Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Fast downloads with no limit
Very unique, quality material
Good model selection
Video resolution could be better
Bare minimum user interface
Infernal Restraints is a bondage site that is somewhat like sites you may be familiar with from Kink. Kink's Device Bondage site is probably the closest to it. But Kink's sites are comparatively more "glam". With Infernal Restraints all varnish is removed, it is darker, and significantly more creative.
You can tell a lot of prep work goes into each scene and a lot of custom made devices are used. If you are interested in BDSM type material what's on offer is of high quality and unique.
There are currently over 330 scenes available & include pictures in a single zip file. Older updates are available as a full video or broken up into scenes.
The oldest videos are lo-res 640x480 15fps @ pretty low bit rates. They are available in rm and mp4 formats. The rm format is the better choice and look much better. I suspect the mp4 versions were created from the rm. This accounts for about 30% of the videos. These were shot prior to 2010 so I think can be forgiven for being low-res, though it would be great if they could be remastered.
More recent videos are 720p but with bit rates of only 1900kbps they could look much better. These are usually available as HQ mp4, HQ wmv, and low quality MP4. Generally the wmv has the higher bit rate and is the slightly better looking option though not always. These account for about 44% of the videos.
The most recent videos are 720p MP4s @7500kbps. These look good but not great. We're almost into 2015 now and I think it is a problem to still not be offering 1080p videos. One new scene is added each week.
Download speeds were always excellent and there are no limits.
The site's UI is really bare bones. You can do text searches but that's really it. It functions, but it could be much better.
The site costs $65 a month which is way more expensive than almost anything else out there. If you like this genre and have not been a member before I do think there is enough quality material to justify a join. However for everyone else or for a recurring membership it's not really justifiable. If they gave access to all their sites I think it could be, but not as is.
There is a cheaper option though that is worth doing. The site allows you to join via gift cards of varying amounts. For example you could buy a gift card from Target.com for say $25 or whatever seems reasonable to you and have it delivered via email within a few hours. You can then enter that gift card into the site and it will tell you how many days of membership they'll give you for it. For $25 dollars you may get 2 weeks or something. Your gift card will not be used unless you agree to the offer. It's still not an amazing value but it does give you the option to get access to the material at a lower price point and may well be worth it to check the site out and grab the updates that interest you.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
- 290 scenes
- Updates weekly with the addition of one scene
- Innovative BDSM ‘tools’
- Good mix of mainstream and fetish models
- Supports download managers
- Fast download speeds
- Photos available
- Very expensive
- ‘Captcha’ on signup can be annoying
- Need more file resolution options
This site is definitely NOT for the faint-hearted for three reasons: first, this is probably among the most intense BDSM sites available today, second, the price has to make it one of the most expensive porn memberships today, and third, some of the newest scenes come in at over 3GB in size.
If you like BDSM and are familiar with the Kink.com sites, then think of this as a mashup of Device Bondage and Sex and Submission with the ‘nasty’ factor turned up. The site uses a lot of innovative bondage tools and devices, many of which appear to be made rather than bought. Each scene is between 30 minutes and an hour long and has several ‘chapters’ where the bondage is changed. (Like other BDSM sites, the scenes also include an interview where the model makes it clear that she consents and can stop the scene.) Most of the scenes occur indoors in a dungeon setting, though there are also some scenes shot outdoors. Production values are very good. Many, but still a minority of the scenes, feature some kind of sex act, either oral or vaginal. There is some anal play, but I’ve yet to find a scene with anal intercourse. Since the site is about BDSM I accept that the sex is secondary.
The site has a mix of mainstream models who dabble in fetish stuff (Sasha Knox and Hailey Young, for example) and models who specialize in fetish scenes (Wenona, for example). The models are all under 25, most are petite and with very few exceptions all are Caucasian. One good sign as to how the site treats the models is that there are several who make repeat visits to get abused.
The site currently has 290 scenes available with one new scene being added weekly. As should be expected, the oldest scenes (uploaded in 2006) don’t have the same video quality as the newer scenes. Most scenes have download options for resolution and a few offer different file types too. The most common file type is mp4 though a lot of the older files that say they’re mp4 come in as .rm. The newest uploads have two options for resolutions. I went with the highest which is 1280x720, 7500kb/s and 23fps. An issue that many may have is the file size, which with some of the newer uploads can exceed 3GB. That’s a lot of data if your ISP imposes a limit. The lower resolution is intended for mobile devices and comes in at 480x270, 1400kb/s and 23fps. The obvious problem with this is that there is a wide chasm between the two sizes that really should be bridged with a third option.
Photos are also available as zips but not as singles. New photos are 1200x785 while the older ones are obviously smaller.
Site layout is simple but effective. It looks and functions a lot like a Kink.com site if you’re familiar with them. You can either have a ‘full’ or ‘brief’ view of the scenes on the page and selecting a scene opens a page where you can stream or download the scene and download the photos. There is also a fairly detailed description of each scene which is useful.
The site allows download managers and doesn’t appear to have any download limits. Download speeds were good.
Logging in requires the username and password be entered each time as well as a two-word captcha. I found one of those ‘words’ was always easy to read, but the second was much more difficult and often caused me to fail to enter it properly. When that happens you go back for a second try but you need to enter your username and password again.
The 800lb gorilla in the room is whether the site is worth the $65 price. Part of me says that it is because the production costs here have to be much higher than a more usual hardcore site. With the more mainstream site you hire a woman and a man and pull out an old leather couch and you can make a porno. No so here. I’m guessing that the models here get paid a premium to do this work and the bondage equipment can't be cheap to buy or make. So in that sense, it might be worth the exceptionally high price. Arguing against the high price is that other BDSM sites must have similar costs and can manage a more reasonable price. Sites like Kink probably have better economies of scale, but this site can’t justify a price that’s double what the competitors are charging. Also, this site has some ‘sister’ sites (Sexually Broken, for example) which appear to use many of the same models, sets and equipment but charge less than half what this site charges.
I know this is a personal thing for me that others don’t share, and I didn’t include this as a con or include it in the score, but I really wish fetish sites put up more behind-the-scenes videos. With so many of the bondage setups used on this site being innovative I’d like to see some of the technical bits of getting the model into them.
If you’re into BDSM that pushes the limits and can justify spending the money, this is site that is worth a visit. With the price as high as it is though, this won’t be a site that I join once in a while to get updates.
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wow !!! Lots of content ...mostly high quality video and pics. Original content and some is just plain odd. I had to laugh at one scene with a girls head in a bottle with a jumping frog. What kind of weird crap is that? Anyway, this is certainly a one of a kind site. Real weird stuff. Bad news is its a bit of an organizational train wreck, which sucks for an expensive site. Sometimes pictures sometimes not. Download "all" does not really download all pictures sometimes. Sometimes you can preview before downloading zip file, sometimes not. Some video files are great, some are not, and some don't even run. Sometimes you can see 85 pages of content, sometimes you can only see 12 or 13 for some reason.
So a real mixed bag. I don't regret giving it a shot, but I won't be back. Too expensive for too many problems. But I have to admit this site is in a content world of its own. Not so sure that's good, but it is real different.
Wow, I mean I realize it probably costs a ton to get these models to perform, but $65 a month? That's three months access at some of these network sites. There has to be at least one bondage site that is half the cost, but I have to admit by looking at the previews that there seems to be a limitless supply of original content here.
good thing I'm not a bondgage fan at all, I'd hate to have to pay these prices.
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