ImLive’s cam streams are wonderfully diverse

Online camming has exploded over the last two decades, with millions of people around the world making their living taking their clothes off online. However, But one of the downsides of any exploding industry is quality control. That’s why it’s important to seek out reputable purveyors of pornography—like ImLive.

One of the oldest and most popular cam sites, ImLive features webcams that provide a sexy escape from the ordinary. Here’s what you need to know about ImLive’s costs, features, and more.

What is

ImLive is a cam site that offers thousands of live-streaming sex shows for money. Users buy credits to pay for their shows, similar to a strip club. But these performers are doing full sex shows.

From solo performers to couples to full-on orgies, if you want to pay to watch someone have sex live, ImLive is here to help.

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ImLive cost

Like almost every major cam site, ImLive uses credits for tipping and to pay for shows. One credit is worth $1. Live shows cost anywhere from 0.98 credits per minute for newer models up to 9.80 credits per minute for professional porn stars.

Users can purchase credits in blocks that come with bonus credits. The more credits you buy at a time, the more free credits you get. ImLive allows users to pay with a credit card or payment platform PumaPay. If you use PumaPay, you get an extra 15% in free bonus credits.

The number of bonus credits you get depends on which sales are happening. Currently, new subscribers get 50 extra credits when they make their first purchase, plus whatever bonus credits come with their credits normally.

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ImLive membership benefits

1) Clear, easily sorted categories that show how many models are online

ImLive sorts its cams into easy-to-browse categories that let you know how many people are performing at any given time. Each of the four categories—Cam Girls, Group Sex, Transgender, Hot Guys—has its own subcategories. Like shy girls, BDSM, or romantic-themed rooms? ImLive has them. Group sex is broken up into girl and guy, girl on girl, guy on guy, and groups. Transgender performers have solo and group categories.

In each case, next to the category name you’ll see two numbers. The green number is how many models in the category are currently live, and the blue number is how many models total are in that category. So while there might be 35,082 models in the “Girl Alone” section, only a few hundred might be online at once. Even better, these options are all in one place. They don’t treat gay and trans content like it’s something that needs to be on another site: It’s just part of the ImLive experience.

2) Interactive cams 

ImLive supports smart sex toys, allowing models to connect their vibrators to the cam for viewers’ enjoyment. This means you can control the power of your model’s sex toy simply by tipping during the show. Tip amounts tend to range from 1 to 7 credits depending on the strength of the vibration.

3) Clear pricing and free credits

Off the top, ImLive gets points for its clear pricing. $1 per credit is easy to understand, and the abundance of free credits is a nice touch. That said, remember that live cam shows are an expensive prospect. Expect to pay about $2.99 per minute on average for live shows, though there are models who charge less. If paying by the minute doesn’t appeal to you, check out the Candy Shows.

4) Candy Shows are a great deal

Paying for your own private show can get expensive, which is what makes ImLive’s Candy Shows such a great deal.

Multiple users can pool their credits to watch a live show together. The model sets a minimum number of credits they’ll need to start the show and a rate to join. For example, a model can set the show to be 5 credits for a 7-minute show, with a 20-credit minimum to start the show. That means four people will need to pay 5 credits each to watch. That’s a much better deal per person than paying 14 credits for a 7-minute show by yourself.

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5) Multi-viewer cams 

Sometimes you don’t know what kind of show you’re looking for. It’s often impossible to know if you want to watch a show based on a thumbnail alone. That’s why ImLive’s multi-viewer cam is a handy, if odd, little tool.

Multi-viewer cam loads six live cams at once in a sliding grid. If none of the shows that load strikes your fancy, just hit the next button for six more shows to load. This feature worked best during peak evening hours when lots of models are working.

6) Porn star shows

Once a month ImLive hosts cam shows from leading porn stars in the industry. These are full-length shows starring performers like Elsa Jean, Ryan Keely, Sovereign Syre, Karma Rx, and more. Don’t worry if you miss a show: Bronze members—aka anyone who has purchased at least $50 in credits—can watch these shows after they air for free. 

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7) Diverse models

ImLive has a remarkably diverse range of models working at any given time spanning race, age group, sexual identity, kinks, and body types. There are women of all sizes, gay men of all ages, world-famous porn stars, amateurs, and everyone in between. No matter your preference, ImLive is up to the challenge.

8) Video content for people who buy credits

Each month the site hosts a video contest where models upload themed video content for cash prizes. Bronze users and above get free access to these video clips, including the site’s archive of thousands of clips. While these videos are often less than three minutes, the sheer volume and creativity found in them make each one a treat. It’s also an interesting way for lesser-known models to drive traffic to their pages.

9) No pop-ups or ads

There are no pop-ups or ads on ImLive. It’s nice that the site isn’t trying to bombard you with ads for other sites and content you aren’t looking for.


1) Need to create an account to see the site  

When you first visit the ImLive site, what you see isn’t the actual site. You’ll need to make a user account to see the full site and explore its features. While you don’t need to pay for anything to browse, we wish the full site was available for people to browse before handing over an email.

2) Hard to see live models in thumbnails

When a model is in a live show, the only images of them you can see are the thumbnail images they provide. That’s fine, but everyone looks different in their thumbnails than they do on video. This would be less of an issue if the site didn’t mix its “free show” clips of people looking to do private shows with models who are actively in live shows. It’s a minor inconvenience, but we wish it wasn’t so.

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3) Site design is clunky

ImLive works great, with solid video chat and video. Still, the design is incredibly complicated to get used to. Each section has its own subsections, and the overall design feels like something out of the early ’00s.

Of course, what really matters is that the camming itself works. We only experienced lagging a handful of times, and we could fix the issue by closing other tabs in Chrome or Firefox.

4) Almost no nudity in free video chat

One area where ImLive is different from other sites—most notably Chaturbate and MyFreeCams—is the lack of nudity in free shows. Occasionally, a model would sneak a nipple or stray butt cheek, but this isn’t a site where the performers draw you in for tips. ImLive is focused on live shows. It offers options like Candy Shows to help keep costs down, but you should expect to pay for your shows here.

Is ImLive worth it?

ImLive is a truly incredible cam site that offers a wide range of options for users across every price point. Obviously, paying for cam shows is expensive, but ImLive’s range of prices, different kinds of shows, and free legacy content for paying members ensures you get your money’s worth. Because the site features such a wide range of models, you’ll never find yourself left searching for long. 

Beyond the occasionally clunky site design, none of the negatives of ImLive are that annoying. However, you shouldn’t expect one big tipper to pay for everyone’s show like some other sites do. The lack of free nudity encourages people to tip and not waste the model’s time.

ImLive is a live-show-focused cam site that doesn’t have a lot of time for casual users. If you’re willing to spend some money, it’ll make sure you get every last drop of value from your purchase. When it comes to live sex shows, ImLive is highly recommended.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance. 

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