Reviewed 2021-04-04 l Last update on 2021-10-24
Vivid has been making porn for 30 years. It's won a heap of awards for its work, and it offers movies, top stars, celeb sex tapes and its own live platform. Now, it is also part of the Adult Time Network of sites, and when you sign up for Vivid, you get to access over 280 bonus channels. From lesbians to group sex, Tgirls to orgies, this one site holds over 7,000 exclusive movies, and your whole network has over 56,300 scenes. Entry to all this costs less than $20.00 a month.
Vivid has evolved over the years to become one of the best-known and best-recognised adult sites on the net. Not only does it have its own videos and puts out exclusive productions, it's also collected sex tapes and celeb news and has a chat and cam site. It was once a network of 11 sites, but now it has developed and become even bigger. It joined forces with Adult Time a while ago, and this means, when you sign up for Vivid, you are also signing up for the largest network of porn sites operating today. While doing all of this, Vivid has kept its prices low, meaning you now get over 280 sites for less than the standard price of one membership, and there are no tricks. What you see on the tour is what you have inside.
And that is 7,048 Vivid originals and all those bonuses. More about them later, first, the Vivid experience. Let's start with a bummer. Vivid hasn't updated much over the last couple of years. At least, their collection of videos hasn't been added to, and the most recent update during my visit was dated from early in 2020. Their collection started back in 1986, and you'd expect those videos to be a bit rough in quality. They are video scenes, by the looks, and available in 360p, but have been reworked somewhat and now also come with 720p and 1080p versions for download. As you come forward in time, so the quality improves, and now, you have up to eight options for viewing.
What's remained consistent through all that time is their use of top porn stars, newbies and professional crews. The scenes are inventive and varied, so in one, you might find three hot girls playing together, and in another, a reality scene with a couple of guys and a girl. There's a bit of kink from time to time, some Tgirls and Tgirl group scenes, classic MF hardcore, threesomes, strap-on, interracial and ebony movies. It's a massive melting pot of all things hot and hardcore, and like all content in the network, it's well presented and good quality.
Vivid also now has scenes in 4K HD. Their most recent offering comes with eight downloads in Mp4 format, starting at 3,840 x 2,160 Ultra HD, and dropping down through the ranks to a tiny 160p. There are six options for streaming, too, including 4K. Streams go to full screen with no loss of quality, and they offer little if no buffering. They also run for 30 to 40 minutes each, come with trailers and galleries. At least, most of them do. There are 3,282 Vivid galleries with an average of 100 pics each at 3,000 x 2,000 px sizes, and like the movies, they are excellent quality.
It's fair to say that although Vivid hasn't added much that's new over the last couple of years, it has a lot to offer, and on top of the 7,000 + scenes of its own, it gives you network access to Adult Time. The numbers are impressive here: 56,364 scenes, 4,383 full DVDs from 287 channels (sites/studios), 40,887 image sets and a cast of 14,398 models. Among members' favourites, you have Riley Reid, Valentina Nappi, AJ Applegate and Casey Calvert. Among your channels, you have Hard X, Wicked, Evil Angel, sites from the 21 Sextury collection and Pegas Productions.
It's easy to get lost among the wealth of content, but remember that Vivid is one of the original porn sites, it's been operating for years so it knows what it is doing, and this one site alone offers you more value than most other adult sites, especially now the price has been reduced, and you can gain entry with a discount and yet still benefit from the complete Adult Time network.
One of the best things about this members' area is its filtering system. Your menus are arranged on the left in columns. The first gives you the basics of videos, DVDs, stars, images and a place where you can store your personalised paylists. There are also links to the blog, live cams and special offers. Then, there's a second menu which is for filtering. Here, you can sift the content into straight, lesbian, gay, bi and trans, find the massive list of individual categories and even select your scene quality and movies that come with subtitles.
The videos viewing pages let you add scenes to a favourites area, give them a rate and leave behind your comments, making the members' area nicely interactive. They also give you linked tag words for further filtering. I had no technical issues with the site at all. Pages opened quickly, downloads were smooth, I could jump through the streams too, and the pages are free of advertising.
This all sounds too good to be true, but the news only gets better when you look at the join page. There, you can take four-day trial membership for $4.95, but that automatically renews at the full price of $33.97 (which is still cheap for so much porn). To get the best deals, check out the one-month offer of $9.97 (also renews at $33.97) or the discounted monthly recurring rate of $19.97. For the best discount, though, see the annual deal at $119.97, which comes back at the same price and equates to only $10.00 per month. There is a cross-sale on the details page to watch out for, but otherwise, you have one of the biggest bargain access to one of the most extensive porn networks and one that stars the excellent work of Vivid.
It's easy to get lost in the wealth of porn that's available with this membership, but at the heart of it is the excellent porn from Vivid. This well-established porn company offers high-quality originals dating back 30 years. Updates haven't been happening, but there's a massive archive of reality and gonzo porn, plus access to over 280 other sites and studios, a ton of images, an all-star cast list and regular network updates. Right now, memberships are reduced in price.