You’ve probably got pretty high expectations as to what to expect from one of the top names in the porn biz, Penthouse. Time was when the magazine was stashed away on the top shelf and sold to you in a paper bag; now its online and big and glossy and full on hardcore. There are the expected features here, the ‘Pets’ collection of top girls, great photography, and now hot videos and a lot of them as well. As you would hope, the quality is good, the site is well looked after, you can get interactive and also link into the magazine. Everything you could want in a top porn site and a little bit more.
You might think that the main idea of the site would be to give you the monthly magazine but on line; that’s not what I found. What I saw here was much more like a regular porn site, with videos, galleries a model index and links to chat and dating sites. But it had that stamp of class on it as you expect from this company. It has regular updates, it has downloads and streams, good looking girls, it goes without saying, and also strong and tough male models for the hardcore scenes. They keep the Pet of the month going, the archives go back a long way and you get a few ‘extras’ as well.
The look and feel of this members' area is one of ease and professionalism; easy to use and it looks and works well. The homepage starts you off with recent update news, and an extensive left column for navigation, along with the main top menu. Across the top you can find the extras, your account details area, your favourites and so on, and then the main menu takes you to the videos, models and galleries. The left column then breaks things down into categories, scenes by newest, most viewed, what’s coming soon. The same with the pictures, and there are lists of the Pets and most popular girls, plus links to the Pet archive going back to 1973.
Click to Scenes and you find the video content set out on index pages with large images, information, search and sort options and other details. On the individual viewing pages for movies you have a stream, and the older viewer options (if you don’t want HD) and this came with a slider of thumbnails to show you through the timeline. There were also the download links where I saw up to six choices of full scenes, with clips available as well. There are then screen cap galleries to browse, more info and details, you can rate and add to favourites.
Galleries are also easy to browse with neatly set out index pages, names, titles and info. Each gallery has thumbnails, interactive options, zip file downloads, choices for image size and slideshow options. The PornStars area holds all the models and you can see girls, guys, or all, there is info and there are links to the videos, so it’s another easy way of finding content. There is also a link to Model Chat, but this was a pay to use function.
So, let’s talk numbers. When I was in the site here were 3,483 scenes dating back to 2005. These scenes, even the older ones, had lots of viewing options with full scenes and parts, and some of the full scene files were over 1GB in size, but the clips and parts, and mobile versions will have smaller files for downloading. I found the chosen stream ran nice and smoothly on a mid-range connection. The action in the videos was varied, from solo girls, to toy-play and lesbian scenes, to full on hardcore fucking with hung men with rock-hard cocks; plenty of wild action and moans and groans of pleasure; and that’s just from the viewer. There are now some videos with 3D options as well. You will see a section for this, and notes on viewing pages when this option is available.
In the gallery area I found 4,164 photo sets. These are in addition to the screen cap galleries that come with the videos. Numbers per set vary, from around 40 upwards. There are lots of good viewing options with images and the quality is fine. Actually, the quality of everything here is fine, even the older stuff, if a little bit variable. Go back to the Pet archive for 1973 and look at the image galleries and you've got stills at 790 x 530, not as big as the more recent ones of course, but still perfectly viewable. These must be scanned from the original photos and they’ve transferred well.
Updates continue to be regular here, looking at the home page and dates I’d say you are getting at least one new scene every day, sometimes four. So, the numbers will continue to grow. Overall, the quality is good, the girls are totally hot, the action is nicely varied and there are no complaints of issues from me. This site runs very much like your typical adult porn site except it’s got this touch of class that only someone like Penthouse can give.
I found the chat was to be paid for, but the Extras link in the top menu took me to some previously published letters, sex articles and site reviews.
- Exclusive content from one of the world’s top adult companies;
- Updates every day, sometimes multiple updates;
- Easy to use and the site works well;
- Very interactive and lots of good viewing options;
- A very nice price for what you get.
- Some full scene files are huge;
- Older content is not as good quality;
- The Model Chat appears not to be free or included;
- A few adverts dotted around.
Considering the price, this is a top value membership from a top company putting out top porn with top models. The quality of most of the content is just fine, with various download options, and even the older photos stand up reasonably well, considering. But the quality may vary. Other than that, and the non-free model chat, there is very little to fault with this site. You may have a long wait for downloads or even streams if you are on a slow connection, but you should find that what you are rewarded with at the end is well worth waiting for.
“Classic site from a classic company. I too found it odd that this was not a magazine site, once you are inside it looks like 101 other porn sites. But that’s ok, if you want the magazine you can take the offer to subscribe. Talking of which, there’s also an auto-renewal function on the home page so if you take a non-recurring membership, or the offers, you can always use that. You will want to!”
“Hot stuff, classy names, models we’d forgotten about preserved forever on these pages, and some of them were appearing nude before some of us were born. A huge collection, a good one, nice and varied, like the way you can fiddle with the model list so that the ladies can view the guys alone; all very nice and interactive and good value.”
“I couldn’t believe the price, all this and daily updates for so little. This really is an outstanding site. Yes, some of the files are very big and I do have the slower connection issue where I am, but still not complaining about what you get. Masses of pussy, hard cock pumping action, great looking girls. Everything you want.”
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