Porn gets old sometimes. That’s right, I said it! Look, I love good old-fashioned porn just as much as the next guy (probably a little more … I mean, I do watch and review it for a living), but I can’t be the only one who gets tired of the same old shit from time to time, can I? After a while, it starts to feel a little formulaic, don’t you think? I bet I can predict how the next scenes from nearly every professional porn studio out there are going to go: first, the girl will blow the guy (for anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes); then she’ll fuck the guy (or he’ll eat her pussy first, depends on the director); they will alternate between missionary, cowgirl, doggy style, and reverse cowgirl; and then there will be a grand finale where she sucks the guy off again and he cums (either in her mouth, on her tits, or on her face). Do you think I’m close? Look for this formula the next time you’re watching a new Brazzers or Reality Kings scene.
To be fair, though, there are only so many different things you can do with a recorded film of people fucking. Sure, there are plenty of variations in numbers of partners, situations you can put them in, roles they can play, and outfits she could wear, but at the end of the day, it’s kind of limited to just people having sex on screen. As that is, by definition, what porn is.
It is, no doubt, a beautiful and amazing thing to watch, but there isn’t much more that porn studios can do than that. For now. In our lifetimes, I’m sure, they’ll be selling sex robots loaded up with AI programming of particular porn stars or some shit, but until that day comes (and then the Terminator-style cyborg apocalypse shortly thereafter), porn is not an extremely interactive experience.
It’s kind of ironic, too, because if you’re watching porn, there is probably an underlying level of loneliness involved (if you weren’t lonely, there would be no need to watch porn, right? You could just fuck your girlfriend / mistress / concubine / fuck buddy / friend with benefits / escort / sugar baby / what have you. Funny that a medium meant to combat loneliness would be one of the most solitary acts on the planet (masturbating with curtains drawn tight in front of a glowing screen in your depressingly dark room in the middle of the afternoon). But, hey, cumming of any kind is still better than not cumming at all!
There are a few options, though, for those of you who would prefer a more interactive experience. There are plenty of socially-oriented sex games that allow you to explore 3D worlds and chat with other characters whom you will eventually fuck as goofy cartoon avatars. But that’s a little too nerdy (and fake) for me. Oh, there are, of course, the community features on most of the popular porn tubes out there as well. This is cool because you could potentially chat up a wet and willing slut from your city. If you can get her to respond. Besides, at least on Porn Hub, like 90% of the chicks’ profiles read something like “last time online: 10 years ago.” So, that’s not looking incredibly promising either, is it?
If you’re particularly well-versed in the world of online porn and all the different sorts of sites therein, you might be thinking right about now, ‘But, Porn Dude, wait! You’re forgetting about one of the most popular types of interactive online porn … cam sites!’ And you’re wrong, you fried chicken-boofing buffoon! I did not forget about cam sites. Not even in the slightest. This review is, in fact, about a cam site … you should know that based on the fact that you probably found it on the cam sites section of my site, or because you knew about Flirt 4 Free already and were curious as to what I had to say about it before you committed to signing up and jizzing all your money away there.
It is true, though, cam sites are probably the best option that we have available to us when it comes to interactive porn that doesn’t make you feel like you’ve been swallowed by loneliness every time you fap to it. And Flirt 4 Free is not your everyday cam site. They have sidestepped many of the usual cam site elements – in terms of site design, functionality, features, and more. So, let’s take a look at just what makes Flirt 4 Free stand out (and the areas that they could stand to improve on as well).
Style (at the Cost of Functionality?)
From the moment you arrive at Flirt 4 Free’s home page, the difference becomes immediately clear. Just in the site design alone, it is easy to see that Flirt 4 Free is not your typical cam site. Instead of the usual gallery-style thumbnails of girls to choose from, placed neatly onto a white background, Flirt 4 Free has gone for style (over functionality, one could argue, but I’ll get to that in a minute). And the site looks really fucking nice, it’s true. You’ll find an array of girls to choose from, with thumbnails of varying size, stacked from one end of the page to the other with no gaps. When you hover your cursor over a girl’s image, a summary of her information (private show rates, a short introduction, categories, and location) will materialize to the side and a preview of her live show will begin.
There is only one problem with this setup, though, and that is the fact that the girls listed on the far sides of the page sometimes have their information bubble pop up too far over, resulting in you being unable to see it. I think the site would benefit from narrowing the wall of girls a little bit to ensure that you don’t have to do any mouse gymnastics to try and see the info. Plus, when the info bubble pops up, it obscures the girl next to her, so there could probably be a better way of going about that as well.
Some Great Features, Nonetheless … Very User-Friendly
They do make up for this relatively small design flaw, however, when it comes to how they’ve structured the ability to browse girls. When you click into a girl’s cam room, it will open up to the size of the page. However, you can adjust the size of the screen (small, medium, large, XL … full screen is only available in private shows, which is kind of a bummer). You can also easily minimize the screen so that the show continues to play in the corner of the page while you browse the rest of the live girls. This is a great feature – one that I’m surprised I haven’t seen in more cam sites before this. It just makes sense. Also, from either the large screen show, or the smaller minimized screen, you can click the “next” button, allowing you to go through each girls show, one by one, until you find the girl that’s just right for you.
Once you do find a hottie with a body with whom you’d like to party, you can tip her or you can (if she’s enabled it) go into a private show with her. Just like with every other cam site out there. Some of the girls have tip-activated Bluetooth vibrators ready to react to your coinage, too, which is always fun (and the epitome of interactive porn!). Flirt 4 Free has also managed to do what I had previously assumed to be the impossible (because I’d never seen a cam site master it before this one). On Flirt 4 Free, you can actually access the chat box while in full-screen mode!
Do you have any idea how frustrating it is to take your hand off your cock while you’re getting a sexy pussy play show that you’re paying good money for, just to exit full-screen mode, click on the chat box and interact with the girl? With Flirt 4 Free, you can do it all with one hand. Finally, a cam site that focuses on convenience.
The only downside to this, though, is that Flirt 4 Free’s full-screen mode is a little poorly designed. For some reason, when you go “full-screen,” A.) it is not truly full-screen, just the full page; and B.) the “tip” button is in a very inconvenient location, often blocking the goods while you’re trying to enjoy your show! What kinda shit is that? Come on, Flirt 4 Free, get your shit together … you’re so close to perfecting the cam site!
Oh, and did I mention that the girls are fucking beyond-words gorgeous? I’m talking super model status, some of them. Definitely not your average, run-of-the-mill cam site full of fatties and acne scarred faces. These girls are world class.
ThePornDude likes Flirt4Free's
- Innovative and stylish cam site design
- Plenty of beautiful girls
- User-friendly, innovative layout
- Lots of kink-friendly ladies
ThePornDude hates Flirt4Free's
- Some minor functionality flaws
- Not as much to see for free as on other sites