Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
The content is quality. The photo galleries are zipped and many are availible in various qualities (low/med/hq). The videos are available in multiple formats (wmv/mp4/mov) and qualities as well.
The site offers an array of beautiful women, mostly European with a good dose of Latin & Asian models. Most of the content is female only (solo or all girl), but they have couple (m/f, etc) galleries & videos too.
The site offers search for female talent and content (Red Head, Cum Shot, Dildo, etc) which helped in navigation.
I also loaded my download manager with over 100 links and let it run with no problem. So many sites nowadays have limits or cookies that reset, no problem here. The site also met my internet speed limit, no lag at all.
Many of the women listed mid 2008 or before (going back to 2004) have their videos/galleries unlisted from their model page; but in some cases the content is still on the site. For example, Trina Michaels is listed as having 1 gallery, but there is not link to it like the more recent models. I found not only 1 gallery, but 2 so far, not by searching her name, which draws a blank, but by perusing content searches. On top of that, I found 1 video so far.
If you're a fan of male stars you are out of luck, they are not searchable or labeled in any way.
It's a good site. Huge and high quality across the board, content wise. If they ever modernize the search ability it would be an A+ in my book.
They update everyday (literally) and there is so much to look at & enjoy, it's well worth the price of admission. Just be prepared to look around. There is a lot to see. :)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Good interface, easy to navigate
- Good quality videos
- Pictures decent size and well compressed
- (Almost) daily updates - photos and videos
- Photos and videos come in matching sets
- Plenty of undressing
- Camera angles
- No anal (a plus for me!)
- Some videos have music track throughout - no voice - others have bland music
- $=€=£ regional pricing (use TunnelBear to sign up)
- DMs don't work on videos
- Captcha on login
- Some fake boobs and tans (but not too many)
- Short login timeout
- Bit too much of the guy finishing himself off
- File naming a bit off
Although I generally prefer softcore sites, I have grown fond of the kind of tender, sharing, intimate and realistic (if somewhat idealised) sex scenes that the relatively new heartcore genre presents, and babes.com was next on my list to join.
Signup is relatively easy, but with the following caveats:
a) signup and cancel is through their own billing, not CCBill etc
b) they are a proponent of the grossly biased $=€=£ regional pricing setup - eg $20 in the US, £20 in the UK, over 50% more, but I am pragmatic and this is avoided with TunnelBear
c) You need to enter a captcha to log in
d) After which they do try to cross-sell to you other sites
But with that in mind, the site is nice, clean and easy to use when you get there.
The site has been around for about a year and updates with one scene daily - both a video and pictures, a setup which I quite like. During my membership this actually changed to 5 per week rather than 7 - but there's still quite a lot of material, about 300 sets & videos with approx 50/30/20 split between couples, solo and girl-girl scenes.
There is the usual browsing by videos, photos and models; and when going into a scene you get:
- For pictures, a browser-based slideshow, and download of approx 100 pics at a fairly respectable 2.5k
- For videos, a responsive streaming player, and downloads in 4 sizes up to 1080p (I went for 720 and they look very good)
Each model/set/video page also has user comments, and you can follow/like them within the site, and - if you are suitably unashamed of your smut proclivities - do so on FB, twitter and the like.
Most models are American, with some popular girls such as Malena Morgan, Lexi Belle and Hayden Winters; and some of the popular European models like Connie and Ariel. Not much ethnic diversity, although there are some nice latina and asian models; but there is a fairly broad range of ages, including some lovely milf-type models like Nikki Daniels and India Summer.
The theme here, as I suggested, is heartcore - like Joymii, X-Art etc, the focus is on couples scenes, but done in a loving, sharing way. The previous reviewer made some good points, but I think was a little unfair in criticising it for not being hardcore enough - you wouldn't join it if you wanted facials, DP and other more typical porn-y content. The scenes are fairly explicit, though, with closeups of penetration and oral sex, so it does deliver on that front.
That said, it's not without its issues. A commenter suggested that this is what Digital Desire would be if it did hardcore - and it's spot on. The girls are beautiful, the scenes are dreamy and idealised, the focus is soft and videos start with mood music, which fades out about a third of the way in to the sounds of the action. (The music is a particular peeve, actually - if you look at the previews, they have some good, brave choices of interesting music; this does not carry over to the actual videos which have more insipid/nondescript soundtracks which they would be better off without).
And, Like Digital Desire, they are fairly formulaic. It's not a bad formula, but most scenes (or at least the couples ones, which I was most interested in) play out the same way; the guy slowly undresses the girl, there's oral from both of them, there's sex with him and her on top. It's good, and well done, but could do with a bit more variety - and ideally, within the constraints of the genre, a bit more raunchiness.
But conversely, they have hung onto some porn tenets that don't really fit the genre. In far too many scenes, the girl ends up naked, apart from the high heels - I quite like heels in a pinup or glam context, but if I'm trying to imagine a realistic encounter, the shoes would definitely go! And similarly, in almost all cases the guy pulls out and finishes on the girl's belly/boobs/ass - again, there's definitely a time and place for a prominent pop shot but it does take away from the believability of the scene. Also see my comment about photoshopping - wholly unnecessary in the genre.
Despite my misgivings, this is still a good site in the heartcore genre and there's plenty of good material. If I were in the US, I would score this maybe 85 or 86; but there is no excuse for their heinous regional pricing policy, which has to cost them at least a couple of points.
But, pricing issues aside, Joymii remains my favourite - they are more creative with scenes, camerawork, and manage a bit more raunch while still being a bit artsy and trendy.
In the members area Playboy Plus has separated the Playboy Girls galleries for an additional charge. If you un check the box and click on the link to get more information they automatically charge your credit card an additional 49.95 on top of your paid monthly subscription. You get no confirmation page or option to decline this fee. A day later you'll get an email stating they charged your card.
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
high quality videos
fast download speeds
High quality videos and beautiful girls at a decent price are normally a good thing but if you are looking for hardcore porn like brazzers then I can't suggest babes.com All of the scenes are almost soft core. I watched almost every video available so far and only seen one facial/oral cumshot. a lot of the pop shots are supposedly creampies but there is never any evidence of a cumshot. The camera work sucks hard. They are too busy being artsy fading in and out instead of just focusing on the fucking. They do update often but they are just more of the same boring sex.
"...the site may use any personal information that has been provided by the subscriber or that has been collected by the site about the subscriber for any purpose, including without limitation, technical, administrative, research and development, customer administration, marketing, TRADING OF PERSONAL DATA, age verification, promotional and advertising use by the site or third parties authorized to use the information by the site.
By the subscriber's use of the site, the subscriber expressly agrees that the site may, in its sole discretion SHARE, disclose, transfer, RENT, license or SELL any of the personal information about subscribers that it has gathered or collected with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties."
I saw something similar with Evil Angel as well, which is part of the reason I haven't joined them.
Anyone have experiences with their information getting out, or am I just paranoid?
I signed up for this site (taking care to avoid the heavily biased regional pricing) and overall it's good - I'll review it shortly. However, I just found one odd thing that bothered me.
Watching the videos of Jodi Taylor, she has a prominent birthmark on her thigh, and another smaller one above her pussy. They are part of who she is and do not at all detract from how pretty she is - I'd actually say it enhances it, as not trying to cover them shows a little more personality. But they are both notably absent in the corresponding photo sets - which is kind of jarring, especially as the pictures do not otherwise seem heavily photoshopped.
I'd understand if perhaps she asked for them to be removed, but I'm guessing she's not self-conscious about them otherwise she wouldn't be doing porn in the first place! This is wholly unnecessary and I hope it is not an emerging pattern.
Recent few months the download speed on this site has been real slow.
When I first sign up few months, I was able to download at full speed or at least 80% of my bandwidth (between 800Kb/s to 1MB). But recently, the speed fluctuate between 10Kb/s to 600Kb/s, cant even reach my max speed, very unstable.
I am happy if it can stay constantly around 600Kb/s but this is not the case.
I have check with technical support, they said nothing wrong with their end and blame is my ISP problem but I told them I was able to download at higher speed months ago, but still, they said nothing they can do.
I am pretty sure not my ISP problem as I am able to download other HTTP files with max speed.
After further testing, I found out that only certain hours that the download speed can run constantly, lets said for example between 8am - 10am (GMT+10), the speed looks stable and fast, but after this, the download speed will drop dramatically and fluctuating a lot.
Will not renew the subscription once is expire. Real disappointment.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Twistys offers thousands of very beautiful models.
Offers thousands of scenes and photos, many exclusive.
Can chat with the stars.
TBP huge discount on first month.
I joined thinking the girls would offer something different, like twisting their bodies and unusual positions. Not so. It's similar to other sites out there.
Roku support not offered.
Places where links or movies don't work.
After TBP 1st month discount, site renews at $29.95/month. I think this is overpriced for what they offer.
Too much solo action, too few one on one.
Twistys is a nice clean site, but compared to others listed on TBP it is similar. They offer some exclusivity. The prices are above average. For my limited funds, I find better value elsewhere. I'm glad to have tried Twistys, but it's not for me.
91 is too low for brazzers. especially if you are giving 93 to a website like RK. Brazzers is superior in every way, from quality of the scenes to more frequent updates and pricing. i'd even say brazerrs is the best hardcore website out there along with 21 sextury. brazzers is one of the websites that moved to HD way earlier compared to others so your comment of "older scenes are in bad quality" is also ridicilous.
Easier to build a collection of playmates through newsgroup.
Even though many of the photos of playmates are available at this site, it's easier to build a collection of playmates through a newsgroup than it is through Playboy PLus.
The collection will also be more complete through a newsgroup.
The problem with a newsgroup is that you have to learn to use a newsreader, and pay for the newsgroup access, and a few other methods you will have to learn.
But for fans of past playmates, a newsgroup offers more complete files (in photos, not in videos), and an easier method of collecting and sorting your photos.
It's been many years since I belonged to a newsgroup, but Playboy Plus made me realize that poor site structure (and other problems with the site) makes newsgroup access a worthwhile alternative for collecting Playboy material.
But there is a lot to learn about how to use a newsgroup effectively.
Warning of Problems Signing Up - also very limited Trial! When you do
Feel its worth a bit of a warning. I tried to sign up to a 2 day trial. And after clicking submit received a whole page of errors. Was not sure if it went through or not. Received no confirmation email whatsoever. Went to the billing company and put in my details that I had - email, username, CC number. and it errored out saying no subscriptions with these details.
Tried just out of curiosity to signin to the website and I could. I then seen for my two day trial all I can see is 4 videos! and not any 4 vidoes. Four they have chosen for me to see.
Tried to cancel and got through and was offered a Retentions discount of $24.95. Clicked ok. And this errored out too. Was not sure if it went through or not so left it an hour. Went back and nope still trial. Went through the cancellation again and clicked ok to the $24.95 and same error came up.
So went onto the online live chat to complain and was offered 3 months for $39.95. Or the $24.95 for one month. Took out the $39.95 for 3 months.
This is just a warning that. 1. Watch the billing process when you sign up as its currently broken. And 2. That the trial is very limited. Four videos of their choice is pretty poor show.
The distrusting part of me is suspecting all these errors are a trick to get the trial to go past the two days and thus you get charged the full whack. As I got no confirmation emaail whatsoever. And the cancellation process with both the billing company and via the website itself did not work.
I will try out the website for a week or so and maybe post a full on review when I am less annoyed and can be fairer in my opinions.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
-Discount through PU. $14.95 instead of $29.99/month.
-Easy login. No captcha.
-Can view photosets as slide show or download the zip set.
-Long time before site timeout.
-Good download speeds. I'm getting 1.3 MB/sec, my max download speed.
-DownThemAll download manager works at this site.
-Choice of download version quality: Many videos have a WVGA480, HD720, and a HD1080 version.
-Uncheck pre-checked cross-sell.
-Search could be better. Search term "Christine Maddox" returns any photoset with the name of "Christine" as first name or last name, instead of specifically returning only photosets with the name of "Christine Maddox" included.
-Also, either they are missing photos of past playmates, or the search does not return all the photos of those playmates. For example, the annual photoguide of past playmates of the year photos are sometimes not included in the search result. There are other past photos of playmates and models that are either not on the site, or not returned by a search of the model's name.
-Some bugs in the navigation or site structure. You play a slide show of Susie Scott, and it only plays a few of the 24 photos in the set, then stops. Can't get it to play/show all the photos in the set.
-Photoset of a playmate does not include the data sheet.
-Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Playboy was the premier "gentleman's magazine". Penthouse was a close second. Both those magazines were renowned for their nude photography, as well as their articles and fiction and interviews. They were money-making machines that brought their founders vast wealth. Those days are history. Both Playboy and Penthouse have flirted with bankruptcy in recent years.
This is supposed to be a softcore glamor photo and video site. Given the Playboy name, you would expect to find superior, high quality photos and videos of their models.
-I don't know why, but there are superior copies of their onsite photos available elsewhere. Years ago, I belonged to a newsgroup, and I collected the photos of most playmates.
You look at the photos at this Playboy Plus site, and the photos just don't have the same impact as the photos that I collected. The basic image is the same, but the images I collected from the newsgroups were more striking.
-Some photos are mis-labeled. You play a slide show of a photoset, and instead of identifying the model(s) in each photo, the label shows the title of the photoset. So you have to know from other sources (or your own special knowledge) who these models are.
-No choice of download version quality for zip photosets. This is surprising. For a photo-oriented site, the only option I see is for one definition of a zip file download, not the standard 3 definitions that many photo sites have of low, medium, and high quality.
-The quality of the "high definition" video files can be poor. For example, the video for "stacy-fuson-paymate-of-the-month-vid-01.mp4" is 1920x1080, total bitrate is 6049 kbps, which would seem to indicate a high quality, high definition video. But the frame rate is 7 frames/second, which might explain why the video is a poorly defined video picture. I've seen the DVD which this video is made from, and the video is much sharper than the video you download from Playboy Plus.
Let me be clear. Watching the downloaded video is like watching a shitty version of the video you should be watching.
The streaming version of that video is better quality, but nowhere near the quality of Metart, Diesel Access network, or other fine sites. The video quality of a streaming video at Playboy Plus is actually below the quality of the Teen Mega World videos.
That is amazing to me. Don't the people running this site realize the video quality of their videos is so poor, compared to the better sites on the internet?
Maybe they are blind to the poor quality of their photographs, which is not as bad as the quality of their video downloads. But the obvious degradation of their video download files is pathetic, for a site that is supposed to empasize the beauty of the female form.
The site does not use DRM. But the poor quality of the video files I have downloaded, in effect, means you can not save a high quality video file. And I am going to sign up for a new membership to a newsgroup, because I believe I will be able to find better quality photos of past playmates from a newsgroup than I can find at this Playboy Plus pay site.
I don't believe my expectations for this site were too high. But what I've found at this site, in terms of photo image quality, and video image quality, is a massive disappointment.
Not all videos are as bad (poor definition) as these 2 videos of Stacy Fuson. The videos of Erika Eleniak are better. Not great, not as good or defined as high quality sites like Metart or Diesel Access, but still better than the Stacy Fuson videos.
Giving the site a score of 68. I believe the quality of the photos at the site is inferior to what you will find at high-quality sites like Metart and MPL Studios and Femjoy.
And the quality of the videos is even further below what you will find at those other sites.
Comparing the photo and video quality of this site to high grade sites on the internet, you begin to realize the Playboy brand has really fallen from its former quality standards.
warning! this website has expired and ; the pictures section have been deleted and the video section and now streaming only and decrease 156 scenes! yes you could not never download the video its a shame!
I'm having problems downloading videos on Brazzers. When attempting to download a video it pauses/freezes or crashes before the download is complete. Sometimes the file is 99.999% complete and it freezes!!! This is very frustrating.
Maybe it's just my computer, or user error on my part. I don't know. But, it is very frustrating. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions; please advise.
My experience today with Mofos crystallizes why many non-tech people sometimes think tech people live in their own little world.
I go on the Brazzers site today and notice that the portal is different. I go through the portal to Mofos and hardly anything works - I'm clicking around, could every once in a while land on a page with a vid, but there was no way to download anything or look at pictures. I was using IE. I thought. I'll try going straight into Mofos, not through the portal - same thing.
I thought - I'll try Firefox - tried Firefox both ways, same issue. I get onto the chat with a tech person and ask, "What happened to your site? Nothing works."
Response - "We updated it today."
Me - "What kind of an update did you do? It doesn't work! You can't download vids, you can't look at pictures - you turned the site into a piece of junk!"
Response - "It works with Chrome."
So I try it with Chrome - and it does indeed work with Chrome. Is there any big placard on the site telling members - "Our site currently only works with Chrome"?
But there you go - if you can't get anything on the site to work, use Chrome.
Went to brazzers website and seen something that surprised the heck out of me. It was an ad for a mainstream music video. It wasnt an annoyance or anything (wasn't one of those ads that pop up in the middle of the screen which you cant avoid) it was a banner that you can click to play video or scroll past. I personally dont have have any objections to this cause hopefully more income extra/better videos. Hopefully :)
***edit: Maybe i was wrong watched video and seen a girl with brazzers painted on her, maybe its other way around
2/3 of the screen is filled with ad, 50% of the vids are VOD (extra cost) and in the "HD" folder i could not download anything that comes close to HD. Just grainy 854x480@1,5 Mbit.
(download manager also not working by the way)
Advertised on Brazzers with the following lines:
"Factor in unlimited download capabilities, crystal-clear HD,"
"no grainy or jumpy footage, perfectly encoded in high definition"
what where they thinking ?!?
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
+Alot of content, both picture and video.
+Updated regularly, 13-15 per week the norm.
+Only the hottest and best known girls in the industry.
+Often get girls that are hard to get (Eve Lawrence, Karlie Montana, etc...)
+TRUE HD Video and Pics for most stuff newer than 3 years. Quality before that is good for its time, as well.
+Several video options
+Great site design and navigation
+Search function works fine (despite claims Ive seen to the contrary)
+Ability to favorite scenes and stars you like.
+Offers more niche porn than they have in the past, like Lesbian and DP.
-SEE BOTTOM FOR SCORE CHANGE...
-ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL SITE SECURITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. See my comments below for more more info.
-Recently, they have deleted 250 or so scenes with no explanation whatsoever, despite being asked repeatedly.
-Not enough variety in terms of girls. They do get great talent, but tend to shot the same girls over and over and over. They hardly ever shoot any ethnic girls, but thats a problem alot of sites these days have.
-Too much anal these days. If thats your thing...good for you. Im not an anal fan and half of their updates any more are anal scenes.
-Male performers, partouclarly Kerian Lee are overused. He is a good performer, but he doesnt deserve to be shot that much.
-Picture previews on site are awful, because they dont show the whole picture in the preview frame.
-Pre checked sales on sign up page.
So these fuckin incompetent pieces of shit just royally fucked me over.
I told you all about the issues I was having with my login around Christmas. That lasted about a week.
During that time, my account was charged 2.95 several times for live shows, which I dont even like and never watch.
So, after that happened, I contacted Brazzers online, and they told me I would have to take the charges up with my bank.
I did just that. I disputed the charges and was refunded for them.
Tonight,I go to login to my account, and Im told that my membership had expired. I wasnt happy about MORE tech issues, but I contacted them, thinking it would be an easy fix.
Once I do so, they fucking tell me that my membership is cancelled, my money is refunded, but I am banned from Brazzers FOR LIFE!!!!
Now, dont get me wrong, Brazzers can suck my nuts. If they arent going to let me pay for their content...roger that...
What pisses the fuck off is that its THEIR FUCKING UTTER INCOMPETENCE why this happened. THEY are the ones with piss poor security measures and get hacked every month, and THEY are the ones that charged me for things I never bought and THEY are the ones that told me to take it up with my bank. And then they tell me nothing can be done to fix it.
Fuck these assholes. Seriously. Give me my money back and Ill get what I want through other means.
Okay....so, let me just say that I have a storied history with Brazzers. If you ever read my last review...
You would see that I used to be a huge fan. Sadly, shortly after that review was written, my relationship with them went downhill. Here are three incidents that really soured me on Brazzers...
1) Late 2008: I signed up for a year and was charged the right price. The next month I was charged for ANOTHER yearly membership. I contacted their customer service and they kept insisting they had no record my previous membership. So, I disputed it with my bank, and it got cleared up and my money from the 2nd payment was returned. HOWEVER, immediately after that, I was not able to access the site, and customer service told me they still had no record. Again, I had to take it up with my bank, got my money returned, and not long after that, Brazzers contacted me apologizing and offered me a huge discount. It was fucked up, but I figured "why not?"
2) 2009 (forget when exactly): It was right around the time they brought out the "Brazzers Live" shit where you had to pay per minute, and the prices were ridiculous. And to purchase the time, apparently, you just needed an account and clicking "buy time" would automatically take it from your account. No further authorization, just access to the account. So, I wake up one day and find that I was charged $900 by Brazzers. Apparently, my account was hacked, and people just bought time without needing any extra authorization. Long story short, I got it fixed, but Brazzers still gave me the run around.
After my mebership expired, I left and didnt return until November 2012. Then, around Christmas...
December 26, 2012: My account got locked out. Okay...shit happens. I contact customer service, and get it fixed. Half hour later, Im banned again. I contact Brazzers again, rinse and repeat. It happens again shortly after. They continued to insist the problem was on my end and that I should run an antivirus and change my email passwords and shit, but not ONE of my other accounts had any other issues. NOT ONE, and further than that, the last time I had any issues like this was WITH FUCKING BRAZZERS 3 YEARS BEFORE!
Over the course of 5 fucking days, my account was locked out 11 times. There dumbfuck customer service told me the same shit over and over again. It wasnt until the 8th time or so that they finally tried something different and said it wouldnt happen again. But it still did a few times. It finally stopped, but what really pissed me off was the fact that they kept insistenting it was a problem on my end and that I had a fucking keylogger or something. Whats funny, is that Brazzers has been hacked more than once, and supposedly on December 23rd, which happened to be the last time I had logged on before the 26th due to Christmas.
So, there you have it. My disdain with Brazzers isnt their content. Content alone, Id give the site a 90. Its their shady ass business practices. Ive never had these issues with any other site Ive ever joined. Couple everything I just said with the fact that they deleted ALOT of scenes without warning, and they refuse to address why and if they are coming back.
Bottom line: Brazzers is a great site from a pure content standpoint. The biggest downfall is I dont fucking trust then at all. When my membership expires, thats the end of my relationship with Brazzers forever, barring some unforeseen miracle.
Warning about this latest PU Newsletter discount site.
The network looks good, and you get a discount from the PU Newsletter, but that discount could turn out to be VERY expensive. On the join up page scroll down to the small print at the bottom and the pre checked cross selling scam "Get access to MofosReel.com with over 40000+ scenes for only £1.00. After 2 days, the membership renews monthly at £35.00."
Why does the PU Newsletter continually promote sites with pre checked cross selling? Okay I already know the answer to this - money. I know they have to make a profit, but this does not make me feel good about TBP/PU generally.
It makes a difference how you get to the preview page of this site.
If you use the hot links from PU/TBP to get to this site, you find working preview pages that will give you a list of the models at the site, plus samples of the videos and photos.
If, instead, you use http://www.babesnetworkDOTcom/tgp/?nats=...es.126.96.36.199.0.0.0.0,
you get a preview page that shows thumbnails of videos. That page does not lead to any listing of models, or to any sample of videos or photos. Apparently, they put the page up on the Internet, and haven't bothered to finish the rest of the preview pages/links at that URL.
The thumbnails do lead to a signup page, so I thought the preview pages were broken. Until I stumbled across the PU/TBP links to the site.
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