MyFreeCams Review – The Original Free Cam Site
MyFreeCams is the original free live sex cam site. This platform made explicit webcam shows available to the waiting world and asked for nothing in return. Times have changed though since it was the only free destination for online live X-rated fun and games. Other sites today are far more popular than the originator, but MyFreeCams still holds some sort of retro charm. If you're not willing to pay the rather high private cam chat costs, you can share the girls with the crowds and enjoy the free fun as a guest.
The minute the homepage loads, you're taken back a decade or so with a layout that can be confusing and noisy at first glance. But, in this review we'll navigate you through the ins and outs of the platform so your MyFreeCams adventure will be as smooth and fun as it should be.
MyFreeCams invented the idea of a freemium cam site. That means there's nudity and full-on explicit shows taking place in the open free chat rooms. On one hand, a private cam show is expensive. On the other hand, with so much action taking place for free, with girls performing for tips, a private cam session isn't always the end game.
Since 2002, the site has been providing free sex shows for cammers all around the world. The original premise was that it was a platform for amateur sex exhibitionists mainly from the US, to stream from their homes and get tips from viewers around the world. Today, the cam hosts are from all five continents and while many are true amateurs streaming from their homes, there are now hundreds of semi-pro and pro cam performers on the site hosting from professionally styled and well lit HD broadcasting studios.
At any one time you can expect to find some 1,500 girls online. It is however all about the ladies, there are no guys and transgenders here - so if that's your thing this isn't a recommended site to visit.
On the homepage the first thing you'll notice is the hundreds of snapshots with a small image overlaid on them. The larger photo is the girl's profile image and like many other sites, these images are often professionally taken and dare we say - sometimes slightly improved with the digital wonders of some form of photoshopping.
But, unlike many other sites, at MyFreeCams you don't need to click into the room to see what really awaits you. The smaller image is a smapshot grabbed moments before from the live feed so in this, what you'll see is literally what you'll get if you click into the room.
The Webcam Girls
There are girls and women from every country, every look, every age and every ethnicity performing every kink and fetish you can think of. Saying that, there's a stronger showing of girls from the USA than other regions. So, if you're looking for a western woman speaking English streaming from her home, MyFreeCams has one of the largest selections online.
On the right side of the homepage the somewhat messy menu bar lets you filter your choices based on popular tags. Simply scroll down the vertical navigation bar to the Tag link. By selecting this a pop-up window appears featuring the major search options such as: BDSM, MILFs, Roleplay, Squirting, Interactive sex toys, BBW etc. You can see how many rooms in each category are streaming and when you click on the chosen tag, the site brings up only those rooms that have marked themselves with the search term.
A quick word of warning here - with so many rooms fighting for your attention, many girls naughtily tag themselves with a search group, even if they aren't relevant in that category in the hope of getting more visitors. However, the rooms that appear in the top of the results generally tend to be most relevant and most popular.
Another strong feature at MyFreeCams is the number MILFs and Matures that call this site their online cam home. If you're looking for an amateur housewife streaming from her kitchen or bedroom there's always plenty to choose from at this adult cam platform.
Chat Room Features
If you haven't signed up as a member of MyFreeCams (membership is free and only takes a few seconds to complete), some of the models won't let you into their free rooms. So first things first, take a moment and register and then start browsing. If you want to chat to a model, many will only let premium members message them, so for regular folk you can look but can't communicate with your cam cutie until you have tokens in your account.
In her open hangout there's a link under the live feed to the model's Profile. Selecting this brings up a new window which features her bio, links to any social media profiles she has, along with X-rated pictures and videos clips.
To take a girl into a private cam chat date, you'll need to have tokens in your account. If you do take a model private, it's a cam experience you can relive over and over. Private shows can be recorded if you choose to and are stored in the Archives section of your MyFreeCams account. You access them there, and watch as many times as you want for free.
In addition to the free sex and private cam shows, MyFreeCams has TruePrivate, Spy/Voyeur and Group Shows, with some models hosting Club Shows.
Free Chat Shows
The girls go as far as they want in their free chat rooms. Once you're in the open room you can click on the blue Whiteboard link on top of the live feed. This brings up a tip rate menu posted by the model indicating how much specific sexual acts cost. You tip the girls the stated token amount and she'll finger herself, flash her ass, use a butt plug, nipple clamps etc.
Once you've stocked up on tokens you can start a private live sex cam session. To do this you click on the Go Private button under the video. All rates are standardized, but make sure the girl is using a streaming quality that is viewable (some are still broadcasting in slow and stuttering minimum SD resolutions). If you run out of tokens the show will automatically end, so make sure you have enough in your account for the length of the show you're about to enjoy.
Cam2cam availability, and whether or not it's free, is all dependent on the model. Many of the girls will include the activation of your webcam during a private show into the cost of going private. And other girls will ask for a tribute of some amount to enjoy the feature.
A TruePrivate show is the same as a Private Show, but no other members can spy on the activity. These are more expensive and not all models will facilitate them.
A Spy Show is when you can peek into another user's Private Show for around $2.00 a minute. You can see the action and hear the audio, but cannot communicate with the model during this time.
Users can initiate a Group Show. Once a minimum of 3 members request a Group Show, the model will be invited to host it. Prices are much lower than Private Shows. Many models will give a great live sex performance and happily try to accommodate requests, while others will ask for additional tips during their show in order to perform specific solicitations.
A Club Show is a live sex cam performance a model undertakes and only those who are members of her club can access it. These shows are free.
Webcam Broadcast Quality
Streaming quality is all over the place. While a significant number of the rooms are stuck in SD, there are also many streaming not only in HD, but full HD (1080p). When you click through into a room, it may take a few moments for the streaming quality to settle in, so if at first it seems blurry, give it a second or two. The quality often improves if you wait a bit.
You can also enlarge the video window to a full screen mode for free by clicking on the full screen icon on the bottom right of the feed. Or, you can enlarge the window by selecting the small transparent arrows in the middle of the far right of the screen's border and dragging them left or right.
Mobile Device Interaction
MyFreeCam's mobile version works smoothly on all smart phones and mobile devices. While there are all the same features as you'd find on the desktop version, if you click into a chat room and want to message the girl, the message box takes up half the screen. So either chat or look - it's hard to do both.
On the other hand you can expand the video feed so it takes up all the screen with no impairments. This is great if you're watching a show as you won't miss any action at all. However, if you then want to send a message - the screen automatically reduces to a much smaller size.
It's highly recommended to take advantage of MyFreeCams' quick, safe and easy registration process. Some girls will only allow access to their open rooms to registered users and you can only send a message to the model after you've signed-up.
All you need to do to create a free account is provide the site with a valid email address, and a username and password of your choosing. The site automatically sends a verification link to your email that you simply click on to activate you account.
You don't need to supply any additional info and certainly no financial information.
MyFreeCams Tokens Packages
You can purchase tokens that are used to pay for private cam chat shows or to tip the cam girls. One token is roughly equivalent to $0.10, though the larger the token bundle you buy, the slightly lower the price you pay per token.
MyFreeCams provides just two major payment options:
- Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express
(American Express in only an option for those located in the U.S.)
The following are MyFreeCams chat rates which are standardized across the board.
|Private Chat rate/minute||$5.80|
|TruePrivate Chat rate/minute||$7.60|
|Group Chat rate/minute||$1.00|
|Spy Show rate/minute||$2.00|
MyFreeCams Premium Membership
Once you purchase tokens on the site, you automatically become a Premium Member. This is the only membership level the site has. Benefits for Premium members include the ability to send private message to cam models and other members. After a few months, you can also purchase larger bundles of tokens.
MyFreeCams' has a great FAQ section. The link to this is at the bottom of the homepage under Wiki/Help and it covers almost every query you can think of. If your question isn't answered, the Contact Support link on the bottom right of the homepage brings up additional info along with a message box you can use and an email address.
Positives And Negatives
- Free live sex cam shows
- Huge choice of amateur cam models
- A large selection of community powered features
- Standardized private cam rate charges
- Expensive private cam chat shows
- Streaming quality can be low in many rooms
- Old-fashioned and noisy user interface
On The Whole
MyFreeCams obviously knows what it's doing even if the layout of the site is somewhat outdated for today's cam aficionados. With so much free live sex chat taking place in open rooms and some really hot amateur models getting their kit off and their kinks on, not a moment you'll spend on the site will be wasted.
Truth be told, the price for a private 1on1 cam sex session is on the high side of the scale, but if you're looking for some explicit entertainment, then tipping the girl in her open hang-out can't be beat.
If it's X-rated angels from America that you're after and don't mind sharing her attention with like-minded padres, MyFreeCams is probably the best platform to play around on.