Pros and Cons
- many cams are high in quality or HD
- variety of group & 1-on-1 shows
- performers can negotiate rates
- some pricey cams
- no notification options
- no community features
Sometimes as much as you can enjoy passively watching a ton of man-on-man porn, you reach a point where you feel like getting in on the action - at least in the virtual sense. That's when you may find yourself visiting a live cam site like Gay Cam Flirt that takes its performers from the male talent on the well-known straight-targeted cam site Flirt 4 Free, which I suppose is given a bit of a nod by the "flirt" at the end.
I guess it makes good marketing sense to create a sort of portal directly targeting gay men rather than relying on them going to Flirt4Free (which is heavily marketed to straight guys) and filtering for the males online. I also like that GayCamFlirt has a bright white background that seems more contemporary and inviting than the other site's black one.
However, even if its appearance seems welcoming, I didn't actually find the interface to be a particularly user-friendly experience. Then again, there are certain details I need to verify for review purposes that might not affect the casual user. In the end, it wasn't so much that I couldn't eventually figure certain things out, it was more that the process wasn't very intuitive. I felt like it took some digging on my part.
For example, you can browse the performers by various categories, like Asian and Brazilian, but some of these only list guys who are offline. And there is no way to set up a notification to let you know when someone comes online - there is also no way to contact the performers outside of chat.
At any rate, the profiles under "Featured Live Guys Now" and "Live Guys Now" on the homepage only have guys who are currently online (there are around 160 performers in total). As I write this review mid-afternoon, there are about 50 guys online, but over 100 were ready to chat late at night/early in the morning when I checked randomly at home after waking up briefly to get a glass of water.
The thumbnails have boxes that let you know if the performers are in group shows - these performances are triggered by multiple users pledging credits toward threshold amounts set by the performers. There are also party shows where no one goes private, but tipping may earn you special attention. There are also multi-user shows where you can join others in a private room with group sex. Of course, there are also private 1-on-1 shows.
There are actually more types of shows, but I've listed the most popular ones and I can tell you that generally the more users who are watching, the less money you pay for access. For example, multi-user shows tend to be 30-50 credits. The private shows with just you and the performer will be the priciest, averaging 60-120 credits per minute. As far as pledges toward group shows, those are left to your own discretion, but if the thresholds set by the performers aren't met, they get cancelled.
You can filter the HD cams and more than 70% of the cams are offering high-def quality. I checked a few and they all looked great. I had a few options for resizing the guy's window and I could also check them out without any issues on my Android and Apple devices. You can usually go cam2cam and some performers let you control their OhMiBod sex toy.
I've already given you some idea as to how many credits you'll have pay to access the shows and as far as purchasing them in bulk, the more expensive the package, the less you will have to pay per credit. Once you do the math, you will see that per-credit you will pay anywhere from $0.90 to $1.10. There are also two expensive VIP memberships that give you unlimited access to recorded content that you can otherwise only sample for free before using credits to watch them VOD style. The more expensive of these includes credits, the cheaper one doesn't.
You've got a chat timer that actually counts down how many minutes of time you have left to interact with the performer. I suppose it's practical, but it also prevents you seeing how much real currency you're spending on these chats. And it could easily be between $5 and $7 a minute, which isn't cheap. Some performers are open to negotiating a special rate, though. In the end, Gay Cam Flirt seems a bit too pricey for my tastes and doesn't have a very diverse group of performers.