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haagar (13) 01-29-14  03:16pm
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Status: Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: I joined vivid.com for one reason: this amazing director called Michael B Skow, what he can do with beautiful models is stunning! Refined sex-teasing is his trademark, as I crave to see, wanting more!

About the site:
Vivid is a well established name known for their erotic productions, long before there was 'streaming video' offered on something called The Internet, started in the era of 'videotape: VHS'.

And these are still available for members to watch! Among the other 4 categories: Ed (education), parodies, Alternatives and ofcourse their regular movies.

So? good thing about this site? Roughly a *1000* of Vivid movies, including some iconic Ginger Lynn movies from the mid eighties. Unique !!

And ofcourse the very recent titles, directed by B.Skow (yeah!). All in good (720p @ 5Mbit/s)) quality.
Cons: The bad thing about this site? Low update frequency... roughly a new title appears in about three weeks(!) and once a title is launched, they will smear it out the scenes over 5 days... I mean: come on! Vivid. That is not the update pace we as consumers for erotic websites are used to anymore. We crave more and fast! This isn't the 80's anymore!

Another peculiar thing is that this site doesn't actually have an official _download_ means. Sure, one could install a plugin (like DownloadHelper 4.9 - that works fine), but it would be better if there were just an official download button.
Bottom Line: Great cinematographic erotic movies! (thanks to directors like B. Skow). Huge archive of renowned Vivid titles over the years. Good streaming playback quality...

Yet, low update frequency (one title (approx. 5 scenes each) in three weeks). No official download option.

Vivid definitely earns its place in the erotic movie industry, yet it may deserve an thorough rethink on how to present its appealing aspects to todays audience in order to maintain its status as top-A erotic brand.

Do I recommend this site? Depends... if you like to watch top quality sex-tease scenes? Yes! treat yourselves! B. Skow deserves this attention.

Yet, make sure you have the patience to be bored for a period of three weeks or so... cuz, nothing much happening there... and by then, a monthly subscription period is already almost over.

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rearadmiral (330) Great review.

I like studio sites, though they're often poorly done. Vivid was obviously a powerhouse in the porn business for years but until you posted the review I had pretty much forgotten about them. Thanks for bringing them back to life for me.

What will be a deal-breaker is the streaming only status of the site. While you found a work-around for downloads, the fact that the site doesn't support them means they won't get me as a member. It bugs me that in an attempt to curtail privacy some sites choose to penalize paying customers like us.

01-30-14  10:27am

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graymane (31) Well, haager, This might be a very pleasant surprise for you. because You've got the limited attention of an 80 year old seasoned pro, who's been there, done that, whatever and wherever it has to do with the birth, onward to maturity of Porn.
I hardily suggest you pass this on to the webmaster of Vivid, because anybody in his right mind associated with Vivid wouldn't simply pass it off without reciprocating with a valued return, commensurate, of course, to the worthiness effect forthcoming favoring this appraisal.

thus, hereunder, should go to the webmaster.
otherwise I'd use it all as a thread posted in the forum.

I, the reviewer, herewith chooses to comment on this review, not only because of Vivid's extraordinary filming merits, but simply because of it's endurably venerable name.
You might interested to know I'm one of the few here who was around when Adult theaters opened its doors -- hence before the word pervert was introduced to local colloquialism, or even the dictionary for that matter.
Following the onset of ribald film fare (naughty) showing in select theaters of my day, with it's darken multi-seated interiors feathering big screen titillation, albeit cleverly censoring any form, or even a hint of actual coital union.
That is, until censorship began retreating by degrees from the inevitable charging brigade of unstoppable, horny male patrons demanding, and getting more of an eye-full for their hard-earned two-dollar ticket.
Although the pro and con was satisfied with prurient interest working together in their community, the pro-anticensorship's greed slyly edged bolder as theaters maintained the illusion of playing by the rules but were, in effect, subtly expanding porn to new heights.
It was within that interim that Vivid made it's debut into the business of producing Porn.
From Vivid filming locations came progressively improved production value, coupled with prevailing cast of the best performing talent in adult films.
This happily went on for the few short years I was privy to be comfortably seated in darkness, as the projector cranked out scenes depicting tame action of boy/girl cavorting in foreplay leading to simulating the act of having sex.
However, The onset of cassette, and later DVD rentals from adult book stores, became a blow that bought adult theaters to it's knees.

But the local store rental bonanza would later be threatened by the same fate, thereby engulfed in slavery to the powerful electronic entity which we all know now as the Internet.

Vivid, Unlike many pay-sites, which once were entertainment cash cows wallowing in prosperity, have since fallen by the wayside, while others are floundering to keep their collective heads above water.
Vivid, however, got right in step with Internet's premium status quo, and proudly shares the honor of keeping neck-an-neck with the established leaders.
Hello, Vivid. Goodbye to those fallen by the wayside in their pursuit to out-pace thee.

01-31-14  03:35am

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