or have plenty of funds to spare, you may be better off having a look at some of the many fantastic performers offering shows at less than half the price. If your funds are very limited and you have an active imagination, an even cheaper alternative is the Celebrity Show, where you can watch top professionals in action, without one-to-one treatment from the performer.
Compared to some other cam sites, there doesn't seem to be quite the same range of bargain options, and the prices were, on average, slightly higher with Streamate. However, it still offers great value for money compared to other cam sites because quite a lot of Streamate's performers offer High Definition video streaming and live audio in their chat rooms. To go from free chat to private chat involves just a click of a button. Don't worry, you are informed of prices before accepting so are always in control of your spending. Performers set their own rates and most will fall within the range of $0.99 to $4.99 per minute.
To search for a performer, you can enter their name into the quick search box if you know it. Alternatively, you can browse performers by particular categories and types. You can also use the advanced search feature to select a wide variety of criteria if there is something in particular that you were interested in finding. Usually, if you cannot find it, Streamate.com will offer suggestions of performers that closely match the criteria you have selected.
The site is really well laid out. It's easy to see who's online at any given time, and on the homepage you can browse the thumbnails of live performers, select a specific category or perform a detailed search. Thumbnails tell you whether a performer is online, whether the video is HD, whether it has sound, and also gives you a brief introduction to the model, including her age, gender and country. You can also rate performers. Streamate also has plenty of other neat features such as when you click on a performer who is offline or in private chat, you will receive suggestions pointing you towards similar models. There will always be lots of amazing performers ready and willing to engage with you, day or night, so you'll never feel abandoned or frustrated, like on some other cam sites with fewer models online. You can also arrange to receive notifications when your favourite performers are online via SMS message (mobile provider may charge for this service) to your mobile.
In addition, when you enter a chat room, you automatically access the performer's profile details, schedule, turn-ons and expertise to give a little detail about the performer whilst you watch. You can also access performers' Picture and Video Galleries through the bio-page. The video aspect of the site is not the primary focus, perhaps rightly so, given the quality and choice available in the chat rooms. Therefore, unless you are completely infatuated with a performer, you could just stick with the chat rooms and not bother too much with the videos. That said, there are plenty of great HD quality videos available to paying members so they are definitely worth exploring.
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