Pros and Cons
- great community experience
- hundreds of updates every day
- mostly good-looking videos
- many short movies
- costs extra to download the movies
- mostly nonexclusive content
I've got numerous hobbies, including comic book collecting and being a gym rat. I think my raunchiest hobby is self-evident, since it eventually got me this job as a porn reviewer. However, I think My Dirty Hobby is more vanilla than most people's. At least that's the impression I got when I checked out this community site.
The members of MyDirtyHobby form an online community unlike any other I've seen. You can befriend users from across the world, as with most community sites, but that's only one aspect of what you can do here. You can also check out countless amounts of user-submitted content. That content, in case you haven't figured it out, is all very naughty.
There are amateurs posing nude, having lesbian, straight and group sex, people who masturbate with and without sex toys, kinky BDSM scenes and so much more. Interracial, double penetration... You name it! If there's a kink you prefer, this site has everyday people like you and me posting more videos of it than you can watch in a month.
You get a whopping amount of content, with over 349,349 movies and more than 235,083 photo sets. On top of this, there are hundreds of new scenes being added every day. A ton of that material is in German without any English subtitles since the site is maintained by Germans, but you can translate the site into English or Dutch. The only things that don't translate are the scene titles, write-ups and dialogue, because those are provided by the users.
Being user-submitted, the quality is a little all over the place, but I was surprised to see that most of the movies looked good despite that. They can only be streamed in an embedded Flash player, though, and if you want to keep them you have to buy them.
The reason it's set up that way is so that those who submit their own porn can make a commission. This makes it a cross between a VOD site and your typical amateur community porn site, but you'll be pleased to know that all the movies you purchase show up in a section you can access again and again without having to repay for them.
The same can be said for the photos and you can technically save them in Zip folders. I say "technically" because you're charged per image, so if you want the Zip option, then you have to pay for the entire set. Like the movies, they vary in quality, but I did spot numerous high-res shots.
Approximately 30% of the material is exclusive and I'm betting it's the content that looks like it was filmed with quality cameras. Some people also submitted actual pornstar films that you can find on DVD sites. I guess they're trying to make a quick buck, because while the quality looked to be worthwhile, the cost of some of them is quite high.
It's obviously random as to how much a movie or pic costs, but I'd say you get charged about 110 tokens (or "DirtyCents" as they're called) for every minute of footage. Most users seem to apply a fair increase or decrease to that amount depending on how high the quality is, how hard the action is and how long the movie runs. Those nonexclusive DVD scenes I mentioned run as high as several hundred thousand tokens for only parts of a scene.
The pics are rarely more than 99 tokens each and given how most of the very popular members charge only 50 each, I wouldn't be surprised to see those numbers drop accordingly. Tokens are also used for chatting with amateur performers in live cam sessions where you'll see a common price of 99 to 299 tokens per minute of public chat.
Most of the models are German, so communication is a bit tricky. However, I noticed many of them flashing their breasts and giving blowjobs to dildos in the public portion. To take the cam girls private, it usually costs an additional 200 tokens per minute. With cams clearly labeled with SD, HQ and HD, it's easy to find cams with perfect fluidity and picture quality.
Navigating the movie and photo collections is harder than you might like, but pretty reasonable given the type of site this is and how friggin' huge those collections are. You can search the last week's and last month's most popular updates, as well as use the latest videos and latest photo sections to view everything added in the last 30 days. However, anything older than that requires you to click on a profile and view the users' submissions.
A few features make filtering the content easier, though. There's a search page, but it's really a gigantic advanced search that lets you browse by hair length and color, boob and/or penis size, ethnicity, whether they're male, female or couples, and tons of sex acts. There's also a category search that focuses more on the type of action in the vids than what type of models are in them. You can also search users who submitted content by the country they live in.
You can purchase tokens in three different batches, but the price per token is the same for each. With this type of site, there are obviously no extras, but it's debatable as to whether you even need any. One thing to note is that the more you spend, the higher your chances are of getting an extra 15% off tokens when you next buy a batch. VIP status (although it's unexplained how you obtain it) gets you an extra 25% off.
This is the longest review I've ever written for you guys and gals and, if you haven't noticed, there's really nothing negative to say about the site. With that in mind, you'll love My Dirty Hobby if you enjoy adult online communities and amateur porn and/or cam sites.