Launched in 2012, Netherlands-based cam site Bongacams is one of the largest cam sites in Europe alongside Chaturbate. Like Chaturbate, Bongacams is a freemium platform that hosts amateur male, female, trans, and couples’ cams.
This means that the vast majority of models set a token goal for their show that members tip towards if they want the show to advance. You can find nude sex shows at their peak just by browsing through the various streams on Bongacams but who really has time for that. Not to mention just watching rather than directing the show is sorta boring.
Bongacams is not one of the top video chat sites and has a whole host of fake streams as well as lots of cam girls just trying to waste your time.
Of course, if you have the patience to dodge the scammer cam girls here then Bongacams offers various ways to play in private shows.
BongaCams Review & Feature List
Bongacams offers a wide selection of models that you can sort through using a number of filters and tags.
The site’s homepage is easy on the eyes and model previews are informative even at first glance.
The previews can tell members how many viewers a model has in her chat room currently, relevant tags, whether or not they are streaming in HD, and more. Interactive toys are wildly popular on most cam sites, and BongaCams is no exception. Models who are using interactive toys will have a small icon on their preview to indicate that they’re ready to buzz! You can even open a model’s full bio directly from her preview thumbnail.
These are moderately customizable, but I did find a few of them hard to read.
Although BongaCams does have a sidebar that contains ads, these ads are relatively unobtrusive and hardly detract from the viewer’s overall experience.
One unique Bongacams feature that really stood out to me was the FanBoost–a feature that lets premium members push their favorite model’s profile to the very top of the front page for a full minute, boosting their visibility. BongaCams’ promos let users earn free tokens pretty regularly, so don’t forget to check them out while you’re on the site.
Signing up for BongaCams is totally free, but if you want to get the most out of the site (and automatically upgrade to a premium membership in the process) you’ll have to spend some money. As you can expect, BongaCams has its own native currency: tokens.
Each token roughly converts to $0.08 USD, but of course, members can receive discounts on these for buying tokens in bulk. Here are the token packages BongaCams currently offers:
- 36 tokens for $2.99 USD
- 113 tokens for $7.99 USD
- 289 tokens for $19.99 USD
- 514 tokens for $29.99 USD
- 912 tokens for $49.99 USD
- 1371 tokens for $74.99 USD
- 9000 tokens for $499.00 USD
- 17980 tokens for $990.00 USD
- 47081 tokens for $2,500.00 USD
Unlike some cam sites, BongaCams goes the route of MyFreeCams.com and uses fixed rates for shows instead of letting models determine their rates, so members will have a solid expectation of what they’ll be spending on the site.
Group Chat (30 tokens/minute): Allows two or more users to enter a private chat room with the model
Private Chat (60 tokens/minute): You can chat with the model one on one, but other members can “spy” on the session.
Full Private Chat (90 tokens/minute): This is essentially the same as the private chat, but other members won’t be allowed to spy on the session.
Spy/Voyeur Mode (15 tokens/minute): You can observe an ongoing session, but you won’t be able to interact with either of the session’s participants.
There are a few different tiers of memberships on BongaCams. You can either spend tokens over time and watch your account upgrade automatically or spend a monthly fee to enjoy VIP status.
BongaCams Findings & Conclusion
While BongaCams does have an easily navigable site, I feel like the features are somewhat lacking. This is a live cams site through and through. You won’t find any photos or videos for sale, which is surprising considering that the vast majority of large platforms offer this type of content diversity.
To be quite honest, Chaturbate (review at that link), BongaCams’ closest competitor, has a much, much more intuitive interface.
I like that I don’t have to open up a separate window on Chaturbate.com to see a model’s full bio. (That said perhaps you want a chaturbate alternative and we can see how some people might say this is a cam site like Chaturbate.)
Some of the annoying pops on this adult webcams chat site are super annoying as well.
However, Bongacams seems like a good middle road between ImLive and LiveJasmin when you consider the convenience of fixed-rate pricing on shows, so it’s definitely worth a visit. That said, I really feel like Bongcams does not offer much of value in sex cams; there are just too many better options. However, if you are still curious then check it out.
Otherwise, see the sex cam costs on the home page here.