Launched in 2002, ImLive is one of the worlds largest live adult cam websites.
With over 33 million members the site has won several adult industry awards in recent years including Best Live Chat Website and Best Adult Webcam Company.
In this guide, as part of our adult cams series (which has also featured Chaturbate and Flirt4Free), we will take a look at the growing popularity of IMLive and what makes it one of the best adult webcam portals in the world today.
ImLive Review: Live Amateur Sex Shows
The ImLive webcams platform is designed for for live cam streaming from its member hosts, each of which broadcasts their own personal channel. Hosts perform for the sites visitors in a range of categories ranging from masturbation and striptease to sex acts.
Mostly amateur, hosts earn around 30% of the revenue that their broadcasts generate and popular performers can make very good money in this way. ImLive also teams up with famous porn stars to offer live interaction.
Offering chat services alongside the video streaming the site has a strong reputation for providing quality streams, genuine hosts and a robust, secure online environment.
Let’s take a look at some of the key features on ImLive.
First there is Multi-viewer mode, allows members to take a peak into several hosts chat rooms at once before committing to paying to join the stream.
The function operates a little like the selection process in a brothel with hosts vying for your patronage.
Channels can be viewed as a group chat or you can pay extra for a private session with a host.
A new feature for the site is the outdoor cam; a broadcast that allows host to live stream on the go, these candid cams are designed to let fans of popular hosts get up close and personal with their favourite performers. Though there are very few examples available online as the feature gets picked up by new performers the streams are expected to be of a lower quality as they will largely be from smartphones.
Variety of Performers on ImLive
There is an extremely wide range of performers across the ImLive website including gay, straight, bi and trans. They cater for all ages, sizes and ethnicities as well as having hosts that specialise in a variety of specialist fetishes and kinks.
Each performer has a rating which has been produced using member reviews.
ImLive is known for attracting an international audience with both a large non-US audience, and many cam girls and cam guys from other parts of the world.
Types of Channel
With almost 100,000 registered hosts there is a huge range of choice when it comes to what to watch. Although there will only be a fraction of this number online at any one time, the types of channel broadly fall into one of twelve categories:
- Girl alone
- Shy girl alone
- Girl alone (lesbian)
- Girl on girl
- Fetish & BDSM
- Trans alone
- Guy alone (straight)
- Guy alone (gay)
- Guy on guy
- Girl and guy (couples)
- Threesome (couples)
- Trans (couples)
Each channel host has a bio which includes details of their kinks and fetishes as well as what turns them on. Users can review a host and boost their standing on the site allowing members to know in advance what they are paying for.
In turn, those hosts with a stack of positive reviews are much more likely to make a lot of money from IMLive.
Hosts can also offer a House of Games themed show which allows users to interact with the host over their ‘turn’ during a cheeky, activity style game show format. Users can suggest activities for the host and ‘direct’ the way each show goes.
Users have a choice of private cams, group chat cams and a selection of new users to trial out.
Prices, Deals and Credits on ImLive
IMLive registration is free but allows limited access across the site to view the channels; you will need to provide credit card details to verify age before you get to see any of the good stuff.
Services on the site are paid for using virtual currency, called ImLive credits with hosts determining the charging rates for their channel. Popular performers can demand fees of 6 credits per minute whilst you can access new streams or less popular channels for 1 credit per minute. The credits can also be used to ‘tip’ your host or purchase other services on the site.
Tips go a long way to raising your profile in a chat room and getting the positive attention of your host.
Sold in multiples of 25, credits are $1 each but you can receive bonus points when signing up.
ImLive Membership Levels
There are six levels of membership, all but one of which are free, that you can qualify for as you earn points.
The ImLive+ membership is $29.99 and provides exclusive access to the site and a guarantee that you receive the cost of your membership back in discounts.
The membership rewards are pretty good and give discounts, access to archives, credits for House of Games and free access to certain pornstar shows. The full details of each membership are quite complicated and seem to change but as qualifying for them is part and parcel of a free membership, whatever extras you can get seem like a gift.
ImLive Review: Our Verdict
This webcam portal doesn’t have the polish of a site like, say, Chaturbate… but it offers very reasonably priced live streams, thanks in part to a wider international audience where your credits are worth more.
The site has some innovative features and a large and growing community of cam girls and cam guys to drive them forward. This is backed by the awards that IMLive has scooped over the years, including Best Live Chat Website and Best Adult Webcam Company.
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