BongaCams Review – One on One Euro Sex Cams
BongaCams features hundreds of cam models from across Eastern and Western Europe. The majority of the performers are amateurs who love to get hot and horny in their public chat rooms. As a freemium site you'll be inundated with nudity and extreme entertainment without paying a penny, with most of the hosts performing by request for tips in their free-to-view hangouts. But, if you don't sign-up and purchase tokens, the site will lock you out of the free-to-view rooms after a few hours, so spend your time wisely.
The cam models that are open to private sex chat shows often stream in either HD or HD plus, but what makes BongaCams different to many other freemium sites, is that chat show rates are standardized across the board so no unwelcome surprises when it comes to paying the extra for an exclusive 1on1 cam experience. All the free fun and games do come at a price though, and that's a never ending stream of pop-up ads either asking you to register (which is free) and to purchase tokens, or take advantage of one of the many continuously changing promotions on offer.
As a European based adult cam site, it will probably come as no surprise to find out that the site can be viewed in 33 languages, so if English isn't your mother-tongue, there's a very good chance that your preferred lingo is available.
In addition, most of the cam models, are at least bi-lingual, with many tri-lingual. So when it comes to the chat part of a private chat show, language shouldn't be a barrier.
BongaCams usually has around 700-900 rooms streaming 24/7 and these rooms cover every kink and fetish imaginable, with every gender, look, sexual leaning and age represented. Tame, though, isn't a key description for many of the broadcasting boudoirs, so if you're looking for a genteel intro to a cam session, BongaCams is more of a free dive into a huge sexy swamp where everything and anything goes.
The Webcam Models
BongaCams is all about the amateurs, and a smattering of semi-pro adult performers. Like many freemium and premium webcam platforms, BongaCams is mainly about the girls. There are at least 60-90 plus rooms of men, couples/groups and transgenders models streaming from their homes at all times.
Unlike the girls however, these categories, while offering a good choice, don't necessarily offer high quality broadcasting options, so if you're looking for an HD or HD plus rooms with a trans or guy, choices are somewhat limited.
If you just want to get an eyeful of a variety of hardcore shows before narrowing down your options, the far right Sort By box gives you the option to view the photos by Most Popular or CamScore (user rated). The more popular a room is - the more extreme the action and the higher quality the broadcast tends to be.
To get to the gender that gets it going for you, simply go to the top menu bar above the gallery of X-rated snapshots and select either Females / Couples / Male / Transsexuals.
The site has made some in-roads into diversifying outside of the mainly white/caucasian ethnicities it's known for. There are some Latin American and Asian models appearing on the site, but these ethnicities are generally found in either the Transgenders gallery and more during the peak hours in those regions.
The BongaCams girls are extremely fetish friendly, with many of them using interactive vibrators that for a small tip you can turn on for a few seconds or until the girl orgasms (generally very loudly). To find the toy friendly rooms, simply select a photo that features a small circle with a vibrator in it.
Appearance wise, there's everything from students in their dorm rooms, to some very freaky MILFs and GILFs that wanna be watched. However, this site is firmly focused on amateurs, and unlike premium sites or smaller freemium sites, there tends to be a leaning towards to the less conventional good-looking and more towards extreme entertainers. So, if you're looking for a girl outside the norms, she's probably going to be here. If you're looking for a more traditional glamour puss, the selection is limited.
When it comes to the guys at BongaCams, many turn on their webcam for their kicks as opposed to actually having a two-way interaction. They're looking for an audience for their solo scene. As such, streaming quality is on the same level as the semen quality, sub-par for the most part.
In the menu bar directly under the site's logo - the orange category button lets you filter the men by straight / gay / bi / anal / big dick, etc. Most of the guys tend to identify straight - looking for anonymous pair of eyes of any gender to watch them and direct them as they masturbate.
There's always a limited selection of t-girls hanging out at BongaCams. Streaming quality, like the guys, is not great in this category, though there's always some X-rated action to enjoy in the free rooms.
Chat Room Features
Each snapshot on the homepage gallery features, along with the name of the performer, an eyeball icon noting how many viewers are currently watching the show. The higher the number the better the action is. Also present is the indication whether the room is HD friendly and even HD plus friendly.
The photos are static images grabbed from the room's live feed just moments before so what you see in the image, is what you're going to get when you click through into the room. A great feature at BongaCams is that you don't have to close entirely the video to carry on surfing through the options., The chat window simply is minimized and appears on the bottom left of the screen so you can keep on eye on the action as you look for alternate cam cuties.
Once you are in her room, on the right side of the screen there's a link to the model's profile. Clicking on this brings up a new page featuring the babe's rates for special requests such as BDSM sessions, humiliation lessons, fingering, squirting, dildo and anal action etc. Profiles also feature additional XXX media if the host has uploaded any, though many of these images and clips are locked and cost a set tip price in order to open them.
Many of the profiles are written in the hosts native language (although the tip rates menu all seem to be in English), so if their likes and dislikes are important to you, this can be somewhat disconcerting.
Not all the girls are willing to close their open rooms and go into a private chat session. Those that do have a large Private Chat button under their live video feed. To start a one-on-one show you'll need to have tokens in your account prior to starting the virtual date. All rates are standardized with the show automatically ending once you run out of tokens. Only once you refill your balance can you restart the private performance.
The free video chat rooms are the most popular form of entertainment on BongaCams. Performers are happy to go as far as they can as long they're being tipped. Unfortunately, unless you've bought tokens and signed up as a site member, the action is obscured every few minutes with large ads asking you to purchase tokens. These can quickly be closed but do become very invasive and annoying.
This is a multi-viewer sex performance that is initiated either by a user or the model herself. You can stay as long as you want in the session, which costs 30 tokens a minute to view. These shows are generally hosted by cam models that don't offer any nudity in their open chat rooms but will go all the way in a Group Chat. It's a quick and cheap way to see what you can expect if you want to take the girl to the next step and start a private encounter with her.
A Private Chat is when you're in charge of the action. Many of the amateur performers won't go private, preferring to keep the tips coming in their open rooms. A Private Chat, though, isn't necessarily exclusive, with other users able to spy (for a set number of tokens a minute) on the show.
Full Private Chat
This is the same as a Private Chat, but in a Full Private Chat no-one else can spy on your fun and games. Again, not every model offers this option and many that are happy to go kinky in a private encounter, won't let you close the curtain all the way and keep others out.
A spy show is when the girl is currently in a Private Chat meeting and you pay a few tokens to take a look at what's going on. As a voyeur you can peek at the action but cannot message the model or use cam2cam during the time.
Webcam Broadcast Quality
For a freemium cam site, BongaCams has a strong showing of HD and even HD plus (1080p) streaming live sex cam shows. Every room that broadcasts in HD has a small HD sticker on the snapshot in the homepage gallery. Once you click through into the room on the bottom right of the video window is the volume control link, and to the right of that is the streaming resolution option. Make sure the highest resolution is chosen as sometimes the feed automatically comes through in SD.
Mobile Device Interaction
BongaCam's mobile version intuitively loads when you access the site from most smart phones or mobile devices. The mobile layout of the homepage is more pared back and user friendly than the desktop version, with none of the multitude of ads that appear on the PC layout. Once you click through into a chat room, the video feed is somewhat smaller, with the messaging box and tip menu taking up half of the screen.
However, to get a better view of the feed you can simply turn your phone to horizontal and the window is larger, though there is not an option to message in this mode,
Until you register as a member BongaCams, you'll be bombarded with ads asking you to sign-up.
Registration is free, quick and takes just a few seconds. All you need is a unique username and a password of your choosing and you're set. The site also gives you 10 free tokens as a thank you.
BongaCams' Tokens Packages
As in common on many sites, the more tokens you purchase in one go, the cheaper the price per token becomes. If you're located in the U.S. for example, the smallest package available will cost you 85 cents per token, with the price becoming increasingly cheaper per token, with the largest bundle working out at just 60 cents.
Depending on where you're located the site offers differing token packages, with prices listed in your local currency.
BongaCams provides four major payment options:
- Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Visa Blue,Visa Electon Discover JCB, Maestro
The following are BongaCams chat rates which are standardized across the board.
|Private Chat rate/minute||$3.30|
|Full Private Chat rate/minute||$5.00|
|Group Chat rate/minute||$1.80|
|Spy Show rate/minute||$1.00|
BongaCams' Membership Program
Once you purchase tokens at BongaCams, the site automatically upgrades you to its premium membership tier. This upgrade stays with you as long as you're a registered member at the site. In addition to extra bonuses and exclusive offers, as a premium member you can also enjoy unlimited private messaging to models, alerts when your favorite live cam performers come online, and the ability to enlarge the video feed to theater mode or full screen view.
On your first purchase of tokens the site will comp you an extra 10 free tokens as a welcome gift.
For $20.00 a month, BongaCams offers a VIP program which, best of all, clears the site of all those irritating pop-up ads. Other benefits include free access to model's uploaded X-rated photos and videos, along with the option to invisibly move from room to room, special colored message font, and a $5.00 gift card each month you're a VIP member which can be redeemed for tokens.
Customer Support is on par with that of many premium live sex cam sites. At the bottom of every page there's a link to a comprehensive FAQ page and if queries are not covered there, there's also a 24/7 live chat support room and an email contact.
Positives and Negatives
- Free live sex cam shows
- Huge choice of European cam models
- Cam2cam optional in free chat
- Many HD and HD plus rooms
- Cam2Cam included in 1 on 1 private sex chat shows
- Many special offers and promotions available
- Exclusive 1on1 cam2cam live sex chat can be expensive
- Intrusive and annoying pop-up ads
- Models may be somewhat sub-par in looks and performance capabilities
- Many feeds have watermarks and graphics obscuring the image
On The Whole
BongaCams is a great site if you're looking for free nudity and live sex performances by amateur European cam models. With the action fueled by tips in their public chat rooms there's little incentive to take a girl (or guy) into a private live sex show unless you want to be the sole focus of their attention. If you do decide to go private all the way - rates can be expensive and some of the models are less than professional in their performance but cam2cam is included in all prices and the girls are open to pretty much anything.
What is worth paying for, is the VIP membership package which stops the site's infuriating pop-ads from obscuring the free shows.
Video streaming quality surpasses that of many comparable freemium sites with an ever increasing number of rooms not just streaming in HD but HD plus.
So, if you're looking for an adventure with a cam cutie from across the continent and aren't too focused on going private with them - BongaCams is probably the best destination to start your European titty trip.