Holy Mackerel - why did I join this site - again? Oh, because those Playboy-dudes still have some of the best looking models - and normally I do not mind that softer material.
But the way they - now - do the videos get me close to a nervous breakdown.....fast, fast clips - like in a trailer....the moment you get a fine view of the model, they cut - fast, fast fast...and it goes on and on and on.
Guys: Slow down....."give the singer some" (quote Jim Morrison) - Lol.
I had planned on joining Watch 4 Beauty next but on hitting the CCBill sign up page i discovered that due to regional pricing they wanted to charge me the equivalent of $35 for the priviledge so i wrote to their support address to let them know my displeasure and that they'd lost potential custom because i'm not willing to pay more for simply living outside the US. This is their reply:
Hello, price on our site is displayed without currency. Depends on country, price is 29.95 USD or 29.95 EUR. I am very sorry about that but we have respect some uncomfortable rules in European Union. All the best, JiriW4B Adminwww.watch4beauty.com
Uncomfortable European union rules....WTF???
Their arguement doesn't really stand up anyway because what i'm charged in pounds does not come to 29.95 in dollars or euros so its definately misleading.
I reviewed Swankpass last April, barely able to justify giving a 71. I just saw the TBP review that clocked in with a ginormous score of 84. After reading the review and going back to look at the site's preview pages it became pretty obvious why the TBP score is so jacked up. Maggie raved about all the exclusive content available there. That wasn't my experience when I was a member. Looking at the preview pages, I saw page after page of hardcore sets taken from DDF Productions web sites. Most of the softcore updates they had posted have been nesting in my hard drive for years as well although many of the scenes were not necessarily DDF clones. It does sound like the search issues may have been fixed up since I was last a member.
For $30 you can get a membership to Swankpass. For $35 you can get a membership to DDF Productions and see all the sets (Swank edited down their pic sets sometimes) and movies in larger and crisper format. If either amount is too rich for you, try Videobox since a lot of the vids from this site are on that one too.
[Note: After Maggie responded below -- always good to see that we occasionally have an impact around here -- TBP lowered it's score to 81. Still too high in my book.]
First off, as a pic fiend, I was pretty disappointed. The galleries are usually really small, ranging generally between 10-20 pics, and there are no zips. So, aha, I finally got it: It's a video site.
There are a lot of videos. And there are a lot of theme-based Hustler "sites" you can access from the main one. The themes are things like college girls, anal, "cum crazy," milfs, etc. Vids that show up on one may appear on another as well. You could see this either as an annoyance or a convenience.
There's a lot of variation in terms of what you can access and how quickly. Some vids were "1200" (864x480 wmv), some were only up to "768" (720x480). Some had smaller dimensions than that. And sometimes, they were streaming only.
I like to preview vids online and click ahead through scenes before I decide to download. With some of them, it was a snap, but not with others, which I just downloaded before viewing.
Some downloads took under 5 minutes. Others took quite a bit longer.
For the price of $20, it's not at all a bad site, but it's not great, either. I'd joined years ago and just hated it then, but it's definitely more user-friendly than it had been.
I am very disappointed with this site.
Without going on a lengthy tirade I will list some of the reasons why I find this site to be a major disappointment.
The videos here are of the worst quality I have ever seen.
Pixelation on the "HD" videos is so pronounced they are
virtually unwatchable. Have you ever seen the "mosaics" in
Japanese porn that are used to cover the genitals? Imagine
if those mosaics were enlarged to cover major portions of the
action! Thats what it's like viewing a video from Hustler.com
2) Download Speeds
Download speeds were extremely slow. At times less than
100kb/sec. I cannot live with that.
3) Picture Count/Quality
The amount of pictures available on this site is very
disappointing. On some the picture "sets" there were no more
than 5 or 6 images available. Added to the disappointed is
the piss poor quality of the images. The images are dull,
lack detail and sharpness, and the colors are washed out.
In short, the images are nothing like the images in Hustler
magazine that we have known and loved for years.
Maybe i'm stupid, but it's difficult to understand why a
corporation such as Hustler, that has been a pioneer, an
industry innovator, would produce such poor quality porn.
I just dont understand it.
I cancelled my subcription to this site and I cannot
recommend it to anyone else.
After several months away from this site, I decided to rejoin. I like their large, vivid-sized softcore photos ...
... which are getting harder to come by! They've been doing a lot more hardcore pics instead. What's more, the women are looking less pretty and more beefy and tatted up -- you know, like sluts.
This makes me unhappy. I know: "Past performance is no guarantee of future results." Will there be any more Melissa Jacobs? Princess? Georgia Jones? Lena Nicole? Girls like that??
But let's look on the bright side. Those of you who love seeing slags getting it good might enjoy it more!
BTW, they do have a nice newer (and growing) hardcore video section with a good viewer and quality vids now, in addition to the low-quality crap that's still there, too.
For the good stuff, go to the top of the page and choose "Penthouse in HD" from the little click-on, drop-down menu. MP4s in 720 px, true HD, are there, and you can get whole scenes or segments, plus usually screen caps for previewing or watch the vid streaming. It's one of best setups for porn video I've seen. B/G and G/G stuff.
And they've got some hot babes too like Nicole Ray, Ashlyn Rae, and Marie McRae. Quite an array.
Site no longer terminates membership on cancellation
Previous reviewers and commenters have noted that the site used to terminate access as soon as you cancelled your monthly membership or cancelled rebilling. I cancelled a few days early to check this and can confirm that it is no longer their practice. Billing is done through the site itself and in the page for your account there is an option to turn off rebilling. I did that and it seemed to say that I had access to the end of my billing period. A day later I can still download.
I remember seeing the Color Climax on my uncles stash of old porn. Now I am seriously curious. In one of the reviews, "new videos" shows up. Is this new as in with new actresses? I ask because I am not into unshaven pubic hair. I don't mean it has to be bald, but I at least like it trimmed neatly. And how many, just an estimation is fine, videos do they have?
Get this site for your Grandpa at the nursing home, he'll remember it from his childhood. TBP's contention that the site is "updating" x number of times a week is total fantasy. At best, Color Climax is recycling porn that was hot back in 1970 and calling it an "update" I subscribed to this site 5 years ago and don't see anything new today. Unless you are studying the history of porn for the Smithsonian, try something something made this century.
I've been a member of Cyber Club on and off for about 10 years. Playboy Plus is the intended replacement for Cyber Club which still exists, but has not added content since Feb 2012. Playboy Plus is still under development. Some of the search features don't seem to work. When finished I think this will be an easier site to navigate than the Cyber Club. At this time the only download videos are MP4's. Some of them are 1080P HD, but many are lower resolution and lower resolution than what was on the Cyber Club site. They also have not yet moved the centerfolds to this site. Sets with multiple models do not name the models by photo. Some zips (1% ?) are damaged and won't unzip.
The site says Perfect 10 magazine is available at bookstores and newsstands throughout the U.S. But doing a Google search, I find a report that the Perfect 10 magazine stopped publishing a paper-based magazine years ago, switching to an Internet-based subscription model at its web site.
Is the Perfect 10 web site still updating with photosets of new models, or not?
The review by Xororos on 03-31-09 seems to imply the site is not updating with new material.
The review by james4096 on 03-16-09 says, "I believe the site is still being updated, but how often and when, I cannot say."
There are some great-looking models on this site, but based on the recent reviews, it's not worth joining:
-no zip files
-no high res pictures
-very limited video content.
-can't download the video content, only watch it streaming
-poor site navigation
This site is actually more like the teen category filter of Hustler's production, not a clone. There are some content from the main site's side but mostly it appears to be from Barely Legal series that is not featured on main site.
In case anyone was going to join this site, I would play around a bit on the site before paying, if you backout from some screens the price will drop to $19.99, also if you get to the join screen from different locations you get different prices.
Didn't they used to have a much more significant preview, for some reason I always come back to this place even though I am often disappointed.
I noticed that 18Eighteen has gone to a $2.95 3 day full access trial and dropped it's monthly rate to $20. I really enjoyed this site before they jacked the price up and it seems more reasonable at these prices now. I just joined and am pretty happy with the content. Picture sizes seem more consistent now and there is now a feature for downloading zips in large or small format (this addresses some of Drooler's frustrations noted in the previous comment here). Production value and videos are still looking goood too. I'll post a review soon.
(Post note: As of 10/27/08 the 3 day full access trial option is gone, talk about being listed and taken down in a flash).
I have to give the thumbs up for this organisation. I've been downloading for free for the last few months because I refuse to take out a membership with any site that tries to trick potential customers with pre checked cross sales. I have thought of joining this one for several months but was put off by the cross sales. Then yesterday I checked once again but couldn't find the pre checked box. Were they hiding it in an attempt to trick us? I sent the following email.
"I have been thinking about taking out a membership to this site. However I have always been put off joining any site that tries to trick members with pre checked cross sells. There is a warning on Porn Users about pre checked cross sells on 18 Eighteen, but I cannot see any on the join up page. It has a tick besides the discount of $19.95. Is there a hidden pre checked cross sell?
Please let me know if you have stopped trying to trick people. If there is no pre checked cross sell I may well try the site for a month. If there is an attempt to dishonestly steal money I shall be complaining to both my credit card company, the biling agent, and also publishing a warning on Porn Users."
I didn't expect a reply but surprisingly received one. The email read "Thank you for contacting us, I went online to make sure it doesn't have a pre-checked box for another site. And we do offer another site for a discounted rate BUT you must manually check the box to receive the offer."
I mailed back "Thanks for your reply. Having to manually check the box is fine by me. It's the pre checked ones I hate. I think I shall give it a go."
They replied " Thanks for the reply, we used to have it like that and to satisfy the clients we removed it and now you must check the box yourself to receive the discounted rate for the additional site."
Now hats off to any site that responds to demand. I signed on, and so far am pleased that I did. I originally was attracted to TNA Tryouts too. However if you join this site or Picking Up Pussy it costs $29.99 for the three sites - 18 Eighteen, TNA Tryouts, and Picking Up Pussy. However if you join 18 Eighteen through Porn Users you receive the same three sites - for the discounted price of $19.99.
I will be doing a rare review in a few weeks, but at first glance I really like it. Too many tats and piercings for my taste, but not many fake breasts. Attractive girls too, with mainly good quality pics and videos, so I consider it a worthwhile purchase. Finally a site that is worthy of receiving my money.
I tried subbing and they were happy to bill me, but I never received any login ability (the e-mail address I used is not recognized), their contact function errors out, and their support page does not load. So you can't even contact them to get help.
The confirmation e-mail I received from their biller even had a blank user name and password. I don't know what the heck is going on here, but these guys need to clean up their act.
UPDATE FOR JULY24 HEY BEST PORN GANG This is oneof my favorite BBW sites and the sign up page still claims that " this ,embership is not available" This is still the only site I've come accross that won't take my money1 HELP! At the present time there seems to be no way to join. Entering the usual info and clicking on any payment method brings up " this membership method is not available" Anyone know what's g
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Got some very nice, good quality videos here. It's a mixed bag in terms of the girls, some very pretty, some ... not so much, as you would expect from a primarily amateur site. There's not a ton of video here, at least not b/g. There's some solo, toy and a bit of g/g as well. Navigation is good, and my download manager worked. Certainly worth the $5 for the trial, but not enough for a full month. If you like the pics, however, there's lots and lots, avail 1600x1200. That's not the best, but they look good... BTW - when I signed for the trial, there's a check box to get a $2.95 trial for 18Eighteen as well. I checked the box, but my password didn't work there. I emailed them, we'll see [according to their welcome email I was NOT charged the extra $2.95]...
In the members area Playboy Plus has separated the Playboy Girls galleries for an additional charge. If you un check the box and click on the link to get more information they automatically charge your credit card an additional 49.95 on top of your paid monthly subscription. You get no confirmation page or option to decline this fee. A day later you'll get an email stating they charged your card.
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