Adult Time is an endless buffet of both diverse and problematic porn

One of the downsides of paying for porn is how limited it can feel. Even when sites have thousands of scenes, the niche focus of most paid sites can lack the freedom of free streaming sites. But what if there was a site that combined the best efforts of premium and free content into one easy-to-use package? You’d have Adult Time, a porn mega-site made up of 16 main studios and their offshoots.

Is Adult Time all you need from a porn site, or is it an example of quantity over quality? Here’s everything you need to know, from cost to features to why Adult Time is probably worth your money.

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Adult Time cost

Adult Time is one of the largest porn sites, so if variety is important to you, you’ll get far more than your money’s worth. Even better, the pricing is still in line with what you would expect from any other porn site. While others are up-charging for the right to download, Adult Time offers a discount for just streaming. 

You can test Adult Time with a three-day trial for $2.95, or give one month of streaming a shot for $19.95 per month. Users who want to download have two options, each reasonably priced. Streaming with unlimited downloads month to month costs $29.99 per month, or you can save around $100 by paying $119.95 for a year up front.

Adult Time membership benefits

1) 118 individual channels with over 50,000 scenes

With over 50,000 scenes spread across 118 different channels, it’s impossible to run out of porn to watch on Adult Time. Major studios, from Vivid to Burning Angel, come with your subscription, along with a host of smaller players. While the vast majority of these channels are under the Girlsway banner, a romantic and sensuality-focused lesbian porn site, the amount of choice is almost intimidating. No matter what you’re into in the world of mainstream porn, Adult Time has it, including a few surprises.  

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2) Daily updates

Adult Time updates more than almost any site online, with at least one new video every day. Some days, the site adds up to four videos, meaning a slow day still has more content than the competition.

3) Affordable solution to streaming only vs. streaming with downloads

At a time when many sites are starting to charge an extra $9.99 to $14.99 on top of a $29.99 subscription, Adult Time keeps it simple. If all you want is streaming, you get a discount, and if you want to stream and download, you pay the standard rate for a porn subscription. This is a major plus, especially for users who travel.

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4) Thousands of performers from the ’90s through today

Adult Time uploads its own new content every week, but the vast majority of its library is made up of legacy scenes. Drawing from decades of porn across major studios, Adult Time has created a huge collection. The megastars lineup includes Chasey Lain, Sasha Grey, Belladonna, and Peter North. Their videos live alongside those featuring today’s stars like Riley Reid and Mia Malkova.

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5) Bi scenes

The porn world is overwhelmingly heteronormative, to the point where people differentiate between lesbian porn for queer women and lesbian porn for straight people. That’s why it was so surprising to discover Adult Time features over 100 bisexual scenes involving men and women together. We’ve reviewed a ton of porn sites, but this is first we’ve found that makes room for bi men. If you’re looking to explore, Adult Time has options for you.  

6) Advanced filtering options

Adult Time makes it incredibly easy to sort content by what you’re looking for. Don’t want to see the bisexual scenes? You can filter them out. Want to search for blow job scenes from just two studios? You can do that. With so much content to consume, filtering keeps Adult Time from becoming completely overwhelming.

7) Creative original content

Beyond working with outside porn studios, Adult Time also makes its own content. It’s surprising—and great—that much of the original content focuses on areas the porn world is lacking. Age of Beauty has scenes featuring older women, while Shape of Beauty features plus-size performers. The We Like Girls Project features unscripted lesbian scenes, Transfixed showcases trans performers (however, it seems mostly shot for the cis male gaze), and Lady Gonzo features hardcore scenes that put the women first. It’s a start to making more diverse content, which is greatly needed in porn.

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8) Hundreds of 4K videos

The vast majority of Adult Time’s content is in HD or standard definition, simply by nature of the site’s age. However, new content is uploaded in 4K every day. There are currently over 800 4K scenes, but given the upload schedule, that number will quickly rise.

9) Diverse performers

With over 50,000 scenes to choose from, Adult Time has more performers of color than most of the competition. The problem is that these performers can be hard to find because, for all the filtering and categories on the site, there aren’t many for different races or ethnicities. The filters that do exist don’t show you all the performers of color that might qualify. This is one area where Adult Time has room to grow.

Adult Time membership cons

1) Problematic original series

The frustrating thing about how the quality of Adult Time’s original content is how profoundly awful the rest can be. Originals like Sister Trick and Girls Under Arrest frankly suck. Girls Under Arrest is borderline rape content where police officers abuse their authority to get women to sleep with them. Fantasies are fantasies, but this content feels dangerous and vile. And while we know incest porn is a big genre right now, the coercive nature of Sister Trick makes it a hard pill to swallow. Then there is Pure Taboo, which is “fauxcest” porn.

Also, as noted earlier, even though Transfixed features trans performers, the series feels shot for the cis male gaze. Sex scenes focus on trans women’s penises and only for the sake of penetration, as if that’s the only way trans women have sex.

2) No gay content (but it’s in consideration)

Adult Time offers a lot of bisexual and lesbian content, which makes its complete lack of straight-forward gay content feel purposeful: The site targets straight, cis men first and foremost.

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3) Old porn means more racist content

Interracial porn was extremely problematic for a long time, and the problem becomes more apparent on a site featuring tons of old content. Stay away from the interracial DVD section of the site to avoid deeply offensive stereotypes.

Adult Time review: Is membership worth it?

Adult Time is unlike any other site online, as it’s a perfect blend of new, high-quality scenes and tens of thousands of classic videos. Porn is like any other streaming media industry in that as new sites open, old content gets lost. Adult Time works as both a place to watch porn and a historical record of where it’s coming from, though that means some of the older content is now understood to be offensive. 

Even if you’re not a nerd who cares about historical records of digital content, Adult Time is an affordable site with seemingly never-ending porn. No other site gives you brand-new Kissa Sins scenes and alongside 20 years of Vivid video. Especially when you consider that the monthly price is exactly what you’d pay at a place like Brazzers, Adult Time’s membership becomes a deal you can’t ignore. We just hope the site stops making shit like Girls Under Arrest. The problematic content brings down an otherwise nearly perfect porn experience.

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John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adopter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.