Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
01-03-1501:36pm (Update History) Reason: One paragraph in the original was incorrect based on comments from other PU members. The paragraph provides accurate information now.
- 1500+ Ďfreeí scenes
- Some unique porn Ė if what they shoot is what youíre interested in
- Supports download managers
- Unique business model that wonít attract any fans
- Can get VERY expensive
- Website is poorly organized
- Many scenes donít have female talent listed
- Search function isn't effective
Let me get one thing out of the way first: my opinion on this site is vastly different from pat362ís and I want to explain why. Patís comments are true, accurate and valid and if he hadnít posted those I would have not known that this site was VERY different from everything else Iíve ever joined. If I hadnít had the information that pat posted I would have written the same thing as he did. BUTÖ having been forewarned by pat that this site uses a completely different business model I was prepared for that and willing to join anyway. Iím grateful for patís comment since I went in with the full knowledge of what I was getting.
Further to the above, I think it is more accurate to think of this site as a store rather than a normal porn site. You pay your membership fee and that gets you access to 1500+ free scenes but if you want the newest stuff (less than a year old) you have to pay an additional amount. The flaw is that this can be an expensive way to get porn. But if this is the kind of porn you like then youíll like it a lot.
One aspect that pat commented on was the Ďattestationí requirement. After you buy a membership you have to prove that you own the credit card you used. The process is simple: the site deducts a small amount from your card. You log on to your bank, confirm the amount and report that back to the LP site. The amount is refunded. The process took me less than five minutes. The process is an attempt to limit piracy.
The second thing I should mention before I get into details is that this isn't mainstream porn that will interest everyone. Most of the scenes here push the limits of hardcore. Most of the scenes are at least threeways and scenes that donít feature anal sex are rare. Youíll also find milk and cream enema and pee play. The scenes are definitely NOT artcore.
You can choose different levels of membership with the difference being how many premium tickets you want to buy upfront. Once youíre a member there are three different Ďclassesí of videos Ė the premium ones that you buy with the tickets you get with a membership, the ex-premium ones that you buy with free tickets (you get one free ticket per day when youíre a member) and the free videos you have access to through your membership that you need no tickets for. It appears that videos that require paid tickets move to requiring free tickets after a year. It doesnít appear that the premium videos ever become completely free with a membership.
The site itself is a giant clusterfuck that needs to made more intuitive. I got used to it but it can be improved. Scene a model naming are a constant problem with generic meaningless names being given to scenes. Since Russian and Eastern European models change their names more than their socks I canít entirely blame the site for that, but itís still annoying.
Newer videos are available in two resolutions Ė 640x480 and 1280x720. Both are MP4. Older videos are only available in the lower resolution. I downloaded the higher resolution and those have a bitrate of 4500/kb/s so they look decent. The older scenes have a 2500 bitrate and they look okay too. Trailers are available, as are photos.
Many of the older Ďfreeí scenes are available elsewhere (like Videobox) but the resolutions here are usually higher than at other sites.
I used a download manager and had no issues with it. Download speeds varied and there were some times when the speeds were slow but most of the time they were okay. Sometimes they were fast.
You can buy scenes individually without a membership. One piece of advice is that if you do want to buy a few scenes work out the cost and compare it to a membership. Buying scenes individually is VERY expensive with that cost being about 3 times the cost of the tickets for the same scenes.
I found scoring the site to be difficult and I finally settled on a fairly low score mostly for objective reasons. The biggest of those is that the site isn't easy to use: it could use a major overhaul. If I factored in my subjective opinion on the quality of the porn the score would have been higher. If you like your porn with a harder edge youíll love the porn even if you donít like the process to get it. I know the biggest criticism of the site will be having to pay for newer scenes, but think of the membership fee as giving access to 1500+ scenes and you can buy the newest scenes.
Iíd recommend the site with four caveats: go in knowing that the porn is a lot harder than whatís available at most other sites, that the site itself is illogical, that unless youíre willing to spend a lot of money youíll be leaving the newest scenes behind and finally that business model is unlike any other porn site. If you do decide to join go in with your eyes open. Iím glad I joined and Iíll probably rejoin again.
Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
08-11-1405:24pm (Update History) Reason: I just needed to re-word some things. And update the score.
Frequent updates. Many models, with variance in age and type. Great organization. Choice of payment options (pay as you go or month to month). They allow you to keep your account active and use the site, even if you are not on a subscription. You can always log in with your user name. Everything you've bought is kept in an online storage locker, so you can access it later if you deleted a download or something. Very easy to navigate site, and to search for models. They use tags extensively, and are fun to use to find something different. They have a huge back catalog of shoots, going back over a decade. The videos and photos have been in HD for several years now. Oh, and the majority of the models are beautiful, as well as natural. No porn sluts with implants and fake eyelashes to be found here! Also: REAL ORGASMS. MANY OF THEM. They also offer streaming for video, which I never use. They offer pictures in very Hi-Res XL size for large-ass screens. The photos and vids are shot by pros.
Minor Con: The current HD videos are great, but I have been to another site, and the HD vids seem a little better quality, crisper and a little deeper color. (I checked the specs from both sites' downloaded vids, and the videos have similar 720 HD pixel size) The other site also offers even higher than HD quality, which I found to be pointless to use on my current Macbook, but would be great for a larger screen.
So I hope AW will offer even better HD video quality options in the future (even tho it's really great as-is!).
This is a great quality site , I highly recommend it. I have been a member off and on since 2006. It's worth the price of admission. I thought their prices were steep at first, but they offer a lot. These days, I prefer to be an A-la-carte member, and just pay per shoot, since I do not need a new download every day. They give you several options to buy their high quality material. It's easy to re-join if you leave.
I do get porn from other porn sites sometimes, but this site really sets the bar, and has been my main source for years. Very dependable.
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