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Visit 18X Girls

18X Girls
(1)

80.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Some very hot young Russian and Eastern European models
- Good quality videos
- Multiple download options
- Zipped photo sets
- Mix of hardcore and softcore
- Updates regularly
- Discount offered through TBP/PU
- 2 small bonus sites included
- Looks to be exclusive (but maybe not given pat362ís comment)
Cons: - Small site
- Mostly unknown models
Bottom Line: First off, please excuse my ignorance of Eastern European and Russian porn. If I say something thatís incorrect, donít take offence. I have nothing against European or Russian porn, I just prefer American porn. And not for any tangible reason. Itís mostly because with American porn I get to follow the careers of specific models and I find that more difficult with European models.

That said, I was lured into this site when I say it listed on TBP as a ďWhatís HotĒ site. I checked it out and the first model, Natalie, had me reaching for my credit card.

The Ďhookí of the site is the young models. Given the title, the assumption is that they are all 18, and Iím inclined to believe that. I downloaded and watched every video on the site and enjoyed all of them. If youíre into hardcore, they have that (with some anal as well), and if softcore and toys is your choice then youíll be happy too. There is some G/G material too.

The site is still pretty small. When my membership expired there were still fewer than 30 scenes available and several of those were the same models (not that thatís a bad thing though). The good news is that there were regular updates throughout my time there and the updates were all good quality. The site says it updates on Sunday, and they seem to add several updates at the same time. Given time, this site will grow into a decent value if they continue like this.

For people who like photos, this site wonít disappoint either. Each video set has an accompanying photo set with between 100 and 150 photos. These are available in high-resolution and can be downloaded as a zipped file.

The bottom line is that this is a small but growing site that delivers what it promises: fresh, young (18+) models. The videos are good quality and there are photos available too. There is a mix of hardcore and softcore. The site isnít yet what Iíd call a good value for anyone who doesnít specifically want to see one of the models, but if they continue to add to the site at the rate they are now it will become a good value soon. Iíd recommend this site to anyone who likes younger models.

(BTW - I read pat362ís comments and Iím not sure how that impacts this review. Iím not aware of the smackmybitch site or the adultlabs company. It may be that this content is just purchased. I donít think that this would substantially alter my view of the site if it were true.)

09-12-10  08:01am

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Visit 21Sextury.com

21Sextury.com
(11)

98.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Massive site
- Stunning models
- Mostly exclusive scenes
- Class-leading production values
- Well organized layout
- Fast downloads
- Supports download managers
- TBP / PU discount
- Photos available (with zips too)
- Excellent quality photos
Cons: - Nothing really. At three weeks into my membership I haven't found anything to complain about.
Bottom Line: Iím probably the last PU member to take out a membership on this network. I finally took the plunge and joined the network and was immediately impressed by the quality here. Iíve said in the past, and I stand by it, a site has to do well in three areas to be a great site. First, the porn has to be good, second, the site has to be well organized, and third, it has to be easily accessible.

I should step aside for a moment and say that Iím writing this review as a first-time subscriber. I realize that some PU members have said that they donít like some of the recent updates. I donít see anything in the latest updates that would cause me to agree with that, but Iíll admit that I may be just overwhelmed as this is my first visit here.

Regarding my first criterion Ė good porn Ė I think this network is among the best Iíve ever seen, and Iíve been an active porn subscriber for many years. Subjectively it is incredible. If I were to allow more subjectivity in my scoring this network might just be 100. Itís that good. The network is so big that there are likely models to satisfy most interests, as long as you like specific types of women. (Iím not being sarcastic Ė BBW, hairy, etc are legitimate niches but you wonít find those represented here.) Many of the models are exactly what I look for: young and petite. Last year xexbot wrote that ďThe skankiest girl on their sites will still be ten times hotter than the best looking girls on other sites.Ē Heís right: there is really no clearer way to describe the models here. The sex too, is what I like. I donít think the site is too heavily skewed to anal sex, but if you donít like anal you might think that it is. There is definitely a lot of anal, even on the sites that arenít anal-themed.

This criterion isnít just subjective though. Even if I didnít like the models Iíd have to admit that the production values are top quality too. It is obvious that the directors and technical staff are highly skilled.

My second criterion (site organization) is also met, but it could be better. Thatís the bad news. The good news is that they are working on that now. Just in the past few weeks theyíve made some improvements and it appears that theyíll soon have an extensive list of tags to help sort material. For now, each of the networkís sites is fairly unique so that alone is a good first cut at sorting things. Once in a site you have a large thumbnail for each scene on the page and rolling your mouse over it gives you key data like female models in it and the date it was uploaded. Depending on the site there could be one page or many. You can also search the network by model and doing so brings up all her scenes in the network. Some have said that the navigation is too simple. It is simple, but it does work. I have no complaints about it but I am looking forward to the massive number of filter tags coming soon.

As for the porn being accessible, the network scores high here too. You have the option of streaming or downloads with many download options available. Obviously the newer scenes have more options, with three different resolutions each of wmv and H.264. When available I took the medium range of H.264 and these are a great compromise between quality and file size. These came in at 960x540 at 3000kb/s and 30fps. Those numbers donít do the scenes justice though as they look better than higher resolution scenes at some other sites. Obviously the older material has fewer download options and in some cases limited options for file types.

I used a download manager with no issues. Download speeds were as good as Iíd get anywhere else but the real advantage is that the links donít seem to time out at all. If they do, the time-out duration is long. And given the amount of data I was downloading the first week or two of my membership I can guarantee you that there is no download limit.

The network is huge. There are 21 primary sites and 18 bonus sites. The network has almost 11,000 scenes spread over these sites. A vast majority of the material seems to be exclusive and the only non-exclusive stuff I was aware of was some older U.S. DVD stuff on some of the bonus sites.

For a (primarily) video site they definitely donít scrimp on photos. I suspect a photo collector could join here too and be very happy. The photos offered are often both screencaps and photos and theyíre available as singles or zips. Many sets come in two resolutions. The highest resolutions look great and come in at approximately 3000x4200. Older photos arenít so high, of course.

So would I recommend joining? Yes, yes and yes. This is a huge network of top-quality porn with some incredible models that is available on a well-organized site that has fast downloads. And it offers an amazing price for PU members. This is definitely in the top three sites/networks Iíve ever joined and I highly recommend joining.

02-25-13  05:31pm

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3
Visit Adult Bouncer

Adult Bouncer
(0)

60.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - There is a lot of porn here in many different niches that isn't widely available elsewhere
- some availability of less mainstream porn like you'd find on Videobox
- download speeds are decent, I average high 200s KB/sec
- many sites offer options for file sizes
- DRMs seem to be all gone (and may they burn in hell for all eternity)
- No download limits
- the concept of one membership with access to many sites is great - if it worked
Cons: - the prime site isn't too badly organized, but the sites that make up the network are so badly organized that some are almost unusable
- AB looks like it is a professionally run brokerage for sites thrown together by people who have no idea how to build a website
- AB has a good concept and it could work if they imposed standards
- there is a lot of duplication of scenes
- many links are dead or no longer updating but are still counted as part of the network
Bottom Line: Let me state why I gave this site such a bad review even though it has a lot of great quality non-DRM porn on it. I donít like to just pull random porn off the net. My preference is to look for scenes of certain stars. This site allows you to get lots of porn if your only criteria is ĎIíd like to see a scene of some large-breasted blonde doing anal.í If youíre like me, however, and maybe want to find Star ABC in an anal scene, youíre mostly going to have to rely on luck.

To be fair to AB, they are just a broker for other sites. None of the sites have exclusive content, and most of the content can be found on several different sites. For ABís part, navigation isnít that bad. If you want a niche, use a pull-down menu and select it. Once you do that all the available sites that fall into that niche are shown. One problem here is that there seem to be a lot of dead links. Some sites havenít updated in a while, but why wouldnít AB take down the sites that simply no longer even exist?

Itís in the individual sites where things really fall apart. You might argue that AB canít be blamed for that, but I donít agree. AB oversees the sites and probably supplies most of the content, so why canít they develop some standards and impose them?

Once you get into an individual site it is really a crap shoot as to how well it is organized. The best Iíve seen in there might rate a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10. The worst are simply so frustrating that itís best to just leave.

The biggest issue for me is that while all the sites have access to some great porn, many times it can simply be a crap shoot. If you want just any porn at all, click on a link and download something. What did you download? Maybe not what you thought you did. If youíre like me and donít just want some essentially random stuff but are looking for specific movies, stars and scenes, youíre out of luck. Iíve not found a site yet that actually lists the performers with the scene. For some assistance Iíve used rame.net to get information and tried to narrow it down. Some sites use thumbnails, but Iíve found several examples where the thumbnails donít match the scene. In one case I was on a site that had some movies I wanted but only the box cover was shown and then a list of numbered links. For example, on one site I found a movie that had a Leah Luv scene I wanted. Rame.net told me that it was scene 4, so without benefit of thumbnails I downloaded the file attached to link #4. It turned out though that that was actually scene 3 of the movie so I had downloaded a 350+MB file for nothing. After 3 tries I gave up without getting the scene I wanted. I did get a nice Naudia Nyce scene though Ė by accident.

Overall this is the most annoying site I have ever been a member of. My recommendation is that you spend your hard earned dollars elsewhere. The concept is great, but the execution is deeply flawed. Iím going back to VideoboxÖ

10-13-08  10:35am

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4
Visit Adult DVD Empire

Adult DVD Empire
(0)

85.0
Status: Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
Pros: - Large selection of DVDs, many not available on typical membership-type sites
- Excellent search function
- Wide variety of themes and niches available
- Excellent selection of ďclassicĒ porn (please note that I consider Ďclassicí to be 80s and 90s)
- Decent access speeds
Cons: - This is not a traditional DVD porn site
- Poor value if compared against a DVD site like Videobox
- DRM on everything (though the level of DRM varies)
Bottom Line: The best way to think about a VOD site is to consider it the Blockbuster of online porn Ė itís rental only, but the terms and duration of the rental can be varied depending on what you want to spend.

I know a lot of PUs are probably solidly against such a site just because it doesnít really fit the kinds of niche that we all seem to go for Ė that being the ďI give the site $X for a membership of a set time and I can download what I want.Ē I agree with those concerns. So why would anyone be interested in such a site? Well, for many PUs who are serious collectors, these sites can be a great way to find DVDs that arenít readily available anywhere else.

One of the best things about this site is its size. TPB says that it has 680 VOD rentals available, but I donít know when that figure was posted. My educated guess is that is way off, and possibly off by a factor of 10 or more. My experience is that their VOD catalogue is huge. I have found titles here that Iíve been looking for for years.

Another positive is that while every VOD title has some form of DRM, the kind of DRM can vary depending on what is offered and what you want to spend. There are three different ways to get porn on this site. A pay-per-minute function is available with packages of minutes available in various sizes. You can also Ďrentí the DVD for a set period (usually 7 or 30 days) and finally you can select to Ďdownload-to-owní the DVD. Thatís a bit misleading since it still has DRM, but the price includes three Ďcertificatesí for you to use. Prices vary widely, with new releases and popular titles costing more than bargain-bin titles.

Iím not sure of the actual screen resolutions available, but all titles, regardless of how you rent them, are available in what is called ďhighĒ and ďDVD.Ē (Some have ďlowĒ available too.) Iíve tried both the higher ones and obviously DVD is much better, and looks as good or better than other VOD sites.

The downsides are pretty obvious Ė cost and DRM. Cost is a big issue Ė getting your porn this way can be prohibitively expensive. This is not the way you want to build a porn DVD collection unless you happen to be Donald Trump. (New releases can be VERY expensive.) DRM is self-explanatory Ė you never own the movie outright.

But even taking the two big downsides into account this site can be a great way to see DVDs that arenít otherwise available. If itís a new-release that you must see, or an old classic favorite that you havenít seen in years, this site likely has what you want if none of the monthly-membership sites do.

Please note Ė at the time Iím writing this Adult DVD Empire is transitioning to a new site called AdultEmpire.com. It seems to be a repackaging of the old site that keeps the same business model and search functions but in a more modern and user friendly way.

07-27-10  05:37pm

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5
Visit Adult Empire.com

Adult Empire.com
(0)

95.0
Status: Current Member for over 3 months (at the time of review).
Pros: - Huge collection of titles (close to 60,000)
- Affiliated with Adult DVD Empire Ė a company with a long history and good reputation
- Various options for viewing or downloading (PPM, download and stream)
- Two or three (depending on the age of the title) quality options
- Speeds are up to industry standards
- Excellent customer service
Cons: - Can be an expensive way to collect titles
- Limited search capabilities
- Least expensive option (1 day rental) is streaming only
- Web name is very similar to a blacklisted site
Bottom Line: First a quick warning: this site is Adult Empire.com. Donít confuse it with Adult Empire which has been blacklisted here at PU. That confusing name is unfortunate since this PPV/VOD site is very good.

I have a love/hate relationship with PPV/VOD sites. On the love side, a site that offers a lot of titles is an excellent opportunity to view titles that arenít available anywhere else. On the hate side, they can be like crack for the pornuser in that you only get a quick fix and then have to dig out your wallet again.

PPV/VOD sites arenít like other porn sites. They donít offer exclusive material, and unlike sites like Videobox, you have to pay for everything you watch. So why bother? Because a good PPV/VOD will have a huge number of titles that arenít usually available elsewhere,. Itís a great option to see some titles that you otherwise wouldnít have access to.

This site is relatively new and appears to be a spin-off of Adult DVD Empire. I say that because my wish list at the older site was migrated to the new site. But the old site still offers PPV/VOD, and some of the titles are the same on the two sites though the new site has better pricing options. Of the PPV/VOD sites I use, my favorite has always been Adult DVD Empire, and the new site offers all the same quality and variety at a price that is often lower.

As with most PPV/VOD sites, there are many options available depending on how you want to view the title. You have a pay-per-minute option, the option to buy a download (most with no DRM) and then there is a streaming rental option. The big advantage that this site offers is a one day streaming rental for just $1.99. If youíre familiar with PPV/VOD sites youíll know this is a great deal. My preference would be a one day download rental, but thatís just a personal preference.

There are negatives, but to be fair, I suspect that most of those are beyond the control of the site. What the site can control is generally great. The one big flaw is the lack of an advanced search function. The parent site has a great search function, so why that wasnít just migrated over is beyond me. What the site canít control (I suspect) is what studios will do business with them, and what those studios will charge to the site. Many studios offer decent pricing, but a few (Iím looking at you, Jules Jordan) seem to think that their material is worth a lot more than other stuff. Obviously the site has to pass those costs on. But as a consumer, I can just choose to not pay those high prices. (Up yours, Jules!)

PPV/VOD sites have their limitations, but if you really want to see a title that isnít available elsewhere, this may be an option. If it is an option, Iíd recommend starting at this site because the rental prices can be very low. There may be lower prices at other PPV/VOD sites, but unless the price difference is huge Iíd recommend doing business with this site as the quality is excellent.

04-03-11  03:35pm

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Visit Adult Film Sex Stars

Adult Film Sex Stars
(0)

65.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Full trial Ė 2 days for $4.95
- Bonus sites available
Cons: - This site is not ready for prime time
- Dead links from videos
- Photos zipped but I was unable to unzip them
- Nothing here that canít be found on more reliable websites (Videobox)
Bottom Line: Iím always on the hunt for new DVD sites since these are my preferred niche. Iíve amassed a pretty decent collection of porn DVDs using sites like this and Videobox.

ButÖ that last comment is a bit misleading Ė there is no way that Adult Film Sex Stars can be realistically compared to a site like Videobox. The only comparison is that they both offer mainstream hardcore videos by the major studios. Any similarity ends there.

Adult Film Sex Stars has approximately 365 DVD titles on their site, which makes it a decent value, but a problem is that most of the DVDs are also available on Videobox which has thousands of titles available. If youíre looking for DVDs, Videobox offers the better value by far.

If the relatively small size of Adult Film Sex Stars was the only problem Iíd feel compelled to recommend it just to give it some support as it grows, but size definitely isnít the only problem here. The site also boasts of having many scenes available too, and it looks like they can deliver with hundreds of pages of scenes that arenít affiliated with any DVD title (though they are not exclusive content). The problem is that there is no obvious way to download them. Each screencap is a link that opens in a separate page where there is a link called ďDownload Video.Ē But the link doesnít appear to work on any of the videos. Right clicking it and trying to use Ďsave así reveals that the link is really an HTML link. Left clicking to open the link brings you to one of the bonus sites where, presumably you may have to then search there for the scene you wanted to download. Why a scene promising, for example, Anita Blue getting fucked would link to Club Taylor Rain is beyond me. And this has to be more than a rare screw-up since all of the scenes link to one of the bonus sites. There does not appear to be any way to download any of the scenes from Adult Film Sex Stars.

When searching through the list of models on the site you find that many only have photos available. If youíre into photos this canít be a bad thing can it? Well, maybe it can. Iíll admit that Iím not particularly computer savvy, but downloading a zipped photo set has never been a problem before this. I tried downloading multiple photo sets, which are all zipped. Then I tried unpacking the sets using Winrar, which is usually idiot proof. But Winrar couldnít unpack any of the sets Ė all I got was a warning that the files were an unknown format (they are all .zip) or damaged. Iím presuming the latter.

The bottom line is that this site has a very amateur feel to it, and not in a good way. My guess is that someone wanted to make some money and bought access to some licenced material and created a site. The problem is that while itís a decent effort it really isnít ready for prime time yet. I canít recommend taking a membership Ė even the full trial isnít a great value given all the problems in the site.

06-13-10  09:37am

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Review
7
Visit AEBN Video On Demand

AEBN Video On Demand
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85.0
Status: Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
Pros: - Likely the biggest VOD collection on the internet
- Many titles not available anywhere else
- Multiple ways to stream and download
- Good search function
- Can sort by theme/niche
- Can sort by studio
- Good search function
- Offers a subscription to ďchannelsĒ which allow unlimited streaming of select titles
Cons: - Can get VERY expensive
- Videos are DRM-protected unless you pay (dearly) for a DRM-free download
- The ĎchannelsĒ have lots of titles but few big studios
- Many of the older titles have poor bitrates
Bottom Line: I know a lot of members here have a strong negative reaction to VOD sites, and I share all of the same concerns. Building a video collection using just VOD sites would be incredibly expensive when compared to DVD sites like Videobox, but when used as a supplement to DVD sites, VOD sites like AEBN can work well. If youíre a serious collector, like many members here are, VOD sites are a useful way to see some titles that arenít available elsewhere. Iíve been using AEBN for several years but hadnít actually bought anything from them in probably 12 months, until a week ago when I rediscovered them.

So why would you choose AEBN over another VOD site? The primary reason would be selection: AEBN has studios and titles that are unavailable on other sites. An example of this is that AEBN continues to offer a wide array of Max Hardcore titles when other sites have dropped him. The fact that they still carry Max indicates how broad their collection is.

The site has a good search function using star, title or many other keywords. I also like being able to sort by studio because there are several studios that I really like so it gives me a chance to see some titles that I might have not otherwise known about.

The site is pretty simple once you find a title you want to see or buy. Clicking on that DVD brings you to a page with all the streaming and purchase options available. In most cases you can stream a movie for either 48 hours or for life. In most cases the Ďfor lifeí option costs $10 and the 48 hours costs $5, though there are many titles that you can stream for $2. In most cases there is also an opportunity to Ďbuyí a DRM-free download of the title. The price for that us usually $25. Yes, that is expensive, but it is the cost of the DVD and if itís a must-have title for you it may be a viable option. I certainly wouldnít complain if they lowered the price though. Some titles offer a download rental that is DRM protected and expires after the allotted time.

Once you select and pay for your access you get access immediately. There are other VOD sites that can take several minutes for your title to be available. Not so here. There are options for streaming quality so you can choose based on your internet connection. Bitrates of 56k, 225k, 512k, 1024k, 2048k, 4000k and 6000k are often available. I generally use 2048k and find that it is smooth and looks good. Streaming can be through Windows Media Player (which I use) and Silverlight. I didnít try the latter one so I canít comment on it.

The download option gives you the technical specs on the file before you buy so you can make an informed decision. You can see the size of the file and the bitrate so you can gauge the quality. In most cases there are no download options, which seems a bit puzzling to me.

One flaw in the streaming is that some titles will only stream at a maximum of 512k. In 2012 that just isnít good enough. That seems to be mostly with older titles. Fortunately newer titles have better options.

The thing about AEBN that appears to be relatively new and may be a game-changer in the VOD world is the ability to buy a membership to a ďchannelĒ that gives you unlimited streaming. I subscribed to the channel called ďSuper PassĒ which is the largest selection of all the channels. There is a 1-day trial for $1 that then recurs at $20 for a month of access. Thatís the good news. The bad news is that not all titles are available on the channel, and a lot of what is available isnít mainstream porn. Some of it looks pretty interesting and Iíll be there for at least a month, but you wonít find many of the major studios available. Currently there are just shy of 8000 titles available on the Super Pass channel.

The channel is great for people who prefer streaming, but for a guy like me who prefers downloads it can be a bit frustrating. The same streaming options (see above) are usually available on the channel.

There are two other channels available: Vivid and West Coast Productions. If youíre a Vivid fan, my recommendation is that you carefully compare the value of the AEBN channel with the value of the Vivid channel at Videobox.

Iím not going to weigh in on whether or not Iíd recommend this site because it isnít a traditional membership based site. What I would recommend is that you spent some time browsing there because it may cause you to rethink any notions you have about VOD sites. And the ďall you can eatĒ option really does change the value equation.

One last caveat when using any VOD site is to check the other main VOD sites for that same title. You might find another site offering the title in the same quality for less. It pays to shop around. You should also check the DVD sites like Videobox because you may find what you want there. It all comes down to how you perceive the value for yourself.

03-11-12  06:17pm

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Visit ALS Scan

ALS Scan
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97.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Huge collection dating back five years
- One of the few sites available that photo fans and video fans can both enjoy
- Standard-setting production values
- Site has a Ďpersonalí feel thanks to the models and staff
- Site is simple, but user-friendly
- Exclusive content (not found elsewhere)
- Unique content (nothing else like it on the Ďnet)
- Bills through CC Bill
- Excellent value
- Allows download managers with no obvious timeouts
- Offers HD in multiple formats
Cons: - None. Seriously, none.
Bottom Line: ALS Scan is a site that I shouldnít like because I generally have little interest in solo girl, masturbation scenes and girl-girl scenes. But even though thatís all that ALS Scan offers, the site is certainly in my top-five favourite sites and a site that I go back to regularly.

I wonít go into a lot of detail about the technical specs of the site because those have been addressed before by me and others in earlier reviews. The site continues to offer HD video in both MP4 and WMV. I didnít bother to comment on that in a previous review because I didnít realize how rare that is. Due to size restrictions, many sites only offer HD in MP4 format and leave those of us who still prefer WMV to live with a lower-resolution file or go with MP4. This would appear to show the level of customer support that the site has if they take this extra step to keep a few of us happy.

Iíve said before that for me to really like a site it has to excel at three things: 1) the content has to be good, 2) the site design needs to be effective and user-friendly, and 3) the material needs to be easily accessed by the members either by streaming or download. A lot of sites score high on two of those, but few score high on all three of those. ALS is one of the sites that does well on all three. They certainly knock two of them out of the park and do better than average on another.

First the content: like any site, if you donít like the content youíre not going to like the site regardless of how great the technical aspects are. In this respect prospective members really need to know that ALS Scan isnít a Ďnormalí porn site. There is no hardcore b/g here at all. Thereís no b/g stuff period. There is mostly solo and g/g material. If youíre not into that, the site might seem a bit dull, but they add some unique character by having lots of behind-the-scenes stuff too. I call it BTS, but only because I canít think of a better term for it. Some people donít like this, but some like me do, and thatís having the camera rolling during a photo shoot. Iím not sure why I like it, but I do and this stuff is very well done. ALS Scan may be best known, however, for their location shoots in the Caribbean, which seem to occur annually. These are a lot of fun to watch and take place at a villa and on the beach. For a site that shoots so much outdoor material the production values are incredible. These guys have the technical aspects of lighting, sound, camerawork and editing down solid. They should teach others these skills. The site offers hundreds, perhaps thousands of exclusive videos and all of them have a unique and personal feel to them. Itís like the staff are making porn that they like with no concerns about commercial value Ė except that what they make is so good it has exceptional value.

In terms of content, one thing that hasnít been posted in several years and I really wish theyíd shoot more of is European public nudity and body painting. Iím a big fan of this stuff and when the staff at ALS Scan did it they applied their usual high standards and made some of the best public nudity scenes available on the Ďnet. (So if an ALS Scan staffer happens to read this, please, please, please shoot more public nudity!)

As for site design, it can be best described as Ďprimitive.í But while that might be a problem for many other sites it really isnít here. Given the narrow focus of the site having a search function really wouldnít add a lot of value. As it is, you can sort for photos or videos and you can sort by model. Beyond that not much is really needed. I think a fair contrast with the site design here might be to Videobox which had a simple, effective and plain-looking site. Then the marketers decided to make it look pretty to attract new members but in doing so they made it less user-friendly. The ALS Scan site probably looks like it did way back when they started, and since it works I hope they donít see the need to make the site flashier at the expense of utility.

As for accessibility the site scores high here too. Downloads are fast, the site allows download managers, there appears to be no timeouts on downloads and there are no download limits. It seems that the site owners sat down and thought what theyíd like if they were the customer and then did it.

Another rare attribute is that the site caters to both photo and video collectors. They offer high quality regardless of what youíre looking for. Iím not normally a photo collector, but this is one site that I make an exception. The photo quality is incredible.

Obviously I highly recommend ALS Scan, with the caveat on content. Even if you really have limited interest in the stuff they offer Iíd still recommend giving them a try. The content is playful, personal and erotic thanks to the models and staff and the site lets you access it easily. That makes the site an excellent value.

07-20-12  10:34am

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Visit ALS Scan

ALS Scan
(2)

98.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Excellent quality in videos and photos
- HD Available (up to 1920x1080) for many videos and all newer videos
- Multiple download options
- HD Streaming available
- Over 1000 videos available (varying lengths)
- Photos available (most high resolution Ė some at 2592x3888)
- Photos zipped or singles
- Great mix of North American and European models
- Models are very beautiful
- Some great on-location shoots
- Not Ďcookie-cutterí porn
- iPhone / mobile device users have separate area so no need to sort
- Still updating regularly
- Discount to ALS Angels with site membership ($9.95) (this is NOT a pre-checked cross-sell)
Cons: - Limited search function
Bottom Line: The last time I joined ALS Scan I joined specifically for the public nudity scenes. I did that because I really had no interest in anything else they had to offer. I did download some stuff other than the public nudity and when I finally got around to watching it I was amazed at how stunning the models were, how hot the scenes were, and how the site seemed to go out of its way to offer industry-leading resolutions on both video and pictures.

Objectively, the site is as good as it gets. Itís near perfect. Itís obvious that the site owner wants to deliver an excellent product to his customers.

The site offers both video and pictures, and unlike many other sites one doesnít take a back seat to the other. Both are very well done. The site currently has over 1000 videos on the site, with more being added. One point about the updates is that they are new, as in recently shot, and they are old, in that the site offers older, re-mastered material.

The videos are all available in multiple formats. The formats and sizes vary depending on when the video was shot and uploaded, but itís fair to say that if youíre downloading a video from 2007 it would have exceeded the specs of almost anything available elsewhere. For the past year or so all videos have been available in true HD. Theyíre available in DivX and mp4 format (1280x720) and in WMV9 at 1920x1080 (at 8000kbps). I only downloaded the WMV files, and they are amazingly crisp. This is some of the best video Iíve ever seen. HD streaming is also available. HD became pretty common in mid-2007 though not universal until later.

The videos come in several categories: solo photo shoot, solo masturbation and girl/girl. There are several public nudity shoots, but they havenít added to these in a couple of years. Each year for the past several the crew has taken models to an on-location shoot in the Caribbean. The locations and the models combine with the technical expertise of the crew to create some fun, hot videos. There are also casting shoots in Budapest and the Czech Republic. These arenít necessarily Ďhotí but they are a lot of fun to watch. Mixed in to some of the scenes are some fisting (girl-on-girl and solo) and some peeing (but no golden showers).

Iím not a picture guy, but Iíll make an exception for this site. The pics are available as SD or HD and as singles or zipped. The HD size is large (I saw some at 2592x3888) and subjectively they are incredible! Zooming in causes no pixilation at all.

I used Free Download Manager and it worked perfectly. Download speeds were 1850+/- but that may be where my settings are since I donít know how to change them. File sizes can be huge, so people with download caps need to be wary.

One thing I thought was a nice touch was that they created a separate portal for people who download to mobile devices. That makes finding the material easy.

Subjectively, this site is second to none. The models are stunning. There is a good mix of North American and European models. A-list porn stars are here too. The scenes all look incredible. The lighting, camera work, sound and editing are all near-perfect.

This isnít cookie-cutter porn Ė although there are a few broad categories of scenes, the director and models do an excellent job of making each scene feel fresh. It looks like theyíre having fun on the site. My guess is that they are.

Is there anything wrong with the site? Not really, but it could benefit from a search function. There is nothing now, and arguably thatís okay since the shoots can be sorted by model. By they should consider adding a search function for things like fisting, peeing and lesbian. But donít get me wrong Ė the addition of a search function would only be like an extra layer of icing on a delicious cake. (And since they design and sell their own bikinis, maybe a search by style would be great too.)

Some caveats for anyone thinking of joining Ė these arenít negatives, just things you need to be aware of: 1) there are no b/g scenes, 2) 99% of the models are petite, Caucasian and young.

To add more icing to the cake, when you join this site you can get a $9.95 subscription to ALS Angels. Itís a very similar site and Iím not really sure of the difference but it is a nice addition. If I find major differences Iíll post a comment or review if warranted.

The bottom line is that if you like this kind of material and these types of models, you likely wonít find a better site on the Ďnet. Be prepared to spend some time here.

08-07-11  08:26am

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Visit ALS Scan

ALS Scan
(2)

90.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Stunning models
- All models are young, petite and shaved
- Some great scenes on location in Europe and the Caribbean
- Pictures and video available
- No DRM
- HUGE volume of material available
- Some public nudity
- The public scenes are very well done
- Simple, if somewhat dated, navigation
Cons: - No search function apart from searching by model
- Less public nudity than I expected since it was heavily promoted in the tour
Bottom Line: The reason I joined ALS Scan was because the previews showed that there was some public nudity available, and as a big fan of that I joined for that reason alone.

While Iím not a big fan of solo softcore sites, I have to admit to being really impressed with ALS Scan. This is an excellent site that offers some stunning women in both videos and pictures. All of the women are pretty much of the same body type Ė petite and small breasted. For a guy who thinks small-breasted petite women are the best, this makes the site even better. There is a decent mix of Eastern European models and American women. Some porn stars make an appearance too, like Courtney Simpson and Faye Reagan. Most of the models are also fairly young (18-25) and, as the siteís name says, all of the ladies are shaved. So if you like petite, young, shaved models, you should consider a membership on the strength of that alone.

Many of the video/picture shoots take place on an indoor set, but there are a lot that are shot in the Caribbean. These are visually outstanding. Apart from solo girl action, there is some peeing, some toy and speculum use and some girl/girl stuff. All of it is well shot.

The videos are classed into two broad categories: masturbation and photo shoot. The photo shoot scenes are pretty interesting as they give a behind-the-scenes perspective on what goes on.

I joined because the site promised some public nudity. There is some of that, but not a lot. What is there is excellent though, and for a big fan of public stuff that alone was worth the price. All the public nudity is done in Europe with European models. For a site into solo girls, they really seem to understand public nudity. Unlike some other sites (Nude in LA) the public nudity isnít matter-of-fact and sterile. It is really well done and the titillation and risk are well presented. They also do something that Iíve never seen before and hope to see more of Ė that is using body paint to paint a skimpy outfit on a nude model and then send her out to the streets. This is really innovative and a lot of fun to watch. I appreciate that the editors chose to film the painting too Ė this adds to the fun.

But ALS Scan also has the technical side right too. They offer several different choices of resolution with the HD being visually stunning. Other reviewers have covered more of the technical stuff below.

One drawback is that there is no search function. I had no way to easily find the public nudity even though each scene was categorized in that way. Likewise, there is no way to separate out the photo shoot scenes from that masturbation scenes. Some search function would be an improvement.

I may not be a big fan of solo girl sites, but Iím now a big fan of ALS Scan. The people behind ALS present some stunning models in well-shot scenes and make it available through an easy-to-use and modern website. Overall, an excellent value.

05-04-10  04:44pm

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Visit Amateur Allure

Amateur Allure
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90.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - 580+ videos
- HD available
- Lots of download options
- Many lesser-known models
- Some A-listers early in their careers
- Beautiful models
- HD available in approximately 400 videos
- Owners are remastering old videos
- Remasters donít count as updates
- Regular updates
- Serves a few underserved niches
Cons: - Daily download limit
- Some may find the scenes repetitive (see below for details)
Bottom Line: I joined this following my interest in Ďcastingí site. While this isnít a true casting site it is close enough that it made it worthwhile joining. The site follows a simple but effective formula: models show up to tape a POV scene with lots of oral and usually some fucking.

Before deciding to join the site I read the reviews here and at TBP. Two recurring comments were obvious: the scenes were too formulaic and many of the models arenít amateurs.

While I agree that the comments on these two facts are accurate, I think how you see them is more subjective. There is a definitely a formula here: there is a short interview, the girl gets on her knees and gives the guy head (with various POV camera angles), there is some vaginal sex, there is more head with an oral pop shot, some cum play and a swallow. Then there is another shorter scene where pretty much the same action happens. There is nothing about this niche that requires such a set formula but I like it and it works. The goal is to show off the model and the formula works well to do that.

As for some of the models not being amateurs, this is also true. There are many well-known models here but that doesnít detract from the site. Some of the best known adult stars are here, but theyíre early in their careers. If youíre like me, this is a strong draw to the site. Also, even those models that arenít as well known are often listed on index sites but that also happens with many other Ďamateurí sites too. Porn is fantasy based so if I get to see an A-list model early in her career Iím still happy. To be fair, often when the model is an adult star the site makes note of that and doesnít try to hide it.

The site currently has close to 600 videos, with most around 20 mins long. The newer scenes are uploaded with a lot of choice. 95%+ offer streaming, and downloads are available in Quicktime, mobile (for phones and higher res for tablets), WMV (HD and SD). Newer videos are 1920x1080, 8,000-12,000kb/s and 29fps. Some others come in at 1440x1080 and 1280x720. Approximately 400 of the videos are HD and that will increase since new videos are being added (one per week) and the older videos are being remastered to improve them. This seems like a sure sign that the site owners actually care about giving the best product to their customers. The good news is that the site doesnít count the remastered scenes as updates, but the bad news is that the oldest videos on the site are low resolution and often only offered in Quicktime. I donít know how often remastered videos are uploaded.

Photos are offered and are available as zips, but this really is a video site.

Site navigation is simple, but on a simple site why complicate things?

The site supports download managers for queuing downloads, though TBP reports that download managers are blocked for simultaneous downloads. Links seemed to time out after 30 minutes or so, which is reasonable.

This wonít be a negative for everyone, but if youíre a fan of anal then there isnít much here. The site lists six anal scenes (which isnít accurate since there is at least one other that isnít listed), but only three of the anal scenes are actually exclusive.

The site bills itself as being mostly about oral, but they sell themselves short. There is vaginal intercourse in almost every scene and if youíre a fan of lingering cum play, sucking after the guy has come and swallowing then youíll appreciate the site too. One other Ďnicheí that I like but is rare is where the guy stays fully clothed and the woman is naked. That happens in a lot of scenes here and was a pleasant surprise. One of the reasons that the model may stay clothed is to hide tattoos. Some models Iím familiar with had clothes that hid tattoos, and the camera angles stayed away from any visible tattoos.

Iím no fan of download limits and Iíll never see them as anything other than a negative but in this case the site has at least set a reasonable limit or (nominally) 25GB per 24 hour period. While that is the stated limit, my experience was that I was cut off at anything above 22GB. I was also cut off at below 20GB which leads me to believe that any streaming also counts against you. The problem with that was that the only photos of the model were in the banner on the page so I often ran the first few seconds of the video to see if I liked the model. Doing that seems to count against you.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent site that has a lot to offer. While I donít agree with all of the choices the owners have made, most of that is subjective. Some people have complained about the price, and it is higher than average, but considering that this is an independent site with 580+ exclusive videos of beautiful models, the site is an excellent value. I definitely recommend joining, and Iíve already added the site to my Ďrejoiní list.

01-31-14  10:56am

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Visit Anal Recruiters

Anal Recruiters
(1)

70.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Interesting niche material
- Good mix of known and unknown models
- HD available on newer scenes
- Photos available on most scenes
- Real anal creampies in many scenes
- TBP / PU discount
- Part of a small network
- Most scenes have download options
Cons: - Problems with download managers
- Site kicks you out regularly
- Small site
- No longer updating
Bottom Line: Iíll deal with the 800lb gorilla in the room first: this site is not for everyone. This is a site affiliated in some way with Facial Abuse and Facial Abuse is well known here as being among the most abusive, misogynistic sites on the Ďnet today. Prior to joining this site I knew that there was an affiliation, but was unsure as to how close the connection was. The connection is close enough that this site and Facial Abuse use the same sets, the same male Ďtalentí and many of the same models appear.

First the good news: the scenes here are pretty interesting if you like this stuff. This is not porn that youíd sit down and watch with your wife or girlfriend unless you wanted her to leave you. The males in these scenes go out of their way to make the women feel degraded and abused, both physically and emotionally. For those readers who arenít into BDSM material there is a vast difference between BDSM and abuse. Sites like those on the Kink.com network might be seen as abusive by the uninitiated but it is clear that the women are consenting and enjoying what is being done to them. At Kink, the models they use seem to genuinely get off on being submissive and those dominating them are actually giving those submissive models a lot of pleasure. Not so with Anal Recruiters. These guys abuse women for their own pleasure and either these female models are some of the best actors in the business or they are genuinely NOT having a good time. (As an aside, many of the models are quite attractive but Iíve not seen them elsewhere. I wonder if shooting for this site turned them off from porn.) The scenes donít really follow a formula except that each scene involves finding ways to physically and emotionally degrade and abuse the models. Many of the models here seem to be in obvious physical pain. ButÖ to be fair I have to point out that there are just as many who seem to take some enjoyment from their shoot here.

The other good news is that over half of the scenes on the site are offered in HD. (The bad news is that the HD scenes are only offered in WMV format.) Both 1080p and 720p are offered in most cases where HD is available. The 1080p comes in at 1080x720 at 5000kb/s and 30fps.

The newer scenes have download options available, though the standard format seems to be WMV. WMV files are offered in 720x480, 640x480 and 320x240. There is usually an option for low quality MPEG and MOV files too. Then there is the above noted HD option. (I donít understand coding, but the 1080p files arenít much bigger than the 720p so those are a good option.) The download options are reduced with the older files. The scenes are also available as smaller clips and streaming (in one resolution only) is also available. You canít fault the site for providing options for members to access the material.

Photos are available, either as singles or as zips. Regardless of when they were uploaded they come in at 1440x960.

The site itself is small with only 33 scenes. And since it hasnít updated in over two years I donít hold out any hope for the site to keep growing. I know thatís an instant deal-breaker for some potential members, but if this is a niche youíre interested in or you want a scene with a specific model (for me it was a Veronica Jett sceneÖ) the site might interest you.

The overall layout of the site is simple, but I found it literally Ďclunky.í Iím assuming that this is a choice that the webmaster made, but the main page is set up so that when you scroll it doesnít flow smoothly but clunks along often causing you to overshoot where you want to be. The main page shows the scenes available and you have a link to either the photos or the video which then opens into a new page with the available options for each.

Other problems are that I kept getting kicked out of the site and had to log in again. This may be a means to protect the site, but it is definitely annoying, especially since at one point my password stopped working too.

I canít conclusively say that download managers donít work, but I couldnít use Internet Download Manager to queue scenes. It would work to download individual scenes and it would speed the process up. Download speeds were a bit less than average but still pretty good at 5MB/s on most files.

The site is part of a small network (Hardcore Doorway) which certainly improves the overall value of the site, though any prospective members should be aware that the abuse theme runs through most of the network too. Also adding to the value is the $20 monthly fee for TBP /PU members.

So would I recommend this site? Probably, but only to people who join with their eyes wide open and knowing that the site does at least as much wrong as it does right. This is a rare niche (thankfully!) and if it is something youíre interested in then it is probably worth a look. Otherwise, Iíd steer clear.

12-31-12  08:12am

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Visit Ass Smoothie

Ass Smoothie
(0)

70.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Unique, interesting concept
- Part of a larger network of unique sites
- Membership to one site gives access to the entire network
- Trial membership (2 days @ $2.95) gives full access
- Videos available through different options
- Decent download speeds
- Videos available as one full-length video
- Pictures too
Cons: - Not exactly as advertised (see below)
- Expensive full-month subscription
Bottom Line: Ass Smoothie is a site that is part of a group of sites sold as The Hardcore Network. This includes access to a total of 22 sites, many of which are as unique as Ass Smoothie. For a review of the entire network, badandy400 and wittyguy have both written reviews back in 2008 and 2009 which are still accurate, except that some sites may have been added.

I joined the network specifically to get access to Ass Smoothie because the premise intrigued me. The set up is that a girl (usually a well known porn star) is asked to make a smoothie in a blender and then sheís put in the pile-driver position, a speculum is inserted to open her ass and then the smoothie is poured in. Then, to complete the weirdness, she squats over a glass or other container and squeezes out the drink, which she then drinks. If this is something that might interest you it is well done. And letís face it, the internet is not overburdened with ass smoothie sites. But there is a serious flaw in the site, which littlejoe pointed out in his review: most of the videos on this site are not ass smoothies but the girl being asked to participate and rejecting the idea. Yes, this is a site mostly made up of women saying that they wonít do what the site wants to show. Some of it can be a little interesting to watch, but not interesting enough to overcome the fact that you just got duped. Wouldnít this be like if a site like Ass Traffic mostly featured vaginal sex and when the guy asked for anal the girl refused?

To make matters worse, there is no reliable way to tell which girls do the smoothie and which donít. A drink recipe is listed for all models, not just the ones who later take the drink up their asses. File size is usually a good indicator that the model goes all the way since most of the rejections are short videos. Still, after looking at file size I had to download the low resolution version just to make sure it had the goods.

Of the full site there are approximately 30 girls who get the full smoothie treatment. Most are well-known porn stars like Allison Pierce, Amber Rayne, Faye Runaway, Jamie Elle, Kelly Wells and Veronica Jett.

The best news about this site, and probably the whole network, is that there is a two day trial that gives you full access. If you had an interest in some of the other niche sites on the network then the full month membership might be good for you, but if all you want is quick access to this site you can easily check out all the girls who actually do an ass smoothie in two days. At the very least, the two-day trial gives you the opportunity to see what the network has to offer.

05-04-10  12:37pm

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Visit Babes Network.com

Babes Network.com
(5)

90.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Large site with 460+ videos available
- Ability to sort videos
- Updates daily with one scene per day being added
- Videos available in streaming and downloads
- Videos available in multiple resolutions
- Photos available (singles and zips)
- Beautiful models
- Good mix of American and European models
- TBP/PU discount
Cons: - Some ads and upsells
- Photo resolutions seems a bit low
- Only one video type (MP4)
- No anal (which many will consider a plus)
Bottom Line: This review isnít technically a review of Babes network but is of the identical clone, Babes.com. I really canít imagine why a company would have two identical sites, but they do.

This site is another in the Ďartcoreí niche with hardcore porn done with a softer edge. If youíre looking for slapping, throat fucking and lots of anal pounding, then youíll want to look elsewhere. There is none of that here.

What you will find here are lots of scenes with beautiful women in solo, lesbian and b/g scenes. The site has offers the ability to sort by scene type, which is an excellent feature for getting to what you prefer. My preference is for b/g, so selecting for Ďcouplesí removes the solo and lesbian from what I can see. The hardcore b/g scenes all follow a familiar format with kissing, foreplay (for both partners), vaginal sex and the money shot. As is the norm with these kinds of sites, the scene lengths are approximately 20 minutes each, in keeping with the natural feel that the site is trying to create. The production values are high with good lighting and editing in the scenes. The lesbian and solo scenes offer what youíd expect with scenes in those niches.

The models are a mix of American and Europeans. Some are well-known porn stars while others are lesser known. They are all relatively young (18-25) and most are petite. One advantage to sites like this that have more sensual scenes and also offer solo and lesbian is that they seem to attract newer models who may only do solo or g/g for now. Itís a great opportunity to see some new models (like Emily Grey. Please, please, please, Ms. Grey, make the leap to hardcore!)

The site is fairly large with 189 couples videos, 95 lesbian videos and 179 solo girl videos available. The videos are all available as streaming or downloads. Streaming is available as RTMP or HTTP (I have no idea what that meansÖ) in 720, 480 or 320 resolutions. Downloads are available in 1080, 720, 480 and mobile resolutions. MP4 is the only file type offered. I found the 720p videos to be a good compromise between video quality and file size. The 720p videos come in at 1280x720, 4000kb/s and 29fps. Subjectively, they look great with no pixilation that some sites still have at higher resolutions.

The site supports download managers and I had no problems with the links timing out. The download speeds were what I get with other sites so they donít try to limit speeds, even at peak times. Updates are made daily with one scene per day being added.

The site offers lots of photos too. Currently there are 122 Ďcouplesí photosets, 95 lesbian and 179 solo sets. The photos are available as either zips or singles. The few photosets I downloaded all had a little over 100 photos. Photo resolutions seem a bit low at 1663x2494.

There are no obvious negatives to the site. There are ads and upsells, but those happen at other sites too and they arenít obtrusive or distracting. I did find it a bit annoying that when sorting scenes you had the option to see what scenes are available on other company sites like Brazzers, Mofos and Twistyís. I think the trade-off is that if you really like a model it gives you access to trailers and you may want to join another site if you like what you see.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent site with some great sensual porn available. The models are beautiful and the sex is hot. At the discounted price available through TBP/PU this site is a great value if youíre looking for porn with a softer edge.

12-24-13  11:35am

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Visit Back Room Casting Couch

Back Room Casting Couch
(1)

85.0
Status: Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
Pros: - Excellent site in a relative under-served niche
- 165 scenes
- Updating regularly
- Many good looking models
- Most models are Ďamateurí
- ome porn stars early in their careers
- Now uploading in 1280p
- Packaged with another excellent amateur site
- Male talent who never tries to upstage the models
- Excellent camerawork and editing
- Innovative use of split screen and picture-in-picture
- Supports download managers
- Bills through CCBill
Cons: - Only the most recent updates are HD. Older scenes can be low resolution
Bottom Line: Lately Iíve developed an interest in Ďcastingí videos and this is one of the better sites in that niche. A membership here includes a membership to two other sites: Exploited College Girls and Net Video Girls. ECG is a great site and makes a membership here better. NVG isnít terrible, but, in my opinion, it is the weakest site of the three. I should point out that the TBP review doesnít say anything about the additional sites but Iíve joined twice now and both times that was the deal. I just checked again and it is still being offered.

The siteís premise is that a guy passes himself off as a porn agent and has women come by to talk about getting into the business. The setting is an office and the scene is recorded using two cameras on tripods and a handheld POV camera. The Ďagentí explains the business to the model and then she is encouraged to make a demo tape that the agent will then use to get work for her. The demo consists of the model getting naked, masturbating, performing oral on the agent and then getting fucked. Many of the scenes have some anal sex but it is usually short. Even if you arenít as big a fan of anal as I am, the anal isnít obtrusive. Some may criticize the site as being too formulaic. It is that, but in my opinion, the formula works so why fix what isnít broken?

Most of the models are unknown to me, though there are a few who went on to porn careers. Tanner Mayes (as Evangeline), Kacey Jordan, Shawna Lenee (as Kara), Amia Miley and Chastity Lynn are here, early in their careers. While there is no way that the premise could be real (given the paperwork involved to do porn), the models play the role well and really add to the feel of the scene. There is some variety in models with different body types, though the majority are Caucasian and petite. Most of the models are very good looking. There are a few videos with pregnant models if youíre into that.

There have been negative comments about the male Ďagent.í I donít share those opinions because I find that he knows that members arenít joining to see him so he is unobtrusive.

Using two stationary cameras and a POV camera could be the siteís weak point, but it isnít. The camera work and editing are great and really work well for the atmosphere. One feature that I really like is the use of split screen or picture-in-picture. For example, the model may be bent over the desk in a standing doggy position and one half of the screen is a camera pointing at her face while the other half is the POV camera held above the modelís ass.

There are currently about 165 videos on the site with most being about 30 minutes long. The site does update regularly, but since my membership expired four days ago I canít confirm the update schedule but my recollection is that it is at least one new scene per week.

The scenes are only available in one file type, WMV, but they are available as clips or as the full scene. There are usually two resolutions available (labelled as high and low). I only downloaded the highest resolution full scenes so I canít comment on the lower resolution or clips.

Speaking of resolution, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the site appears to have undergone a re-work and at the same time it looks like the last 12-15 uploads are available in 1280x720 at 3500kb/s and 29 fps. These look great. File sizes are between 500-800MB, though there are a few that hit a gigabyte. The bad news is that before the site started uploading HD the resolutions were lower. With a lot of the older scenes on the site that can be pretty low. Most are 768x432 (which still look good), some are 576x324, some are 640x360 and some 480x360. Obviously the smaller resolution files were uploaded a long time ago and donít look good by todayís standards.

The site supports download managers and I had no issues with links timing out. I didnít encounter any speed reductions or download limits. The site bills through CCBill.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent site if you like this niche. Itís packaged with another excellent site (and a mediocre one too). The models are good looking and the scenes are fun to watch. The production values are good with good camerawork and editing. While the site has started uploading HD videos that was only recently so most of the videos are of lower resolution. Not only do I highly recommend this site but it is on my list of sites to regularly rejoin to download new scenes.

12-30-13  10:24am

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Visit Bangbros Network

Bangbros Network
(6)

88.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - A mega-site that still manages to get specialties right
- Something for everyone
- 2-3 updates per day
- Broad spectrum of niches
- Many different types of models
- Logically laid out site
Cons: - Many complaints of misleading practices
- Links time out very quickly (2-3 minutes)
- Not all sites update
Bottom Line: Bangbros seems to be the most polarizing of the mega sites that gets reviewed here, and it doesnít really have to be that way. The sites included with the basic network are large, many (but not all) are updating regularly and all offer some great porn. But working against BB is the perception of misleading signups and shady billing practices. It seems unreasonable to me that BB isnít aware of these concerns since the misleading signups are obviously a choice they made (and the billing flows from that) and if they are aware of the concerns, it baffles me why a site of this calibre would continue to do that.

BB really needs no introduction, but Iíll add a quick one in case someone has just discovered internet porn. BB is a large network of sites, which isnít unique, that offers sites catering to just about any niche a member could be interested in. Anal? Lesbian? Big breasts? Reality? Glory Holes? Theyíre all here. What sets BB apart from most other mega-sites is that (at least in all the niches I downloaded) they are done really well. So many other mega-sites have a feel of a low-cost buffet where your appetite will be sated but you wonít rave about the quality. In the niches I viewed I was pleasantly surprised to see that just because the network covers so many niches that they still seem to be able to understand what makes good porn within a specific niche. For example, I love both anal sites and glory hole sites and the BB sites Mr. Anal and Glory Hole Loads are among the best of each niche that Iíve seen. Each could easily be a stand-alone site and still have value. I have every reason to believe that the same thing applies to the niche sites that Iím not interested in.

The other great thing about BB is that they offer models from a range of ages, body types and ethnicities. The models also range from A-listers to relatively unknowns.

Iím going to break with my own convention of providing a lot of detail in a review because I donít want to risk misleading anyone. The reason for this is that I added an optional ďSuperPackĒ of sites that appears in the scenes available to me. To give the number of scenes available would include those and mislead someone who buys the basic membership. But donít let me mislead anyone in the other direction either: the basic membership includes thousands of scenes. For a first-timer or a recurring member there is real value here.

The site started adding HD videos in January 2009. Prior to that the videos were available in WMV (852x480, 1500kb/s), and MP4 (720x404, 1000kb/s and 852x480, 1500kb/s). The HD videos are in MP4 and come in at 1280X720 at 3000kb/s. Those arenít the best the industry has to offer, but they look good on both a monitor and a 50Ē TV.

The network is logically laid out and has a search function and also uses tags. I canít speak for the effectiveness of those, as Iíll explain.

Perhaps the biggest issue with the network is their apparent use of misleading upgrades. Many PU members have reported that all they have done is click on a thumbnail and ended up joining something that they didnít intend to join Ė and being billed for it. I have good reason to think that this is an accurate description of what can happen, so in the interests of providing a public service Iíll make four recommendations:

ē If you only subscribed to the main network, when you go to the main page ONLY click on the link to the ďBang Bros Pack.Ē Thatís what you bought and paid for. Clicking on any other link MAY cause you to join that site.
ē When youíre in the BB Pack that you bought, be extra careful about using the search function and tags as these MAY bring you scenes in a site outside your pack. Opening that scene MAY cause you to be signed up.
ē Keep your joining email Ė it will provide you a link to a site where you can cancel. (This worked for the main network for me, but I did need more effort to cancel the add-on even though I had the right link.)
ē If you donít want to be rebilled plan to cancel a bit earlier than usual in case you have problems. Your membership will still be active until the end of the subscription Ė at least it was for me. (I should also add that even though I had problems cancelling the add-on it was quick and effective.)

One other minor issue is that while download managers seem to be permitted, the short life of the links make it impossible to use a manager to queue downloads. Links die after 2-3 minutes, so even with a fast speed (I saw 11MB/s regularly) queuing more than two HD scenes wasnít worth it.

So would I recommend this site? Absolutely. They are among the best Ė and maybe the best Ė mega-site on the internet today. They offer something for all but the most extreme tastes, and what they offer is top-quality. The website is logically laid out and easy to use. My bottom line with BB is much like it would be for a lot of sexual activities: have fun, but go in with your eyes open and use protection.

04-17-14  04:37pm

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Visit Bangbros Network

Bangbros Network
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80.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Huge collection
- Many sites
- Offers HD on many scenes (in MP4 only)
- New sites added
- Good variety of ethnicities, ages and body types
Cons: - Video quality isnít great (with WMVs)
- Time-outs for links are very short
- Some sites have just been abandoned
- Found an unusually high number of WMV files with sound that wasnít synchronized with the video
- Large number of ads and upsells Ė many sites are additional cost
- Sites donít list scenes by model Ė theyíre given a unique name
- Doesnít bill through a reputable biller
- A lot of fake breasts and tattoos
Bottom Line: This has been one of the most difficult reviews Iíve written here. On one hand, this network offers a lot of decent porn for a low price. On the other hand, it takes an ďall-you-can-eat-buffetĒ approach to porn: thereís lots of it but a lot of it seems the same. I would (and will) recommend the site, but only for people looking for specific things in a porn site.

Bang Bros doesnít need much of an introduction here, but for those who donít know it, it is a collection of 20+ sites covering a wide variety of niches. The sites are listed at TBP so I wonít mention them here. There is lots of variety, and lots of well-known talent here too. The scenes are shot reasonably well and the website is relatively easy to navigate and use. I have no idea how many scenes are on offer, but it has to be several thousand at least.

Each scene on each site opens into a separate page where you can select how to view the scene or photos. The scene can be streamed in ďlight,Ē ďmediumĒ and HD. I canít vouch for those as I prefer downloads. Downloads are available as WMVs and MP4s. While the MP4s are available in several file sizes (from ďsmallĒ to ďHDĒ) the WMVs are only available in one size. I prefer WMVs so thatís what I downloaded. Those come in at 640x480 @ 1100kb/s and 30fps. Subjectively, theyíre what youíd expect for those specs. I do wish that the network offered more choice for WMVs. While this isnít widespread, I did find a higher number of WMV files with unsynchronized audio than Iíd see on other sites. This is a fairly rare problem, so to have it occur on 20+ scenes seems high.

The network does offer a lot of material in HD. The HD is MP4 only and comes in at 1280x720 at 3000kb/s and 30fps. These, obviously, look a lot better than the low resolution WMVs.

While photos are available, this really isnít a photo site. The photos are screencaps of the videos and are available as singles or as zips. I didnít download any photos.

Speaking of downloads, while the network would allow you to use a download manager to increase the download speed, the link timeouts were so short that a manager couldnít be used to queue up multiple scenes. The timeouts are the shortest Iíve ever encountered on a site that still allows download managers, being less than two minutes before the link would go dead.

This isnít a pro or con, but it seems odd that the network stops updating sites but creates another one with a similar niche. It really doesnít matter, but why stop updating one BJ site only to create another similar one? Not to be too cynical, but my guess is that it helps in marketing by being able to say you have more sites.

The network does have its flaws, though Iíll admit many of the flaws I see are subjective. My biggest issue is that when browsing a specific site you have a thumbnail of the scene and below that is the scene name and the date it was uploaded. While I have nothing against providing that information, I do wish that theyíd also provide the modelís name. I found it easier to browse the network by model than by site.

This is definitely a subjective criticism, but the site seems to favour larger models than I normally like. Iím not talking BBW or anything like that, but my preference runs to the more petite models. Petite models are here, but the site seems to favour those with larger breasts and asses. Tattoos are also plentiful. If you like your models petite and unadorned, you may not like this network. On the other hand, there are a lot of different ages and races here too.

Another issue here is that even after joining the network youíll see lots of ads for other sites and up-sells for other, additional-cost, network sites. While I can understand why a network would want to generate more income, this network really makes these ads and up-sells prominent. (But since I joined two of the up-sells, they obviously work.)

The network manages its own accounts so there is no biller. As exotics4me noted in a comment, you really need to make sure your membership is cancelled, a particularly is youíve added sites for additional cost. The simple means for cancelling only applies to the main network so unless you specifically cancel the add-on sites that billing may recur.

As I said at the beginning, even with the flaws Iíd still recommend this site, though not to everyone and only after explaining the siteís weaknesses. Iíd recommend the site to someone looking to access a lot of porn for a decent price where quality isnít the motivating factor. Who would this be? Likely someone deciding to give up on ďtubeĒ sites and start actually paying for the porn they use. I wouldnít recommend this network to a long-time porn collector with experience with great sites. That would be recommending that someone who dines at Mortonís Steakhouse try Uncle Moeís Family Feedbag. Both serve a purpose, but some people wonít feel satisfied at Moe's.

07-10-12  04:47pm

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Visit Bikini Dream

Bikini Dream
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80.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Exclusive content
- Part of a small network
- $9.95 5 day TBP/PU Trial
- Photos and videos available
- Good value if you join through the trial
- Updates weekly
- Bills through Epoch and CCBill
- Some variation in body type among the models
- Download managers work (I use FDM)
Cons: - Most sets are photos only
- No zips for photos
- Video quality is average
- No HD or hi-res options
- Network is small with no other exclusive content
- Videos are all short duration (less than 5 mins for most)
- Download speeds a bit slower than industry standard (I got 1MB/sec on a 15MB/sec connection)
Bottom Line: Iíve been wanting to join a bikini site for a while now, but never bothered because Iím not really into softcore. I was browsing through sites with a TBP/PU discount or full trial and Bikini Dream popped up. I figured that risking $10 for a small network (through a reputable biller) wasnít a big deal.

Subjectively, Iím a bit disappointed, but thatís my fault. The site is more softcore than I even imagined it could be. While all of the models are beautiful, many of the bikinis arenít all that revealing. With very rare occasions, there is no nudity at all, and that is usually just breasts. ButÖ having said that, the videos are still good once you recognize that this isnít a nude site.

The videos all follow a simple theme: put a beautiful young model in a bikini and let her pose at a beach or some other outdoor venue. Itís simple, but it works. There are about 5-6 videos shot on Miami-area beaches of girls just sunning themselves.

My biggest complaint with the site is that approximately 75% of the models have only photos available. That alone isnít a deal breaker, but the fact that the photos arenít available as a zip doesnít make sense. This isnít 1999 any longer. The photos that you do take the time to download arenít all that impressive. They arenít terrible, but they are lower resolution than customers would expect in 2011.

As for the technical bits, the site is very basic. There is no search function, but one really isnít needed given the volume of the content. There are approximately 250 sets available, dating from 2005 to current (there appear to be weekly updates). Of those sets, less than 70 have videos. The videos are in 1280x720 resolution with all having approximately 3500kbps. Subjectively, the quality looks good and is up to industry standards, but they should consider offering higher-res videos or HD on new shoots.

Bikini Dream is part of a small network, which certainly increases the value of the membership. None of the other sites have exclusive content though, and most of it is readily available elsewhere. The additional sites are grouped around a common theme, like ďStunnersĒ for beautiful women or ďAll Anal XXXĒ for anal sex. All of the additional sites are fairly small and have the same technical specs as Bikini Dream.

So is Bikini Dream worth the price of the membership? If you join for the 5-day full trial at $9.95, definitely; if you sign up for the full month membership, probably not. Iím not interested in many of the sites on the network and I was easily able to download everything I wanted in a day. Thankfully the site supports download managers so I was able to queue up all the scenes I wanted and let FDM do all the work. If you have a specific interest in (mostly) non-nude bikini modeling, this site is worth looking at. If one of the other sites on the network tickles your fancy, the trial is still a good value but keep in mind that it isnít exclusive.

05-22-11  08:32pm

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Visit Biohazard Bitches

Biohazard Bitches
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65.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: If you're looking for hardcore, this site has it
Download speeds were good
Video quality is average
Cons: Only about 15-20% of the material is original.
Most of the material is just taken from movies that you can get cheaper at other sites (like Videobox)
The additional 22 sites with the VIP membership aren't worth looking at.
Bottom Line: There is some decent extreme hardcore material if you like this stuff, but until they have more original clips I'd recommend waiting.

Don't let the fact that the membership gives you access to 22 sites. The additional sites have almost no value. They are small and hard to navigate. Finally, the additional sites don't really fit well with Biohazard Bitches. It's a pretty extreme site and the others are all really tame. Don't factor them into your buying decision.

07-16-07  09:58am

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Visit Brandi Belle

Brandi Belle
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78.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Cute solo model
- 200+ Videos
- Can be added as an extra-cost option with BangBros
- Unique take on the solo model concept
- Good mix of solo, girl/girl and boy/girl scenes
- Good mix of traditional porn and amateur stuff
- Offers full trial
Cons: - No longer updating
- Video quality was average back when it was shot and is below average now
- Be careful when cancelling if youíve added this as an addition site to the network
Bottom Line: Weíve had this discussion here before: can a site still have value if it isnít updating? I come down strongly on the Ďyesí side of that debate. In this case, even if you pay full price you get approximately 80 hours of exclusive video for $18. Thatís fair value even if it isnít updating.

Brandi Belle is a cute, late-teen, early-twenties model. Iíd never seen her before so I assume her only work is on this site. Sheís definitely attractive, but not necessarily got a Ďporní look to her. She looks more like the hot girl next door.

While the site is technically a solo girl site, it isnít like so many other solo sites: it offers solo scenes, girl/girl scenes and even boy/girl hardcore scenes. What makes the site stand out, however, are the scene set-ups in many of the scenes: many of them arenít the standard scenes so common in porn. Sure, a lot of the scenes use common set-ups, but many have quirky set-ups like having three girls lie down and see how far a guy can ejaculate onto them, or deciding whether the Fleshlight feels as good as the real thing. Those set-ups add some fun and spice to the scenes and make them more interesting to watch. Some of the scenes seem to feature real amateurs too. They appear to be the genuine thing since some of them are pretty nervous about being on camera.

The site is part of the Bang Bros network and you have a choice of how you get access. I added it as an extra-cost add-on to my BB membership but they also have a 1-day full trial or you can get monthly access to the site for an $18 TBP discount. I donít know if you buy the latter membership if you get full network access too. When adding the site as an extra cost add-on it appears that you get full access to the site. I note this because I also added Public Invasion and only got access to a handful of the scenes offered on the main site. TBP states that there are 200+ scenes on the site and I downloaded most of them and have 205.

Since this is a Bang Bros site it is organized in the same way as the other sites on that network. There really is no need for a search function.

Download speeds were average but as with the rest of the network while download managers work the timeouts on the links are so short that using a manager is difficult.

Like Bang Bros, the videos are available in WMVs or MP4s. Since the videos were produced and added between 2005 and 2007 the video quality isnít up to 2012 standards. It was probably just average when it was produced. I use WMVs and the most common resolution is 640x480 at 1000kb/s and 30fps. The next most common resolution is 720x406 at 1500kb/s and 30fps.

Back in April exotics4rme noted that there could be problems in cancelling your membership when you add on additional sites. Those concerns are still valid. While a simple click will cancel your main network membership you will have to hunt around to find any add-ons to ensure that those are cancelled too. Iím not saying that I think they do this deliberately, but they donít make that clear and they donít make it easy. This could be solved if they used a reputable biller but they donít Ė they bill in-house.

The bottom line is that the site is large enough and offers three membership options that can make the site a good value even if it no longer updates. The site offers a lot of video and a unique take on the solo girl niche. Iíd recommend it to anyone who likes the niche and likes Brandi Belleís look.

07-22-12  07:02am

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Visit Brazzers

Brazzers
(5)

88.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - 30 sites on the network
- TBP / PU discount
- Supports download managers
- Bills through Epoch
- Many options for downloads
Cons: - No usable search function
- Not a huge amount for people who donít like big breasts and MILFs
- Many of the big breasts are Ďenhancedí and not natural
Bottom Line: I doubt that Iím offending anyone by saying that Brazzers is a network that caters mostly to MILF and large-breast aficionados (and most of those big breasts are enhanced, not natural). So why would a guy who prefers younger and more petite models take a membership here? The answer is simple Ė Jenni Leeís first anal scene. Yes, I have to confess that I took a membership just to access one scene.

As with my review of Naughty America I realize that there are a lot of reviews already so Iíll review the network from the perspective of someone who prefers younger and more petite models. Is it worth a membership for those of us with those preferences?

The network is made up of 30 individual sites each based around a theme. All of the most popular porn themes are represented. Unlike Naughty America, Brazzers doesnít really have any sites that would specifically appeal to those of us who like younger and smaller models. In contrast, many of the sites are specifically aimed at members who like big breasts, with names like Big Tits in Uniform, Big Tits in Sports, Big Tits at School and Big Tits at Work. So if you like big breasts youíll know there are lots of scenes for you here.

There are currently over 4600 scenes on the network and three more are added daily. The bad news is that many of the sites are currently not updating, though I donít consider that a negative as the scenes are still available.

Each site opens into a separate page where the scenes are listed with a large thumbnail. Each thumbnail has a scene name and lists the female star or stars. Clicking on a scene you want brings up a new page where you can stream or download the scene. Newer scenes have more options available for download, which makes sense, with many offering as high as 1080p. Mp4s are the most common offering with newer scenes being available in SD and 720p and 1080p. One (or sometimes two) WMV resolution is also usually available as is a MPEG version. Many also offer a size for mobile devices too. The size of the file is listed right beside all the choices which is helpful in deciding which resolution you want. This is useful since the 1080p files can top out at more than 2GB. I downloaded the 720p when it was available and it actually comes in at 854x480 and plays at 2000+kb/s and 30fps. Subjectively they look great. Older scenes obviously donít have HD available or the same range of choices which can be a bit frustrating but even the older scenes look pretty good.

I had no problem using a download manager (IDM) and found that the links didnít time out unreasonably quickly.

If this site has a serious flaw itís the lack of a useful search function. I know other reviewers have commented that the search function isnít very good, but Iíd go further and say it is really non-existent. This is a flaw because the site is huge and covers many themes so relying solely on tags to find material can be problematic. The site does have a series of filters but I didnít find them to be terribly helpful. And to make matters worse Iíd often forget to clear the filters when starting a new search and that would further limit what I found until I realized my mistake.

There is also no way to search for individual stars by just typing their name in. You can select the Ďpornstarí tab which you can then sort by letter. You can further sort that in any of several ways (popularity, number of scenes, etc) with one of the sorts being by name. The problem with this is that the alphabet that Brazzers uses appears to have no connection to the modern alphabet that most English countries use. If youíre looking for a specific star be prepared to manually search through several pages to find her.

So does Brazzers offer any value to a potential member who prefers younger and more petite models? UmmmÖ yeah. Probably. I think what likely tilts the balance towards recommending this network is that there are scenes for guys like us and the discounted TBP / PU price makes it an okay value for people who arenít into big breasts and MILFs. And they use a reputable biller. (If youíre a fan of large breasts and MILFs then there is excellent value here and Iíd highly recommend a membership.) There are scenes for guys like me, though there arenít as many as Iíd hoped, and finding them isnít made any easier by the flawed search function. But Iíd still recommend it. But Iíll likely only be back if they happen to have the worldís first Lexi Diamond anal scene.

(This is a bit off topic, but the network produces a couple of high-end porn series. Think of it as if HBO did hardcore. These are interesting and the production values are high Ė better than most in the industry. In one of the series a young woman is murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped by a stream. For some reason, Brazzers often uses this shot as their siteís wallpaper. I have a lot of fetishes, but Ďmurder porní ainít one Ďem.)

11-10-12  07:26pm

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Visit Broke Amateurs

Broke Amateurs
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65.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Decent sized site (135 scenes)
- Some attractive women
- Supports download managers
- Streaming available
- Lots of rimming (yes, I consider this a pro)
- Scenes are hard without being abusive
- Updates
Cons: - No HD
- Highest resolution is barely industry standard
- Seems to be using even lower resolution now
- Many broken links
- Some scenes are streaming only
- No customer support
- Some women not attractive
Bottom Line: I recently discovered that I like Ďamateurí porn. The qualifier for that is that I like porn that uses models that obviously have some interest in the adult industry and are now trying video, as opposed to a couple who record themselves and post it on the Ďnet.

The setup here is pretty much the same as used on similar sites like Exploited College Girls: the scene begins with an interview of the model, she gets naked, there is oral and then sex. I think this formula works so I donít find it repetitive, but I can see that some might. Most of the sex is vaginal, but there are several scenes that feature anal too, but not enough that Iíd consider this an anal site. One controversial sex act that does occur often is female on male rimming, which occurs in a majority of the scenes. I like watching that, so I find it a positive, but I understand that Iím probably in a minority.

Most of the scenes are around 45-50 minutes long. While the female models are asked to do things they probably wouldnít do in real life, the scenes are in no way abusive as can occur on other sites. There is no face fucking or other extreme acts like that.

Most of the models are quite attractive and there is a decent variety among body types so that most members can say they found a lot of models that suit their tastes. As with Ďamateurí sites though, there can be some models who are questionable. I swear that one of the models looks like a younger Geddy Lee. And as a Rush fan, it pains me to say that. It could have been worse though: the model could have looked like Neil Peart or Alex Lifeson.

Unfortunately the bad outweighs the good on this site. The material itself is well shot (while there is a lot of POV it is well done), lighted and edited. Most of the women are attractive and most of the sex is fun to watch. The site is let down by the web design itself and what is actually made available to members.

The site is simple and I have no problem with that. It is a small site with 135 scenes available so there is no need for a fancy layout and powerful search function. It would be nice to see some tags but I can live without those. Of the problems on the site, one of them is that the 135 scenes are only theoretically available. I didnít count them, but there are many dead links for pages and more for downloads.

Speaking of downloads, this is the biggest problem with the site: all of the older material is offered in only 320x240 resolution. (Only one download choice is offered per scene. Or, if you prefer, the only option is take it or leave it.) I canít be convinced that they were anywhere near state-of-the-art even when they were uploaded. The site did improve that when they upgraded the downloads to 720x480. Those are passable and look pretty good on a 24Ē monitor, but get pretty grainy on a large TV. More options would be better, including an HD download choice.

But wait! It gets worse!

It appears that the site may have made a choice to actually revert back to the 320x240 size. I say this for three reasons: 1) the newest update is low resolution, 2) a blog update in late August reported that the site would be only using low resolution downloads to thwart theft, and 3) a couple of emails to the site to ask if my suspicions were true went unanswered.

If itís true that the site has reverted to low res for downloads, this alone will cause me to not recommend the site and not rejoin. I get that piracy is hurting porn, and probably hurting smaller sites more than big sites, but surely there is a better way to curb piracy than kicking your customers in the balls. Iím an active porn buyer and I frequently rejoin sites, but if this is what I get, I wonít be back.

Two relatively minor issues too: 1) if you have an option for members to contact you, you should read your email and respond. If you donít respond, then donít make the option available, and 2) the third most recent update features a stunning young lass who puts on a great performance, but for some reason it is only offered in streaming. This really cheesed me off, and my reasonable question on future availability went unanswered.

As for some technical stuff, the site updates with approximately one new scene being added weekly. It also supports download managers with no obvious timeouts or download limits.

This is some decent amateur porn that is let down by a too-amateur site. I could live with that but if my suspicions are correct that they are making things even worse for members I canít recommend the site. If the site responds to this review or to my email with some information on better downloads then Iíll reconsider my refusal to recommend and the score.

10-03-13  06:39pm

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Visit Burning Angel

Burning Angel
(1)

93.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Large site
- Updates regularly
- Good variation in body types
- Variation in level of tattoos and piercings
- Class-leading video quality in newer videos
- Many download options
- Streaming available (with options)
- Supports download managers
- Fans of Joanna Angel should definitely join Ė lots to see
- TBP discount
Cons: - No zips for pics
Bottom Line: The first time I joined this site I surprised even myself as Iím not a big fan of tattoos and piercings. Or so I thought.

The site seems to be quite a bit different now than the last time I reviewed it. Back in 2009 when dracken commented on it, and even as recently as a year ago when I reviewed it, the site had a Ďcommunityí feel to it, like it wasnít necessarily a professional porn site but a site owned and run by people into this lifestyle. (That was and still is highlighted by the obvious connection that Joanna Angel has with this site. Any of her fans NEED to get a membership here.) The site still has that feel to it with the blogs, a forum, event listings and chats, but it is clearly more Ďprofessionalí now.

The last time I reviewed the site it was broken down into several sub-sites. Those are listed in my previous review if youíre interested in seeing what those were. Those divisions seem to be gone now in favor of putting all the videos up on the main page and relying on a pull-down menu to sort by niche. This may be a personal thing, but I prefer the new way: all the scenes are right there and there are convenient ways to sort by star or niche.

The site is part of the Fame Digital family of sites. In my opinion, Fame has the porn Midas touch in that they nail the Holy Trinity for porn sites: the porn is incredibly hot with high production values, the site is well organized, and the porn is easy to access for streaming or downloads. The only caveat with Fame is that you need to track which of their billing companies you paid through because youíll need to know that when it comes time to cancel.

Another way the site is different now is that they use a look more common to other Fame sites: the scene thumbnail opens into a page where all your options for streaming and downloads are in sub-menus. If youíre familiar with any of Fameís sites youíll realize that this is both intuitive and easy to use. Also like other Fame sites, this one offers some of the widest choices for streaming and downloads. Other porn companies need to copy this. The oldest videos on the site date from 2008 and are available for download in either WMV or MP4 in 160p, 240p, 360p and 480p. Obviously these arenít great, but they look okay and they were great when they were uploaded. The really good news, however, is that like most Fame sites, this site jumped into HD early: videos uploaded as early as mid-2009 offer both 720p and 1080p in MP4 format. This was way ahead of the curve for most adult sites in 2009. The icing on the cake is that however fame encodes its scenes, in either 720 or 1080 they look amazing. Some sites offer 1080 that still looks pixilated. Please Fame, if youíre reading this please offer encoding lessons to other sites. Or just buy them out.

I downloaded the 1080p versions and those come in at 1980x1280 and 6800kb/s bitrate.

The site currently has 719 scenes of varying length. The scenes run the gamut from solo, POV, b/g, group, g/g, anal; in other words, just what youíd expect from an adult site. The models also have some variation so depending on the look you like youíre apt to find lots to satisfy you. The site updates frequently and regularly with several scenes being added weekly.

If the site has one glaring fault itís that pics are still not offered in zips. I know this is primarily a video site, but for those who like to collect photos of their favorite models it would be a good idea to offer zips.

Download managers are supported and like other Fame sites this one has resolved the issue of short-duration time-outs. Links donít last forever, but they will last about an hour and that is a huge improvement over what was offered even a year ago.

So that leaves dealing with the 800lb gorilla in the room: that the models donít sport a mainstream look. If that is an absolute deal-breaker for you, then there is no way youíd like this site. If, however, you have even a remote interest in this niche then I highly recommend checking this site out. The models are all really beautiful and but for the tattoos and piercings they look like the beautiful models that work in other parts of the porn industry. There are varying levels of body modifications too: not all the models are heavily tattooed and pierced; some are very light on both. Katie St. Ives, for example, is on this site and I doubt many would consider her a niche model.

The bottom line is that just in the past year this site has made some changes that, while subtle, have made a great site even better. Itís a large and growing site that offers excellent quality (in production values and in how they look on your monitor or TV) at a discounted price and features unique-but-beautiful models. Whatís not to like? I highly recommend joining.

10-08-13  04:17pm

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Visit Burning Angel

Burning Angel
(1)

88.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - There is a cross-sell on the sign up page but it isnít pre-checked
- Bills through CCBill
- Great chance to see some new models
- Many familiar porn models appear
- Many download options for newer videos
- Supports download managers
Cons: - No zips on pics
- Pics relatively low resolution
- No search function
- No specific tags
Bottom Line: I have to confess that I never expected to be writing a review of a site featuring models with tattoos and piercings, Goth models, punk models and others along that theme. Iím as anti-tattoo as the next guy, except that it turns out Iím not. Iím still anti-tattoo and piercing unless the model goes all the way.

The biggest surprise for me was how conventional the porn here actually is. I donít know what I was expecting, but whatever it was I was wrong. This is a typical porn network that just happens to showcase models with a look that is slightly out of mainstream.

The main page is laid out as youíd expect with any network: there are tabs for going to pictures, videos, the individual sites, or sorting by model. One choice conspicuous by its absence is a search function. If it exists on the network I havenít found it yet. (This lack of search is further worsened by the lack of scene tags. Tags exist, but are too broad to be of a lot of use in specific searches.)

The network is made up of eight individual sites. (Cum on My Tattoo, Fuck me in the Bathroom, Heavy Metal Pussy Party, Joanna Angel, POV Punx, Punk Porn, Punk Schoolgirls and Big Boobs are Cool Ė Iíll post some stats as a comment on each siteís PU page.) While several of the sites have a reason for being stand-alone, several others could just as easily be grouped together. This is neither positive or negative, itís just a fact.

Each site is laid out in the same way: the site opens into a page where there are thumbnails for 20 scenes per page. Under each thumbnail is some basic information about the scene, including a scene name, the genre (girl/boy, solo, etc.), the running length, user ratings and the female star.

When you select a scene you get a larger thumbnail and four small thumbnails to give you some idea of whatís in store. Each scene has multiple options for downloads. You can download a trailer, the full scene or the full scene broken down into parts. I have to question the value of offering the scene in parts in 2012, but maybe there are still people with slow internet connections. For each of those options there are usually some choices for file type and resolution. MPEGs are offered (in resolutions up to 1400x800 Ė 5000kb/s and 24fps Ė depending on the upload date, of course), as are WMVs in high and low resolutions and a mobile version. These options decrease as you get into older files. Prior to 2010 MPEGs werenít offered but Quicktime files were. The oldest scenes on the network, which date back to 2007, are often only available in one resolution and only in WMV. The resolution on the oldest scenes is low at 480x360, 1800kb/s and 30fps.

This is being a bit picky, but the way the download options are laid out with the trailer as the first option made it too easy to select that instead of the full scene. It didnít happen to me, but it required that I pay more attention than Iíd normally do when just downloading porn. Even having a trailer as a download option seems odd to me, but at least they could put it lower in the option list.

The site supports download managers and I had no problem with the links timing out.

The network bills through CCBill so you have confidence in that. There is a cross-sell, but it isnít pre-checked.

If the site has a major flaw it is how they provide pictures. I donít normally download photos but in this case I was looking forward to doing so. I had flagged several models that I really liked that are rare on more mainstream sites and wanted photos too. I was disappointed to see that zips arenít available and that even if they were, the resolution isnít great. The newest photos are 1080x720. I know that isnít bad, but they could be better. Older photos are obviously a lower resolution. I gave up on getting photos since having to save each one individually seems like too much work for porn. The lack of zips really needs to be addressed.

I know this is highly subjective, but I found most of the models on the site to be very attractive. I do question why some models appear on the site though. Katie St. Ives has a few scenes here and Iíd not normally think of her when I think tattoos, piercings, Goth or punk. Donít get me wrong, Iíll take any of Katieís scenes when I can get them, but it just doesnít seem to be a good fit.

Dracken posted a comment back in í09 that the network appeared to be a Ďcommunityí site for people who like the Goth / Punk / etc. look and lifestyle. That is true. There are blogs and forums for the look, the music and the life. Iím only interested in the naked chicks so I really canít comment on the non-porn parts of the network.

The bottom line is that this is an excellent network. It is well laid out, easy to use and offers some great porn. If youíre like me and want to push your porn boundaries a bit then Iíd highly recommend starting with Burning Angel. The models are beautiful and the scenes are hot.

11-24-12  10:01am

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Visit Casting Couch X

Casting Couch X
(2)

89.0
Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - 74 scenes posted
- All scenes in HD
- Stunning models
- Large majority of models are fresh and unknown
- The male talent is rather Ďtalentedí if you like big facials
- Updates regularly
- Screenshots and photos available
- TBP / PU discount
Cons: Major cons:
- Links time out after approximately 10 minutes
- Limited options for members with slower connections

Nitpicky cons:
- I had trouble with the MPG files (may just be me though)
- Scenes may be repetitive
- LOTS of ads
- Meaningless file names
- No tags or ability to sort by scene type

Subjective cons:
- 3 anal scenes?? Is that it??
- Theyíre affiliated with BangBros so watch out.
Bottom Line: Lately Iíve had a thing for Ďcastingí sites and have been joining anything that looks decent. A week ago that led me to this site. And in case youíre wondering, yes, I know that these are staged, but theyíre staged so well that a viewer can get lost in the fantasy.

The site dates back to just over a year ago and not much has changed in the way the scenes are shot except for the location being much more upscale in newer scenes. The scenes follow a set formula and rarely deviate from that. Girl walks in, presents her ID, is interviewed, stands and undresses, girl poses nude and fingers herself a bit on the couch, guy standing/girl kneeling blowjob, occasionally becomes guy sitting on couch / girl kneeling blowjob (in some rare scenes with rimming), sex starts with girl standing bent over desk, girl on back on desk, guy laying on back on couch with girl riding, then switch back to girl on knees oral with a damn good facial. Most of the scenes stick pretty close to that formula. Some may find that repetitive, and it is, but itís saved by the hot female models.

You could argue that even the models are formulaic in that they are all in their late teens or early twenties, all are petite (but not skinny) and all but a few have B or C cup breasts. Given the age group, tattoos and piercings are common but not overwhelming. Most of the models are new to me, though I did recognize a few faces that I have seen before. To say that all the models are good looking is either an understatement or an exaggeration depending on your preference. I say the former, but if you prefer larger or older models, then this site may not be for you.

The site has a very simple layout that is easy to use. On each page there are 12 scenes shown by a large thumbnail with the modelís name and the date of the upload. There are currently 74 scenes uploaded and it appears that a new scene is added every six days. Each scene is approximately 50 mins long.

Opening that thumbnail brings you to a page to access the scene. Iím a big fan of HD material and always download it when it is available, so it may seem odd for me to complain that there arenít many download options. The choice is HD in MPG or WMV and an MP4 in 750x422. File sizes for the HD files averages 3GB, so this might not work for members with slower internet speeds. I downloaded the WMV version and all of those came in at 1920x1280, 9000kb/s and 29fps. Subjectively, they arenít bad, but they arenít the best Iíve seen either. The MP4s look pretty good so they may be a good compromise for slower connections. Still, more choices are better.

One problem I had that may be unique to me is that the MPG files stuttered badly. I tried multiple scenes on two computers and used two players and had the same result each time. This may not happen to you, but before you download a lot in MPG you should test them on your computer.

Photos and screencaps are available too. The photos are 1500x1000 and the screencaps are 1920x1280. The big difference is that the screencaps arenít available as zips.

The site does support download managers, but the links time out after about 10 mins. Given the file sizes this means that lining up more than three scenes probably wonít work. Also, prepare to rename each file before you download it Ė they all use the same generic, meaningless name.

One annoyance that I can live with is the number of ads on the site. I donít mind ads if they help keep the site going, but I had one big problem here. Given that the site is affiliated with BangBros, and BB has a reputation for some pretty unethical subscription and billing practices, I avoided even going near the ads for sites I otherwise might be interested in for fear of getting burned with an unwanted subscription.

I realize that not everyone will share my opinion on this, but I was disappointed to find only three anal scenes on the site. Many other Ďcastingí sites have a lot of anal because the genre lends itself to that sex act. ďBut honey, the big money is in analÖĒ This actually leads me to another problem that may not be a problem, and thatís that there are no tags or meaningful ways to sort the scenes. Why this really isnít a problem is that with each scene closely following a formula tags are probably unnecessary: look at the model. Do you like her? If yes, you know exactly what sheíll be doing in the scene so download it.

The pros far outweigh the cons here when you consider the merits of the site. You have access to over 60 hours of HD porn at a discounted price. The scenes all have some hot, young and fresh models. The production values are high and the scenes all look great. What more could you ask for? I definitely recommend this site.

10-24-13  06:13pm

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