At first glance, Porns.land.com looks like it could be the tube site of your dreams (your wet dreams, that is). It is designed really well, easy to navigate, has tons of high-quality porn, and many of the featured scenes are full-length. There is, unfortunately, one fatal flaw to Pornsland. But we’ll get to that later.
From the moment I landed on the home page, I was honestly blown the fuck away. It is rare that you come across a porn tube site that is designed so well. They have used a nice, minimalistic aesthetic (which is what I always look for in site design … nothing worse than a fucking cluttered to hell porn site with thumbnails and links going every which way, making it impossible to figure out where the fuck to click) and everything has its place. I’ve been to some pay sites that aren’t even put together this well.
They’ve taken a unique approach to the traditional black background / white text, endless thumbnail layout of the porn tube site. They’ve got the black background and white text, sure, but they also took the time to add in a little bit of color where possible. The search bar, for example, is a kind of matte gray, which offsets the black background nicely, then they also have given us a nice burgundy box color for the menu bar.
Alongside all of these nice touches, Pornsland’s logo is simple yet effective. To the far left of the search bar, written in what looks to be white chalk (or maybe jizz?), “PornsLand” appears; the “L” is a white silhouette of a woman lying on her back with one leg up in the air … and her back rests perfectly atop the menu bar just below it. This is some really fucking clever design, and I have to give credit where credit is due.
Speaking of the menu bar, it’s pretty basic and helpful. Choose between “Home” (which seems a little bit redundant, since the logo also acts as a “home” button), “Categories,” “Porn Stars,” “Channels,” “Live Cams” (which sends you to The Porn Dude cams … these guys clearly have good taste), “Hottest,” “Most Liked,” and “Most Viewed.” Above all of that, you also have a few additional links for “Niche Porn Sites,” “Free Sex Cams,” (another site), “Live Sex” (yet another cam site link), and, finally, a link to yours truly. Double promotion for me, huh? Hey, I’ll take it. These guys know how to get a good rating.
Many Convenient Features
Below the menu bar, you have average sized thumbnails and they are all sectioned out into categories: Trending porn videos, most viewed, recent, a list of channels, then a list of popular porn stars. One thing I want to linger on for a second is how Porns Land lets you browse by channel.
This is super fucking convenient and something that you don’t see many tube sites doing (probably because they are scared of getting that dreaded cease and desist letter from the big-name studios. But Pornsland has balls, thankfully; not only do they feature full-length scenes from these pay sites, they allow you to easily navigate their site based on what studio you’re into.
So, for example, if you find that the majority of what you end up wanking it to is produced by Brazzers, well, go on right ahead to all the Brazzers’ videos your little heart (or dick) desires! Or, maybe you’re more of a Naughty America kind of guy. If so, no problem … just bring your browser on over to all the Naughty America content that Pornsland has to offer.
It’s All About the Girls
Sometimes, though, as I’m sure we are all already aware of, it is just easier to search by your favorite girls. She is, after all, what we’re here for (I hope). Pornsland, fortunately, makes it just as easy for you to navigate their site by model. Browse through their massive archive of ladies if you like, or just search for your vixen by name in the search bar, sit back, and watch your favorite girl do her thing (and his thing).
Pornsland was even thoughtful enough to provide stats for each of the girls, too, so it’s a little classier than just a database of cum dumpsters or something (not that you would really care either way, I’m sure). I, however, do appreciate this because I think it’s important to appreciate the girls who, let’s not fucking kid ourselves, at the end of the day, are the soul of the porn industry. Without them, nobody would watch porn. Well, except for gay guys, I suppose. So, good on you, Pornsland for adding a little bit of info. I mean, ideally, we’d have a bio there too beyond the statistical information … but, still, something is definitely better than nothing.
The Extra Mile
When I headed over the Pornsland’s categories section, I was yet again impressed by the site’s design. While some sites do nothing more than just throw a bunch of words in a list and say, “here are our categories, fuckheads, enjoy,” Pornsland has taken the extra time and effort to ensure that their entire site looks good and professional.
Each category has an appropriate thumbnail, and, what’s really fucking cool about it, each thumbnail is grayed out until you hover your mouse over it and it’s infused with color. Pretty sweet if you ask me. It’s the little things that make all the difference. Well, except for when it comes to sex of course. Then, obviously, the bigger the better. Unless we’re talking about pussies. Few things in life are better than a tight, little wet pussy.
You know, with all of the above and beyond levels of time, energy, and thought the designers of Pornsland clearly put into this site, I was surprised to see that the thumbnails, though all of high quality, do not provide a motion-based preview when you hover your mouse over them. You do at least get a screenshot slideshow, but I think we can all agree that the previews that actually show short clips of the video are hands down better.
It’s one thing to see a few pics and say, ‘yeah, okay, that chick is hot;” it’s another thing all together to see short video clips and be able to say, “Oh, damn, that chick is hot, and she can fuck.” Plus, since the precedent has already been set with other tube sites out there, it just seems like a glaringly missing feature here (especially when this site has done so exceedingly well with web design in almost every other way).
Video Watching Experience
As far as the media player goes, well, Pornsland aggregates multiple for each video. It might have been a little misleading earlier to refer to Pornsland as a porn tube site. It’s more like an index of links made to look like a tube site (although you don’t need to leave Pornsland to watch the scenes). I think a good analogy would be to think of it sort of like Putlocker, the popular movie streaming site … each film had multiple links, but you could watch any of them right on the Putlocker website, so if one was broken, taking too long to load, or down for some reason, you’d have 10 or 15 others as backups.
Pornsland has a similar setup, so the media player actually changes based on what link you are watching from. Obviously, some are going to be better than others, but I think most of it boils down to a personal preference thing at the end of the day.
Another positive for Pornsland, though, while we’re in the media player section … they are very good about picking out related videos, and they give a lot of them. Both below and to the right of the video you will find tons of related content to keep you interested and continue your endless quest for the perfect porno while the one you’ve selected for the time being continues to play uninterrupted.
How the Mighty Have Fallen
Okay, I mentioned earlier that Pornsland does have one major downfall, though. And that downfall? Fucking. Ads. Holy shit this site has a lot of fucking ads. Popups, ads when you pause videos, sometimes what you click on doesn’t even load, and you just get a popup instead. It’s really a damn shame too because this site is, otherwise, so well designed and has so much great, HD, full-length porn on it. I was this close to making Pornsland my new go-to porn ‘tube’ site. But, unfortunately, I just can’t visit a site with this many fucking ads.
Well, that was a huge fucking disappointment (words that I’m sure you are all too familiar with hearing). They have awesome videos, tons of them, great site design, but the ads ruin it. Pornsland, if you’re reading this, please consider toning down the ads a little? Your site is so close to perfect!