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Type of site
Adult Website, live streaming, webcam
Available inMultilingual (15)
HeadquartersCalifornia, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide, except blocking countries
IndustryAdult camming Edit this at Wikidata
Alexa rankIncrease 22 (November 2019)[1]
LaunchedFebruary 26, 2011; 8 years ago (2011-02-26)[2]
Current statusActive

Chaturbate is an adult website providing live webcam performances by individual webcam models and couples, typically featuring nudity and sexual activity ranging from striptease and dirty talk to masturbation with sex toys that is often highly explicit. The site is divided into five categories: female cams, male cams, couple cams, transgender cams and spy shows.

"Chaturbate" is a portmanteau of "chat" and "masturbate". Viewers are allowed to watch for free (with the exception of Private Shows), but pay money in the form of "tips" in order to see certain sex acts performed.[3] The site itself earns revenues by taking roughly 40% of what performers make.[4] In addition Chaturbate generates revenue from the audience when they purchase tokens using their credit cards.[5]

As of November 2019, the site is ranked 22nd in the Alexa global rank and is the largest adult camming site competing with European BongaCams and LiveJasmin.[1] It is estimated that the site has about 4.1 million unique visitors each month.[6] Cam performers can earn money by being tipped with tokens and 20 tokens are worth $1.[7][8][9][10] Each Chaturbate token is worth $0.05 and a model needs to earn at least $50.00 to receive the payment.[11][12]

See also


  1. ^ a b "". Alexa Internet. Retrieved November 2, 2019.
  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  3. ^ Rachel Hosie (2016-11-18). "'We walked away with more than just £5': Couple who had sex for 400 strangers on webcam say it helped them fall more in love". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  4. ^ King, Hope (2015-03-20). "Pornstar entrepreneurs find new homes on messaging apps - Mar. 20, 2015". Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  5. ^ "Chaturbate - Free Adult Live Webcams!".
  6. ^ Rabouin, Dion (2016-01-16). "Camming Gives Internet Porn Fans a Personal Touch". Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  7. ^ Jamie Bartlett (2015-06-02). The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld. ISBN 9781612194905. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  8. ^ Witt, Emily (20 January 2015). "Are you 'internet-sexual'". Medium. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  9. ^ Wright, Mic (21 November 2013). "Chaturbate is one of the friendliest places on the web". The Kernel/The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  10. ^ "The unstoppable rise of DIY porn: How an army of 'amateurs' who are uploading homemade footage online are giving mainstream stars a run for their money". Daily Mail. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  11. ^ "Chaturbate Token Value". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  12. ^ "What is the minimum I need to earn?". Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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