Alt.com is a site for BDSM, fetishes, kinks, role-playing, cybersex, and other X-rated sexual experiences. This adult site is geared towards people looking for casual hookups, kinky experimentation, threesomes, and even free sex. You don’t need to be a die-hard erotica lover to use Alt.com, but you should have an open mind. People primarily visit this platform for no-strings-attached sex and to fulfill their BDSM desires. The site is owned by Friend Finder Network, which also operates several other dating platforms.
|Members in the U.S.||415,000|
|Active weekly members||80,000|
Alt.com’s user base is on the smaller side with nearly 1 million members. It is a global community with members on six continents, and the website is available in nine languages, including English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese. There is a large clientele in the U.S., with about 415,000 members. There are around 80,000 members on the platform each week.
If you’re a woman looking for a guy, you’re in luck because about 80% of the people on Alt.com are men. While the average user is between 25 and 34 years old, there are plenty of older people on the website. You’ll also find individuals from all walks of life: singles, swingers, bored housewives, and more. You might meet some couples here who want to explore unconventional bedroom activities or groups who want to find new sexual partners.
Whether it’s role-playing or bondage, fetish sex or BDSM, the site is filled with people who are all about that lifestyle or who are curious about exploring these sexual topics. There are lots of people on this platform that are into dominant-submissive role-playing in bed. Typically, these people will specify on their profiles whether they are a “dom” or a “sub.” Explicit language abounds on the site, and there is lots of adult content.
Creating A Profile
You can join for free or opt for a paid membership. Members need to be 18 or older. You can sign up as an individual, or you can register as a couple or group. Answer five simple questions about yourself (sexual orientation, race, body type, marital status, and role), and you’re ready to go. If you’re uncomfortable answering any of those questions, you can always choose the “Prefer not to say” option.
Upon registering, you’ll be asked to write a short blurb about yourself. Many people use this to describe their sexual preferences or kinks. If you’re at a total loss for words, the site can help with some preset descriptions.
Profiles can get quite detailed, but it’s up to you to take the time to fill it out. Make a video introduction for your profile page or add some “bling.” These are flashing or animated banners or gifs that proclaim your fetishes or kinks. You can also create your own. You can also fill out your Fetish Checklist and Cupid Preferences. The Fetish Checklist asks you to specify what kinds of kinks you’re into, such as bondage, props, and the like. Maybe you’re into bad boys or naughty, dominant women. Be sure to add that to your profile so that you can attract compatible users. Your Cupid Preferences are just specifications on who you’re looking for, such as a man or a woman, what age range, location, etc.
Since the sign-up process is so easy and quick, it’s easy for fake accounts and bots to get through the system. To help get around this, you need to present proof of identity to verify your account. This is typically in the form of a validation email, and you won’t be able to head to the rest of the site until you receive that email and click the verification link.
Using the Site
There are thousands of profiles online at any given time, as well as 250,000 member videos and over 3,000 live member webcasts. As a non-paying member, you can use the search filters to look for nearby members or people who are currently online and up for chatting. You can also watch adult movies and live streams, and play the Hot or Not game in which you rate users’ profile pictures. If you’re feeling adventurous, join an adult chat room. You can filter through them based on gender, topic, and more.
While you can do a few fun things with a free membership, you’ll have to upgrade to a premium subscription if you want to take full advantage of the site. Members have the benefit of being able to share profile details and private photos. Even with a basic membership, you can’t view full profiles or send messages, let alone read your own. Premium members can view full profiles and photo albums, exchange bling, and access the entirety of their messages.
Everyone can join in on the Webcam community and adult chat rooms. There is also an online Magazine that contains user-submitted content such as articles, posts, photos, advice, and more. If you find someone that you like, you can add them to your Hotlist and/or add them as a friend. Alt.com also has a points system. You earn points by using the site (posting on the Magazine, for example), and you can also purchase them. You can use points to make purchases on the site and boost your popularity.
Finding A Match
Since the profiles can include lots of information, you can get to know other members by viewing their profile pages. Unfortunately, you’ll need a premium subscription to see profiles. When you visit a profile, you will see their username, photos, info about their kinks and appearance. You’ll also see the results of their “purity test,” which is an unscientific measure of their purity or naughtiness.
As a Premium member, you’ll be able to look at an individual’s profile to learn more about their experience level in bed, their naughtiness level, their kinks, and more. Remember, if you have a free membership, you won’t be able to see this information. Lots of members like to show off their bling on their profile page. This adds some individuality and is a means of personal expression to show off their sub/dom type or sexual playfulness.
Of course, how much a person reveals is up to them. That said, some people can be quite upfront about things like their body type, details on their private parts, and more. You’ll notice that many users choose to include their BDSM preferences or their favored role.
When you’re looking through your search results page, you will notice colorful icons on the members’ profiles. A yellow crown signifies that they’re a gold member. A green speech bubble lets you know they’re currently on Instant Messenger, and a green profile icon means they’re online right now.
Keep in mind that most people on this site aren’t looking for long-term relationships. Rather, they want a sex buddy who can bring them into the world of pleasure from time to time. This isn’t to say that you won’t find your special someone on Alt.com, but that’s not really what the site was designed for.
The website is easy to navigate although it does have a lot going on. The color scheme is dark and consists of a black background. The broody look is a good reflection of the BDSM nature of the site. It takes some time to get acclimated with the user interface, but everything is labeled clearly. There is also an Alt.com mobile app for Android and iPhone.
The site is available in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Oceania, and Africa (South Africa and Egypt). It has an affiliate program in which members can earn some extra money for referring others to the site.
In terms of reaching the corporate or support team, the company is headquartered at Athelstan Enterprise B.V. Hoogoorddreef 15, 1101 BA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. You can call them at 1-855-776-8436 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even though things on Alt.com can get raunchy, the site still has safety measures in place for its users. You can contact the Abuse Team on the website to report anyone that you think is abusing the site or harassing other members. You can also report sexually explicit ads or profiles that show photos of children or minors. Alt.com refers users to parental control software and Web extensions that they can install to keep their kids off of the site. Keep in mind that the company doesn’t run background checks on members.
There’s a help page and a contact page that includes a form that you can fill out with your questions, comments, and concerns. Another cool thing is that you can enter the site as a guest to peruse the offerings, but you won’t be able to post anything without creating an account first. One downside to these policies is that if you want to change your username for whatever reason, you’ll have to pay a fee.
You can get away with a free account for a little while, but you’ll end up wanting a paid membership to take full advantage of the site. There are two premium subscriptions: Gold and Silver. They’re both available on a one-month, six-month, or 12-month basis.
With a Gold membership, you can view profiles, contact members, show up at the top of the search results, get early access to new members, see members’ recorded video intros, get full access to the blog and magazine, as well as 24/7 phone support.
Silver membership allows you to view profiles, contact members, show up after Gold members in the search results, see members’ recorded video intros, and access 24/7 phone support. You can pay by credit or debit card, PayPal, or you can mail a check to the company. Remember, your subscription will auto-renew unless you turn it off. The company typically does not honor refund requests. If you pre-paid and cancel your membership before the paid time was up, you may ask for a refund.
Besides that, you can pay extra to rank higher in the search results listings It costs $9.90 to use this feature for a month or $8.30/month to use it for three months. Another extra feature that you can pay for is unlimited BDSM movies. There aren’t any per-minute charges or daily viewing limits. It costs $9.97 per month for three months or $14.90 for one month.
Additionally, if you want free members to be able to check out your profile and send you a message, then you can pay a bit extra for that opportunity. It costs $19.90 for one month, $11.97/month for three months, and $8.32/month for 12 months.
|Live webcam videos||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Magazine||Partial access||Full access||Full access|
|24/7 phone support||No||Yes||Yes|
How do I turn off Cupid email notifications?
When you’re logged in, go to your account settings from the top-right corner of the page and click on “My Account.” Then, go to “Email Preferences” and choose your preferred notification option.
How do I turn off auto-renew on my membership?
Go to the top-right corner of the page and click on “My Account.” Then, go to “Billing History & Credit Card Info” and click “off” under the auto-renew option.
What’s the difference between being a guest and being a member?
A guest can explore the site, but they can’t use the features that are available to registered members.
What’s up with the Purity Test?
This shows how naughty a member is and is based on questions generated by the site.
What is the Magazine?
This works like a blog on Alt.com and contains user-submitted content, such as articles, posts, photos, advice, and more.
How do I request a refund?
You’ll need to go to the Help/Contact page and fill out the request form. From the drop-down menu, choose “Billing/Upgrade Questions” and type your refund request in the text box.