Our next review is about ImLive, a really large webcam site, or maybe it’s more like a really large webcam arena. I am curious what I will find here…
When entering the ImLive homepage you will immediately see a lot of categories. In our opinion the layout looks kinda confusing. ImLive is certainly not all about sex, it’s obvious the site wants to present itself as a mix between some sort of mainstream community combined with a live sex area. Registration is free and gives you a lot of benefits such as: free text chat, view profiles and photos, email performers, post your fantasies, watch promo videos and much more.
Their main categories are: Live Experts, Friends and Romance, Live sex chat and Live night clubs. Because of the size of each category we will review these categories one by one.
This category obviously is a non-adult category and has nothing to do with sex. In this area users can login to a chathost and video chat about certain subjects. On the one hand this category is about genuine fun and entertainment, and on the other hand it is about online assistance. If you have some kind of issue, ImLive offers the possibility to consult an expert online. They have experts in the following categories:
- Mysticism & Spirituality
- Counseling & Coaching
- Health, Diet & Fitness
- Education & Tutoring
- Learn a Foreign Language
- Your Computer
Theoretically I think the “live Experts” category is a really nice feature, however at the time of this review there were very few chathosts online in the “Live Experts” area, so that is disappointing. The idea of for example consulting a live doctor on webcam when you’re feeling sick is a bit futuristic, and at this moment the market is just not ready for it to work properly, but it’s growing as we speak, so maybe in the near future this feature works great.
This zone is about making new friends and finding romance. Here you can video chat with charming singles and who knows what can happen. Just make some new friends, or find your match and even go on a date. The interesting subcategories are:
- Find Girls
- Find Guys
- Find Lesbian Girls
- Find Gay Guys
Sound nice but in reality, if you want your online friendship or date to succeed, you probably will have to find a chathost who actually lives not too far away. At the time of this review there were only 26 girls online in this category, so again, this section also has to expand further to work properly.
At last, the ImLive live sex zone. It’s not a surprise that this is by far their biggest category. At the time of this review there were at least 800 performers online, and you can find performers in every thinkable niche. The main niches are:
- Cam Girls
- Group Sex
- Hot Guys
Because of the great variety we will take a closer look at category 1; Cam Girls. In this category you can find webcamgirls in every niche you can possibly think of. There are simply too much niches to mention here but think of niches like: teen, mature, big tits, small tits, medium tits, Caucasian, black, Asian, Hispanic, Arab, slender, curvy, petite, healthy, blonde, brunette, grey, bdsm, foot fetish, smoking, spanking, domination, high heels, role play, strippers, lesbian and even a celebrity porn stars area! Here you can fur fill your fantasies with real porn stars like Jacklyn Lick, Martina Warren, Catalina Cruz, Charlie Laine, Cherokee, Marie Luv, Anita Dark, Melissa Wolf, Amy Fisher, Sunny Lane, Melissa Jacobs, , Sunny Leone, Vanessa Blue, Kirsten Price, Lexi Love, Ron Jeremy himself and many many more! So if you like celebrity pornstars, here is your chance to have live cam sex with them. The celebrity porn stars determine their own price per minute, and most of them are not cheap, but what did you expect?
At ImLive they also have a great choice in Shemales, 182 online at the time of this review, again a great variety of niches such as petite, slender, curvy, bbw, big penis, small penis, medium penis, small bust, medium bust, big bust, shemale couples, and all shemale fetishes.
In the ImLive Group sex zone, there are a lot of boy/girl couples and girl/girl couples, a few guy/guy couples and some threesomes.
In the ImLive Hot Guys zone you can find gay as well as straight guys.
In the ImLive Live night clubs you can watch steamy and seductive live sex shows from night clubs around the world! See real time strip shows, dance bars, pickup action, and live sex shows from around the world! Again, original and great feature but at this moment still in development. At the time of this review there were no clubs online.
ImLive has like the most other camsites the possibility to watch previously recorded live sex shows what will cost you some credits. The variety in choice is again huge!
ImLive uses a credit system for their pricing. When you purchase ImLive Credit, you can chat with ImLive Hosts for as long as you have credit in your account. Each Host charges a different price per minute (or per session) to Video Chat, starting from 0.98 up to 4.80 ImLive Credits, priced according to the ratings of other members of ImLive who have visited the Host before. The average price is $1,98 a minute. Tip: some girls have “happy hour” where you will get a big discount on a private chat. Worth a try!
When you purchase ImLive credits, you can chat with ImLive Hosts for as long as you have credit in your account. Each Host charges a different price per minute (or per session) to Video Chat, starting from 0.98 up to 4.80 ImLive Credits, priced according to the ratings of other members of ImLive who have visited the Host before.
Conclusion, we like the non-adult zones of ImLive in theory but at this moment, the market is still developing and these features are not fully functional since there are just too little chathosts online. Other than that we think ImLive offers so many options and niches we can imagine users who can easily get lost and confused. It is nice to have enough choice but too much choice is just confusing. However, if you know your way around you can consider their great variety of choice a big plus.
The thing we most liked about ImLive is their pornstar zone. The ImLive pornstar celebrity zone is worthwhile especially when your favorite pornstar is performing there. A unique opportunity to fur fill your fantasies.
Update (03-27-13) : Im live has made some significant changes to the user experience which was one of our biggest let downs at the time of this review. Therefore We have adjusted our rating
Camquality/options: 4 out of 5
Choice performers/niches: 5 out of 5
Pricing: 4 out of 5
overall rating: 4.3