Itslive has been around for a decade already and keeps on being very successful. Because of their constant updates in terms of content, features and layout, they have managed to keep afloat on the endless amount of similar websites that have appeared over the years.
The concept of Itslive.com is identical to most live show sites, where one has the possibility of chatting in real time with a model of choice. Free viewing is allowed, but the real excitement happens when site credits are bought and spent for private live shows. The additional features all add up to this, making a perfect cocktail of fun – which has been (and still is being used) by a huge amount of live show websites.
The website’s layout and navigability
If you have ever visited other adult live show sites, then the layout of itslive.com will be very familiar, as it is being used by many sites (and some of them being extremely popular and well-known). For first timers, know that the site is very easy to navigate and everything fits into place nicely, all there is to learn are the basics.
At the very top of the page, opposite to the little logo, you will find a quick log-in box and signup button. Immediately below it you will find the navigation bar with links to the most important and most used pages of the site which are:
- Home – This is a handy link which always redirects you to the home page, allowing you to start over any time you wish.
- Search – Leads to the advanced search page, which allows you to search for performers with particular features. You may filter the results by choosing from the available choices of gender, orientation, age, hair and eye color, body build, ethnicity, height, breast size, special attributes, and even languages spoken.
- New models – Redirects you to a page listing the newer models on the site. Particularly useful as the newbies usually charge less than the veterans, are more willing to perform for free as to build up a clientele.
- Support – Leads to a page where you can find solutions to any queries or problems regarding the site: from the FAQ’s to the contact info for the support team.
- Member login – This is the dedicated login page for members. Once you become a member, you will be able to see your account information and profile on this page.
- Show Calendar – Useful feature that allows you to check out the special shows schedule: as there are various porn stars performing on this site, you may look as to when they are performing and at what time. This allows you to never miss a show from your favourite.
Coming onto the main body of the page, you will see a list of categories on the left side and a thumbnail gallery on the right side. The categories (placed under a small banner advertising the next porn star show) will allow you to quickly filter your preferred webcams. There are various categories for both female and male performers, which include a vast array of speciality and fetish cams aimed to please all tastes and kinks. Transgender and friends-only cams are also available.
The thumbnail gallery rightfully occupies most of the page as it is what everyone wants to see. This will act as your catalogue in choosing the performer you will want to watch.
At the very bottom of the page, you will have access to even more pages: the most important being the language selection option (most European languages are available). There are also links for aspiring models and webmasters; as well as all the legal information pages.
The chat experience, models, chat categories and additional features
Out of the registered 65,000 performers, you can be sure to find an average of over 900 of them to online and active at any time of the day, regardless of the time zones. You may decide to browse through them using the main home page and scroll from page to page, use the lateral category filters, or even use the advanced search function. Regardless of which method you choose, finding the perfect chat-mate is not hard, considering the amount of models which is very high compared to other similar sites.
Once you have chosen one of them, all you have to do is to click on the model’s thumbnail to be taken to her personal page. This page contains all there is about the particular model. If online, the chat interface will load up and you will be able to see her streaming directly from her webcam.
Apart from being able to watch the show, you will also be able to chat to your performer, even as a guest (do not expect a reply if you are not a member though – they will tend to reply to members first; although if a model is alone in the room she might have a chat with a guest). As I’ve noticed, there are no time limits even as visitors, meaning you will not get kicked out after a certain amount of time lurking in a chat room.
I spent some time chatting with this performer, Kleo who was very friendly although I was just visiting the site as a guest at the time. From what she showed me, I was not let down and tempted to try out the additional features available on the site; which were readily available from her profile page.
Underneath her chat interface, there were various tabs displaying various information about her: The “About me” tab shows her details and features; There are the “My photos” and “My videos” tabs which act as galleries for both pictures and pre-recorded past sessions (Most photos are free to view, while to view videos you must be a member); The “Comments” tab shows the comments she has received from other members; finally the “Schedule” tab is a little personal weekly schedule.
When choosing a model you will notice there are various chat categories, namely “Online” which is the basic chat; “Party Chat” which is similar to the basic chat with the difference that everyone can see each other’s messages; and “Gold Show” where a model teases for a limited time before starting a private group show, where only those who paid during the time limit can participate.
Prices and packages
Becoming a member is totally free – all you have to provide is a valid email address and a username. This will allow you to chat endlessly with all models in all categories. By providing credit card details you become a free premium member. By becoming a premium member you will be able to take performers into a private one on one chat and other benefits such as being able to comment, rate and email performers.
Gold is the currency used on site, and it may be bought using any credit card. The minimum amount that can be bought is $25. The per minute prices are decided by the models themselves, and vary greatly – The $1/minute that new members ask can rise to $7 or more for veterans and porn stars.
The pre-recorded videos have a price too: $3 for unlimited access to the model’s video archive and $15 for a whole month.
ItsLive.com is an excellent site for free members and great for members. This because almost everything is free and unlimited: if you are lucky as a guest you may find sex shows for free. Members have the benefits of being to view the shows on private – where each model does exactly what you want them to. Prices vary greatly, and there are models for everyone’s budget.
Site loads very fast, and considering there are hundreds of performers streaming in HD and thousands of people watching, it’s amazing.
Site is perfect if not for one flaw: originality. It seems the layout has been copied exactly from other sites. But as long as it works well, I guess it can be overlooked.
The reviewer deducted one point because the site is a whitelabel clone of Streamate.