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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
LaunchedFebruary 26, 2011; 9 years ago (2011-02-26)[1]
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 erotic talk to masturbation with sex toys that is often highly explicit. The site is divided into six categories: female cams, male cams, couple cams, transgender cams, private shows and spy shows. The gender-specific categories are free to watch but viewers have to pay to join a private show. Spy shows are private shows where viewers do not interact, and hence they are cheaper to view than private shows. As of October 2020, Chaturbate was the 65th most popular website in the world and the 5th most popular adult site.[2]

"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] There are popular chat rooms, that can have more than 500,000 followers and can get up to 20,000 viewers at once.[4] The site itself earns revenues by taking roughly 40% of what performers make.[5] In addition, Chaturbate generates revenue from the audience when they purchase tokens using their credit cards.[6]

As of November 2019, the site was ranked 22nd in the Alexa global rank and was the largest adult camming site competing with European BongaCams and LiveJasmin.[7] It is estimated that the site has about 4.1 million unique visitors each month.[8] Cam performers can earn money by being tipped with tokens.[9][10][11] Each Chaturbate token is worth $0.05 and a model needs to earn at least $50.00 to receive the payment.[12][13]

See also


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  2. ^ " Traffic Statistics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  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. ^ "Some Chaturbate Stats". Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  5. ^ King, Hope (2015-03-20). "Pornstar entrepreneurs find new homes on messaging apps - Mar. 20, 2015". Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  6. ^ "Chaturbate - Free Adult Live Webcams!".
  7. ^ " Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  8. ^ Rabouin, Dion (2016-01-16). "Camming Gives Internet Porn Fans a Personal Touch". Retrieved 2016-12-26.
  9. ^ Jamie Bartlett (2015-06-02). The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld. ISBN 9781612194905. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  10. ^ Witt, Emily (20 January 2015). "Are you 'internet-sexual'". Medium. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  11. ^ Wright, Mic (21 November 2013). "Chaturbate is one of the friendliest places on the web". The Kernel/The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
  12. ^ "Chaturbate Token Value". Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  13. ^ "What is the minimum I need to earn?". Chaturbate Broadcaster Guide. Retrieved 2019-01-20.

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