Reviewed 2021-10-08 l Last update on 2021-10-24
Desperate Amateurs has gone through some changes since it started out as a hobby back in 2005. Over the years, it's grown to be one of the larger amateur sites that manage to update each week. It's also kept to its promised niche, and offers you a new or returning amateur porn babe in every scene, be they BJ, full-on hardcore, or solos. With chats and a natural, laid-back feel, you get authentic amateur porn with a new girl each week, streams and downloads, plus some photos and regular updates.
I've just come from reviewing a new and glossy porn site, one of those run by high-end professionals, shot in a studio with all the mod cons, and… well, you could tell it was a studio shoot that took a day or two to film. All well and good, but after something like that, I'm hankering for something like this. Something like Desperate Amateurs, where the girls are real, the camera guy chats to them before they nervously strip, and when a partner appears, all natural and sexual hell breaks loose. That's what this site is all about: natural, amateur girls filmed for our pleasure, doing what comes naturally, usually in duo scenes. Some of those duos are real couples who have come to do a sex shoot because they need the money.
The girls are varied, which is always a good thing, and there are 89 of them featured in the model index. I suspect, though, there are many more in the movies, it's just that not all of them get to the model index. There's a fair amount of happy-go-lucky chubby girls, older Milfs, a mix of ebony and white girls, some in their 20s, others older, some students and alt babes, and all of them come across as genuine and non-studio performers. The videos are shot in relaxed, homely locations, so there's none of that false glitz and glamour about them.
The site has been online since 2005, at least, that’s when the first piece of content is dated. Since then, they've been adding new movies more or less every week, and now there are over 744 of them, and new ones are still being added. You'll find them easily enough, and when you do, you see sample shots showing the main model, and then some info. Click through, and you find a viewing page with a good description and an instant stream.
Movies are presented for streaming in Flash and Mp4 format at 1500k, and there is also a 5000k streaming option. For downloading, you have WMV at 1500k (720 x 400), and also an Mp4 the same, plus another Mp4 at 5000k, which plays at 1,920 x 1,080 HD. Older movies have a 1,280 x 720 HD option. Movies last for various lengths of times. Some are over 35 minutes, while others are just five or six minutes, but that's mainly with the earlier content. These days, it seems, they go in for full-length scenes around the 30-minute mark.
Movies come with screencaps, now at 1,920 x 1,080 in size, and there are plenty to see and collect. However, some also have digital shots, and you can find them from the main menu. There are 89 photo galleries holding various numbers of images each, and these can all be downloaded in three resolutions in zip files, from 1,024 px to 1,600 px. You can save them one at a time, or you can run them in a slideshow. Either way, quality is fine.
In the main menu, you find a link to a message about bandwidth. It seems the site has a download limit of 60 gigs per day. That's plenty to allow you to download everything over one month, and probably more than enough for most daily viewings. There are no bonuses attached to the site, but there is a blog that is occasionally updated with site news. There's also a calendar showing that Desperate Amateurs intends to continue to upload a new, horny amateur babe every week into the future.
There's a nice simplicity to the members' area, which looks like it runs on a template design. Everything is there for easy navigation, though, with a search box and a category list. You're also able to rearrange the content in various ways while on the index pages, and there are linked tag words on viewing pages to help you filter further. I had no trouble moving around the members' area, the index pages are clearly numbered, though you can only jump ten ahead. The site also comes with a mobile version.
Members can rate content, add content to a favourites collection and also leave comments behind. The descriptions are in-depth and well written, and there is a good About page to give you some background. So, the members' area may look old-fashioned, but it's not basic, and it all works perfectly.
As for signing up, you have two options to consider. With the first, you sign up for one month and can access everything during that time, but nothing after it. That costs $26.95. With the second, you sign up for a recurring membership that starts at $26.95 for the first month and then reduces to $17.95 per month from then on. Whichever one you choose, there are no hidden charges.
Desperate Amateurs remains dedicated to its amateur performers, whether they be solo girls or couples. It's all about being paid to do porn, and you've got a plethora of first-timers to check out. These days it's in 1080p HD, and there is a generous download limit on videos, which is good as there are over 744 exclusive amateur porn shoots. Along with the photos and the regular updates, it's the naturalness of who and what you see that makes this site one of the tops for amateur porn.