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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
Many years ago, I was very into the girl-girl thing, although more recently not so much so. However a genuine, passionate kissing sequence can still get me going. VivThomas.com has some excellent content in this arena, although I've never joined them directly - you can get some, lower quality access to the content from TeenDreams.com - but I'd recommend any lover of girls kissing to check VivThomas.com out.
I only join one site every 3 to 6 months, but when I do I download what I like in that one month, so on average I'm definitely in the under 1 GB per month range. I don't know where the other users here get their time (and money) to join so many sites per month and download so much! I find that I spend most of my "porn time" checking out, sorting, and sifting what I've already downloaded. My "main collection" is only about 70 GB, but in my opinion it's the "best of the best" that I've been collecting for about 10 years.
+ 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.
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...
The models are mostly amateurs, although there are some vids with Sandra Shine, Jenna Haze, Carli Banks, and others. I believe their content is exclusive, I haven't seen the particular sets of the famous girls, or the amateurs, anywhere else. Given that there are alot of amateurs, some are not the best looking, but their performances are all genuine and hot.
There's something profoundly kinky and extremely arousing about watching a girl ride the Sybian, this site's specialty. The girls also definitely get off riding it, making it difficult to avoid doing the same yourself. Makes me tempted to buy one and put out an ad offering free rides!
There are also many lesbian sets, none are typical, involving multiple girls riding sybians, playing with toys, some lite bondage, and using oil.
I first joined this site in 2001 and loved it, joined again in 2004, now I'm thinking about joining for a third time. I typically only join a site for a month, and rarely return, so if I join this one a third time, that will be a record for me.
The one bad thing to say about this site, is that they re-release content from many years ago and post it as "new" like Katie (one of my favorites from this site). Although this makes me more curious to re-join, to see if the video has been re-edited to a larger format.
Definitely a must join if you are a fan of this type of content.
Hey JD - thanks for the comment, that's disappointing. I've had my eye on this one for a while, never joined, there seem to be some really hot Thai girls though. So the video samples on the site are the same quality as the actual videos? What about the bonus network sites (Hennessie, Asian Suck Dolls, others), do those make the price more worth it ?
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.
Hi, TheRizzo. If you're a Twistys fan I strongly recommend it, especially for $18, as it sounds like you haven't joined before. While personally I think Twistys is a better site (more fun oriented and doesn't take itself too seriously) Digital Desire does have some truly excellent glamour content.
Just stick to the model index and go through alphabetically. Each model has all of her content, with links to her sets in each of the crazy categories. From there, you can piece together the photo layouts with a little work. I also forgot to mention that they have a pretty good video preview capability, where you can stream a video low quality to check it out before deciding if you want to download the high quality version.
Another thing other reviewers have discussed is the download speeds. I did find it a little slow, however I use DownThemAll with Firefox, and set the maximum files to download simultaneously to 1, and set max chunks to 2. This seemed to help the download performance.
Good luck, let me know if you join and what you think. I hope you find this info useful.
Hi PinkPanther, thanks for the comments/clarification. I actually got a deal to join for $18 that was good til the 30th of the month, and I joined on the 29th, so I got it just in time.
One thing I forgot to mention in my review, is that $29.95 is not worth it, unless you've never joined ddgirls before, or haven't for a long time. However the discount of $22.90 would be worth it, as odd as that price is.
I was able to harvest the site in a month, although I'm still unpacking and checking out the goodies.
I'm not sure if they'll clean up the categories, it would be alot of work, and would remove one of their signature trademarks. Seems like some of the artsy-fartsy nature of the videos is reflected in their overly-creative category names. Is this a porn site or an art school?
Was a member approx. 6 months prior to this review.
+ Alot of models, most are extremely hot 9's-10's
+ Among the best solo video content on the web
+ Huge amount of content
+ No DRM
+ High quality images and videos
+ Easy to navigate, alphabetical model index is well organized
+ Only $18 until October 1
- Too many confusing categories: Dreamgirls, Dreamheat, Creamgirls, Raw Heat, Girlz-on-Girlz, Toi Story, Seasonal Spotlight, ????
- Photo sets tend to be split across categories
- Different mixes of the same video: a very softcore version as well as an "Extreme" version
- Some women look bored or overly posed in the photo sets
- Alot of makeup and airbrushing
Stephen Hicks has set many standards for photography, and this site illustrates the reasons why. Extremely beautiful, almost surrealistic women perform for your enjoyment. I won't belabor this point, if you haven't checked the site out and you're a glamour or solo model fan, then this site is a must see, for at least 1 month.
Also old news is that this site has dropped the DRM, which is a huge improvement.
Where the site falls apart in a bad way is with the categories and the division of content. The category names I listed above are real (believe it or not) and it is difficult to tell which is which. Perhaps these are just artifacts of when the site was split into an "extreme" section that used to cost extra, and the "normal" (read: softcore) section. What makes no sense at all is with all of the closeups of lubed up women, many of which you can find in the "normal" section, I do not understand why similar content is split off into "extreme" - which often just has more closeups or more "spread-eagle" shots. Don't get me wrong, the photos are hot, but the split up of photo sets and videos into the different confusing categories gets tiresome fast.
However, if you're willing to put up with the categories, and stick to the model index, you can find some excellent content, you just have to piece together the photo sets on your own. Also, the "extreme" solo videos are among the best I've seen.
Bottom line: Very hot solo models, tedious categories.
UPDATE: No major changes to my comments, but a score increase from 84 to 88, and also for continuing to offer the $18/month deal. Compared with other glamour sites, this is one of the best, in spite of the crazy categories.
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