Pros and Cons
- exclusive content
- great-quality videos
- reasonably priced
- infrequent video updates
- poor design and navigation
- no streaming option
Joshua and "e" (as his wife likes to be called and, yes, it always appears lowercase) are a mature couple who have been in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship for well over 14 years. Their site, BDSM 247, is where they document their long-lasting love for each other and their impressive dedication to the BDSM lifestyle.
They've both been in previous Dom/sub relationships, but they weren't nearly as all-consuming as their current passion for one another that allows them to bring us BDSM247. Clearly it's a labor of love, but it definitely has its quirks being a homemade site. For one thing the navigation is fairly reliant on text links, which doesn't make for the most attractive or user-friendly interface.
You'll see all kinds of bondage, ball gags, blindfolds, lots of vibrators, whipping, caning and various weights attached to e's pierced labia and nipples. You'll also see scenes where they're playing with pornstar Nina Hartley and her husband, Ernest Greene.
At the moment there are 70 videos and the last update was about four months ago. You can expect mostly great-quality playback, although the older ones are lower in quality. Some come in a full-length file, but most come in a series of clips.
The movies can be found in the section called "ex." Actually I think it's supposed to say "video index," but there's a little design glitch at the moment. You'll also find 300 or so photo sets. One thing they've done to try to make it easier to navigate the pics are the links at the top of the page for each archived year, all the way back to 2002. Still, it's a lot of text links and scrolling and there was nothing very enjoyable about browsing the collection.
Prepare to do a lot of reading. Each scene comes with a write-up, plus there's the "about us" section and other writings about them as a couple and the lifestyle in general. While some people might just be looking for pics and videos, this site is more of a look inside the life of a true 24/7 Master/slave couple, which is something that many of you will appreciate.
Something else that makes the navigation more cumbersome is that much of the content is not immediately accessible. Some of the scenes become available after three months of being a member (they call this seniority) and others can only be accessed after six months (sustaining members in their parlance). This material is clearly marked with "3+" and "6+," but I'd prefer to see them listed in separate sections.
BDSM 247 is a very special site that will engage members with its strong personal feel. However, those looking for a more general site that spends more time showing the kink than discussing it should probably look elsewhere. One thing that does work in its favor is the low cost.