Twistys offers the gentler side of hardcore porn

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Explore the softer side of hardcore.

Adult sites are known for pushing the genre to the limits, but Twistys offers a kinder, gentler brand of porn. Focusing on solo, lesbian, and non-extreme hardcore scenes, this might not be the most prominent site, but it sets itself apart. In an industry that’s always discovering new edges to walk, the simplicity of Twistys is a refreshing change.

Free porn sites might have convinced you that ponying up for your NSFW content is a thing of the past. But if you want to the best the industry has to offer, you’ll need to open your wallet. So is Twistys worth your money? With so many options, it’s hard to tell, but we’ve researched for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the pros and cons of subscribing to Twistys.

What does a Twistys membership cost?

Twistys is a premium porn site, so you’ll need a membership to start watching. Porn memberships can be expensive, but the longer you commit to subscribing, the better deal you’ll get. Paying month to month will cost you $29.99 every 30 days, or $359.88 per year before taxes. But why pay more than $200 for the price of a year-long membership when you can get a whole year of access for $119.99? Even the basic three-month membership is a better deal, giving you essentially a free extra month. If you’re not planning on just downloading a bunch of content, it makes sense to bundle and save. And if you do plan on downloading you’ll want to keep reading on.

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Twistys membership benefits

1. Great mix of scenes across multiple sites

Twistys offers 12 sections on different sites, each with its own theme. The classic Twistys brand is for solo masturbation scenes. When Girls Play, Turning Twistys, and Mom Knows Best focus on lesbian scenes. Twistys Hard and Feature Films are where the site keeps boy/girl or boy/girl/girl content. The other six sections aren’t regularly updated but still contain a wealth of legacy content. With sections devoted to European models and iconic performers like Nicole Graves and Anette Dawn, these sites are a great way to explore Twistys older videos.

2. Over 10 years of content

Twistys has been around in some form for over a decade, with its oldest video dating back to 2003. There are over 8,500 videos on the site, with more added every few days. Purely from a historical standpoint, it’s fascinating to see how porn has changed since 2003. When you’re done seeing what’s new, take time to appreciate the vast archive.

3. Diverse performers

Unlike much of the competition, Twistys has been hiring performers of color for a long time. If you go back into the archives, you’ll find diverse scenes from the site’s inception. The overwhelming majority of Twistys performers are still white, but it’s nice to see a company with a history of making diversity part of its business model.

4. Updates every two days—usually

We say “usually” because the site’s output has slowed down in March 2019, though not dramatically. Rather than updating every other day, the site has been updating every three to four days. Occasionally, however, the site updates more regularly. In December 2018, Twistys updated 17 times. Eventually, a slow month evens out.

5. Great for couples

Looking to watch some porn with your significant other? When it comes to porn for couples, few sites are as friendly as Twistys. With scenes focused more on sensuality than gonzo porn, this makes a great first porn experience for people new to adult content. Anal is relatively rare, as are gagging, choking, or rough sex. Instead, you get steamy, X-rated action that’s focused first on fantasies and pleasure. After watching extreme modern porn, switching to Twistys might be an abrupt change of pace.

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Twistys membership cons

1. It’s extra to download

Twistys membership costs are in line with average porn sites, but there’s a catch. The standard membership just includes streaming. If you want to download a movie for later, you’ll need to pay an extra $9.99 per month. That adds roughly $120 per year to the cost of a membership. Oddly, this just seems like it’s going to encourage people to subscribe in the short term and download a lot of content at once. But if you’re a downloader, this could be a deal breaker.

2. No 4K

All of Twistys current content is shot in beautiful HD, but it’s just standard 1080p HD. Unlike many high-end sites, Twistys has yet to make the jump to 4K. Your hard drive space may be grateful, but for the cost, it seems like they should start shooting Ultra HD. You should also note that because of how long the site has been around, much of the oldest content was shot in standard definition. It’s almost like watching porn on VHS.

3. Some dead sub-sites

There are 12 sites on Twistys, but not all of them are updated. Given the staggering number of updates per month that Twistys makes this, isn’t a major deal breaker. But if you fall in love with the content on one site, it might be a bummer to discover it’s later been closed.

4. The two-day trial renews at a much higher price

The two-day $1 membership seems like a great deal, but if you let it renew without canceling, your membership will bill at $39.99 per month. That’s $10 more than the standard rate. If you like trial, contact customer service and ask for the standard rate.

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Twistys review: Is it worth subscribing?

Considering that the market is overflowing with hardcore porn, the sweetness of Twistys is a welcome outlier in the industry. Sometimes it can be difficult to watch extreme porn with a partner, especially if they’re not already into the kinks on screen. Twistys provides a gentle, safe place to explore the multifaceted world of porn. You’ll never have a night ruined by a scene that gets too rough, but the action on screen is still hardcore enough to feel naughty. If you don’t mind streaming all your content, Twistys is a great deal.

It’s frustrating that Twistys charges for downloads. Especially in a market where so many people don’t pay for porn, it feels short-sighted. But Twistys content is high quality, and there’s a staggering amount of it. That’s to be commended, and at least you know where your money is going.

For couples looking to get into watching porn together, Twistys is a perfect starting place. Once you’ve explored the softer side of hardcore, you can move on a more extreme site after. However, if you’re old hat to the world of porn, don’t be surprised if Twistys feels a little soft. This is the gentler side of a hardcore genre.

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