This site is scored on its photo content—not videos!
When X Muse was submitted for review it was suggested that the reviewer read their "about us" section. I soon discovered that they're on a mission to deliver something different from other sites. They want to bring high quality and class to the world of exotic photography rather than merely churning out slick content en masse. They also describe their models as being educated and creative women with as much to offer on the inside as they do on the outside.
XMuse has 15 videos that give you great-quality playback. There's a 5GB daily download limit though. Now, the vids aren't very long, so I mistakenly assumed that they would merely be recorded photo shoots. However, they are actually vignettes with a bit of a plot and a soundtrack.
The first one I watched has a model going up the stairs while taking her clothes off and then masturbating in a bathtub. She starts pleasuring herself while having a fantasy about another woman. The scene briefly turns black and white as she imagines herself wearing a bridesmaid's veil and nothing else while making out with a girl who is also nude except for a bridal veil. It's very romantic, even if there's certainly enough lesbian action to make it quite sexual.
You'll also find 131 photo galleries that come with high-res images that you can download in Zip files. They make it clear that they care more about quality than they do about quantity, so they choose only the best pics to be featured in each spread. However, you can also find an archive with some of the photos that didn't quite make the grade. They are displayed in smaller frames, but are still quite good.
I like the creativity in the photography here. For example, I simply loved the spread showing a girl dressed as a bride with her female lover with slicked-back, side-parted hair, a dark suit and jaunty fedora. It turns out that the bride has lacey thigh-high stockings under her dress, but she isn't wearing any panties.
Updates get posted weekly and usually involve fresh photos rather than a new video. There are links to some blogs and postings advertising photography workshops and the like. You can also learn a lot about the ladies through the model index and there's always an amusing and illuminating little blurb about each one. Overall, I like the personality shining through on X Muse and it also doesn't hurt that a membership is inexpensive.
|By: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 1483|
|Average Score: 63.9|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 131+||Pics per set: 20||Zip sets: Yes|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 15+||HD Porn: No||Streaming: Yes|
|Average Length: 5 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Download Limits: Yes
Windows (720x480; 2000k)
Flash (720x480; 1920k; streaming)
MP4 (720x480; 2610k)
Pros & Cons
-very inexpensive membership
-zipped high-res photo sets
-no bonus content
-daily download limit
-can't save favorites
- Initial review: 9/25/2010