It can be argued that BongaCams belongs to the top 5 cam sites online right now where you can watch hot cam girls and boys perform live shows for their audiences on the daily.
With such a high degree of popularity and a relatively stellar reputation behind it, I wanted to know what all the horny hubbub was about.
Find the official BongaCams website here.
We dove into the website to bring you a first-hand account of BongaCams, the ins and outs of it all, from how the cam site works to what the features offer. In the end, I share my very informed opinion as to if it’s worth checking out.
So, strap on your dildos, boys and girls: this is one bangin’ cam review!
BongaCams at First Glance
👍 What I Liked About BongaCams
- Decent amount of models
- LGBTQ+ friendly
- Lots of fun features
- Cheap site currency
- Hooks you up to other social media platforms
- Watch cam models for free
👎 What I Didn’t Like About BongaCams
- Ineffective payment process
- Model rates are expensive
- Too many pop-ups
- Long load times on occasion
👏 BongaCams Features
- Fun games available
- Support cam models in various ways
- Amazing technical features
- Effective search options and tagging system
👉 BongaCams Bottom Line
BongaCams, without a doubt, has the potential to be one of the very best cam sites to watch models perform live shows online. However, one major flaw holds me back from giving this platform a perfect score.
Even with its shortcomings, BC still holds its own against its competitors, and I have to say that it’s worth checking out even if you experience the technical difficulties and annoyances that I did when reviewing it.
BC remains a pretty decent option despite this and that’s saying something!
My BongaCams Review – From Great to Good
BongaCams is one of the more recognizable names in the world of live cam sites. And, like its peers, it boasts of providing users with an online platform where they can watch nude cam models perform live shows.
It touts itself as the most visited live camming site but I highly doubt that (the throne still belongs to Chaturbate until now). Call it false advertising or whatever you want, but I understand: you gotta do what you gotta do to put your name out there, right?
Despite this, I’d be lying if I told you that I didn’t find this live sex cam site to be a decent option, even for broke, filthy pervs like me to visit.
But I’m getting ahead of myself here, let’s start at the beginning.
From the get-go, there was nothing that blew me away with BongaCams’ homepage from a visual standpoint. However, I commend this cam site for providing an initial site interface that’s very much streamlined, making it as user-friendly as possible.
BC’s site layout reminds me of Chaturbate, except this one’s better because it has more things going for it (that are so, so important). It also doesn’t give you the information overload that Chaturbate’s gargantuan amount of suggested cam models provides.
Here, you’re getting a decent number of cam model suggestions from a variety of categories.
Speaking of categories:
Yup, no complaints here.
BongaCams doesn’t cut corners when it comes to providing options.
It does admittedly suffer from the usual problem plaguing most cam sites though: the fact that there are far more cam girls compared to trans cam models or cam boys out there. But this is more an industry trend matter than it is an issue with the site itself.
Compared to other cam sites, BC has more or less the same amount of cam models in each of their categories, which makes it a pretty robust roster that people of most genders can enjoy.
So, it didn’t take me long to hop on the BongaCams bandwagon and create my own account.
It’s quick, easy and FREE.
Initially, you’re just going to need a username and password. After that, you’re good to go.
I was then redirected to the homepage. And, oh boy, BongaCams doesn’t waste time trying to get you to buy some of their sweet tokens. This pop-up immediately appeared after I created my account, and it’s annoyingly the first of many BongaCams ads that I encountered:
At this point, I had a working account that allowed me to enter the various cam rooms that the site had. You should also note that creating an account with BongaCams doesn’t immediately require you to link up a payment method with them, which is nice.
However, if you want a more in-depth experience, you can add your email address:
The option appears as a banner on top of the homepage after you create an account, and going through this process allows you to receive extra perks like email updates and exclusive promos.
I went ahead and did that, too. It was fairly easy; no problems there.
Having an active BongaCams account allows you to accept lots of fun little features, so much so that it even makes this live cam site look like a social media platform, too!
As a member, you get access to:
- Wall section for post updates, photos, and video clips
- Account information aka settings dashboard
- My clips, features live cams you’ve recorded (some models allow that)
- Gift card section
- Membership page when you want to upgrade
- Profile settings
- Invisible mode to help keep things private
- Security center for your privacy settings
- Logout button
Of all these, I’d say my favorite is the “My clips” section.
Some models offer a recording feature that allows you to save their shows for an additional fee (sometimes it’s free with the private or group chat, depending on the model).
But here’s the thing…
I’m a new member, which means I hadn’t watched any shows until this point. Why was the “My clips” section showing I had five notifications?
Well, that’s nice. I got a welcome gift from the site in the form of 5 clips from their models.
This is also a great way for the cam site to help their cam girls, cam boys, and trans models to spread their names and advertise.
I went back to the homepage and, again, was still pretty amazed at how organized and effective the site layout is: this is a classic example of prioritizing function over form.
Notice how there weren’t any search filters visible earlier?
That’s because BongaCams doesn’t shove it down your throat the way other cam sites do. Instead, you access this window by clicking on an icon on the upper left corner of the page, just beside the BongaCams logo.
Also, you’re going to notice how the suggested models’ thumbnails on the site have various icons on them.
It’s fairly easy to understand. Beside each model’s name, there are widgets for various social media sites like IG, Twitter or Snapchat. That means the highlighted model has these accounts, which you can follow. But more on that later…
Additionally, if you’re familiar with cam sites, you’re going to recognize the circular logo on the lower right portion of these model thumbnails. This indicates interactive sex toys that you can control. Most BongaCams models use this type of toy.
After that, it was time for me to see what BC had to offer in terms of searching for the right cam model. As per usual, I checked their filters first.
If I’m being completely honest, I have to say that BongaCams’ search filters looked rather underwhelming at first glance.
It’s a good thing this site served me some humble pie just a few minutes later, because clicking on those dropdown menus will reveal some of the most diverse categories ever.
Plus, I appreciate how these filters adjust depending on whether you’re checking out cam girls, trans models or cam boys.
But perhaps the most intriguing thing about BongaCams’ filters is how they’re nicely transparent with their roster count. It shows you how many live cam rooms are active at any given time which is something other camming platforms don’t tend to do.
All in all, I’d have to say that BongaCams has one of the larger cam model rosters out there, and it’s more than enough to help you find the perfect performer!
The search engine is efficient, too: it can handle multiple keywords that provide you with results featuring models that fit your tastes.
And it’s nice that there’s a model counter beside it that shows how many cam models within that category (girls in my case) are available at any given moment.
It’s also great that BongaCams has a lot of promos going on to help you get more tokens. But once I got on further with the review, I then understood why there are so many promotional campaigns on this site. More on that later.
With that out of the way, it was time for the part that I always look forward to whenever I review these cam sites: the sex cam rooms!
BongaCams Public Chat Rooms – Some of the Most Fun I’ve Seen
It didn’t take me more than a minute to use the filters to search for one that piqued my libido, so I entered one of BongaCams’ chat rooms.
Man, they didn’t advertise this, but I really appreciate that BC allows you to watch shows for free using their public chat rooms.
By that, I mean you’re not just going to find a boring lobby where the cam models wait for a client to take them to a private setting; the public chat rooms on this cam site work using a tip-based and goal-based format.
As is the norm, you’re going to find the live stream on the left side of the chatroom and the chat window on the right. Models usually post their show’s “goal” on top of this chat window along with their tip menu right within the chat window.
What caught my eye were the little icons at the bottom part of the chat window, too. This isn’t just reserved for emojis and font sizes.
BongaCams is the only cam site I’ve visited that has this many interactive options available!
There’s a slot machine game where you pay tokens and get rewarded with sexy, little prizes. You pay for this using BC tokens.
The dice game is another interactive chat function, too, and it works pretty much the same as the slot machine, albeit it’s much cheaper and the rewards are far more modest.
The roulette game is something that’s not exactly unique to BongaCams. You can find this on other cam websites as well, but it’s always nice to have. It’s kinda the middle-of-the-road game here in terms of pricing.
You’ll also notice a couple more buttons above that are inactive.
The one on the far right is for another game, bingo, and the one next to it is an icon that allows you to send tips to your cam model in exchange for toy vibrations.
But perhaps my favorite interactive chat room feature on BongaCams is the autoDJ feature.
It’s a modest way that allows you to set the mood within the room. So, if you wanted your cam model to dance to a Milli Vanilli song, you can actually do it here.
Ain’t that the dream, after all?
The live stream windows on BC are also nice, guys and girls. It doesn’t burden you with too many clickable icons and instead sticks to the essentials:
You have your technical functions, like the volume controls, a video resolution panel, and the fullscreen function. And then, you have buttons for group chats, private chats, and for sending tips your model’s way.
When you scroll down the chat room, you’re going to find a nicely detailed section featuring the model’s profile and other additional features that allow viewers to support the model.
As with most cam sites, the live stream turns into a mini player when you scroll down the room. It’s quite curious to see the little live stream on the left side of the screen, but not so much when you realize it’s set up that way so that you can see more ads on the right.
The profiles are concise, although you have the option of checking out the models’ full profiles by clicking on that icon beside their name.
In the middle, you’ll see a short description of the model. And the section next to it is what I consider to be the most important: a list of services and the “willingness” of the model to perform any given act during their shows!
The section on the farthest right is for gifts, which appear once you send them virtual ones that you purchase using your BC tokens.
And in some cases, there’s an additional section that shows you this:
Yup, that’s a feature that allows you to follow your model on other social media sites. Do note that some of them allow you to do this for free, while some charge a certain amount of BC tokens before they give you access to their social media accounts.
I will say this…it’s nice how BC doesn’t just provide the usual online tits and ass shows for their models and fans. Instead, they provide a legit online environment where they can connect with one another.
Another thing to note about model and fan interaction is this little feature right here:
Fan boosts allow you to help your model out by bumping their chat rooms to the front of the queue, which ultimately helps their business.
It’s only available for premium members, though, which means you’re going to spend a monthly subscription fee first before you’re allowed to use it.
Here’s what happens when you choose to use your FanBoost feature on one of the models:
Having checked every nook and cranny within BongaCams’ public chat rooms, I thought it was time for me to buy some tokens so I can contribute to these performers’ respective livelihoods.
I’m a giver, after all.
BongaCams Tokens – Big Fail For Me
I went back to the homepage first, and look at what literally popped up when I got there!
Not content with just one annoying pop-up ad, BongaCams went hard and doubled down.
And right before I got to the “token purchase” window, holy mother of shit:
You seriously have to calm the fuck down on all these pop-up ads. This one appeared on the lower right of my screen just as I was checking out how to buy some BongaCams tokens.
But they weren’t lying when they said that they have some of the cheapest tokens around:
Apart from the bonuses and promos they’re running, they’re also giving out discounts on their token bundles. They charge in Euros, but not by too much.
Look at those deals: they look nice, right?
I mean, 156 tokens for approximately $11? Not bad at all…
Payment methods on BC are decent, pretty much the usual: credit cards, cryptos, and Skrill. It sucks that live cam sites still haven’t made PayPal one of the more accessible payment methods around, but it is what it is.
As with most other cam sites, you get to choose which payment processor to use. You know, so your boss doesn’t catch you spending your company card on online sex cams. LOL.
I chose to use LPB to make my first purchase.
You’ll then be led to the page where you have to, of course, key in your card info (which I did PROPERLY) and you get to see the details of your transaction. Afterward, I clicked on the Pay Now button..
Excuse me, “Oops”? It didn’t even tell me what was wrong.
I tried keying my details a couple more times, but it didn’t work. So, I went back to the “purchase tokens” section, and look what suddenly showed up:
Ah, Epoch. We meet again.
If you’re not familiar with my reviews, then you don’t know how much I loathe Epoch because there’s never been a time that any of my payments went through on other cam sites using this billing method.
More importantly, how the hell is this option just appearing now? This is some “Here Comes A New Challenger” Tekken bullshit right here.
But like the hard-headed moron that I am, I still tried using Epoch as my second option.
At this point, I was well aware of what was going to happen, so I pretty much stepped into this one. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.
So, I was left with one last option: SegPay. Maybe this time the gods of live porn would smile down upon my horny ass and bless me with some tokens.
Welp, I guess the gods are too busy. Rejected again.
Goddamn, BongaCams. Get your shit together. Three billing methods and about half an hour later, I still didn’t have any tokens I could use.
And then it hit me: what if there was indeed something wrong with my card? What if I’m the problem? So, I went on another cam site and tried purchasing some tokens there:
I easily used my card to buy tokens on LiveJasmin, which means there’s nothing wrong with MY card; BongaCams is just shit when it comes to payment processing.
I would have loved to check out one of their private rooms or perhaps give one of the models some tips to make their vibrators tingle. Alas, BC had dealt me nothing but BS when it came to purchasing their tokens.
But, just because I couldn’t watch any private shows here doesn’t mean I can’t give you an idea of what you might expect from these performances.
BongaCams – Not Really A Cheap Cam Site
From the start, BC had been barraging me with insufferable pop-up ads, and it’s obvious that they REALLY want you to avail these.
Then, I found out about those bundles I mentioned earlier, like 150+ tokens for about $8.99.
It seems cheap, right? Well, until you see this maybe:
Private chats cost anywhere between 60 and 90 tokens a minute.
And this isn’t an isolated case, either. I checked five more cam models and they had the same rates, which leads me to think that maybe BongaCams has set rates across the board for their private chats and group chats.
In any case, you’re looking at spending at least 18 Euros or around $22 for a 5-minute private chat. Yeah, that’s not really an affordable option in my book. But hey, if you’ve got some cash to burn, then you should definitely give it a try!
That is if BongaCams will even take your money because, you know, their payment process is total doodoo.
On the plus side, private chats on BongaCams also unlock nifty additional features like a cam 2 cam option (more cam 2 cam sites here) where you can go face to face with your chosen cam model.
It’s little things like this that sort of justify the rates that you pay for private shows on BongaCams.
BongaCams vs Other Cam Sites – Is It Better?
As far as chat room features and interactivity are concerned, I’d have to say that no other cam site can match BongaCams.
It’s also one of the best platforms when it comes to providing both their models and viewers some support that goes beyond the live cams.
Features like fan boosting and social media linking add a nice intimate touch to the whole experience for both the performers and their fans, which makes BongaCams perhaps the best cam site interaction-wise.
However, the useless payment process, excruciatingly frequent pop-up ads and expensive model rates that offset the affordability of the tokens make BongaCams slip up and stop it from reaching the top spot in my opinion.
My BongaCams Conclusion – What Ifs and What Could Be
In theory, BongaCams can very well match up, if not do better, than some of the finest live sex cam sites available today.
But if I were to base my judgment on my experience with the site alone, I’d have to say that I can only recommend BongaCams as a free cam site you can check out to watch cam models perform live in public rooms.
On the bright side, the public chat rooms on BC feature nude models; they’re not just boring ol’ lobbies. So hey, that’s something!
Visit the BongaCams site here
To keep things short, I’d say that BongaCams has loads of potential but some of these issues definitely need fixing.
My BongaCams rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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