Any serious pornoholic has definitely at least heard of the tube site known as xHamster.com. Most of you, I’m willing to wager, have fapped to it on more than one occasion. For some of you, it might even be your go-to porn tube site. And, if that is the case, you are certainly not alone. In fact, there are 10 million others who fap to xHamster frequently enough to be registered users. After Xvideos and Porn Hub, it is the third most popular pornographic site on the internet today.
Headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, xHamster was founded in 2007 by Alex Hawkings. The minds behind the site wanted to do something different from what they were seeing most porno sites doing at the time. Coming off of the peak popularity of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, xHamsters founders set out to create a site that was equal parts porn tube and xxx social media site.
A spokesperson for the site said of xHamster’s intentions that the site was meant for "people who wanted to chat, exchange erotic pics and share amateur videos ... to find mutual friends online and maybe discover partners interested in intimate relationships." I think it is fair to say that x Hamster has done a bang-up job of providing the platform that they set out to provide, as it has become a cornucopia of amateur and homemade user-uploaded content.
As far as the “discover partners interested in intimate relationships” part is concerned, though, I cannot speak to. I have never felt the need to resort to a porn site to find my “intimate relationships,” but I am very curious to know if anyone’s ever had any luck with that aspect of the site.
The People’s Porn Network
Along with so much user-uploaded content, though, controversy is bound to come sooner or later. With the number of people out there in the world who are sick fucks—not sick fucks who spend all day fapping in their mothers’ basements the way you are a sick fuck, I’m talking real, clinically ill sick fucks—a site like xHamster that allows its users to upload basically whatever they want was bound to become inundated with illegal and fucked up content. xHamster has not struggled in keeping up with the shifting social tides and establishing a sense of moral duty, though.
In April of 2016, for example, North Carolina enacted laws that said its counties and cities were allowed to openly discriminate against members of the LGBT community. In response to this, xHamster blocked their site from any users with an IP address based in North Carolina. You might also recall hearing about the People V. Turner sexual assault case.
To help combat the growing prominence of rape culture in America, xHamster banned all videos involving rape, including those which featured the fucking of unconscious partners. Their social and political involvements don’t stop there, though.
One of my personal favorite political statements that they made came in response to the 2016 Democratic National Committee email leak, when they offered Debbie Wasserman Shultz $50,000 to star in a porno opposite a Bernie Sanders lookalike. You know, since she already fucked him out of the election. Ah, if that isn’t fucking gold, I don’t know what is.
The Site Itself
Obviously, xHamster has made quite a name for themselves in their relatively short period of time as a xxx social media/porn tube. But does the site itself hold up to all the hype? Well, let’s take a look. From the moment you arrive at xHamster’s home page, it is hard not to be impressed by how clean and easy to navigate the web design is. With videos broken into two simple and distinct categories: hot porn videos and newest porn videos. You can also easily filter by best instead of newest and by length (which is a great feature, considering homemade videos, for some reason, tend to be significantly shorter in length).
To your left, you can easily filter search results by category, channel, or porn star by simply clicking on it. You can also combine tags together with one click—a great feature that, somehow, is glaringly missing from a lot of tube sites that I’ve browsed. Their professional studio content appears right alongside their teeming archive of homemade content, unless you specify otherwise. You can also conveniently filter the videos so that you only see straight, gay, or shemale videos. If you don’t discriminate at all in your hedonism, however, you can always activate all three.
The most annoying thing that they added was a hardcoded watermark on top of the videos. It sometimes really messes with your fap experience, when you're about to see a guy jizz on a chick's face and then...BOOM! That damn watermark "this video has been uploaded to xHamster" appears on the chick's face like a motherfucking cockblocker! Seriously, whoever thought it was a good idea deserves a kick in the balls!
As far as xHamster’s social media components are concerned, you have all the usual community-oriented features that you’d be used to on other similar sites (such as Porn Hub)—you can comment on/rate videos, add videos to your favorites, upload videos/pictures, and message users directly. One thing that really sets xHamster apart from the others, though, is that, when you click on their tab labeled “dating,” you are not brought to some sketchy third-party scam “get laid tonight” site; they actually allow you to search and interact with other users to try and score dates. Refreshing, right?
From here, you can filter search results by gender (including trans, genderqueer, and intersex individuals), sexual orientation (everything from hetero, to pansexual, to asexual), age, country, state, and city. User profiles include a short bio, photos, and videos (if they have any), the ability to friend request, subscribe, and send messages.
The only downside to this is that, and this might be expected, the pickings are pretty slim. I searched for females of any sexual orientation and age range, for example, in the state of New York, and only returned 42 profiles. Compare this to 423 men in New York, and you can start to get an idea of how fucked up the ratio is.
A Little Something for Everyone
In addition to the millions of videos and photos available to you for free on xHamster, they also have thousands upon thousands of pages worth of user-created erotic stories to choose from if that’s your thing. Read the erotica of others, write and upload your own, and comment on stories to spark discussion. It is nice to see xHamster doing so much that sets them apart from their competitors.
Maybe amateur porn is not your cup of tea and you’re sick of only being able to watch clips and excerpts from premium videos. Well, xHamster has you covered there as well. They also offer xHamster Premium, which allows you to purchase full-length premium content, one video at a time. This is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to commit to a monthly membership fee for a set length of time (usually takes a one-year commitment for most premium paysites), but also wants to enjoy a full-length premium porno film from time to time. Feel free to sign up and purchase as many or as few videos as you wish.
Combine all of these features I’ve already mentioned with the fact that xHamster also runs their very own cam site (yes, some of the models are also searchable on their dating page), and you have a behemoth of a porn community with endless amounts of content, the possibility to meet and fuck the girl of your dreams, and the ability to purchase premium videos one at a time. There are truly no other sites like it out there today.
If you are sick of your porn tube being merely a vessel for you to fap through and are ready to take on a bit of a more active role in your porno viewing life, I would definitely recommend giving xHamster a shot. It is completely free to sign up as a member (and even if you don’t you have access to all of their content anyway, save for the social media aspects). I encourage you to register and try your luck at hitting up some of the pornoholic women in your area.
Or, if you’re feeling especially daring, upload some of your own content. Just please make sure you’re uploading quality content. No more of these 10 second videos of bedsheets rustling under your humping because you’re too stupid to aim a fucking video camera. If you are going to try your hand at amateur pornography, at least have the decency to give us something worth fapping to.
All in all, xHamster (often misspelled as "xhampster", "xhanster", "xhamester", "exhamster", xhamsters", "xhams", "xhmaster", "x-hamster", "xhamter" or "hamsterx") is a well-designed site with tons of content that allows you to interact with the world of porn like never before. Chances are you could spend hours on this site and never even notice time passing. There is just so much to do there. On that note, I think it is time for me to go browse some more homemade videos. Maybe I’ll even hit up some of these hotties from my state and see what happens. Happy fapping, fuckwads!