MyFreeCams.com (MFC) is a website providing live webcam performances by female models, typically featuring nudity and sexual activity often ranging from striptease and dirty talk to masturbation with sex toys.
MFC was launched in 2004, and by 2010 was described by industry group XBIZ as "one of the world's largest adult webcam communities." It was reported as having more than 100,000 models and more than five million members. CNBC reported the opinion of an adult industry talent agent that models on the site can make "between $75,000 and $100,000 per month," leading some established porn stars into becoming webcam models. In 2014 it was reported to be "the 344th most visited site on the internet."
MFC is used mostly by amateur webcam models, or camgirls, who earn money for their performances on the site. Customers of the site can purchase virtual tokens, which can be used to tip performers or watch private shows. Customers can use text based live chat to talk to each other or in each performer's channel. The performers use a webcam and microphone to broadcast live video and audio to their channel. Both members and performers can send private messages and mail to each other.
The top 100 earning performers each month receive additional cash prizes and recognition in the Miss MyFreeCams competition.
The website does impose some restrictions on the activities performed by models on cam. For example, in February 2015 webcam model Kendra Sunderland, who had been charged with a misdemeanor for broadcasting an MFC show from a public library at the Oregon State University, was "banned from MyFreeCams for violating their guidelines and filming in a public place." Although no police charges were laid, the site also banned a user who engaged in similar activity at branches of the Windsor Public Library over a three-month period.
One commenting author wrote of the web site:
|“||On the internet the ordinary man in the street could see for himself for the first time in human history the infinite diversity of the feminine form. Sultans with harems might have got some idea of the spectrum of feminine morphology in the past but only with the internet has the ordinary man been made privy to the infinite avatars of Aphrodite. What was once a mere abstraction, namely the feminine principle, has been actualised by the internet into a never-ending stripper movie. Nothing typifies this more than MyFreecams.com. I could not download videos from this site because it was live and interactive and this was part of its attraction. It was a voyeur's paradise and yet the balance of power between men and women was equal, or if anything favoured the female. She got paid by men to admire her naked beauty from a safe distance and no physical contact was necessary. She was a little sex goddess in the cyber sky. Most of the shows were free. The internet is an empyrean of goddesses dancing in the clouds, a harem of hotties high on Olympus. Devotees of feminine beauty like me, see them as a vast field of lotus blossoms in Elysium beyond the reach of mere mortals.
Freecams gave me the chance to look in on women in their hundreds all over the world undressing and performing for male desires 24/7.
The XBIZ Award for Live Cam Site of the Year was awarded to MFC in 2011, 2012, and 2013. It was additionally named one of the top 50 Industry Newsmakers of 2011 by XBIZ, and has been nominated for numerous awards. MyFreeCams.com has sponsored many industry trade shows including XFANZ, AVN, and XBIZ.
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- Kendra Sunderland: Oregon State Cam Girl Speaks Out About Library Video, February 6, 2015.
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