The hosts use a webcam and microphone to broadcast live video and audio to their channel.
They turn on their webcams and hang out in public rooms waiting for members to chat.
Performers are listed on a page (live performers show first) and site visitors can join them.
Hosts meet potential customers there but do not receive any payment unless the customer goes to a paid video chat session.
Im Live was launched in 2002, and surpassed the 10-million-member mark in October 2007.
Im Live is a website providing live webcam performances by models, typically featuring nudity and sexual activity ranging from striptease and dirty talk to masturbation with sex toys.