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RagingBuddhist (65) 03-29-13  01:13pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: ***Edited Review to lower the score - see replies***

+ Video quality is good
+ Flash preview
+ Model index
+ Search by category
+ Advanced search by key tags
+ Screen cap preview for video
+ Zips for both picture sizes
+ Comment section on all updates
+ Download speeds very good with a download manager
+ No apparent download limit
+ PU discount
+ Extra sites (see bottom line)
Cons: - Layout looks dated and cluttered
- Page to page speeds very slow
- Random order updates
- Picture quality seriously lacking - especially the large
- Some serious tattoos showing up (Yes, a personal dislike)
- Bonus video links not valid
- Signed out seemingly at random
Bottom Line: TECHNICALS:
> Video is available in 5 downloadable formats MP4 HD 1280x720 @ 4500 kbps, MP4 720x406 @ 755, WMV 1024x576 @ 3100, 3GP 704x576 @ 1500 and 3GP Low 352x288 @ 1200. The in browser flash player features similar resolutions & files sizes.

> The pictures are available in two sizes and both in zip files - 1280 and 2826 long side. But the quality isn't up to today's standards. The larger pics look grainy, like they were upscaled with a basic photo editor. Now including a few Girls Out West picture sets, they're only available as small 1000 pixels long side.

> It's hard to get a fix on the update schedule or figure out how to explain it in print. Sometimes there are two releases on the same day with any mix of masturbation video, an interview, a "cum face" clip or a biography, sometimes it's any one by itself.

> The page-to-page speed looks like it's hampered by some sort of security. Clicking back or forward, I noticed seemingly random numbers preceding the page URLs. I think that also has something to do with my getting logged out at times. That caused some of the downloads I had in queue on my download manager to download to 35 kilobytes, meaning they had to be downloaded again.

Whispering Lily is one of the extra access sites listed as a masturbation social network and a place to chat with other members and browse personals. I'm not too interested in that sort of thing but tried to check it out for the sake of this review. Unfortunately, I kept getting logged out and getting a server error when I tried to get back in. I stopped trying.

ClubStroke.net is a masturbation site featuring guys. Not my thing, so no comments forthcoming. :grin:

SoloTouch.com is the place for masturbation stories - with referral links to still more sites. STOP WITH THE ADS!

The 31 bonus videos all date back to 2004-2007 and haven't changed since my last signup.

The bonus videos feeds show this message: "The website that brought you here is not authorized to link to this video feed". A real WTF moment.

It seems I didn't wait long enough to sign up here again. The updates still include biographies, "cum face" short 20-30 second videos (like those on Beautiful Agony), and non-nude interviews. While I'm sure there are fans of these, I still don't call them update material - especially the bios which aren't called an update on any other site I've seen. They're still just four pages of questions and answers. It's a masturbation site and that's what I want to see. I'm not interested in knowing what her first time masturbating was like or about the waterfalls in Oregon. I also wasn't too thrilled with having to figure out whether a video was an interview or a full episode. They do list the time of each video, but you have to watch the animated gif preview or go to the screen caps to see what's what.

One of the biggest things that had drawn me to this site in the first place was the girl next door look to the models. I don't like glam, I like average looking. Tattoos, piercings and fake tits were almost non-existent. The latest models are now putting that to rest. Girls with full sleeves, large skull tattoos, nipple and body piercings are distractions I can do without.

I don't know if they've changed or I just didn't notice it my last time in, but the layout and navigation definitely need streamlining. If you can, picture this: The home page shows three columns, "Cumming Soon" preview thumbs on the left. In the middle are Recent Updates, Social Network links, What's Hot, Member Poll and some ads. On the right, Social network links (again), Most Popular Girls, another ad, Most Viewed and Most Popular updates and support links. Way too busy for my taste. There are too many links that jump you to different parts of their network - and far too often they link you to yet another offer to join another site. One minute you're in Yanks, the next you're in WhisperingLily. And damn if there aren't ads on every page. Stop trying to sell me something and give me what I signed up for! And that's what I see as the biggest shortcoming of the site. After over a year since my last time in, I only downloaded about a hundred masturbation episodes. That might sound like a lot, but they're about 10-minute average length and over a full year's worth of content. If the pictures were clearer, I might have saved a few more of those sets as well, but the quality just isn't there. As was noted in another review, this site has a lot of potential but somehow manages to fall short. Even with all the positive aspects I see, the cons really hurt the overall experience. The core material is really good, with (unlike another well-known masturbation site) well-lit, "see-it-all" scenes. I would only recommend this site to a first time subscriber or someone who doesn't mind waiting a long time for the full scenes to build up.

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RagingBuddhist (65) A NICE ADDENDUM:
Upon cancelling, I was prompted to explain why I was cancelling and took the opportunity to explain most of the above. Despite my criticisms, the response I got was positive and well-taken, although I will say it doesn't really change how I feel about the site. The horrible economy are what force the ad placement and the inability to update more full-length content. The interviews, I'm told, are just one of those things that people either love or hate. I just happen to be in the hate category. And the tattoos and piercings are just a trend that's growing and getting harder to avoid. I can accept all the responses I got from Billie (webmistress) as very valid and I appreciate the quick response I got from her. But, again, this site is ever so close to what I'm looking for - but it does fall short in my eyes. Maybe time will tell and things here will swing more towards what I'm looking for.

03-29-13  01:17pm

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Denner (235) Thanks, RB - exeptionel review. Never took a look at that site before - but it seems like a good idea.....
03-31-13  09:58am

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Cybertoad (Disabled)

RB, very nice review as always !

04-01-13  08:19am

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RagingBuddhist (65) REPLY TO #2 - Denner :

You're welcome, Denner - and thanks for the compliment. Yeah - despite the shortcomings, it's definitely one to check out if you've never been there before.
04-01-13  09:52am

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RagingBuddhist (65) REPLY TO #3 - Cybertoad :

Thanks, CT. I try! :cheesy grin:
04-01-13  09:52am

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RagingBuddhist (65) I'm dropping the score. The updates in the last six days were:
4 biographies - two of them back-to-back
5 photo sets - one of which is a low resolution Girls Out West set
One short non-nude interview
And one full-length video.

If the photo sets were of better quality, this might not be so bad, but they're just not that great. Believe it or not, I'd still recommend the site for a first time join, but after that, it's just not all that.

04-06-13  04:19am

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Mort (5) REPLY TO #6 - RagingBuddhist :

Great review, and agree with just about everything you have said.
As a further update, about a month after the RagingBuddhist's last comment, there are still a fair few "updates" that are not really updates, and I have just discovered that they have some sort of software running to limit downloads and image viewing. I logged a job about it, and got a reply that says the limit on viewing images is 500 per hour. However, if I worked flat out on my relatively slow connection, there is no way I could hit 500 full size images in an hour. It also complains you are trying to open too many images at once if you pop up images in a tab, even when only one image at a time is downloading. So, beware of the undeclared limits, and the dodgy limit-checking software they are running.

05-19-13  12:57am

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