The 6th annual RISE Awards have been decided and the time has come to announce the winners. Before doing so, we just wanted to send out a giant thanks to everyone who voted and to the webmasters of all of the nominated sites for contributing. We received our largest response yet and it gets us excited for what the future holds!

There was a lot of great porn released in 2014 and the nominated sites bear that out. After voting was completed, we had a lot of close races, including not one but two complete ties that necessitated a second round of voting. While the internet porn industry has consolidated in the last 18 to 24 months, a lot of sites have fallen by the wayside or closed completely. The sites and networks that have remained have evolved and are getting even better at providing their members with exactly what they want.

For a complete list of the nominees, click here.

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A quick recap of how the winners were selected. The webmasters from each of the nominated sites submitted three videos they felt best represented their site and the category for which it was nominated. The voting panel (comprised of our writing and editorial staff) spent a week in conference going over each category and watching every submitted video. They discussed the pros and cons and then filled out their ballots.

Each voter selected a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category, with points attributed to each position. We then tallied the scores and the site with the most points was determined the winner. In the event of a tie, the site with the most first-place votes would take the honors. If there was a tie for first-place votes, then the site with the most second-place votes won, and so on. In the event of a gridlock tie across the board (as it happened for the first time this year), a second round of voting was completed with only the tied sites in competition. Each panel member voted for one site over the other and the site with the most votes won the award.

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RISE Awards - Twistys

Twistys

Site of the Year: Twistys

What We Said: “I have viewed enough model sites to say with certainty that Twistys has one of the largest and best collections of babes out there.”

The Breakdown: What is there to say about Twistys? It has been among our highest-scoring sites pretty much since we first reviewed it 10 years ago. They consistently produce great content with some of the hottest women in the industry. It was in a loaded category this year, as long-standing mega-sites RealityKings, Brazzers and NaughtyAmerica all impressed. BackroomCastingCouch was the only non mega-site nominated this year, speaking to their popularity and the large amount of support they received during the nomination stage.

RISE Awards - Sex Art

Sex Art

Oscar Quality: SexArt

What We Said: “The quality is also excellent. It isn’t just about sex – it incorporates the intimacy, romance and sensuality that some of you want in your pornography. The site really puts into practice what it sets out to do, which is to marry sex and art.”

The Breakdown: This is the second straight win for Sex Art in this category. In 2013, it won the RISE award for Best New Site, so they are on quite a good run. It’s easy to see why, as the scenes tell engaging stories with very little dialogue (concealing potentially bad acting performances) and exceptional direction. One of the submitted scenes captured their impressive style completely and wowed the voting panel. It featured a late-night masturbation session with a woman furiously rubbing herself, a dizzying collage of hardcore blowjob and sex close-ups intercut into the scene to drive home the woman’s intense fantasies, to a volcanic squirting orgasm.

RISE Awards - Brick Yates

Brick Yates

Amateur Site of the Year: BrickYates

What We Said: “Brick lives in San Diego and he’s very proud of the fact that all the girls he finds are local amateurs. Actually most of the guys are as well. The other focus of the site is on uniforms. And while he doesn’t always film the babes in their uniform he does most of the time, from army fatigues to cheerleader and nurse’s outfits.”

The Breakdown: Brick Yates won a RISE award last year for Best New Site, so we knew they produced compelling content. They were in a stacked category this year with amateur stalwarts AbbyWinters, Amateurity and TACAmateurs all giving strong cases. Also in the category was BrokeModel, a new site that was also nominated for Best New Site this year.

RISE Awards - Miss Hybrid

Miss Hybrid

Fan Favorite: MissHybrid

The Breakdown: Last year, this category was a dead heat between two passionate and loyal fan bases as Brandi Love snared just a handful more votes than second place Miss Hybrid. This year, the roles have reversed and the sensual UK Mistress can add another accolade, including her recently acquired Miss FreeOnes title, to her collection.

RISE Awards - Tessa Fowler

Tessa Fowler

Best Boobs: TessaFowler

What We Said: “Tessa Fowler is gorgeous. Even if she didn’t have those smooth, perfect 32GG-cup boobs. Either way, she does have that remarkable rack, so there’s even more of her to love.”

The Breakdown: In previous years, the ladies nominated for Best Boobs ran the gamut in breasts from small and perky to round and heavy. Not this year, as each of the seven ladies nominated for Best Boobs brought the big’uns, both natural and synthetic. You know it’s a stacked year when Brandi Love’s 36D’s are the smallest of the bunch. Let it be known that getting paid to sit in a room and stare at the lovely racks of Lucie Wilde, Catherine Tayler, Kayla Kiss, Kelly Madison and Mia Khalifa is a reward onto itself. However, there could only be one winner (besides those of us who voted) and that is the gorgeous Tessa Fowler.

RISE Awards - Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova

Hottest Butt: Mia Malkova

The Breakdown: While the lovely Ms. Malkova does not have a site of her own, she has appeared over 35 times on Twistys and has recently signed exclusivity with EroticaX. Each of the seven nominees, including BrandiLove, KendraLust, LexiBelle, Miss Hybrid, PhoenixMarie and RileySteele, received votes and it doesn’t take 20/20 vision to see why. In the end, the gravity-defying bubble booty of blonde PAWG hottie Mia Malkova took the prize.

RISE Awards -  Nubiles Porn

Nubiles Porn

Best New Site: NubilesPorn

What We Said: “The performers here really are top-notch and their smoking bods will have you grabbing at your crotch in no time. Combine that with stellar quality and a really great update schedule and this site is pretty much a go-to for teen porn fans.”

The Breakdown: A mega-site from the team behind Nubiles.net was surely going to be a big hit and they took the top prize in a very loaded category, which included the GirlsWay all-lesbian mega-site, the extreme euro-porn of NoBoring and the movie site FuckinHD. BrokeModel, also nominated for Amateur Site of the Year, rounds out a collection of great new sites that launched in 2014.

RISE Awards - Mia Khalifa

Mia Khalifa

Best New Starlet: Mia Khalifa

The Breakdown: Another year and another collection of new talent that has taken the porn world’s breath away. With the exception of sexy/slinky Harley Rose (HelloHarleyRose), all of the nominated performers do not have their own sites and are featured performers for larger networks. This includes the incredibly chesty 18-year-old wunderkind BustyBuffy, a.k.a Lucie Wilde, who has apparently left that site and performs mostly for DDFNetwork. If you are a member of Reality Kings, you have no doubt enjoyed the 10+ scenes shot with 19-year-old newcomer Shae Summers. When the votes were tallied, it was Mia Khalifa and her work on BangBrosNetwork that impressed the voters and took home the award.

RISE Awards - Queen Snake

Queen Snake

Holy Shit: QueenSnake

What We Said: “With tacks, staples, pins, wax, cattle prods, stinging nettles and shards of glass used in the scenes, the material is going to blow your mind.”

The Breakdown: We’ve seen some extreme things here in the name of pornography, so it takes a special site to truly shock. The audible gasps among the voting panel when Ms. Snake cooly and calmly nailed both of her breasts to a wooden plank seemingly assured her of the victory. This isn’t including the previous submitted scene from her wherein she and a friend stuffed their vaginal cavities with golden thumbtacks and proceeded to use a double dong on each other. A close runner up was FaceFucking, formerly known as Facial Abuse, which continues to excel in the physical and psychologically extreme brand of pornography that is their trademark.

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Assylum

Masterful Moniker: Assylum

The Breakdown: It was admittedly a weak year for punny/funny sitenames and possibly a sign that this once-common internet porn occurrence has passed on. The fun and enthralling BDSM site Assylum, with their fun and inventive presentation, won the votes. MommysGirl, the old/young lesbian site with a taboo bent, also made a strong case as its name reveals their brand of action in just two words.

RISE Awards - Assylum3

Assylum… again

Most Original: Assylum

What We Said: “You see, the idea here is that the girls are in some sort of asylum and these rough BDSM scenes are part of their “therapy,” which is provided to them by Dr. Mercies. But each girl requires very individualized therapy and so each scene is definitely original and unlike pretty much any other you will see, even on the rest of the site.”

The Breakdown: With seemingly every combination of niches available, it sometimes feels like there’s nowhere new to go. There isn’t any one element of Assylum that hasn’t been attempted by other sites at some point or another, but it is the combination of these elements that make it stand out among the rest. It was ultimately a close vote as Assylum received stiff competition from two other nominees. CzechHarem, a new site featuring one lucky dude and at least 20 women in every scene that runs over an hour each. Kink.com’s new KinkUniversity, the BDSM 101 course you’ve always to join, providing a wealth of valuable information and varied demonstrations. What won over the voters was the site’s complete dedication to its presentation. A new site that also received a lot of nominating votes for Best New Site, Assylum appeared fully formed; the set and costume design, the patient dossiers and patient commentary (see our Innovation award).

RISE Awards - Assylum

Yet another from Assylum

Innovation: Assylum – Patient Commentary

What We Said: “One of the coolest things I saw was the option to play a scene with performer commentary. Not all scenes have it, but many do and it was pretty interesting to watch it again and hear the “doctor” and especially the “patient” talk about the experience, their feelings about what took place, and their thoughts on BDSM and social issues.

The Breakdown: Assylum took the well-worn presentation of the pre-and post-scene interview segments commonly found on many BDSM and extreme porn sites and molded it to fit the crazed fever dream that is this impressive site. The commentaries are a combination of in-character discussions between doctor and patient along with revealing insights from the performers who give themselves over to extreme sexual and BDSM situations. It satisfies both the member who wants to truly embrace the fantasy and the member who wants to come away with something more. It’s a little twist on an old standard that adds to the overall experience.

RISE Awards - Chubby Loving

Chubby Loving

BBW Site of the Year: ChubbyLoving

What We Said: “With a large amount of content, you’re basically doubling your pleasure for the price of one membership, as long as you love mature plumpers as much as the younger variety.”

The Breakdown: Another close vote in a year full of them, each of the submitted sites impressed the panel with their brand of action. XLGirls and ScaleBustinBabes were the veterans of the nominated class, establishing their BBW bona fides with fun and sexy scenes. JeffsModels and Chubby Loving actually tied in first-place votes, but Chubby Loving’s submitted scenes won over more second-place votes and the top prize.

RISE Awards - Erotica X

Erotica X

Best Glamcore Site: EroticaX

What We Said: “With high-quality porn, this sensual site is fantastic for those looking for hardcore erotica.”

The Breakdown: Soft color palettes, slender ladies and intense, engaging action can be found on all of the nominated sites, including 21Naturals, LustHD, NubileFilms and TheArtPorn. How is it that Erotica X edged ahead of the competition? It might have been because they blend hardcore porn and sensuality so seamlessly. They give you romance and tasteful seduction, but there’s no skimping on the blowjobs and cumshots that really get us going.

RISE Awards - Fucked Hard 18

Fucked Hard 18

Best Massage Site – Female: FuckedHard18

What We Said: “Fucked Hard 18 delivers enough high-quality porn to merit a recommendation and it’s getting better all the time. Don’t hesitate to join if you’re in the mood to see some cute coeds in massage-to-hardcore action.”

The Breakdown: Massage porn has exploded in the last couple years, so we needed to recognize the sites that are doing it the best right now. It’s quickly become a very loaded category, which is why we recognized both male and female massage sites. On the female site, Fucked Hard 18, with its recognizable blue set and array of stunning 18 to 23-year-olds, took the top honors, with MassageRooms making a very strong case in the voting.

RISE Awards - Milking Table

Milking Table

Best Massage Site – Male: MilkingTable

What We Said: “After the caressing and stroking and sometimes blowing, the girl tells the dude to roll over and stick his dick through a hole in the middle of the table. She then proceeds to crawl under the table and continues to jerk and suck his meat pole until he cums all over her.”

The Breakdown: On the male side of massage porn, MassageGirls18, from the same crew behind Fucked Hard 18, impressed with their content, as did MassageParlor. While every site received votes, it was Milking Table’s clever twist on the genre by adding a gloryhole element, that impressed the voting panel. Interestingly, three of the nominated sites, including NuruMassage, SoapyMassage and the winner Milking Table, are all available in the FantasyMassage network.

RISE Awards - Girls Way

Mommys Girl

Best Old/Young Lesbian Site: MommysGirl

What We Said: “Mommys Girl brings us sizzling scenes in which older women hook up with their stepdaughters. The babes who play the stepmothers are all veteran pornstars and it’s hot to see them pass on their carnal knowledge to young cuties with less experience.”

The Breakdown: This category brought about a debate among the panel as to what type of old/young porn you were into. If you prefer “real” older women, including some into their 60s, having fun with cuties ½ or even 1/3 their ages, then the action produced by the Dutch site OldAndYoungLesbians (part of the Mature.NL network), is the way to go. However, if you prefer a more mainstream presentation, with household names like Lisa Ann and Carter Cruise, then Mommys Girl is what you’re looking for.

RISE Awards - Club Vaniity

Club Vaniity

Transsexual Solo Site: ClubVaniity

What We Said: “Club Vaniity features a true tranny star and is worth checking out.”

The Breakdown: While each of the nominated sites, including MichelleAustin, WendyWilliamsXXX and ZoeFuckPuppet, all made strong cases, it was Club Vaniity that won over the panel and took all of the first-place votes. She is a charismatic star quality that is absolutely undeniable and adds that extra element to anything she appears in.

RISE Awards - Karups Older Women

Karups Older Women

Mature Site of the Year: KarupsOlderWomen

What We Said: “Karups Older Women is a great website for people who can appreciate women in their prime who have the confidence, horniness and sexual skills to pull off great porn scenes.”

The Breakdown: For the first time in our awards (but not the last), the voting between two sites from first down to 3rd, so there were no tiebreakers to be had. This necessitated an addition to our voting process which meant going through a second round of voting. 40SomethingMag and Karups Older Women have been producing fantastic mature-themed content for years and fans of mature porn would certainly agree. Another look at the nominees tipped the scales in Karups Older Women’s favor, taking home the award.

RISE Awards - Dark Cruising

Dark Cruising

Hard Anal Site of the Year (Gay): DarkCruising

What We Said: “Overall, Dark Cruising has nasty gay action worth cruising through the darkest night or brightest day.”

The Breakdown: The second gridlock tie we had during the final voting, the intense action and sparse production of Dark Cruising was neck and neck with the well-respected hardcore of HotBarebacking. After further deliberation, Dark Cruising edged out Hot Barebacking with their overwhelming brand of man-on-man hardcore.

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