Stripchat

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Stripchat
Stripchat-logo.svg
Type of site
Adult website, live streaming, webcam
Available inMultilingual (19)
Area servedWorldwide, except blocking countries
IndustryAdult camming
URLOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
AdvertisingNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedMay 3, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-05-03)[1]
Current statusActive

Stripchat is an international adult website and social network featuring free live-streamed webcam performances, often including nudity and sexual activity, in both traditional and virtual reality formats.[2][3] The site averages nearly 240 million visitors a month, according to SimilarWeb. [4] The site first launched in 2016,[5] and has since won numerous awards including "Cam Site of the Year" and "Cam Company of the Year" at the XBIZ Europa Awards. [6]

Stripchat and other cam sites saw significant growth in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdowns in March 2020, visits to the site surged 25% in countries like the United States and United Kingdom.[7] Even after restrictions were lifted in most countries, traffic continued to rise, hitting a peak of nearly 120 million in August, up from about 60 million in January, a reverse of traditional traffic patterns. By November 2020 monthly visits to the site were more than double what they had been a year earlier. In the same period, the number of models appearing on the site increased by 300,000. [8] In an interview with BBC News, a representative said that many traditional adult performers had moved to camming due to the lack of production on traditionally porn sets, as had other types of sex workers and amateurs. Stripchat attempted to off-set increased competition from new performers coming onto the site by providing free tokens for new users. [9][10]

Many of the new users to the site are the result of changing work patterns. According to data released by the company in June 2020, 75% of visitors to the site came between the hours of 10AM and 6PM.[11]

Technology[edit]

Stripchat has developed tools to allow cam models to stream from their mobile phones.[12]

In August 2020, Stripchat debuted a new AI video recognition technology using a convolutional neural network which it claimed could identify and tag specific sex acts from live-streamed videos with 92% accuracy. The company dubbed the program "Anal-ytics" since it was first used to identify models engaging in anal play.[13]

Stripchat accepts multiple forms of cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Dogecoin.[14] According to the site, purchases made with cryptocurrency jumped 400% during 2020, and by early 2021 a full 10% of models on the platform were requesting their payouts be made in crytopcurrency.[15]

Sexuality Resource Center[edit]

In February 2020, Stripchat announced the launch of a Sexuality Resource Center, featuring videos of therapists answering questions about sex and relationship issues.[16] The site began hosting live stream sessions with licensed therapists from the Sexual Health Alliance in July 2019 after a study of users showed that many felt anxiety about their cam viewing.[17][18][19]

Superdome bid[edit]

After the New Orleans Saints announced they were seeking a new naming rights partner for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Stripchat offered $15M to the franchise in hopes of securing the title of 'Stripchat Superdome' for several years. [20] Mercedes-Benz had previously paid a reported $50-60M for a period of 10 years. The Saints did not officially respond to the offer, but adoption was seen as unlikely since team owner Gayle Benson is a devout Catholic.[21]

Small business advertising[edit]

In June 2020, following the extended shutdown of many businesses due to the COVID pandemic, Stripchat offered small businesses free advertising on the platform.[22] The company asked small businesses to send in branded clothing for it to send to its most popular models. Business who applied and were accepted were Offensive Crayons, an "r-rated" art supply set; Lagneia, an LA-based make-up artist; JPiccari Photo, an LA-based photographer; and RXSleeve, a device for treating erectile dysfunction. Webcam models including Alexa Creed, KirstieVegas, IrisBlues, EvaDiamondXX, Aelis and Anna Harper X wore the clothing free of charge and a bot provided links to the business during the chat.[23][24]

Mission Impossible 7[edit]

When Tom Cruise's rant about safety protocols on the set of Mission: Impossible 7[25] prompted five crew members to quit the shoot, Stripchat Vice President Max Bennett offered them work on a previously unannounced original series following the lives of cam girls.[26]

Inter Milan Bid[edit]

In March 2021, the company made a £20 million bid to replace Italian tire company Pirelli as the lead sponsor of the Inter Milan football organization, after Pirelli failed to renew a nearly three-decade-old deal.[27] The company offered a mock-up for the proposed deal, which would put the company's logo on the Inter Milan jerseys. However, critics quickly pointed out that the proposed colors would be the same as Inter Milan rival AC Milan.[28]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stripchat's Head of New Media Talks The Future of Camming". AVN. Oct 10, 2019. Retrieved Nov 11, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The Top Live Cam Sites on the World Wide Web". The Daily Dot. August 26, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Yagielowicz, Stephen (Feb 12, 2019). "Stripchat Debuts Immersive Cam Shows". XBIZ. Retrieved September 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Stripchat.com July 2019 Overview". SimilarWeb. February 11, 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Stripchat's Head of New Media Talks The Future of Camming". AVN. Oct 23, 2019. Retrieved Nov 11, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Stripchat Wins Cam Site of the Year". XBIZ.com. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Shehadi, Sebastian (6 April 2020). "Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online". BBC.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Live Cam Industry in 2020. Before and during the lockdown". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  9. ^ Shehadi, Sebastian (6 April 2020). "Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online". BBC.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  10. ^ Hay, Mark (21 April 2020). "Cam sites are seeing a spike during quarantine, but not just because people are horny". Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  11. ^ Licea, Melkorka (22 June 2020). "Masturbating on the clock? You're definitely not alone, survey finds". The New York Post. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Strategies for Mobile Streaming". XBIZ. June 30, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Stripchat Launches "Anal-ytics," Video Recognition Technology Trained to Detect Butt Sex to make Finding Live Anal Content a Less Stinky". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  14. ^ "Stripchat accepts Dogecoin (DOGE) following endorsements by Elon Musk and Snoop Dogg". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  15. ^ Young, Martin (11 February 2021). "Stripchat says crypto payments increased 400% in a year". CoinTelegraph.com. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  16. ^ Thomas, Rick (Feb 13, 2020). "Stripchat to Launch Sexuality Resource Center with Livestream Therapy Session". XBIZ. Retrieved April 5, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Hay, Mark (Nov 19, 2019). "Sex Cam Sites Should Dole Out Mental Health Advice". Ozy. Retrieved April 5, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Alptraum, Lux (July 30, 2019). "Porn Sites Try a New Service for Users: Therapy". OneZero. Retrieved April 5, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "SHA Teams Up with Stripchat for AMA with Dr. David Ley". Sexual Health Alliance. Retrieved 28 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Schilken, Chuck (21 May 2020). "Porn site makes an offer on naming rights to Saints' stadium: 'Stripchat Superdome'". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  21. ^ Negley, Cassandra (21 May 2020). "Adult website announces $15M bid for naming rights to Saints' Superdome". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  22. ^ Silver, Curtis (2 June 2020). "Stripchat Offers Free Advertising To Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19". Forbes.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  23. ^ "Stripchat Launches Campaign to Provide Free Advertising to Struggling Small Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Stripchat Kicks Off Small Business Advertising Campaign with Models Wearing Branded T-Shirts". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  25. ^ Shafer, Ellise (15 December 2020). "Tom Cruise Tears Into 'Mission: Impossible 7' Crew for Not Following COVID-19 Safety Protocols". Variety. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  26. ^ Fuge, Jon (23 December 2020). "Mission: Impossible 7 Crew That Quit Over Tom Cruise Rant Offered Jobs at Porn Company". IMDb.com. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  27. ^ Vanni, Franco (11 March 2021). "L'Inter in testa piace anche alle aziende". la Repubblica. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  28. ^ "How porn company Stripchat's £20m offer could help Inter Milan pay Romelu Lukaku bill to Manchester United – but they'll have to wear AC Milan's colours!". talkSport. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 27 March 2021.

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