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; 5 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, through traditional, virtual reality and mobile broadcasts.[2][3][4]

The site averages over 400 million visitors a month, according to SimilarWeb.[5] The site first launched in 2016,[6] and has since won numerous awards including "Cam Site of the Year" and "Cam Company of the Year" at the XBIZ Europa Awards.[7]

The company has attracted mainstream attention with controversial campaigns and offers, such as offering $15M to rename the New Orleans Superdome and providing jobs to crew members who walked off the set of Mission: Impossible 7 following a rant by Tom Cruise.[8][9]

COVID-19 Pandemic[edit]

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.[10] 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.[11] 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. [12][13]

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.[14]

In June 2020, following the extended shutdown of many businesses due to the COVID pandemic, Stripchat offered small businesses free advertising on the platform.[15] The company asked small businesses to send in branded clothing for it to send to its most popular models. Multiple businesses applied and were accepted, including an art supply company, an erectile dysfunction device, a photography studio and a make-up artist. Models wore the clothing during their regular shows.[16][17]

Sexuality Resource Center[edit]

In addition to its adult content, Stripchat manages the Sexuality Resource Center, featuring videos of therapists answering questions about sex and relationship issues.[18] 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.[19][20][21]

Sports Partnerships[edit]

Stripchat has repeated sought relationships pro-athletes and sports organizations. In 2020, Stripchat offered the New Orleans Saints $15M in hopes of gaining naming rights for the Superdome.[22][23] 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.[24][25]

In May 2021, UFC fighter Nick Diaz announced that he had partnered with the company to conduct self-defense webinars.[26]

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.
  2. ^ "The Top Live Cam Sites on the World Wide Web". The Daily Dot. August 26, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Yagielowicz, Stephen (Feb 12, 2019). "Stripchat Debuts Immersive Cam Shows". XBIZ. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Strategies for Mobile Streaming". XBIZ. June 30, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  5. ^ "Stripchat.com May 2021 Overview". SimilarWeb. May 17, 2021. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  6. ^ "Stripchat's Head of New Media Talks The Future of Camming". AVN. Oct 23, 2019. Retrieved Nov 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Stripchat Wins Cam Site of the Year". XBIZ.com. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Shehadi, Sebastian (6 April 2020). "Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online". BBC.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Live Cam Industry in 2020. Before and during the lockdown". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  12. ^ Shehadi, Sebastian (6 April 2020). "Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online". BBC.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  13. ^ Hay, Mark (21 April 2020). "Cam sites are seeing a spike during quarantine, but not just because people are horny". Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  14. ^ Licea, Melkorka (22 June 2020). "Masturbating on the clock? You're definitely not alone, survey finds". The New York Post. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  15. ^ Silver, Curtis (2 June 2020). "Stripchat Offers Free Advertising To Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19". Forbes.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Stripchat Launches Campaign to Provide Free Advertising to Struggling Small Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  17. ^ "Stripchat Kicks Off Small Business Advertising Campaign with Models Wearing Branded T-Shirts". Stripchat.com. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  18. ^ Thomas, Rick (Feb 13, 2020). "Stripchat to Launch Sexuality Resource Center with Livestream Therapy Session". XBIZ. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  19. ^ Hay, Mark (Nov 19, 2019). "Sex Cam Sites Should Dole Out Mental Health Advice". Ozy. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  20. ^ Alptraum, Lux (July 30, 2019). "Porn Sites Try a New Service for Users: Therapy". OneZero. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  21. ^ "SHA Teams Up with Stripchat for AMA with Dr. David Ley". Sexual Health Alliance. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ Negley, Cassandra (21 May 2020). "Adult website announces $15M bid for naming rights to Saints' Superdome". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  24. ^ Vanni, Franco (11 March 2021). "L'Inter in testa piace anche alle aziende". la Repubblica. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  25. ^ "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.
  26. ^ Orndoñez, Milan (17 May 2021). "Nick Diaz teams up with adult site Stripchat to teach 'self defense sh-t' to cam girls". Bloody Elbows. Retrieved 17 May 2021.

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