Pros and Cons
- high-def downloads and streams
- original and exclusive scenes
- access to the entire network
- very expensive membership
- no way to keep track of favorites
- no sorting options
Have you read "The Story Of O," Anne Rice's "Sleeping Beauty" series, or Laura Antoniou's "The Marketplace" series? In those pieces of literature, the idea of a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle is discussed and fantasized about. The Upper Floor is an attempt to make such a concept reality.
In their "castle" in San Francisco, the people behind Kink.com have dedicated the top floor of their studios to TheUpperFloor. It is there they've decided to, as they say, "test the feasibility of such a place and lifestyle." So far, I gotta say that it seems quite feasible. Masters, Mistresses and slaves assume their roles and you can watch what happens online.
If you're at all familiar with this network, then you know you're dealing with serious professionals in the art of kink - these aren't some wannabes. These folks create high-quality productions with an excellent knowledge of BDSM. They also like to share this knowledge and supply information on the site about 24/7 D/s relationships.
There are 510 videos and they're updating once or twice a month. The scenes are between 45 and 75 minutes and you can download them in Windows Media and MP4 files (the MP4s can also be streamed in an embedded Flash player). You can expect high-def playback from the best version of each and they all include a set of vid caps.
You can watch a slave being house-trained and then check out a fancy holiday party with drinks, good food and a slave tied to a table with her ass in the air and her head in a box. One of my favorites includes some fire play and this scene will have you doing a slow burn as the slave gets her tender nips and pussy teased with flames.
The participants are honest and really interested in what they do - and it comes through. A great example of this is a video where two Masters are discussing what the protocol should be when the slaves are elsewhere in the house and what to do when dealing with other people from the company who are not specifically from this site.
This site has a new look and they've implemented infinite scrolling when it comes to viewing the scenes. Below the thumbnails you'll see a "more" button that loads more thumbs until it's done loading all of them and the button will no longer be visible. This is not good navigation on a site with more than 500 movies, especially with no favorites tracking or advanced search engine (curiously there's an advanced search for the model index).
The scenes are long and involved and really interesting for anyone who appreciates real BDSM, particularly slave training, but if you're still craving more kinky action, you'll be glad to know that now you can access the rest of the network of over 20 sites. They include Sex And Submission, Water Bondage and Bound Gangbangs.
The bonuses are terrific in some ways, but it's important to note that the price has gone up considerably. This network's productions are really high in quality though, so the high cost of joining is probably justified for some of you. The Upper Floor has really created something special that's worthy of your attention. You'd better obey!