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.
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...
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.
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?
Cool handle! I appreciate the response. Definitely moves "Digital Desire" up several notches on my list of "rejoin" sites. Please keep adding comments as you explore the non-DRM experience! This will definitely draw attention to this site...hey, maybe J. Stephen Hicks should pay us royalties?? LOL
Thanks for the comment. Yes you are right - this site is very original and appeals to a variety of tastes.
Trouble is, the site becomes extremely repetitive. As kinky and outrageous as it gets, it does the same things over and over again: interview, makeup, go shopping, panty stuffing, masturbation, maybe some weird object insertions, then go on to the next model and find the same thing again. Even in the same actual locations! Resorts in Arizona, or that living room with the bar and the chair, or that shower. How many models have been in the exact same surroundings?
I don't mean to sound negative, but this is the first site I've joined like this that I actually got bored with about half way through the site. Usually I go through an entire site in a month, downloading what I like and saving it for later. This time however, I went through 2 of the 4 alphabetical model indexes, and I'm done. I'm going to cancel.
Maybe I'll join again one day, I guess it's just not my thing.
Which is sad, the site is very professional and well done, but between the kink and the repetition of the same kink with almost every model, I'm done.
Hello, YanksTodd. Thank you for your thoughtful message and for addressing all of my concerns. I would very much like to take you up for your offer of a "Free Week" - I'm just not quite sure how to directly email you. Please let me know the procedure.
It really sounds like most issues I ran into were due to the site changing ownership. But I did make one error - the video quality is very good, I went back and double checked the videos I downloaded (640x480) and I apologize for this error. I will correct this fact in my review as soon as I finish this reply.
On the price, with your discount of $10 for TBP members, that is an outstanding price. I just felt that $30 was too much compared to other $30 sites I've joined (I'd be happy to provide a list if you're interested). Thank you for offering this discount to everyone, that is extremely generous and more than fair.
Lastly, on the cancellation issue, I certainly don't want to argue with you. While I did not keep detailed records, I verified that I signed up on 11/21/06 (according to my bank statement). To the best of my knowledge, I cancelled around 12/14, and could no longer access the site after about 12/16. I believe these dates to be accurate because I joined another site right after yours (after access was denied) and that site join was on 12/18.
I certainly am not implying there was anything "vindictive" about cancelling, likely it was an error (perhaps due to the new site getting revved up?).
Anyway, I am interested in moving forward and checking out the new site. Please send me details on how I can directly email you.
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).
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