Sex And Submission (2)
Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
||-Close to 400 scenes with video and photoset all the way from 2005 to this day
-Weekly update with a long scene
-720p HD from 2006 already. Most of the scenes are 720p
-These guys are the pioneers of sex in bondage kind of material. There is lots of variation and little bit for everyone as long as you like the subject
-Active community on site with forums and commenting
-Well known models as well as total amateurs
-Good download speeds, works well with DL manager, no timeout on login that I've noticed. Technical side works
-Kink.com membership is not tied to any subscription. You can stay and subscribe what and when you feel like it waiting for possible special price offers
||-Site could use some work. No relevant search or any kind of tagging to find scenes, instead of preview page you are thrown into streaming video when you click on a scene etc.
-Strongly subjective but I prefer European models which this site doesn't feature that often. I'd also prefer even more hardware and less ropes
-Acting too much (I guess it is acting). Screaming, shouting, stupid dirty talk about masters, asking for permission to cum, rolling eyes and making faces etc.
-Relatively pricey unless you wait for a discount either on Kink.com or on some other site
-Not really for photography freaks. Pictures look like non flash pics taken during action or even screenshots
-No 1080p although 720p in mp4 is very good
||Without any doubt, this is the most significant sex in bondage site around with strong take on topic and no filler scenes in between. You can see the whole history of them tiptoeing around US legislation in 2005 and quite quickly starting to produce full action in bondage instead of the "catch and release" stuff they were probably forced to do for first few dozen scenes. There is probably no need telling that the site is part of the Kink.com which offers various sites in different fetish themes. However all sites must be individual subscribed to and there is no kind of network pass, only other option being buying overpriced on site currency one can use to unlock scenes.
The content of this site is simply put sex in bondage with various forms of light to semi hard SM with whips, electric prods and such, acting and role play included. There is always at least some kind of master/slave set up in place but occassionally the plots are more elaborate with scifi, medical or some other acting with props and all. The acting is the general porn quality and luckily the focus is still on the action. Sometimes I wish there was a little less of the "Yes master!" shouting as I find it awkward. These people have probably the best shooting locations and hardware for this kind of stuff available in their San Francisco Armory. Personally I think it's still a bit too rope heavy but of course they have a separate site for even more hardware bondage.
Models are the quality factor that varies a lot on this site and it too is of course all subjective. Many of them are American or big name international stars. The most glaring lack is my favorite group, East Europeans. The models aren't all that young or fit and some of them are total amateurs too which is actually cool. The strong American presence leads to lots of awkward dirty talking, shouting and screaming which I personally find a bit too much. There is one particularly frightening case called Chloe Camilla. She looks cute in photos and before the action starts but then it turns into one huge epileptic fit where she makes scary noises and rolls her eyes. Impossible to look for prolonged times.
Video quality is very good, especially if one is willing to download 720p mp4 which can end up in huge files way over three gigabytes. 1080p is a glaring omission by todays standards but I'm not sure if there'd be much to gain with it compared to already very good 720p. The only complaint is that most of the scenes are shot in quite dark conditions although lighting is good. Photo sets are available for every scene but they aren't anywhere near the offerings of sites with more focus on photography and appear to be non flash snapshots taken while filming the scene.
Technically the site itself leaves me little cold. Searching is not happening, there are no tagging on the scenes and the overall appearance is (probably intentionally) dark and minimalistic. The scene links lead directly to streaming scene so be aware of your speaker level. Personally I think they should change it to take user to the site preview.
This site is quite slow updater by today's standards. One scene per week is all you get so prolonged membership might end up not being the most attractive choice. However almost 400 past scenes is certainly a lot and probably takes up to one terabyte of HD space if downloaded at the best 720p mp4 quality so there is a lot for your money. Also once you have made a Kink.com account, you can watch for special offers to join varying sites while leaving others behind. Still I wish they had some system in place where you'd gain credits while subscribing to any of theire sites that you'd be able to buy occassional scene from another one.
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