As I’m sure you are already well aware, there is an infinite amount of porn sites out there on the web today. Even if you spent all day, every day, browsing every porn site that exists, you would never run out (kids, please do not attempt this at home). This is because there are new sites that are created every single day.
That being said, so many of the free tube sites out there are basically the same. They have small differences here and there, different branding and design, some are much better than others, but, at the end of the day, most are just sites that host hundreds of thousands of videos, clips, and/or pictures.
It is rare that you come across a porn site that does something different, a site that really thinks outside of the box a bit. A site that provides a unique experience for the user. Because of this, so many tube and porn aggregator sites tend to blend into one another. Even I, a porn expert, sometimes confuse some of these sites when I think of them. Did I see that video on Porn Hub, or Youporn? Maybe it was Redtube? I don’t even know, they’re all, more or less, the same! What’s more, many of them even feature the same videos, even further blurring the lines between them.
This, however, is not a problem with Pornmd.com. From the moment you land on the home page, it is easy to see that this will not be your typical tube or aggregator site. Well, that’s because it isn’t. It’s not quite a tube site or an aggregator site. Porn aggregators often resemble porn tubes—pages filled with thumbnails of videos to choose from—the central difference being that aggregators don’t actually host the videos on their site, they link to the tube sites on which they actually exist.
A porn tube hosts content directly. And they are often user-supported, so much of the material that they host is uploaded from the site’s users themselves, as opposed to sourced and loaded by webmasters or something.
Porn MD, on the other hand, is something entirely different. I suppose you could call it a porn tube aggregator site, in that you can directly tap into all of the biggest tube sites out there, all on PornMD. Or maybe calling it a porn tube search engine would make more sense. Essentially, they aggregate the top tube sites and, more importantly, allow you to select which tubes you want to browse, all conveniently from PornMD’s site.
This is completely unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the world of online adult content. Maybe that’s why they call themselves PornMD—like a surgeon, they suture all the great tube sites together and, therefore, cure you of your need to jizz. The result? A sort of Frankenstein’s monster of porn. The good people at PornMD are doing God’s work.
But, unlike Frankenstein’s monster, PornMD doesn’t look haphazardly put together or freakish. The site is immaculately designed, clean, minimalist, sleek, and easy to use. I’ll be honest, it is a little bit disorienting at first. As I mentioned before, tube and aggregator sites have sort of set a precedent for how they tend to appear—immediate access to thousands of video thumbnails, black background, often red text, maybe a list of categories off to the side. PornMD casts all this aside and gives us something completely different.
Beautiful and Unique Site Design; The Google of Porn
First of all, you have a bright white background with tons of negative space. Not a single thumbnail to be found on the home page. It seems like Porn MD took a lot of influence from Google, actually. Bright colors against a white backdrop, with nothing but their logo and a search bar in the center.
Let’s talk about the search bar for a moment. It’s pretty straightforward and simple. Which is precisely what I love so much about it. You can type in whatever keywords you see fit, then choose between videos (default) or photos. You can also select whether you want to search only straight content, only gay, or only transsexual. It would be nice, I’m sure, for those pornoholics out there with more wide-open tastes, if you had the option to select two or all three if you wanted, but I’m not losing any sleep over the fact that you can’t.
PornMD also has their own version of Google’s famous “I’m feeling lucky” option. It appears at the far-left corner of the search bar in the form of a dice to have PornMD generate a random search term for you. I tested my luck and rolled the dice and PornMD typed “Party” into the bar for me and threw me into tons of videos of parties turned orgies. Nice, looks like I took a gamble and it paid off.
Another innovative element of the search feature is that you can choose between either letting PornMD show you every video that meets your parameters or just videos on a particular tube. The way that you choose this, too, is really cool. Hover your mouse over the PornMD logo and every tube site’s logo that they aggregate from will magically splay out where the solo PornMD logo used to be. The rest of the site will move down ever so slightly to make room for this new floating menu.
Now, you can choose between a sizeable list of some of the biggest names in the porn tube industry: Pornhub, Redtube, Youporn, Keez Movies, Tube 8, Spankwire, Extreme Tube, Xtube, PornXS, and, of course, Porn MD if you want to continue searching all of them. Select a single tube if you want by clicking it, that logo now sits where the PornMD one sat before, right above the search bar, centered on the page.
Fun and Unique Features
I can’t believe we’re this far into the review and I haven’t even conducted a search yet. But there’s one more feature of the home page that I want to discuss before we venture on in. So, I’m sure you’re familiar with how most tube sites categorize their thumbnails on their home pages, right? Most popular, trending, maybe a list of featured porn stars? Well, PornMD has that as these categories as well. Right under the search bar, you’ll find them in the form of hyperlinks.
This site does you one better, though, and features a “Live Search,” which brings you to a page where, in real time, the searches other users are conducting scroll upward as they occur (kind of like the text in the Star Wars intro (but waaay dirtier); any of which you can click on. This is a great feature to include for the pornophile suffering from a bad case of fapper’s block. You can even filter the live search by country and sexual orientation. Pretty cool stuff.
Now Let’s Look at the Site Itself
Okay, so let’s finally get down to business and conduct our search. I went with “Party,” since PornMD knew what I was in the mood for better than I did. Now the site is starting to look more like your typical tube or aggregator site. Thumbnails that are centered, with filtering options to the left.
One thing worth noting is that Porn MD defaults to an infinite scroll model for search results, as opposed to your standard page-by-page site design. But (and this is a huge but), they give you the option to turn infinite scroll off! In case you prefer the classic page-by-page browsing method. This is fucking brilliant. Every website should come with this many interface options.
Again, though, PornMD impresses. You can choose how the thumbnail results appear (either gallery mode or list mode), which is a feature I never knew I wanted, but now love. Also, the filtering options are really fucking awesome. Filter for sexual orientation, length (0-50 minutes), video quality (all videos, or HD only), Virtual Reality (all videos, or VR only [so cool]), date added (only find videos added in the past 24 hours if you want), and source.
Two Tiny Qualms
There isn’t much to critique when it comes to video playback or anything like that, since clicking on the video brings you seamlessly to the source site (Redtube, Pornhub, etc.). I only really have two complaints when it comes to PornMD: 1.) there are a couple of ads that appear to the right after you conduct your search, and 2.) I would like to see a way to toggle between homemade and professional videos in the filtering menu; really, just more control over narrowing the search down by category.
I’m going to forego my usual rant about ads because PornMD’s ads are relatively few and aren’t invasive. But, also, it appears as if you can make them disappear by switching your search results from gallery to list mode and leaving infinite scroll on! So, there’s a little life hack for you.
I fucking love Porn MD. They have diagnosed problems with similar sites that I didn’t even know I had and have cured them. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever use another tube or aggregator site again after spending a little time with PornMD’s easy to use, beautifully designed, innovative, and fun site. As a matter of fact, I think I’m gonna go spend a little more time there. I highly recommend you do the same!