Scanning the windows into the various rooms on the Chaturbate homepage, you can see bodies of every shape and size, like the contents of a Bakerloo Line carriage has been asked to disembark and strip off.Thousands of performers described as "chubby", "big boobs" or "hairy" sit alongside more conventionally attractive young men and women.Watching the wall of images flicker and body parts contort between positions is strangely mesmerising.
Event backups can then be easily viewed from i Cam or the web if the i Cam Source ever goes offline or the computer is stolen.
After a while she climbs on top of him, and with a mop of dark hair covering all but the cusp of a smile on her face, leans forward and speaks so directly, she could only be speaking to you. At any one time, 5000 people are watching something similar on Chaturbate, a website where people broadcast themselves having sex for money (the portmanteau, in case it was lost on anyone, comes from "the act of masturbating whilst chatting online").
The site works like this: viewers choose a 'room' they wish to enter where they can watch anonymously for free, or pay to see something more explicit.
Virtual tokens, which have been bought in advance, are used to 'tip' broadcasters so that they perform certain acts, either for the benefit of everyone or (for more tokens) during a private show.
Games are played to sustain interest, such as offering surprises for random tip amounts -"20 tokens! " - or more elaborate set-ups involving naked Twister and spinning Wheels of Fortune.