Pros and Cons
- high-def downloads and streams
- kinky bonus network
- user comments & ratings
- no longer updating
- advanced search only for model index
- can't save your favorites
Sadistic Rope isn't just about rope bondage. Yes, the female subs do get tied up and in some cases suspended, but there's a lot more going on. There's wax play, electro play, clamping with clothespins, spanking, caning, whipping, breath play and forced orgasms.
Unlike other BDSM sites I've seen, the performers aren't made to give blowjobs or fuck. The focus is strictly on giving them pain and pleasure through bondage. You'll see penetration at times, but it's always with fingers or toys and at the hands of one man. Every video starts with an interview where you learn about the girl's hard limits and her connection to BDSM and get a sense of her personality. After the scene is over, there's another interview with her telling you how it all felt.
Each performer has her own page in the model index that contains vital stats and links to her scenes. You can even choose to get notified when she appears in a new scene or live show. You might recognize Cherry Torn, Dylan Ryan and Bella Rossi, but there are a handful of other players who are worthy of a long look. Elise Graves participates in a scene that apparently "is not for the faint of heart and is one of the most sadistic scene[s] ever caught on film."
The 71 videos and vid cap sets are organized a bit differently. When you sign in, you end up on the Kink.com homepage, with SadisticRope pre-selected as a channel. There aren't any page numbers when browsing the scenes. Instead you'll see a big "more" button below the thumbnails that continues to load more scenes until everything is on one long page. It's not the greatest navigation, especially since you can't save your favorites, but with less than 100 scenes it's not a deal-breaker.
You can stream and download the movies in multiple MP4 and Windows Media files, the best of which offer high-def playback and you'll find both full-length files and clips. Each scene is accompanied by a few lines and I especially liked reading the comments from fellow members. You can leave your own, of course, as well as a rating.
You never used to get any bonus sites, but now you get access to the rest of the network, which allows you to check out more fetish/BDSM sites, like Hogtied, Device Bondage and Water Bondage. You also have a couple sites with Transdom content.
In the end, the quality of the porn is outstanding and the bondage will leave you riveted, but Sadistic Rope is a bit expensive if considered just on its own. And since the collection is no longer updating, it will never really grow into its price, although for many folks the bonuses probably could make up for the lack of growth.