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Visit I Shot Myself

I Shot Myself
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90.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: -There is a nice variety of ethnicities, ages, and body-types.
-The women/girls have a very authentic quality to them.
-All picture sets (or Folios, as the site calls them) are available as zip files.
-A huge amount of content.
-ISMS recently abandoned its multi-tiered pricing scheme, so now all members get all the content.
-Decent quality videos, downloadable as .mp4s, with no DRM.
-Discounts available if you can locate a banner ad and link to the site through it.
-Some of the more popular Abby Winters models (such as Toni B) have some additional sets here.
-Very fast downloads.
-11 updates per week
Cons: The single biggest issue here is that there is no good search feature. Basically, you can search by country and that's about it. Considering the many hundreds of models on the site, we should be able to search by age, race, body type, and more.

The other downside is that the pictures aren't huge, especially by today's standards.
Bottom Line: Perhaps it's officially true: with today's fancy cameras *anyone* can take a great picture. Well, anyone can take an in-focus picture with decent lighting, if these girls do indeed shot themselves. I'm skeptical because there is a fairly uniform quality. When real girls shot pictures of themselves in the mirror or whatever, they're usually pretty terrible with red eyes, poor lighting, and such. I'm not convinced the site is authentic.

It IS, however, a great source of unconventional models. There are many races, many body types, and many ages. The vast majority are caucasian girls in their early 20s, but there are some women up to 50. Many of the models are not conventionally beautiful in the super-thin, fake-breasted, air-brushed manner that we're used to. They seem real with a joyful vitality.

Some of the models have more of an artistic sense than others. Some models just shoot their bodies in a straightforward manner, while others get more creative. The premise stays the same, but there is still a surprising amount of variety.

If you enjoy amateurs having a good time naked, this site is for you. It updates 11 times per week and the quality of the updates is consistent and doesn't overload you with a lot of generic junk. The personality of the models really comes through and they seem like real people.

I wish the site had a decent search option, but that hardly matters when you consider the uniqueness of the site and how it does so much right. Highly recommended.

05-27-09  10:14pm

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Visit Figure Baby

Figure Baby
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90.0
Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: FigureBaby's most valuable asset is its diverse selection of models. This is one of the only sites I've seen that features what I consider to be "realistic" looking models - i.e. not incredibly skinny, not fake, etc. Many of the models work as life models (posing for art classes and such), so it's a very different style. This is really not an amateur site. The models are all professional, but as I said, they are not the same type as you find on most sites.
Cons: The site is still fairly new and even though there are three updates per week, it's on the small side. You can probably download all the content within a few hours. Although the addition of zip files for downloading picture sets is great, you cannot select the photo size. You get medium-size with the zip files.

The models may also be a 'con,' depending on your taste. I recommend looking around at the site before signing up. FigureBaby is very good about giving plenty of samples so there are no surprises. I've found a couple of the women to be most unattractive, but it's purely personal taste and they weren't the reason I joined anyway.
Bottom Line: With the glut of European model sites (MET, Hegre, DOMAI), it's nice to find an American site featuring models that look like people you might actually meet in real life. I've seen many sites with a similar goal, but FigureBaby is very consistently excellent both photographically, and in selection of models.

It IS on the small side, but the price is fair and it's definitely worth checking out.

03-22-09  10:09pm

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Visit Naked News

Naked News
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87.0
Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: If you're a fan of softcore erotica and you're looking for something different, this could be it. If you log on and watch the intro video, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. A woman reports on the news and slowly takes off her clothes (or sometimes it's lingerie, or even costumes). If that sounds intriguing, you'll love the site. If not, well, that's pretty much the entire site.

Surprisingly, the news reporting is actually decent. It's a fun way to stay up on current events. The video quality is excellent and available in a variety of formats for both Mac and PC. You can download the two most current programs in very high resolution, or you can download the last 150 days shows in your choice of low/medium/high resolution. However, you'll need to buy the "gold" membership to get the very high quality videos.

Additionally, various years old segments are available for streaming, but not downloading.
Cons: I'll try to address some common complaints so that prospective subscribers know what they're getting:

The show is not really about sex. Some people may not find it erotic in the slightest. There's no romantic component and, more than anything, it feels kind of silly and carefree. It's actually a fun site, but it's not about sex.

There are about 20 downloadable pictures for some of the anchors, but for some bizarre reason, they're only semi-nude. You won't see things that you see in the video. Think of Demi Moore on the poster for "Striptease." The pics are really more like a bonus than anything else.

It's impossible to tell who the actual current anchors are. You'd think Michelle and Yukiko were still involved, but they're not. This is a bit frustrating. Not all of the anchors are amazing. Some have fake breasts and some are very skinny, but mostly they're pretty hot.

Finally, not everyone is nude all the time. If that's a problem, you'll be frustrated by the site.
Bottom Line: I've subscribed off-and-on for years and I've always been pleased with the content. There is a real sense of teamwork and friendship between the anchors, and you get a real sense of their personalities.

The video quality, as I said, is outstanding and the download speeds are fast. Add to that the extremely low cost of membership, and you can't lose.

The fundamental question is, do you find the content stimulating? I suspect that for many, the answer is no - it's just too soft and has nothing to do with sex. However, you may find it irresistible.

There are a few specious notions floating around this forum, so please post a response if you want clarification on any point.

04-02-09  12:38am

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Visit New Nude City

New Nude City
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85.0
Status: Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
Pros: Richard Kern has had a long and colorful career from his early experimental film work with the 'cinema of transgression' to his current more straightforward "adult" photography. While his photographic style on NNC is more-or-less conventional, there are still fragments of his early days that peak through - back when he was a rebel with this DIY punk aesthetic. This all lends an edgy depth to his work.

There is a nice selection of diverse models with a variety of body types. They're substantially different from the common Eastern European models that we see everywhere.

There are some videos and they're downloadable in a variety of formats (.wmv & .mov), although they're small and low-resolution.

The price is amazing. A subscription is a no-brainer if you like erotic photography with a real girl-on-the-street edge. Indeed, many of these models *were* found on the streets of NYC (Kern provides little comments on how he met them and what they were like).
Cons: The photo sets tend to be fairly small compared to what we're seeing these days. The newer sets are slightly larger, but the old sets are just tiny. The same goes for the videos - they're very small and the quality is certainly not HD, or anything close.

The site doesn't really track its updates. They claim its updated regularly, but during my subscription, I didn't necessarily see evidence of that. Maybe I was always looking in the wrong place, but I couldn't tell if new stuff was showing up at all.

The site isn't huge. There are over 100 models, but when you compare it to MET or Abby Winters, it's pretty small. However, the site compensates by having unique, interesting content, and a very reasonable membership fee.
Bottom Line: Kern is definitely an artist, although I don't necessarily count the content of NNC as art, per se. The important thing is, he has a unique eye for interesting compositions with interesting models. It's one of the few sites out there that feature actual American models that don't look like Playboy playmates or porn stars (i.e. fake breasts and all that).

If you like erotic photography and are looking for something different, NewNudeCity is definitely worth checking out.

03-31-09  11:51am

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5
Visit Aria Giovanni

Aria Giovanni
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82.0
Status: Was a member approx. 4 months prior to this review.
Pros: As with any solo model site, everything rides on the model's ability to adopt a variety of personas and appearances, lest we grow tired of her image. All solo models should take a lesson from Aria because she does it right. Amazingly, she has a good 10 different looks and each of these have a nice variety of variations. In sum, we don't get tired of seeing her.

Her site is organized into different styles (e.g. glamour, artistic, fetish, amateur, candid) making browsing easy. Plus, there are a lot of interesting features where we really get a sense Aria as a person - even if it's fictional (tough to tell). She keeps a diary, does some interviews, and presents some photo diaries of her adventures (non sexual adventures, that is).

Aria has employed a number of different photographers over the years, so there is compositional variety in her photographs, although her images tend to be very clear, bright, and colorful. Many have an almost cinematic quality.
Cons: The most frustrating thing is that even though there are many galleries with many pictures, there are no zip files.

The video files are small and lo-res. Additionally, they are sometimes mislabeled so that you try to download a .mov file and you end up getting a .avi or something like that. The videos themselves aren't particularly amazing either, but it's better than nothing.

The older galleries feature small, lo-res pictures. The more recent the gallery, the better the image quality. With the huge amount of pictures, this isn't a huge deal, but it's worth noting.

It's difficult to tell how often the site updates. It's not exactly clear, but I believe the site still updates with some regularity.

A small portion of the content is not exclusive. Aria has been featured on a variety of sites DDGirls, Perfect 10, and more. Many of those sets end up on her site as well. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. It saves you the trouble of joining other sites just to collect Aria's pics
Bottom Line: Although her site isn't quite as slick as Alison Angel's, Aria Giovanni has one of the better solo sights that I've yet seen. Even though the pictures all feature the same model, she does a fantastic job creating variety. There are some issues (e.g. lack of zips, low quality movies), but there are more than enough positives to justify a membership.

03-31-09  09:07pm

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Visit Change Room Hunters

Change Room Hunters
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80.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: Since all voyeur footage is staged (it's highly illegal to tape someone in this manner without their consent), the real question we face is: does this *appear* authentic? Can we willfully suspend our disbelief without considerable effort?

An authentic appearance is something this site does well. We have a range of ages (20-35ish) and body types, simulating what we can imagine as a real locker room. Some of the videos feature women that are obviously models, and they show up again and again. However, many of the videos feature a wide array of women, which I think is a good thing. There aren't any obese women, but there are some with a more average "mom" figure.

Navigation is easy and there are plenty of videos to download. Some are in HD and some are standard. There is a choice of movie size for each video. Times range from a few minutes to a few seconds.
Cons: Some of the staging is not believable at all. Most of the HD videos available take place in what is obviously a regular room (with a large window!) with a small row of lockers. The clarity is very good, but it doesn't have the appearance of authenticity.

You're pretty much stuck with .wmv format. A few videos are available in DIVX format, but not many. I haven't had many problems playing the videos, although a couple have some weird artifacts that obscure the image.
Bottom Line: The content breaks down into a few categories with two main sets. There is a shower set where one or two women (or a man and woman) take a shower; there is a real-looking locker room set featuring many of the short black and white videos, and incidentally, featuring the most diverse array of body types; there is a totally unrealistic HD set where a model strips or gets dressed; and finally, there are some random extra shots of other parts of the locker room.

If you like voyeur footage, this is a decent site. The lack of variety isn't such a big deal when the content is high quality, which this is. It updates regularly, although you can download most of the content fairly quickly. I'm not sure if it's worth a repeat subscription.

Overall, the site does many things well. I recommend going through the tour, as it gives a very good sense of the member portion. If you like what you see, you'll like what's on the inside.

03-30-09  12:52am

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Visit Grace and Beauty

Grace and Beauty
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72.0
Status: Was a member approx. 2 months prior to this review.
Pros: This site features a nice selection of realistic-looking models. You won't find any super-thin models with fake breasts. The style is very similar to FigureBaby.com and both feature models Idaho and Dominique (aka Sienna). The style is somewhat artistic and very soft. These seem to be mainly American models, as opposed to the Eastern European models that dominate so many sites these days. There is quite a variety of body types, ethnicities, and personalities. Some models are better than others, but all of the models appear very authentic.
Cons: The single most annoying aspect of this site is the lack of zip files for downloading photo sets. The site is very basic HTML on the order of something I could build myself in about two hours. Navigation is usually a bit strange as there are not always menus to take you where you're trying to go. My other main criticism is the quality of the photography. The pictures are simply not good enough for a pay site. They're fairly small, the colors are dull, and there is not as much clarity as one would hope. Some of the photo sets feature bizarre photoshop filtering that can only be described as "cheesy."

Finally, updates are infrequent. I've subscribed twice with over a year in between. I believe there were fewer than 20 updates during that time. I found very little new content and I cannot imagine subscribing for more than a month. Moreover, some of the photo sets I downloaded the first time were missing when I returned!
Bottom Line: Grace & Beauty is a decent site if you're tired of Eastern European models. It's deeply flawed, but the price is decent and it's probably worth checking out. The biggest thing this site has in its favor is the diversity of models. These are definitely not your stereotypical "playboy" or "Hegre" models, nor do they have the youthful edge of Abby Winters or RookieBabe. They alone justify a month's subscription, if that's what you like.

Since FigureBaby is so similar, I can't help but compare these two sites. FigureBaby comes out on top in all categories (I've reviewed it as well), but at the same time, it's small. I recommend checking it out, but when you're done and you still want more, Grace & Beauty is a decent follow-up.

03-26-09  11:05pm

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Visit The Good Nudes

The Good Nudes
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68.0
Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: This site is very similar in content to both FigureBaby and Grace & Beauty. All three feature figure models in photos that are more artistic and sensual than sexual. They also share a few of the models (Idaho has photos on all three, Leona and Lara are on TGN and G&B, and more).

The photographs are reasonably well composed and the models have that certain authenticity, as if you could expect to meet them on the street. The best thing in this site's favor is the quality collection of models.
Cons: The sets are small, as are the pictures. With all the quality, high resolution images offered by photography sites these days, this quality level is kind of inexcusable. There are "high res" versions of some of the pictures, but this is laughable when you compare the to what MET calls "high res."

The content is very soft and artistic. As I always say, this is actually what I like, but I know some will be disappointed that the images aren't more sexual in character.
Bottom Line: Seeing as this site does not compare favorably with FigureBaby and Grace & Beauty, I cannot really recommend it. The best I can say is, if you subscribe to the aforementioned sites, download all the content, and still want more, TheGoodNudes is an adequate stopgap until the other sites fill up with updates again.

04-02-09  01:14am

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Visit Perfect 10

Perfect 10
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65.0
Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: Perfect 10 is something like a British Playboy, although the models appear slightly more natural. You won't find any fake breasts here. The pictures are colorful and appealing, and the content is very soft. It's essentially "wholesome," but with a slightly naughty edge. In that sense, it's a lot like what Playboy used to be - the all American girl next door, who was secretly a raging sex kitten.
Cons: The pictures are small and there are no zip files. Theoretically, if zip files were available, you could download the entire site in a couple days. However, there is a ridiculous download limit imposed, so you actually can't download all the content right away.

Some may think the content is much too soft. Some of the models are merely topless. Personally, I enjoy softcore of this nature, but it's important to understand that this is very very soft stuff.

I've subscribed twice. Strangely, some of the content from my first membership disappeared when I returned a year later. I have no idea why a website with such limited content would actually *remove* pictures, but they did.
Bottom Line: My recommendation is to choose the trial subscription to see if you like it. Just be warned: only look at the stuff you're definitely interested in because once you hit the download limit, that's it.

Ultimately, I cannot recommend purchasing a regular subscription. It's not like the site updates, so there isn't a nice stream of new content. It does softcore modeling very well, but considering the small picture size, lack of updates, and lack of zip files, it's not worth a month's subscription.

03-31-09  08:40pm

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10
Visit Kay Parker Online

Kay Parker Online
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65.0
Status: Was a member approx. 4 months prior to this review.
Pros: A modest collection of Kay Parker clips available for download. Other than that, none. I'm giving the site a 65 rather than a 50 simply because KP is so great.
Cons: This is a very simple HTML website with 48 downloadable videos. All the videos are clips from movies and the quality ranges from poor to average. The format varies from clip to clip. Some are .mpg, but most are .avi.

Content wise, there isn't anything unique here. All of these clips are floating around elsewhere online and available for free. The only thing you get by subscribing is the ease of finding them in one place.

There is a rather pathetic little photo gallery filled with tiny, low-resolution pictures that were obviously pulled from a Google image search. Do one yourself and you'll find everything available here.

Finally, there do not seem to be any updates to the site.
Bottom Line: The most frustrating thing about this site is that it should be so much better. Kay Parker is a classic and she deserves a decent site. This isn't it.

03-22-09  10:26pm

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Visit Ray Spade

Ray Spade
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59.0
Status: Was a member approx. 3 months prior to this review.
Pros: This is the private collection of a photographer who has, over the course of his life, photographed a fair amount of women. The content is entirely exclusive and, for vintage photography, it's pretty decent.

The models appear realistic and authentic (more on that below). Even though the compositional and posing style is similar to vintage Playboy, the models are clearly amateurs. In many instances, they seem like neighbors wives looking for a thrill - demure, but slightly adventurous.
Cons: There are no updates, so I can see no reason to use anything but the trial. I believe there are less than 80 galleries (7 of which were unavailable for the duration of my subscription), so one can easily get all the content in a few hours. Of course, there are no zip files either.

The photography ranges from decent to 'not so great.' I believe some of the pictures just haven't aged well - maybe they weren't stored properly through the years.

Most of the models are merely topless. This wasn't necessarily a problem for me, but it might be for some. Essentially, there's nothing here you won't see in 50s/60s era Playboy.

Some of the models are not conventionally attractive. Typically, I like models that appear realistic and authentic. However, I draw the line at breasts covered in bright red stretch marks (granted, only two models were like that).
Bottom Line: If the idea of paying a nominal 'trial' fee for a small, but unique collection of softcore vintage photos sounds good to you, by all means, give it a try. It was worth my money.

However, the site is very small, the photo sizes aren't very large, maintenance seems to be non-existent, and the idea of subscribing to such a small, non-updating site seems, to me, a bit ridiculous! If all you want is some vintage photography, there are plenty of sites out there with far more content, better content, and an actual update schedule.

04-02-09  01:01am

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Visit WTF Hot Girls

WTF Hot Girls
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55.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: Good photography, very beautiful models, zip file downloads, extremely high resolution.
Cons: First of all, this site is about 90% non-nude. I don't understand the reason anybody would want 300 pictures of a woman standing around fully clothed - unless, that is, they were operating under the perfectly reasonable assumption that an adult site features nudity unless otherwise specified!

I found the pricing system ridiculous. You purchase all the work of a single model (around 2 gigs of content) for a flat fee (between $15 and 20). When you compare that to the amount of content on virtually any other site, the price is staggering. I thought I would try it and see if it truly was worth it.

Sadly, what I got were 12 huge (200-300 photos) sets of a pretty woman not taking off her clothes. Wonderful. Typically the model removes some clothes and is sometimes topless, but she's virtually always posed to cover certain areas.
Bottom Line: This site needs to be much more up-front about what exactly you're getting. Their lengthy mission statement doesn't really cut it. I honestly don't see how they can justify the enormous price. It's a terrible deal and even though the models are uniformly excellent, it's just not an adult site.

My advice: save your money and look elsewhere.

04-05-10  10:42pm

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Visit Daisy Beach

Daisy Beach
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55.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: Browsing is easy, multiple image sizes are available, you can download image sets in zip files (at medium resolution only), movies are downloadable with no DRM.
Cons: Less than half of the girls actually appear nude. Approximately 20% are fully nude, 30% are topless, and 50% are non-nude. Nowhere is this mentioned on the website - very misleading. The site claims "all natural girls," but many of the nude models feature breast implants. How is that "all natural"?

One can browse the site and look at each model's page and photo sets, but this is very misleading. Many photo sets are actually parts of larger sets, so it takes about three Daisy Beach sets to equal what you'd find on Hegre or MET.

Finally, the site is not a good value. You're required to purchase a 7-day trial for $19.99 before you can enter into a regular 30-day subscription re-billing at $19.99.
Bottom Line: I feel like I was very misled as to the nature of the content on this site. If you don't mind the women staying dressed, then perhaps you would enjoy the site. However, what exactly is the point in that? Can't you find images like that for less than $20 per month?

Honestly, I cannot recommend this site to anyone.

03-21-09  09:22pm

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Visit Rare Asians

Rare Asians
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50.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: As hard as I try, I cannot think of anything really good to say about this site. The most positive comment I can make is that it uses CCBill, which makes it easy to cancel your trial subscription once you gain access to the site and realize that there is almost no content to download!
Cons: This is an extremely poor site.
-Small pictures
-Low quality pictures
-Models are very average-looking
-20 Models total, some with as few as 120 pictures
-No zip files
-Membership signs you up to a sister site, which you then need to go and cancel
-Daily download limit (5gigs, which is amusing seeing as there probably isn't 5 gigs worth on content on the entire site!)
Bottom Line: I was not expecting much here, but my low expectations weren't even satisfied. Basically, I joined for one single model that I had seen on ATK Exotics. Her pictures were exceptional in comparison to the typical photo sets on RareAsians. I assumed that there would at least be a few similar models, but no.

The bottom line is, there is almost no content on this site. A selection of 20 sub-par models does not a porn site make. I expect a minimum of quality photography (in focus, decent lighting, correct exposure), but again, that was too much to ask.

In my opinion, the 'official' review is much too generous. If you want Asians, you're much better off looking at Graphis Nudes or even ATK Exotics.

11-01-09  02:16pm

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Visit WTF Hot Girls

WTF Hot Girls
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Reply of BadMrFrosty's Reply

Yeah, they do say that. To me, however, that doesn't translate into "some of these models are not naked at all." Anytime where I have to dig through a long statement of purpose and parse a sentence, I think it should be clearer and more direct.

The secretive nature of the site (making you sign up for a free account before you can see anything) just doesn't agree with me.


04-25-10  03:29pm

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Visit I Shot Myself

I Shot Myself
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Yes, it's an invitation to 'model for us', but it is an invitation to submit content to the site. I think what I originally meant by that comment was that the models come to you, rather than you going out and hiring them from professional agencies. Either way, it speaks to your authenticity.

Thanks for the reply. You've got a really unique and high-quality site.


08-12-09  10:00am

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Visit Mac and Bumble

Mac and Bumble
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It's probably the style of sites that I join. Mostly very erotic/softcore/photography websites. I've never joined a hardcore site or anything too extreme. That could be the difference. I guess FTV gave me a pre-checked trial, but man . . . that's the last I remember and that was two years ago. Epoch might be the deal. I've used them maybe once. It's almost always ccbill for me.

06-03-09  09:59am

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Visit Mac and Bumble

Mac and Bumble
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>Well, I understand your point, but on the other hand I see LOTS of MUCH MORE
>deceptive practices (like PRE-CHECKED "trials" with outrageous renewal rates when
>subscribing)

Well, you've got me there! Any site that includes pre-checked trials is not cool. Again, I think we've had very different experiences. Until M&B, I had never joined a site with a pre-checked trial or anything like it. I'm aware that stuff like that is out there, but I've never joined a site like that.

Maybe it was a combination of the pre-checked trial they tried to get me to accept, or the really patronizing email from the support staff that treated me like I was an idiot who never joined an adult site before, or the trial that was so severely limited that it was almost useless - whatever the reason, I got a very negative impression of M&B and I can't recommend it to anyone.

Sites like that make me really appreciate the ones who do it well in a straightforward and direct manner.


06-02-09  12:41pm

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Yeah, we're officially arguing semantics :)

>> wrongful deception intended to result in financial gain.
>Come on, $2 or so they're getting is not really a financial gain (they're paying almost all >of it or even more for the transaction itself).

The financial gain isn't from the $3.95 trial, but from the full subscription that kicks in after 24 hours. It's merely a ploy to hook you. It's a classic bait and switch, which results in them being *that* much more likely to get you to sign on for the full subscription.

Moreover, it's a matter of principal. There is absolutely no reason that they shouldn't be up-front about the whole thing. If I knew I was getting a limited trial, I probably would have tried it anyway. It just annoys me, you know?

I understand that you're playing devil's advocate in regards to what a "trial" is. Perhaps the word "trial" outside of the adult industry has a different meaning, but what does that matter? We're not outside of the adult industry. The bottom line for me is, I've done a lot of trials and the ones that are limited tell me so, so I expect that. You can say it's redundant, but we clearly have different expectations for trials. I consider a trial to be limited to length of subscription only.

I don't think we're going to come to an agreement, but it's a fun conversation, especially since the subject is porn :-)


06-02-09  12:01am

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asmith12:

Thanks for the comment. I think Fraud is warranted when you make every effort to discover the nature of what you're about to purchase and you find that you've purchased something else entirely. The vast majority of trial subscriptions I've purchased have all been full trials.

I'm thinking of rookiebabe, daisybeach, nakedhappygirls, perfect10, changeroomhunters, alyssadoll, rayspade, justnude, and countless others.

It doesn't really matter what you're buying, the company has a duty to tell you what to expect. In my book, when you go above and beyond a standard level of buying research (e.g. reading the fine print), and you STILL are given no indication, that matches the definition of fraud in my dictionary: wrongful deception intended to result in financial gain.

We're probably just arguing semantics and, like you, I'm okay if a site has a limited trial, but they usually tell you up front that it's limited. M&B did not.


06-01-09  09:49am

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Don't even bother with the trial

Ugh - what a waste of time. The trial is SEVERELY LIMITED. Only a few galleries per model are available and for many models no galleries at all are available!!

I intentionally looked around the site - even read the fine print in the user agreement - to see if it was a limited trial. I found nothing. There is a word for this: Fraud.

What a waste of time and money. Stay far, far away from this site.

06-01-09  12:22am

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It's complicated. Perhaps a few of the models are professionals, but the vast majority are definitely amateurs. Most look very different from the standard sort of nude models we see on all those other sites.

My comments were mostly directed at the idea that these models actually take the pictures themselves. Perhaps they do, but I'm certain there is also a representative from the site "coaching" them through the shoot, helping with lighting, suggesting poses, and giving some artistic instruction.

Even if that's the case, you still have the fact that most of these girls are as amateur as it gets. It's a tough call, but the question of authenticity doesn't bother me too much. It's just interesting to debate.

To answer your question (finally), there's no place where you can submit photos directly to the site. There is a page where they invite you to model for them.

http://www.ishotmyself.com/public/genera...php?p=shoot_yourself

This actually makes it look like the models do, in fact, shoot themselves and then submit the results to the company. If this is how it works, I'm impressed. I have trouble merely taking a picture of myself and a couple friends at arm's length when we're out at a bar. Part of the requirements say "you must have one hand on the camera at all times."

Interesting.


05-28-09  11:59am

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*Update*

The admin has posted a few replies on the Rookie Babe forum. The issue where you cannot navigate the site while downloading (or have parallel downloads) isn't due to heavy traffic - it's an ERROR IN THE SITE!!! Apparently, the issue has been forwarded to the web programmer. Talk about amateur hour.

Also, I got confirmation that the old content will indeed show up at the rate of one set per day as part of the highly touted "daily update" schedule. Those of us who waited around for the new site to launch were rewarded with the prospect of getting the same old stuff all over again. Yes, it's higher resolution, but it's old content!

In light of these new development, I can definitely offer this advice: stay away until Rookie Babe gets its act together. For one thing, Zip files don't save you time if you can't do anything else while they're downloading (one at a time). Plus, there are exactly 31 photo sets (as of 4.23.09). That's hardly worth the increased subscription price (now $29.99 instead of $24.99). What a shame!

Oh, and CCBill is not yet available to new subscribers. Existing subscriptions remain active under CCBill, but new subscribers have to use an alternative billing source.


04-23-09  02:28pm

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The new site has launched

After missing three public deadlines for launching the new version of Rookie Babe, the site is finally public. It has received something of a facelift (although it looked decent to begin with). Sets are now available to download as zip files and the photo resolution is MUCH higher (between 3000 and 5000px). Finally! The video quality is much higher as well and available for download in a variety of formats including .mp4, .wmv, and whatever the iPod format is.

Now the bad news. This is probably due to the site just now being launched, but it's so slow. If you're downloading something, you cannot load another page. Simultaneous downloads are not an option right now. Hopefully that's just because the server is swamped.

The real bad news is the amount of content is drastically reduced. I suppose they will re-upload old content as they prepare it. However, after stringing along subscribers for over a month, you'd think they would at least build on what they already had rather than taking ten steps backwards.

I like Rookie Babe's content a lot, but this whole website transition has given me a pretty negative impression. I don't think they were completely honest with subscribers and posted unrealistic launch dates. Now that the new site is here, I'm happy, but where is the old stuff? If you're not a subscriber now, I say, wait for a while.

Stay tuned for a full review once the site starts functioning properly and allows me to navigate *while* downloading a file!

04-23-09  01:16am

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Ah! This is blowing my mind - a substantive discussion of an "adult" site. I love it.

RB - Maybe I overstated my position in my reply. I agree that it's very small. I think I mainly wanted to say that it's just one of those spinoff sites that Monahan mentioned. In my view, those are altogether different and not worth investigating. I've definitely seen those types of sites and they are annoying. I suspect that we agree on at least 90% of the issues we mentioned in our respective reviews.

Monahan - If you want help evaluating FigureBaby, figure-baby.bravoerotica.com gives you a massive amount of samples. I joined and rejoined FigureBaby because I happen to really like four or five of the most prominently featured models. So, for me, it was worth paying a premium. When I rejoined, it was to get about 20 new sets that I had seen them add in the months since my first subscription. In essence, my $18 was for 20+/- specific sets that I wanted. For me, the sets were worth nearly $1 apiece. However, now that I type this out, it seems a bit extreme. I think you're best served by visiting FigureBaby's site on BravoErotica and looking around.

Thanks again for the discussion, guys!

ps - RagingBuddhist - sorry for mistyping your name . . .


04-07-09  01:17pm


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