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Vivid review

- 1st revisit

Summary: There's no questioning the glorious history of Vivid or the quality of the hardcore, lesbian and kink porn they are still producing today. With greats like Jenna Jameson and Tera Patrick along with fresh talents they have everything they need in terms of content and star power. But the site really lets them down with an unstable streaming video player and an overall poor design that makes surfing, browsing, and discovering new porn and new porn stars way too much work.

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Jerry Fritz, 2016-09-19

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Intro promises

"The leader in adult entertainment."

- 100s of hours of streams
- 1000s of hours of archives
- Swinging, Milfs, BDSM, and More!

First impression

If you've watched any porn in the last twenty years, chances are the name Vivid rings a few bells. This is one of the industry's biggest and most successful studios - with over 300 awards to show - and here they've put together a huge streaming-only collection of their DVDs, TV productions and other content. Playback doesn't look as good as on a lot of other sites but there's no denying the draw of the Vivid brand name.

Our opinion

Vivid brings a lot to the virtual table here: decades of success, top models, porn stars, and celebrities, and a huge variety of hardcore that includes sex tapes, swinger parties, taboo fantasies and even kinky BDSM and sex-ed tapes.

But for such a massive brand, the overall experience here is hard to color as anything but disappointing. The root problem here is not the porn but the delivery of it. Vivid's offering here is an online-only site that is set up to stream and nothing else.

For example, scene descriptions are minimal, they don't bother to use tags or to even tell you which porn stars are in a given scene on a DVD, and navigating through the big library is a bit frustrating overall. Add to this that every celebrity sex tape in their Vivid Celebs area is a short minute long teaser that tells you to visit another site you don't have access to with you Vivid pass to view the full tape.

The other big problem was the streaming player itself. When I tried to view any of their movies at Full HD, the playback was very choppy and pretty much unwatchable. Even the short bursts of frames that were not choppy were not what I would expect of Full HD quality.

All of this makes it really hard to enjoy what is actually a very kick ass collection of porn. I mean, these guys have the original Christy Canyon classics in here, plus tons of new releases starring petite starlets getting pounded and gorgeous lesbian babes making each other cum and squirt. Among the stars featured are chicks like Monique Alexander, Tawny Roberts, Briana Banks, Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, and Kayden Kross.


Vivid is still a powerhouse in adult entertainment but their website is out of touch. They don't offer what porn surfers take for granted and expect and with a flash video player that struggles to stream well in Full HD, the quality of their porn is not allowed to shine through. This site needs some work if its going to do Vivid and its porn star hotties any justice online.


Digital Playground is another big adult studio with an online presence, though they have done a much better job of delivering a good user experience. Their huge library features many of their DVD titles, Full HD streams, and porn stars galore.

You can also check out Anabolic studio's official site, where you'll find their famous rough gonzo porn DVDs ready to stream and enjoy.


PricePeriodRebillsAdditional Info
USD 4.95 3 daysRebills after every periodLimited access trial. Recurs as monthly subscription if not cancelled.
USD 33.97 1 month / 30 daysRebills after every period
USD 95.40 1 yearNON recurring

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External Opinions

Don't take our word for it and see what others think! We have collected a list of opinions and impressions from other sites, so you can compare them all from one place.

Name Date Score
HQ Porn Spots 2013-01-10 87.5/100
Porn Adept 2012-12-06 86/100
The Best Porn 2011-12-23 81.0/100
Name Date Score
TheTongue 2010-05-22 93/100
Free Ones 2009-08-21 8.5/10
Adult Site Surfer 2008-02-08 80/100
Total average: 85.4/100      Our score: 6.5/10

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