CAM4

Live streaming website
CAM4.com
Type of site
Webcam, live streaming
Available inmultilingual
URLwww.cam4.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJune 2007; 16 years ago (2007-06)
Current statusactive

CAM4.com (commonly abbreviated CAM4), is a live streaming website featuring live performances by primarily amateur performers. Streams on CAM4 often feature nudity and sexual activity. In 2020, Wired reported[1] that CAM4's production server did not have a password set in their ElasticSearch instance, a common security mistake, which may have exposed user information.

Concept

CAM4 is used mostly by amateur performers who stream video and audio.[citation needed] Customers can purchase virtual tokens, which can be used to tip performers or pay for private shows.[citation needed] Customers can use live text chat in each performer's "room" or to communicate directly to each other.[citation needed] CAM4 has paid out more than $100m in performer commissions since its inception in 2007.[2]

Strategic partnerships

In May 2016, CAM4 partnered with VRtube.xxx to launch CAM4VR, a 360° 3D virtual reality live cam experience available on the CAM4 platform.[3] VRTube.xxx co-founder, Ela Darling spearheaded the initiative.[4] The site is working with Ela Darling to distribute virtual reality cameras to models.[5][6][7]

In February 2017, CAM4 announced a partnership with teledildonics manufacturer Kiiroo, launching a "live touch" feature that syncs the vibration of the Kiiroo sex toy to tokens tipped during a live webcam show.[8]

Sponsorships

CAM4 is a diamond member of the Free Speech Coalition[9] and has been a title sponsor of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) since 2011.[10]

In September 2017, CAM4 teamed up with American model and activist Amber Rose in support of The Amber Rose SlutWalk, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to end slut-shaming and to spark a conversation on women's empowerment and LGBTQ rights.[11][12]

CAM4 is a principal sponsor of the New York AIDS Walk.[13][14]

In September 2021, CAM4 announced its renewed sponsorship of Pineapple Support, a non-profit organization that offers low cost mental health services for adult industry professionals.[15]

Campaigns

In 2016, CAM4 commissioned a global research study from French Research firm iFop, designed to better understand female orgasm habits and the differences between nationalities.[16][17][18][19][20]

To mark New York Fashion week, CAM4 formed a collaboration with jewelry designer Chris Habana to open a pop-up store on the Lower East Side of New York City. At the night's opening, models and sex workers, including François Sagat and Amanda Lepore, modeled a new jewelry collection.[citation needed] 

Industry recognition

The XBIZ Award for Live Cam Site of the Year was awarded to CAM4 in 2015.[21] In 2016, CAM4.com won an Adult Webcam Award for Best European Adult Webcam Website.[22] Additionally, a CAM4 co-founder was inducted into the Adult Webcam Awards Hall of Fame.[23]

Awards and nominations

XBIZ Awards
Year Result Award
2015 Won Adult Site of the Year - Live Cam[21]
2019 Nominated Cam Company of the Year [24]
Nominated Cam Site of the Year [24]
Nominated Cam Site of the Year — Gay [24]

See also

References

  1. ^ Barrett, Brian. "An Adult Cam Site Exposed 10.88 Billion Records". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2023-07-10.
  2. ^ "CAM4 gives performers opportunity to earn money while they sleep". AW News. Archived from the original on 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  3. ^ AVN, Dan Miller. "CAM4 Launches Virtual Reality Venture With VRTube.xxx AVN". AVN. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  4. ^ "VR's 'Porn Queen' Launches First Live Cam Shows on Cam4". UploadVR. 2016-05-25. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  5. ^ Techradar - Porn and Virtual Reality, A Changing Industry, "Techradar. James Peckham and Michelle Fitzsimmons"
  6. ^ Jennings, Sophia (2017-11-09). "Meet Ela Darling: Porn Star, Activist, Tech Pioneer". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  7. ^ Alptraum, Lux (2016-05-11). "Live Sex Shows Will Turn VR Porn into Hard Reality". Vice. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  8. ^ "CAM4, Kiiroo Partner for Live Touch". XBIZ. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  9. ^ "CAM4 Joins FSC as Diamond Member". Free Speech Coalition. 2017-07-06. Archived from the original on 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  10. ^ "ASACP Honors Featured Sponsors for November". XBIZ. November 2017. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  11. ^ AVN, Sharan Street. "CAM4 Announces Sponsorship of Amber Rose SlutWalk AVN". AVN.
  12. ^ "Amber Rose Embraces Adult Webcam Platform, CAM4, as an Official Sponsor of the 2017 Amber Rose SlutWalk". www.businesswire.com. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  13. ^ "Support AIDS Walk New York!". ny.aidswalk.net. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  14. ^ "CAM4 Sponsoring New York AIDS Walk". XBIZ. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  15. ^ Taylor, Dennis (2021-09-14). "CAM4 Partners with Pineapple Support as Key Sponsor for New Initiatives Supporting Sex Workers". YNOT.
  16. ^ West, Anthony (February 11, 2016). "Come Again?! Orgasm survey results are in".
  17. ^ "Come again? Where British Women Rank For Climaxes". Loaded. 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  18. ^ Moran, Tracy (14 February 2016). "French Women Are Having (Slightly) Worse Sex Than You". OZY. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  19. ^ "These Are The Women Who Get Off Every Day". Bustle. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  20. ^ Rude, Hella (2016-02-23). "How Do British Women Orgasm? - Cam4 International Female Orgasm Survey". Cara Sutra. Archived from the original on 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  21. ^ a b XBIZ Award Winners, "2015 Adult Site of the Year - Live Cam = CAM4.com"
  22. ^ Adult Webcam Awards Winners, "Best European Adult Webcam Site = CAM4.com"
  23. ^ Adult Webcam Awards Winners, "Adult Webcam Awards HALL OF FAME - BUSINESS = Richard CAM4"
  24. ^ a b c Alejandro Freixes (15 November 2018). "XBIZ Announces Finalist Nominees for 2019 XBIZ Awards". XBIZ.