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ALT.com Review – BDSM, Fetish and Kink Dating Site

BDSM, Bondage, Fetishism, and Pure Kinkiness. If this is your thing then keep reading

Are you looking for a dating experience that’s a little more on the wild side? If so then Alt.com may be the place for you. Alt.com is a popular dating platform that has a heavy focus on BDSM and fetishism, and has been designed for those who enjoy a kinky dating experience.

The venturesome adult dating site reportedly has around 13 thousand active members each week who engage in a variety of activities from chatting to watching member live cams, watching professional model live cams, and engaging with community elements such as member blog posts and magazines.

Signing Up For Alt.com

Creating an account on Alt.com is straightforward and only takes a couple of minutes. All that is required is:

  • Choosing whether you are a man, woman, couple or group
  • Name, age and gender
  • Email address and account password
  • Cupid preferences (sexual preference, body type, ethnicity, marital status)
  • Role (dominant, submissive or switch)
  • Introduction title (mandatory)
  • Description bio (optional)

Once you’re signed up the next step is to complete your profile.

Completing Your Alt.com Profile

Your Alt.com profile already contains all the information that you signed up with, so all there is left to do is to complete your bio if you haven’t done so already, upload photos, upload videos and answer personal questions in the FAQ section (these questions and answers are seen by other members).

Searching and Connecting With Other Members

Some of the best ways to strike up a conversion on Alt.com are to search the members’ directory using your cupid preferences, browse who’s online, search by kink or fetish, search for nearby members, search for those who are currently on instant messenger (see features section below) or use the hot or not feature.

The Hot or Not feature is a Tinder-style matching system where you see a photo of other Alt.com members and are given the option to like or dislike (Hot or Not) based on appearance. Those who mutually like each other are connected and placed into the new matches section.

Alt.com’s Unique Features

Alt.com has a category called ‘live-action’ which contains several functions that enable you to interact with other members’ live. These include instant messaging, a variety of live cams, and fetish related chat rooms.

Instant Messenger

The instant messaging functions on Alt.com are similar to any other instant messaging platforms such as Aim, MSN, or skype. You can search for online members using your cupid preferences and then send instant text messages back and forth, share photos, share webcam privately, send virtual gifts (Bling Gifts – See Below) and give tips (See Credits Section Below). This is a desirable feature for those who want to strike up a conversation instantly.

Live member webcams

Alt.com offers a very unique feature that lets members stream from their own webcams. The feature is described as letting members get “hot and steamy”. Viewers can show their appreciation by sending virtual gifts (bling) or credits. When broadcasters receive tips they can convert those credits into physical gifts or membership.

An interesting element to these streams is how Alt.com has gamified webcam streams by using leaderboards. Leaderboards allow webcam streamers to compete with one and another through receiving tips and virtual gifts. The more tips or virtual gifts a webcam streamer gets the higher they appear within the leaderboards.

Live Model Cams

Live models are live cams that allow members to watch and chat with ‘professional models’. These cam shows are not really connected to the dating element of Alt.com, but are designed to provide an element of kink and fetish related entertainment to members. Performers earn money by providing entertainment and then receiving tips that members give them in the form of credits.

Live cam models offer two main services, private shows, and group tipping shows. Group tipping shows allow members to jointly pay for the performance by tipping whatever amount they choose. On top of this, members can pay credits to get a sneak peek of someone else’s private show.

An additional element to live shows is the interactive toys known as buzz mode. Live models use vibrating toys that vibrate when a viewer pays to activate it. There are two buzz mode options that viewers can pay for, buzz, or super buzz. Buzz vibrates the toy once and costs 5 tokens, whilst super buzz vibrates the toy multiple times and costs 15 tokens.

When choosing to watch live cams you can search by preference by choosing to search for a model based on their demographics, whether or not they are a new streamer, search for couples, groups or solos and search for fetish-related streams, such as streams using bondage or wearing high heels, etc.

Adult Chat Rooms,

Adult chat rooms are a place where members can gather and bond over a particular kink or fetish. The functionality of these chat rooms is pretty standard and what you would normally expect out of a typical chat room, not too boring and not too exciting. The exciting element really comes from the conversations.

Finding the right chat room for your fetish is easy, all you have to do is choose your fetish. There are many fetish chat rooms to choose from but to name a few, you have, Extreme Taboo, Humiliation Chat, Dungeon Chat, Leather Room, Couples Cage, Goth Room, and many more.

Community

Beyond match matching, live cams, and instant messaging there is a community element to Alt.com. Community features include user blogs, fetish groups, members magazine, and bling.

User Blogs

Alt.com member blogs are really a social and content focused feature. Members are able to regularly update their personal fetish related blogs, or read blog posts from other members. Blogs a place where you can really let others know what’s on your mind, they allow you to be thought leaders within the fetish, BDSM, and kink community.

It’s not too difficult to create your own website with similar blogging features and functionality, but what is difficult is finding like-minded people to read your posts and engage with your content in an authentic and not judgemental way. Alt.com brings like-minded people together, this means that you don’t need to worry about finding people to read your content or find people who are genuinely interested in what you have to say, they’re all around you.

Groups

Alt.com members are able to form or join groups around their preferred fetish or kink. There are more than 33 thousand groups currently, and you can find these groups with ease by searching for topic, location, or keywords. Groups bring larger amounts of members together to discuss topics, interests, participate in discussion boards, polls, and more.

Magazine

Alt.com has its own community-driven magazine where members provide information, advice, and erotic or BDSM material. These magazines are available to everyone, they provide a voice to the community as a whole and even have interactive elements such as comments and polls.

Bling

Bling are icons that can be used to portray your personality in your blog posts, group conversations, or personal profiles. You can create your own bling, get bling as a gift, or take bling from other user profiles. Choosing to create your own bling allows you to link that bling to your profile, so when other members take your bling and/or use it, other members who see it and click on it will be directed to your profile.

What can you do with bling and how can it benefit you?

  • Bling provides you with another way to converse with other members and demonstrate your personal style and sense of humor.
  • Bling can be added to your profile signature.
  • Bling can be added to your blog post or comments.
  • You can add tags to your bling to help others find it.
  • You have the option to make your bling private, for friends, or for everyone.
  • Send Bling to friends as a gift, and even receive bling as a gift.
  • You can collect bling as if they were trophies

Is Alt.com Free To Use?

Getting on to the platform, setting up a profile, viewing blogs, groups, magazines, and viewing some live cams is free, but everything else is behind a paywall. To search for members or browse their profiles you will need an active membership

How Much Does Alt Cost?

Alt.com have a variety of payment elements, some give you full access to the platform, whilst others give you credits to spend on fun elements like tipping models. Check out the complete payment structure below.

Gold Membership

Gold membership allows you to:

  • View and contact members.
  • You show up at the very top of member searches.
  • You can be the first to contact new members.
  • Full access to members recorded video intros.
  • Full access to blogs, groups, and magazine features.
  • Access to extra large images
  • access to members personal ICQ, AIM, YIM, and MSN IDs
  • 24/7 phone support

Gold Membership Pricing:

12 Months: $8.33/Month + 6-Months Free (18  Months Total)

3 Months: $14.99/Month + 1-Months Free (4  Months Total)

1 Months: $29.95/Month

Silver Membership

Silver membership allows you to:

  • View and contact members.
  • Show up in searches just below gold members.
  • Contact new member
  • Access to live and recorded video intros
  • Partial access to blogs, groups, and magazine features
  • 24/7 phone support

Silver Membership Pricing:

12 Months: $8.33/Month

3 Months: $11.99/Month

1 Months: $19.95/Month

Highlight Listings To Stand Out in Search Results

3 Months: $8.30/Month

1 Month: $9.90/Month

Access To BDSM Movie Archive

3 Months: $14.90/Month

1 Month: $29.90/Month

Alt.com Tokens

Tokens can be spent on live model private shows, group tipping shows, toy activation, and even to other members during their personal webcam shows.

100 Tokens: $12

185 Tokens: $20

500 Tokens: $50

1000 Tokens: $99

Is there An Alt App?

There currently is no app for Alt.com

Verdict:

Alt.com does a really great job of reaching out and attracting their niche demographic, it’s not for the faint of heart, and if it’s not for you then you’ll know right away.

But if you have a fetish, are into BDSM, or if being kinky is your thing, then Alt.com may be for you.  It’s very tailored and offers a bunch of chat functionality, live cam features, blogging, and community groups. Although there is no app and some functions may seem a little outdated, there really is plenty to do here. It’s definitely worth checking it out!

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