Beatin’ on a Budget! with HardX & EroticaX

When you consider that the standard monthly membership price of most worthwhile adult websites runs around thirty bucks, sometimes it’s not a question of trying to spend less but simply trying to get more for each dollar. It’s not often the case that a fairly new website will spring up and prove impossible to resist, but that’s what happens when you pull together an acclaimed director, today’s top female and male performers, and a slick, dynamic visual style. As AVN’s first ever female Director of the Year, Mason is the perfect person to introduce two new incredible offerings HardX and EroticaX.

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For those of you as yet unfamiliar with HardX and EroticaX, prepare yourselves for orientation! HardX stays true to its name and delivers the most intense and punishing rough sex, ass-fucking, double-penetrations, and gangbangs on the porn scene today. EroticaX, on the other hand, sees pornstars indulging in couple and fantasy roleplaying shot with a romantic atmosphere. Both sites deliver absolutely incredible visuals and prove AVN’s directorial accolade was not given in error, and see such stars as Casey Calvert, Annika Albrite, James Deen, Remy LaCroix, Mick Blue, and Carter Cruise line up to receive the most flattering close-ups of their careers. (Oh, and there’s plenty of wild fucking and sensual lovemaking, too!) And, now available for only $14.95 each instead of the usual $29.99, your first month inside both HardX and EroticaX is more affordable than ever!

THE MATH:
Combine HardX’s 109 EroticaX’s 84 scenes (all available in 720p and 1080p HD) and you get a tidy little two-site archive of 184 scenes, which might not seem like much at first, but which will reveal their true worth once played. Although the per-scene rate only comes to 16.25¢ and the discount is only valid for your first month inside this remarkable pair of sites, it’s the quality of Mason’s HardX and EroticaX work, and the dynamic performances by men and women clearly very comfortable with this director, that really makes your $29.90 easy to part with.

HardX and EroticaX might combine to make a fairly small package, but such a treasure trove of excellent hardcore this reviewer has never seen priced so affordably so early on in its rise to worldwide acclaim. Get in on the ground floor, folks, ’cause Mason’s new sites are set to force every pornographer in the land to raise their game.

HardX review

EroticaX review

Stoya & Kayden Curate Porn Collection

The problem with the current state of the porn industry is, according to acclaimed performer/directors Kayden Kross and Stoya, not always the content itself, but also the delivery, the pricing, the piracy, the web design, the attitutde… fuck, what isn’t wrong with porn today? Under the direction of these two newly anointed legends of lust, however, a vision of porn appears and threatens to demolish the status quo. Introducing Trenchcoatx.

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While the rather unfortunate name Trenchcoatx recalls exhibitionist sexual assault (a flasher’s trenchcoat), the service is far from unwanted. Hell, according to the two porntrepreneurs running the thing, it’s damn well essential. See, Trenchcoatx isn’t your average porn site. Instead of offering a huge smattering of so-so smut for one monthly price, this pay-per-view venture removes the need for a constant stream of mediocre content, instead only offering what they (Stoya & Kayden) consider worthwhile, ensuring that every scene and movie offers the viewers something they can’t find elsewhere. Titles already available include Stoya’s directorial debut, Graphic Depictions (starring “genderqueer hero” Jiz Lee and Lily LaBeau), Wide Open: Misha Cross, and Dana Vespoli’s Fluid and there are more titles on their way. Currently, all available scenes are priced at $3.99 each, a very reasonable price affordable to pretty much everyone. It’s also much cheaper than paying for a full monthly membership to a site that really only offers you three or four solid and suitable episodes each month.

Wide Open: Misha Cross

What appears to be missing from Trenchcoatx (which is admittedly still in beta) is some kind of personal interconnectivity. Stoya, in particular, has utilized Twitter as few other pornstars have, letting her voice and career bleed into articles for Vice, orgasmic poetry readings, and finding herself solidified as porn’s smarter, more business savvy “Sxxxa Gxxy”. Hopefully some kind of (how you say) les medias sociaux will arrive with the non-beta version of Trenchcoatx, something that will allow fellow perverts and porn aficionados to communicate with each other and, presumably, provide Stoya & Kayden what they need to push Trenchcoatx, a wonderful idea with a big challenge ahead, what it needs to not only survive, but thrive in the fickle world of online porn

Beatin’ on a Budget! with Exxxtasy

A few years ago, a friend of a friend was over at my place and noticed a stack of about ten DVD-R spindles sitting on top of a bookshelf. When I told him they contained digital copies of old and obscure Japanese, Korean, and Polish cinema titles, he couldn’t believe his ears. It wasn’t my questionable copyright infringement that disturbed him, it was the idea that I still kept content stored on physical discs. “Media should be streamed,” he told me, “DVDs just take up landfill space, degrade in quality over time, and are prone to damage.” I defended my burning habit: “But you can’t loan a stream to a friend or throw it into the trash if it’s a shitty movie.” Still, he maintained that streaming was the way to go, a position clearly held by the subject of this week’s Beating on a Budget, the streaming only Exxxtasy.

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Now, don’t get me wrong. If you’re a particular kind of online porn viewer, the kind that keeps an archive of, say, Belladonna’s roughest gangbangs or the complete online works of Alina Li you won’t have much use for Exxxtasy, where downloading is prohibited. Those of you down with HD streams, on the other hand, might not have seen a site this appealing for a long, long time. Exxxtasy has only just begun its assault on your bandwidth, but it’s already a large site hosting tons of high-quality mainstream porn releases that, though not exclusive, are great to see pulled together in one place. Even though Exxxtasy was already dirt cheap to access, the site is celebrating its growth with a discount that should have all you porn-streamers clamoring to think of a totes sweet username. Originally $9.99-a-month, Exxxtasy, home to titles by Elegant Angel, Harmony Films, Pure Play Media, and Killergram, among others, can now be enjoyed for a ridiculously low $4.99 (valid for your first month’s access).

Although it’s by no means a perfect site, Exxxtasy overcomes its detriments (poor navigation tools, no downloading, no photos, no Roku channel… yet) and, quite simply, makes you an offer you can’t refuse: who can pass up 1,500 killer porno scenes starring A-listers galore for a measly $4.99? Hell, I was even granted complimentary access for review purposes and I still bought one month inside Exxxtasy. And here’s why…

THE MATH:
Exxxtasy currently holds a pretty dang substantial 1,547 scenes in its archives and charges $4.99 for one month’s access. This price point means that each individual scene hits a cost of only .3¢ – that’s one-third of a single cent! What more savings does a dirt-poor porn fan need?

Bargains like Exxxtasy don’t come along too often and especially not those granting you access to a hefty award-winning porn archive starring every pornstar worth a damn over the last decade, so (personal opinion alert) I’d pounce on this one if I were you.