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Our links page is not your usual set of links. We try to offer a set of links that are worth your time. I do not make any attempt to be canonical, I strive to find interesting sites... failing that, we'll attempt to tell you which ones that suck.

Our links are also HORRIBLY out of date. I am in the process of redesigning the whole links section, to make it easier to maintain and easier to navigate, so my apologies if you get some 404s or if the reviews are two revisions out of date.

I don't know that any porno web site is worth its admission fee, so I tend to stay away from for pay sites. If they want to comp me a day pass so I can offer a review of their site, I won't turn it down, but my eye is really focussed on the free sites .

The rec.arts.movies.erotica reading room

rec.arts.movies.erotica is the premier newsgroup for discussing adult movies. It is a moderated group which keeps the advertisers out and the smut talk high.

We, the moderators of r.a.m.e., have set up a web site for the group at http://www.rame.net All sorts of groovy things are archived there, like the FAQ, a review archive, posting guidelines, and all sorts of good stuf f... check it out!

Following the example set by Heretic's late, great alt.sex.movies library, there is an archive of postings, lists and other memorabilia which we like to call the "reading room." Check it out at http://www.rame.net /library.

The Databases

Internet Adult Film Database (IAFD)

Heretic wrote the orignal code for the most indispensable of databases: Peter van Aarle's database of performers, directors and titles, best known as the "Internet Adult Film Database."

The IAFD is to porn what the IMDB is to mainstream cinema... well, without the graphics, dedicated servers or viewer comments, but HEY! you try harder! ;-)

However, Heretic went off and was rumored to have joined the armed forces and the database fell insto stagnation. So Director and Peter joined heads at ECVS in 1998 and came up with the idea and concepts that would move the IAFD to the rame.net site. After much testing and debugging, the new site is up. Comments are always welcome: iafd@rame.net

Dunbar's Database

Farewell, old friend... your page seems to have joined the big 404 in the sky...

British Girls Adult Film Database

Imperator writes:

This free site, www.bgafd.co.uk, is a very good effort, with (non-hardocre) pictures next to performer data. Alex and the boys over there have done a great job of backfilling older data -- Given Britain's anti-porn history, this isn't a huge area and what there is is often hard or downright impossible to source and verify - but given these constraints, we believe that the BGAFD is now the most comprehensive resource available on this subject. They have a lively discussion forum there.

The Web Review Sites

There are two sites right nowthat do a pretty good job of reviewing the adult sites on the net. (The fact that they really like us doesn't hurt, either! :-)

Jane's Guide to Sex on the Net is the granddaddy (mommy?) of the web review sites. What started as a simple idea took off to be one of the foremost places to get "good" links to "good" sites. Highly recommended .

Next is a newcomer to the scene, but she likes us and has a set of credentials as long as my arm. Laura Victoria is doing her best to catch up to Jane, et al. and she's started by lo oking at us and a few of the "heavy hitters" in adult websites. We are honored and flattered to be counted up there among Playboy and Penthouse.

BritPop is a contributor to RAME who maintains raincoater.net a really great resource for porn consumers unlike any other I have seen. BritPop breaks down each studio's stable of contract girls a nd critique's them, their movies, their websites, etc. He has an arrangment with Suze Randall so he can offer high-quality high resultion pics on his site which is a nice bonus (an adult website that plays by the rules!) and very effective. A must see s ite.

N Smith's Stuff

Adult movie man-about-town N Smith is keeping himself busy by maintaining web pages for the good of the Internet community. He offers the Adult Entertainers' Fan Club Listing which is the most comprehensive and up-to-date one I have seen on the 'Net.

So that our friends are not forgotten, he has erected Web Memorials to Krysti Lynn, Cal Jammer and Savannah.

He also maintains the Internal Cumshot List which is now hosted at creampie.com (creampie being the industry term for an internal cum shot)

Director was lucky enough to meet Norris at the East Coast Video Show in (October, 1996 and again in '97 and again in '98 and in '99 and '00 we had a party!) in Atlantic City and Director says he is one of the nicest guys he's met.

So stop by his site and tell him how much you like it! We do!

Peter van Aarle's Stuff

RAME Moderator Peter van Aarle, informally known as "The Dutch Master" (because he's from the Netherlands, and is a master of porn) or "St. Peter the Lenient" provides a wealth of resources to the 'Net community. He is the keeper of the data for the < a href="http://www.iafd.com">Internet Adult Film Database. He also keeps tabs on lots of stuff around the Net. One of his more impressive feats (if the IAFD wasn't enough) is keeping up with the plethora of web sites devoted to adult stars.

Peter has written a nice set of essays detailing the Golden Age of Porn.

And while you're there, check out his listing of commercially oriented web sites...

Heretic's Stuff

Heretic's site, sniff, sniff, seems to be no more.

More and more pages are falling victom to the dreaded 404. We here at rame.net have archived and mirrored a good portion of his site, but some of it is gone, gone, gone.

Hopefully, we'll get our mirror up and running soon...

The Adult Movie Archives

The BioKeeper has set up the Adult Movie Archives, a collection of original useful information about the industry. Unlike most adult sites which are just a list of links, the AMA is a wealth of information all under one (virtual) roof.

Visit his site at http://www.adultfilmarchive.com

Adult Video News

Adult Video News has set up its site and its better than it ever was. They're trying to define themselves as the authority of on-line smut, and they do a pretty decent job at it -- mostly because they have a revenue stream that allows them to. :-).

They have four different sites under the AVN banner, and to simpplify things I'm, gonna discuss them all right here.

The first is www.avn.com -- this is the "brand" site that leads you to all others. The homepage is well laid out with ad and nav bars down the sides and some breaking news and article highl ights in the center section. The top is reserved for the AVN "brand" sites jump points and the bottom part of the page breaks up into various departments. There's a lot of places to go from this home page.

www.adultvideonews.com -- This is the internet version of their magazine. After a useless JavaScript warning (oh sure, I'm over 18...) we get a pretty conventional homepage with the nav bar r unning down the right side. The page highlights the current issue of the magazine's cover and cover story along with some tidbits from columns featured in the dead tree edition of the magazine.

www.avnonline.com -- Another magazine's online presence.I first became aware of AVN Online sometime in '97 or '98 (if memory serves) as a spin off to the "online supplements" that would occasioanll y appear in the magazine (which is where the infamous "Net of Fools" article that gutted us first appeared -- could I still be bitter?). The site and magazine is a resorce for adult webmasters -- perhaps the only print mag of its kind.

avninsider.com -- an ineresting collection of columnists who sometimes write often (Henri Pachard) and sometimes almost never (Houston). However, there's still some good things to read there... Pachard is a must read; David Aaron Clark, Tod Hunter are too.

Review Pages

Hetero Reviews

There are more and more review sites popping up on the net. The folks at rame.net maintain The Imperial Archives; as well as keeping a running archive of things posted to rec.arts.movies.erotica and alt.sex.movies. The archive is availble via the AMRI.

In addition, they folks at rame.net maintain the Adult Movie Review Index, otherwise known as the AMRI, which ties together leading adult movie review archives

Steven and Letizia maintain the "Queen of Hearts Electic Movie Page" which is designed to help couples find films they might enjoy. Their s ite has a largish animated graphic of a spinning card which slows the download time a bit, but otherwise the page is pretty straightforward.

A former site indexed by the AMRI is Cyberspace Adult Video Reviews. CAVR's host, Den, reviews an inhuman amount of films on an almost daily basis. Due to the site's popularity and traffic quotas, Den has had to go o ver to a pay format for his older reviews. You can still get the new reviews for free, but to get into the archives, you'll need to shell out a nominal fee.

As I pointed out earlier, Peter van Aarle wrote a nice set of essays detailing various movies from the Ages of Porn.

Blowfish as a weekly 'zine called "FishNet". Their lead reviewer, Greta, who also writes for the Spectator, reviews a ll sorts of adult-themed movies (and books too!).

Gay Reviews

RAD Video
http://www.radvideo.com/gayvideo.html
This is the largest online gay porn retailer (says porn critic Mickey Skee). The site has over 5,000 reviewed videos (in American NTSC format, available for international shipping) from independent reviewers, a very fast search engine searchable by up to 7 different descriptors (title, cast, director, producer, description, etc.), some free and for-pay images pages, calendars, and gay porn news and gay links page. Membership is $10 (for age verification only), and gains you access to hard-core images. E nglish only.

GAYVid
Out of business. Stiffed affiliates on payments. Domain for sale.

Wega Video
http://www.wegavideo.com/
Wega is probably tied with GAYVid for the title of second-largest online gay porn retailer. Wega has over 10,000 videos in their catalog (all in American NTSC format, and they ship ONLY inside Canada), although most are not reviewed. Their search engine is comprehensive and very quick; the catalog may also be searched via standard Web search engines like Alta Vista. No other services or products are offered; the site is free. English only.

Wally World
http://www.wallyworld.com
This is a large gay porn mail-order distributor's Web site. The number of videos (in American NTSC format, no overseas shipping) in their catalog is in the 8,000-10,000 range, none of them reviewed and only a few described. (There is an ASCII-format down loadable catalog with descriptions.) The search engine must be manually searched according to title. The site also offers sex toys and CD-ROMs for sale and has a gay links page. The site is free. English only.

Cyberos
http://www.cyberos.com
This is a smaller site whose 3,000-video (American NTSC format only, international shipping available) catalog must be searched manually according to topic. They do list some titles by releasing studio or (rarely) by popular actor (e.g., Ryan Idol, Ken R yker). The site also offers CD-ROMs, lube, condoms, magazines, sex toys and t-shirts for sale. There is no charge for the site, and they offer a lowest-price guarantee. The site is also offered in German (Deutsch), French (Français), Spanish (Español), Italian (Italiano), Portugese (Português) and Swedish (Svenska).

Porn Star Pages

Porn stars are getting hip to the Web. Most of them see dollar signs and have little to do with the running of their sites, others take a very hands on approach. Some are just set up by fans. But it is a busier world out there, and you can't hardly s wing a dead mouse than you would hit a porn site...

For additional resources, check out The Bio Keeper Archives!, Peter Van Aarle's list of porn star pages, or the ubiquitous Yahoo!...

The links that follow are just a quick "review" of the web site. I do not claim completeness. If your site isn't on this list, and you'd like it to be, drop us a line.

Porn gals doing it for themselves:

Ginger Lynn has started her web site at http://www.gingerlynn.com. Back in the day, I found the site to be very sweet and aimed at giving the ca sual fan a place to visit every so often. However, it seems to be going the way of a pay site with "unlimited feeds" and "streaming video" the curse of the porn site. I hope somewhere buried inside the members area remains what was a sweet set of pages b y Ginger for her friends and fans.

Nici Sterling has set up her own site. The main page has a nice animated GIF sequence, but the rest of the site is still a little thin. She has the typical list of items that can be purchased, as well as info rmation concerning her fan club. The site is enhanced for the latest browsers and has a Java scrolling banner. The site is pretty cohesive and hangs together well.

Ex-New Jersey-an Asia Carrera has made a site for herself -- all by herself, she tells me. It's pretty informative, very earthy and funny, has some pictures of her lovely self and in g eneral looks good. Check it out at http://www.asiacarrera.com. Tell her I sent you...

Porn legend Nina Hartley has a site set up at http://www.nina.com.now. the site is simple, but has the best graphic of her eyes (I think from the Mummy movies she did in the late 80s) -- they rival Chasey Lain's, I'll tell ya.

Also on line for the "My webmasters ripped me off" scratching post is Mimi Miyagi. So Mimi pulled herself up by the bootstraps and made her own site at http://www.mimimiyagi.com.

Ona Zee also has a page which she uses to advertise a bunch of videos and other stuff. However, the site has said for ahwile now -- "Ona Zee is tied-up right now and so is her website!" I don't know when she plans o n opening it.

Strippers cum adult stars Skye Blue and Summer Cummings have hung their shingle on the web at http://www.summerskyes.com. The site is simple but offers a good perspective on the girls. They have a picture of t hem and Jason Alexander, and I wonder who approached whom for that photo op...

"Over 50" favorite Kitty Foxx taught herself FrontPage 97 and has set up her own site. It has pix, contact info, movie availability and purchase and more. Her URL is http://www.kittyfoxx.com

Pro-Am, gal-only performer/stripper/big-bust model Danni Ashe maintains a pretty successful site herself. She was one of the first gals on the Web... Her site, http://www.danni.com, is full of nakedness -- and ads for her custom photo sets and posters.

Best move Jordan Lee ever made was hiring Nick Adams to provide content for her website, jordanlee.com. The site has a pay area, but there is some good info on the free side as well.

Movie reviews: http://www.jordanlee.com/cart/review_list.htm
Porn news: http://www.jordanlee.com/porn_news/porn_news.htm
Public appearances and dance tours: http://www.jordanlee.com/porn_news/appearances.htm.

They've also got a samples section with bio info on a few hundred performers at: http://www.jordanlee.com/samples/samples.htm By Nick's own admission, "each star has one sample pic and a short bio. It's a pitch to get people into the pay site for the full bio/filmography and photo shoots, though."

Porn guys doing it for themselves:

Jim Gunn is an East Coast guy who shoots a lot of girl/girl, most notably his Strap On Sally series... Plus, he's a pretty cool guy. Jim's active online in rame and he frequestly pops up in the PsT chats. You can check out where's he's going and where he's been by visiting his site, http://www.jimgunn.com

Cumm Brother Rodney Moore has set up NookieNet, a free site dedicated to providing his fans with something extra. Rodney takes the rare and noble position of not charging for his site... he says "You will not b e asked to become a "member". I don't feel its right to ask my fans who have enjoyed my work and provided me with an income to pay money just to look at a few pictures on their monitor."

Mike South has his own page at http://www.mikesouth.com. Being a geek masquerading as a pornstud has its advantages as Mike gets the Internet and is able to deliver some of the best never-before-seen stuff around, since he produces his own movies and his own website -- there is a wonderful synchronicity there...

Porn fans doing it for the stars:

The Pornateers -- well, they seem to be keeping themselves to IRC lately. Their web site at www.pornateers.com is gone; but they have a page plugging the chat at http://www.pornstartrading.com In addition, one of their own, Video Ed, seems to have taken up the slack in the meantime with his site, www.ve-scans.com There's a FAQ on who the PST are, pix from CES and other kewl things to keep you happy for a few hours. You can stay in touch with the Pornateers via their IRC channel #!!!!!!pornstar-trading on BeyondIRC.

Interviews

Porn star interviews are becoming more commonplace on the Net. Some are text, some are audio based. Here are some that I liked. As with the rest of my page, this list is hardly canonical.

Toby Dammit has brought his 'zine SMUT to the Web. He did the interview with Shelby Stevens which is in the reading room. You can catch the same in terview (with pictures!) at his site, as well as interviews with Sharon Mitchell, Jack Baker and others. The whole site is worth a look, especially if you like lime green backgrounds... but seriously folks, it does have a good graphic style and Toby certainly does have opinions about the industry within he works...

Jay Galt of Video Gold had interviews at Adam & Eve's web site, but they seemed to have gone away... meaning they went to VideoGold's web site! I am very happy to have fo und them, as I think they're damned good interviews, not the usual "I like missionary" interviews, you usually see...

Mail Order Sites

The best mail order site, I think, belongs to Excalibur. They have an extensive catalog (they claim over 15,000 movies), super reasonable prices and pretty quick turnaround. Their site has grown by leaps and bounds in the past six months, making it much more than just an online store. With biographies and galleries of your favorite stars (via their Porn Star Mall), to providing another arc hive for reviews by Imperator, Rog and others, to also trafficking in non-porn titles (gasp!). They host a monthly gossip column penned by RAME's own Roger T. Pipe (and to think I knew him when his name was Roger P. Tipe) along with a chat room. To get i nto some of the "naughty" areas you need to become a member. Membership is free with any order, or it is $12.95 annually. That fee is deductible from subsequent orders. Order a movie a year, and the site is free.

VideoAge, home of the 4 movies on 1 tape for $19.95 has made a splasy debut with their website, http://www.videoage.com. Features include a searchable database by title, star or item number ; competitive prices and a pretty slick shopping cart. They don't offer the extra bells and whistles of Excalibur (e.g. star bios, photo galleries, etc.) their main focus is as an on-line store and on that front their interface (and I'm a stickler for int erface) gains high marks all around. Assuming their service has not gone down and they're good about divulging when the films are edited for length on the four-packs (a frequent criticism of their print catalog in RAME) their website should supplement (a nd maybe eventually supplant) their catalog based business very nicely. Nice job.

Commercial Sites

If you're interested, you can go to Yahoo and check out their lists... after all, Yahoo is in the list business, you know...

And for a more thoughtful list, the Dutch Master, Peter Van Aarle, maintains a pretty awesome list of commercial sites dedicated to pornography...

Gossip Sites

It seems that these days you can't swing a dead cat without hitting another porn gossip site. What passes for porn gossip these days is often just press releases mixed with a smattering of transcribed phone calls. Here are ones that we visit regularly, or semi-regularly... or that we just want to promote...

lukeford.com - A site with a checkered history. Luke Ford was a sloppy journalist who came into porn and I will say single-handedly started the gossip-site revolution. People watched the site to see who Luke would take on next. Love him or hate him, Luke was a force to be reckoned with. He's wrong as often as he's right but everyone seemed to read him. He had to be taken with a grain of salt, and it was sometimes a chore to get through all of his conflicted Jewish posturing. However, in an effort to cleanse his soul, Luke sold the site and quit porn. Lukeford.com went thru a variety of owners (and a variety of people claiming to be "Luke"), none of whom had the interest in doing an investigative news site. And so it remains to this day -- now it's largely gossip or reprinted e-mails or whatever else. Scott Fayner is running the show over there now. Some of Luke's writings remain in the archives... but if you want to keep up with Luke, you'll need to visit another site.

setgo.com is where Luke, now posing as D.U.C. (Deep Under Cover), writes his take on things (with a somewhat less Jewish slant) tho he's still interested in the Mob and other unsavory porn angles.

My favorite new site is Pornblography, written by Sin Spin founder, Carly Milne. It's not really a gossip site, but its on my mind and you should read it. It rules.

Mike South has thrown his cowboy hat into the ring with MikeSouth.com; an ousider's view of the porn world. Mike is in Georgia while the rest of the porn world is in Los Angeles. You do the math. :-) However, it's a lively site as he has field "reporters" and no shortage of opinions.

The Yin to South's Yang is Jimmy DiGiorgio; director and jaded porn curmudgeon who runs simplyjimmyd.com. Basicially an opinion/personality site with news and other stuff thrown in; it's nonetheless a fun read.

Roger T. Pipe has added a daily news section to his site, rogreviews.com, where he posts info and press releases he comes across in his travels thru pornland.

The Porno News Network is another press-release repository, and they've been around sice August 2000, so they're one of the oldest. They're an excellent no-nonsense resource.

Stunning Curves is a fine site run by Kevin Moore. it's your usual mixture of press releases and commentary; but Kevin knows his stuff and the site is refreshingly free of axes to grind or mud to sling... just info for the porn fan.

The Men's Magazines

Then there are the magazines. People claim that electronic publishing will eventually prove to be the demise of traditional publishing... if these sites are any indication of the shape of things to come, I don't think paper has anything to worry about .

Again, Yahoo has the best list, and these are just my takes on some sites I visited...

I don't know if there is a more thankless job than publishing Playboy magazine in the digital age. The poor Mr. Hefner finds that virtually all of his pictures are posted to USENET the day the subscription comes... USENET is a drab place for the Playboy subscriber, since he'll find little new for stretches of time...

Hef makes a wise choice and places unpublished pictures on the Web for all to see and enjoy. The site is pretty decent overall and is meant to complement, not replace, the print version.

Other Related Stuff

The Erotica Readers Association has put a web site together, and I like it quite a bit. They have some good primers on X-Rated Videos for the Neophyte and other good stuff. It's a nice to site to lose a half hour in.

VideoXcitement Magazine has retired it's website, but there's a new one in its place, the newly rebuilt xcitement.com, focusing on the South Florida scene.

Lovenet's Naughty Sex News Headlines
Sex News from Lovenet's Naughty News page is a hilarious look at everything saucy, erotic or downright rude reported in the world press. http://www.lovenet.co.uk/sex-news/

The Illustrated Book of Sexual Records
The definitive guide to the biggest, longest, smallest, shortest, youngest, oldest, earliest, first, most bizarre, least popular, aspects of sex, including human physiology, sexual techniques and performance, the Arts, aberrant sex and deviation, the animal and plant kingdoms, Contraception & Castration, sexology, prudery, superstition, and the Law. http://www.lovenet.co.uk/records/

The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices
An education guide and reference for the serious sexologist, a curiosity and source of amazement for those interested in sex and all its variations and damning proof for the puritanical that we are truly going to Hell in a handbasket- bound and flogged. http://www.odd-sex.com/

Sexual Freedom Coalition
Promoting reform of Britain's silly old sex laws by promoting pansexual freedom, mutual tolerance and safer sex. Teaches individuals, the media and authorities to revere sexual pleasure. Encourages mutual support with and between other adult sexual freedom campaigns, sex clubs and groups. Lobbies for reforms of UK sex laws which inhibit the sexual freedom of all consenting adults. http://www.sfc.org.uk/

The Erotic Awards
Promote excellence in the sex world, and features the world famous Sex Maniac's Ball which raises money for charity. http://www.sfc.org.uk/awards/

Created: Friday, August 04, 1995, 02:25 AM