I was watching Cam4 this morning, and I started wondering about the name. It’s simple enough to remember, which is good branding, but how did they decide on the four? Maybe it's as simple as the first three being already taken, or maybe it’s the founder’s lucky number. It might not have any meaning at all, having been pulled randomly out of some marketing guy’s ass at a business meeting. Oh, and speaking of pulling things out of a guy’s ass, let me tell you about the live webcam show I saw earlier!
Cam4.com is one of the most popular webcam sites out there, pulling a good 60 million visits every month. They’re not an exclusively gay website, having all kinds of performers on their roster, but they’ve got plenty of live male camwhores to gawk at. I’ve written about their straight and tranny offerings a bunch of times over at ThePornDude, and today seemed like a good day to look at their gay webcams. Click the link to play along at home. Bring lube.
Just Look at All These Naked Dudes
Cam4 really doesn’t look too different from the competition, but I’ve always liked the cleanliness of the presentation. There’s a real simplicity to it, streamlined as hell without all the menus and text you find on other webcam sites. There’s a delicate balance to be made here; some sites opt for more info up front, but Cam4 chooses to look prettier instead. So what if you have to click your mouse or tap the screen to get to the menus?
Joints like Chaturbate give you a little blurb and maybe some keywords, but these guys let the camwhores do the selling with their bodies. It’s arguably a purer method of advertising because with the live previews, what you see is what you’re going to get. You don’t need to read tags that say Monster Cock, Muscular or Masturbate when the live thumbnail is a beefcake stroking his huge dong. If you really want some hashtags, a few show up on hover over.
Oh, and that masturbating muscleman ain’t a hypothetical example. I’ve got Cam4 open in another window as I type this up, and I actually see a few buff dudes whacking off—not to mention some twinks, some bears, some old dudes, some black dudes, a couple Latinos and a few gay couples touching each other intimately in the moving previews. As one of the biggest cam sites, they’ve attracted a diverse range of male webcam performers.
Man, who doesn’t love a good selection? I’m typing this up on a Wednesday afternoon, and there are no fewer than 500 male cam models on Cam4.com right this moment. You’ll have your pick from hundreds of dudes, so I hope you ain’t the kind of indecisive deviate who gets hung up trying to choose something to watch on Netflix or Pornhub. Fuck, you might be here all night.
The Art and Science of Advanced Webcam Search
On smaller sites without much action, it’s easy enough to just look through the pictures to choose the camboy you’re going to shake your dick. You can definitely do that here, and I recommend sorting the pile by Trending or Most Viewers if you’re in a hurry to find the good stuff. With a selection this big, though, you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than your ideal masturbatory fantasy hunk.
Cam4.com has been around for a long time, and you can tell when you use it. One of the ways it shows is in the search filters. They know what users are looking for, and they know you’ll spend more money when you find it. That’s why they’ve developed some of the best search filters I’ve seen on any cam platform. I beat off for a living, so that’s really saying something.
Some of the filters are pretty standard, like the ones that let you choose country, hair color, ethnicity and language. Their filters for body type and penis size elevate them to the next level, but what really sets them apart are filters for things like penis type (Cut or Uncut), type of male (Twink, Cub, Wolf), and Male Role (Bottom, Top or Versatile). You can even choose your preferred amount of body hair and sexual orientation.
Just for shits and giggles, I searched for an English-speaking bisexual Hispanic athletic twink with a big, circumsized cock and a little body hair. That narrowed my results down to just one live cam, and goddamn, it was a doozy. I clicked through to see three young men with their dicks out, live on webcam.
One of the things I like about the Cam4.com search engine is how it whittles down the selection as you keep checking off boxes. Most sites force you to choose all your options at once, or worse, only let you choose one search criteria. This one’s a lot more fun to play with, and it’s a hell of a lot more useful.
Watch Some Free Butt Sex While You’re at It
Cam4’s got some killer search features, but if you want to know the truth, I’d probably recommend the site even if the search filters were trash. Even if the interface was straight-up garbage, which it isn’t, Cam4 has a massive advantage over the smaller sites in terms of numbers. Not only do you have your pick from hundreds of dudes, but you have your pick from a ton of legitimately free webcam sex shows, too.
Every cam site promises freebies, but you can’t count on the small sites for much unless you like seeing bored men wearing clothes and staring blankly at their screens. By contrast, there are naked dudes all over the front page of Cam4’s Male section, and half of them are jacking off.
The freebies ain’t limited to fap shows, either. As I type this up, there’s a guy getting fucked up the ass by his boyfriend in a free public show on the front page. There are currently 117 viewers watching, including yours truly. I haven’t even signed in to my account, which means literally anybody with an internet connection can watch this for free. Tipping is encouraged, of course, but I know how cheap some of you fucking bastards can be.
I poked around a little more, and you know what? I think the Male side of Cam4 may be a bit kinkier than the Female side. In the last few minutes, I’ve seen cock rings galore, nipple clamps and foot fetishism, as well as some hardcore butthole torture that made me say, “Holy fucking shit!”
While the homies nailed each other up the respective poopers, I scrolled down to see what else they’d been getting up to. Cam4.com lets users post photo galleries, which means you also get a ton of free nudie pics. This duo had posted a bunch of bathroom selfies and a handful of shots posing on a bed. Again, I didn’t have to sign up or log in to see any of these.
Cam4.com doesn’t hook new users up with free tokens like a lot of cam sites do, but they do run a Happy Hour promotion every weekday. Just like the watering hole down the block, they offer a discount for a few hours right after work. Between 5 and 8 pm, users get a little bonus, though gold members get a fatter bump than basic and guest users. That’s cool, but I do think the two-dollar transaction fee on purchases is fucking bullshit.
Honestly, I don’t think a lot of people are coming to the site just for Happy Hour. I’d definitely recommend buying your credits during those hours, but that ain’t why I’d recommend the site. Cam4.com is a winner for two reasons. The first is their wide-ranging selection of male camwhores, with hundreds online at any given moment. The other major selling point is that killer search engine, which makes it a little easier to find the gay cam model of your wettest dreams. If there’s any downside at all, it’s just the usual disclaimer I give about any cam site: be careful not to fall in love, or it could get awfully expensive.