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Streamate is a hugely popular sex cams site. It does all the important things well, offering a huge range of performers, from budding amateurs to professional pornstars and 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 and amateur girls and couples working from their own bedrooms. There seem to be a lot more American performers on this site too, whereas in the other top sites the performers are often European. This shouldn't be a big deal, although if you prefer American girls then this may be the 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 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. Whilst the pornstar hosts are always popular and busy they can be pricey. Unless you are starstruck (or just want some tips on method acting) there are many fantastic performers offering shows at less than half the price. A cheaper alternative is the Celebrity Show, where you can watch top professionals in action. However, you don't get one-to-one treatment in the Celebrity Show.
There doesn't seem to be quite the same range of bargain options and prices were on average slightly higher with Streamate. This may be because quite a lot of 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. You are informed of prices before accepting. 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. 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 low-key, perhaps rightly so, given the quality and choice available in the chat rooms. Therefore, unless you are completely infatuated with a performer, stick with the chat rooms and forget the videos. That said, there are plenty of HD quality videos available to members who are willing to pay.
To sum up, Streamate is a hugely popular, well-laid out and user friendly sex cam site that offers an excellent variety of performers and features, giving you just what you need and doing so in style. You can find all kinds of performers here, from rank beginners to seasoned professionals, to suit every pocket and taste. So, what are you waiting for? Click the button below and dive in!
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