DRM to me is the number 1 unacceptable feature. As badandy400 says, "It really does not matter how great the content is if you can not download it or keep it." Streaming only content also falls into this bucket.
If a site has bad reviews, that pretty much kills it, so that's my number 2. Luckily, I find that most sites I like have good reviews, but unfortunately you can almost count the ones I haven't joined on one hand. Where have all the good sites gone? Seems about 99% of the sites out there just aren't my thing, but admittedly I have very narrow tastes. There are many sites "in the hopper" but since I've harvested them in the last year or two, I need to let them release enough content to make them worth joining again.
Files not being zipped is probably number 3. I like pix and vids, but I love good picture sets. And I like to just get the whole set via zip, it's so much easier. If they aren't zipped, I'm not gonna unzip either.
Price is next, I guess I'm a cheap bastard like Wittyguy. I'm a major bargain hunter and will wait as long as possible before joining a new site, and finding a deal to save $5 on a site I've been watching will usually make me jump.
Actually, download limits don't bother me much. I find that I rarely download more than 2GB per day anyway, because I'm very selective.
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
+ 152 Very cute and hot European models, a few absolute knockouts
+ Lots of sexy looks and eye contact, almost makes it like you were there
+ "Must have" content for solo surfers
+ Zip photosets offered in many different resolutions: from very low rez (500x750) to very high rez (3300x5000)
+ Videos in 2 resolutions: 640x480 WMV and 720x528 DivX
+ Updates 2 to 3 times per week
+ Even the content from 3 years ago looks just as good as the newest content
+ Tour is very accurate, looks just like the site
+ Good deal for $20, they deliver what they promise
+ Clean, simple website design with _almost_ no ads
+ Fast download speeds (350 KB/sec via DSL)
+ Works with DownThemAll
+ Martin the photographer is responsive to emails
- No video previews, no vidcaps, just the title and the small thumbnail are all you have to go on.
- Repetitive photo and video themes from model to model (glass toy, white linen, etc.)
- Totally set for some really sexy lingerie, but does not play up this angle enough
- Videos broken into multiple parts with different names, confusing to tell which
parts go with which
- A fair amount of tattoos, the most common being the "Klingon hood ornament" over the ass
- Most models have navel piercings (OK), a few with clitoral piercings (NOOOOO!)
- A few fake boobs (acceptable, as long as you can't see the scar)
- Too much makeup at times, Nella looks ghostly! And I normally like her but not on this site.
- Music in the videos, although it works at times, kind of like Digital Desire
This site reminds me of a cross between Digital Desire and LSG Models, but very toned down in terms of the presentation. Great, let's focus on the Babes not the flashy web pages!
All of your favorite European models are here, including Eve Angel, Anetta Keys, as well as a few I haven't seen. This is a small site, not gaudy like Twistys, yet it still holds its own.
The puzzling thing though, as you know a model's name can be typically the same (or close) from site to site, on here though the models use names I have never seen them under, for example:
Zafira = Adriana
Bambi = Domenica
Lucky = Daniela
Nikki Miller = Joanna
Eufrat = Marina
Peaches = Nicola
Jana Malone = Stefanie
Marketa Brymova = Victoria ???
Where this site can get tiresome is in the repetition, but stepping back for a moment and thinking about it, this site is a true gem of solo feminine content, and once you get the hang of how Martin is presenting these models, you will greedily devour the content.
From examining my collection, I normally download about 10% of the models from a given website. On this site however, I downloaded over 25%. There are truly some magnificent women here. If you have an active "fantasy imagination" you will love the photo sets here, for a while.
One repetitive photo theme is the "dressing gown" or "glass toy". The "dressing gown" sets are often wearing the identical gown as the other models, and often in the same room! That's a bit too repetitive for me, but I wish that was MY house! The "glass toy" sets are also repetitive, but I like glass toys, so it's not bad, just letting others know what to expect.
A repetitive video theme is with the model nude in bed asleep under white sheets (many models have a "white linen" video). It's a nice fantasy, but if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, these videos are very sexy and ease into the action slowly. To their credit, naming similar videos with similar titles lets you know what to expect, and personally I enjoyed all of the ones I downloaded.
DivX videos look really good, and due to DivX's high compression ratio, these files download faster and take up much less space than their WMV counterparts, and have superior resolution and video quality, IMHO. Excellent, if repetitive, solo content. Again, to the site's credit, you get what you pay for.
The only ad is a very inconspicuous upsell for eroticdestinations.com, their sister site. The ad is always in the same place on each page and doesn't flash or anything, so it's easy to ignore. One neat thing about it though, is that each model has a link to their content on eroticdestinations.com, and if you click it, you
get a preview of her specific content. This is actually a nice feature and a good way to entice you to join the other site (although I didn't).
Bottom line = Must join for solo fans for a month.
One can basically find the equivalent of a porno mag online for free just by surfing. Unless of course you read the articles...Playboy anyone? Haven't seen it in years, but Mr. Hefner must be doing something right.
That is impressive that you offer up your billing history complete with subscription IDs. One thing's for sure, your posts draw alot of attention.
I must admit, your scrotum (and its contents) must be larger than mine, I don't think I would be willing to post such details in this era of identity theft.
Still, sometimes one must take what they have coming. Remember in "Animal House" when they have to "assume the position?" The appropriate response is "Thank you, Sir, may I have another?"
It would be fun to have a few beers with you sometime, however I'm afraid I would wake up in jail afterwards.
Sorry, I didn't realize Pinche's account had been disabled when I posted this. I chopped it down. It's too bad, people like that are like adding Habanero's to the spaghetti, it's too bad he was just too over the top and just too disrespectful. I hope he learned something from this.
I totally agree that "Rogue Members" are an extremely bad thing for all of us. Fake reviews might lead someone to waste their hard earned cash, but much, much worse, undermines the whole purpose of this site.
I got a knot in my stomach reading this.
Pinche, I sincerely hope you were kidding. If so, then it was a very bad, bad joke. Didn't you ever read the "Boy who cried wolf" or heard the phrase "Once bitten, twice shy" ? I know they are cliche however they are quite relevant nonetheless.
Now that you have "joked", then said you were kidding, it will be difficult to trust you further. Your honor and character are not things to throw around like so much used toilet paper.
It's sad really, trust is something that can take months or even years to build, yet an instant to throw away.
Again, sorry for the melodramatic cliches, but that "joke" really sucked Pinche.
Funny thing though, if you look at the preview content for CarliBanks.com, many of the later photo and video sets are the same ones that have appeared recently on Twistys, Aziani, and Babelicious (not that I'm a current member of any of these, you can tell if you look closely at the preview content).
That's one thing that keeps me wondering about CarliBanks.com, that it could be a "one stop shopping" site for many of her non-exclusive sets that are sprinkled over the net on different sites.
I had a similar experience with ChasinGirls about 2 years ago, did the trial but not the full site access, with the trial I could only access some of the videos and no photos just like your experience, Drooler.
You can go through CCBill now, which is probably a good sign.
The preview content looks great, but it's the same preview content that has been up for a long time, which is probably a bad sign. I have a feeling this site does not update.
I've come very close to getting the full membership for a while (mainly because I'm a sucker for Carli Banks) but I still haven't joined.
One of these days...when I feel like taking a chance...
Nice review, although that one guy that is in all the videos - boring to the viewer, but one is reminded of essays at school where you wrote "What I did on my summer vacation" Ah to go there with a video camera, a couple of months, and some money....
I had never heard of this site before, but took one look and all I can say is YUM YUM YUM.
This one really brought out alot of opinions! Isn't sharing fun?
Personally I like a genuine performance above all else - the girl has to be enjoying herself. Whether it's fingers, a standard vibe, a rabbit vibe, or the Sybian, if the girl is obviously enjoying herself then that's what does it for me.
Although, since we're sharing kinky feelings, the "rabbit vibe" is one of my favorites, and seems to be the same for the models that use it. That's the one that has a clit stimulator as well as a rotating shaft. Sure, it's a bit like a new-age spacecraft, but the thought of what that thing is doing to the girl's insides, and how she can't help but enjoy herself - really does it for me.
Plus using one of these things on your woman while you're going down on her - take it from me she will worship the ground you walk on!!
However, in the interest of being objective, after I wrote this, I did notice that many other users here on PU have written much more detailed reviews, and given it much higher marks than me, so you may want to review them (if you haven't already) before totally making up your mind.
As I said, it was 2 years ago that I joined, maybe the site has gotten better? Although from the sound of it (tattoos? ugh!) probably not.
Sorry to sound wishy-washy, I'm just trying to be objective, one man's treasured porn is another man's recycle bin fodder.
One site I belong to now is EuropeanGlamourGirls.com, and while it's a bit plain, and the photosets are repetitive from model to model, the girls are gorgeous and there isn't a tattoo in sight (at least, none I've found yet!). You might want to check this one out, the tour is just like the actual site (except obviously if you're a member you get access to the content).
I can't comment on the tatoos on this site (other than to say that in general I agree they are a major turn off).
What I can comment on is, I was a member 2 years ago, and as solo sites go, this one is near the bottom of my list. Unlike many other sites I've joined, from this one, I have deleted almost all of content. The site just didn't cut it for me, the photography is repetitive and the girls often appear bored, or worse, they fake it, in the videos.
On the plus side, the photos and videos were pretty sharp, if that makes a difference. The site has a somewhat amateur feel, but almost too much so - like having a model take off all of her makeup and put her under a fluorescent light.
One thing I did notice, is that I even deleted Carli Bank's content from this site, which for me is almost sacrilege. From what I remember it just didn't do it for me, and for me to do that to one of my favorite models (it was a while ago I deleted it), it must have been her worst.
So that's my mini-review. I'd give the site a 60 based on my recollections.
I make it a rule to harvest a site in a month. Probably pretty much like others here: I go through the model index alphabetically, and each model I like I review a few photos in her sets and download zips of the sets I like, as well as the vids I like. It's not like I look at every photo or video as I go - I just preview the content and download the ones that appeal to me. I continue processing the site in this manner until it's cleaned out.
Using this technique, I'm able to get all I want, and save it for later enjoyment, in a relatively short time. Even big sites like 1-by-day I can process in a month.
I just can't see spending $20 to $30 per month on a site, month after month. I suppose if one had the cash, and didn't want to hassle with downloading everything, it would work. But I'm too anal-retentive and picky about what I spend my hard-earned money on!
Perhaps badandy will respond to this poll with some details on his technique. He has to be the download king!
I've never joined, but I've had this on my list of "possible join" sites for about 2 years now (being a Sarah Blake, as well as POV, fan).
One cautionary note, and I just checked in again, is that every time I've checked the site, they have exactly the same preview content (believe me, I remember that Sarah Blake preview!)
So while the site might be updating, the preview content certainly has not, which I consider a warning sign, the site may be just a collection of videos without any support staff or updates. And the price tag is a little high (IMHO) to take a chance on it.
Ditto to Drooler's reply, I hate IM's and refuse to use them. They are way too invasive. If someone needs to get a hold of me that badly, they have my phone number and can call me. And if I don't want to answer, that's what answering machines are for. Cell phones and IM suck.
I pretty much agree with everyone else's comments here, but my 2 "most annoying" scenes are:
1) Guy grabs the girls head from behind and forces her down on his dick, grabs her hair in his fist and keeps her down. This has got to be one of the most humiliating things, plus a massive turn off for me. If the girl doesn't want to do it, what's the point? It's almost like rape, pretty sick actually.
2) Guys that fuck like they're a freight train moving 100 MPH, super hard fast fucking. Come on, do people really do this in real life? I suppose some people like "hard sex" but these kind of scenes make it look more like running a marathon than fucking. Is that really pleasurable? Major turn off for me.
I was a member of this site a couple of years ago - and totally agree with your comments. I don't understand why TBP gives this site an 87.1.
The models are HOT, but like you said, HE WON'T STOP TALKING! Plus the camera is constantly jiggling around everywhere, very unprofessional.
I remember being so disappointed with this site. I remember watching "20 minute workout" back in the 1980's (Ron Harris production) and thinking how extremely hot the models were working out and how excellent the photography was. Ron got famous from this as well as his Aerobicize videos.
But with his website, the videos are very amateurish. If he would just buy a tripod, and close his mouth, and zoom out just a little further (so you can see more than the upper left corner of her mouth and the lower right corner of her pussy) it would be awesome.
The photo quality however is top notch, he really is a gifted photographer. Perhaps if he hired someone else to do the videos?
It's so hard to find really good solo content these days, one thing or another always seems to spoil it. Usually it's over-production or too much makeup. In this case, it's the guy holding the camera.
I always enjoy the first of the month for looking over my favorite websites and seeing what they are offering for the month, and deciding which site I'll join, or re-join, next.
Lindsay Marie is a new, extremely hot model, and I've been waiting to see more of her.
Digital Desire had one pictorial of her last month, and I was hoping for more - but looking over their November schedule, she is only in one more pictorial this month, and no videos!! That's the kind of teasing I don't like.
If you read my comment closely, the discount was offered directly by Digital Desire until October 1. Now that it's Oct 17, well....
Fear not, all is not lost. If you go to http://www.paysitediscounts.com/, they have links to many websites, including this one. If you go through here, then to Digital Desire, you can still get the $18/mo price. Can't beat that. You'll probably find other ones here you like as well.
This is a very nice site, one of the best sites for glamour model content, especially with the $18 price tag (see my review). At that price, this is really hard to pass up. A must join if you've never joined, or haven't for a while.
+ Gorgeous Models
+ High quality videos
+ Remastered content from a few years back
+ Realistic, "what you see is what you get"
+ No music in videos
+ Long videos (15-20 minutes on average, some almost an hour!)
- Very clinical, lacks seduction and passion
- Repetitive photo layouts and videos
- Not alot of content, roughly 75 models
- ZIP files for photosets are broken into several files with the same names, requires alot of folder management when unpacking to keep the sets from getting mixed up
- Updates are very infrequent, maybe 1-2 per week
- Slow download speeds, does not work with a download manager
The other reviews here are pretty accurate about this site. There is high quality content, and hot models, but the site is rather clinical and can be repetitive.
Almost every model has the same sequence of photosets: one or two speculum scenes, tongs, the "ALS Rocket" (a device for examining the cervix), and an occasional cucumber or fisting scene. You may get the impression each model is following an instruction manual, with the same "routine" of poses from model to model. To the photographer's credit, the photosets are amazingly consistent, and professionally shot.
However, seeing each model do "the same old thing" can get boring pretty quickly. This is especially true of the speculum photosets, personally these are a bit too "up close and personal" for me, plus the models just sit there as if they're in the doctor's office, although they always have beautiful smiles.
Unfortunately, the videos also seem contrived and follow the same formula, the videographer asks the model the same questions: "so you're going to masturbate for us? Well you just go ahead..." and then the model lubes up and gets busy. There is no build up, no flirting with the camera, and the videographer always makes his presence known. Once he stops talking and the model gets into herself, the action can be pretty exciting, most models appear to really enjoy themselves and there is no faking.
If only there was more intrigue and build up, another reviewer here likened the experience to coming out Christmas morning and finding your presents unwrapped. The videos lack passion and seduction, although obviously that's not the videographer's goal. Personally I like the seductive, fantasy aspect.
One huge plus I give this site above others, is that they re-master and re-release older content. Alot of people don't like this, but personally I think it's great. If you've been "collecting" for a few years, you probably have alot of vids that are 320x240 (or worse). Don't you wish you had some of your favorite old vids in HD? Even going back into the 90's...One day someone is going to make alot of money remastering old porn classics.
Bottom line: Great quality. If you ever had fantasies about being a gynecologist, then you'll love this site.
Thanks, PinkPanther, you were right. I have a list of "experimental" sites to check out, this was at the top of it, just to see. The photo sets, as few as the good ones are, are pretty hot. Really odd though that their base price would be so high with so little content. They're not even in the same league with many bigger sites (like 1byday) that give you so much more for your money.
Funny thing, after submitting this review, my download speeds have gone down the toilet. Maybe the webmaster read my review??? LOL
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