I bit on Porn Pros' promotion, which got me this site. It was pretty delightful for a short time, but since late February, rather than doing any new PassionHD scenes, they're just re-posting Porn Pros scenes from 6-8 weeks ago as new PassionHD scenes.
I've been a member of this website for quite a few months now. At first, everything was working fine, but suddenly my account stopped working.
I then contacted their customer support through a company called Vendo Services. They basically told me that there's nothing wrong with my account and that there must be a technical issue with the website. They gave me an email address and told me to email them and ask for help. I did but no one ever replied me.
So I contacted Vendo Services again. They told me that there's nothing wrong with my account (again!) and gave me a different email to write to. I opened a support ticket using the second email address I was given and still got no answer (and yes, I checked my junk email folder).
It appears that the only solution I have to my problem now is to cancel my account and ask for a refund... This is not a very good way to keep your loyal customers happy.
I got a deal to join Porn Pros, hadn't been on the site for quite a while and their updates looked tempting, so I joined - and got an offer to get 4 sites - Porn Pros, Fantasy HD, Pure Mature & Casting Couch X - for a one-time charge of $69.95 - but it was very oddly worded, so I figured there had to be a catch. I corresponded with their support, who assured me there was no catch, so I bit. The confirmation of my purchase said, "You now have membership to Fantasy HD for 60 months", which is certainly different than the offer.
When I finally managed to log in with my new login to Fantasy HD, it showed that I had no access to any other sites. When I re-logged into Porn Pros, it showed that I had access to all the sites. Confused, I called the Customer Service, who told me that my $69.96 got me life-time membership to Fantasy HD, Passion HD, Pure Mature & Casting Couch X & that Porn Pros is not included.
It's not what was advertised, but checking out the content of what I did get for the price, it's quite a good deal, so long as the sites don't all shut down real soon.
One of features offered by PornPros is a "Loyalty Promotion." If you are a member for consecutive months, the site promised bonuses. I was a member for 12 months, received none of the promised items.
The only one I was really interested in was after 4 months, they promised to send you a login to a bonus site. There are several sites produced by the same group including Pure Mature and Fantasy HD that I would have appreciated access to. I sent 4 request to the address given on the site......never got a reply.
For the sake of full disclosure, I am still a member of the site. I enjoy the content and after threatening to cancel, I was offered a discounted rate.....but I am still disappointed that the webmaster failed to honor their promotion.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- 74 scenes posted
- All scenes in HD
- Stunning models
- Large majority of models are fresh and unknown
- The male talent is rather ‘talented’ if you like big facials
- Updates regularly
- Screenshots and photos available
- TBP / PU discount
- Links time out after approximately 10 minutes
- Limited options for members with slower connections
- 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
- 3 anal scenes?? Is that it??
- They’re affiliated with BangBros so watch out.
Lately I’ve had a thing for ‘casting’ sites and have been joining anything that looks decent. A week ago that led me to this site. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I know that these are staged, but they’re 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 it’s 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 model’s 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. I’m 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 aren’t 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 aren’t bad, but they aren’t the best I’ve 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 aren’t 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 won’t work. Also, prepare to rename each file before you download it – they all use the same generic, meaningless name.
One annoyance that I can live with is the number of ads on the site. I don’t 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 ‘casting’ sites have a lot of anal because the genre lends itself to that sex act. “But honey, the big money is in anal…” This actually leads me to another problem that may not be a problem, and that’s that there are no tags or meaningful ways to sort the scenes. Why this really isn’t 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 she’ll 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.
I'll admit that this may be a problem that I alone have, but if you're considering a membership here you should at least be aware of it.
The site offers two types of HD files, on is MPG and the other is WMV. Both are 1920x1280. Both files are around 3GB is size per scene. I downloaded the MPG files and found that there is a lot of stuttering. This occurs with both Windows Media Player and VLC. I've started to replace those with the WMV files and they don't seem to have the same problem.
Like I said, this may be unique to me, though I tested the files with two computers and had the same problem with both.
If someone has some thoughts on what may be causing this I'd appreciate hearing from you.
She must be on their payroll, cuz she's in every other vid. I think she's hot as fuck, so I'm sold. They also have Dillon Harper doing a lot of stuff. Fuck yes.
I joined once back when they had that dumb Freaks Of Cock milk facial stuff. The real stuff was o.k., nothing that earned repeat jerks, tho. Then I was curious about the Disgraced 18 stuff. After a while, they stopped showing an update schedule, so I was like 'fuck that'.
Now that they're showing the updates again, I see that they've ditched the fake jizz and filmed a lot of Holly Michaels. I got exhausted just browsing through it all.
I've been a long time member of PornPros. I really enjoy the site. Yeah, the format is monotonous at times, but the women are beautiful and my only complaint is the camera work is focused on closeups too much(I hate the Mike Adriano influence in porn, scenes are 30 min anus closeups).....just back up the camera up and let the performers work. Men and women are kissing and their heads are cut off? But I digress.
I'm sometimes tempted to join this site but $17.95 with a small catalog and weekly updates is a joke. Bangbros has pages and pages of archives, updates daily for $14.95. Reality Kings, same deal......I hope the producers of PornPros, Fantasy HD and PureMature read this.....can you please offer a package where PornPros subscribers can add the other 2 for a discounted fee?
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
-Video quality is good and plays back smoothly
-Some scenes are very nicely done and passionate
-Downloads work well and run at max speed
-Preview images and trailers don't always accurately portray content
-A lot of the content feels very similar
-A lot of the performances feel boring/mechanical
-No individual file names
-Picture sets are quantity over quality
This site is... well, just okay. It pretty much does what it says on the tin, and the preview allows you to see pretty much what's on it (although video previews are somewhat limited). It seems to have about 3 to 4 updates a week, each on about 25-40 minutes in length. Current videos are in 1920x1080, although about half from the back catalog are 1280x720. Each video page has a selection of features, including the trailer, streaming video, screencaps from the video for a quick preview, and a photoset for the shoot. Content is boy-girl, with some three- and foursomes, and girl/girl only as an intro to a threesome+ scene.
Overall, the quality and fidelity of the photos and videos seems quite good, although it seems like they take a bunch of rapid-fire photos to get the perfect shot - and then just dump them all in to the archive, leaving you to sort out the decent ones. Cinematography on the videos is about average, with static shots that sometimes linger for too long.
The general quality is better than most, with decent locations and okay lighting. Male models are okay to dubious, with a couple of decent-looking (albeit heavily tatted) ones. Female models range from moderately attractive to not so much, and plenty of fake tits to go along with the real ones. At no point will you be under the illusion that you are watching anything other than career porn actors trying to shoot a "softer hardcore" version of porn.
I suppose the main problem is that for a site called Passion-HD, the passion itself is somewhat lacking. You don't get a real sense of passion or connection between the actors at all, and the camera-work doesn't help that much, giving you a lot of static scenes that go on for just a bit too long. The sex itself is very mechanical and doesn't feel spontaneous or dynamic at all, just people going through the motions. There are a few videos where things "click" and the passion shines through, but unfortunately they are few and far between. And as the site is pretty much boy-girl scenes shot in similar locations with similar models, there's no real variety to change things up, with the result being scenes that look fine in short clips, but come across as very boring overall. Intro, oral, handful of positions, creampie/facial, done. Yes, it's classier than most (there's not much anal at all, mostly oral/vaginal without anything more extreme than very light bondage or sex that's a little rough), but it feels very much like a traditional hardcore production trying to make the transition to "glamcore" or whatever you want to call it without really understanding what people are actually attracted to in the genre and changing their models, direction and production methods to match.
So, if you want to watch a bunch of people who look very much like porn-stars have very staid (but fairly classy and not gross) porn-star sex, with an occasional standout performance, you might enjoy it. However, if you're looking for anything with an even passing resemblance to passion, you may want to look elsewhere.
This is listed as having pre checked cross sells on the TBP review, which appears to be incorrect. I do not see a ticked box on the sign up page, where they even state "No hidden charges." If it doesn't have cross sells, TBP should amend the listing.
This site offers a one day trial for $0.95 which is supposed to upgrade automatically to a monthly membership at $41.88 per month if you don't cancel the one day trial. It tells you that all memberships have unlimited downloads. However, they immediately charge you not only the $0.95, but also the $41.88 if you download any files. There is no warning that you are being upgraded and you are charged even if you cancel the one day membership only after a few hours. Nowhere does the site tell you that downloading results in an immediate upgrade.
If you call the online vendor, Vendo, they will give you a refund but it takes 5 days. Vendo tries to defend the site by saying that the trial does not include downloads but if you stick to your guns, they give the refund.
This is a scam site. Stay away!!!!
By the way... if Vendo, or whoever it is that processes your billing refuses you a refund, call your credit card company. Be upfront about what happened. It's no secret that lots of people use porn sites. Why do you think so many are in the business? If a major credit card company like Visa or Mastercard starts to get a lot of complaints about a particular e-commerce provider, and especially one in the adult entertainment business, they will be cut off and that is something that none of them can live with.
As a final comment, these sorts of tactics may signal a shake-out in the online porn business. Passion-HD followed a business model like Vivid - signing girls like Holly Michaels to exclusive contracts. This is a gamble and a bad one. Porn viewers do not want to see the same girls over and over. The Comments on P-HD bear that out. P-HD has to resort to these surreptitious upgrade tactics because it is struggling.
I would expect to see them selling their content to somebody else (content is King!) and I would expect to see them losing their best staff to other suppliers.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
*aesthetic glam core
*top US models
*simple site navigation
*good value for money
*steady updates (every 2-3 days)
*lack of variety can get repetitive
*no individual filenames
*pretty low res picture sets
Passion-HS is another representative of the new wave of glamcore or, as they are also called, heart core sites. The site is dedicated to featuring stylish sex scenes with a focus on asethetics and, well, passion instead of mechanical hard core. The scenes are mainly b/g with a few thee- or foursome scenes splashed in. The presentation of the scenes is quite simple and easy. All you get is a screenshot and a more or less creative scene name, such as "Country Girl" or "Dirty Diary". No boring scene descriptions that nobody wants to read anyways. In addition, all scenes are coming with a release date and a rating, (hopefully) generated by the users. Users can also leave a comment, which leads to the usual mix of "Great scene, more of her!" and "Boring. I'm quitting!"type of statements. I sometimes wonder why sites even bother with that kind of user feedback options.
Each video you download comes with the same filename, leaving it up to you to rename them (or have an army of wmv-original(24).wmv files on your hdd). Webmasters, who are too lazy to supply their content with individual file names should be sentenced to using Internet Explorer for the rest of their lives. No judge, no jury.
Technical standard of the videos is quite high, although not as crisp and clear as some other sites are offering. I guess that's the tribute you have to pay when you want a certain level of artsyness.
Each scene is about 25 minutes long.
As you can see, there are no options between 1920 and 750, so that might scare off people who want higher resolution and yet have to keep an eye on their bandwidth.
Picture sets are about 200 pictures per shot and can be downloaded in one zip file, although a picture collector probably won't be satisfied with 1500px images.
You have the choice from 72 different models and 159 scenes. It doesn't take a degree in higher maths to figure out, that some models are appearing more than once. Esecially Holly (Michaels) and Anissa (Kate) seem to be some ssort of living inventory on the set. Apart from that, the model pool is filled with AAA models from the US.
Navigating the site is as easy as it can get. The site is clear, intuitive and well done.
Passion-HD is a solid glam core site with a steady grow rate and high quality scenes. For the decent price, you'll get a lot of content. If you like glam core, you can't go wrong with this site.
I'm currently a member of castingcouchx.com as well as passionhd.com and just received two emails (one from each site) containing a fake link with my name and a picutre extension /name.jpg and /name.png. Being curious, I clicked one of the supposed picture links and found out that it was just a lonk pointing to some random teen sex site.
Frankly, subscribinig to a site and paying money is a matter of trust. I can live with advertisement emails and I don't even mind "we want you back" spam, but sending me FAKE links, trying to lure me onto other sites is just unacceptable.
1-day intro is A FRAUD SCAM! FRAUD! FRAUD!
Only 1 video view allowed and viewing the 2nd video triggers an automatic $39.95 charge (which is more than the regular monthly charge)! NO WARNING OR REQUEST FOR APPROVAL!
Only 23 girls on the site as of 12/8/12
Each girl has 1 video except for doubles (3), so that is 20 videos, total!
$39 for that! Get real!
I saw right away that this site only has 20 or so videos, but they looked interesting, so I decided to give the 1-day membership a try. When the site did not like my username and asked me to change it, the cross-sales I had unchecked mysteriously became checked again. If I had not noticed it, I would have been charged $40 right then for a site I did not ask for and would not have even known about.
Once I got into the site, I started to download one video and was unable to right click and choose "download". As soon as I tried to EVEN LOOK AT a 2nd video, the page changed to an "UPGRADING ACCOUNT, please wait" page. I immediately paged back and tried another page. Same thing on the next page. Within 90 seconds, I got a call from my credit card company asking if I had authorized a $39.95 charge to Segway in Great Britain. Clearly, I did not! To ensure that they did not try to charge me again some other way, I had to cancel the card and get a new one issued.
There is absolutely nothing sleazier than baiting people with a 1-day intro pass and not telling them ON THE MAIN SIGNUP PAGE, what the limitations and expectations are. My experience with other sites in this network (SSC Group, LLC) has not been particularly good and I consider this baiting tactic just plain fraud!
Be very, very careful if you decide to join this site or other sites in this network. Clearly, they are a hit-and-run operation that does not care if they rip you off or not. DO NOT USE the 1-DAY PASS as you will almost certainly be charged the highest possible monthly rate just for clicking on a link to see what you thought you had already signed up for!
Oh, BTW, just to be completely fair, in the unlikely event that the webmaster for this network sees my review. Take a look at my 100% trust rating and then respond if you wish with a justification for the insanely unethical charging tactics you have. I will gladly retract this review if you can justify your tactics.
In the meantime, I recommend to everyone to STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE AND NETWORK!
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- High quality hdtv scenes
- Hot, fresh girls with a semi-amateur charme
- Decent download speeds
- Special deals for the sister sites (passionhd etc)
- Straight and simple navigation
- Repetitive scenes
- Infrequent updates
- No filename specification
- Still pretty small collection
Movies are coming in:
1920x1080 mpeg (about 2,5-3 GB per scene)
1920x1080 wmv (about 2,5-3 GB per scene)
HD and LD
Pictures are coming in
Screencaps (single download only)
HD Pics (appr. 300 per scene, 1500x100px, download in one ZIP file)
Castingcouchx.com is one of the new BangBros "we're-going-stylish-boys!" spin off's, along with passionhd and puremature. The theme is pretty straight forward: young girls who want to enter the porn business are being casted in a 1 on 1 session. Fortunately, it usually doesn't take much to convince the girl, that taking off her clothes and go for a trial sex scene is THE way to achieve this goal. Been there, seen that, got the .mpeg.
Casting videos are probably as old as internet porn (probably even older), and this site doesn't elevate this noble setting to a new level or something. It's plain and simple and the subscriber knows exactly what to expect, which - given the usual standards - is quite good in my books.
Site navigation is simple but ok. The scenes are sorted by release date, each scene comes with a screencap, date and first name of the girl, as well as the obligatory user rating. You can also browse the girls by name, which is currently a rather useless feature, because there are so few scenes available that it's kinda hard to lose track or get lost in the ammount of content. There are currently 23 scenes available (as of 12-07-2012).
Each scene is about 40 minutes long with 5-10 minutes of chatting, a couple of minutes of undressing and the rest is hardcore. This, I have to admit, is also the biggest weakness of the site in my opinion. It's quite repetitive. Almost every scene is a blueprint, the camera angles, the positions, the final facial, it all looks quite the same. Variety is definitely not the center of competence of this site. But otoh, that's not really neccessary, because the scenes are well done and very entertaining.
The girls are all good looking, there's not much silicone (I think I've spotted just one case of plastic boobs) nor tattoo madness. 10 Points to Gryfindor here.
A minor drawback is, that all the girls are just listed with their first names, which emphasizes the pseudo-amateur factor, but doesn't really help the collector.
Technically, the scenes are of a pretty high standard. However, apparently each scene is shot with two different cameras, a head-cam and a static cam. Those cameras are producing notably different pictures, which means a lot of changing during a scene. This is not a drama though, just some high-level-moaning.
One thing that really annoys me is the fact that all videos are coming with the same filename. Please, site admins of the world, it's not THAT hard to come up with separate filenames for each of your scenes!
Another negative aspect is the infrequent update history. Sometimes, there is a new update every day (sometimes even two, according to the history), sometimes, there is a 1 week gap between two updates. I know, quality over quantity and everything, but I still prefer a fixed update schedule.
The servers seem to be quite stable. I downloaded a couple of videos and always had my full cable bandwidth available.
This is a promising site! If they manage to get a bit larger and keep up the standards, I'll certainly come back. If you are into the casting scenario thing and like your girls fresh and natural, give it a try.
I cannot understand, based on their own preview section, how this site managed to get a decent score from TBP.
I get that it's about public humiliation, which is a genre I usually love and is sadly lacking in gay porn, but this is almost anti-gay-sex!
From the preview it seems a lot of the "action" in these videos actually involved the camera guy catching some guys having sex, then running out to show them they're being filmed - so they quit having sex and run off!
How exactly is this porn? A guy with a camera ruining a sex scene just as you're enjoying it?
Looking at the preview area, I got the impression that the site was exceptional. Yes, I am familiar with the major players like Brazzers, RealityKings, Bangbros, DDF, 21Sextury, etc. PureMature had this aura of sensuality and passion in stark contrast with the fake cries of "yeah fuck me with that huge cock" and anal piledriving that seems to fill said major players' sites.
Most of the movies' large thumbnails showed what I would call "true POV". Not that commonly referred to "POV" where a single guy does everything including holding the camera, that would be the POV of your eyes if they were coming out of the navel - that is just some dick and face closeups. No, these movies thumbnails show the whole of the girl's body, legs spread, taken at the level of the head or higher, which gives an impression of intimacy. This, and the beautiful sweet lighting.
Unfortunately the actual movies are a letdown. First the quality. The HD formats include:
* MPG 1280x720 2600Kbps, yes, actual MPEG (MPEG-PS) video streams
* MPG 1920x1080 10Mbps MPEG
* WMV 1920x1080 9Mbps VC-1
The industry has moved to AVC in .MP4 container, MPEG is way too inefficient. The MPGs at a higher bitrate and and 15% larger size show more artifacts and less definition than the WMVs. But since the movies seem to use a lot of white natural light, even the latter at 9 Mbps don't show enough definition. Video quality is definitely much worse than that on the major sites listed earlier.
Now the contents. Well, the thumbnails were misleading. The camera work is the same as everywhere else. Positioned somewhere randomly on the side, or long face and boobs closeups, or the navel POV (dick and face closeups). The "true POV" shown in thumbnails is of the accidental kind that lasts a couple of seconds when the camera is moving, like everywhere else. The thumbnails are way more exciting than the movies themselves. So they know which shooting angles to use to entice people, yet fail to use said angles in the movies? (They even photoshopped out Tanya Tate's ugly belly tramp stamp on the thumbnail, I thought she finally did something to look like the classy woman she would have looked like without.)
So the only thing that sets the movie contents apart from that on the other sites is the lack of "fuck me!" cries. Only the guy from cougarsinheat.com had enough patience to stay for more than 5 seconds on the same spot (too bad the site is dead), the rest are just ADD afflicted guys randomly moving the camera, and puremature.com is no exception.
I felt the same way when I subscribed to orgasms.xxx expecting to see... wait for it... don't laugh... female orgasms :).
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