I agree 100% with what you wrote. Like you, I'm an active and paying porn buyer and it really bugs me when I get fleeced. Guys like us should be seen as valuable customers and not mere marks in a scam. Dammit, I WANT to give these companies my money so they can continue to make more porn.
This is nothing too serious, but knowing this might save some aggravation when joining.
The site bills through Epoch and when you go to join there is one pre-checked cross-sell to Jordanís other site, The Ass Factory. There is also an unchecked cross-sell to Team Skeet for a seven day membership. I unchecked the choice for The Ass Factory since it only had less than a dozen updates in the past three months or so, and I checked the Team Skeet option because that seemed like a good deal.
The problem with the Team Skeet membership is that it is only a TRIAL membership and only allows you to stream one scene. It doesnít allow downloads. Iíll admit that I may have missed something, but I donít recall that the up-sell mentioned this was only a trial membership.
The more annoying issue is that when you go to the Jules Jordan site and select for recent updates they are laid out in a grid pattern. At the top of the grid is a banner ad for The Ass Factory. The problem is that the first three scenes listed are actually from The Ass Factory and clicking on them brings an Epoch confirmation page where you have to opt in. It wasnít clear what I needed to confirm so I did that thinking I was confirming my Jules Jordan membership and now have a membership to The Ass Factory too.
Iím fairly sure that I bear a lot of the blame for this. I suspect that if I could go back and re-read the join pages that the information was buried in there somewhere, but some of the blame has to go to Jules Jordanís site for making the information a bit confusing. Iím sure Iím not the first person to draw these conclusions based on the available information, but with any luck Iíll be the last PU member to make this mistake.
No need to explain, I understood what you meant. And I agree that Stagliano was able to produce bum-oriented movies that still focused on the who woman - including her personality. A lot of modern directors don't or can't do that.
Like you, I'm a big Butt Man fan. John Stagliano is one of the directors who invented gonzo porn but he was also able to produce some great features. "Butt Man's Wet Dream," as an example of his gonzo work, is still one of my all-time favourite movies. The scene with Heather St. Claire, Tom Byron and Steven St. Croix is probably in my top ten favourite scenes. While I'm not a big fan of feature porn, Stagliano's "Wild Goose Chase" is one of the best in the genre. The story is great (Joey Silvera is great in his role) and the sex is hot. I don't like feature porn mostly because so few attempts get both a good story and hot sex.
As you obviously know, Buttman has taken a different approach these days with his "Stretch Class" series. At first I wasn't a fan, but after watching some of it I became a convert and download whatever I can buy.
I'm also a big Mike Adriano fan, but I can see why some people don't like his stuff. But I also think that he and Stagliano can't really be compared since what they do is so different.
I'm a big JJ fan too but one thing about the site that bugs me is how, like so many other studio sites, they don't seem to take the internet as seriously as they should. I think that in most cases the missing scenes from the DVDs aren't actually missing, but they're posted on JJ's other site, The Ass Factory, where you'll have to pay another $30 to join that. The good news is that once you've joined the first time and get on their mailing list then send offers out a couple of times a year with a decent price cut - so watch your email.
Welcome to Pornusers. This is a great site and I hope you stick around and contribute more.
VB was a site that I rejoined several times per year. Actually I was a member there continuously for probably four years. But I think I may have joined for the last time a few months ago. While I didn't notice the number of broken links that you report, what got me was the low quality of the videos. Most of the videos are uploaded in the same resolutions that were being used years ago. The rest of the industry has improved but VB seems to rely on quantity rather than quality.
(As an aside, I re-downloaded all the "Kelly the Coed" series that VB has available. I did this to get the MP4 files to replace the WMVs I had downloaded earlier. The problem is that most of the MP4 files are dubbed versions with different languages. Some sound like German, others sound an Asian language. That's poor quality control, but that's VB these days.)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Large site
- Updates regularly
- Good variation in body types
- Variation in level of tattoos and piercings
- Class-leading video quality in newer videos
- Many download options
- Streaming available (with options)
- Supports download managers
- Fans of Joanna Angel should definitely join Ė lots to see
- TBP discount
- No zips for pics
The first time I joined this site I surprised even myself as Iím not a big fan of tattoos and piercings. Or so I thought.
The site seems to be quite a bit different now than the last time I reviewed it. Back in 2009 when dracken commented on it, and even as recently as a year ago when I reviewed it, the site had a Ďcommunityí feel to it, like it wasnít necessarily a professional porn site but a site owned and run by people into this lifestyle. (That was and still is highlighted by the obvious connection that Joanna Angel has with this site. Any of her fans NEED to get a membership here.) The site still has that feel to it with the blogs, a forum, event listings and chats, but it is clearly more Ďprofessionalí now.
The last time I reviewed the site it was broken down into several sub-sites. Those are listed in my previous review if youíre interested in seeing what those were. Those divisions seem to be gone now in favor of putting all the videos up on the main page and relying on a pull-down menu to sort by niche. This may be a personal thing, but I prefer the new way: all the scenes are right there and there are convenient ways to sort by star or niche.
The site is part of the Fame Digital family of sites. In my opinion, Fame has the porn Midas touch in that they nail the Holy Trinity for porn sites: the porn is incredibly hot with high production values, the site is well organized, and the porn is easy to access for streaming or downloads. The only caveat with Fame is that you need to track which of their billing companies you paid through because youíll need to know that when it comes time to cancel.
Another way the site is different now is that they use a look more common to other Fame sites: the scene thumbnail opens into a page where all your options for streaming and downloads are in sub-menus. If youíre familiar with any of Fameís sites youíll realize that this is both intuitive and easy to use. Also like other Fame sites, this one offers some of the widest choices for streaming and downloads. Other porn companies need to copy this. The oldest videos on the site date from 2008 and are available for download in either WMV or MP4 in 160p, 240p, 360p and 480p. Obviously these arenít great, but they look okay and they were great when they were uploaded. The really good news, however, is that like most Fame sites, this site jumped into HD early: videos uploaded as early as mid-2009 offer both 720p and 1080p in MP4 format. This was way ahead of the curve for most adult sites in 2009. The icing on the cake is that however fame encodes its scenes, in either 720 or 1080 they look amazing. Some sites offer 1080 that still looks pixilated. Please Fame, if youíre reading this please offer encoding lessons to other sites. Or just buy them out.
I downloaded the 1080p versions and those come in at 1980x1280 and 6800kb/s bitrate.
The site currently has 719 scenes of varying length. The scenes run the gamut from solo, POV, b/g, group, g/g, anal; in other words, just what youíd expect from an adult site. The models also have some variation so depending on the look you like youíre apt to find lots to satisfy you. The site updates frequently and regularly with several scenes being added weekly.
If the site has one glaring fault itís that pics are still not offered in zips. I know this is primarily a video site, but for those who like to collect photos of their favorite models it would be a good idea to offer zips.
Download managers are supported and like other Fame sites this one has resolved the issue of short-duration time-outs. Links donít last forever, but they will last about an hour and that is a huge improvement over what was offered even a year ago.
So that leaves dealing with the 800lb gorilla in the room: that the models donít sport a mainstream look. If that is an absolute deal-breaker for you, then there is no way youíd like this site. If, however, you have even a remote interest in this niche then I highly recommend checking this site out. The models are all really beautiful and but for the tattoos and piercings they look like the beautiful models that work in other parts of the porn industry. There are varying levels of body modifications too: not all the models are heavily tattooed and pierced; some are very light on both. Katie St. Ives, for example, is on this site and I doubt many would consider her a niche model.
The bottom line is that just in the past year this site has made some changes that, while subtle, have made a great site even better. Itís a large and growing site that offers excellent quality (in production values and in how they look on your monitor or TV) at a discounted price and features unique-but-beautiful models. Whatís not to like? I highly recommend joining.
Actually graymane, your reply to my comment has given me a thought about how to resolve this issue. I'll make this offer to all of my PU friends: if you think there is too much anal in porn today, send me what you have. I'll gladly accept it and give it a good home. you can rest knowing that your unwanted anal porn now has a loving home.
Good point about the quality issue. If you offer HD for sale then more people will buy it. I'll confess to occasionally visiting tube sites to scout out material from a site I might be interested in. Tube sites have led me to join several pay sites but I only use them when planning a membership.
The thing about this site is that I really like the scenes and would gladly become a repeat customer if the video quality was better. Honestly, I could even live with the 720x480 stuff, but if the site is reverting to 320x240 I won't rejoin.
And as I've said probably a dozen times here already, an answer to my emails from the site would be helpful in clarifying what's going on.
I sort of have a plan, but not really. If I die suddenly, a close friend, porn buddy and long-time PU lurker is instructed to come to my house and retrieve a specific briefcase. That briefcase contains a bunch of portable drives.
The worst part is that I don't think the site has been left to die. It is still updating with new material but the site owner seems to have made a decision to drop the semi-good quality downloads in favour of what might have been state-of-the-art in 1995. And all to thwart piracy. I get that piracy is a big problem, I get that it must be one of the most frustrating things a small site has to deal with, and I get that the site can't tell someone like me from a person intending to upload the material to a torrent site, but this move seems to penalize me for doing nothing wrong.
That's the frustrating part for me. That and the fact that the webmaster doesn't respond to emails.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Decent sized site (135 scenes)
- Some attractive women
- Supports download managers
- Streaming available
- Lots of rimming (yes, I consider this a pro)
- Scenes are hard without being abusive
- No HD
- Highest resolution is barely industry standard
- Seems to be using even lower resolution now
- Many broken links
- Some scenes are streaming only
- No customer support
- Some women not attractive
I recently discovered that I like Ďamateurí porn. The qualifier for that is that I like porn that uses models that obviously have some interest in the adult industry and are now trying video, as opposed to a couple who record themselves and post it on the Ďnet.
The setup here is pretty much the same as used on similar sites like Exploited College Girls: the scene begins with an interview of the model, she gets naked, there is oral and then sex. I think this formula works so I donít find it repetitive, but I can see that some might. Most of the sex is vaginal, but there are several scenes that feature anal too, but not enough that Iíd consider this an anal site. One controversial sex act that does occur often is female on male rimming, which occurs in a majority of the scenes. I like watching that, so I find it a positive, but I understand that Iím probably in a minority.
Most of the scenes are around 45-50 minutes long. While the female models are asked to do things they probably wouldnít do in real life, the scenes are in no way abusive as can occur on other sites. There is no face fucking or other extreme acts like that.
Most of the models are quite attractive and there is a decent variety among body types so that most members can say they found a lot of models that suit their tastes. As with Ďamateurí sites though, there can be some models who are questionable. I swear that one of the models looks like a younger Geddy Lee. And as a Rush fan, it pains me to say that. It could have been worse though: the model could have looked like Neil Peart or Alex Lifeson.
Unfortunately the bad outweighs the good on this site. The material itself is well shot (while there is a lot of POV it is well done), lighted and edited. Most of the women are attractive and most of the sex is fun to watch. The site is let down by the web design itself and what is actually made available to members.
The site is simple and I have no problem with that. It is a small site with 135 scenes available so there is no need for a fancy layout and powerful search function. It would be nice to see some tags but I can live without those. Of the problems on the site, one of them is that the 135 scenes are only theoretically available. I didnít count them, but there are many dead links for pages and more for downloads.
Speaking of downloads, this is the biggest problem with the site: all of the older material is offered in only 320x240 resolution. (Only one download choice is offered per scene. Or, if you prefer, the only option is take it or leave it.) I canít be convinced that they were anywhere near state-of-the-art even when they were uploaded. The site did improve that when they upgraded the downloads to 720x480. Those are passable and look pretty good on a 24Ē monitor, but get pretty grainy on a large TV. More options would be better, including an HD download choice.
But wait! It gets worse!
It appears that the site may have made a choice to actually revert back to the 320x240 size. I say this for three reasons: 1) the newest update is low resolution, 2) a blog update in late August reported that the site would be only using low resolution downloads to thwart theft, and 3) a couple of emails to the site to ask if my suspicions were true went unanswered.
If itís true that the site has reverted to low res for downloads, this alone will cause me to not recommend the site and not rejoin. I get that piracy is hurting porn, and probably hurting smaller sites more than big sites, but surely there is a better way to curb piracy than kicking your customers in the balls. Iím an active porn buyer and I frequently rejoin sites, but if this is what I get, I wonít be back.
Two relatively minor issues too: 1) if you have an option for members to contact you, you should read your email and respond. If you donít respond, then donít make the option available, and 2) the third most recent update features a stunning young lass who puts on a great performance, but for some reason it is only offered in streaming. This really cheesed me off, and my reasonable question on future availability went unanswered.
As for some technical stuff, the site updates with approximately one new scene being added weekly. It also supports download managers with no obvious timeouts or download limits.
This is some decent amateur porn that is let down by a too-amateur site. I could live with that but if my suspicions are correct that they are making things even worse for members I canít recommend the site. If the site responds to this review or to my email with some information on better downloads then Iíll reconsider my refusal to recommend and the score.
Your point about there still being lots available here is well taken. This is some excellent porn at a great price which represents a great value. I do wish that they'd drop regional pricing for those outside North America.
Great review! This network is one of my favourites that I join regularly and I agree that the price you were offered made this an amazing deal.
The only problem I have with Milk Enema now is that it isn't updating. From what I've read no new scenes are being made or released. From my perspective, this is too bad as this is a unique and under-served niche. I also realize that it isn't a niche with too many supporters here.
I should also point out that I joined this network just last week after having only been away from it for maybe three months and was surprised to see how few updates there were on the entire network. The better value is probably the Evil Angel site with the TBP/PU discount because these are the same studios and there is a lot of overlap.
A discount is often the difference between me joining a site that I otherwise wouldn't and not joining it. This has worked out well for me (and for some sites, I suspect) as a discounted price has brought me to some sites that I really like and continue to join regularly.
One site in particular, Evil Angel, offers a discount to PU members that I take advantage of several times a year. Without that price I'd probably only join once a year or less.
I don't have my drives protected but I should. I just don't know how to do that. I do have instructions on how to use the 'hidden file' feature in Windows to mask what you have on a drive. It would certainly protect the drive from people stumbling onto your stash as the drive looks empty unless someone looks deeper.
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