After the run of small sites we've reviewed recently, it's nice to come across a large adult chat site that's as efficiently run and easily to use as PassionCams is. The site is logically laid out, and it's simple to access any of the chat hosts who are currently online. With its 1,200 performers, it's not the largest site ever -- places like Peekshows, CamContacts, and I’mLive have it beat all hollow -- but it's much better populated than the lightweight entries we've been examining lately. (It's you we're talking about, LiveWebDate and LiveSexyDolls). At any particular time, there are usually dozens of performers available to chat with. They even have a hostess to help you out. See?
At the risk of sounding obsessive/compulsive in a way other than we actually are, we have to say that we really like the way PassionCams is organized. We've always been fans of simplicity in website design, and that's something you don't see too often on camgirl sites, especially with their requisite plethora of pictures. On this site, each girl gets a simple box with a picture and clearly labeled links for live show, free chat, biopage, cam gallery, and high-res gallery. It's all in plain English that looks like it was written by someone who knows the language, rather than by an illiterate monkey. The site's easy to navigate, too, and doesn't partake over-much of your computer resources.
One thing you'll immediately notice about PassionCams is that although the selection is large, it's fairly limited from an ethnicity standpoint. We found lots of Asian and Anglo cuties to swoon over, but very few Black or Latina girls. This was a little bit disappointing, because we do like our spice, but not staggeringly so -- the site is what it is, and as any adult cam aficionado knows, the biggest pools of chat girls to draw from are in Central Europe and Asia. Plus, there's a lot of variety and beauty to behold even within those ethnic confines, so we can't complain. If you prefer chocolate and chile, however, be aware going in that you won't find much of either. Otherwise, there's everything you might expect in blondes, brunettes, and the occasional redhead. Age-wise, we were surprised and delighted to see that there were actually a few ladies over the age of thirty available to be drooled over. That seems to be increasingly uncommon, unless you go to a site like CamContacts or iFrends that's so damn big they can't help but have something for everyone.
In general, the girls at PassionCams aren't exactly shy; while a few of the ladies show a prim face to the world, there are many, many raunchy pictures presented in the thumbnail galleries -- which is why we were forced to censor the picture up top, in order to retain our PG rating. Some of the pictures are surprisingly artistic, like something you might find in a quality men's magazine (and no, we're not talking about Swank and Screw.) We're thinking particularly of Pretty_Latina (one example of the rare spiciness they offer), whom we'd show you here if we didn't have to just censor the hell out of the picture. She looks delicious enough to make us want to take her home with us.
Speaking of home (and about time, too), you may be asking yourself, "Are any of these ladies home-based chat girls, which is what I came here looking for in the first place?" You'll be happy to learn that many of them are. That's pretty obvious from the backgrounds in their photos, not to mention the variability in lighting and picture quality on their shows. You get a nice broadband chat client to view them through in every case, of course, but some of the girls are better at the mechanics of broadcasting than others. Well, that's okay, isn't it, as long as they're good at being sexay? And they are at that. We have to admit, we didn't see any real nudity during the time we spent in chat here, but if the pictures are anything to go by, some of 'em apparently get nicely naughty in their live shows.
Let's see…homegirls galore and good nakedness…what else? Oh, there's the pricing. It's better that you get at most sites. Our survey revealed prices in the $1.99-2.99 per minute range, which isn't bad for a nice tęte-ŕ-tęte with the homegirl of your dreams. Like the best sites, PassionCams doesn't charge a membership fee; all you have to do is give them some basic information, including your user name and date of birth (so they can make sure you're legal), and they'll send a password to your email address. Once you've got that, you can look at pictures in the individual performers' galleries and even enjoy their admittedly brief free chat.
To join a live show, you'll need credits, which apparently work on the old one-credit-per-dollar plan. They take Visa and MasterCard, and offer increments of $29.95, $49.95, $79.95, $99.95, $129.95, and $149.95. No matter which you choose, you get a $10 bonus credit just for signing up. If you'd rather ease into the site, you can get a $10 free credit just for letting them validate your credit card. We're usually not much for letting sites do that, but this seems to be aboveboard.
So, to wrap it up: we have no problem giving PassionCams high marks. It's a pleasant, straightforward site whose only business is adult chat, not selling videos and other raunchier sites, and it doesn't try to trick you into buying anything like, say, CamChatter does. (We're still not over being annoyed by that particular site, all these months later). The homegirls are plentiful and sensual, and they don't cost the Earth. Our recommendation is that you give PassionCams a good looking over, and add it to your rotation of sites that you visit regularly.
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