Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
Some of the net's most beautiful imagery
Many, many US models you've heard of.
Some files back to 2003 and beyond
Zip files in many sizes for most sets, some up to 3000k.
Many videos now in 720P
Good layout and consistent navigation
Many of the best US models in the industry have their roots here.
Very good variety of models, most of whom have exceptional proportions.
The download process isn't bad if you aren't trying to download every image on the site.
It seems like they may be rescanning older 35mm sets in higher resolution when they re-release them, but I can't tell for sure.
Some content goes back as far as 2003. That's ALOT of images.
No cross selling!
For the price, you can't go wrong. (Part of why I rate them so high)
Site seems a bit slow to load compared to others
Recycling of old images cheats number of new releases.
Only 1 release per day and almost ALL of them are re-releases. (Less than 1 new set per week)
Quantity of new releases really seems to be dropping (Quality is good, though).
No original dates on sets so you can't tell if it is old. Chance are very good that it is.
Older videos in 480P or less and with no original dates for the models, you can't tell until you click down.
Mostly solo scenes with a few very good girl/girl softcore scenses (good because the girls are usually into each other and not just standing there.)
No boy/girl scenes that I recall.
Very few toys....but a reasonable number of fingers.
Good mix of outdoor and indoor scenes. These guys love sunlight (a very good thing for the images and girls, apparently) so many of the indoor sets are actually set up outdoors.
Nothing hardcore, but if you are the type that likes "unobstructed views", there are a lot of those.
Sorry, but I can't just bullet point this one. There's somehow more to it. As a frame of refgerence, my taste is for well done images.
This site has an ambiance about it that is somehow different from the the other, mostly european softcore sites. One of the fun things is looking at how the girls are transformed from the initial Audtion shoot. When they come in, they are good looking and trim. For the shoots, most are OMFG awesome! Now, it takes a good model to make this formula work. A good recent example of this is Amber Sym. In the audtion shots, she is hot, with a well toned, cheerleader type body. In the photo sets, she is simply ungodly beautiful.
Many models shoot stills well, but are really awkward in videos. The folks at DD (I still want to call it DDG) really know how to shoot video to bring out the grace and beauty in a girl. There are dozens of examples like this.
Another thing this site does is understand what the typical male, um, comes here for. I think the word I would use to describe these types of sets is Inviting. The models are aware of the photographer and use that element to tease or play with the camera a little in a very subtle way. Imagine if a really hot girl said to you "Hey, I'm going to take my clothes off and maybe fool around with myself a little. Stick around and watch if you want because that makes it more interesting for me." It is subtly different from how the European sites do it. "Flirt" sets even have th egirls talking at you...but sometimes less is more. Very good directing on the photography team's part.
Most of the sets include an ample number of really nicely (as in tastefully) done close-ups. And sometimes there is a tiny bit of Astroglide..I guess..in the right place to make things more interesting. It seems somehow more personal...sharing...inviting than the "girl frolicking in the woods" shoots you see elsewhere.
Another subtle thing that makse the experiance nicer is that there is very little cross selling or other advertising going on. This is a freestanding site, so you get what you get. It just seems so much more respectful of my time and privacy to NOT be mentioning that there are also sets of this girl on the blah-blah-blah sister site. (Compared to, say, Met-Art, that accosts you with ads for sister sites.) I guess the reason they don't have more cross-selling is because nobody else does some things the same way that they do. Kudoos for both.
Once a set appears (or re-appears) they are placed into specific categories that you can browse through. Categories include Dreamgirls, XXX Stars, Young and Fresh, Flashback, Interviews, etc. This helps if you are searching for a particular look or Genre, but it appears that they are not producing a lot of new material for many of these categories.
Now that you can tell that I'm clearly enamored with the models and photography, let me tell you a few of the more frustraing things about this site.
It is slooooow, mostly slow for pages to load. Downloads seem to be about average in speed. Not sure what that is about.
As I mentioned above, many of the older sets get recycled, apparently more than once. I don't have a major issue with that as many sites do it, but this site passes them off as new every time they come back around (sometimes multiple times). Fricking QUIT THAT! Introduce them in a different category and include the original dates for the shoots as well as the original dates for the models introduction to the site. Yes, some of the sets are the best they've ever done and deserve to be re-introduced (take a look at Alyssa Lovelace, for example), but re-datestamping them is just plain wrong. It destroys the model timelines and, at best, seems deceptive.
And here's another thing. As I looked back through my 12+ year collection of DDG/DD images, I noticed that a lot of material from the late 1990s and early 2000s is no longer there. Some of it is big-hair and bushy, but a lot of it is completely timeless. You should consider putting more of the images back on the site in the appropiate area so your subscribers can enjoy them.
Ok, bottom line. If you are into softcore, this is absolutely, positively one of the sites to visit as there is over a decade's worth of material. If you were here less than a year ago, there is not much new content, but it might be worth it to visit for the new lower price.
-2000x3000 resolution on latest photo sets
-Around 720 of those photosets are 3000px.
-Around 540 720p videos
-updates once a day video every 5th update.
-Older sets 1600x1024 or under.
-Around 1900 of the photosets are 1600px or under.
-Around 500 videos are 420p.
-Videos have music.
-Majority of pictures are in the outdoors with natural lighting which I'm not a fan of but is personal taste
-Video links expire when using download manager. Makes downloading videos exponentially time consuming.
Based on the latest 3000px photos, technically the photo sets are well shot and composed. Personally I'm not a fan of the lighting. Most photosets are outdoors and most of the indoor sets have natural lighting from outside through the window. This might be a plus for some but for me it is not my style. I prefer the controlled lighting and indoor scenes.
Based on the latest 720p videos, the videos have a hazy dream sequence look to them. The videos have a music track to them. Both of which are not my style. Aside from that there are interviews with some of the models which are always a plus.
Search is done by broad categories hair color, breast type, shaved/unshaved, styles(wet,girlfriends, backstage, xxx stars etc). You can organize sets by publishing date or rating. There is also a checkbox for hd only so you only see 720p videos.
The models are more playboyesque type of models and they are photographed in that style. If you are looking for this style then this site is worth a try for the price offered. If you are looking for the amateur girl next door style this is not it. Whether or not you like this site depends on what style you like.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
05-13-1201:14pm (Update History) Reason: had a chance to download site.
HD 720 videos ( average 5-10 minutes in length )
Zipped Photos ( 100 average per set )
Great Search Engine
Nice pretty look to site.
Amazing women most are stunning,
Unique Content !
Site says Not Download manager friendly,
Getting to download to many steps.
Navigation is oldschool hard to use.
Inconsistent file format.
No bonus sites.
I have not done a review in over 4 years on this site, since then some things are better like 720p HD in many of the videos. However the formats are varied and some scenes are MP4 some WMV some DVX, flv etc. But most have cells phone formats. So thats good an bad
I was happy with the amazing women that continue to bless this site. The site has migrated to better quality of shots. The pics are amazing and great quality. But again the sizes vary making inconsistent downloads in video and pics alike!
The site remains a quality site in that they stage and film very well and the concentration seems to be on this. I signed up with an 18.00 discount price, normally is 29.95 . lots of pornstars and scenes appear unique to this site. I loved the new talent that is only seen here first.
Why if they do not allow download manager do they make it so hard to download a file. To many steps for this. Should be easier since they limit the use of other software. Navigation is ok at best and remains a sore spot if you are looking for something use the search, problem is if you have no idea what to look for it will not be fun just to try and surf the site. Many videos are absent quicktime support anymore.
Toads Take :
I joined because of the discount I got, I would not have otherwise done so. The site has not changed to much in 4 years, It was a pain to use back then and is now. However all that said the women and scenes are stunning and there is a good amount of content at a guess 500 plus videos and more sets of photos the site makes it hared to figure out how many they have, which ads to the pain in using it.
But I digress, the women are amazing and nice rocking hard bodies along with natural and implants alike. The age is from about 18- 35 from what I could tell. They use good backgrounds and the only complaint is the music sometime goes on and on way into the masturbation scenes very distracting but seems to be more the exception.
I would say join for the porn and women, but be Leary about the access an be prepared to spend time clicking and clicking and clicking to download.
They do need to get their formats in order and have the same formats for every videos. Nothing like clicking on a video and it was not Mac compatible glad I do not have a Mac as some would not show without proper codecs.
( update 5/13 2012)
After addressing my own concerns with this site I changed 80 to a 78 to fit in the average site areas.
After downloading the entire site at a huge time consumption.
Comparing the entire site :
More then not I found models with no videos, and many old poor \quality videos maybe a 1/3 of the collection old and grainy. No attempt seems to be made to improve anything older however the site does not claim any kind of quality standards. Most photo sets were from good to outstanding.
I have to say there has to be a better way to download.
1. pick a model
2. pick the scene
3. Click the icon
4. save the file.
If the site was faster this would not be as much and issue and the limits set for downloader make users stuck to their pc's. I realize they are trying to save bandwidth, and the site is not all that fast to begin with. I like that the site has original content and smokin hot models. But the site experience was barely ok. If it was not for the photo's being very good I would have rated it lower. I tend to see this site as more a photo site then video. I do have to say the lack of consistency makes video downloading like buying a grab bag and hoping it turns out well. Some Icons for videos were duplicated by some script error as much as 30+ times. And names were often not what the video says. I hate to be so critical but as I said previously I had a much better experience with this site years ago.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- Good camerawork, lighting
- Great quality pics, and HD videos
- Multiple video formats
- Lots and lots of very pretty girls
- Large archive of material
- Frequent updates
- Many well-known models and porn stars
- Excellent value
- Slightly random selection of codecs for past videos
- Too many thongs
- Some fake boobs
- Not enough teasing
- Possibly too slick
- Slightly formulaic material
- Tagging and search sometimes lacking
- Not really any model details, stats etc
The esteemed tangub's recent review is excellent and gives you a good idea of the stats and type of material here, so I'll try not to repeat that and instead be quite subjective.
I joined mainly for the videos here, which have the level of explicitness that I like; some teasing, undressing, before masturbating; either with fingers or toys. The lighting, camerawork, atmosphere of them is very good (some may find the shadows too arty, but I don't mind), but my main problem is that they are a little too formulaic. The large majority of the videos go like this; ambient music as the model cavorts/gyrates in lingerie; often backlit and/or wind blowing through her hair; slow-motion and crossfades; then the music dies out and the model takes over, showing no shyness at all about pleasuring herself for the camera, underwear discarded (but heels inexplicably still on, why do they keep doing that?).
It's actually not a bad formula - they are produced very well and the girls seem fairly genuine, but I'd like to have seen a bit more variety; more teasing, more undressing from clothed, different lingerie styles, a bit less slow-mo and soft-focus. The category of videos I enjoyed the most were the flirt - where the model talks to the camera and teases; and perhaps also the toys - not generally my interest but it provided an angle.
The girls themselves here are stunning; a mix of well-known US porn stars and models, some familiar East European girls, and some amateur first-time models. Again, it's subjective, but I found myself pining for at least a little imperfection; although arguably guess I found it in the ones that have fake boobs - the focus is on natural girls and enhancements aren't in the majority, but still more than I'd expect given how often Mr Hicks states in the shoot notes how he prefers a natural look.
There's also, of course, a huge library of photo sets, going back many years. Although the models are biased slightly towards the 19-22 range (I prefer at least a little older) I found more sets that I liked than expected. The Flashback section is quite amusing, showing his earlier Penthouse era pics of girls with lip gloss and big hair; a contrast to the more subtle style and more natural looking girls Mr Hicks employs now. I did find a few inaccuracies in the search; eg when looking for unshaved models and finding shaved sets; but overall the search/browse options are useful. One minor niggle though, was in the models's profile page there is no info and sets don't seem to be in any particular order; some models are popular here with material from multiple shoots; it would be good to see it in date order.
So, a tricky one to score. It's an excellent site and great value; the material has a good level of explicitness and if I was being more objective, this would get a 90, and higher if I really connected with the content. As it is, it didn't grab me quite as much as I'd predicted; I do like glam material, but with an angle of some sort, which - other than lots of stunning girls - I don't see much of here. If I had to compare it to any other sites I've visited, I guess the centrefold glam theme places it closest to Holly Randall; DD is possibly more slick, but Ms Randall gets a bit more flirt, a bit more cheekiness from the models, so she keeps the edge for me.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
No regional pricing
Lots of exclusive content
No download limits or DRM
Browse photos online in a choice of up to 5 sizes (800, 1024, 1280, 1600 & 3000px) or view slideshow.
Zip download but only in the largest available size for each set.
Latest videos have 6 download options, H.264 format in HD720p, 480p, 260p and Mobile plus WMV in HD720p and 480p. Streaming also available in high and low quality.
Some of these are not really cons for me but may or may not be for others depending on your personal preferences:
Unfamiliar billing processor but no problem with the cancellation process for me.
Content may be too softcore or too artistic for some tastes.
No file sizes listed for zips or video downloads
Those with a slow connection or struggling for disk space might be disappointed at the lack of a zip option for the smaller sized photo sets.
Many of the photo updates are years old recycled sets simply re-released in a larger size. (These photo sets usually have a maximum resolution of 1600px)
The sequence of photos in some sets seems mixed up.
Some non exclusive content.
This is the site of glamour photographer J.S.Hicks who has been taking photos of beautiful women since way back in the 80s and whose work has been associated with names such as Playboy and Penthouse. I’ve been a member here a couple of times before but not since 2006 and although I’ve been a big fan of his photography certain issues with the old site such as the DRM and meagre download limits as well as constantly recycling old photo sets as new updates had put me off going back until now when I was tempted back by the special offer price of $9.95 for a month Thankfully the DRM is long gone and I didn’t hit any D/L limits but I did recognise that many of the photo updates are recycled enlarged versions of sets I’ve already downloaded prior to 2006.
Ignoring the recycled sets I did manage to find plenty of new models and content which have been added in the last 5 years since I’ve been away. The site now boasts a collection of over 800 models and I found many of my favourites here including Ariel, Faye Valentine (Reagan), Georgia Jones, Jana Jordan and Shay Laren to name a few. They have a well organised model index where you can easily find all the photos and videos of your favourite models or you can simply browse photos or videos separately and sort them by date order or ranking. The content is also tagged with some of their dozen different category listings such as Dreamgirls, Young & Fresh, Toy Lovers, Girlfriends or Ethnic if you wish to search the content via a specific niche and you can refine your model search within the niche by hair colour, boob size or shaved/bush/landing strip. You can also rate the models and create a favourites list.
The photos here have more of an artistic feel to them than your usual glamour site often making use of natural light and shadows to create some dramatic effects. Also they don’t go overboard with the airbrushing so the pictures tend to have a more natural feel to them than the artificial looking glossy pics you get at some glamour sites. Overall I was highly impressed with the quality of the 3000px photo sets. The only slightly annoying thing for me was that sometimes the sequence of pictures seems muddled and doesn’t always run in the expected order from clothed to naked. A prime example of this is the July 1st update of Malena Morgan, she starts off wearing a sexy white see through lace dress with matching bra and panties underneath, picture 27 the dress is off and she’s removing the bra, pic 29 the bra and dress are back on again. Pictures 52 and 53 she’s almost naked and removing her panties, pics 54 and 55 the bra, panties and dress are back on again. Is this the deliberate intention of the photographer? Surely not?….or is it just laziness on the part of the webmaster not ensuring the photos are uploaded in the correct order?
The site also has a collection of 787 videos to date, 407 of which come with an HD option. When searching the video library you are able to check a box to include only HD videos in your results if you so wish. Most of the videos I’ve watched so far range from around 8-12 minutes in length and usually feature the model in a slow sensuous striptease accompanied by music followed by masturbation session. As the model begins to pleasure herself the music fades away so you can hear her moans and groans. You can also find some videos featuring sex toy use and some girl/girl videos although these are in the minority here. The 1280x720 wmv option I chose had a bitrate of around 3400kbps. On average 8-9 new videos added per month as part of the daily updates.
Extra features include the Daily Word, over a thousand desktop wallpapers, backstage features, talent search, forum and a Twitter feed. Overall a highly recommended site for fans of solo glamour photography especially if you can grab one of their special join offers. If I go back in another 5 years I wonder if they will be recycling all those 3000px photos I just downloaded in a bigger size again?
*Newbie reviews and ratings don't count toward a site's overall score/rank until the user reaches the Rookie status level (5 points). This rule is needed to help prevent fake (or heavily biased) profiles and reviews.
For a while they had an offer of $9.99/month. But that apparently expired.
I was just a member, and they sent me an email inviting me back, at a special price of $24.99/month, which is their regular price.
PU offers a discounted price of $14.95/month (recurring).
(Automated programs sometimes don't make a lot of sense. It's nice that they have a automated program offering a special price to former members. But when the special price turns out to be the same as the regular price, you sometimes wonder if anyone is asleep at the wheel driving your machine.)
Why do they have a captcha when you want to check the balance on your gift card?
You have to enter the number of the gift card.
Then you have to enter the captcha.
Who the heck is going to use this service to steal something, or play games, or whatever. Why add a captcha, when some of them are so fricking hard to read, you have to enter the captcha several times before you guess it correctly.
If I were God, I'd design to world to suit me better. First, I would assign 100 of the most beautiful girls to satisfy my wants. Then I would increase my wants to satisfy those lovely girls.
I just found an email promoting the current price reduction at Digital Desire so thought I'd just post a quick comment here to spread the word. It does appear to be a general price reduction available to everyone rather than just a promo for former members. I'm probably not ready to join again myself as it doesn't seem that long since I was last there but it's a great site for anyone who might be into solo photo or video content.
Just signed up here, with their $9.95 offer which finishes tomorrow (allegedly, at least). Review to follow, but first impressions are good... it's very glam, penthouse-style material which isn't for everyone - but sometimes I like it, and it's good quality and lots of it. No hardcore, but plenty of photosets and masturbation videos featuring lots of popular models and porn stars. What you see for free on the site is indicative; and you can't go wrong for $10.
The special got me to try this site out for the first time.
I have seen beautiful models. But the navigation is one of the worst here. Watch4beauty is a glamour site whose format I'd like to see this site use; or at least a magazine style set up.
Looking through; I really don't like how they dont have a chronological search option.( to look for the newer sets that offer the hi rez option. I have to hunt for the sets I want to see under the alphabetical model setting. There are yet later sets with small rez photos which I don't know if someone would want to look at that. But that said, please at least make the navigation easier so the member does not have to spend time hunting for sets like on an easter egg hunt. The navigation is one of the most convoluted I've seen- Its my third day and I still really don't know where all of the great models sets that I saw on the tour are.
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