Pros and Cons
- most videos come in HD
- daily updates
- great user interface
- some nonexclusive content
- no bonus content
- no advanced search engine
Penthouse is one of those magazines that was kept behind the counter. I remember sneaking a peek at it while working in my local convenience store. Times change and even adult magazines need to evolve. Now, instead of having to ask some snot-nosed clerk to pull a suspiciously dog-eared copy down from the shelf above the cash, you can simply go online. It's easier and less embarrassing this way. You can even sign up for a free preview.
The video section on Penthouse has over 3,717 scenes to download, taken from DVDs such as "Naughty Nap," "Screw The Ocean View" and "What Are You Wearing." You'll get high-def playback from the downloadable Windows Media and MP4 files whether you choose to stream or download them. The MPEGs give you a lower-quality option.
At any rate, you'll see diverse action, like many "pets" in solo and lesbian shoots. You'll also see some hardcore action from the various DVDs. The exclusive porn shot just for the site shows you behind-the-scenes footage, candid interviews and "the pets" stripping for the camera.
There are also more than 4,988 photo galleries that offer up high-res images to download in handy Zip files. The photo sets include 962 solo "pets" spreads and 1,946 solo model layouts. There are also 804 girl-on-girl sets, 1,174 hardcore shoots of horny couples and 102 group-sex shoots. You can also see the images in a hands-free slideshow with adjustable speeds.
The site has daily updates, so you're unlikely to run out of content anytime soon, but they've done away with the extra features previously included with a membership. You'll see the opening paragraphs from some of the Penthouse Letters as well as the opening parts of articles in Penthouse Magazine, Penthouse Forum and Penthouse Variations, but to read full texts, you'll be prompted to purchase add-ons. You also can order the digital or hard copies of those magazines.
You can preview the site for free, but, of course, if you really want to access the content, you need to upgrade. There are two levels of membership: one only allows you to download five videos per day, while the other gives you unlimited access. This online version of Penthouse is worthy of a membership.