Review date: May 2016
If you believe that the future of porn viewing lies not in owning it -- but in streaming it just like Netflix -- then this is the site for you. Naked Sword is a one-price porn streaming warehouse which at any one time offers more than 4200 feature-length DVD titles, or 18,000 scenes from almost 140 studios. These include entries from heavy-hitters like Kristen Bjorn, Raging Stallion, Bel Ami and Corbin Fisher, side-by-side with dozens of other producers of solo and hardcore, kink, ethnic, bareback and twink porn.
For several years now Naked Sword has also produced original porn content, with a new series out every few months. Whether you're checking out the hottest new star, your favorite fetish, or a much-loved vintage title, this site is a good choice for porn connoisseurs. Although the video streams only, and the viewing quality of individual scenes can be highly variable (depending on the producer and the age of the production), Naked Sword still offers countless hours of porn that appeals to every taste.
Naked Sword’s tour presents a good overview of its inventory. The long non-members homepage has a good selection of preview clips, and the site’s search and browse features make it easy to find movies, stars and studios. There are 30-second preview clips and images for every DVD carried by the site. While these give potential members an excellent idea of exactly what’s available, there is a limit of 3-5 preview clips, after which any attempt to play a clip will send you to the join page.
The long Naked Sword member's homepage is jammed with graphics for a selection of new, classic, exclusive and popular titles. Use the horizontal navigation bar to delve into the stars, studios, and themes, along with 20+ search categories, or choose "Just Added" to get recently added scenes and titles. You can sort by newest, most watched or alphabetically by title, but there's no advanced search.
On each movie's page, you'll find a plot description, an embedded player, links cross-referencing the models with the studio and director, and the option to view individual scenes or the full-length video. One thing they don't include is the release date of the DVD.
The Men and the Action
What kinds of men are featured on Naked Sword? The answer is: every age and type. It doesn’t matter if your tastes run to tight-assed twinks, major porn stars, uncut Euro-sluts, or raunchy bears; you’ll find the men you’re looking for - and more on this site.
Naked Sword is notable for its catalog of titles from top studios like Falcon and Raging Stallion, though many of these are older releases. You'll find Lucas Entertainment’s latest highly polished hunkfest, amateur-style bisexual romps, wonderfully cheesy vintage era titles and bareback releases, too. There are many titles in every category, so whether you prefer tender love-making or intense fetish play you’re sure to find many hours of material to satisfy.
The viewing quality of the Naked Sword videos ranges from very good to just average, depending greatly on the technology used to shoot the video in the first place and the age of the original. Many of the videos are well shot, edited and lit, but lack sharpness.
Naked Sword actually has an archive of over 5,000 DVD titles, but at any one time you can access about 4,200 titles averaging four scenes, for a total of around 18,000 scenes . Eight "new" titles are added daily but "new" includes very old titles reintroduced to the public site from the archives. You can only stream the videos on Naked Sword; there are no downloads allowed.
The embedded video player for each full length title has a button marked "HD" although none of the videos actually has HD technical specifications.
Videos are available to stream in Flash, Silverlight and HTML5 formats. Most play in-brower at a default size of 920x520 or 640x480 pixels with bitrates around 1500 kbps; click "view video only" and you'll have complete control of the size.
Screens: There is a mobile version of the exclusive Naked Sword content and it's available with your regular subscription, unless you happen to be in certain European countries.
Naked Sword’s large selection of studio releases and its specialty and niche content, plus the frequent exclusive scenes, make it a destination for the porn-hungry web surfer looking for lots of variety. The site is well organized and the best quality videos look great, though most have average viewing quality. While the videos stream only and much of the content is older, Naked Sword is still a great choice for fans with varied tastes.
7 day: $19.95 (rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $29.95 (rebills @ $24.95)
Numerous bareback titles.
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7 day: $19.95
(rebills @ $24.95)
30 day: $29.95
(rebills @ $24.95)
Naked Sword is operated by AEBN and has been online since 1999.