A “freemium” cam girl site is one where there are a lot of things to see for free. For example, you may be able to see cam girls nude, doing striptease shows, and hard-core masturbation or live sex shows all without you paying anything.

These freemium cam girl sites do also have some paid areas, such as private shows, plus they encourage viewers to give tips to cam girls. That way both the cam girl site and the cam girls themselves can earn some money.

Freemium cam sites have not always existed, in the oldest cam girl sites the original idea was that you only got to see any nudity, or to have an interactive sex show if you paid for it per minute.

The first freemium cam site was MyFreeCams, which mixed free hard-core live sex shows with pay-for-requests by tipping, and made paid-private shows an option instead of being the only way to see the girls masturbating. The site continues to operate this way though they have added new features the basic idea remains the same.

Together with Chaturbate, and Stripchat it is now one of the big three freemium cam girl sites.

Freemium is in contrast to premium cam girl sites where you don’t see anything except tease for free. Good examples of this type include Flirt4free and Livejasmin which allow some teasing, and CamContacts or Skype camgirl sites which offer nothing at all for free.