I'm almost reluctant to call Bright Desire a "for women" site because it's kind of for everyone. Unlike many sites that claim to have a feminist slant on porn, this isn't about being pro-misandry or anti-establishment. It is certainly different than what comes out of Porno Valley and other adult industry Meccas (and rightfully proud of it), but only because it wants to offer a touch of art, some realism in its sex and be less misogynistic than the mainstream porn scene.
Some may find that the site is hypocritical in its anti-mainstream pitch considering there's a whole section dedicated to mainstream hardcore (wonderfully titled "Under the Bed," which is where I'm sure many of you hide your hardcore porn). However, this is because it's trying to appeal to everyone without forcing people into camps. It's okay to love hardcore, softcore and art – you don't have to choose one over the other.
One thing I was pleased to see that beautifully proves her point ("her" being Ms. Naughty, the site's creator and videographer) is the inclusion of guy scenes. There are no "straight" or "gay" labels among the 74 movies and 59 photo sets. If you like looking at guys masturbate, it's there. If you want to see real couples having sex the way they do in real life – but filmed in high quality by a pro camerawoman as opposed to a grainy, stationary webcam – then it's there, too.
There are women masturbating while previously recorded narration documents what gets them off, interviews with the models, award-winning film shorts and more. Some of the shorts have college humor in them, but many don't even reach the level of softcore porn. It's an entertaining and always artistic change, but keep that in mind if all you want is nudity and sex.
At first glance, it looks like you're getting twice as many movies as I listed. This is because the HD movies are treated as separate videos instead of just being another viewing option. Also, I should point out that all the movies labeled HD are actually good-quality SD files. Every movie comes in several files, but the "HD" MP4s are always your best bet. The MP4 streams need to load before you can advance them.
The photos are in the "under the bed" section. While there is supposedly a pictures category via the dropdown menu, the reason a separate photo section produced by Ms. Naughty is listed at the top of the page is because it only takes you to where the screen caps are grouped together. The hardcore pics are always either low or medium-res shots with perfect lighting and clarity.
Ms. Naughty also provides you with erotic stories, porn reviews and articles. The site only launched in December 2012, so it's too soon to tell when new material is being added. You can filter by month, but note that anything linked to a previous month was merely when she created the scene during her career, not when it appeared on the site.
About 70% of the content is exclusive and everything not found in the "under the bed" section was either created by Ms. Naughty or she at least had her hand in its production at some point in time. Her vision makes Bright Desire quite a unique porn experience that is worth checking out.
|$19.95/30 days, rebills at $9.95|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 59+||Pics per set: 70||Zip sets: No|
|Pic Res: 912x684||High Res: No|
|Number of movies: 74+||HD Porn: No||DRM protection: No|
|Average Length: 5 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Condoms: Some||Download Limits: No
MOV (640x360; 277k)
Windows (640x360; 953k)
MP4 (1280x720; 2432k)
MP4 (1280x720; 1976k; streaming)
Other (640x360; 1311k)
|Independent Biller(s):||Zombaio, CCBill|
Pros & Cons
-mostly exclusive content
-cheap monthly rebill
-unclear update schedule
-streams must load before advancing
-no zipped photo sets