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Alt is an online hookup service for people who are interested in alternative relationships and lifestyles. This includes BDSM which is erotic roleplaying involving bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, sadomasochism, and other related consensual adult activities. The service currently has over 2.1 million active members in the United States. caters to singles, swingers and couples who have all types of kinky fetishes. You will find many amateurs, dominatrixes, and mistresses when your search through the profiles on but to do this, you first need to create a free account. This is an easy 5 step process which you provide the initial information needed for your profile. From here you can then check out the service by searching for members and viewing profile summaries. As a free member you have a enough access to see the members available in your area including what type of fetishes they are into. Unfortunately full versions of profiles including large photos are not included with free accounts (along with reading and sending messages). To do this you must become a paying member. Still, the free account does allow you to determine if there are people on ALT local to you that you want to communicate and hopefully hook up with.

Obviously searching is an important part of ALT. This can be done a number of different ways but the best way to access it is from the top menu. Your initial search filters are automatically set to what you specified in your profile. So the type of member you are seeking is already selected along with the distance from your location. Two filters you will want to adjust right away is the age range (it is set to maximum) and the Last Login date (it is set to any). There is no point viewing members who have not logged into ALT in at least the last month. From here the options become more a matter of preference. You can select to only view (or any combination of) online members, members currently broadcasting, verified members, gold members, etc. Members with photos is automatically checked and is a no brainer to leave on. Every time you select or unselect a filter the search results automatically update. You can view the results in a list view which shows more information about the members or as a gallery which shows more members in total but less information about them. Once you have fine-tuned your search parameters you can save them so you can view the results at any time in the future.

The message center is well organized. On the left panel are your active conversations which lists the person you are communicating with along with the subject of the message. With Active Conversations you can also further filter them by viewing messages from different member types like just only your friends, Gold Members, etc. You can also change from viewing Active Conversations to Pending Conversations. From here you can further sort the conversations by read, unread, replied, and unreplied. It may seem complicated at first but it truly makes sorting through messages much easier.

Members broadcasting from webcams is one of ALT's highlights. Any member can run their own broadcast as long as they have a camera (all laptops now days do). You can set broadcasts up to be public or private. When set to private you can specify the members you only want to watch you. As members join your broadcast they are added to the list so you can see how many viewers you have. You can also text chat with members as a group or individually. You can block or ban any disruptive viewer by clicking on the icon next to their username. Users can also use a sliding scale rating tool on your broadcast to let you know they like what they are seeing.

Likewise as a viewer you can view any public broadcast or any one's you have been invited too. Broadcasts are easy to find and are accessible from the search or the "Live Action" menu item in the top menu. As a viewer you can text chat and also send images to the broadcaster along with virtual gifts and tips. Free members can only watch one broadcast at a time while paid members can watch more than one.

ALT is one of the leading adult fetish sites. If you are interested in BDSM and want to take a peek you can sign up for a free membership and take a look now.

Positives of

  • Over 2.3 million active members in North America who are interested in some form of BDSM or related fetish
  • Many ways to search to find an ideal match for your fetish
  • Privacy is very important to ALT. You can control what is visible or not on your profile and in your activity feed
  • Free members can watch live member broadcasts

Negatives of

  • Free accounts are limited to searching and profile summaries with photo thumbnails. Very little communication is possible unless you upgrade
  • Interface is crowded with features which makes it very busy to look at. is best viewed on a laptop or desktop
  • Reviews online speak of fake profiles. If the profile picture is too good to be true it probably is

At a Glance

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, International
Member Numbers:
2,000,000 ?
Cost per Month:
As low as $8.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic

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  • Free memberships are available
  • Included:
    • Create a basic profile
      • Sign-up
        • Join as a single person, couple, or a group and specify if you are looking for a men, women, couples, or TS/TV/TGs
        • Give your birthdate and location
        • Provide email and username
        • Optionally add sexual orientation, body type, race, marital status, and role
        • Your Introduction Title and optional tell others about yourself
    • Complete full profile (not required)
      • Personal Information (Lifestyle)
        • Things like education, religion, languages, smoking and drinking preferences
        • Includes role (Dominant, Submissive, Switch, Unsure, NA)
        • Includes demeanor (Assertive, Average, Passive, NA)
        • Practice safe sex and level of experience
      • Additional Questions
        • BDSM Fundamentals (10 questions)
        • Scenes and Play (12 questions)
        • Scene Fantasies and Preparations (13 questions)
        • Sexual Activities (10 questions)
        • Extracurricular Activity (12 questions)
      • Purity Test
        • The lower your score, between 1 and 100, the less pure you are. Share your score with your friends so you can discover who the true "deviant" is
      • Photos & Videos
        • Upload photos and videos from your webcam or by filename (easy drag and drop)
        • Create Albums to organize your media. Albums can be private and shared with members you choose
        • Use ConfirmID feature to verify the photos are of you
        • With all photos and videos you can set privacy controls
      • My Kinks
        • Allows you to specify the kinks/fetishes you are interested in
        • There are over 290 kinks to choose from
        • You can specify a range of how interested you are in the fetish from just being curious to "you can't live without"
        • You can also specify the activity of the kink you enjoy like watching, giving, receiving, wearing, and "everything to do with it"
      • Preference Controls
        • Privacy - Control a number of different options on what is visible on your profile and what member activities you wish to participate in (like receive friend requests)
        • Email - Specify what emails you receive from
        • Message Center - Set your signature and auto reply settings for mail messages
        • Chat and Instant Messenger - Color and size settings plus manage your Ignore List
        • Cupid - For auto matching you with other members
        • Notifications - Settings for notifications when any member does a certain activity (like views your profile, likes a photo, hotlists you, etc...)
        • Activity Feed - Specify what activities you want to be included in your feed (similar to Notifications)
        • Blocked Members - Block members list. Can block members from one or more activities (like in search results, sending, messages, view your profile, etc...)
        • Content Filter - Filter for images and videos. Includes Nice (no nudity), No Nudity, and Everything
    • Basic Search
    • Summary view of other member profiles
    • Thumbnail view of profile photos
    • Allowed to initiate up to 5 instant messenger conversations a day
    • View live 1 member webcams at a time
    • Like other members photos and videos
    • Add members to your hotlist
    • Read blogs and join interest groups
    • Play Hot or Not
  • Not included:
    • Advanced search
    • Reading or writing messages
    • Cannot view complete profiles of members
    • Viewing full-size profile photos
    • View full-size photos and full-length videos
    • Comment on photos and videos
    • Send friend requests or flirts

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Bisexual
  • Couple
  • Group

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • In a Relationship
  • Married
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Casual
  • Dating Costs

  • Prices last confirmed April 16, 2018. Please check for most recent pricing. All prices in USD unless specified otherwise. Prices may differ based on location, time of purchase, or access point (this can include device used and/or if accessed from a website or app)
  • 3 membership types: Standard (free), Silver, and Gold
  • Free membership includes:
    • Initiate 5 instant messenger conversations per day
    • Hotlist others
    • Like photos & videos
    • Join blogs and groups
    • Watch live member webcams (only 1 video at a time)
  • Silver membership includes:
    • All Free Membership features plus
    • View and contact members
    • Show up after Gold members in searches
    • Contact new members
    • Access members' live and recorded video intros
    • More extensive Cupid reports
    • Partial access to blogs, groups, and magazine features
    • 24/7 Phone Support
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $19.95
      • 3 Months for $35.90 (equals $11.99 per month)
      • 12 Months for $107.40 (equals $8.95 per month)
  • Gold membership includes:
    • All Silver Membership features plus
    • Show up at the very TOP in searches
    • FULL access to blogs, groups, and magazine features
    • Access to extra-large photos
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $29.95
      • 3 Months for $35.90 (equals $14.99 per month)
      • 12 Months for $161.10 (equals $13.43 per month)
  • Standard Contacts
    • An addon to Gold and Silver Memberships that allows standard free members to contact you and view your complete profile for free.
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $19.95
      • 3 Months for $35.90 (equals $11.99 per month)
      • 12 Months for $107.40 (equals $8.95 per month)
  • Profile Highlight
    • Your profile will be highlighted and stand out in the search results
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $9.95
      • 3 Months for $26.85 (equals $8.95 per month)
  • BDSM Movies on Demand
    • Unlimited access and no streaming limits
    • Costs (USD):
      • 1 Month for $14.95
      • 3 Months for $29.90 (equals $9.97 per month)
  • Points
    • Earned by performing a variety of activities on the site like sending messages, creating blog posts, and uploading photos
    • Can also be purchased
      • $3.00 for 200 points
      • $6.00 for 500 points
      • $10.00 for 1,000 points
  • accepts credit/debit cards, electronic checks (ACH), money order, and mail/fax orders
    • Charges appear on statements as "*"
  • Subscriptions automatically renews at the non-discounted price after its term expires
  • Auto-renewal can be turned off by accessing your "Billing History" page or by contacting customer service

Current Promotions

  • Special Membership Offer
  • Participation Reward
    • Earn an extra one month free with a 3 month Gold Membership or an extra 6 months free with a 12 month Gold membership
    • To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria during your initial membership
      • Log into your account at least once a month
      • Send messages (not replies) to 3 people each month
      • Make at least one approved blog or group post each month Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profiles (including photos and videos)
    • Full profiles viewable with Gold or Silver membership only
    • Free members can view only a summary of a profile and thumbnails of photos
  • Mail Messages
    • Free members can see who they received messages from
    • Only paid members can read messages, reply to messages, and send new messages to members
    • Send Virtual Gifts via the Message Center
  • Send a Flirt
    • Included with paid membership
    • Free members can send a Flirt for $1
  • Gifts & Tips
    • Send virtual gifts purchased using participation points
  • HD Member Webcams (includes chatting with member)
  • Instant Messenger
  • Hotlist
    • Save favorite profiles to your Hotlist and see who has Hotlisted you
  • Add Friends
  • Keep up with your favorite members with your Activity Feed
  • What's Hot
    • Includes a list of the hottest photos, videos, member albums, and members themselves
  • Top Fans
    • Members compete to become each other's Top Fans
    • Use participation points to bid on profiles of members you like and compete against other fans for the top ten positions
    • Top Fans show up in their favorite member’s profile, Top Fan list, and notifications with a special badge and highlight
  • Basic Search
    • You are allowed to select one or more filter
    • Filters
      • Gender you are seeking, and what gender the member is seeking (includes couples)
      • Age, distance (within so many miles of zip code), join date, last login
      • Online now, broadcasting (webcams), members with photos or videos, highlighted members, confirmed members, gold members
    • Sort By
      • Last visit, distance, newest members
  • Advanced Search (Gold and Silver Members only)
    • Filters
      • Role, race, sexual orientation, body type, and all other most other parts of profile
  • Save one or more of your searches so you can rerun them anytime
  • Username Search
  • Kink Search
  • Browse (by location)
  • Saved Searches
  • Activity Feed (of other members)
    • Global
    • Near You
    • Friends and Hotlist

Other Information

  • is part of Friend Finder Networks

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