The great thing about cams is that they lend an element of interactivity to porn that you just don’t get with a pre-recorded video.
Like the look of that Assmaster dildo sitting on the back shelf behind the performer? You can absolutely ask her to get that bad boy down and go to work stretching her ass out.
Wanna watch the model get turned on by something you did instead of her co-star? Activate her Lovense vibrator, and you can do just that.
This level of interactivity generally comes with a price tag, of course. There are plenty of cam sites where you can watch a model’s basic cam feed for free, but if you wanna direct the action, you generally have to pay out.
There are many, many cam sites that offer this kind of functionality; the trick is finding the one that suits you and your tastes. Royal Cams is one such site and the focus of today’s article.
What is Royal Cams, and what services do they offer? What’s their pricing like? And is it fit for a live sex-loving king like you? Let’s find out!
What is Royal Cams?
Royal Cams is a cam site operated by a company based out of Cyprus. It’s a sister site to the more well-established Bonga Cams, and there are a number of other affiliated cam sites that fall under the same general umbrella.
The sites that fall under that umbrella share the same performers and cam feeds, so if you go from one to another, you’ll likely see a lot of familiar faces.
Note, however, that while cam feeds are shared, user accounts are not; you can’t go over to Bonga Cams and pay for their services with tokens you purchased at Royal Cams.
How Much Does It Cost?
The good news is that Royal Cams is one of the few cam sites that offer a good chunk of free content.
There are plenty of feeds where the performers get naked and masturbate without a penny being exchanged.
If you wanted to keep it free, then it’s pretty easily done. Whether or not this is your thing is up to you (I personally think that you might as well go watch porn if you just want to, uh, watch).
If you’re willing to lay out a little cash in order to direct proceedings, you can buy Royal Cams’ proprietary currency: the imaginatively named ‘tokens’. Tokens cost between 12 and 17 cents; the more you buy, the cheaper they get.
What can you use tokens for? For the sorts of things you’d typically use the cam-site currency for. You can tip the performers, pay for private chats, give gifts, and chat with the girls (which is not possible with a free account).
Private chats, where you can direct the action one on one, are a little on the expensive side. It costs about $4.40 per minute, making a 5-minute show around 22 bucks.
You can also opt to take things to a full private chat (meaning nobody else can sneak a peek) but this will cost you almost $6.60 per minute, with a 5-minute show coming in at almost $33.
The reason for this extra cost is to compensate the model for the potential lost revenue on sneak peeks.
Since you won’t even know about these sneak peeks happening, however, you have to question if it’s worth paying an extra 30% or so for it.
Speaking of sneak peeks, they’re called “spy/voyeur chats” and function identically to similar features on other cam-sites: you can take a look at a model’s ongoing private show, but you can’t interact.
At around a dollar per minute, they’re far cheaper than paying for your own private chat, with the drawback that you can’t control the action in any way.
The final paid option is the group chat. You and a bunch of other viewers join the model in a semi-private chat, where you all get a say in what’s happening.
This is the middle ground between spy chat and private chat and is priced as such. You’ll be looking at around $2.20 per minute, with a 5-minute show costing close to 11 bucks.
Whatever option you go for is, ultimately, down to you and your preferences. I wouldn’t bother with the full private show unless having a model’s undivided attention is your thing; that extra 30% cost will hit your wallet hard.
In addition to token purchases, you can also buy a VIP membership. These memberships come with varying level of perks: invisible mode, VIP chats, custom avatars, and your VIP status displayed alongside your user name.
The biggest perk of this, however, is the free $15 token credit you receive monthly. VIP membership starts at $20, but when you factor in the free tokens, it’s more like $5.
What Kind Of Sex Experiences/Models Can You Find?
As with many cam sites, the overwhelming majority of performers are women. At any given time, there are around 1500 female performers; the remaining 300 or so are couples, guys and trans (FTM, typically) models.
In fairness, this actually isn’t bad compared to some other sites like CamSoda, where male and trans models don’t even hit single digits.
As far as non-specialist cam-sites go, this is one of the best of the bunch if you’re looking for something other than cis girls.
Royal Cams has a pretty serviceable search function, with plenty of filters to get you the kind of performers that scratch your itch.
You can search by region, ethnicity, age, body type, and stuff that they’re prepared to do. If you’re after a skinny ebony princess who’s into fingering her asshole, and she’s on Royal Cams, then the search function will find her for you.
Just bear in mind that the more specific you are, the less likely you are to get a hit.
In total, there are 11,000 models registered to Royal Cams (and sister sites), so odds are you’ll find what you’re looking for no matter the time of day or week.
Design Of The Site
Royal Cams’ layout is crisp, clean and utilitarian, whether on desktop or mobile. Categories and hashtags are across the top to help you find what you want more quickly, as well as the search bar.
The majority of the screen is taken up by cam-feed thumbnails, which provide you with a video preview if you hover over them.
Curiously (and refreshingly), there’s very little in the way of third-party ads. There are some internal ads down the right-hand side, but they’re pretty unobtrusive, and it’s pretty nice to see a porn site that isn’t shoving ads down your throat constantly.
The cam-feeds themselves are generally of pretty good quality. There’s a good sprinkling of 1080p and 720p feeds, though there are, sadly, still a few models using non-HD setups.
What I Like About The Site
Royal Cams is great for those who wanna see a lot of flesh for free. Plenty of performers will get down and dirty without their viewers having to spend a penny.
That said, those performers are there to get paid, and if someone scoops them up for a private chat, you might well be in for a bad time. It pays to, uh, pay.
Get a few credits and tip them, or take them into a private chat. Hell, buy the $20 VIP package and get $15 worth of credit monthly. You can’t really argue for a VIP membership that’s functionally $5.
What I Don’t Like About The Site
The private shows are really pretty expensive in comparison to some other sites. Generally speaking, $3 per minute is a reasonable price for private shows.
You’re looking at over $4 per minute on Royal Cams and an insane $6.60 or so for the “full private chat” option.
These aren’t the kind of prices that keep people sticking around once they discover other sites like LiveJasmin or CamSoda.
Conclusion: Is It Fit For A King?
Royal Cams is very much worth checking out, if for no other reason than you can get a very good handle on the site and what it offers without paying a penny.
It’s also pretty affordable if you avoid the two biggest costs – private and full private chats. Even with those aside, there are plenty of options to consider – and plenty of models.
On top of that, you really can’t fault the design of Royal Cams. Their lack of ads and clean, intuitive layout makes finding what you want very straightforward, and did I mention the lack of ads?
It’s amazing what a difference not being bombarded with ads for an Assmaster 3000 makes to your viewing experience.
All in all, Royal Cams is a decent budget option that will have you coming back for more. And if you’ve got a lot of disposable income, you might find yourself drawn to the private chats anyway.
|Great selection of performers||Expensive private chat fees|
|Fantastic site design||Still a fair number of non-HD feeds|
|Generous VIP plan|